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In the gaming world, talking in all caps means war. Many times, I have used my EBB (electronic billboard-Tantra Ph) with words in all caps just to make my point known all over Mandara, Jina and all the other towns of Tantra. It gives a person that satisfaction that if you “speak” in all caps, they would know you are really seething.

Akala mo naman eh makakapatay ang allcaps.

Weird, but sometimes, the intensity of the emotions involved in cheating opponents, stuck up partymates, and ignorant ashram members would make one tap away on the keyboard in all caps, wishing it were making an effect to the other person.

However, of course, that phase of being an addict to online games has passed (or has it? lol). The online world has changed for the past 20 years as well. Instead of just playing online, we now conduct classes online as well. However, we still seem to be at loss on the proper use of the all caps.

So, in the online metaworld, when do we use the allcaps?

  • When we want to emphasize a word, a phrase, a term, or a whole sentence. We do not just encode in all caps just because we want to. It depicts a feeling of authority and superiority. MOM took the car. Mom TOOK the car. Mom took the CAR. 
  • We need to catch someone’s attention. Maybe you are in a group chat, and someone is not paying attention and/or ignoring you, yeah, you have to make a statement-in all caps. HELLLLOOOOO???
  • If the combination of letters is confusing or might be ambiguous. Like myself, my nickname is EL. I usually type it in allcaps because it has been in more than one occasion that I have been called E-I. Or my online game, EILMOREL. I would rather type it in uppercase to avoid confusion. Or maybe an email address with confusing letters such as the small L and a big I. So, type it in all caps and just mention that it should be in the lowercase.
  • As a title. Of course, the most common use of the uppercase is for a work’s title.
  • When we are ecstatic. Yes! It is ok to use allcaps if the context of your message is pure ecstasy. How many time have we sent a message in all caps saying how happy we are? OMG! OMG! OMG! I PASSED THE BOARD EXAM!
  • WHEN WE ARE ANGRY. Or at least emotional. Instead of throwing the phone to the wall, we type in all caps. That is where we pour our emotions. WHY ARE YOU BEING SO STUBBORN ON THIS???

So the next time you post something in uppercase, think twice on how the recipient will interpret (or misinterpret-haha) your message. Unless you are of course, in any of the above-mentioned scenarios.

Look at how these words seem different when in the uppercase:

no. NO.

yes. YES.

okay. OKAY.

what? WHAT?

thanks. THANKS.

 

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sa mga Tantra pt-mates ko na addict like me :))

Sobrang bungkal mode ito hahaha… Grabe love this blog! 🙂 HERE GOES….

 

wala lang ako magawa…. tribute ko 2 sa mga naging ka-close ko nung panahong abot langit ang pagaadict mode ko.

sila yung kasa-kasama ko from one run to another…

 

xXxSaYoNaChIxXx-may masasabi ba ako eh ako din pilot nyan?! pero eto lang, basta pilot ko 2, sure na magiging killer yan ….. ahahah i love you daddy…

 

Cleone-fellow Uragon, pero nung start plng ng addict mode, d pa ako uragon. tahimik, walang reklamo. Kahit pa 8 hours magintay sa tabi ng PL, w8 lang xa. Kahit nasa kabilang barangay na, nattxt ko pa pag nde nagalaw char nya. hehehe… dami ko na banana trees sa farm ville gwa nya. heheheh

 

heinzharvey-Uragon din. ang karamay ko sa pagaaddict, kasi nagoonline sa gabi hanggang umaga. hari ng Dc nung time na yun.

 

boru-isa pang tahimik.mahinahon palagi (kasi AFK) hehehe… malimit ma late sa pagpapaadd sa umaga. haha

 

YrammadeHunter-soxal 2, kahit nasa work, pwede ko i-text pag tinotopak na character nya. o ha. san ka pa

 

Saitan-may kakulitan din minsan minsan, lalo na pag la pasok, nde na kasi xa afk nun. hehehehe

 

archerdakSS-plg may dual, makulit… akala mo afk pero isang tawag mo lang ng ate dakss sasagot na yan. ahaha… mahilig din sa pinoy henyo ahaha… maaasahan din sa pag-palit sa pwesto ng PL. hnd pa masigurado kng sino mas mainitin ulo-xa o ako. pero palagi din yan killer ahahaha

 

MiminG55 (o 85?)-sorry miming nalimutan ko yung number. heheh. palagi din late sa umaga. pero in fairness, xa yung plg swerte sa mga waiting. biglang may mga naddc or unexpectedly aalis.

 

deathHunter2-eto, very predictable ang time. basta around 8 dadating na yan, then 10pm out na yan. ang kahalili ko sa pag PL. kahit nasa mall na ako, text ako nyan pag may nangyari. hahah. kaming 2 yung plg mo madidinig magsabi ng “DURABILITY CHECK, KP CHECK, ARROW CHECK PLS” ahahaha….

 

woulvarene-basta 7am dpt naka pwesto na ang char nyan sa pt. kasi kng nde, maghapon na yan wala sa pt. gabi na mapapa add, or pag malas, waiting. xa yung palagi namin kasama sa CBW, from amara 40-50 (estimate) xa kasma namin palvl.

Sila yung tlgang kasma namin palagi. As in PALAGI. tlgang everyday yan. may ilan jan kasama namin from maintenance to maintenance. Banggitin ko na din yung iba na graduate na:

 

Nervaliciousss-my favorite cookie. hahaha. idol ko sa pag-PL. sa kanya tlga ako natuto. Kwawa lang malimit kasi kahit nde afk yung iba, nde nasagot kahit minsan 3 days na xa wla matinong tulog. Super friend tlga yan. Maaasahan ko mapaghingahan ng sama ng loob. For sure mapapatawa ako nyan pag malungkot ako.

 

Daksha-mahigpit yan. hahaha jan naman ako natuto magmatigas pag may hnd nagalaw sa pt. Tinuruan nya ako wag matakot pag nagpapalipad ng hindi ma re add. hahaha

 

sina bhelatram at flamemaster-nde maxado nanakasama eh, sayang.

 

Meron pa ba? Kung meron pa, pabanggit nalang. hahah

 

eto ang result ng wlang magawa.

 

 

miss ko na kasi pt namin.

 

lahat afk kasi halos lahat working.

 

may camaraderie na eh.

 

alam na namin ugali ng isa’t isa.

 

tumatagal kami ng almost 4 hours tahimik, kasi alam na namin gagawin.

 

sobra nakakamiss na yung times na sobrang saya namin pag nagising na pt.

 

kahit nga nung nag K5, sama sama kami sa paroksya/naga na na stuck. kahit nde kami napunta dun, stuck pa din yung

ilan sa amin na na bug. ahaha. walang iwanan tlga.

 

sa pt na yan, naging worthwhile ang addict mode.

 

 

PS (Dagdag ko lang today…may 31, 2011)

Naalala ko once, na stuck char ko e nagpapa-relax ako… Pande-tawag naman at text ako sa salon ai! :)))kurenai1 kurenai2

24 hours

i have always loved playing online games. but disappointments lured me towards other things that i have neglected for so long.

losing friends was becoming a fad… day after day, friends showed their real colors. their hidden horns, their underground motives. and i have lost hope to find the true friends in them, the way i’ve been true to them

unknowingly, i ventured upon the unknown. i was just having some laughs.

and i loved it.

is this the key to lock the door where i experience mourning, anguish and frustration?

is this the lock that will keep me from going back into a place where i have lost my self-esteem?

is it the abyss which will stand between me and this place i now see as worthless?

it is time to see and wait

for another

24 hours.

am i to let go