Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Small Talk

What do your answers tend to be in response to small-talk questions like these...

1. Tell me about yourself.
2. How are you?
3. What are you doing?
4. What kind of music do you like?
5. Are you alright?
6. What's an avi like you doing in a place like this?
7. Would you like to play?
8. Are you busy?
9. May I join you?
10. How do you like (Second Life, this place, etc.) so far?

And of course...

11. Wanna fuck?


And what kinds of small talk do you engage in? What do you ask?


Repost.  http://gotvirtual.net/community/threads/thats-what-she-said.772/page-13#post-30078





Here's a problem with some of the more basic (and banal) Small Talk, in addition to Lum's laundry, especially if there is no real follow-up plan:


Small Talk

1. Tell me about yourself.
a. What? Why? 
b. You first./After you. 
c. Um, er, uh. 
d. What do you want to know? 
e. Did you read my profile? 
f. Have you got a month?
g. There's nothing to tell.

2.How are you?
a. Good, thanks, and you? I'm, good and how are you? (Beware the inattentive loop.) 
b. I'm well. Every day vertical is a good day. ;-) 
c. I'm depressed and bored and tired and this sim is laggy. 
d. Fine thanks *raised eyebrow* 
e. Do you really want to know, or are you just making small talk?

3. What are you doing?
a. What does it look like? 
b. When? Are you asking me out? 
c. What are you doing? 
d. Why?!?!? Can you see me?!?!? 
e. None of your business. 
f. Having sex. 
g. Learning to play a variety of musical instruments with nothing but the power of my mind. 
h. Nothing. I'm soooooo bored.

4. What kind of music do you like?
a. Stuff that's on my iPod. 
b. Depends. 
c. Um, er, uh. 
d. Whatever you like. 
e. Anything loud with lots of guitar riffs.
f. Blues and technotrance club stuff.
g. Just about anything that drowns out the small talk.

5. Are you alright?
a. Why do you ask? 
b. *puzzled expression* What?
c. Does it seem like something is wrong with me?
d. I think so.
e. Where are you from, again?
f. Better than alright...I'm smokin'!

6. What's an avi like you doing in a place like this?
a. I am not an avi. I am a free woman! 
b. *silence, just staring at the monitor in disbelief* 
c. Why, am I not welcome?
d. Is there something wrong with my avi?
e. Seriously? 
f. Piss off.

7. Would you like to play?
a. No. 
b. Yes. 
c. I have no idea. 
d. What did you have in mind? 
e. Tiddlywinks? Scrabble? Twister? Be more specific!
f. You need to go away now.
g. Sure if you need a pitcher.

8. Are you busy?
a. Yes.
b. No. 
c. It depends. 
d. Most likely. 
e. Quite possibly.

9. May I join you?
a. Yes.
b. No. 
c. Um, I don't even know you. 
d. I'm with someone right now. 
e. I'm glitching. 
f. I'm sorting my inventory and/or building. 
g. I'm washing my hair. 
h. No, I prefer my own company. 
i. I'm on Adult land, so you'll need to be age-verified. 
j. Yes! Awesome. My friends and I will fire up the spit/set up the cross/bring out the gimp. 
k. You'd better check with the missus/hubby/master/mistress, that's his/her seat.

10. How do you like (Second Life, this place, etc.) so far?
a. I'm sooooo bored. 
b. It's laggy as hell. 
c. It's full of assholes. 
d. I dunno. 
e. It's nice, I guess.
f. I like it. It's fun and there's lots to do and see.
g. Fine or I wouldn't be here. 
h. Pretty damned good actually. 
i. *IM window closed right about now and about to click the mute button*

(Also, see Lexxi's responses below.) 

The question becomes, if you start from there, where are you gonna go from there?


Small Talk

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