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I’m gonna hire you to play this piano, but listen-as soon as somebody mysterious comes in the door, you stop immediately, you got it?
The regular patrons all know which boards creak and therefore avoid them.
The mysterious stranger just rode in to town and hasn't figured it out yet
I was thinking that you can only hear the creaking when the saloon goes quiet as the stranger walks in. When the regulars are there they're all chattering over the ambient floorboard noises.
This is definitely the idea behind it.
Huh. And I thought it just dramatic cinema this whole time. TIL
What is this I like it
Shockingly it appears to actually be OC. Either that or it's very obscure because the only relevant search results are this thread.
He's made multiple similar posts. Seems like it may be inspired by the movie Annihilation
Cool. With a little bit more effort and alcoholism, we might have another Mother Horse Eyes on our hands.
HOLY SHIT I FORGOT ABOUT HIM
Thanks for the reminder. That dude was fascinating in a sad "he might actually have schizophrenia" kind of way (although I think before he quit he admitted he was just some bored guy saying cryptic shit on reddit)
You can read as this dude's trip starts going bad
Oh boy. This is getting spicy. What happens next time on random comment about the fungus? Stay in the fungus with us to find out.
Trust the fungus!
Spotted the clicker.
This is the right answer. When a stranger walks into a place where the locals all know each other, it's like everyone stops talking to turn and stare. It gets real quiet so all of a sudden you're able to hear things you weren't paying attention to before.
The more likely answer I feel
Gtfo with your logic dammit.
Logic? Never heard of him
-most of Reddit probably
Isn't he that subpar rapper?
Subpar? I would disagree on that. His subject matter is sometimes uninteresting but as a rapper he’s pretty damn skilled
This, I’m not the biggest fan of his but Under Pressure is a very good album imo. He’s got good flow and diction, good production, but his subject matter just isn’t very versatile. At some point when you’ve told the same story the same way 1000 times people lose interest, idk
Yeah that’s exactly it. He isn’t that versatile as a rapper because he doesn’t wanna touch certain subjects that would gain him notoriety but he’s pretty good. He’s not really in my favorites list, but he’s definitely skilled. His flow & cadence are top notch & he’s got a good command on every track he’s on. Saw him live once too & he put on a good show. I’d happily take him over 21, Trippie, Tekashi, or any other “rappers” regurgitating the same broken trap shit.
And the chatter of a full saloon, which normally drowns out the creak of a floor board, would presumably quiet down upon the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
I think this is actually what movies try to convey, that everyone stops what they’re doing to focus on the new person, so it’s quiet enough to hear them creaking.
Sergio Leone (the famous director of a number of Spaghetti Westerns) was actually revolutionary in his use of subjective sound design, emphasizing little things that in real life would have been drowned out by the environment.
One film class I took had us watch the opening scene to Once Upon a Time in the West and notice how it specifically uses sound effects (in the absence of music) to create an atmosphere of tension and suspense.
Things like footfalls, water drops, the telegraph ticker, and the constant whining of the metal windmill create a rhythm that sets the tone of the scene.
EDIT: Better link
That and it's the top comment every time this is reposted.
gtfo with your tired cliche, dammit
Nooooooo, everyone just gets quiet when the mysterious stranger walks in so we can hear the creaks.
Yeah this is the actual answer
What if it's a combination? What if everyone goes silent as soon as they hear the hint of a floorboard creaking, because they know everyone in town can avoid that particular floorboard and so a mysterious stranger must have just walked in, thus magnifying the effect of the latter 2/3 of the creaking sound?
I bet once a week, everyone goes silent and turns around when someone fucks up and steps on the floorboard, and we just don't see it as the audience because it's not an important part of the story.
That is far too high IQ thought for the regular old west saloon patron.
I don't think I've ever avoided a creaky floorboard unless I was trying to sneak around, so I doubt the regular patrons would either
Obviously it's a tradition they invented to be able to dramatically detect mysterious strangers, in preparation for the arrival of a mysterious stranger!
If there are no creaks then the mysterious stranger is a regular that got a new haircut.
And the stranger is carrying an action movies worth of munitions
No, the nails are calibrated to the weight of the regular patrons. A mysterious stranger would be an unfamiliar weight, causing creaking.
Beat me to it.
I always thought it was that when regular patrons walk in, everyone is carrying on and talking like normal, but when a mysterious, vaguely threatening stranger walks in, the whole saloon falls silent and you can hear the floorboards creak
That’s dumb. No one is going to avoid certain floorboards. It’s the quiet when a mysterious stranger comes in that draws attention.
Like the Indiana Jones collapsing floor
It’s the 2-4 boards right after the swinging doors.
Thank you Mr. Regal
loool this is literally my family in my house vs friends coming over
Best reasoning I've heard for this trope so far.
That's why the music stops and everyone turns around to stare; not because of the sketchy looking character who's just entered but who wouldn't know the creaky floor boards by now.
the japanese elite used to build their palaces intentionally squeaky. although it sounds for everyone, at least you know someone is coming
Saloon Owner: I want doors that don't go all the way.
Carpenter: Doors that don't go all the way up or down?
Saloon Owner: Yes, exactly.
Carpenter: Um, okay. Do you want them to swing in or out?
Saloon Owner: Bingo. You really get me.
This is IT consulting in a nutshell, basically.
Seven red lines, all perpendicular...
Use 7 spacial dimensions to get them all perpendicular to each other. Some drawn with red ink and some with dark green ink. However, we mix the green ink with red glowstick chemicals, so mostly red light is emitted. Light travels in 3 spacial dimensions, so the other 4 dimensions are transparent
I have to consult my team on the kitten line, but perhaps some sort of warped dimension
Non-Euclidean pocket universe should be able to let you draw perpendicular kitten-shaped lines.
Can't you just put it all on the cloud?
But what if it rains? Won't we lose our files if that happens?
"just take the one of the shutters off the house and use it as a door"
This large pane window's beautiful. I'll take 40.
And I want windows that if you throw someone against them they’ll fly right through onto the street and not get massive shards of glass stabbing into their body.
I’ll need a dozen. Put the spares out back.
I've been through a window. My immersion is immediately broken whenever someone goes through a window unscathed in a movie.
The Nice Guys did it right.
And do you know how to build railings on the roof that will break apart easily, in case somebody is up there and gets shot by somebody down in the street? If you can't make them break apart, they need to be low enough to be reliably tumbled over.
That is every homeowner on every project
This was actually a thing in medieval japan, I think they were a special nail that moved slightly. Residents of the castle would know which floorboards would squeak, intruding ninjas would not. It was just a primitive alarm. I think they were called jacketed nails.
Singing floors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightingale_floor
I love when another nerd knows what I’m talking about
I mean, he didn't say he was sexually attracted to him because of it
Some of us redditors aren’t hims, btw.
Women!? At this time of year, at this time of day, on this part of the internet, localized entirely within this subreddit?!
Yes. Now I have to go, mother says the house is on fire.
I know. I'm one of them.
And "he" is still the default when gender isn't known, btw
Those books are also great imo
They sound like a combination of puppy whimpers and the sound glass makes when you drag your fingers across it.
Pretty sure my house has this. First and third steps squeak, but not any others.
Will be perfect when my non-existent children try to sneak back in the house.
Your children will grow up knowing to avoid the squeaky spots. You’ll catch their boyfriend or girlfriend.
"Hey why are your floors so squeaky?"
Specifically opened this post to comment about Nightingale floors! Yay history/architecture nerds!
So were saloon owners weebs?
I think there are still people crafting them today , I remembered watching a japnese show about that.
I have had stranger requests.
I would make one board in doorway creak with collared nails. House rule is if you tread on it you buy everybody a drink. Regulars will learn fast.
The hell are collared nails?
Nails with a nice shirt on is what I'm imagining.
Probably nails with a collar
Nails that are into certain forms of BDSM.
Don't kink shame.
Nails with a metal sleeve, they creak loudly people used to fit them to wooden floors and steps for security.
That would also explain why the locals all stop and look when the floorboard creaks:
"Free drink time?"
Don’t worry you’ll know the Mysterious Stranger is there when he whips out his pistol and the guitar riff plays.
To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day...
Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say
To the town of Aqua Fina rode a stranger one fine day...
To get himself a bottle of fresh and pure water. It’s the perfect companion for happy bodies everywhere.
Aquafina®. Pure water. Perfect taste.
Of course in true mysterious stranger fashion he'll only show up for a radroach with all it's limbs crippled, but can't be bothered with a full health deathclaw...
What in tarnation?!
Hot take: You can only hear the floorboards creak because the bar goes silent when a mysterious stranger walks in.
I was thinking the same thing. It probably creaks all the time but it’s drowned out by the hootin’ and hollerin’ of the locals when another local walks in.
I’m more wondering how the patrons with their backs turned on the other side of the bar also know they should shut up the same time as everyone else before mysterious stranger finishes walking through the door.
Wouldn’t mind seeing more of Abbie’s feet on some floor boards.
I've heard this joke before somewhere.
Last time around I made 2000+ karma by saying the carpenter should also add an indoor balcony with a railing strong enough that the hookers can lean over it safely, but weak enough that it will shatter dramatically when someone gets thrown through it during a bar brawl.
EDIT: original thread here. I guess I should give /u/TheLesserWombat credit for suggesting a hooker balcony in the first place, but their comment got almost twice as much karma as mine did, so fuck 'em.
I just want you to know that "their comment got almost twice as much karma as mine did, so fuck 'em" really made me chuckle.
I didn't find it so funny.
Good plan, ty
Bruce Willis: Recreate my favorite nightclub inside my house, but with every screw facing the same cardinal direction
Carpenter: What, why? I'm not even sure that's possible.
Bruce Willis: Let's find out.
I think I've had a stroke reading your comment
So, like a night club. In his house. But with all the screws facing, say, North?
Million dollar idea: Make it so floor weights you and remembers how much you weight, and when someone not registered in data base enters it creaks.
Damnit Jennifer if you keep eating you're going to balloon right up. Also you'll register in the database as an unknown entity possibly triggering a multitude of responses not limited to being shot with poison darts upon entry to this establishment.
If there was a creaky part of the floor near the entrance. Isn't it likely regular visitors would recognize and avoid it? Leaving only to strangers to step on the creaky part?
Ghost in the Shell did something like that
In the very beginning of the film and the manga they identified an assassin by weighing him on an elevator lift - and realizing he was entirely made of metal and filled with weapons
Like in rdr2
In RDR2, I usually bust through doors like Kramer so the need for squeaky floor boards isn't necessary for me.
There really is no in between; either take an eternity slow walking into the barber, or blast open both swinging doors sending glass shards flying in every direction and turning every head.
stick 'em up cowboy
From Santa Clara CA... VANGUAAAARD
Now that I think about it, I wonder if it creaked for the regulars, too, but it only emphasized it for the strangers because everyone else in the saloon notices he's not from around there. Like, they know all the normal townsfolk, but we need that extra indicator that they don't belong.
So the usual?
Mysterious was a polite way to say “fat”
This sounds like what someone would ask me during a work meeting and I don't even know where to begin about how it's not possible.
Maybe the regular people know where the squeaky floorboards are. Then when a new one walk in they seam mysterious because they do not know the norms of the bar.
This is a thing with two meanings: the missing stair.
It refers to a stair in the home that would be removed or altered to prevent strangers from accessing certain areas. Regulars knew to watch for the stair and avoided it.
The other meaning applies to known sexual predators who prey on newer members of a group, avoided by regulars.
Literally, this is where the term, "heavy," which is often used to designate the bad guy, originated from.
What if... what if the floorboards always creak but no one noticed because they only stop talking and making noise to notice the intruder whereas if they or their friends entered they would probably make more noise?
what if the floorboards have always creaked, but the regulars know to avoid the spot that makes it creak, so when the floorboard does creak, it's because it's a new person so everyone stops what they're doing and looks up to see the stranger?
100% doable. Just let me know how much a mysterious stranger weighs.