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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:01 pm

Ever have one of those moments when a person might be know for doing something, so people start referring to that activity by that person's name?

I bring this up, because in revamping an area (giving it a seriously crappy "downgrade"), I may have ended up "pulling a Kefrem". Smile You know, using lots of placeables to make the place more visually interesting...hopefully pre-compiling the tile models I changed will help keep things moving nicely (it's really just a bunch of flowing water placeables that I used).

Some others I've had in mind:

"The Crideas Maneuver" - using so many spells at once that your PC can't actually be seen due to all the visual effects.

"Name Atrophy" - making a character with a name so long and convoluted nobody really bothers to read beyond the first four letters before giving up.

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Post by daveyeisley on Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:55 pm

*chuckles*

Aww shucks.... I haven't managed to explode into magical confetti just yet Razz

I think Kef is coming to terms with his placeable addiction, too.

As for Eric, I think he just finds the tie-your-tongue-in-knots-trying-to-pronounce-them names waaaay too amusing Razz
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:28 pm

Activities named after people. Icon_redface *quietly hides PC names in profile panel* Activities named after people. Icon_twisted

As far as pulling a Kefrem, that's why I've never released any of my modules - I keep tinkering with them!

And I hope to be around to see the Crideas Confetti Blast when it finally arrives!
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Post by RustyDios on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:37 am

Ha! .. I think Eric's names are all derived from an "on-line elvish language translator".. the translations roughly syncing up to what that PC does/is/wants to be ....

I like the "doing a Kef" thing.. I'm known to do that myself sometimes (anyone wandered through the Rising Sun and wondered what is a "static-plot-placeable" and what is "tileset-nonsense" .. Smile ) ...


And loading Grace up with all the defensive spells I can think of (arcane and divine from 0-9th lev ) that I can fit in her rather generous slots and hitting that magical "SoRD" hotkey, always makes me think of daves sig post... Smile


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Post by daveyeisley on Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:40 am

Activities named after people. Lol
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:57 am

RustyDios wrote:Ha! .. I think Eric's names are all derived from an "on-line elvish language translator".. the translations roughly syncing up to what that PC does/is/wants to be ....
Pretty close but not quite, RustyDios! I use many different name generators, numerous ethnic name lists, and (lately) the Sumerian Lexicon - not to mention some good old-fashioned imagination to weld all those names together! And the translations (of those that have them) pretty much align with the PC's circumstances and/or motivations.
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Y'know, maybe I'll go and start a naming resources thread, and post all the relevant links I have. Yeah, that sounds good! *wanders off to feed children and dig through hard drives*


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Post by Elhanan on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:08 am

I have an award in two High Schools named for me:

* The Smokey The Bear award from McClintock HS in AZ for burning my drum heads with a road flare.

* The Eldon Whisler award in Starkville HS here in MS for the most bizarre and unique behaviour; reason unknown.... *coughs*

As for D&D, I rather believe I fit the norm! Smile
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Post by daveyeisley on Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:22 am

Elhanan wrote:I have an award in two High Schools named for me:

* The Smokey The Bear award from McClintock HS in AZ for burning my drum heads with a road flare.

* The Eldon Whisler award in Starkville HS here in MS for the most bizarre and unique behaviour; reason unknown.... *coughs*

As for D&D, I rather believe I fit the norm! Smile

I smell stories!!!

Tell!!
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Post by evilkittenofdoom on Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:01 am

Eric of Atrophy wrote:
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Y'know, maybe I'll go and start a naming resources thread, and post all the relevant links I have. Yeah, that sounds good! *wanders off to feed children and dig through hard drives*

Please tell me that your children's names are far simpler....


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Post by Elhanan on Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:19 pm

When we first moved here to MS, I discovered I could change who I was, or more importantly, who I thought I was into something better. I dropped weight at Summer camp, started to wear bright neon colors that did not match, stood up to Seniors, made fun of one of the HS bullies, started my stand-up talent in impressions, but steadily remained a klutz.

One day in band, my only job for one concert song was to hit the gong once. That was it. So when my note came near, I prepped the gong by gently starting it vibrating, took the padded mallet back, and preceeded forward in my swing.....

Now it is amazing to me that in 10 min of nothing but anticipation, how much sweat can build up on a percussionists palm. The mallet slipped from my grasp, and I thought I had lost it. Good news: it had been secured tightly to my wrist by the strap. Bad news: the full momentum of my swing trying to reach the now secured mallet was headed towards the awaiting gong.... *WHAMMMMMMMMMM*

I do not know how many bloody lips were caused in the brass section within that moment, or how many broken reeds. All I could see was the look of utter horror in the face of the band conductor, and his his wife atop the upper deck as she had lost her sheet music due to fright and dismay. And all I could do was *shrug*; not like I could take it back.....

I also lost the grip on the bass drum mallet during an outdoor concert, and it ended up in the bell of a nearby tuba. Etc

The catch for me is that in the many years after this event, one of my D&D players won this award.

P.S. My stand-up act was mostly based on true stories based on my dating life that started my Senior yr, *sigh* We must either laugh or cry.....
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Post by daveyeisley on Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:24 am

Wow.... so Linu from the NWN OC or Jar Jar Binks would offer you sympathy, eh?

Still, you do have a knack with the comedy and impressions. I will never again be able to take Aurora seriously when she makes her usual condescending remarks... cuz I will hear it in my head with her doing a heavily nasal accent Razz
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:32 am

evilkittenofdoom wrote:Please tell me that your children's names are far simpler....
Yes and no ... Abraham, Tabitha, Lucille and Jenavieve - they all have two middle names. Beyond that, they're all good and normal - now, their nicknames ... Activities named after people. Icon_twisted
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