Favorite comments of the week: now with staff interpretive readings #Noteworthy comments#favorite comments#video March 21 2014 | Ariel arielmstallings 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! Related Post Watch my "Building a Community with WordPress" panel from WordCamp Seattle In June, I was a panelist at WordPress Seattle. The panel was focused on using WordPress to build a community, and we talked about stuff... Read more 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 Author of the Offbeat Bride book, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. 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.