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CORN sign origins?

Unread postby pd Rydia » Fri Nov 28, 2003 2:20 am

We all know about the infamous corn sign. Yeah, this one:

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I'm not sure how many of you know how it came about. You see, September of 2002, we (the Ryo-OH/KY team) were picking Kate up from the Greyhound Bus Station. None of us, however, knew what she looked like. Rather than write her name on a sign, then, we wrote out CORN (as her characters, Aya and Ara, often say ICly that they like corn; which was made more amusing by the RP involving Raptre and Dia).

Anyway, we've carried this sign around with us to all sorts of conventions now, to help RPGWWers find each other. Invariably, we get a lot of questions about the sign's origins.

I think we should fabricate a more interesting story or stories to tell people who ask about the sign. So, here's a brainstorming thread. Feel free to post your ideas and suggestions here. :D <p>
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Unread postby Capntastic » Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:04 am

"Well, you notice how the corn replaces the O? And how phallic the corn symbol looks? Yeah. That's all I'm going to say."


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Re: !

Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Fri Nov 28, 2003 3:18 am

This isn't a sign, it's my livejournal. I put whatever's on my mind in that thing. And I've been kind of hungry. <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Unread postby Choark » Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:45 am

Hee, I remember holding up that sign at Otakon and being asked about it a lot. I espically needed it because of my attention span, I'd be walking along with the RPGWWers and suddenly I'd be like "Ooooh Anime" and wonder away from them without thinking and stare at the pretty anime books/figurines/films. Thus I'd hold the Corn sign as high as I can so everyone could hopefully see it over the crowd and run to me as i cried in lonliness.

Anyway I did think of some stupid reasons for it but most of em were personal.

"Oh yeah, ya see, I'm part of this group of corn lovers that go to as many conventations as possible to spread the word. The word is Corn by the way. Unforantly I accidentally said Hotdogs once so they've given me a sign so I don't forget."

"Oh I come from a farm from the West and Corn growing in our speciality. In fact you know some of those DVD's ya carrying? Made from our corn. I'm holding up the sign so our contact at ADV and Pioneer can find me easier. you do't believe me? Look miss/sir you may not be aware of it but almost everything has Corn in it somewhere, from your boots, to those pretty contacts ya wearing to that big banner you see over there. Corn is needed." *by this time they've probably looked at me like I was mad, laughed, and wondered off*

"Why the sign? Because I lost my virginity to Corn and the bastard won't call back. I hear Corn is fond of these conventions so I travelled here in the hopes to find the cunt and beat him to death with the sign he used to win me over."

"Corn? Corn corn corn. Corn Corn Corn!!" *just say that until they relise ya a twat and go away*

"Actually we're an American animation group. We're a bit short of funding at the moment so this sign is all we can afford to do, but once we finish our first title, also named Corn, we think we'll show everyone what true plant/vegtatble animation is all about! LONG LIVE CORN!!" *if you can try to honestly look like your mind has snapped like a brittle twig at the end part - and even froth at the mouth*

Anyway - there is some samples of some of the weird crap I came up with waiting for RPGWWers to find me.

When will you guys come and pick me up anyway? ;_;


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Unread postby SALSAlys » Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:06 am

*makes something up!*

"Why, CORN is a vital and essential part of every day life, don'tchaknow?! WE ARE HERE TO SPREAD THE WORD, BROTHA/SISTA! Why not join us in our evangelical raising of crop-awareness throughout the world! Nay, not the world, the COSMOS!"

West-coast RPGWWers should also make a corn sign.

*plots to make one to carry at next Fanime— if she can convince others to go as well*


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Unread postby PriamNevhausten » Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:28 pm

"It reminds me of my mother." And then stop talking. <p><span style="font-size:xx-small;">"It's in the air, in the headlines in the newspapers, in the blurry images on television. It is a secret you have yet to grasp, although the first syllable has been spoken in a dream you cannot quite recall." --Unknown Armies</span></p>

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Unread postby BrainWalker » Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:45 pm

Choark's answers amuse me, but honestly, I think coming up with random shit on the spot is more amusing than having a standardized bullshit response. <p><div style="text-align:center">Image</div></p>

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Unread postby JoshuaDurron » Mon Dec 01, 2003 8:43 pm

"It is the mark of the one who walks between the rows." -_- <p>

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Unread postby Uncle Pervy » Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:33 pm

This was the latest story I told.

"You see, there are many symbols along this noble banner. You will note the dragon and the kitty. But look here. You see how it says "Cabbit not included"? Well, there is a tragic story about a cabbit who fall into spring and drown 1300 years ago. Now anyone who fall in same spring become very very wet."

Then I fall solemnly silent.

At last year's Sugoicon, I told a story I don't remember, then said "Now give me a dollar. You know you want to." And they did :D <p>------------------
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Re: <---Phallic

Unread postby Justice Augustus » Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:04 pm

Option 1: Make a series of slips of paper with a time, date, and location on them and whenever anyone asks you look them deep in the eyes for a minute, then worriedly look around and give them the slip of paper. Then nod or wink at them and walk off.

Option 2: Shout CORN!!!! and then hit them with the sign. Run off giggling or singing something japenese sounding. They'll think you're cosplaying.

Option 3: Scream "You don't know! You weren't there!" Then burst into tears. If in a group the others should comfort you.

Option 4: "What corn sign?"

Option 5: "I'll tell you but it'll cost you your soul, your anal virginity,or a dollar." Then do one of the other 4 options.
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Re: <---Phallic

Unread postby LadyDragonClawsEDW » Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:48 pm

Dude, I just tell them I like corn. o_o <p>
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