Originally posted by Jiharn
Wait, what the hell did he say? Someone translate.
I shall answer your question, Jiharn.
This is an attempt to delve into the complex mind of the newbie who appears to posts random nonsense. Perhaps this example will help you to be more understanding of the newbie mind in the future, and help you accept them.
The overall tone of the first post was obviously a skit, or conversation, between several characters. What one has to understand is that newbies (usually female) sometimes like to incorporate other characters in a mild form of roleplay in a post. Not all posts to them are regarded as a first-person “I say this” sort of thing. Instead, it is a playground for their imaginations to run wild with many characters. Let us take a look at each part of the post.
Chocobochic- Hi, I’m Chocobochic…and…I’m a Newbie.
This should be obvious as a self-introduction. Ignoring the punctualization and capitalization errors, one can see that this is essentially a greeting.
Other Newbies- That’s the first step, Sister CC!
A response, again, given by the newbie as an example of an ideal response from her peers. Note the friendly tone and the use of the word “sister” as an acceptance of “CC” (Chocobochic) as a peer. The motive behind this is general acceptance and assimilation into the community, which she assumes to be friendly and as free in its use of mild roleplay in their posts as she is, whether this is the case or not.
Merlin- You have taken the first step; ah!
A recognized authority, perhaps the one who has helped her register if any trouble registering has popped up. This inclusion of the figure may be a gesture of thanks in some way or just a sign of remembrance or recognition. One may never know. However, one can feel the aura of the “advisor” or “guide” much like Merlin was to King Arthur, though we can obviously see that Chocobochic is no King Authur.
Choir- (sings) FIRST STEP!
An example of “silliness” purposely displayed on her part, as a lighthearted attempt at humour or relieving of tension. While it may or may not appear funny to you, it is there for the purpose of making the atmosphere more relaxed, with the obvious randomness and the singing.
Merlin- Shut up; ah! You must begin your journey into memberhood; ah! With the power; ah; invested in me by people you don’t know; ah; YOU ARE NOW A MEMBER!!!
More humour. Also an ideal response imagined by the newbie. You can see a combination of previous elements displayed coming into play here.
And that’s just a small look into my world. Enjoy?
This is a reference to the mild roleplaying that has occured, the “world” she has created. Now she asks for your opinion upon it, since she assumes that everyone has something similar, perhaps to share or incorporate into some larger thing. This may not be the case in this community, but it’s possible that it is in others. For an example of this “roleplaying”, see Yar Kramer’s post two posts below this one.
The overall effect? Here, perhaps a bit confusing, but to others, worthwhile and maybe amusing. As to why I wasted ten fucking minutes of my time typing all this crap out, you shall have to get into university and study advanced psychology for that, as I do not know myself.