Favorite comments of the week: now with staff interpretive readings #Noteworthy comments#favorite comments#video March 21 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride This week we're going to try something a little different with our noteworthy comment round-up… three of us have chosen to do interpretive readings of our favorite reader comments. Offbeat Bride On my tongue-in-cheek post about Offbeat sins, Emmy chimed in with some great perspectives from a more traditional reader. Here's her comment, as interpreted by Catherine, Offbeat Bride Editor and Vendor Relations Manager: Ok, I just honestly let out the loudest real-life "HAAAA!" with the hand-swipe gesture. Interpretive reading begins… now. Offbeat Home Ok, so Megan posted today about some insanely cute forest animal bathroom decor, including this squirrel tissue box holder. Eagle-eyed commenter Lisa shared one of the most amazing Amazon product reviews ever posted, which the site's Managing Editor Megan will read for you here: Offbeat Empire (but sorta about Offbeat Home) Earlier this week, I wrote a post about my lingering discomfort with the response to the clickbait I post on Offbeat Families Facebook page. In the comments, I mentioned that thankfully, none of the other Facebook pages get as many weird comments as Offbeat Families. As I said, "I'm not too worried about Offbeat Home & Life because the topics just aren't that sensitive… who wants to hate-read a post about alternative urns!? BORING!" Well, my new BFF Beatrix poked holes in that statement with her hilarious satirical comment that lovingly skewers all of us: …EXCLAMATION POINT! Beatrix, you aren't a community manager by any chance, are you? Because yeah: YOU GET IT. You get it hard. Your turn Ok, sweet friends. Anyone inspired to do a dramatic reading of THEIR favorite Offbeat Empire comment? Hell, doesn't even have to be from this week. Find your favorite. Read it on camera. Post a link to your youtube video in the comments. Make us laugh. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dances in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Offbeat Families traffic 6 months later: it's all about scandal, sex, and sadness NEXT Meet Offbeat Bride's newest header character: Fierce Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] Woah woah woah. I am watching all of these as soon as I get home. 5 agree So, is this gunna be a thing? 'cause I want it to be a thing. Forever. For all time. Always. 30 agree Yes, please keep this format! It's so good. I love hearing your actual voices so that when I read articles they don't have to sound like me in my own head. 4 agree Oh my god I love all of you so muchhhhhh 6 agree LOVE this!!!!! 1 agrees I'm just loving getting to hear all your voices! Interpretation – awesome! 2 agree This is easily my favorite post of the week. Y'all should totally do this more often! 6 agree My mom sent me a picture of this: http://www.zgallerie.com/p-14393-octopus-bowl-ladle.aspx today with the comment "Do you need an octopus salad bowl?" and I knew I needed to share. So here, Catherine, this is where the octopus is. 🙂 3 agree 1 agrees My super-duper overly dramatic reading: I thought "tits"…: 9 agree PS- this is totally my new favorite Empire thing. Do it always. 2 agree Deyanna! This is AWESOME. 3 agree OMG! HOW AMAZING ARE YOU!? Answer: So much very. Also, is your voice always that soothing? You should do ASMR vids. 1 agrees Aw, shucks. Alas, no, my voice is rarely so soft. I usually reserve that for late-night baby rocking… just thought it'd be fun to say words like "tits" and "balls" in a counterintuitive tone. I have been obsessed with ASMR since that article posted tho! 1 agrees I'm dyinggggggggg over this. Thank you for giving those exclamation points the attention they deserve!! I'm no community manager (I dig in the dirt for a living), but chilling on the OBE pages and the tribe has added bite my satirical skills like vinegar to a cucumber. 3 agree Ahh the squirrel vid is not working! Do you have a direct link? Squirrel vid! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsVVvpQG1sc Comments are closed.