Tales from the Table: Chapter 3: A Tale of a Girlfriend

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Sooo....they're not playing a video game?

I love Rufus too!!!

another great episode. cant wait for the next one, i can feel a plot beginning to develop.
also the guy with glasses looks like he could give one hell of a gobbie

That bitch stole her chocolate.

That bitch.

Great episode. I loved seeing everyone in "action" and loved the keyblade. I was worried that there was going to be sining in the end after the chocolate was stolen, but that was not case...thank God.

I love this series. I just went back to see how bad the gamers fantasy scenes, they are cheap and nasty. Story is good but the fantasy stuff is rubbish. The Games is absolutely shit and boring, who wants to watch that shit? this is totally better

Why didn't they give the 'girlfriend' a character sheet?

Why didn't they give the 'girlfriend' a character sheet?

WHY DIDN'T THEY GIVE THE 'GIRLFRIEND' A CHARACTER SHEET?

They could have at least implied that they asked and she said no for whatever bitchy reason. Else she could be acting like a bitch because she felt excluded from what was going on, not because she was in fact a rotten bitch.

No, I'm serious, this angered me in the last episode when I was convinced they wanted the priest lord to leave the campaign because the group didn't want to train a newb, and now its sounding like their tolerating the girlfriend for Thordin's sake, and again didn't bother to ask her to play because they didn't want to train a newb or play with someone's 'girlfriend'.

I'm sorry, but this panders to the worst stereotypes of tabletop roleplayers. I really liked the first two episodes: those where a barrel of fun that poked fun at the game and its players, but now the series is taking refuge in audacity, under the false belief that the more it offends the funnier it becomes.

This will be the last episode I ever watch. That is a message to Escapist, who monitors their shows, cutting the ones that people don't watch because their bottom line depends on them not wasting money hosting content no one wants to see, and thus missing out on advertising opportunities.

Some women just don't know how to enjoy a nice dip.

Wait... that came out very wrong.

what a bitch!
and NOBODY takes another girls chocolate! REVENGE REVENGE!!!!!!

Much improved. We're finally starting to see some group dynamics outside the game, although it's really kinda unclear why Thordin's girlfriend is his girlfriend. She seems to despise his friends, doesn't like that thing she likes, and could probably make him do the dishes without putting out (or whatever goes on, I'd rather not imagine it).

We're also starting to get a reason to care about what happens in the game world now that there's a stake in the real world. Definitely promising.

Aureliano:
Much improved. it's really kinda unclear why Thordin's girlfriend is his girlfriend. She seems to despise his friends, doesn't like that thing she likes, and could probably make him do the dishes without putting out (or whatever goes on, I'd rather not imagine it).

I like it, I think it's really funny that this couple should clearly not be together! I know a few couples like that. Although I think most of them have been together for a while, whereas this couple seem pretty new.

You don't steal chocolate. Anyway, the show is great and I plan on watching it next week.

Barbarian dude is king - always makes me lol ^_^

Harry Mason:
This show would really benefit from subtitles.
"You guys are weed..."
They are marijuana? Wait... Oh! They're "weird!" Ah yes. He just skipped the "r" in the word.

I understand there are probably many people over the drink who find their thick accents both understandable and appealing, but I CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD THEY SAY.

You should really get out there and experience media from more places. As far as Aussie accents go theirs aren't even that thick. It's not their fault you've never been exposed to anything other than (I'm assuming) American accents.

thelastone:

Harry Mason:
This show would really benefit from subtitles.
"You guys are weed..."
They are marijuana? Wait... Oh! They're "weird!" Ah yes. He just skipped the "r" in the word.

I understand there are probably many people over the drink who find their thick accents both understandable and appealing, but I CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD THEY SAY.

You should really get out there and experience media from more places. As far as Aussie accents go theirs aren't even that thick. It's not their fault you've never been exposed to anything other than (I'm assuming) American accents.

Don't assume things. It's bad for your health.
I speak English, Spanish and German, have spent time overseas studying other languages for study abroad, have Japanese immigrant friends, and live in an apartment complex with Fins, Mexicans, and Hmong, all of whom have English as their second language.

I can grok some pretty thick accents and dialects, and I don't think my making fun of some terrible Aussie actors who really slowly over-enunciate their lines gives you leave to insult me.

Harry Mason:
Don't assume things. It's bad for your health.
I speak English, Spanish and German, have spent time overseas studying other languages for study abroad, have Japanese immigrant friends, and live in an apartment complex with Fins, Mexicans, and Hmong, all of whom have English as their second language.

I can grok some pretty thick accents and dialects, and I don't think my making fun of some terrible Aussie actors who really slowly over-enunciate their lines gives you leave to insult me.

Fair enough and good on you for having those life experiences - but surely then you have no excuse for not understanding these accents. As I wrote earlier, they're not that thick. "Kath & Kim" is the first example that pops into my head. (Don't look at the U.S. version. It doesn't translate.)
And if the actors do, as you say, over-enunciate, then wouldn't that mean that you can understand them more easily?
As for the Rs, the English who invented the language don't overpronounce them like those in the U.S. and Canada do.
Maybe you just need more exposure to Australian material. Look up Chris Lilley - his show "Summer Heights High" is really good Aussie comedy.

thelastone:

Harry Mason:
Don't assume things. It's bad for your health.
I speak English, Spanish and German, have spent time overseas studying other languages for study abroad, have Japanese immigrant friends, and live in an apartment complex with Fins, Mexicans, and Hmong, all of whom have English as their second language.

I can grok some pretty thick accents and dialects, and I don't think my making fun of some terrible Aussie actors who really slowly over-enunciate their lines gives you leave to insult me.

Fair enough and good on you for having those life experiences - but surely then you have no excuse for not understanding these accents. As I wrote earlier, they're not that thick. "Kath & Kim" is the first example that pops into my head. (Don't look at the U.S. version. It doesn't translate.)
And if the actors do, as you say, over-enunciate, then wouldn't that mean that you can understand them more easily?
As for the Rs, the English who invented the language don't overpronounce them like those in the U.S. and Canada do.
Maybe you just need more exposure to Australian material. Look up Chris Lilley - his show "Summer Heights High" is really good Aussie comedy.

It's the over-enunciation itself that makes it impossible to understand these people. I grew up on late night BBC, I love Chris Lilley (mostly his stand up), and I can even watch the original dub of Mad Max and keep up. These actors emphasize their lines into an oblivion. In Australian, English, and even to a certain extent Irish and Scottish accents, there is a "soft 'R'". These people don't use soft "R's," they just don't use them at all.
They sound like goofy stereotypes. They might as well run around saying "G'Day" and babbling about putting things on the Barbie.

This show rocks! I loved the pilot, and have loved every episode in the series thus far. Keep up the great works guys and ladies. This was the best episode yet! The punchline was dead on, and the whole thing is just amazingly hilarious.

Harry Mason:

thelastone:

Harry Mason:
Don't assume things. It's bad for your health.
I speak English, Spanish and German, have spent time overseas studying other languages for study abroad, have Japanese immigrant friends, and live in an apartment complex with Fins, Mexicans, and Hmong, all of whom have English as their second language.

I can grok some pretty thick accents and dialects, and I don't think my making fun of some terrible Aussie actors who really slowly over-enunciate their lines gives you leave to insult me.

Fair enough and good on you for having those life experiences - but surely then you have no excuse for not understanding these accents. As I wrote earlier, they're not that thick. "Kath & Kim" is the first example that pops into my head. (Don't look at the U.S. version. It doesn't translate.)
And if the actors do, as you say, over-enunciate, then wouldn't that mean that you can understand them more easily?
As for the Rs, the English who invented the language don't overpronounce them like those in the U.S. and Canada do.
Maybe you just need more exposure to Australian material. Look up Chris Lilley - his show "Summer Heights High" is really good Aussie comedy.

It's the over-enunciation itself that makes it impossible to understand these people. I grew up on late night BBC, I love Chris Lilley (mostly his stand up), and I can even watch the original dub of Mad Max and keep up. These actors emphasize their lines into an oblivion. In Australian, English, and even to a certain extent Irish and Scottish accents, there is a "soft 'R'". These people don't use soft "R's," they just don't use them at all.
They sound like goofy stereotypes. They might as well run around saying "G'Day" and babbling about putting things on the Barbie.

I am an Australian and that is how we talk. This is exactly how the people I know speak, and I am not by any means a bogan stereotype.

thelastone:

Harry Mason:

thelastone:

Fair enough and good on you for having those life experiences - but surely then you have no excuse for not understanding these accents. As I wrote earlier, they're not that thick. "Kath & Kim" is the first example that pops into my head. (Don't look at the U.S. version. It doesn't translate.)
And if the actors do, as you say, over-enunciate, then wouldn't that mean that you can understand them more easily?
As for the Rs, the English who invented the language don't overpronounce them like those in the U.S. and Canada do.
Maybe you just need more exposure to Australian material. Look up Chris Lilley - his show "Summer Heights High" is really good Aussie comedy.

It's the over-enunciation itself that makes it impossible to understand these people. I grew up on late night BBC, I love Chris Lilley (mostly his stand up), and I can even watch the original dub of Mad Max and keep up. These actors emphasize their lines into an oblivion. In Australian, English, and even to a certain extent Irish and Scottish accents, there is a "soft 'R'". These people don't use soft "R's," they just don't use them at all.
They sound like goofy stereotypes. They might as well run around saying "G'Day" and babbling about putting things on the Barbie.

I am an Australian and that is how we talk. This is exactly how the people I know speak, and I am not by any means a bogan stereotype.

Then maybe it's just the dismal acting. XD
There's just something cartoony about the way they speak that I find very difficult to keep up with. But if this is how y'all speak over the deep blue, I stand corrected. I guess I'm just "weed."

Captcha sez: "Historical 1850". What happened that year, I wonder?

ah! the hardships of being the only gaming girl in the room. I know this feeling well. Well done on this series, very well made and funny. I look always look forward to it.

I love this series and I definitely needed a laugh today, cheers.

Harry Mason:
Then maybe it's just the dismal acting. XD
There's just something cartoony about the way they speak that I find very difficult to keep up with. But if this is how y'all speak over the deep blue, I stand corrected. I guess I'm just "weed."

You are funny. Its like you and 'thelastone' are having a heated "Step Up" style street battle, they are telling you that its just how they speak and you are telling them that they are a linguistic anomaly, as you have the "babel fish" like phonic understanding of sound and their lack of audible 'r's to you is in some way inconceivable and by the sounds of thing offensive as well. Enjoy the strange way they talk, its just different and part of what make other countries so much fun.

Harry Mason:
Captcha sez: "Historical 1850". What happened that year, I wonder?

What did happen in that year? No seriously What?

Tower 87:

Enjoy the strange way they talk, its just different and part of what make other countries so much fun.

It's just... They sound like cartoon characters and I refuse to believe it's just some Aussie accent I haven't heard before! I can accept that there are dialects in the world that I haven't experienced, I just can't accept that there are people who speak like the guy in the Outback Steakhouse ads! But, like I said, I stand corrected.

Tower 87:

Harry Mason:
Captcha sez: "Historical 1850". What happened that year, I wonder?

What did happen in that year? No seriously What?

The curiosity has started to eat me alive, so I found a list.
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1850
The first medical school for women was established. That's pretty cool.
Also, the Navy abolished flogging as punishment. Awe... How un-kinky of them...

Harry Mason:

Tower 87:

Enjoy the strange way they talk, its just different and part of what make other countries so much fun.

It's just... They sound like cartoon characters and I refuse to believe it's just some Aussie accent I haven't heard before! I can accept that there are dialects in the world that I haven't experienced, I just can't accept that there are people who speak like the guy in the Outback Steakhouse ads! But, like I said, I stand corrected.

You refuse to believe there are Aussie accents you haven't heard before? I have lived here my whole life and there are still ways of speaking Australian English that I haven't heard! There are so many slight differences. I can tell if someone is from Adelaide by the way they speak. Perhaps it wouldn't be obvious to a foreigner (when I was in the U.S. everyone thought that I was English, and my English friend was Australian,) but I can tell. Even within the suburbs of Melbourne there are big differences - listen around in Toorak and you'll get something quite different than you would in Frankston.

Here are some more real Australians for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBBsb0z9RJk
http://youtu.be/f_KhErNyiq8 Rachel Hurd-Wood, the redhead, is English but does a great job with the accent. The rest are genuine Australian.

If you still think the Tales From The Table cast are too ocker, perhaps you should revisit Steve Irwin.

thelastone:

You refuse to believe there are Aussie accents you haven't heard before?

No. That's not what I said. I said that I refused to believe that there was an Aussie accent I hadn't heard before that also sounded like a parody of the guy from the Outback Steakhouse ads.

It's like if there was a show produced out of the American Southeast (where I live) where all the actors talked like Deputy Dog from a Hanna Barbera cartoon...

"Whull, hoooowDEE thur mistur cowpoke! *hyuk* Gidda-long little dogies! I ain't seen a face like yurs 'round these parts fer ages!"

While it is perfectly true that I live around people who LITERALLY SPEAK LIKE THAT, I would venture to say that your first reaction would not be "My, what an interesting and unique dialect!" But instead "What the shit? These people sound like bad stereotypes!" That doesn't make you criminally uneducated in the ways of American accents, it just means you are capable of drawing parallels between a particularly outlandish accent and the stereotypes your society has about people from the region the accent originated in.

So, basically, yes! I am fully conceding to your point, There are hundreds of dialects from every language and I sure each CITY in Australia has its own unique blend of accents and colloquialisms. The only point that I was trying to make is that these actor's particular accents sound VERY MUCH like Americans sound when they are making fun of or imitating Australian people. The level to which it sounded like a stereotype that American people have about Australians was distracting to me, and I found it difficult to follow. I by no means meant to insult your, frankly, fucking awesome country or suggest that I am an all knowing king of accents who has heard all there is to hear.

I was just trying to insult these shoddy actors. They don't sound like Steve Irwin. They sound like my Yankee friends doing an impersonation of Steve Irwin.

Harry Mason:
They don't sound like Steve Irwin. They sound like my Yankee friends doing an impersonation of Steve Irwin.

I've heard far worse-sounding bad Aussie accents. Take the guy on the episode of The Simpsons for example. Hey, you want a laugh, listen to our Prime Minister talk!

thelastone:

Harry Mason:
They don't sound like Steve Irwin. They sound like my Yankee friends doing an impersonation of Steve Irwin.

I've heard far worse-sounding bad Aussie accents. Take the guy on the episode of The Simpsons for example. Hey, you want a laugh, listen to our Prime Minister talk!

you 2 should get a room...

Freshskills:

thelastone:

Harry Mason:
They don't sound like Steve Irwin. They sound like my Yankee friends doing an impersonation of Steve Irwin.

I've heard far worse-sounding bad Aussie accents. Take the guy on the episode of The Simpsons for example. Hey, you want a laugh, listen to our Prime Minister talk!

you 2 should get a room...

You three should get a room......

Was that a keyblade? Epic.

KEY BLADEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Will our Heroes remain one short?!

-Will Their future quests be shrouded in darkness and woe?

-Will the Princess ever get her chocolate back?

Find out... TOMORROW!

Tower 87:

Freshskills:

thelastone:

I've heard far worse-sounding bad Aussie accents. Take the guy on the episode of The Simpsons for example. Hey, you want a laugh, listen to our Prime Minister talk!

you 2 should get a room...

You three should get a room......

Oohh ohhh! Invite me! And we can play "Pre-1850 Navy".

Seriously though.

I worked in a multinational, multicultural travel business for many years, and got to hear accents from every inch of the globe. One of the things I learned was that there is rarely if ever a "Country" or "Language" accent. Even sub-regions of the same small country can have completely different sounds, much less a place the size of Australia.

Even here in the US, it's only a five hour drive from where I am to the depths of Louisiana. When we would get people from there I would sometimes have to stand in as a "translator" their Cajun accents were so thick. It's actually an amazingly interesting thing.

I had zero issues understanding the people in these videos, but my background doesn't really make me a fair judge.

As for my thoughts on the actual videos themselves... eh.. 50/50. They go back and forth between charming escapades and cringe-worthy stereotyping with alarming rapidity. In the end though, I am still interested in more and I look forward to future episodes. Like so many other people here, I am just hoping that there will be character evolution at some point. It's fine to establish loathsome stereotypes as a base from which to progress from.

If they just stay mired in that? Well.. I'm not the type to really enjoy people pointlessly heckling my pastimes. Knowing nothing about the crew, it's hard for me to tell if it's a group of fellow enthusiasts working towards and interesting story, or if it's just a bunch of people who got together and needed a cultural punching bag for their web video series.

Will continue to watch and see!

Ooh that bitch, fucking smug bitch.

I don't know...I liked it but I didn't. I going to try a few more episodes but the characters are just really unlikeable. Perhaps that's the point. The idea is great, but...I guess we'll see.

Why bring you diva GF to a DnD game and then expect your friends to act "normal". What did he think was going to happen and the DnD match...they would talk about other stuff and pretend that they weren't nerds for a while?

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