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[Draft] Video Games Lead to Violins!

Postby 9003 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:03 pm

Title: Video Games Lead to Violins!

The issue: A group of helicopter parents, students, and musicians have come knocking on your door after a recent publication in the highly regarded and respected scientific journal citing that video games have lead to increased Violins.

Option 1
"We at the Parents against Annoying Musical instruments and other annoying sounds watch dog group can not stand for this!" Pipes in a a particularly vocal individual clearing several other reports off your desk. "You must ban Video games right now, this instance! I mean look at this report it clear as day says that playing video games even for 5 minutes a day leads to nearly a 50% increased in violins! These annoying headache causing instruments must be eliminated. The only way is to ban video games!"
Effect:
Video games are now banned

Option 2
"What’s so bad about violins?" asks @@RANDOMNAME@@ the famously obsese musician "Learning to play music is linked to higher success rates in school. I say we dedicate at least an hour a day to video games in our schools so that students are adequately exposed. And to make up for it we can cut gym class because come on really when am I ever going to need to know how to play ‘Cucumber ball’.”
Effect
Many schools have removed their physical education programs and replaced them with video game class.

Option 3
"uhm ..... I don't mean to be rude but I do think that is a small typo in the article." exclaims Dr. @@RANDOMNAME@@, spreading countless articles with other “small” misspellings on your desk. “Look at these article here ‘Teenage Sax rates at an all time low: How to prevent teenage pregnancy’ Do you really think that Saxophones are reasonable for this? NO these journals can say whatever they want! You need to put your foot down and make it illegal to publish non-peer reviewed and Accredited articles! You should create a department to prevent this from ever happening again!l"
Effect
The Department of Peer Review, Accreditation, and Spell Check has been created.




One thing that got tossed around is that this only works in English and yes that is true however as the preferred language of academia is English I would argue that it still "works" being that someone who does not have a firm grasp on English made the report potential?
At least that's my thoughts and I may be crazy

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Title: Video Games Lead to Violins!

The issue: A group of concerned parents, professors, and students, and musicians have come knocking on your door after a recent publication in the highly regarded and respected scientific journal citing that video games have lead to increased Violins.

Option 1
"I will not have my little child see or even think about such things!" Screams a particularly vocal parent. "Banning Video games is the only way we can nip this in the butt. What is next! If we let them play violins next thing you know they will pick up harmonicas or worse yet a banjo!"
Effect:
Video games are now banned

Option 2
"Banning video games isn't enough. This developers need to know what I go through on a daily basis" states a professor between handfuls of Head-Ache-B-Gone. "Might I suggest we take all the video game developers and lock them in a room and force them to listen to all nine of Beethoven's symphonies played one of my many want to be musicians."
Effect:
A common torture technique is now to force the subject to listen to classical music

Option 3
"Whats so bad about violins?" asks @@RANDOMNAME@@ the famous musician "Learning to play music is linked to higher success rates in school. I say we dedicate at least an hour a day to video games in our schools so that students are adequately exposed."
Effect
Many schools have removed their physical education programs and replaced them with video game class.

Option 4
"uhm ..... I don't mean to be rude but I do think that is a small typo in the article." exclaims Dr. @@RANDOMNAME@@ "It appears that the study links Video games to violence not violins. In fact by the looks of this it was never even peer reviewed at all. You should implement laws preventing this and punish the journal"
Effect
The Department of Peer Review, Accreditation, and Spell Check has been created.


This is a rough draft I know it sounds clunky but I wanted some feedback. Thank you in advance!
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Postby Lelscrep » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 pm

I like the fact that as a reader you know it's either a typo or a pun, and at the end it's actually addressed as to why that typo/pun exists. Good job.

I think the speakers could use with some more life, possibly some actions or movements that portray the kind of character you want them each to be?
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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:54 pm

Why does anyone want to ban violins?

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Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:33 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?
^ My question. Sure, in the end it turns out to be a typo, but that doesn't change the fact that 3/4 options are from people who genuinely believed that the study said violins were bad.

First option: Parent is introduced who hates music and violins with a burning passion. Why? Some random nutcase came out of the woodwork?

Second option, there's potential for jokes around the speaker being a music professor whose students are rubbish at playing, which I think you might have been going for anyway. That joke either needs to be made more clear, or probably could be added.

Third option - Reasonable. An option where someone asks the other two a question that should have already been answered: why the hell do you hate violins so much.

There's the potential for an issue here around typos in academic papers, possibly satirising anti-vaxxers, music students, or both.
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Postby USS Monitor » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 pm

I have mixed feelings about this whole idea, but if you are going to move ahead with it, I'd suggest cutting option 2 entirely. I think 3 options before you get to the punchline is too many.
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Postby The Even better Usa » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:56 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

i agree, violins aren't the problem. What IS the problem on the other hand is all the sax and drums

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Postby Pangurstan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:15 pm

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The Even better Usa wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

i agree, violins aren't the problem. What IS the problem on the other hand is all the sax and drums

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The pun is nice, but I think that for option 3, you should pick either music education or allowing video games for the option.
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Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

i agree, violins aren't the problem. What IS the problem on the other hand is all the sax and drums

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Postby 9003 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm

Draft 2 is up I loved the Sax pun so I tried to include it hopeful well and I removed the music teacher who has really really bad students but I might swap him in for the concerned parent. The goal is to have the parent be a helicopter parent who thinks everything she reads is true.


Thank you so far for feeback!

Monitor is there a certain part you are wishy washy on?
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:01 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

The noise
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Postby Trotterdam » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:57 pm

Australian rePublic wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?
The noise
Violins are not noisier than other musical instruments.

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Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:26 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:The noise
Violins are not noisier than other musical instruments.

D'uh. It's when people start playing those instruments at nausium that it becomes a problem
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:43 pm

Still doesn't answer my question about why the Option 1's speaker is steaming mad at the idea of their kid learning to play the violin. It's quite a significant part of that option, but it's been entirely left out. They just hate music for some reason? Just add another sentence, or a couple words, explaining why the hell this parent hates music so much.
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Postby Trotterdam » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:35 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:Just add another sentence, or a couple words, explaining why the hell this parent hates music so much.
I'm afraid that wouldn't be enough. Even if you can explain why this parent hates violins, it wouldn't be a good reason for government action unless it's implied that a lot of other parents feel likewise.

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Postby 9003 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:26 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
SherpDaWerp wrote:Just add another sentence, or a couple words, explaining why the hell this parent hates music so much.
I'm afraid that wouldn't be enough. Even if you can explain why this parent hates violins, it wouldn't be a good reason for government action unless it's implied that a lot of other parents feel likewise.


So somthing along the lines of steaming mad representative of parents against fun things would work better?

I totally agree the government shouldn't listen to just one pissed off helicopter parent I just didn't know how to make it so it was more then one
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:06 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
SherpDaWerp wrote:Just add another sentence, or a couple words, explaining why the hell this parent hates music so much.
I'm afraid that wouldn't be enough. Even if you can explain why this parent hates violins, it wouldn't be a good reason for government action unless it's implied that a lot of other parents feel likewise.

Some Muslims believe that Certain types of music are prohibited. Maybe there could be a significant Muslim population of the denominations which ban music. Ir maybe, as said earlier, it could be about noise
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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:03 am

9003 wrote:
Monitor is there a certain part you are wishy washy on?


Just the whole idea of an issue built around a silly pun in this way. It's interesting and original, but as an editor, I'm not sure whether I want it or not.

I mean I'm not sure whether it's something that actually belongs in the game, or just something we chuckle at on the forum.
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Postby Bears Armed » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:34 am

Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

catgut strings
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Postby Authoritaria-Imperia » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:56 am

SherpDaWerp wrote:[…] why the Option 1's speaker is steaming mad at the idea of their kid learning to play the violin. […] They just hate music for some reason?

There's a Coco reference in there somewhere…

(The Disney movie Coco. The main character's mom absolutely HATES music.)
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Postby Trotterdam » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:16 am

Bears Armed wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?
catgut strings
Not all violins have those. Debate on that would center on animal welfare activists wanting to ban them in favor of other string materials such as steel or nylon, versus musicians insisting that authentic catgut strings have better/more traditional acoustics that synthetic imitations can't quite replicate. Nobody would try to ban violins entirely over this.

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Trotterdam wrote:
Bears Armed wrote:catgut strings
Not all violins have those. Debate on that would center on animal welfare activists wanting to ban them in favor of other string materials such as steel or nylon, versus musicians insisting that authentic catgut strings have better/more traditional acoustics that synthetic imitations can't quite replicate. Nobody would try to ban violins entirely over this.

But the very existence of violins today reminds people that they used to have these: Every appearance or even mention of them is a micro-aggression against 'ethical vegans' and animal-lovers... :lol:
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Bears Armed wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Not all violins have those. Debate on that would center on animal welfare activists wanting to ban them in favor of other string materials such as steel or nylon, versus musicians insisting that authentic catgut strings have better/more traditional acoustics that synthetic imitations can't quite replicate. Nobody would try to ban violins entirely over this.

But the very existence of violins today reminds people that they used to have these: Every appearance or even mention of them is a micro-aggression against 'ethical vegans' and animal-lovers... :lol:

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Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

i agree, violins aren't the problem. What IS the problem on the other hand is all the sax and drums

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Postby Australian rePublic » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:42 am

All of this works on the assumption that @@NAME@@ speaks English. This wouldn't work with any other language
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Postby 9003 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 am

New draft is up addressing
both the government shouldn't listen to one crazy wack job and the English potential if you have another idea for either please share!
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:44 am

I can see how "violins" sounds like "violence", but it's not really likely as a typo in a written publication.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:26 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:I can see how "violins" sounds like "violence", but it's not really likely as a typo in a written publication.

The scribe misheard.
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