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>> No. 414690 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 6:06 am
414690 Anxiety Following QI Audience Participation
Hello everyone,

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?
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>> No. 414823 Anonymous
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 1:05 am
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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 Anonymous
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 7:05 pm
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>>414823
OP had a panic attack because people around him stood up. I bet he will have seizures when he takes the bus.
>> No. 414845 Anonymous
3rd January 2018
Wednesday 8:15 pm
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>>414841
Yeah I want to be sympathetic, but come the fuck on.
>> No. 414857 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 11:30 am
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>>414845
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 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 1:04 pm
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>>414857

If I play a game of football I must accept the risk that someone might pass me the ball.
>> No. 414859 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 2:05 pm
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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. 414860 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 2:25 pm
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>>414858
He was there to watch the match, not play.
>> No. 414861 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:01 pm
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>>414860

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 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:07 pm
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>>414861
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. 414863 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:15 pm
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>>414862

Then you are really as much of an oversensitive child as OP aren't you.
>> No. 414864 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:17 pm
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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. 414865 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:18 pm
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>>414863

At least I know how to make proper analogies.
>> No. 414866 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:26 pm
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>>414865

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 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:30 pm
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>>414866

>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 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:39 pm
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>>414867

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 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:48 pm
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>>414868
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 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:50 pm
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>>414868
I would think that anyone who goes into QI not expecting to participate hasn't seen very much QI.
>> No. 414871 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:55 pm
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>>414869

A spectator is not an analogy of a spectator, they are too similar. You lack a basic understanding of metaphors.


>>414870

I know it would exactly be like playing a football match and being suprised someone passed you the ball.
>> No. 414872 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:57 pm
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>>414871

Football spectators are analogous to QI spectators. And their players of one with the players of the other. You lack basic sense.
>> No. 414873 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 3:59 pm
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>>414872

Is this you?
>> No. 414875 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 4:26 pm
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>>414873
No, that's Drax.
>> No. 414876 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 4:29 pm
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>>414875

Right, you are drax.
>> No. 414877 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 4:33 pm
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>>414876

... I'm starting to get the impression you're just reusing a taunt someone recently levelled at you.
>> No. 414878 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 4:39 pm
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>>414877

Not at me no, my people have a concept of metaphores.
>> No. 414879 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 4:45 pm
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>>414878

Yes, I have noticed you're quite slow.
>> No. 414880 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 4:48 pm
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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. 414881 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 5:02 pm
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>>414875
No. This is Drax.
>> No. 414886 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 6:49 pm
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>>414872
Not really. Not only does the QI audience have non-zero points, they've won five episodes.
>> No. 414887 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 6:51 pm
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>>414886
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_invasion
>> No. 414888 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 6:59 pm
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>>414887
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1991/19/section/4
>> No. 414889 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 7:08 pm
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>>414859
>"peace be with you"
Salamu Alaikum?
>> No. 414890 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 7:11 pm
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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. 414892 Anonymous
4th January 2018
Thursday 7:28 pm
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>>414888
If they can lose points for going on the pitch then that counts.
>> No. 414907 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 12:01 am
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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 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 12:13 am
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>>414907
>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 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 12:32 am
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>>414910

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. 414912 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 12:32 am
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>>414910
It's the Biggins angle that adds an extra level of depravity.
>> No. 414915 Anonymous
5th January 2018
Friday 12:52 am
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>>414912

OH NO IT ISN'T!


>> No. 414993 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 6:50 pm
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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.
>> No. 414994 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 7:15 pm
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>>414993

3/10
>> No. 414995 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 7:29 pm
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>>414994
Even less than that.
>> No. 414996 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 7:34 pm
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>>414995
you mean: <3
>> No. 414997 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 10:11 pm
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>> No. 414998 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 10:24 pm
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>>414997
But that is: c=3

That is a completely differrent line of math!
>> No. 414999 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 10:47 pm
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>>414994

Assume those are the odds for me winning something from this. Will let you know what the lawyer says on Monday.
>> No. 415000 Anonymous
12th January 2018
Friday 11:05 pm
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>>414999

0/∞
>> No. 415001 Anonymous
13th January 2018
Saturday 2:43 am
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>>414999
You're going to need a lot of proof to make this piss poor attempt stick.
>> No. 415002 Anonymous
13th January 2018
Saturday 7:32 am
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>>415001

Ticket from the filming would be nice.
>> No. 415442 Anonymous
14th February 2018
Wednesday 12:27 pm
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>>414873
Isn't that Raoul Moat?
>> No. 415504 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 8:02 pm
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>>414690

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