Fluffy Turtles : The origins

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Agent
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Guys,

As a general interest question, I would like to know where the original Fluffy Turtle came from...

I know they have been here since the dawn of time, but out of which mind did they come from, and when, before time?

- Archmagus Micael

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A better question is: why do all message boards have to have some stupid little inside-joke-icon? Make it funny, at least.

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The origin of fluffy turtles is Room 3. (An AIM chatroom that preceded current "spidweb" chatroom.)

Their arrival was described by somebody before... here: http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003219;p=4#000089 (See Alorael's post and Drakey's reply lower on that page.)

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Originally written by d3m0n5L4y3r:

A better question is: why do all message boards have to have some stupid little inside-joke-icon? Make it funny, at least.
Just like all other trends, some people like it and others pick it up to look cool.

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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

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Originally written by d3m0n5L4y3r:

A better question is: why do all message boards have to have some stupid little inside-joke-icon? Make it funny, at least.
Just like all other trends, some people like it and others pick it up to look cool.

The older members of the Spidweb community are also very accustomed to each other. When a new member joins, they may feel awkward or left out. So, to attract attention, patronize older members, and make himself or herself seem one of the group, they will adapt the group's customs. They really have no idea of the basis of the custom, but they do it anyway.

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Originally written by Zeviz:

quote:
Originally written by d3m0n5L4y3r:

A better question is: why do all message boards have to have some stupid little inside-joke-icon? Make it funny, at least.
Just like all other trends, some people like it and others pick it up to look cool.

The older members of the Spidweb community are also very accustomed to each other. When a new member joins, they may feel awkward or left out. So, to attract attention, patronize older members, and make himself or herself seem one of the group, they will adapt the group's customs. They really have no idea of the basis of the custom, but they do it anyway.

<small>[ May 09, 2006, 03:46 PM: Message edited by: URL=hotmail.com]Hot Male[/URL ]</small>

This is common to all groups.

As far as the 'fluffy turtles' crap goes, I'm older (in SW-years, anyway) than anyone who participates in that nonsense, and my memory is spotty, so I can't tell if someone maundering about them is a fraud or a moron.

I am usually charitable and assume moron.
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Well I've been around a while myself, and I remember the fluffy turtle crap, I just never thought it was amusing.

Same with the offical Elder Scrolls forum and their "fishysticks".

And the old Quake-Players board and their "nail gun boobies". Ok, I admit, I took part in that once or twice...

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quote:
A better question is: why do all message boards have to have some stupid little inside-joke-icon? Make it funny, at least.

We just don't like the newbs.
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Khoth sort of made the fluffy turtles special...
I passed him one in a chat, and he wondered what kind of fungus made it fluffy.
Before that they were simple soft toys.
After that they were something else.

Oh, I gave up AIM after Trillian went evil on me, and now use ICQ.

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Originally written by saunders:

I passed him one in a chat, and he wondered what kind of fungus made it fluffy.
Might be algae, actually.

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*nods* but Khoth is a mathematician, and can't be expected to make fine distinctions of that kind!

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Unless he's an algebrist.

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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Unless he's an algebrist.
Oh, that is neat!

But it's that kind of wordplay that causes him to kick people.

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Call him Nash Griddlesworthington.

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Call him "Fallopian."

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Call him "Fallopian."
What if the plush beaver is a her? "Vas Deferens ?"

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quote:
Originally written by Archmage Alex:

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The quoted post is a context clue.

Along with the image name.
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How much time do you have on your hands, Alec?

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quote:
Originally written by Springer Bell:

How much time do you have on your hands, Alec?
Nah, the image is much older, and I've seen it elsewhere. That's why I didn't associate it with the context.

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