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|>>|| No. 414690
Maybe this should go in /emo/ but I don't know.
If any of you saw the recent QI episode (S15E09) 'Christmas' you may have found the part at the end when 1/2 of the audience suddenly stood up to sing carols, a bit of Christmas fun and joy.
As an audience member in the other half, I can tell you, it was anything but. Whilst many genuine audience members appear to be smiling, I can assure you, the sudden mobilization of that many people without due warning has left me paranoid and scared.
I was trying to make a GIF in Linux but it didn't work and now I'm too drunk for command line bullshit. Have a look at the photo attatched, this is moments after the 'salut' of the so called 'choir'.
Whilst many people in this picture are smiling (this is early on in the act so much of this smiling is smothered in ignorance) you can see that many people are highly concerned. One woman has even gone Super Saiyan. Remember, they covered this shot over with 'laughter'.
I'm not on any social media, so how do I reach out to other people effected by this?
|>>|| No. 414823
I've not seen it, from the pictures I'm guessing the middle section of the audience stood up and the rest (including you) didn't? OP, they we're probably briefed before you arrived or when you went for a shit. From what I understand TV audiences are coached all the time, the "APPLAUSE" sign being the most well known example. You had a panic attack.
|>>|| No. 414841
OP had a panic attack because people around him stood up. I bet he will have seizures when he takes the bus.
|>>|| No. 414857
It's not just having people standing up around him though, is it? It's being suddenly pushed to be more than the passive observer you were expecting to be while on cameras that'll be recording and put onto the internet and whatnot. I can sympathise with that.
|>>|| No. 414858
If I play a game of football I must accept the risk that someone might pass me the ball.
|>>|| No. 414859
I sympathise with OP. Forced mass participation is awful. I went to an anti-Donald Trump protest around this time last year, and I was all fine and dandy being a passive observer, but then someone got on the microphone at the front and said that everyone should hug the person next to them to trump Trump's hate with love. I had to leave. I've done the same thing at church sometimes when forced to do the "peace be with you" thing. Ghastly.
|>>|| No. 414861
It is what we call an analogy. My point is you would expect this kind of event to occur at a recording of QI. They do audience participation like this all the time. Not every time, and not this specific event, but often enough something similar would occur you should be aware of the possibility.
If they got up and sung during question time you are right to at least be confused, if you were triggered by people doing it during a football match, you are too sensitive for society.
|>>|| No. 414862
It was a stupid analogy because QI is a thing where spectators watch teams playing a game and so is football however the OP was a spectator and not in either team despite your analogy placing him midfield.
It's not unreasonable to expect to be warned if audience participation was going to take place, and not unreasonable to be surprised if it happened unexpectedly.
|>>|| No. 414864
This thread boils my piss, I feel like this thread is a watershed moment for britfa.gs we've gone from 'Anon is not your friend' to OPs acrobat hugbox.
|>>|| No. 414866
No you don't. an anology is a Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar. what you want is is something so plainly vulgar and obvious as to cease to be a metaphor.
If someone said to you, 'there is no such thing as a free lunch' you would say, "we aren't having lunch? and it wasn't free? what are you talking about? I don't understand!"
|>>|| No. 414867
>It was a stupid analogy because QI is a thing where spectators watch teams playing a game and so is football however the OP was a spectator and not in either team despite your analogy placing him midfield.
|>>|| No. 414868
Would you expect audience participation during QI? Probably, may or may not happpen. It has happened in the past though.
Would you expect to be passed a ball in football? Probably, may or may not happpen. It has happened in the past though.
|>>|| No. 414869
The spectators of one spectator sport are not analogous to the players of another spectator sport. They're analogous to the spectators. You'd have had a point if you'd said something about the fact that football spectators often sing and chant, joining in that way, and that shouldn't be too surprising but I've been waiting almost an hour for that to click and you still haven't thought of it.
|>>|| No. 414870
I would think that anyone who goes into QI not expecting to participate hasn't seen very much QI.
|>>|| No. 414871
A spectator is not an analogy of a spectator, they are too similar. You lack a basic understanding of metaphors.
I know it would exactly be like playing a football match and being suprised someone passed you the ball.
|>>|| No. 414872
Football spectators are analogous to QI spectators. And their players of one with the players of the other. You lack basic sense.
|>>|| No. 414877
... I'm starting to get the impression you're just reusing a taunt someone recently levelled at you.
|>>|| No. 414880
OP wasn't forced into participation, though. He wasn't in the section of the audience that stood up.
He literally sat near some people who sang carols.
|>>|| No. 414886
Not really. Not only does the QI audience have non-zero points, they've won five episodes.
|>>|| No. 414890
You wouldn't go to a women's tennis match if you are triggered by moans, screams and grunts now would you, lad? This is your fault.
|>>|| No. 414907
Has anyone ever been at a pantomime where the actors come off the stage and start creeping about the aisles or handing sweets out and that? It definitely unsettled me as a child, I think partly for reasons I share with the OP, and partly because fourth wall breaking in a theater is just stupid. I can already see the fourth wall we're in a massive theatre and your sets keep wobbling and I can see you right there on the stage.
The point of my post got away from me fairly quickly, but I could have lived without Christopher Biggins throwing a curly wurly at me.
|>>|| No. 414910
>The point of my post got away from me fairly quickly, but I could have lived without Christopher Biggins throwing a curly wurly at me.
I bet you love that. I bet you beat yourself to it every night while you finger your bum. I bet you want to be 5 again and get a right old rodgering with a curly wurly.
|>>|| No. 414911
Curly Wurlys aren't as big as I remember so I don't think they'd quite have the impact Biggins would be looking for. Plus it'd melt. Logistics mate, think about it.
|>>|| No. 414993
Sorry I haven't posted any updates in a while. This anxiety is crippling.
I think I might have some sort of mild PTSD from the experience.
I am meeting a lawyer next week (can't really afford but have a credit card) to discuss possible legal action. My m8 says it's a waste of money but I figure I should try.
Question, should I mention to the lawyer(s) that I was on acid at the time this all happened? Could that effect the outcome of things?
Appreciate all your support guys. It's really helping me hang in there.
Sorry about the lack of GIFs.
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|>>|| No. 414999
Assume those are the odds for me winning something from this. Will let you know what the lawyer says on Monday.
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