Monthly Archives: January 2012

Perspectives and Retrospectives: Vol. 1

Posted on January 18, 2012

The following piece is jaspir’s thoughts on the first year of FUoS. Series introduction here.

A year ago, if you had told me that a normal night of shooting the shit with some of my friends would turn into creating a successful site called fat, ugly, or slutty, and that we would be featured on sites like Kotaku and the front page of Reddit, I wouldn’t have believed you. But it did. We did, and it’s been a blast.

I came into the site with the mindset that it would be fun, and our content was funny and if we achieved laughter, all was right with me. In the beginning, I was content with the hilarity factor, but as time went on I started getting more emotionally involved, which is something I have tried so hard NOT to do when it comes to the sensitive issue that is online harassment.

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Looking for Love

Posted on January 16, 2012

Beast1Master3 is a persistent romantic.

“This guy, along with some other guys in Halo, decided to team kill me and harass me over game chat. After the match was over I left to find a new game. I declined his “boyfraaan” message, stating that I already had a boyfriend. But after declining all of his friend requests and not responding further to his messages, I got a friend request daily for about 3 or 4 days. He even sent a message saying “Hey Babe.” This guy just wouldn’t give up.”

Beast1Master3

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Any More Would be Uncivilized

Posted on January 13, 2012

Throttle knows the boundaries of decency; nineteen times would be uncouth.

“I was minding my own business on XBL when I received messages about a 1v1 in Halo Reach. I said no after the first message, I didn’t reply to his other messages. He apparently did not appreciate that. (Notice the date change. I was not online on the 1st, yet he was still messaging me.)”

(again, click for big, the wider xbox.com layout might be the impetus we need to widen ours)

 

Throttle

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Perspectives and Retrospectives: The Series

Posted on January 11, 2012

The FUoS project began over a year ago as a stupid joke site by a bunch of sarcastic jackasses with nothing better to do on a weekend except chat on IRC and make fun of people. The domain was purchased, WordPress installed, test post was made, a few social media pieces were later secured and we were “go.”

Kinda makes you think about all those silly ideas you and your friends come up with over a few beers that are like, “Oh man we should TOTALLY do that ahahahaha” (but then usually never do). Everything looks different now. None of us involved have escaped entirely unchanged from our participation in this “joke.” While we keep FUoS fairly de-personalized and not entirely a reflection of ourselves, it would be silly to say that our own feelings, motivations and biases don’t play a part in the final output. We’ve stuck largely to the failblog formula and it has achieved great things in its simplicity. Those achievements have made me hesitant to change anything. However, I (finally) realized it would be a disservice to the project itself to not at least acknowledge what it’s accomplished and meant to us over the past year. FUoS may not be very personalized to the four of us, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t responsible for it.

For the next four Wednesdays (starting next week), you will see a retrospective post on what a year of FUoS has meant to one of us. This will be straight-up, no-holds-barred, explicitly personal interpretations of any length and topic the author desires. My hope is that by exposing a little more of who we are and what we bring to the table, we can do right by the project, which is honestly quite a lot bigger than the four of us. Maybe we can give a little insight into what we don’t talk about. Maybe we can provide you with new and interesting ways to evaluate and critique the positive and negative aspects of the project. I haven’t seen all of what everybody’s written yet, so maybe we will accomplish none of that. Maybe it’ll just be weird because some of us probably have different views that could contradict with those of other FUoS staff members. But hopefully it will at least be interesting.

Again, FUoS isn’t about us — but we can’t deny the participation of our various personalities and biases that shape it. And since we’re the ones with the dumb idea and offensive domain name, it’s our responsibility to provide you with this broader view. We hope you’ll enjoy this series, but don’t worry, it won’t interrupt the current post schedule. If you care to join us, we’ll see you for the first entry next Wednesday.

Updated to include links to the series:

Vol. 1, by jaspir

Vol. 2, by inklesspen

Vol. 3, by gtz

Vol. 4, by likeOMGitsFEDAY

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Property Transfer

Posted on January 9, 2012

This new Certificate of Ownership was sent by FLAXXX3000 to our friend over at the delightful Not in the Kitchen Anymore. (Thanks!)

“I was playing MW3 on Xbox LIVE with a  group of friends. This guy on the other team was running his mouth, calling one of my friends a bitch and being a jerk in general. We beat him (badly) and he backed out, only to send this message after leaving. I guess he had to have the last word!”

FLAXXX3000

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