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Does anyone else love the phrase ' . . . is crafting a response'?

Asked by SomeoneElse (2591 points ) January 9th, 2013

I always picture people carving/sticking sequins on/painting a fantastic-looking response, usually with their tongue just sticking out of the corner of their mouth.
Which craft would you like to use – I would like to add a touch of stained glass window art to my response as I love the blue bits!

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chyna's avatar

I do. I love it. Actually what I have pictured, for whatever reason, is the Grinch crouched over a computer, with an arched eyebrow, typing away.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@chyna You’ve been peeping in my windows again, haven’t you…

I have also pictured people “crafting” something. Usually my imagination runs wild with buttons, ribbons, and hot glue.

zensky's avatar

Yes I do.

Also one of the IM’s has a is typing which is live – very useful.

Bellatrix's avatar

@zensky it’s useful unless you don’t ever get the message. Then you know they are two-timing you and double dipping by messaging with someone else. :-)

I like the ‘crafting a response’ too. I like a bit of decoupage around mine with images that reflect the content of the post.

The Blondes are crafting together right now…. wonder what they will create?

SomeoneElse's avatar

@Bellatrix Obviously a joint effort of exquisite artiness and smartness and all that. No tarnished sequins for them.

Bellatrix's avatar

Nods @SomeoneElse. I have no doubt it will be a masterpiece. I can hear the clink of little hammers as they beat the metal into shape.

Oh now @chyna is crafting too!

chyna's avatar

@Bellatrix Do you imagine the Blondes sitting in the same room with their separate laptops, crafting responses or are they in different parts of their home crafting their clever replies?

janedelila's avatar

Muffle it people! You’ll frighten them away…..patience, patience….

Bellatrix's avatar

Well I had a fleeting vision of an accidental leaning on the keyboard with no crafting that we are ever likely to see going on @chyna. That’s probably just my dirty mind though :D We should time them… No. Maybe not. Bad fingers.

Sorry @janedelila.

jonsblond's avatar

@chyna I’ll leave it to your imagination. We were going to try to leave …is crafting a response up all night but our kitty likes to sit on the keyboard if we leave the laptops open at night. I don’t trust what kitty might leave as a response. :)

Kardamom's avatar

I have had several Jellies post comments about me, regarding what on earth I must be doing during those “crafting a response” moments, to take so long to answer. Usually it has to do with food questions, so they know, oh they know exactly what I’m doing LOL.

woodcutter's avatar

When I see that, it means my screen is going to be bouncing all over hell and gone while I try to do crafts. This makes it crazy on the hot glue gun aim.

wundayatta's avatar

Well, crafting is hardly a word anyone would apply to my responses. Mine are kind of like peeing my name in the snow.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

It is brilliant. Fluther promotes the correct command of the English language!

Symbeline's avatar

I like when it says I’m carving a response.

It happens!

ucme's avatar

It’s genuinely my fave thing about fluther, as i’ve mentioned before…especially the little, well let’s just call it a crayon.

zensky's avatar

For some people it says Crapping a response.

wilma's avatar

I usually knit my responses, my crocheting sucks.

Pachy's avatar

I dunno, just seems an uppity way to say “will reply”, but guess it depends on the context.

Paradox25's avatar

Actually this is a feature I personally don’t care for on here, but yet I wouldn’t vote to get rid of it. It makes me feel like I’m being watched, lol.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Paradox25 But, you are being watched. <snaps picture>

Symbeline's avatar

I’m stalking j00

augustlan's avatar

It makes me think that someone is carefully composing their answer, fine tuning it and polishing it until it’s nice and shiny.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ Then there’s other Jellies polishing other things to make them shiny, yuk yuk. And that’s happening while they’re crafting their answers X P

wundayatta's avatar

Like shining silverware, @Kardamom?

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