A Bad Place Full Of Bad Jerks
A Bad Place Full Of Bad Jerks

Let's go behind the scenes of our notable stories in 2012-2013. Here's how Choose Your Own Adventure made it onto our site.

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Chat transcript, September 21, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

I'm bored. This kinja thing will take some getting used to but I'm sure it'll work out just fine.

Who is this Doug Exeter guy? Seems kinda funny, I guess.

Chat transcript, September 22nd, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

This cascading replies thing kind of lends itself to either-or questions without giving away the answers right away.

I wonder if I could turn it into some type of a Choose Your Own Adventure thing.

Man, that Doug Exeter really comments a lot.

Chat transcript, September 23rd, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

Okay, Mantis likes the idea too. What do a lot of commenters have in common that'd make for a good topic?


This is gonna be great.

I think Doug Exeter might be Raysism.

Chat transcript, September 24th, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

Wow, that took a lot more work than I thought. At least it's over though.

Oh, look! The comment ninja showed up!

Wonder where Doug Exeter is tonight.

Chat transcript, September 25th, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

Wow, that actually went over pretty well. I should try that again sometime.

I wonder when those hookers that cobra brah promised are going to show up.

Chat transcript, November 16th, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

Wow! An email from Craggs calling these things brilliant. I need to update my resume!

This MKMUB thing really seems to have gained some momentum. Between this and HFTE, we'll have a creative outlet for years to come!


Chat transcript, December 18th, 2012:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

That was a nice plug from the Deadspin twitter account.

Where the hell do I go from here?

If one more person calls me out for not including the answers in the form of a question, I'm going to snap.


Chat transcript, March 11th, 2013:

Sgt. Hammerclaw:

What happened to all of my adventures?

I did not choose this.

Why does my dog always run over to the male dogs first?

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