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0535: Can Read My Poker Face in Third Things First 16th Dec, 2019
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0535: Can Read My Poker Face
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
It can actually be pretty easy to tell when someone is pretending to be drunk, so not even bothering to act was a pretty decent smokescreen.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor
I bet the version of poker Anna's dad taught her involves drawing the knives when someone is caught cheating...
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Don't you mean how to confuse and incite disagreements in the people who caught you so you can escape, preferably with at least some of your, "winnings," instead?
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
"Now honey, what do you do if you're caught cheating?"
"Dodge the subject, and get them to turn on each other!"
"That's my girl!"
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Anna's dad was usually the one cheating, so let's hope not!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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I wonder if Jon is planning on being honest about what an idiot he's been relationship-wise with Anna too. It is a related topic, and now would be a facepalm-worthy occasion for it.

Yeah, faking drunk involves a lot of details. It's generally easier to act like someone else when they are drunk than it is to act like yourself when you are drunk, provided you get to watch a given person do it long, close and often enough to copy them well.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Haha this would be a suitably awful moment to bring that up, wouldn't it?

And, very true! It's hard to know exactly what you're like when you're drunk because... you're drunk when you're drunk*, so you don't really notice.

*my greatest wisdom yet
anonymous coward (Guest)
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It's true when we're sober also: Most people tend to be at least a little bit off or clueless about what they really look like, sound like, and act like. It's not we're ever looking at and listening to ourselves from someone else's eyes and ears, is it? In particular, a lot of people think their voices are lower pitch than they are unless they do enough recording work to be thoroughly convinced otherwise.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah it's way easier to see these things in other people. It's why it's so easy to give relationship advice but really hard to take it
anonymous coward (Guest)
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A quotation from one of my writing experiments:

"No, you're not good at lying. You always get this smirk like you can't believe nobody is smelling it and calling you on it when you tell a really stinky lie. Most people are too embarrassed, afraid, or sensible to waste their time saying something to you about it."
"So that means you're a shameless fool then?"
"Indeed, I am a brave and shameless fool. I'm not afraid to waste my time telling you you're daft. It's obvious that other people haven't spent enough time telling you about how daft you are for it to get through your thick skull yet, so I'd better pick up the slack."
"But why?"
"If you can't even figure that out it must be worse than I thought."
Johnathon (Guest)
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Bravo. Though I have to say the juxtaposition between the content of the speech and your username are amusing. Not taking anything away from that point. Just funny.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Bravery from an anonymous coward does seem a bit of a juxtaposition, yes. The two characters participating in that dialogue aren't me though.
Shirokuro
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Shirokuro
I'm so excited to binge this again :D :D :D
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
AAH so much has happened - hope you enjoy!!
JammyTheBirb
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JammyTheBirb
This should be interesting.