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Do the Dog (Not the Donkey)

Dita 1,885, 20:59 E Publikuar në USA SHBA nga Gnilraps

Facere Canis (non asino)
Day 1,885 of the New World
17 January, 2012

Dogs are better than donkeys.

I mean, I'm not saying that a donkey won't get you to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for $122, or maybe fetch you a few € if you're willing to put the work in. I'm not saying that at all.

I just mean that in a social browser game, I'll take a dog over a donkey any day of the week.

It's like this; a donkey is stubborn (like some people).

You've seen the donkeys around here. These are the ones who have been complaining about the exact same things for, like, 2 years now and just won't let it go. Our donkeys are the ones putting themselves over the safety of our Nation. Our donkeys are the ones who can't see any hope or future in a little change. Our donkeys are the stuck players and sadly they make this game painful sometimes.

Dogs don't do that. Dogs seem to just forget when something bad happens to them. Like even if his master gets roaring drunk one night and smacks the crap out of him, a dog is right there the next morning with his slobbery tongue all over his master's face because... well, because he's a dog and that's what dogs do.

Let's not beat a dog, now, just to prove my point. That's silly. I'm just saying that a dog seems to understand that whatever it is we're all in, we're certainly all in it together.

A donkey, on the other hand, will never turn that corner. Or if he ever does, it's on his OWN TERMS ONLY.

That's just it, you see. You can't play a social browser game like this exclusively on your own terms. If you do, you're going nowhere and you're dragging more people down than lifting anyone up.

Can you get some attention as a donkey? Of course. Everyone listens to the donkey bray. But it sounds ridiculous and, frankly, unpleasant.

Donkey's are zero fun. Yes they get little projects done. But they give off no warmth and you can't really rely on them in a pinch. You never really work together with a donkey as much as you just hope he keeps wanting to do what it is you both need him to be doing. God I can't stand donkeys.

A dog is your best friend always. Probably because a dog just sees you as another dog. You're a lot slower and uglier than he is, but he doesn't mind all that because you're just such an awesome dog to be around all the time.

That's what makes dogs so awesome to be around all the time. Heck, a dog will even hang out with a donkey (until the donkey just up and wanders off. Of course most dogs will just up and follow unless it's nap time.)

Yep, dogs are awesome people to play this game with.

Donkeys? Not so much.

A donkey couldn't care a lick about anything but taking care of himself. Your dog would lay his life down for you. Friggin' donkey? Fat chance.

We just can't play eRepublik like donkeys and have any hope of this game surviving. And we have far too many mules around here.

So I'm askin' ya.

Do the dog. Start being nice to everyone even if you still can't stand them. Start being cordial to whomever you find on IRC when you log on. Look to make conversation, and not the ad hominem kind. Find something really awesome in the media once in a while and shout it. You know, step up your game by stepping up everyone else's game. Love each other for pete's sake.

If eUSA were to play like a pack of dogs, we'd be dominating.

So do the dog (not the donkey). Don't be a jerk.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled clicking


WillyPedro Dita 1,885, 21:05


ungabunga90 Dita 1,885, 21:07

I love the Specials.

Evil.Elvis Dita 1,885, 21:11

inb4 someone makes an ASS of themselves.

Japheth601 Dita 1,885, 21:11

RGR = Donkey

I can't believe how much you've said here without actually needing to say it.


Gnilraps Dita 1,885, 21:16

@t-p: I do that regularly

weasel2 Dita 1,885, 21:43

Articles like this are the reason for a Hall of Fame.

Jason Statham Jr
Jason Statham Jr Dita 1,885, 21:45

Best damn article i have read in the last few weeks


Tiamati Dita 1,885, 22:10

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. -John Adams...

Better to be a braying donkey than a baying sheep.

Master Saita Norgan
Master Saita Norgan Dita 1,886, 23:50

Now do the dog....Woof!

Mrs. Rylde
Mrs. Rylde Dita 1,886, 23:59

Can I pee on eRep's carpet?

Bucephalus92 Dita 1,886, 00:05

That was pretty damn punny twisted pixel

ligtreb Dita 1,886, 00:35

Who let the dogs out?

Well said, as always.

Quintus Modius
Quintus Modius Dita 1,886, 02:00

This is the principle of Nova Roma.


Chedomir|_I Dita 1,886, 02:32

I prefer cats.
Hail Lucipur!

Clydeo Dita 1,886, 05:08

Great article. Won't let me vote though.

fingerguns Dita 1,886, 06:22

That song was immediately lodged into my brain and will likely stay there all day.


Stolch Dita 1,886, 06:44


Y U NO like black sheep, me sad, you us discriminate cuddly thingies : (

Lemon Vodka
Lemon Vodka Dita 1,886, 06:50

How about sheep?
Wind blows this way, they all follow, and call everyone else donkeys.

ujku76 Dita 1,886, 06:58

a really nice article.

"we have far too many mules around here" - quote of the week

Viarizi Dita 1,886, 08:28

tks for the 5CCs from Voters Clube!

Gnilraps Dita 1,886, 08:29

Wow someone bought votes for this.

Sawour Dita 1,886, 10:13


Shinichi Kudo2013
Shinichi Kudo2013 Dita 1,886, 10:35


Ronald Gipper Reagan
Ronald Gipper Reagan Dita 1,886, 10:52

T'was sure nice of your good friend Pfeiffer to buy you 600 votes

heysenberg Dita 1,886, 13:40


Tiamati Dita 1,886, 17:03


Aside from the proverbial 'black sheep' 99.9% of all sheep are white; and 100% of all sheep bay. Dogs, on the other hand, come in all colors and all bark.

Kara Zor El
Kara Zor El Dita 1,886, 19:11


Dell Fargus
Dell Fargus Dita 1,886, 19:19

If I were a dog, all I would do is stand there all day yelling, "MUFF! MUFF! MUFF-MUFF!"

Mr.Tosi Dita 1,886, 21:57

saying everything by not mentioning noone

i envy you VOTED

hoss1965 Dita 1,886, 22:24


Molly Emma
Molly Emma Dita 1,886, 22:50


ThreeDonkeys Dita 1,887, 23:06


stewy Dita 1,887, 23:24


Vijalob Dita 1,887, 06:21

RGR: pics or it didn't happen.

Simulare Dita 1,887, 06:40

Interesting analogy.

The Jackbooted Drunken Master: eRep admin
the Beating that we're supposed to just forget about: eRepublik
The Dog: Loyal Players who are supposed to just forget about what happened yesterday.
The Donkeys: Everyone else.

Here's the problem. A lot of dogs have gotten really friggin tired of being beaten - not only by the master but also by other dogs. You know what happens when a dog is routinely abused, right? Licks turn into bites.

I like where you're going but I think the whole dog and donkey as it draws yet another line of division. I love it when we alienate other players who don't think or act the way a few "cool" e-rep people (lol@the irony) think they should. Course, most conflicts aren't started by the people in the middle but rather by the folks on the fringes. Anyway, best of luck and success in your efforts.

Seriously though, what's with the fetish we have about arbitrarily labeling one another in this game? Isn't the label "eRepublik Player" bad enough?

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Dita 1,887, 09:53

Well written. Good thoughts.

Agree with mccvii.

Andrew Carnagie
Andrew Carnagie Dita 1,887, 10:22

Bow wow wow yippe o yippe ay!

Agent55 Dita 1,887, 16:14

At first, I thought this was a Cerb vs Dr Luis article.


Dr. Badd
Dr. Badd Dita 1,887, 17:22

So, if we don't follow the "in crowd" we are donkeys?

Or just the ones that speak out?

(JD thinks there are a lot more mute donkeys than there are verbal dogs)

bigcdizzle Dita 1,887, 17:33

Time for us to do this doggy style.

Wilfie Dita 2,085, 19:58

Found this with a google search for "eRepublik" and "Dogs"
Great find and a good read. lol

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