Whoops: Emoting Mishaps!

OctaviaOctavia Member Posts: 14 Inept
edited February 11 in The Funnies
I have played text-based MUDs for longer than I care to admit... my first MUD was Avalon. In 1989. Anywho! In just over thirty years, I have had many experiences. My fondest just so happen to be emotes that I assumed did one thing, only to be proven that the equation assume = ass - u +me is also true. In simple terms... never assume anything.

Flip. When I decided to convert to Achaea (my very first IRE), I assumed that the flip emote did in Achaea what it did in both Avalon and Cardea; caused your character to perform a backflip. I used it on Phaestus (a god there) in an attempt to celebrate his promoting me in his Order and watched in horrified disbelief as the return text of "You flip Phaestus the bird" appeared on my screen. The next thing I remember is being smack dab in the middle of Mhaldor. I was Shallamese. To put it in Lusternian terms, that is akin to me flipping off one of the Celestian Divine as a Celestian and having him/her punt me to the Megalith in Magnagora.

The second one I remember is the stroke emote. Believe it or not, I had only used that one in Cardea prior to coming to Lusternia. There, it had your character stroke his or her chin in contemplation. Again, I watch in utter disbelief as Octavia began stroking herself tenderly in front of a bunch of people at the Aetherplex. I refused to log in for three real-life months after that, sincerely hoping that people would not remember that. Or... at least forget it was ME who did it. I've been back since the end of January (this happened before Thanksgiving) and no one has mentioned it, so phew! 😁

Those are two of mine. Let's see what you folks have!
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  • CoralineCoraline Member Posts: 539 Virtuoso
    edited February 11
    I religiously look at EMSHOW before emoting anything now after the kitten mishap.

    I’d just got a kitten and was so happy I kissed it (in hindsight, fhkiss was what I was looking for) .... passionately  :|

    I’m sorry, kitty!
    You feel a sudden emptiness as your salt friend leaves you.
  • OctaviaOctavia Member Posts: 14 Inept
    Coraline said:
    I religiously look at EMSHOW before emoting anything now after the kitten mishap.

    I’d just got a kitten and was so happy I kissed it (in hindsight, fhkiss was what I was looking for) .... passionately  :|

    I’m sorry, kitty!
    Aww, poor kitty! And yes, me too! I did almost have another mishap this past Friday (I hadn't known about EMSHOW just yet). I was testing some emotes so I can tailor a few of them for Octavia to add more rp flavor. Defiance.

    Thank GOD I was alone in a manse! 😂😂😂
  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,758 Transcendent
    edited February 11
    I have a little alias called “tem” that tells my painted dog to emote. So if I want to have him do something, I just, for example, “tem nuzzle miso” or “tem emote nuzzles up against ^miso, smearing his hideous suit with all manner of paint.”

    I live in constant fear that I’ll forget to type the tem someday.  :#
    I used to make cakes.

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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 6,864 Transcendent
    Hmm.  Could you use "teme" as an alias for the emote emote command, to avoid that?
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  • OctaviaOctavia Member Posts: 14 Inept
    Aonia said:
    Brush. Brush is the emote that has destroyed so many moments. When you discover what targeted brush does, you never forget.
    Now I'm both tempted and scared to go look, lol. Logged out to work on my book.
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 6,864 Transcendent
    It switches from hairbrushing yourself to lip-brushing your target.
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  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,758 Transcendent
    Itch is another one that requires some confidence.
    I used to make cakes.

    Estarra the Eternal says, "Give Shevat the floor please."
  • OctaviaOctavia Member Posts: 14 Inept
    Xenthos said:
    It switches from hairbrushing yourself to lip-brushing your target.
    ...oh heck... I am now glad someone introduced me to EMSHOW. I could totally see myself taking a break from writing, logging in and sneaking up on some poor hapless soul to test it. Disastrous!


    ..
  • GurashiGurashi Member Posts: 690 Transcendent
    Xenthos said:
    The targeted PURSE emote prior to EMSHOW's existence.

    It did not do what I expected after seeing the untargeted one.
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  • AlexandriaAlexandria Member Posts: 304 Virtuoso
    Very minor, but I got tired of sighing the name of things and thus idea'd 'sighat'... because I KEPT DOING IT.

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  • CoralineCoraline Member Posts: 539 Virtuoso
    Very minor, but I got tired of sighing the name of things and thus idea'd 'sighat'... because I KEPT DOING IT.
    Plead is the same way
    You feel a sudden emptiness as your salt friend leaves you.
  • TridemonTridemon Member Posts: 788 Mythical
    Sig-Hat.
    I'm Lucidian. If I don't get pedantic every so often, I might explode.
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