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And another weird review!!!! - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
And another weird review!!!!
On Father's Heart again, no less.

That\'s an incredible -- and unfounded -- leap of logic. Perosnal income gains are soft, and therefore inflation exists? How about weak hiring in a post-bubble environment? Global labor arbitrage pressuring wages lower? Increased productivity creating slack in the labor market?

The last one (about sainthood procedures, f-locked, which I won't bother with here), I thought I might be able to tweak somehow to be about my erroneously "sainting" Vader, by allowing him to do a good deed or two in the midst of the rampaging and shutting down of all opposition. This one... What the...? I can't even think of a place where the story *might* have intersected with personal income or economic issues in general. I tried to e-mail the commentor, but as I expected, it bounced back. It's not even related to any odd comment that someone else has put there. TFN says they've gotten a few weird reviews like that... what kind of weird-ass trolling trend is that?
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From: leeflower Date: April 15th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
maybe it's stuff leaking over from other message boards? A couple of world wide wires got crossed someplace?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 15th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
It sounds like it, but it's not a message board set-up; it's more like signing a guestbook over there, and to comment, you don't sign in, you just put in your name and e-mail. I don't know where the wires could be crossed from.
nymphgalatea From: nymphgalatea Date: April 15th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's seventeen different kinds of weird you've got going on. I'm of the opinion it probably is some peculiar crossed-wire thing

Ah well, at least it's not your usual "OMGWTFBBQ!!1!eleventy-one, I hate U!" troll. Your scary reviewer knows how to spell productivity.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 15th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Its in the WTFBBQ range on the receiving end, but definitely not because it's incomprehensible in itself. I just can't figure out what it's doing attached to FH!
versinae From: versinae Date: April 15th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
If anyone from my college is found to be the troll, I apologise. That kind of looks like something crazy thesising seniors would do to distract themselves.

Although it is better than angry plebe, I guess!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 15th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I like academics. Might be an interesting conversation, honestly. I'm just confused about it hanging out in the reviews of a SW fanfic... I'm usually pretty good at figuring out abstract commentary, but I must admit, this one defeats me.
From: ex_olivehorn645 Date: April 15th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That looks like a bot to me. Next you'll be getting Viagra ads as reviews. :P
maple_clef From: maple_clef Date: April 15th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds to me as though there's someone out there with too much spare time and very strange ideas about what to do about it...
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: April 15th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thk they dont' even read the story.
a_t_rain From: a_t_rain Date: April 15th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Possibly this is somebody who likes to type up all of his fic reviews, message board comments, and whatnot as a separate document, and then goes back to the appropriate web sites and cuts and pastes them? And, in this case, he posted one of his comments to the wrong site by mistake?
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