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Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Ansemaru on April 27, 2013, 12:55:39 am
In the vein of the username thread/my recent questions in the general F+ questions thread, here's a thread for y'all to talk about how you stumbled across this podcast! Should be interesting to see what corners of the internet we all arrived from.

In my case, I found it through guest reader Zarla. She had done a post promoting the podcast with a list of favorite episodes over on Livejournal, and since I was tangentially aware of Portaxx as well through her collaborations with Zarla, I decided to give it a listen. My first episode was the Allrecipes one, and, well... what can I say? I was hooked.

Now it's your turn.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: 🍆 on April 27, 2013, 02:59:47 am
Through watchful-entity, around the time of the multiple systems episode.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: montrith on April 27, 2013, 04:25:57 am
It's been so long I can't be sure my memory is correct, but I think someone one SA linked to the dollfucker episode in one of the dollfucker threads. I've been a fan ever since.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Runic on April 27, 2013, 06:46:14 am
Someone (maybe Portaxx?) linked me to it on the old PoE Can't Aim TF2 server.  I'm an old PoE hand but I don't think I ever heard about it over there.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 27, 2013, 07:37:48 am
I found it through watchful-entity; specifically through a post where an asexual evangelist was complaining about all the erasure and stuff in the Aces and Cakes episode.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: icarus on April 27, 2013, 08:16:38 am
i honestly forget. either zarla or portaxx linked me to the planet moneygrubber episode and i got to gamer's hipmagazine and well it was all over from there
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Chaz on April 27, 2013, 08:48:17 am
Icarus linked the Creepypasta episode on Tumblr, and I decided to give it a listen because I know Zarla so I knew there'd be at least one familiar voice on the podcast. Haven't looked back since!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: transatlanticalien on April 27, 2013, 09:00:30 am
Literally exactly the same as Ansemaru :0
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 27, 2013, 09:03:21 am
I think it was through Lou Reads. The first episode I ever heard was "Weighty Companion Dudes" and by the time Jimmyfranks's second reading rolled around, I was hooked.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: OrganGrinder on April 27, 2013, 09:47:51 am
Was linked in the Something Awful gamers.txt thread before it got gassed because goons.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: TheCrawlingChaos on April 27, 2013, 09:52:18 am
I saw a link to The Best Crowning Podcast of Awesome Greatness on one of the SA TV Tropes threads and quickly realized that The F Plus was much more relevant to my horrible-stuff-on-the-Internet-related interests than about 90% of SA. So I immediately switched to wasting all my time on TFP instead of SA, which is nice since I can do other stuff while listening to podcasts as opposed to reading forum post after forum post. That would've been around this time last year, roughly when The Ace and Cakes first aired, so it's probably my F Plus anniversary soon. Yay me?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: count_actuala on April 27, 2013, 10:28:55 am
Cuddlesquid brought me here.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: toanoradian on April 27, 2013, 11:44:23 am
Cuddlesquid brought me here.
Juice Unlimited, April 27, 2013, 10:28:55 am

Through force, through allure, what? Come on man, details.

A year ago there was an IRC chatroom called #fimfiction that revolves around MLP: FIM fanfiction. A newbie by the name of 'toanoradian' asked about shipping scenarios that fit this cool, almost emotionless pony character. The discussion then naturally progresses to sex. Another user mentioned that the pony is clearly demisexual and then another different one posted a link to this podcast called The F Plus.

So...thanks for making me procrastinate on that fanfiction, guys.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: KingKalamari on April 27, 2013, 11:52:30 am
I was on POE back before The F Plus started but wasn't really aware of it because my computer sucked and I couldn't play TF2 on it. Portaxx linked me to it a couple of times but I didn't really pick it up until I was linked to the TVTropes episode on a Something Awful thread. I started to really get into it in the fall of last year when I started my current job and got a new iPod with enough memory to store both my massive music library and podcasts. THen Ballpit was created an it filled the POE-shaped hole in my life.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Delcat on April 27, 2013, 09:33:58 pm
In my case, I found it through guest reader Zarla. She had done a post promoting the podcast with a list of favorite episodes over on Livejournal, and since I was tangentially aware of Portaxx as well through her collaborations with Zarla, I decided to give it a listen.Ansemaru, April 27, 2013, 12:55:39 am

Same here, except I was obsessive-compulsive about it and started from the beginning.  It must have had something to do with Pokegrrls, though, because I remember my snark group actually started a reading of the material at the same time that the F+ ep came out and went "Oh shit, we're gonna look like we're biting".  We decided to go through with it anyway because there was plenty there to work with, but recording and time issues killed the project.  It's a shame, I was really looking forward to reading the Psydyke line.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Geremy Tibbles on April 27, 2013, 09:38:55 pm
Purple done it.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 27, 2013, 09:39:41 pm
Cuddlesquid brought me here.
Juice Unlimited, April 27, 2013, 10:28:55 am

Through force, through allure, what? Come on man, details.
toanoradian, April 27, 2013, 11:44:23 am

Yes.

(Though really the force and allure belong entirely to the ridiculists; I just gave Juice a link.)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Psammetichus on April 27, 2013, 10:38:18 pm
Was linked in the Something Awful gamers.txt thread before it got gassed because goons.
OrganGrinder, April 27, 2013, 09:47:51 am

Same here, only I found it in the D&D (or was it PYF?) thread about TVTropes. I'd bet lots of listeners found the podcast through that thread, since I can remember the F+ TVTropes episode being linked to literally a dozen times or so over the span of several months.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: A Whirring Bone-White Gleech on April 27, 2013, 11:17:28 pm
I used to play on Garbage Day every occasionally; I was there when Captain Profanity read Kent Hovind's doctoral dissertation.  When I started hearing about F+ (I think through "we're recording" showing up in the Garbage Day or PoE steam groups), at first I avoided it like the plague, but then, when I found out what it actually was, that it was basically the same as That Thing What the Captain Done Did, I was all "HELLS YES."  I think the first episode I heard was somewhere around the Fuckdolls one.

Speaking of, and I know this is not the first time I've asked this, but WHY HAVE YOU PEOPLE NOT GOTTEN THE CAPTAIN TO READ SOMETHING? >:(
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Delcat on April 27, 2013, 11:54:09 pm
...at first I avoided it like the plague, but then, when I found out what it actually was...
Utnaphistim, April 27, 2013, 11:17:28 pm

This makes it sound like you had hideous assumptions/misconceptions about it and I'm curious as to what they were if that's the case.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Horza on April 28, 2013, 01:43:31 am
Not sure, but probably through Bo. My first was The Devil Went Down To Tumblr.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on April 28, 2013, 01:59:47 am
Speaking of, and I know this is not the first time I've asked this, but WHY HAVE YOU PEOPLE NOT GOTTEN THE CAPTAIN TO READ SOMETHING? >:(Utnaphistim, April 27, 2013, 11:17:28 pm

Profanity's part of the old TF2 Cabal, he had his shot. He's probably busy anyway, off somewhere being really cool.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: A Whirring Bone-White Gleech on April 28, 2013, 03:40:01 am
This makes it sound like you had hideous assumptions/misconceptions about it and I'm curious as to what they were if that's the case.
Delcat, April 27, 2013, 11:54:09 pm

I didn't have any specific idea, I just wasn't sure what it could be that I could ever possibly like.  I found out! =D

Profanity's part of the old TF2 Cabal, he had his shot. He's probably busy anyway, off somewhere being really cool.
Isfahan, April 28, 2013, 01:59:47 am

You mean he's somewhere not reading things -- or if he's reading things, it's real history texts and not Kent Hovind's doctoral dissertation.  That is not "being  really cool."
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Clockderp on April 28, 2013, 05:54:11 am
I found it through Zarla linking to an episode. I think it was the creepypasta one, but I'm not entirely sure (it's been a while and my memory is really awful).

I like internet horror stories, so I stuck around after (it's why I follow the grognards.txt and gamers.txt threads on SA (yes, they're back and there are now rules in place to hopefully prevent them from getting gassed. Again. Because goons.)).
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on April 28, 2013, 02:54:22 pm
Speaking of, and I know this is not the first time I've asked this, but WHY HAVE YOU PEOPLE NOT GOTTEN THE CAPTAIN TO READ SOMETHING? >:(Utnaphistim, April 27, 2013, 11:17:28 pm

Profanity's part of the old TF2 Cabal, he had his shot. He's probably busy anyway, off somewhere being really cool.
Isfahan, April 28, 2013, 01:59:47 am

Still I wouldn't be opposed at all to him guest reading. Dude is a goddamned cartoon character and I love him to death.

WHO RUNS BARTER TOWN???!?!?!?!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: A Whirring Bone-White Gleech on April 28, 2013, 03:32:06 pm
WHO RUNS BARTER TOWN???!?!?!?!
portaxx, April 28, 2013, 02:54:22 pm


I can see that being one of the things yelled by that wonderful, gibbering maniac when he sets someone on fire.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Runic on April 28, 2013, 04:01:30 pm
Cap'n has the ability to summon a truly amazing level of enthusiasm for just about anything.  He would be a delight.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: fluffy on April 28, 2013, 06:04:20 pm
Someone posted about it either on poe or poe-news, and I was like, "Hey, yeah, it's like all the awesome stuff that people do during TF2 matches without me fucking over my wrists while trying and failing to join in on the shenanigans."
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Yossarian on April 29, 2013, 04:57:49 pm
I think I followed a link from Icarus at some point, I cant really remember.

Also I think I met the captain on TF2 once upon a time. I recall discussing the Mughal empire.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: MISANDRY CANNON on May 01, 2013, 05:21:48 am
I'm relatively late to the party, only joining in the fun during It's Only Supernatural. I had a debilitating addicting on the spot.

It wasn't through anything too exciting, no SA thread (only getting an account after I found The FPlus), I've never been to PoE during its heyday, or at all for that matter. My friend linked it to me. I'm a late internet bloomer what can I say, I had only ever concerned myself with anime, music and terrible fanfiction.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: scratchohey on May 01, 2013, 06:28:22 am
I was introduced to F+ through the old Something Awful pokegirls thread, of all things. Someone posted the F+ episode on pokegirls, and the podcast's description was right up my alley. I was hooked from the moment Portaxx started sobbing! Seriously, I blitzed through most of the backlog over a couple days, it was great.

All this talk about Portal of Evil makes me wish that I could have been around in its better years, especially now that SA (PYF in particular) is taking a strong stance against mock threads. Of course, I was just a dumb, attention-seeking youngun back in the early oughts, so I probably would have hated it.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: PurpleXVI on May 01, 2013, 06:42:46 am
Well, I know AO from before the F+ was really a thing, due to mutual interest in shooting mans in videogames(though it started out as mutual interest in gaining XP in videogames), and I'm pretty sure he was the first to link me and get me listening.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Adept on May 02, 2013, 11:41:17 am
Supernatural's still pretty early, MicroMissiles. I came in at 'Go Get 'Em, Tiger!' after following a blog post. The strange thing is that I had independently stumbled upon Zarla's stuff before and somehow managed to miss the links to the podcast during the creepypasta episode. I was kind of blown away when I found out that the threads of my internet atrocity touring history were coming together.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Locclo on May 02, 2013, 05:19:51 pm
I found it through a friend who (I believe) played a lot of TF2 with the crew. I was just minding my own business when one day, he calls me up and says, "Dude, you gotta check out this podcast, it's the funniest thing I've ever heard." I listened to the first couple of episodes, and from the moment I heard "Timing is Everything" from The Internet After Dark, I was hooked.

Edit: I seem to be a pretty early fan from the looks of things. :P The podcast was already a little established by the time I came in, but I know that Sub Sub Pop was the latest episode when I listened to the first episode.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Delcat on May 03, 2013, 02:15:04 am
I was hooked from the moment Portaxx started sobbing!
scratchohey, May 01, 2013, 06:28:22 am

There's a dustjacket quote for the F+ hardcover edition.

Man, Zarla should be getting a finder's fee at this point.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Fax on May 29, 2013, 04:46:57 pm
I lay the blame squarely on the shoulders of Chaz and Icarus, the creepypasta and Hans von hozel episodes really did it for me with their silliness
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: agentanalogue on June 02, 2013, 03:50:45 pm
As awful as I agree The Earwolf Challenge was, I am eternally grateful that it introduced me to you guys.  I'm friends with Brett Hammil, and after he was knocked out I was cheering for The F-plus, and then Left Handed Radio.  I'm embarassed to say you were originally my second choice, but after about two years of listening, I'd put the F-plus at the top any day.

I would say the hooking episode for me was "It's only Supernatural", but I have so many favorites its hard to judge.

And can if I can make one short whiney rant?  Fuck Earwolf.  How do you pit someone well-connected enough to get actual celebrities up against everyone else?  Even if you make a superior podcast (which you guys do) you're still not going to command the listenership of someone who can just casually have Charlie Day drop by for no particular reason.  And especially fuck them for never addressing this fact...

oh god, somebody stop me.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Delcat on June 03, 2013, 02:08:25 am
Earwolf Challenge?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: agentanalogue on June 03, 2013, 08:55:20 am
Yes, it was billed as a reality show podcast competition put on by the people who host the "Earwolf" network of podcasts.  Each week contestants were given challenges about what kind of content to create and then content was judged and a podcast got eliminated.

You can hear Lemon (or possibly Adam, but I think it's Lemon) doing an awesome impression of the show's host on "Today's Progress was Yesterday's Form Field" when he says "I don't know guys, I didn't get it."

There were many things that were sort of infuriating about the whole contest.  For one thing that they stacked interview shows up against sketch and concept shows.  The majority of people, unfortunately, favor interview shows because they more closely match the style of radio they're familiar with.

The thing I was ranting about in the previous post was that the show's ultimate winner, (I can't even remember her name) was an interview show run by a married couple, the wife of which had worked in casting down in L.A., so she had excellent connections to bring on celebrity hosts.

In one of the more staggering oversights that they barely even acknowledged, one of their celebrity guest judges, Mark Maron, had been ON her show as a guest already by the time she was competing.

Oh god, stop me again, I could fill pages with my manifesto on this drivel. 
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on June 03, 2013, 09:52:22 am
Oh god, stop me again, I could fill pages with my manifesto on this drivel.
agentmonster cockogue, June 03, 2013, 08:55:20 am
Please do!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Lemon on June 03, 2013, 10:11:23 am
No, let's not do that please. That thing is far enough in the past now, it was frustrating, but I've spent enough time being angry about it.

For what it's worth though, we shouldn't have won. "Winning" the competition would have meant being picked up by the Earwolf network, and it would have been a really uncomfortable fit for everyone involved. I wouldn't have liked losing the autonomy of producing our show the way we like, and Earwolf wouldn't have liked dealing with the flak that comes from producing a show that isn't showbiz-based. I'm glad we got a non-zero amount of additional listeners from it, and I got to talk to some of the other contestants, which wouldn't have happened otherwise.

Also, it helped us refocus what the point of the show really is.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Bunnybread on June 03, 2013, 10:36:48 am
Also, it helped us refocus what the point of the show really is.
Lemon, June 03, 2013, 10:11:23 am
.... which is to get me more ass/money.






Edit:  Didn't wanna leave the fellas out.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Down10 on June 03, 2013, 02:21:42 pm
I hazily recall that I discovered the F+ by Googling "fanfic dramatic reading" and fell down the rabbit hole from there.

(Hmm, somehow that sentence doesn't read right after bunnybread's post.)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on June 03, 2013, 03:52:02 pm
.... which is to get me more ass/money.bunnybread, June 03, 2013, 10:36:48 am

Yep. Sorry to tell you, folks, but this whole podcast exists only to wingman Bunnybread.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Runic on June 03, 2013, 03:53:37 pm
.... which is to get me more ass/money.bunnybread, June 03, 2013, 10:36:48 am

Yep. Sorry to tell you, folks, but this whole podcast exists only to wingman Bunnybread.
Isfahan, June 03, 2013, 03:52:02 pm
I'm okay with that.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Dappercat on June 12, 2013, 02:29:22 pm
I actually met Acierocolotl some time ago in Global Agenda. I think around that time, there might've been somewhere around twenty episodes. I ended up in his clan dealie. He mentioned a podcast he was doing a few times, and at that point, I wasn't familiar with podcasts in any fashion.

I am now familiar with podcasts.

It's been all downhill since.

I know what you're thinking. "What happened to Global Agenda, Dappercat?" Well, turns out it was just a shitty, imbalanced,  dead end game.

And everyone lived happily ever after.

Goddammit.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on June 12, 2013, 02:31:20 pm
We moved on to Planetside 2... sort of. I've been playing, but it's been months since I've played with any F+ type folk.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Dappercat on June 12, 2013, 03:29:50 pm
I really anticipated I'd put a lot of time into Planetside 2, but I think the rigmarole of trying to sync up factions and servers kind of burned me out before open beta ended.

I can see myself playing in the future, when there's more content, though.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: gee golly gosh on June 14, 2013, 04:34:26 pm
My friend had been talking for ... years? ... about this amazing podcast that read terrible internet things with enthusiasm, and once they read her twitter and I just didn't see the appeal. I meet terrible internet people everyday! Why do I want more of them? (Also, I had my BBC breakfast show and that was a pretty huge listening commitment. And then my DJ left and all was sadness and woe.)

Then friend was driving me and a mutual friend somewhere, and she played the Johnny Tsunami episode for the mutual friend. At first I was confused. Then bemused. Then suddenly I was going through the archives. When I texted her to say 'I am completely covered with clingfilm!!!1!!' I think we both I was a lost cause.

Incidentally, this is the second podcast she's introduced me two! First was Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. 

 
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Delcat on June 17, 2013, 03:40:41 am
Wait, like the NPR kind-of-game-show?  I used to listen to that with my mom in the car, I loved it.  It's in podcast form?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Yossarian on June 17, 2013, 03:29:44 pm
They release the recording of the radio show online every week. I cant remember if its on Itunes or not. Most NPR programs have podcasts now.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Delcat on June 18, 2013, 08:57:59 pm
Sweet, thank you!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: gee golly gosh on June 21, 2013, 05:57:55 am
Sweet, thank you!
Delcat, June 18, 2013, 08:57:59 pm

Yossarian is right, it's on iTunes! The new episode comes out every Sunday, but that may be Saturday in your timezone. Maybe. I forget.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: zugunruhe on June 30, 2013, 01:00:29 pm
Wow, it's crazy to me to see how many people found this podcast through watchful-entity. Bringing families together.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: zmonbobbo on July 22, 2013, 01:50:43 am
I discovered The F Plus through an interview on Retsupurae's charity stream.  One of the ridiculist got a call from Diabetus and I checked it out from there.  My first episode was the monkey mothers ep, and I've been hooked ever since.

As a side note, which of you was that?  I tried to find it in the archives the other day but couldn't, and I can't really remember the voice...
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: zugunruhe on August 12, 2013, 01:19:49 am
I found the F+ from watchful-entity as well! My first episode was Just the 160,000 of Us (goddammit, Xander!)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on August 12, 2013, 11:15:04 am
I discovered The F Plus through an interview on Retsupurae's charity stream.  One of the ridiculist got a call from Diabetus and I checked it out from there.  My first episode was the monkey mothers ep, and I've been hooked ever since.

As a side note, which of you was that?  I tried to find it in the archives the other day but couldn't, and I can't really remember the voice...
zmonbobbo, July 22, 2013, 01:50:43 am

Oh, really? I didn't know we got mentioned! Can you recall the broadcast? I'd like to see if I can find it.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: CormansInferno on August 23, 2013, 04:05:54 pm
I've been hovering around POE and its related offshoots for over a decade now. It's POE, POE-News (and later POEtv in the extremely short time it wasn't filled with racists and anime pederasts) that gave me an interest for found material and weird-ass societal subcultures.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: zmonbobbo on September 03, 2013, 02:03:22 am
I discovered The F Plus through an interview on Retsupurae's charity stream.  One of the ridiculist got a call from Diabetus and I checked it out from there.  My first episode was the monkey mothers ep, and I've been hooked ever since.

As a side note, which of you was that?  I tried to find it in the archives the other day but couldn't, and I can't really remember the voice...
zmonbobbo, July 22, 2013, 01:50:43 am

Oh, really? I didn't know we got mentioned! Can you recall the broadcast? I'd like to see if I can find it.
Isfahan, August 12, 2013, 11:15:04 am

Ha, sorry for the month-late reply.  It was on the charity stream for the Boston Marathon victims (where Slowbeef played Dead to Rights something or other and Diabetus Skyped with donors).  I watched the parts of the stream that they uploaded and it wasn't there.  I'm pretty sure whoever was Skyped in was involved with the podcast in some way, but like I said, I can't really remember who it was.

Anyway, I'm thankful for whoever mentioned you guys, because now I've listened to each episode at least once.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Duster on September 14, 2013, 08:11:10 pm
It was the Chicken Smoothie episode. Someone put up a thread to discuss the episode (the thread because it was asked for (http://www.chickensmoothie.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1961439)) and I liked the description of the podcast. I've been doing readings of bad fanfiction for years so the idea of other people reading bad things on the internet in silly voices is a good selling point. Especially Chicken Smoothie roleplays since even though I'm super active on that site, I avoid the roleplay section like it's on fire because it's just so awful.

Listened the episode, laughed way too hard. Listened to the Godspouse episode, laughed way too hard at that too. I'm slowly working through all the episodes but the multiples and godspouses are still my faves.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on September 14, 2013, 08:54:13 pm
Aw, it's behind a registration wall.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: montrith on September 15, 2013, 02:41:32 am
Aw, it's behind a registration wall.
Isfahan, September 14, 2013, 08:54:13 pm

Because I love you people.



CS on F Plus

Postby Blackwolfsong » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:57 pm
If someone else noted this then I apologize, I scanned a few pages and didn't see it.
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The F Plus is a podcast that makes fun of people and things that they find disturbing, amusing, or just plain stupid. And apparently they consider CS to be all three.

In this particular episode, they're making fun of CS role-players. Considering that those who roleplay on this forum tend to be very young and not exactly experienced in most ways, I can't really say I agree with publicly making fun of their attempts at creating a story, regardless of my opinion of the end result. But maybe that's just me being too sensitive?

Posted in 18+ and no link provided because Fplus is aimed at adult audiences. A lot of the jokes will go over the heads of younger listeners, and they don't police their language very often. If not familiar with them, don't bother to look them up.

Is anyone else familiar with this podcast or knows about this particular episode? If so, am I perhaps just being too sensitive or is this just the wrong site for them to be poking fun at? (They can't figure out that this is a pet adoptable site apparently)

/laughs in a corner

I mean I am confused why a podcast for an adult audience would target a children's web site with sparkledogs. Especially since CS is one of the smaller ones. I wonder if they also made fun of Aywas, Neopets, Subeta etc. which are way bigger than CS.

I mean they sure would get more laughs out of the club penguin shenanigans I see sometimes, and those are extremely funny.

I was thinking that. CS isn't really intended for adults, (even if there are adults on here!) It'd be better if they made podcasts about content that their audience can relate to. Also it's mean for adults (ie the host of the podcasts) to take the mic out of children.

Listening right now and I think it's pretty funny. I read bad fanfiction as a hobby so really it doesn't seem any different than mocking a bad fanfic.

And I won't lie, I read bad roleplays too. I've read some of my old really bad RPs from Neopets when I was like 11 and they're pretty terribad. I dunno, I guess I find it easy to laugh at myself.

ETA: New Podcast to subscribe to I guess! Finished it and I laughed. A lot.

could you post a link? Or Pm me one if it's inapropriate, I am an adult

As much as I love to read just about anything in print, poorly-written rp, fanfiction or anything else in that realm is my kryptonite. And I admit that I have been the author of some pretty terrible rp and fanfiction. It's practically expected when you're 16 and younger.

So maybe it's just me but I still feel that going to a site aimed for the younger crowd (which pet collecting usually is) and making fun of them is really in bad taste, even for F plus, who usually amuse me greatly, to be honest.

Kind of disappointing really.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on September 15, 2013, 11:38:16 am
So the main argument seems to be "but they're just kids!" yet we read stuff like Sexual Repression Law School which obviously wanted to have adult situations occur even if it had to keep things child-friendly, probably in accordance with site rules or somesuch.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Tetriphile on October 08, 2013, 12:27:44 am
I discovered the F+ because it was mentioned in the general internet mockery thread over on Something Awful.  Said mockery thread was actually from last year, and really, if I didn't have an obsession with finishing the threads over there that I start reading (this one in particular got to 686 pages), I probably never would have known about it.  That would've been sad.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: chai tea latte on October 08, 2013, 12:45:12 am
I discovered the F+ because it was mentioned in the general internet mockery thread over on Something Awful.  Said mockery thread was actually from last year, and really, if I didn't have an obsession with finishing the threads over there that I start reading (this one in particular got to 686 pages), I probably never would have known about it.  That would've been sad.
Tetriphile, October 08, 2013, 12:27:44 am
That's only the most recent in a long string of mockthreads. The fyad TCC mockthread is the best though.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Tetriphile on October 08, 2013, 04:05:10 am
That's only the most recent in a long string of mockthreads. The fyad TCC mockthread is the best though.
kal-elk, October 08, 2013, 12:45:12 am

Seriously?  Because telling me that is only going to make me go looking for them, and I could be gone for years.  ...I'll see you in 2026.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: chai tea latte on October 08, 2013, 05:49:21 am
That's only the most recent in a long string of mockthreads. The fyad TCC mockthread is the best though.
kal-elk, October 08, 2013, 12:45:12 am

Seriously?  Because telling me that is only going to make me go looking for them, and I could be gone for years.  ...I'll see you in 2026.
Tetriphile, October 08, 2013, 04:05:10 am
TCC / heroin-goons mockthread
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3374804



Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: BlackFox on October 26, 2013, 07:54:41 am
Greetings. Got here through kate-comics tumblr, they referenced the 100th episode for an obvious reason.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on October 26, 2013, 03:16:30 pm
SA mockthread.  It's both why I joined SA and why I started listening to The F Plus.

I have distinct memories of flying into the Athens airport and listening to the dragon dildos episode.  Bus trips across the Greek countryside echo of Roy Orbison completely wrapped up in clingfilm.

I played some of the non-dirty ones for my parents when I was with them for Christmas during a long car ride.  The two terrible recipes episodes and the bottled water episode and I think that was all I had with me (that wasn't adult babies)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Chaymie on October 29, 2013, 09:36:21 pm
My friend played the waifu episode last Wednesday on the way to a built to spill concert and the next day we listened to the adult baby episode. I've been bingeing on episodes since. I may have explained forced clown transformations to people at work.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Isfahan on October 30, 2013, 06:26:17 am
I may have explained forced clown transformations to people at work.
Chaymie, October 29, 2013, 09:36:21 pm

Let us know how the job search goes!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Sovereign on July 16, 2014, 04:48:21 am
I'm daring to revive this thread from 2013 because I've been thinking about the topic, wanted to make a post, and there you have it.

My story isn't particularly interesting in terms of stumbling onto an episode from a forum within the bowels of the internet, but someone did tell me about it and soon enough I was eating through about a hundred episodes until I had to wait for new ones just like everyone else. I often peruse the archives while I play TF2, Terraria or just anything that makes me want a little background noise.
It was my sister who dropped a reference, to an episode, in a real face-to-face conversation. That was kind of strange, but once I found the website everything became clear. She is like my Fplus and Encyclopedia Dramatica before I knew what either of those were, educating me on Chris Chan and "feeder" relationships alike. This occasionally backfired because both of my sisters would take advantage of my younger self's naivete and let me learn about shock sites and fetishes the hard way.
These days we talk about Fplus episodes and tell each other about new ones as soon as they come out. It's nice to have someone to bounce my weird observations off of, like how Portaxx is seemingly the most squeamish yet is also the best versed in internet subculture. That's probably weird.


Thanks for the sibling bonding opportunity, everyone.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Tiny Prancer on July 16, 2014, 02:00:29 pm
I got into tumblr around my freshman year of college, and started following someone who fucking loves internet atrocity tourism very early on into that time, and she often reblogs bullshit tumblr stuff for laughs. She linked the multiples episode around the time it came out, and I knew VERY early into listening to it that I already loved the podcast. Having the "A TODDLER AND A FLYING DOG CANNOT DO THE WORK OF AN ADULT HUMAN" post included was what made the episode absolutely perfect for me, because that was a post that had gone around before and I'd laughed at, and hearing it read outloud made it even better.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Schumin Capote on July 16, 2014, 04:04:43 pm
I'm a Portal of Evil veteran who moved over to Something Awful when it was funny, but grew disenfranchised with SA over the past few years. I found out about Lou Reads the Internet for You over on SA and then found out about the F+ from his podcast. I've listened to the F+ for the past year or two and finally gave in and registered.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: A Meat on July 16, 2014, 04:13:42 pm
I think it was either the first TVTropes thread or the Pokegirls thread on SA that brought me here.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Navigator on July 16, 2014, 07:09:56 pm
I saw Zarla's cat person/dog person flash, watched it another seven times, and then checked out the podcast. When I saw that you'd made an episode about bad dragon, I was hooked.

Since I have a weird thing about listening to podcast episodes in order, the first one I listened to was Episode 4, with the man-pops and the Well Known Food Place. I laughed myself sick at the time, but I have to be very, very willing to overlook the sound quality to listen to it now.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Nemo2342 on July 16, 2014, 11:49:05 pm
I got here by way of Something Awful as well. The Skyrim mods episode got linked in the Awful/Awesome Mod thread, and after listening I was hooked. I then went to work and got a coworker to start listening as well, though I don't believe she's registered to post.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: JT on July 17, 2014, 02:32:10 am
Portaxx found my old waifu video on YouTube, then messaged me to request some relevant links for the podcast. I recognized her name from PoE and gave the show a listen out of curiosity. Been on the drip ever since.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Boots Raingear on July 17, 2014, 07:24:24 am
I first noticed it in the shower when I was reaching back to wash the centre of my back. My doctor says it's totally harmless and that I should just leave it alone, but it's REALLY hard to avoid poking at it.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Shell Game on May 12, 2017, 03:38:02 pm
Heard about it from I Don't Even Own A Television. Lemon and J are  probably my favorite guests on either one by the by.

Then I saw Portaxx's name and was like "okay I DEFINITELY need to get into this."
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: TurkeyPopulationGuessingMan on May 12, 2017, 04:29:12 pm
As I recall, on one of the episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me they claimed that The F Plus was taking their thing by reading Yahoo Answers. That was the part of their show I enjoyed the most, I figured another podcast like that should be good.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Yavuz on May 12, 2017, 04:38:03 pm
Heard about it from I Don't Even Own A Television. Lemon and J are  probably my favorite guests on either one by the by.

Then I saw Portaxx's name and was like "okay I DEFINITELY need to get into this."
Shell Game, May 12, 2017, 03:38:02 pm

I also heard about the F Plus from IDEOTV.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Boots Raingear on May 12, 2017, 05:24:44 pm
As I recall, on one of the episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me they claimed that The F Plus was taking their thing by reading Yahoo Answers. That was the part of their show I enjoyed the most, I figured another podcast like that should be good.
TurkeyVolumeGuessing, May 12, 2017, 04:29:12 pm

What? When?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Sherman Tankoid on May 12, 2017, 07:46:38 pm
Something Awful's Malatora thread, I think.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: TurkeyPopulationGuessingMan on May 12, 2017, 08:19:39 pm
As I recall, on one of the episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me they claimed that The F Plus was taking their thing by reading Yahoo Answers. That was the part of their show I enjoyed the most, I figured another podcast like that should be good.
TurkeyVolumeGuessing, May 12, 2017, 04:29:12 pm

What? When?
Boots Raingear, May 12, 2017, 05:24:44 pm

I wish I could recall, it was years ago though. I kind of stopped listening after that when I found the F Plus.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Neal on May 12, 2017, 08:37:42 pm
What's the F Plus?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Sherman Tankoid on May 12, 2017, 08:40:15 pm
What's the F Plus?
Neal, May 12, 2017, 08:37:42 pm

We just don't know.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Theta on May 16, 2017, 06:37:17 am
Somebody posted the Loki wives episode on Tumblr right around the time that Tom Hiddleston was everyone's internet boyfriend.

IIRC Tumblr wasn't thrilled but it's a hit with my night shift work friends.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Shell Game on May 16, 2017, 09:27:06 am
IIRC Tumblr wasn't thrilled...
Theta, May 16, 2017, 06:37:17 am
How shocking!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: MyFaceBeHi on May 17, 2017, 01:32:17 am
For me it was the fact that I was already listening to Lou Reads the Internet podcast and someone in a Something Awful thread linked to an episode. I forget which episode it was but I am almost positive it was the TV Tropes episode as I was making my way through the TV Tropes mock thread at the time.

Also I only knew about POE from episode 100 as, even though I had Internet in the late 90s, I didn't really do much interneting until the early 2000s so I missed out on some good early shit!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: I Liked That Joke on May 21, 2017, 08:10:13 am
Earwolf Podcast Challenge.
I remember listening to them introduce themselves, and thinking, "Oh, what a cool concept! I'll start from the beginning!" Then I listened to the first episode and thought, "This is confusing and barely listenable." Then I kept going for some reason? Then four years later I gave Lemon $10 on the Internet so I could talk about it!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Mix on July 23, 2017, 07:06:35 pm
oh, good, someone already necro'd this thread, so i dont have to feel so bad about posting now.

I've actually been a listener for......god, years. I remember originally finding you guys back around the fucking pounced episode, because I used to go on there and read terrible profiles at people over skype calls from time to time and stumbled across the podcast then. I didnt listen regularly (i wasnt into podcasts much at that point) other then checking in now and then, but I actually started when kate-comics on tumblr mentioned you guys and i went 'ok, fine, i'll start listening for real', and the rest is history.

i actually had been meaning to submit stuff for a long time before now, but intimidation is a powerful force
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Lost Season on July 25, 2017, 10:18:15 pm
I saw the podcast referenced a whole bunch on SA, but it took someone linking to Bunnybread's Paula Deen impression for me to start listening.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Yavuz on July 25, 2017, 10:59:53 pm
I saw the podcast referenced a whole bunch on SA, but it took someone linking to Bunnybread's Paula Deen impression for me to start listening.
Lost Season, July 25, 2017, 10:18:15 pm
HEY Y'ALL
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Sham bam bamina! on October 06, 2017, 05:42:20 pm
I think it was either the first TVTropes thread or the Pokegirls thread on SA that brought me here.A Meat, July 16, 2014, 04:13:42 pm
Yep.  Those episodes came out about a month apart, but being behind on the Pokégirls thread and up to date on the TV Tropes thread meant that I saw the links within a few days of each other.  I didn't have a chance.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: bubbleuj on November 02, 2017, 01:00:26 am
It was sexually transmitted.

Now I'm obligated to infect everyone else I know.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: spunkzilla69 on November 13, 2017, 01:09:22 pm
I found it through ideotv, which I found when I was trying to find out what 'ready player one' was.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: sambair on November 13, 2017, 02:38:31 pm
On the Something Awful forums, during a discussion of Ulrich Haarburste.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Nemisissy on November 16, 2017, 02:00:21 pm
A good friend who is a regular visitor of Something Awful.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Big Stinky on November 24, 2017, 09:24:21 pm
Count me as another who found it through Something Awful. I've been listening for years, but only just now got a dang account. The F Plus got me through a lot of really tough financial times, so I'm glad I'm finally at a point where I can start giving back.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 04, 2018, 07:24:31 pm
I've actually stumbled upon it by accident when browsing things to listen to on my podcast app. It popped up in my suggestions and, having literally no idea what I'm in for, I jumped straight in. My first episode was the one about crystal healing because considering my line of work it's something I'm way too familiar with.
Btw this is my first time ever posting on a forum so I'm hoping I did not anger the forum gods. (Why is there a hotdog button?)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on January 04, 2018, 07:25:34 pm
The hot dog button is for when things have wieners in them.

NSFW content. Click to show.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 04, 2018, 08:07:14 pm
Thank you, kind sandwich :)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Lemon on January 04, 2018, 11:08:57 pm
I've actually stumbled upon it by accident when browsing things to listen to on my podcast app. It popped up in my suggestions and, having literally no idea what I'm in for, I jumped straight in.
nudna, January 04, 2018, 07:24:31 pm

Can you elaborate on that? I don't think any suggestion algorithm favors The F Plus, so I'm confused how it would come up.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 05, 2018, 06:41:48 am
The podcast app I'm using has a podcast suggestions button. It says that it gives you recommendations based on what you're subscribed to.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on January 05, 2018, 06:29:39 pm
So which episode was it?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: GirlKisser420 on January 05, 2018, 06:46:45 pm
my guess is https://thefpl.us/episode/253 (https://thefpl.us/episode/253)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: One Of The Crappy Pokemon That Nobody Likes on January 06, 2018, 01:15:26 am
my guess is https://thefpl.us/episode/253 (https://thefpl.us/episode/253)
GirlKisser420, January 05, 2018, 06:46:45 pm

... man, yeah that has to be it. I really need to get more sleep, haha.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 06, 2018, 08:58:31 am
It was that one! Honestly I expected it to be crazier, like, when you meet these people in person they are /intense/. We used to supply like 5 or 6 regulars who were crystal healers and these people never stop. I have heard more about chakras and imaginary diseases than I ever thought was possible to say about them. Also, one of those people was super into fairies and tried to pay us with fairy dust repeatedly.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Baldr on January 06, 2018, 12:08:24 pm
I'm curious.  What does fairy dust look like, and what was the exchange rate between it and the American dollar in that individual's mind-market?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 06, 2018, 03:27:36 pm
It looks like an empty pouch that you pretend to sprinkle something from onto the hand of a disbelieving salesperson while promising it will bring them prosperity. I don't know about dollars, but I think what she was buying at that time was like £50 or so.
Welcome to England, please enjoy old ladies who swear they have a good relationship with the fairy mafia.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Baldr on January 06, 2018, 04:23:10 pm
Wow, England?  I had assumed Southwestern United States based on your previous description.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm
Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
Think more like north west England. People here are nice but get ready for weird experiences if you're an outsider.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on January 06, 2018, 05:40:47 pm
I live in a part of Colorado where fairy dust as legal tender would not be terribly surprising.

Los Angeles also has its fair share of New Age weirdos too.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 06, 2018, 06:09:40 pm
I live in a part of Colorado where fairy dust as legal tender would not be terribly surprising.

Los Angeles also has its fair share of New Age weirdos too.
RADICAL SANDWICH ANARCHY, January 06, 2018, 05:40:47 pm


Listen, I have an idea. Go get a little leather pouch, fill it with glitter... (?)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Dr. Buttplug on January 06, 2018, 06:54:16 pm
It looks like an empty pouch that you pretend to sprinkle something from onto the hand of a disbelieving salesperson while promising it will bring them prosperity. I don't know about dollars, but I think what she was buying at that time was like £50 or so.
Welcome to England, please enjoy old ladies who swear they have a good relationship with the fairy mafia.
nudna, January 06, 2018, 03:27:36 pm

I was so hoping it would turn out to be PCP and she just had a slight misunderstanding about street names for drugs.

Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
nudna, January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm

Its everywhere if you know where to look. I live in a very conservative part of the Midwest and if you've worked at your local Unitarian church or new age book store you've seen a lot of these people.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Eider Duck on January 07, 2018, 05:57:29 am
Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
Think more like north west England. People here are nice but get ready for weird experiences if you're an outsider.
nudna, January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm

North West? I'd have thought the West Country!

(As a another Brit, I know what you mean about weird rural stuff. I'd bet that at least one of those regulars has visited a Clootie Well in their time.)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Ambious on January 07, 2018, 06:32:30 am
Some random dude in a random chat recommended I try it.
First episode I listened to was the Cheevos one.
Don't remember who the guy was or what chat it was but thanks, random guy in a random chatroom!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 07, 2018, 11:57:27 am
Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
Think more like north west England. People here are nice but get ready for weird experiences if you're an outsider.
nudna, January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm

North West? I'd have thought the West Country!

(As a another Brit, I know what you mean about weird rural stuff. I'd bet that at least one of those regulars has visited a Clootie Well in their time.)
Eider Duck, January 07, 2018, 05:57:29 am

Are you actually British? I've tried recommending a few american podcasts (mainly the f plus) to some of my english friends and the response i get is always the same old "I just can't stand the accents!".
How does this work for you?
(I also have no idea what a clootie well is)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: boooo566 on January 07, 2018, 12:30:39 pm
Start them on an episode full of english accents, I know that helped me adjust.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Eider Duck on January 07, 2018, 12:33:57 pm
Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
Think more like north west England. People here are nice but get ready for weird experiences if you're an outsider.
nudna, January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm

North West? I'd have thought the West Country!

(As a another Brit, I know what you mean about weird rural stuff. I'd bet that at least one of those regulars has visited a Clootie Well in their time.)
Eider Duck, January 07, 2018, 05:57:29 am

Are you actually British? I've tried recommending a few american podcasts (mainly the f plus) to some of my english friends and the response i get is always the same old "I just can't stand the accents!".
How does this work for you?
(I also have no idea what a clootie well is)
nudna, January 07, 2018, 11:57:27 am

I'm Scottish, so close enough! I recommend certain podcasts if I think it's what my pals would be into. Do they enjoy laughing at silly internet things? I'll recommend the F Plus. It's worked okay so far!
I love the irony of a bunch of English people being puzzled by the generally north american accents of the F Plus. They're easy to understand, especially compared to the accents of alot of places on these isles. I mean this in a nice way, but if your friends can't stand the accents, they might be idiots.

(A Clootie Well is a place where people dip a bunch of cloth in a sacred stream and tie it to a branch, saying a prayer as they do so. It's a thing in parts of Scotland, Cornwall and Ireland. I can imagine fairy dust lady tying a load of cloth to a tree in this case)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 07, 2018, 01:22:54 pm
Start them on an episode full of english accents, I know that helped me adjust.
moooo566, January 07, 2018, 12:30:39 pm

Hmm maybe I shouldn't have picked the kinkiest furry episode as the first one, kinda throwing them into the deep end instantly didn't work well. Should have went with something closer to home, maybe the car fetishists (?)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on January 07, 2018, 01:35:03 pm
Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
Think more like north west England. People here are nice but get ready for weird experiences if you're an outsider.
nudna, January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm

North West? I'd have thought the West Country!

(As a another Brit, I know what you mean about weird rural stuff. I'd bet that at least one of those regulars has visited a Clootie Well in their time.)
Eider Duck, January 07, 2018, 05:57:29 am

Are you actually British? I've tried recommending a few american podcasts (mainly the f plus) to some of my english friends and the response i get is always the same old "I just can't stand the accents!".
How does this work for you?
(I also have no idea what a clootie well is)
nudna, January 07, 2018, 11:57:27 am

I'm Scottish, so close enough! I recommend certain podcasts if I think it's what my pals would be into. Do they enjoy laughing at silly internet things? I'll recommend the F Plus. It's worked okay so far!
I love the irony of a bunch of English people being puzzled by the generally north american accents of the F Plus. They're easy to understand, especially compared to the accents of alot of places on these isles. I mean this in a nice way, but if your friends can't stand the accents, they might be idiots.

(A Clootie Well is a place where people dip a bunch of cloth in a sacred stream and tie it to a branch, saying a prayer as they do so. It's a thing in parts of Scotland, Cornwall and Ireland. I can imagine fairy dust lady tying a load of cloth to a tree in this case)
Eider Duck, January 07, 2018, 12:33:57 pm

Oh, they can understand the accents fine, they're just being all "Americans just sound awful, I can't stand it". Like, bruh, have you ever heard someone from Liverpool (?)

I bet you she's done that, or better yet, charges people for doing that under her guidance or some shit. She was the type, the most cunning 80 year-old I've ever seen
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Blandest on January 07, 2018, 04:13:03 pm
Oh no, do they have a plague of bullshit there as well??
Think more like north west England. People here are nice but get ready for weird experiences if you're an outsider.
nudna, January 06, 2018, 04:49:30 pm

North West? I'd have thought the West Country!

(As a another Brit, I know what you mean about weird rural stuff. I'd bet that at least one of those regulars has visited a Clootie Well in their time.)
Eider Duck, January 07, 2018, 05:57:29 am

Are you actually British? I've tried recommending a few american podcasts (mainly the f plus) to some of my english friends and the response i get is always the same old "I just can't stand the accents!".
How does this work for you?
(I also have no idea what a clootie well is)
nudna, January 07, 2018, 11:57:27 am

I find I only find US accents annoying when they are isolated from other US accents. I mean I watch TV fine and listen to podcasts fine but then I recently flew back from the UK to Australia to see family and I heard an American family in Darling Harbour and it really annoyed me even though it shouldn't.

Maybe just ask them why they can watch TV but not listen to podcasts.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: montrith on April 20, 2018, 02:23:25 pm
Clearly you need to tell your friends it's okay cause the Fplus does a lot of British accents and they can just listen to those episode which will not annoy them at all because they sound so authentically British.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: nudna on April 28, 2018, 12:37:06 pm
It's a shame that there isn't an episode done entirely in English accents that I could subject my friends to when, for instance, we're in a car and they can't escape :(
I'm sure that would definitely make them huge F plus fans (?)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: A Whirring Bone-White Gleech on April 30, 2018, 11:34:05 pm
Clearly you need to tell your friends it's okay cause the Fplus does a lot of British accents and they can just listen to those episode which will not annoy them at all because they sound so authentically British.
montrith, April 20, 2018, 02:23:25 pm

Play them the Transformers Radio Variety Hour one so they can hear Jack Chick's glorious Rrrroyalty Voice.

That's technically a British accent, isn't it?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Dr. Buttplug on May 01, 2018, 12:22:03 am
It's a shame that there isn't an episode done entirely in English accents that I could subject my friends to when, for instance, we're in a car and they can't escape :(
I'm sure that would definitely make them huge F plus fans (?)
nudna, April 28, 2018, 12:37:06 pm
I feel like 156: "Auto Moronic Asphyxiation" had a lot of UK centric accents. Even a couple where they had to change to an British accent midway through reading.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Sham bam bamina! on May 01, 2018, 06:02:17 am
Tickle Brits and Hoop Fetish are very British episodes.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Louis Palmer on July 01, 2018, 02:23:27 pm
A long time ago, Pat from the Super Best Friendcast mentioned people who thought Digimon were real, and mentioned the podcast. Listened ever since, nutzos are the world's greatest entertainment.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Spontificus on July 02, 2018, 06:21:01 pm
A long time ago, Pat from the Super Best Friendcast mentioned people who thought Digimon were real, and mentioned the podcast. Listened ever since, nutzos are the world's greatest entertainment.
Louis Palmer, July 01, 2018, 02:23:27 pm

Same here. That podcast is tied with this one for the number of titles that would be embarrassing to read over your shoulder in public.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Peartee on August 09, 2018, 02:50:04 am
In a random 'Lou Reads the Internet for You' episode Lou offhandedly mentioned the F+, and I actually had to rewind him saying the podcast title multiple times to make sure I could search it.
Crossover between Lou Reads and F+ is almost expected, but the since I started only on gaming podcasts, I'm somehow baffled why my feed is now gaming, atrocity tourism and true crime.
I've tried other genres too, but these are the ones that actually stick, my 'happy place' if you will.
I mean I guess I'm just terrible?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: jack chick on August 09, 2018, 10:48:16 pm
In a random 'Lou Reads the Internet for You' episode Lou offhandedly mentioned the F+, and I actually had to rewind him saying the podcast title multiple times to make sure I could search it.
Crossover between Lou Reads and F+ is almost expected, but the since I started only on gaming podcasts, I'm somehow baffled why my feed is now gaming, atrocity tourism and true crime.
I've tried other genres too, but these are the ones that actually stick, my 'happy place' if you will.
I mean I guess I'm just terrible?
Peartee, August 09, 2018, 02:50:04 am

at least you're enthusiastic about it.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Peartee on August 10, 2018, 01:57:09 am
at least you're enthusiastic about it.
jack chick, August 09, 2018, 10:48:16 pm

The heart wants what it wants.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Manduvel on August 15, 2018, 10:08:27 pm
My buddy Nemisissy showed me The F+ and I had to see what was going on at Ball Pit. So, here I am.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Darkly on August 16, 2018, 11:11:05 am
I’m another person who found it through Lou. Somehow I managed to discover Lou Reads just a while after it started, but only realized the F+ existed a couple of years ago.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: thelizzerd on September 08, 2018, 11:57:45 am
I got obsessed with Lemon's websites and how he coded them. I thought they were some of the coolest websites on the internet. I followed him on github before I listened to the F plus then I discovered he also had a podcast and it was on a topic which I found interesting, so I started listening. First episode I listened to was the flash light episode.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Lemon on September 08, 2018, 03:46:22 pm
I got obsessed with Lemon's websites and how he coded them. I thought they were some of the coolest websites on the internet. I followed him on github before I listened to the F plus then I discovered he also had a podcast and it was on a topic which I found interesting, so I started listening. First episode I listened to was the flash light episode.
thelizzerd, September 08, 2018, 11:57:45 am

So I'm not emotionally equipped to convey how much I enjoyed reading that,  so I'm afraid you'll have to extrapolate from this.

Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Don Konky Dong on September 12, 2018, 02:36:31 pm
Personal Recommendation from an Australian friend. She knew I loved the weirder corners of the internet, and podcasts, so it's no surprise that, after my inaugural episode of mother goose's nursery crimes, I'm now working on my third listen of the entire catalog. 
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Ragnarok Boobies on September 13, 2018, 12:26:02 pm
Came home from school to hear my roommate laughing uproariously in his room. He shortly after introduced me to this magickal place. I think my first episode was the furry dating site.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: The Smoking Dad on September 13, 2018, 02:14:13 pm
Found out about it about a year ago through Lemon guesting on I Don’t Even Own a Television. Started out with the NoFap and F List episodes, then just fell down the rabbit hole of episodes from there.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Friend Anemone on September 13, 2018, 06:52:11 pm
Started out with the NoFap and F List episodes
TheSmokingDad, September 13, 2018, 02:14:13 pm
Jumped right into the deep end there, huh?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: The Smoking Dad on September 14, 2018, 11:33:13 am
Started out with the NoFap and F List episodes
TheSmokingDad, September 13, 2018, 02:14:13 pm
Jumped right into the deep end there, huh?
Friend Anemone, September 13, 2018, 06:52:11 pm

Sometimes ya gotta start out with what ya know, and when what I "know" is reddit neckbeards thinking they'll get sex superpowers and furries being perverts (those not entirely being mutually exclusive), that's where I start, no matter how cursed it is...at least I didn't start with sissykiss lmao
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: VenusFuuurt on January 04, 2019, 07:40:01 pm
My partner exposed me to the F+ when we first started dating, and we’re still together. Listening to terrible things read with enthusiasm has brought us closer together. My favorite episode is the treat me like garbage episode.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on January 04, 2019, 10:27:09 pm
My partner exposed me to the F+ when we first started dating, and we’re still together. Listening to terrible things read with enthusiasm has brought us closer together. My favorite episode is the treat me like garbage episode.
VenusFuuurt, January 04, 2019, 07:40:01 pm

Is it like a romantic evening? Light some candles, pour some wine, snuggle up and listen to how much people want to fuck robots?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: beelzeboob on January 04, 2019, 11:17:04 pm
My partner exposed me to the F+ when we first started dating, and we’re still together. Listening to terrible things read with enthusiasm has brought us closer together. My favorite episode is the treat me like garbage episode.
VenusFuuurt, January 04, 2019, 07:40:01 pm

Is it like a romantic evening? Light some candles, pour some wine, snuggle up and listen to how much people want to fuck robots?
"Improve Your Life in 3 Easy Steps!" Novel, January 04, 2019, 10:27:09 pm

You're joking, but my boyfriend and I do this all the time. It's nice. :)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Lemon on January 04, 2019, 11:47:28 pm
I can only apologise.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Bobguinary Novel on January 05, 2019, 12:06:39 am
My partner exposed me to the F+ when we first started dating, and we’re still together. Listening to terrible things read with enthusiasm has brought us closer together. My favorite episode is the treat me like garbage episode.
VenusFuuurt, January 04, 2019, 07:40:01 pm

Is it like a romantic evening? Light some candles, pour some wine, snuggle up and listen to how much people want to fuck robots?
"Improve Your Life in 3 Easy Steps!" Novel, January 04, 2019, 10:27:09 pm

You're joking, but my boyfriend and I do this all the time. It's nice. :)
beelzeboob, January 04, 2019, 11:17:04 pm

Who said I was joking?
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: GirlKisser420 on January 05, 2019, 01:49:10 am
my brother downloaded a couple episodes onto his iphone ages ago when we went on a holiday, and I got hooked in from there. I think it was the Batman church and Christian Domestic Discipline episodes. Years later my brain was insanely destroyed by magazinesforsale and now I have advanced opinions on clown fetishism. Standard reaction really.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Sham bam bamina! on January 05, 2019, 02:59:11 am
i would advise all people who "get" f+ to be careful because that likely means you have a predisposition to a mental illness. peace.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Wrought on January 05, 2019, 06:04:59 am
I used to use tumblr. I asked for podcast recommendations and the only one I actually ended up listening to was the one where people read about roy orbison being wrapped entirely in clingfilm.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Mr. Hunky Academia on January 05, 2019, 06:04:00 pm
Saw on twitter that Ironicus was doing a live show of yet another podcast I had never heard of.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Pavlova on January 06, 2019, 06:01:33 pm
Through one of the tumblrs of a very prolific poster on this site actually.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: SeveralPigeons on January 07, 2019, 12:57:56 pm
The gaia online RP episode was linked to me because one of my old posts as a teenager was on it. I was hooked after that lmao.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: JamEngulfer on January 17, 2019, 07:30:51 am
I personally got into it through a friend recommending it to me (same one that co-wrote the VampireWebsite.net doc). I think my first episode was 'I Can See Your Retch Marks' and I was hooked from there.

It's really interesting seeing just how many people here found it through SomethingAwful, although I guess it naturally makes sense.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: birdie on January 26, 2019, 05:00:31 pm
My friend recommended it to me because we both like terrible things and the internet. He is 1) a furry and 2) on SomethingAwful so presumably that's where he learned about it, since the original episode he linked me to was the (first?) furry one.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: thelizzerd on February 14, 2019, 12:00:06 am
I recommend the f plus to a friend today. Maybe he’ll end up on this thread someday.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: LaserSeusan on February 14, 2019, 01:44:27 pm
Best case scenario:
"Hey, this podcast thelizzerd recommended is pretty good, I should check out their forums."

Worst case scenario
" Why the fuck are my posts a part of this podcast?! Why would you recommend this to me? How did you even know I was into this stuff? How?!"
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: thelizzerd on February 14, 2019, 06:43:57 pm
I asked him before hand if he'd be interested in a podcast of people reading terrible things from the internet with enthusiasm and he said yes.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Lemon on February 14, 2019, 07:54:10 pm
I asked him before hand if he'd be interested in a podcast of people reading terrible things from the internet with enthusiasm and he said yes.
thelizzerd, February 14, 2019, 06:43:57 pm

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/39/ce/10/39ce106117dc7652bf8a52e7bb353595.jpg)
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Achilles' Heelies on February 14, 2019, 09:00:26 pm
I asked him before hand if he'd be interested in a podcast of people reading terrible things from the internet with enthusiasm and he said yes.
thelizzerd, February 14, 2019, 06:43:57 pm

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/39/ce/10/39ce106117dc7652bf8a52e7bb353595.jpg)
Lemon, February 14, 2019, 07:54:10 pm
It's a Valentine's Day miracle.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Gloriaaaah on February 21, 2019, 11:28:00 pm
My boyfriend was a mega fan already when he introduced me to the podcast about three years ago.  The first episode he had me listen to was the Juggalo one.  At first I didn't really care for it, but I have come to love it now.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: oscaruglyface on March 10, 2019, 03:57:52 pm
Back in 2013 I was reading about insane mens rights activists on line and having a laugh and someone linked me episode 103 and I haven't missed an episode since. Making fun of people has been a hobby of mine since elementary school so I'm glad there is an outlet for spectating weirdos online
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Coalbus on March 10, 2019, 06:36:42 pm
I heard about it from a friend in high school who listened to the Earwolf Challenge thing. He told me to listen to episode 48, Weighted Companion Dudes. Since then I don't think I've gone for more than 2 days without listening to The FPlus.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: ClaraTinSoldier on March 12, 2019, 08:43:43 am
I got a link to the tvtropes episode in one of the tvtropes goonmock threads
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Digimando on April 28, 2019, 12:52:13 am
I was driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco (about 8 years ago) and my friend put on one of the clown fetish episodes and  I instantly feel in love with the F+!
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Salubrious Rex on April 28, 2019, 02:24:50 am
I read a tweet by Ironicus or by the F+ twitter which he retweeted about a podcast he was on that almost made him pass out.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Halogeneticist on May 26, 2019, 12:24:53 am
Clutching my gay pearls and schaudenfreuding my way through the tumblr asexual community in 2012 brought up the asexual FPlus episode.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: Garthantash on May 28, 2019, 08:55:49 am
I am a fan of the AE podcast. One of the hosts was a guest on I Don't Even Own a Television so I started listening to that show. Lemon was a guest on IDEOATV so I thought I would give F+ a try and here I am, still making my way through the back catalogue while I wait for new episodes.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: floaty ghost on July 13, 2019, 03:33:42 pm
I discovered thefplus late last year. It was fourth branch from my original regular podcast (i guess) love, extra hot great (an irreverent tv podcast w/ 4 friends + guests expressing joy in the wonder of the excellence and absurdity of the content of entertainment) which had as a guest Jeb Lund and David Roth. Jeb and Dave aren't mean is a podcast that reviews and (gently) ridicules Hallmark movies. They had as a guests JW Friedman and Chris Collision of ideotv. I don't even own a television had Lemon as a guest. What sold me on checking out thefplus was their ICP book episode (MMFCL) Lemon did acouple of shorts on. One was a lists of acts performing at one of their festivals/carnivals, in it he mentioned some acts name spelled unnecesarily wrong. I immediately suscribed to the podcast. After the end of spontaneanation I began from episode 1. Then everything changed. I'll never look back.
Title: How did you find the F+?
Post by: jack chick on July 13, 2019, 10:34:54 pm
How did I find the F+?

Terrible