- Jan 27, 2010
There's definitely something not quite right about Shanty. He's been posting on English language message boards for years and yet his style never evolves, which leads me to believe it's entirely an affectation. Writing, like most organic processes, is in a constant state of evolution and change, and while occasionally Shanty changes his style it always reverts to classic Shantyism, like an actor realizing he accidentally broke character.
Certain elements of his style make no sense, either. He knows enough grammar to end his sentences with a period most times, but seldom adds a space before the next sentence. Then all of a sudden he'll add a space before the period. And the 1s at the end of the exclamation points, sometimes that happens naturally, but he puts them in every post on purpose. Why? Because it's all part of the act.
In the end it doesn't matter one way or the other. Whoever is doing the Shanty posts is expending a lot of effort into looking pathetic, and that tells you everything.
rs you are flat out wrong
you remind me of someone handicapping a sporting event who is analyzing a limited set of factors and not seeing the enormous implications of others
shanty is 100% real
i never do internet bets but on this one I would. tell me what proof you need and when you need it by and name your odds, as long as the payoff on my end is a few hundred
(obviously if it will cost me more to get the proof than I would win, I'm not gonna do it)