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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. 414691
I'm sure this isn't something you want to hear, but you're probably the only person in the world suffering from PTSD because Sandi Toksvig unexpectedly encouraged you to sing.
|>>|| No. 414692
Nobody likes an unexpected announcement for audience participation.
If we're on about being on telly then I've been on The Chase.
|>>|| No. 414696
The Beast. Did absolutely shite in the final round and got caught with about 30 seconds left.
They pause for a break after they've shot every little thing; filming started at 12 and didn't finish until nearly 3 o'clock and for most of that time you're sat on an uncomfortable chair with a bright light glaring in your face. There were a few questions I knew the answers to and got wrong, plus a moment during the final chase where I actually switched off and didn't pay attention to what was being asked, because I was absolutely done in; breakfast was almost inedible from the Toby Carvery attached to the Travelodge they'd put us in and for lunch they offered Golden Wonder crisps, sandwiches and a few Celebrations so I'd barely eaten and we spent the last half an hour or so before filming in individual dressing rooms with the heating on far too hot with no way to turn it down.
|>>|| No. 414697
Not quite sure what you hope to achieve OP?
Are you honestly that shaken up by having to sing some carols unexpectedly in a crowd? What exactly are you scared and paranoid about?
Anyway I once went to a filming of Buzzcocks, I can'y remember who was on it but i remember it being vaguely amusing, especially the edited out "banter".
|>>|| No. 414703
I think it was obvious from the fact that he went in the audience for QI that he's a bit special in the head.
|>>|| No. 414708
This is amusing. You're claiming that forced audience participation on a TV show has caused this anxiety?
You're that person in the yellow hair, right?
|>>|| No. 414718
>how do I reach out to other people affected by this
Seriously, for the sake of humanity, never reproduce
|>>|| No. 414719
Yep, OP is her or the grumpy fat one next to her, called it. Bet they're a dyke couple
|>>|| No. 414724
>reach out to other people
You deserve a slow death. Nobody "reaches out" to anyone, except perhaps when one is dangling off a ledge and needs rescuing. Fuck all the way off.
|>>|| No. 414728
I'm not going to be so hard on you, even if you were asking for it by watching QI. That does genuinely sound like a dreadful time.
|>>|| No. 414734
If this is worth doing it is worth doing properly, everyone cast your vote on the identity of OP.
so far we have -
11 - don't stop believing - 1 vote
18 - flight risk - 2 votes
20 - Mister Weasly - posible vote?
24 - So comfortable with myself, I hate everything - 1 vote
25 - labling food 'diet' is trggering - 1 vote
|>>|| No. 414735
I remember being young and in a igloo. It was my first time there. I must have been 6 or 8, and the Shackleton said something in Arabic, and everyone just stood up. Then they all started saying things in sync. I made a run for it. I was so scared.
Are you 6?
|>>|| No. 414738
You need to re-read. OP was in the half that didn't stand up, the half who were triggered. The picture is of the half who were apparently triggered.
|>>|| No. 414739
This might be the first time in the many years it has been here that this line of Word filters has had the desired effect of masking the subject and has been amusing.
|>>|| No. 414741
I know that QI jumped the shark long ago but this is just more evidence of its decline. They've never had anything like this before, there was nothing Quite Interesting about it. Maybe this is Sandi's influence, I didn't bother watching through to the end. Sadly I stopped caring about this programme long ago, when they ostensibly ran out of great material after a few series. Luckily I listen to the podcast which is much better and is available year round.
|>>|| No. 414744
Did you get to spend much time with the chaser? I'm thinking about going on it, for the sole reason of being close The Vixen and maybe wooing her with my general knowledge.
|>>|| No. 414747
Not at all. You only see The Chaser when they're at the top of the board and there's no real opportunity for interaction with them; The Beast told the odd blue joke between filming to everyone at the bottom but that's it. You get to talk to Bradley Walsh a fair bit, though, and he tries to have a laugh with you.
It took about 18 months between the audition and filming, but someone else on my team had been waiting for well over 2 years. Also, the buttons you press during the head-to-head chase are just old computer keyboard keys.
|>>|| No. 414749
>O-oh, I didn't even know there was a series 12 of Red Dwarf... well if you insist...
|>>|| No. 414757
If 15 isnt the editor of an anarchist newsletter, she's a dead ringer for one.
|>>|| No. 414788
Here's the terrifying moment they all saulted together.
I'm not sure why so many people in this thread are mocking me.
Will try and make some GIFs to help you understand later.
'Happy' New Year
|>>|| No. 414813
Honestly can't tell if you're taking the piss or not but please do make the gif as it's rather amusing.
|>>|| 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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