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Looming versus lurking. A philospohical query.

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posted on Jul, 22 2020 @ 11:45 PM
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So, I just ticked my wife off. How did I commit such a foul?

I was standing. In the hallway. Minding my own business... and... it was dark...

She accused me of looming... as if! I was clearly lurking...

Frankenstein was a loomer... as were most Scooby-Doo villains. Bela Lugosi... now, he was a lurker. He mastered lurking. I lurk like Bela...

I was NOT looming... I was clearly lurking.

So...what say you, ATS? Are you a loomer, or a lurker?

Do you practice the craft? (I do... it really freaks out people at Safeway...)

(If you are one of those David Caruso fans... he does neither... he leers in disgust.)




posted on Jul, 22 2020 @ 11:48 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

A likely story!

What were you fixedly peering at in the hallway? Hmmm??






edit on 22-7-2020 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 22 2020 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: madmac5150

A likely story!

What were you fixedly peering at in the hallway? Hmmm??







I was trying to figure out why one of our cats just scratched the crap out of me... then, tried to clean my fingers. I was a little weirded out, to be honest.



posted on Jul, 22 2020 @ 11:57 PM
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Depends.. are you tall? Do you loom over her? Lmao



posted on Jul, 22 2020 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150



cats just scratched the crap out of me



tried to clean my fingers.


I still feel like you're leaving something out..



edit on 23-7-2020 by NarcolepticBuddha because: Does this have anything to do with alpacas?




posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150

That's lurking lol.

The ex used to do that all the freaking time and I hated it. There's nothing like coming out of a room into a dark hallway and running right into another person. Scared the crap out of me every damn time.



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: AutomateThis1
Depends.. are you tall? Do you loom over her? Lmao


I am significantly taller, but... I hunch my back when in lurking mode. I'm like Smegal, but with body hair and... I'm a bit fatter.

It is truly a sight to behold...



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:08 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: madmac5150



cats just scratched the crap out of me



tried to clean my fingers.


I still feel like you're leaving something out..




Sadly, I haven't.

He is a very weird cat.

He likes to carry mice into the bathtub... why?

They cannot escape, and he gets hours of entertainment. Then...

...he releases them, back into the wild.

Very. Weird. Cat.



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Ha,

We know the real deal. You farted and laughed.

She didn't like that.




posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:21 AM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: madmac5150

Ha,

We know the real deal. You farted and laughed.

She didn't like that.



Yeah, not it.

We fart freely in this household.



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Umm, there is a clear distinction between the actions lol.

Looming would be innocently just being there.

Lurking would be actively intending do be there.

Hope that helps



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:28 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: madmac5150

Umm, there is a clear distinction between the actions lol.

Looming would be innocently just being there.

Lurking would be actively intending do be there.

Hope that helps


Freddy Kruger started as a loomer, the graduated to lurking...

Looming is a gateway sinister action. Lurkers lurk, for life. Just like penguins...



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150




Freddy Kruger started as a loomer, the graduated to lurking...

Yeah then Rick and Morty got hold of him and he became compassionate.

Larry, (buuurrrpp) yeah he was annoying..

Know your words bro, they're like things that matter



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: madmac5150




Freddy Kruger started as a loomer, the graduated to lurking...

Yeah then Rick and Morty got hold of him and he became compassionate.

Larry, (buuurrrpp) yeah he was annoying..

Know your words bro, they're like things that matter

dammit forgot the beer. to lazy to type an edit, so you know, beer.



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150

At least you weren't interloping.

Or were you..(?).......¿







edit on 23-7-2020 by NarcolepticBuddha because: alpaca



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: madmac5150
The dictionary definition of "looming" is "appearing indistinctly", so it's necessarily defined by what the other person can see. Your intention has nothing to do with the matter. There is no reason why the two should not overlap; your intention may be to lurk, and the objective effect may be that you are looming.


edit on 23-7-2020 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: madmac5150

A likely story!

What were you fixedly peering at in the hallway? Hmmm??

there's some Freudian 5#it going on here
I'm available for $90 / hr








posted on Jul, 23 2020 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: madmac5150

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: madmac5150



cats just scratched the crap out of me



tried to clean my fingers.


I still feel like you're leaving something out..




Sadly, I haven't.

He is a very weird cat.

He likes to carry mice into the bathtub... why?

They cannot escape, and he gets hours of entertainment. Then...

...he releases them, back into the wild.

Very. Weird. Cat.


I think all cats are descended from aliens. I think someone dropped off a boy and girl cat from another planet thousands of years ago, and all cats are descended from them, hence aliens.
Okay, I veered off subject, sorry. I’m gonna say you were looming. To me looming is a little more intense than lurking. And the wife is always right anyway, doncha know?



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