Repost from /co/And in a sign of the apocalypse, Pennywise the Dancing Clown is now real and stalking the streets of Northampton:>A man dressed as a clown bearing a striking resemblance to the notorious film monster Pennywise is spooking residents by posing late at night around a town and waving at passers-by.>The figure has been spotted in full clown attire around Northampton - and one woman claimed he offered to paint her windowsills after knocking on her front door, despite having no equipment on him.>There is no explanation for the appearances by the clownhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2421823/Northampton-spooked-man-dressed-terrifying-clown-character-Stephen-Kings-It.So, are you prepared for clown-pocalypse?
>>27266199Also, real life random encounters thread, I guess.
>bears a striking resemblance>actually bears little resemblance, aside from being dressed as "a clown"And here I thought someone was LARPing a Dark Tower game.
>>27266849maybe it's just Gropey being drunk... or Gropey being sober
>>27266992It would not surprise me.
>>27266992Nah. I dress much better than that, nor do I have a bald-top.
>>27266849Seconded. >>27266295Nope. CLOWN THREAD.
>>27266849BUT HE HAS RED HAIR, HE IS A DEMON!Seriously, though, i hate it when people say shit like this. If anything, it's some dude trolling a town. So far, there has been nothing negative attributed to him. Been reading about him on /x/. He seems interesting.
>>27268772Oh Christ! Call Sec, the Captain, even goddamn Cargonia! Just get this clown away from me!
>>27268785If one clown doing nothing is all it takes, those are shitty towns. During Hurricane Katrina, some other performers and I started a clown gang to defend our street from looters and protect our selves/supplies.Clowns in combat boots and kevlar with guns: THAT should freak people out.I still have a rubber chicken filled with lead shot to make a sap.
>>27268860You got any pics? That sounds pretty legit.
>>27268860......You're joking right.I worked at Verde Mart.If this isn't a joke, thank you. PLEASE EMAIL ME.
>>27268968one sec.>>27268973Not a joke. Emailed. And I like your sandwiches too much to let anything happen to ya'll.
>>27269054That's a male. There are pictures of more of him.
>>27268968I don't ever post pictures of me with any of my face on. I have my nose on in this pic, so I blurred out the rest of my face. Not counting my shoulder rig, gloves and flash light, this is what I usually dressed in. Sage for self post
>>27269086I imagine the reveal is framed as a joke or other farce.
>>27269086My dick doesn't care.
>>27269086Actually, no, its not. She's a somewhat famour clown from mexico, and is a sixth gen clown, from clowning parents.She's not as cute without the makeup.
>>27269103SHOW US YOUR GIANT SHOOOOOOOOES
>>27269086There's also pictures of her without her makeup in her personal gallery, so
>>27269086http://spe.fotolog.com/photo/30/34/52/bugy_malabares/1260245240657_f.jpgDamn, if that's a guy he's doing a fucking fantastic job.
>>27269132I wore size 12 US Army Jungle issue boots. We were not clowning around. Do you think im joking? Katrina was no laughing matter.Honk.
>>27269128Are you the same gropey from the story with the money getting stapled to your chest and the pimp?And if so, do you have more? Because that was fucking wonderful.
>>27269207Yup, thats me.I have lots of stories.
>>27269103Looks like a regular fedoraman to me.
>>27269270So do most people on /tg/, it's like the Innsmouth look.
>>27269261Would you please tell a few? It'd really make my night to hear more of them, if it isn't too much trouble.
>>27269207This Gropey?>>27269270Never seen a fedorman with a kevlar vest.
>>27268860Why is there this idea that looters just ransack inhabited houses during major disasters? Or is everybody in new orleans living in a fucking electronics store?>>27268785What'd be funny is if there's a drop in crime because all the people who'd be out and about causing trouble but are fearing the cloown so staying in.Having said that though the trip fag at >>27268860 kinda has a point, in london I got off a coach at straford station (near where the olympics was held) after a week end spent in caravan by the seaside drinking something weaksauce and blue by the crateload, had to pee bad.Go to the nearest public toilet, huge black guy a half dozen steps in front of me as I'm getting to the outer door of the toilets, he goes in, suddenly just as I'm just about to go through, HE COMES BACK OUT, looking white as a sheet and just walks away from the toilet as fast as nonchalantly possible, I think "huh, weird", step through into the toilets, FUCKING CLOWN AT THE URINAL, not just a clown but a clown who is standing at the urinal with his dick out, not pissing or anything but holding himself like he is, and he's LEERING at me, eyeing me up and down.I pause, weigh up my options, decide "fuck this shit", stand at the urinal immediately next to him (there was a row of three, he was in the one furthest from the door) and PISS LIKE A BOSS, while this fucking clown is eyeing my junk up, then I hear someone come in and the clown's head whips around like a fucking hawk that's just seen a mouse which I take as my cue to zip up super fast (no shaking, so faint dribbling) and stride out past this poor fat guy who is just frozen in terror.SCARIEST. MOMENT. OF MY LIFE. But that's how London handles clowns, don't make eye contact (EVER, with ANYONE), and if they kill you at least take a piss first, you know?
>>27269270>obviously dosn't know Gropey
>>27268708>>27268747>>27268860Gropey's back kids!
>>27269390>But that's how London handles clowns, don't make eye contact (EVER, with ANYONE)This. London is made considerably better if you ignore everyone in it, and it's the only place in Britain you'll get away with ignoring everyone.
>>27269385Nah it's legit, see pic related, frontpage of the indy.
>>27269332i had no idea such places actually existed
>>27269270>>27269297Oh sheepshitting Christ no. Unless I get bitten by a bronie and catch the were-NEET.>>27269321Sure. I got a publishing deal to write about my time trainhopping, so I'll give you a sample.>>27269332Yeah, that's me.>>27269390Because they were trying to get jewelry, guns, food, whatever. For the most part, communities supported eachother and made it through ok, but there were some people who made it look like Somalia. It really was a mixture of the best and worst or humans durring a societal collapse, but I got no problem saying that there were two men that tried to rape a girl who got strung up from a balcony.I also won't deny that we didn't ransack for food, medicine and ammo from abandoned buildings. We never entered any place that had people in it, and we only too what we needed.Honestly, I kinda miss it sometimes. It was kinda like Gangs of Newyork meets the Jokerz gang from batman beyond. We ruled our little chunk, and other gangs learned to stay away.
>>27269565>trainhoppingI don't suppose you know a girl named Kri.
>>27269545how does that work, fluffwise, everyone else if dropping gods and dragons and shit, and then someone comes out of no where, sets up this elaborate chain-tight-rope-thing across the nearest two buildings and starts dripping pig blood on anyone stupid enough to stand below it?>I don't get MTG
>>27269528Holy shit get some Adblock man
>>27269528So what you're telling me is that GTA is out now...
>>27269613Rakdos is insane.
>>27269613I warn'd you 'bout Makattax yo.
>>27269565Are you ex-military or something? I remember that thread where you showed your first aid kit.There is no way you're a real person.
>>27269545Clearly you don't go to the right parties.>>27269606I know two.
>>27269647Anon, those stories of great heroes and tales of strange shit happen because of people. Gropey just happens to be one of them, it seems.
>>27266295>Real life random encounters threadI swear on all the stars in the sky and all the rocks on the ground I saw a bunch of kids Shadowrunning.
Oh shit, is it Clownpunk time?Or are we making a new rpg based on different groups of entertainers forming gangs after a natural disaster?
>>27269670What exactly do you mean by that?
>>27269649Do both of them live in New Orleans? The one I'm referring to lives in Columbus now, but I know she did some trainhoppin on the east coast for a year or so.
>>27269565>Modern day Necromunda in the post disaster lawlessness of New Orleans>No other gang fucks with the clowns.Fund it.
>>27269649Gropey, I'm running a pathfinder game soon and I was wondering. What class would you be? I need to make NPCs for the character to interact with I can think of none better to add to my campaign.
>>27269613That's the chain walker in his native habitat, not when you've summoned him to fight
>>27269689I saw a bunch of kids in combat gear armed with what I hope was airsoft guns running down the street with a wagon full of video games a couple of days ago. One of them was dressed decker style with some bizarre sunglasses/headphones combo deal while another had a WW1 style helmet and bolt action rifle. Pretty decent TD too.It was bizarre.
>>27269613It's in a rakdos review from the look of things. They do all kinds a crazy shit there.
>>27269613that's just a pic of him in a rakdos club (chaos worshipers basically)anyone hit by the blood was probably asking for it there
>>27269784The quote makes it sound like the chainwalker is just whoever got blood dripped on him by the last chainwalker, so basically you're summoning a random schlub with a dead pig in his hand.And he's up against rocket powered goblin air-surfers with grenades?
>>27269674Fund it.>>27269714Neither did. One was from Ohio, and the other from New Mexico.>>27269716Lame. Creepy clowns try too hard.>>27269719>>27269752Actually, that is about right.>>27269757Last time I listed all my skills and experiences, even with photo evidence, I was called a gary stu. >>27269788This is my old face/costume. Use it as clownpunk insperation. My face changed as I grew as a person durring my two-month long trainhopping/depressed drinking binge/show tour/death-journey, so I am less protective of it.
>>27269839Damn, son. We might have a friend in common. I'll have to ask her if she ever met a guy named Gropey.
>>27269839I only remember something about smithing, and feeling inspired to get competences like that.
>>27269878I'm sure that conversation will go over splendidly.
>>27269881I don't get it...
>>27269830Yeah he's a 2/1 which is pretty average for an armed human UNLESS he goes full retard then he gets stronger but can't block.
>>27269878She wouldn't know me as Gropey. That is not my actual stage name.Just ask if she remembers a drunk clown with a bed of nails looking for a place to die while performing across the south.My patois is pretty thick too.
>>27269757Martial artist, piercing and tattoo artist, clown, sideshow freak, blacksmith, hunter, medic and some sort of soldierly backround (speculated, but he makes a point of not talking about it).
>>27269933Gotcha. Will do.
>>27269897>Who's on first?>Is he gropey?>Uh I dunno, who's on first?>I was asking you, is he gropey?>I DON'T KNOW! WHO. IS. ON. FIRST!?etc...
Have you ever killed a man Gropey?ALSO: we need clownpunk fluff and setting.
>>27269983Lol>>27270167You have no idea how rude and uncomfortable that question is.
>>27270167Don't be that guy
>>27270215so yes then.
>>27270167Bro, that is not cool. You don't ask a person that.
>>27270300some girl from DA I posted on my tumblr blog.Any one still want a story?
>>27270269Goddamn I love women performers. Saw some fire dancers the other week. On the street I might not have given them a second look, but when they're on stage, they're fucking gorgeous.
>>27270301No, really. Shut the fuck up. >>27270316Yes, please. That'd be wonderful.Sorry about that one shitbag.
>>27270331hit a nerve. sounds like a good murder story!
>>27270316Always. We always want a story. We are clamoring horde, chanting "story-time" in unison. We are a thousand anons from a thousand walks of life with a thousand times a thousand opinions, and the only thing we ever agree is that yes we want a goddamn story.
>>27270330Never fall in love with a woman performer. I made that mistake.>>27270331>>27270306>>27270267Just ignore it.Storytime...
>>27270330>uni>basketball game>dance team comes on during extended time-out>this one grill is absolutely mesmerizing to watch>see her up close>5/10>>27270379If /tg/ were a cliched movie scene, we'd be the cavemen/foot soldiers/cowboys/campers sitting around a fire, swapping ghost stories.
>>27270356Look man it's just in bad taste to ask someone if they killed someone. Only edgy children do that.
>>27270422>Never fall in love with a woman performer. I made that mistake.If it's not too much to ask, could you tell that story after the one you're preparing to tell? I would like to know what the problem is with dating female performers.
>>27270456They're often too carefree to actually be in a relationship. Or at least the one I knovv is.
>>27270456Well obviously I'm not Gropey, but I can tell you that dating artists in general is typically a bad idea, imo. The wide lot of them are batshit crazy. I got a degree in art, but never dated an artist in college, because every time I talked to one, they were either a very angry feminist, a burnt out druggy, or believed in auras or chakras or some shit.
>>27269332>Never seen a fedorman with a kevlar vest.Really? I have. A lot of fedoras are /k/-tier shut ins.
>>27269545And now I want to make a Rakdos circus deck.
>>27269545What places? Fetish clubs? They exist. Mostly in really big cities. In B-list cities, some normal clubs will have fetish nights....W-what? It's not like I go to them or an-ney thing. Baka.
>>27270573Nothing to be ashamed of mate. We're all fetishy friends here.
Rolled 19>>27270589Rolling to acquire clown fetish, DC 15.
>>27270456I spent six years with one, and she was the reason I spent two months riding the rails looking for a place to die and performing for booze money with any vaudeville or burlesque show that would have me. I see myself in this picture, and reminds me love is too much of a lie. I was a Tramp in love with this pretty little white face with the red button nose. She was my everything; I showed her the world and showed let her find the wonderful person inside herself, while she gave my life meaning and kept me safe from myself. Years of devotion, and she needs a new thrill, and she wrecks my life to do it. Six years of love and sacrifice and several thousands dollars of wasted wedding deposit later, all because she wants to be miserable, and make me the same way. Then she named the kid that isn't mine, after my grandfather, to spite me. Here’s a drink of whiskey to you, Squeeks. I gave you my heart and you ran away with it. Wobbles will always be your drunken fuckup.The show must go on.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nHUSVX6kPoBut enough of this dark place. Time for a happier story: Gropey loses his elephant.
>>27270635I'll dump my extensive collection of actually good clownporn in /s/ sometime.
"Gropey loses his elephant".A while back, after breaking up with my then fiance of six years, I decided it would be a good idea to put my face on, pack an old leather suitcase full of my sideshow props and booze, and hop the rails and wander the south. I got several stories from the different shows I crashed, was invited to and started, and this is one of them. Anyways, three days in, and im half way through texas on a west bound freight train in an empty cargo car with two art school students from Savannah GA. They actually turned out to not be pretentious douchesacks, and wanted to use their summer of amature train jumping for their creative writing class, as asked if they could follow me for a bit.We got on pretty well, and the girl (we'll call her Rally) played the uke pretty well, and the boy (we'll call Ramble) was an excellent juggler and a quick study of some basic hand magic and clown gags I taught him. We decided that we'd call ourselves the Rabble Rouser's Circus, and took it upon our selves to paint such on our train car, and fill it with hay and balloons. If anyone between Texas and New Mexico have seen us street performing or has pics, I would appreciate them, btw.Anyways, enough background, this is the story of the end of the week-long adventure and life of the RRC.
>>27270710For almost a straight week, we went undisturbed in our claimed train car, though as a precaution, we always had our kit ready to bug out so other than the dozens of balloons, balloon animals and posters we decorated the car with, we'd never accidentally leave shit behind.Anyways, we're all drunk asleep after some great street performances, when we are rudely woken up by a Yardy (train yard security), who is absolutely dumb-founded by our private carnival we have set up.He's obviously new, because he's utterly confused to why what looks like a circus train car (we stenciled the RRC name on in white real nicely) filled with hay and circus folk is doing on a steel and mail train.With a belly full of whiskey, and a mouth full of bullshit, I responded knee-jerk with what will be remembered by all four present as something you'll never hear again:"Oh shit! Oh fuck! Where is the elephant!?!?"
>>27270728Ramble and Rally are both Literature/Creative writing majors, but both are real into theater (obviously) and caught on real quick. Ramble starts talking on his cellphone like he's trying to contact the rest of the circus, and Rally start bawling her eyes out that "Her sweet little Mugumbo is lost an scared".By this point we got all our stuff and the Yardie is 100% under the impression that our car got missconnected at the last yard, and that there is an asian elephant that we we're staying in the car with running around the depot.Its pretty hard not to believe the guy in clown makeup.So, the Yardie is on his radio, absolutely scared shitless that there is an elephant running loose, and we just keep egging it on, not wanting to get arrested. We start going on that we need to split up and find "Gumby" before she or someone else gets hurt. The Yardie agrees, GIVES US HIS SPARE YARD GATE KEYS, and we all go off, calling for Mugumbo and whistling.We all meet up at a a fleamarket, and have our final show, with a simple plywood sign that we painted "In loving memory of Mugumbo the elephant" before parting ways. I lost contact with them, and hope both Ramble and Rally safe journeys, and to always keep an eye on their elephant.
>>27270728>"Oh shit! Oh fuck! Where is the elephant!?!?"My sides have left the circus stage.
>>27270654Now I'm sorry I asked.
>>27270758It's a shame I don't live at a place vvhere this vvould be possible. Gives me another reason to consider moving to 'murica after I finish uni.
>>27270654As soon as reached the part of the solemn soliloquy where you said Wobbles, I envisioned a morose clown delivering the line and burst into laughterGoddammit clowns really can make anything funny
>>27270654This is a clown thread, but you're making me cry. I really don't know what to say manBrohug?
>>27270758I'm going to have to remember that one for next time I need a line to distract a guard
>>27270762Thats my job.>>27270782>>27270809Yeah, fuck it, I am drunk as hell. Wobbles is what I go by. >Goddammit clowns really can make anything funnyHumor in tragedy. Smile at oblivion.
>>27270855What's your favorite act or joke of the one's you been a part of? I'm not sure if that's phrased right, I know fuck-all about clowns.You'll always be Gropey to us
>>27270855More stories please? You are a lot more likeable when you're not trying to sell people on your larp.
>>27270855>Humor in tragedy. Smile at oblivion.
>>27270573Different guy but I guess it's just weird thinking places that extreme exist. I mean riding crops and chains is one thing but spike through the cheeks and money stapled to the chest is another.
>>27270939There's worse places in the U.S then that. The kind of places that make you want to kill everyone inside and piss upon their ashes. The world is sicker then you think.
>>27270973The world is more everything than you think. It's a pretty big place, you know.
>>27270855Have you ever been to Europe?
>>27270904My magic card trick (with a staplegun) or the crotch of death. Classic block-head is fun too.>>27270939If you truly belong, you'll find them.>>27271001Lived in several different countries, and have toured the seedy underbelly with an alt circus.
>>27270973I expect just about every kind of strange place exists, it doesn't make it any less stranger to think about it though.
>>27271052You're a pretty awesome person.
>>27268708Wait. Are you like, a legitimate clown? As in "clown college" clown? As in, "if one of my colleagues dies, we'll attend his funeral in full kit" clown?
>>27271052In that case, did you live in Hungary or close to it? I vvanna knovv vvhere I could most probably find avvesome people like you.
>>27271052>If you truly belong, you'll find them.I don't mean to be insulting but I guess I'm kind of glad that's true.I don't think I could handle shit like that in the real world.
>>27271052What's going on in that picture? Is she pulling a nail out of your face? Do you enjoy the pain, or can you just ignore it, or what?
>>27271086Awww... Thanks...>>27271100Yes. I am fourth gen clown, third gen sideshow performer, and a graduate of Barnum and Baily who's thesis was on socio-spritual anthropology of clown theory.>>27271125Germany was as far east as I lived.>>27271128Not insulted. Just the truth.>>27271136The young lady is pulling out an eight inch long steel nail I hammered through my sinus cavity. This trick is one of the most traditional sideshow stunts, and known as the blockhead.I don't feel pain, because I KNOW pain isn't real. Most traditional sideshow is based on Yogi/Fakir religious rites.
>>27271128It's all the real world, anon. All things, happy and horrible. There could be a guy on the other side of the sitting driving nails in his dick for fun and you'd probably never know.
>>27271228Shit, man. That is fascinating. I've always wished I could make myself not feel pain. I'd fuck myself up so badly, it's not even funny. But I only enjoy moderate pain, nothing severe. I don't like pain too much, yet I enjoy self destruction. Now that is irony.
>>27271228>Yes. I am fourth gen clown, third gen sideshow performer, and a graduate of Barnum and Baily who's thesis was on socio-spritual anthropology of clown theory.Huh. Cool. Clown culture's interested me ever since I found out it was a thing. Do you have any resources you could point me towards where I could learn more? Books, websites?
>>27271228>I don't feel pain, because I KNOW pain isn't real. Most traditional sideshow is based on Yogi/Fakir religious rites.You learn something new everyday.
>>27271235I understand that, I just don't really want to be looking for that kind of stuff.I'm pretty young so yeah, not much experience. Just started college a couple weeks ago.
>>27271228>Most traditional sideshow is based on Yogi/Fakir religious rites.That's really cool.
>>27271293I just did a search for clovvn culture. Found a vviki page for "clovvn society", then this... >See also: Sin-eater. Nevv nVVoD character idea.
>>27271293Email me. I'll send you shit.>>27271301Swallowing swords, walking on hot coals/broken glass, beds of nails, smashing cinderblocks off your belly/crotch, feats of strength and insurance... All as old as people willing to try and show how badass they are.
>>27271393Hey Gropey, I've seen you in a thread or two before, but I don't remember if anyone asked how you have internet.Do you have a laptop, or do you just use libraries or other places with public computers and internet access?
>>27271393Hovv did you even get into all of this stuff you do? I believe those stories might be pretty informative.
>>27271530I am currently living in VA with family, because my grandfather, who literally saved me from myself, and got me into performing, is not doing too hot.Then I got my smartphone, laptop etc. I make decent money, and owned a house down in LA, and currently helping support my family while my grandpa is doing poorly. >>27271540My family on my Maternal Grandfather's side is all circus and carnival folk, focusing on sideshow (my main act) and clowning.
>>27266199>There is no explanation for the appearances by the clownThis statement is retarded. There is an obvious fucking explanation : someone is dressing up as the clown for the lulz.
>>27271632From /cgl/ with love
>you will never lead a life as storied and rich as Gropey'sand i thought i've done some pretty cool stuff
>>27271607>I am currently living in VA with family, because my grandfather, who literally saved me from myself, and got me into performing, is not doing too hot.> Then I got my smartphone, laptop etc. I make decent money, and owned a house down in LA, and currently helping support my family while my grandpa is doing poorly. Ah okay. I hope your grandfather gets better quickly.
>>27271758>well tell us some of your stories. They may not be as colorful as Gropey's but i'd like to hear them
>>27271825Didn't mean to greentext that, sorry.
>>27271758At the same time you'll probably never go through the deep depression that he has either.
>>27271758Live YOUR life. Live for yourself, and no one else. I do not live to have stories to tell, but to have one to live. Do what makes you happy.>>27271787Its.... Not that kind of sickness. He's an old, tough as nails ex marine who landed on the beaches of Normandy, lived his whole life as a carnie and circus performer before and after that, raising a family, and passing on his knowledge.My grandpa is the man. Pic related, working on a bed of nails.>>27271908Yeah. Perpetual self loathing isn't a goal you should have. I genuinely dislike myself.
>>27271962>I genuinely dislike myself.Aw... why?
>>27271962>Its.... Not that kind of sickness. Oh... Sorry to hear that. From what you've mentioned of him, he sounds like a great guy.
>>27271607I think we have met actually, you go through the Shenandoah Valley sometimes? I
>>27271825Oh, well, uh, they're not really stories, just snippets of memories.I remember celebrating Christmas mass in Nha Trang. It was so packed with people they held two services: one inside the cathedral and one outside. The one outside was 'crashed' by government agents who blared disco music in an attempt to drown out the priest. Also, when we went up for communion you could hear people whispering "westerners! westerners!" I know now not to call dead people 'corpses' because they were once a human being with lives, emotions, and family until recently. My fire chief told me that after a blue code.I once put my hand on a whip scorpion in a cave. Neither of us was very amused. Also, a cool way to detect wolf spiders lurking in the grass: shine your light across it. Any spiders looking your direction will reflect the light. They look like emeralds.>>27271908Well, I've had my rough spots, but nowhere near as bad as what Gropey's gone through. I feel for you, Gropey.
>>27272024Reasons.>>27272060I have, but I don't have any particular memories of the place. Probably just passed through
>>27272115The name Eckard mean anything to you?
>>27272092Celebrating Christmas in Vietnam sounds interesting. Does the government not like christians over there or something? Being a fireman must've given you some different insight on life, hows that job?
>>27272145Way I figure it, it was either you or someone else who was a clown that looks a lot like you.
>>27272145I honestly suck with names. Where might you know me from/doing what?Last time I was in WV, I was drunk with a now ex-best friend when we went to go see Jesco White perform.
>>27270269>>27270300>>27270316Looks a lot like Emily Autumn to me.
>>27272256Yeah, thought so at first, but I'm not that sure, that's vvhy I asked.
>>27272115wow so mysterious you are so awesome man you must be like a 2013 humphrey bogart
>>27272202I meant the VA side around Harrisonburg. Eckard was setting up something for a party after Halloween about 3 years ago. He was trying to set some big show up for the region, I forget what for now but I remember seeing someone who looked a lot like you there, who said they were a clown. capital K
>>27272289Eh relax man. That was a wicked personal question he was asked, I wouldn't expect anyone to answer a question like that.
>>27272174Well, it was a decade ago. I'm sure things have changed since then, but yeah they hated catholics. They only let two priests be ordained each year; they thought the church wanted to take over from the inside. Communists, mang. I only worked as a volunteer firefighter for around a year. It was very rewarding, but very stressful at times. Life tips: wear seatbelts, for the love of god wear your seatbelt -- if you roll your car and you're not wearing your seatbelt, you will die no questions asked; if someone is being electrocuted, don't grab them and pull them, kick them away from the wire; rednecks are good people, they're just fat and misunderstood
>>27272319Either way if it was you or some other guy, whoever it was, was good people.
>>27272256>>27272281No. Its not. I worked a show for her once. She's a cunt.Uhmmm..... Maybe? 3 years ago was a while, and I was living in NOLA. My name does start with K though. Does the name Buster Britches mean anything?
This is awesome, but we need more clownpunk.
>>27272377It may have been me. What was the show? Feel free to email me.
>>27272449Honesty I forget now was too long ago, and yeah Buster rings a bell. Still in the region, just a friendly. Anal Pope guys and the downriverkillers say hi.
>>27272353Your life sounds plenty interesting to me, you don't need to be a badass that people will write songs about to have a good and interesting story, but what do i know? im an 18 year old kid joining the airforce.
>>27272598Be careful, Chris.
>>27272615nope, my names Phil. tell your buddy Chris good luck though, maybe il see him out there
>>27272448Well, for a while, when I got back from my train hopping and in VA, I was talking about starting a clown-gang and raising hell. Weapons (other than guns and cleavers and knives) mostly ripped off the Joker from batman...*Of course, rubber chicken saps (made one)*High pressure squirt flowers with mace(Made one, still has some development issues)*trying to figure out how to make a spring drive strong enough to make some steel chatter teeth that could bite through shoes (that one never happened (gave up)*BANG gun. The flag would have been hidden in the suppressor (never made one)*Gunbrella (pic somewhat related, never made one)*taser-joy-buzzer (still in development)>>27272564Well fuck, BB is my buddy. If you ever need a professional sideshow performer/adult venue clown, give me an email, or email me and i'll send you my professional page on facebook. Next show I am doing is a circus themed with a tribal dance troupe, and otherwise I am still in negotiations for my october slots.
>>27272710forgot the damn pic
>>27272707Maybe you will. He's a short guy, black hair. Nicest fucking kid I have ever met, not even exaggerating.
>>27270939Money stapled to the chest is not that extreme at all. I've done that and I'm nowhere near Gropey, I just come from a peculiar white trash blend of ghetto and redneck.
>>27272861>I just come from a peculiar white trash blend of ghetto and redneck.That is unfortunate and you have my condolences, but yes, the staplegun isn't even the tip of the iceberg.
>>27272861I know two guys that do a trick involving taking a vodka bottle and uppercutting the other guy with it in the balls, they normally do it indoors in a low ceilinged room for dramatic effect. The little guy takes the shot in the balls, and the bigger guy who hits him does it some way where it lifts him off the ground by his nads.
>>27273008The little guy completely ignores it, and most of the time he comes close to touching the ceiling.
>>27266849Uh...so you know what Pennywise looks like? Righteous, man. I want the next hit, dooood.>doesn't besboll's been bretty good to me>doesn't Just After Sunset.
>>27273008I prefer a logging ace and a water melon, or a sledgehamemr and cinderblock, but different strokes and all that.
You cool with being the BBEG of my clownpunk game Gropey?Im totally playing you like a manic bill the butcher.
>>27273210Sounds awesome. Do post updates!
Gropey, how do you get into adventures and shenanigans? I know they mostly just happen, but how do you go and do it all? Train hopping, helping people like during katrina, impromptu acts of kindness and all of that; I want to do things like that, for at least a year, can you give us some advice or tips on how to do it?
>>27273278I really don't know what to say, except if you want to do something, do it. If you don't like something, change it. If someone needs help, help them.Its gets me in trouble too. If you do it right, then people will help you when you need it though.I honest can't answer this question any farther
>>27273420Not the guy you're replying to, but thats a good philosophy.Live life how you want to. Don't let shit hold you back.
>>27273473That's a good philosophy, but... money's alvvays in the vvay if you're from a relatively poorer country.
DID SOMEBODY SAYCLOWNPUNK>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19498130/>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19512086/
>>27273517Money isn't the issue ever. Doing what you think is right always has priority. Been homeless, done odd jobs to keep clothes on my back and food in my belly, sometimes going without. Rescued a couple animals while homeless from people on the street abusing them beating them, stopped a random guy from slitting his wrists with a glass shard by tying his arms behind his back with my belt, helping people does not require anything other than a willingness to try, life sucks a lot of the time, but not helping people because you think you can't do anything is just making excuses for yourself. I'm not saying go jump in a burning building, that is for firemen, but if shit goes down and you're there either get out of the way or help. The phone's for you, it's your humanity calling..
>>27273541Fuck yeah!If I might expand some notes as both a clown, and an asshole who gets in fights:*When someone gets if your face, if you pull out a balloon animal and make it without breaking eye contact before giving it to them, they will stand there dumb founded. I have tested the phenomenon several times, and it always works.Me: Say that to my facesubject: _______ What are you going to do about it.>Balloon is pulled from pocket and made into a simple dog>Balloon is handed to subject>Subject stares confused and intranced by balloon dog>Kick him in the nuts/ headbutt his nose into his face.Follow this up by screaming into their face "WHY ARN'T YOU LAUGHING?" or "DO YOU WANNA HEAR THE PUNCHLINE!?!" and there is no one in the fucking bar who will fuck with you. *When you are dressed as a clown, if you act like you're through with someone's BS, they will 9/10 be intimidated. The clown is not joking anymore mother fucker. When you give a command in a stern voice, and in a threatening manner, dead-face serious, followed by honking the subjects nose.... They listen. *You can get out of a lot of shit, because no one wants to admit to the cops that they got shit-kicked by a clown. Ever.
>>27273770>... followed by honking the subjects noseFuck, I lost it so hard. I am dead, but my laughter has become one with the cosmos.
>>27273888Life is a joke. Have fun with it. >>27273643All this is very good. Life is hard, brutal, ugly and cruel, but we're all in this show together.
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>>27273996For this thread? I support this.
>>27273541>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19498130/Shit. These take me back...
>>27273643>either get out of the way or helpI... Can I just vent about something for a moment?I'll spoiler it so nobody has to read my /adv/-tier faggotry.I was involved in a car crash recently. Some dumbass had run a red light and the bus I was on T-boned them.My thought process immediately afterwards was something like this:>pick myself up, dust myself off>Am I, or anyone around me, in immediate harm? No.>Who's in charge? Okay, the bus driver and some girl already have things under control. At least two people are on their cell phones with the police.>Everything cool? Good, now sit down, shut up, wait for the Emergency Response guys to get here, and let them do their damn job.Everybody talks about waiting for the moment where they can to stand up and be the hero. That all it takes is being in the right place at the right time. I found myself thrust into something approximating that, and I did nothing. NOTHING. I calmly rationalized that there was nothing I could contribute to the situation, and I sat back down.I mean, nobody was seriously hurt, even the guys in the car managed to get out and walk away, but still. I didn't even TRY.
>>27274019Except you did try. You saw no one injured, nothing you could do to help, so you did the best thing you could do, and keep out of the way. If someone had been hurt, things would have been different - because you actively checked to see if you could help.
>>27274019so whats the problem exactly? It sounds like you were going to help if needed, if everything was under control and you couldn't help at all staying out of the way is the best thing you could've done. Im glad you're alright anon.
>>27274019Everything was already being taken care of it sounds like man, you stayed calm, didn't cause the situation to escalate, and made sure that things were being taken care of. If anything you did a good job even though you don't think you did anything.
>>27274019You looked and saw that nobody was hurt and everything was under control. Better than me, I saw a car wipe out and probably would have kept driving if another guy in the car hadn't been like "pull over there" and got out to help.
If anyone is compiling fluff for a clownpunk page, I demand gropey be a canon character.Like Bill the Butcher or Don Corleon. Its his town, and he wants wants best for it. God help you if you are a problem.
Thanks for the stories Gropey.
>>27274225You're welcome. I'll post more sometime if we have nother clownpunk thread. Sorry im kinda a downer tonight
>>27274255Kinda a dovvner? These stories are pretty fuckin' good I'd say. VVorth staying up for. (It's 8 am novv and I vvas here four hours ago)
>>27274255You see it as being a downer, we see it inspiring words. Sure some of the side you show is depressing but it's reality. If you ever get tired of being a clown I would suggest trying to be a motivational speaker.
>>27268810It's such a shame the legendary hero of the station, Cuban Pete, never took the time to play clown. I wonder whatever happened to him...
>>27274621I vvonder if someone could pull off RPing Gropey on any station.
Posting in an epic thread.
>>27274621The secret endgame boss is actually the priest.
>>27274621Wasn't Cuban Pete's thing blowing the station up? Like, he wasn't especially clever, or fast; he just went chemist, made bombs, blew shit up.I wasn't around for his heyday. Obviously. A question for Gropey, if he's still here: How did you decide on your face?
>>27274678>chemistNo son, Cuban Pete made bombs in toxins. He discovered the bomb cap, iirc. Forever imortalized in the Space villan 2000 game, if you emag and win, you get a Cuban Pete hat and a bomb.
>>27274678Well, its a very personal thing based on both character archetype, personality and your face without makeup. It reflects how you interact with the world, people and situations, and thus your clowning habits.For most clowns, your face is subtlety tweaked and improved until it it perfect, and then is yours for life. Most professionals have an egg registered in England with the clowning archives, which copyrights the face to the clown (painted on an empty, clean egg as per tradition).Changing a your face is a big deal.Since I was 6, I have been an Auguste tramp. About two years ago, as I was train hopping and trying to die, I changed to a white face. Its a complicated thing.
>>27269332*summons the best Olive Oyl voice I can muster*MY HERO~
>>27274805Do clowns generally play with or against their actual physical characteristics/personality?Would it be odd for a cheerful clown to wear a mopey face, and vice versa?
>>27274678Pete definitely was fast, because when you heard his name you had around three minutes until the station got blown to oblivion. And he finished the bombs long before that, and was usually just fucking around with people. And he definitely was smart. And if one thing is for sure, he was the most robust son of a bitch I've ever seen.
>>27275039>tfvv I only started playing about a year ago and never met Cuban Pete
>>27274970As many clown kink girls as I know, no one will ever replace my Squeeks. >>27275032With. Clowns by natural definition are an expression of absurdity focusing on an amplified human personality trait, a character. Pagliacci Syndrome is actually a real issue, and is caused by forcibly changing your mind set 180 degrees. It can, and will kill you after a while. You play on your real personality to make it seem absurd and cope. To pretend to be anything else is lieing to yourself, and the road to self destruction.
>>27274805>EggsI read about those in Men at Arms! Those are real?
>>27275168Yep. Clowns international keeps the records.
>>27271100Am I smelling a Modern Family quote?
>>27275083No, no clown kink here. (Or at least if I do, it's very mild.) Nice person kink! You are a delightful fellow.
>>27275204Cor'. Thanks to you, Gropey, I think I'll learn how to make balloon animals.Just to kick douches in the balls.
>>27271100To be fair, I heard clown college is really difficult.
>>27269054Goddamn, I'd honk her horn.
>>27275083>Pagliacci Syndromewhats that? Google has nothing
Gropey is a chronic liar you should not listen to.
>>27275256D'aww thanks.>>27275269Good luck. Pic related.>>27275272With B&B, 90 auditioned, 13 got in, 4 graduated (including me) and two went on tour with Ringling Bros. (not me).>>27275277I'll go into the virtues of clown girls, another time.
>>27275388While its not officially a psychiatric condition, its a reference to the opera, as >>27275418 points out.Paglioccio is being cheated on by Colombia with Harlequin. Everyone knows, and even he does, but he hides his broken heart behind his makeup, before snapping one day and stabbing her on stage.BTW, found this on the archives: BASIC CLOWN THEORY.
>>27275433Why do you think so?
>>27275433Might be he embellishes some things, but it's not like clowns aren't real.
>>27275575Every time I see this one I alvvays reread it and it never fails to move my sides.
>>27275552I've seen you post pictures you claim are yours when I know for a fact they aren't and I've heard you spew shit on subjects you don't know a damn thing about.
>>27275621We're going to need some direct proof there guy..
Do tell. Show me an archived post, and I will show you proof of the pic.
>>27275621Oh shit, is someone talking sass about Gropey?
I have him on facebook he's a pretty genuine dude not interested in murderlating the children
>>27275621This happens all the time."thats not you in that boar pic"and he posts his boots and a pic of him smiling holding the boar."thats not you fencing"And he shows a pic of him in the same kit without a helmet/maskJust give up
>>27275621Real or not, just sit back and enjoy the ride. Life isn't about sweating the small stuff.
>>27275621Im friends with him on facebook.He actually dosn't post the more unbelieveable stuff.Your jelly is showing.
>>27275575That one is always so beautiful. Never fails to make me giggle.
This is my first time seeing Gropey. I'm jealous of his life. I wanna be a clown too, man. But I know that I couldn't. Rakdos would never take me.
I don't care if Gropey is who he says he is or not. He is mantling a Clown and that is all I care about.He has brought me mirth and inspiration. He has succeeded in making my day.
>>27275753Put your trip back on Gropey.All these people sucking attention whore cock and asking for more.
>>27276051>Guy is interesting>people are interested>"STOP"Nah. Real shame about this /tg/ related thread though, what with all the /tg/ this thread was about to begin with.
>>27275953>jealous of GropeyYeah, he has done a lot of cool stuff and knows a ton, but I wouldn't be jealous if i were you.He tells us mostly the cool stuff, but you notice how he gets quiet and stops posting when people ask some things? He probably 50 kinds of fucked up from the stories he dosn't share.
>>27275953>Jealous of GropeyThe fuck is wrong with you, dude? Sure, his antics are entertaining, but who in their right mind would WANT to be Gropey? Except maybe Gropey.
>>27275953>Rakdos>Not SlaaneshJust an FYI: Clownbro is all about Slaanesh.
>>27276211Me. I want to be Gropey
>>27276211He has mentioned several times that he dislikes himself in general.Gropey dosn't even want to be Gropey.
>>27276063Whats up you're ass? We're doing in-depth research on clownpunk by going to the source, a punk clown.We're researching for a traditional game./tg/
>>27276229Get drunk, get homeless, paint yourself like a clown and ride the rails. Perform at any place that'll take you and have people staple money to your chest. Pretty sure it's easy to be like Gropey if you really wanna. Surviving being like Gropey, on the other hand....I know several people like him. They don't wear clown makeup. I don't envy them one damned bit. I will say that I like the fellow, just in the same way that I like those people. The clown makeup and performance certainly adds a lot to it. It almost makes it fun and mysterious. But you only perform for a short time. It's the time OFF the stage, when you aren't performing, that you get to live with the life you've chosen.And no one should envy that kind of life. Good fucking fuck no.
>>27276262He makes good money, but he's also from a performing family, so he has connections.That alone puts him on a level that anyone else wanting to be him couldn't reach.I got a feeling he's one of those guys who can command a room and talk to anyone, but can't "turn it off". Hes always in "showanship mode" and it probably grates of people after a while and exhausts him.I respect gropey, but he has my pitty.
So....He hates himself? It explains all the dangerous violent hobbies like boar hunting and steel sword fighting.
>>27276302Like I said, I know people like him. There's a certain class of people that have an almost pathological need to perform, to live a certain seedy kind of performance-centered life that's fun to watch or read about, but miserable to actually experience. He seems like a great guy. And a lot of people like that are! I won't even say it's best that he get out of the life, because he sure as fuck never will and would probably wilt away and die if he tried. A lot of people there don't just do it because it's all they know, they do it because it's all they will ever want to do.That sort of person is semi-glamorous but also pitiable; the sad clown we all look down on but also sort of admire and respect. Personally I'm very happy that I've only ever had to live on the edge of groups of people like that, and I'm more than satisfied with my own comparatively mundane life.
>>27275540Wow. This is what he wrote his thesis on? He's smarter than I gave him credit for.
>>27270654Do you even Paggliacci? Shoulda done you some stabbin'
>>27275168Anything used in discworld that isn't EXPLICITLY magical is has a real-world counterpart, and generally the more detail PTerry goes into the realer it is.There's a note at the start of Feet of Clay that the anti-fire system of Ankh-Morpork (close off the downstream rivergates, flood the city) PTerry came up with as a joke he later found out had really been used by Boston, MA and a few other cities.
>>27266199Doesn't look a thing
In case anyone hasn't noticed, I'd just like to point out that Gropey is basically a real life adventurer.
>>27266199a repost from /co/ that belongs on /x/ that is on /tg/.Wat
>>27280655>Gropey is a real life unknown armies characterFixed that for you
For all the people wanting excitement or adventure in their lives: No you don't. You really don't, it is not exciting or fun it is terrifying. It is a difficult life full of so many insurmountable odds. You only hear about the people who didn't instantly go under. You have to actively make bad choices and (only just) live with the consequences. For all the fantastic glory and honour these stories make you think about, the deepest and darkest parts of that life haven't been mentioned or you only casually brush over.More accessibly, you read all these wonderful stories about heroes, but the stories don't tell you about that mundane time when the hero had a shit. The stories don't truly stress to you how uncomfortable the hero's thighs chafe when he's all kitted out. And the stories can't make you feel the excruciating fear of "my fingers are slipping from this ledge, I AM going to die", not truly understanding and feeling that fear. What is that thing that is your breaking point that you cannot do? You HAVE to do it.Don't wish for adventure, you'll regret it immensely.
>>27281130As humbleing as this is, it makes me respect clownbro more.
>>27269332>stapling money to you>new orleansWas it your birthday, or is that a generally accepted method of tipping fetish club performers?
>>27266199>Daily MailThe guy has a fucking facebook page, holy fuck, Daily Fail makes Twitter look like respectable journalism.
>>27281530I've seen other sideshow guys do it too. I think its standard.
>>27281530Its standard sideshow/painproof fodder. My chest, arms, tongue, forehead....And for your info, that pic and story happened in VA.
>>27269133>>27269150Damn cute with the makeup on, really like the look without though. Plays to my fancies.
>>27281753>>27281875Ah okay. I asked because I was in New Orleans during my last birthday and met several people who insisted on pinning money to me. Apparently that's some sort of tradition there?
>>27282042Yes, with a safety pin or button. But if people find out its your bday, you'll be beaten and robbed.I miss home. Everything is simple there.
>>27282707>But if people find out its your bday, you'll be beaten and robbed.Please explain this.
>>27282747Sorry, Its NOT your birthday.Karmic justice. If you wander the streets with a button/safetypin and a dollar or two hanging off of it, total strangers will come up and give you a dollar. If someone outs that its not really your birthday, then you're fair game.Kinda weird, but the "party and death" culture is big on birthdays.
>>27283449Alright, that makes a lot more sense.
>>27283449I have a question that concerns all of /tg/.As a clown, how do you feel about... puns?
>>27283965This man asks the big questions.
>>27283965...Have you read my posts before?
Mr. Clown, you art a modern urban legend. Maybe you are not big right now, maybe you will never be. Your stories, however, have touched a few of us, as is obvious. Good luck on your journeys and I can somewhat commiserate with you for I, too, am an adventurer. The journey is gruelling and ardorous, yes, but the end result is completely worth it. Thank you for being my inspiration for this day and to everyone else for making yet another epic 4chan thread!! For my dying soul, this has been a most humble and happy moment for me. It truly is the simple things in life that matter the most, my friends.May I call you my friends?
>>27285604Also, maybe your life was sown in the thorns but it does not always have to be that way. Destiny is in your hands. Be what you were meant to be and no one but you could ever be disappointed in that, Mr. Clown.
>>27285161Have you seen the movie "The Last Circus" (2010) about clowns in the Spanish Civil war and later - and if so, thoughts on the accuracy of its portrayal of them? If you haven't seen it - do so! It's sick!
>>27285604>you art a modern urban legend>for I, too, am an adventurer.>epic 4chan thread!!!
>>27285604Your fedora is cutting off the bloodflow to your brain.
>>27285604Wow, this is bad.
>>27286592>>27286375>>27286159Don't care what you edgy fuckers think. At least I am honest. I was moved and wanted to thank him. What did you do today, cure cancer? No? Then move the fuck along, children.brb soup
>>27285604This should get reposted whenever Gropey and his neckbeard appears, it's so perfect.
>>27274019Nah, that sounds about right. That was a pretty normal situation and you reacted right. Doing anything more would have just got in the way.
>>27285604What the fuck did I just read?>>27286099You're joking right? Fun, brainless movie of shock-violence. The only thing they did get historically accurate is that there is such a place as Spain, and it did have a civil war. I am yet to see a clown bleach his face with lye, and go on a machine-gun rampage.>>27286159>>27286375>>27286592Don't worry. The world will chew him up eventually.
>>27286708The world is chewed by me. My destiny is fully in my hands. I just wanted to thank you SINCERELY. I guess in this jaded age that is somewhat frowned upon but I don't mind. Btw, loving the clown theory thread pic you posted. This stuff fascinates me. I come from 1971, ya know, a time when we were still taught manners. I know that probably feels foreign to some of you but yeah, ppl with genuine feelings still exist.
>>27286861>I come from 1971You are way too old to be acting this teenaged.
>>27285604>>272868618/10 if copypasta10/10 if real
>>27287121>you act way too teenaged to actually be this oldFix'd.
BACK ON TOPIC:Clownpunk/Clown Noir insperation:Shakes the ClownVulgarMost batman movies and cartoonsGangs of New YorkThe WarriorsWho Framed Roger Rabbit What else? I remember a hyper-violent short film I saw online once about a fat clown in a wife beater, taking revenge on another clown gang. Mid 2000's.
>>27285604YOU ARE NOT HELPING.
>>27287218Forgot my pic
>>27287218Have you ever heard of the lost film, "The Da the Clown Cried"?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Clown_Cried
>>27287330>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Clown_CriedYes. I would love to see it in its original form.
>>27287284How the hell do I talk my players into a clownpunk game without being laughed at?
>>27287596Give the warriors as an example and don't directly call it clownpunk.
>>27287596It depends. If its light hearted, let them laugh! If its not...Well... Ever play "Manhunt" on the PS2?
>>27287704I wish! There was a big deal about it when it first came out. Banned in Australia.
Aside from Gropey, there are three clowns that stand out in my memory. Punchinello and Conrad Beezo from the book Life Expectancy, and my uncle Gary.
>>27287704I have, Mr. Clown. I am playing a more advanced version of it, now.
>>27288683You have my attention.
>>27288776There is the Clown Archetype who is deathless; his mark is also his "face"; he loves to kill.In all likelihood, you have meet him. Little escapes his notice when it occurs in his domain.I do not know him at all and that will bring me endless mirth, someday, Mr. Clown! It's always eventually with this crowd, I tell you. I know you, I think, but we are on different paths. Admit it, doing good for others obviates the need to hurt yourself, right?WHO exactly did you meet out there, Mr. Gropey? Hm? I wonder.tl;dr killing someone is banal
>>27289164Sure is /x/ in here. Ooooh.
>>27291003I am just happy you seem above it, Mr. Clown. Might there be some demons you have defeated in your past? Yes. I like you a lot, young man. I wish you nothing but weal and progress.
>>27291003A lot of /x/ and /tg/ intermingle. Also surprising fact : /x/ has the second highest female population. Highest being /cgl/.
>>27291198Im not doubting you but how'd you find that out?
>>27291171Thank you kindly.>>27291198Oh yes, I know.
>>27291223There have been polls before on boards, also 2/3 of the tripfags on /x/ are female.
>>27291198>Highest being /cgl/No surprise there.
>>27291250Amazingly, they are not all catty bitches either. Most are genuinely nice and many have come to my shows or I met at conventions.
>>27291250Oddly enough /fa/ has a pretty low female population. Seriously go to the front page of /fa/, there is nothing female on there...
>>27291328I don't think anyone was surprised by that. /k/ has more women than id expect though