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Where does the phrase 'shriek raped apes' comes from

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:54 pm    Post subject: Where does the phrase 'shriek raped apes' comes from Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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sigh I really dislike it when fanboys shriek like raped apes the way this guy is doing.


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if you do shit like uncommon/common/rare then people will scream like raped apes that people are able to buy extra power. Then the munchkins, the only people who'll like this scheme, will also scream like raped apes when DMs ban the more powerful cards from their games.


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Another ripe target really is curbing military spending. Which is just not possible without nationalizing the defense industry and/or reducing the size and scope of the military. This is probably not very feasible though because people will scream like raped apes at the first administration that actually goes through with this. I suppose that the 'best' way to handle this is to do this after the second midterms in a two-term Presidency when the successor looks all but assured.


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The problem comes when people aren't willing to put in the effort die like the gimps they are and have the audacity to blame the people who are component for their failure. Of course given how much DMs coddle players most people only realize they are gimps after years of playing and then they start screaming like raped apes about "dirty powergamers".


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I'm dead serious. Since 4E started, there has been no good 4E change that wasn't been kicked around the errata boards for some time. And oftentimes they just flat-out ignore it; were you around for the Barbarian Playtest? People complained about shit like Hurricane of Blades months in advance and not only did they publish it nearly as-is but actually change the wording--so they actually looked at the power at least twice and thought it was okay despite the open playtest. Even though it's by far the most damaging single-target power in the game. It took some time after the PHB2 was released for them to fix it, meanwhile the Errata boards were screaming like raped apes all the while.


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For example: the tournament community's obsession with wavedashing. I wouldn't mind them having a mechanic that's like wavedashing for future games, but Super Smash Bros.'s biggest selling point is that you can figure out 95% of what your character is supposed to do or can do after 10 minutes of playing. Wavedashing is a very advanced technique that takes hours of practice just to start being able to do and days to start being able to apply usefully; it's no surprise that Brawl took that out. Yet Melee holdovers scream like raped apes about it and it makes them look bad.



I see it a lot on TGD
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Lago PARANOIA
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Most of those usages are mine.

And for the record, I picked it up from my division. That phrase got used a lot when discussing superiors flipping out over operationally minor but politically damaging inconveniences or deviations. The G-rated version of that term was 'flail' as in 'if everyone down to the most experienced sailor doesn't do their five hours of training a week then the chain of command is going to flail/shriek like raped apes'.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

because ape rhymes with rape and apes are known for shrieking i guess.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Yeah, I was gonna say, my grandfather used to say that whenever my grandmother wasn't around to hear him and he was a paratrooper and drill sergeant.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Just like all analogies that involve the word ape, I assume it is rooted in incredibly horrific racism.

In unrelated news, growing up in Texas didn't scar me at all.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I always assumed it was simply because it's an obvious rhyme. And (for me, at least) hilarious imagery.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List



Online Dictionary.

I've also seen it used to mean "fast," "angry," and "surprised." But honestly, I think it's just rhyming rudeness used to signify intensity. Like adding "fucking" to a sentence.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

rpg.net used to greet new members with a picture of "the rape ape".
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