I do as well. I like threaded comments and I don't like this.
OP: I didn't submit to the One-Minute Play festival, so I won't be going to see it.
C1: omg! y u no submit to #OMPF?
C2: because ur gay
OP: I feel that citywide festivals shouldn't be curated, because they're too exclusionary, therefore I didn't submit.
C2: ur still gay
C3: Ok, but what about the original mission of the festival? The idea was to create a show which reflects the nature of Philadelphia's cultural scene. Shouldn't the producer be allowed to select playwrights who can best contribute to the mission?
C1: u should have submitted anyway
OP: See, by your own definition, the method of execution defeated the purpose of the original mission.
C3: how so?
C2: gay gay gay
OP: Shut up
C3: If you don't like what I have to say, then whatever, I'll just unfriend you.
OP: No, C3, I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to C1.
C1: Why? what did I do?
C4: In a city as rich divers as Phiadelfia, shouldn't the voices of LGBT playwrights also be counted? I had no idea the OMPF was so homophobic.
C1: OMPF? WTF?
OP: Sorry, C2 I was telling C2 to shut up
C2: I didn't mean that kind of gay
OP: C3, if the OMPF wants playwrights who can best show the nature of Philadelphia's cultural scene, they can't pre-select playwrights.
C4: I got in, and they know I'm gay
C3: But wasn't the selection process based on past participation?
OP: What kind of gay were you talking about?
C3: You know Michael and I have been together for years and I was with Kevin before that. Honestly, OP, where the hell have you been?
C2: I meant gay like a tennis ball that doesn't bounce
C5: You guys I just lost 40 pounds taking these raspberry keytone supplements they showed on Dr. Oz last week!
C2: or gay like that
C1: all tennis balls bounce
C2: not all tennis balls bounce
C2: sometimes u no when u find a tennis ball like ur out walking ur dog and you find a tennis ball in the park or something and u throw it 4 ur dog and u think this is gonna be awesome and it doesn't bounce? that's gay.
OP: Tennis balls don't bounce on grass.
C2: I didn't say we were on grass some parks have asphalt some have that rubber stuff under the swings
C3: C2, I think you'd better check your privilege. Many of the community centers in this city are in zones which lack suitable funding for safe playgrounds because of City Council's continued fiscal self-interest.
C5: You guys I think my account got hacked.
C1: Change ur password.
C5: I did. Is mrmittens123 a good password?
OP: My point is that in order for theater to truly reflect the nature of a city, the participants can't be pre-selected.
C5: I did change my password
C2: u just didn't get invited and that's gay
OP has left the conversation.
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On the other hand, it is kind of like old-school IRC chat.