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24 October 2007 @ 07:35 am
 
Okay, hopefully i misheard this, but while getting up this morning there was a commercial for a jewelry store, which sounded like it ended with "where you can find the perfect ring to help transform your girlfriend into your fiancee." Is it just me or does that sound really wrong? Like you're talking about a pokemon or something inanimate like that. "Yay! I just found the Engagement Ring item! Now i can upgrade my level 27 girlfriend to a level 27 fiancee! Woohoo!" =P
 
 
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Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on October 24th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
I doubt you misheard it. It's a shorthand for a common societal meme that you can make a girl want to marry you by spending enough money on a piece of rock.
rebellion_life on October 24th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's crap. I just want someone to love me enough to want to marry me, ya know? Fuck the ring.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 24th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but even making her want to marry you cause you gave her an expensive rock is a step up from "i need to buy the parts to upgrade my girlfriend" =P
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on October 24th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Actually, that's how a lot of people think about it: The giant rock is a part needed to turn girlfriend into fiancee. Revolting, it's true, but a lot of society still views women as chattel.
rebellion_life on October 25th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
Eh screw that. If I want to marry someone, that's that, ring or not.
But I already know I'm a diamond in the rough and not concerned about a ring over true love.
Coraacoraa on October 24th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
The engagement ring industry is deeply, deeply creepy, so yeah. You probably didn't mishear.
Just Another Idiottiurin on October 25th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
The diamond industry has had the best(or creepiest, depending on whether you are marketer or target) ad campaign and distribution scheme of anything in the last 150 years...narrowly beating out how WW2 got millions hooked on tobacco.
rebellion_life on October 24th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
No, that'd be a level 27 girlfriend to a level 60 fiancee, with instance runs and attunements to get to 70 with epics by the wedding day. OP!

God I'm a nerd.
DonAithnen: Cecildonaithnen on October 25th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
Hee, yay for nerds :)
cwendy41cwendy41 on October 24th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
How long would level 27 fiancee last before it transforms back to level 27 girlfriend? Or does it transform into level 27 ex-girlfriend/fiance?

I've been hearing a lot of ads for engagement rings lately. I suppose it's because I'm listening to a radio station that's geared towards the 20-35 year olds.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 24th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
In pokemon such upgrades are permanent i believe. In real life they're _supposed_ to be permanent... :)
cwendy41cwendy41 on October 24th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I was more thinking how in Halo, the invisibility shield lasts for a few minutes only.

In real life, it wouldn't be permanent ;) The fiancee is just a metamorphosis stage to a level 30 wife.
Kirin: BewareOfPeoplekirinn on October 24th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, a permanent fiancee is an interesting comment. I wonder how long a couple who weren't particularly into the marriage institution thing, but had relatives or (nosy) friends who had issues with them just living together, could get away with being indefinitely engaged. They could even not be fibbing if they technically had every intention of maybe, say, getting married at retirement, or here's a good one, getting married when it's legal for everybody.
Desireemadduckdes on October 25th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
or here's a good one, getting married when it's legal for everybody

Nice :)
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 25th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Well i've never played Halo in my life, so i wouldn't know about that :) I think those kind of short term bonuses have some special name that my mind isn't thinking of right now. Upgrades are usually more permanent things.

Well you need another upgrade item, the Wedding Ring, to evolve your level 27 fiancee to a level 27 wife ;)