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Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #25
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Drew: Awesome.

My name was originally a fictional character back when I had it in my head to write some sort of novel. My short-lived attempts all seemed like ripoffs of Zelda storylines, but this character stuck around. I mean, I guess it still appeared in one of my half-baked stories, but other than that, it's just the name I use everywhere.

It also happens to be a Turkish city where camel wrestling apparently takes place. Pure coincidence, but imagine my surprise when playing Civilization as the Greeks and one of my new cities pops up as Ephesos. :P

lol. Sweet!

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Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #26
My name is Andrew, too.
Anyway, Iffy is the nickname for Infernal Flamming Muffin.

I was just downstais one day, thinking of what to call myself when I registered. I was thinking about "Muffin Pancake" which is usually my shaper's name. I decided that it had to have "muffin" in it.

I thought about "Undead Muffin", but then I figured that Ephesos would hate me. So I though of something. When I registered (quite exited), I typed in Infernal Flamming Muffin. The extra "m" was a misspelling. But I decided to stick with it.

And I eventually had a nickname, Iffy. Don't call me I.F.M or IFM. Call me Iffy, or Infernal Flamming Muffin.

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Iffy= Infernal Flamming Muffin. The y is added to make a word.
lol teh stupd text spek is lik ubar dum lol
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #27
I don't think Ephesos (or in Turkish, Efes) is really a current Turkish city. But the ancient city has been being excavated and semi-restored for several decades now. The project will take another half-century or so to complete, but it's already a heck of a place to visit. They really didn't live so badly there, in the early centuries AD. An important tip for enjoying such a place: think of the swarms of other tourists as though they were simply the population of the city, which in its heyday was crowded with people from all over the then-locally-known world.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 9887
Profile #28
My name is a mix of one of my last name, and an inside joke about a physical feature (which I no longer have). It also has many different connotations, which makes me seem like I have multiple personalities. Go ambiguity.

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Posts: 454 | Registered: Monday, August 20 2007 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7557
Profile #29
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

I was aware of the Spidweb pseudonym tradition in the vein of Alcritas, so I wanted one of my own. Kelandon was a character in a story I wrote (not the protagonist, and not a character that I particularly identified with, but a rather snobbish elf prince).

I originally came up with the name in the way that Asimov came up with R. Daneel Olivaw: I took a normal name (Landon, as in Landon Donovan) and mucked with it. The "Kel" syllable seemed vaguely elf-ish.

If it's on the net, I wouldn't mind a link.

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Posts: 942 | Registered: Sunday, October 8 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #30
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Pure coincidence, but imagine my surprise when playing Civilization as the Greeks and one of my new cities pops up as Ephesos. :P
Similar to the surprise of being hailed by Andraste in EV:N, I presume!

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My PDNs are picked as artistic expression. I do not change them daily like Alorael does, but I tend to change them more often when I get all angsty and have an identity crisis. :P

Current name (Xian): I pilfered it from Dikiyoba's story.
Last name (root): Both my recent use of Linux and my love for Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle and Enoch Root are to blame.

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Member # 4233
Profile #31
I would have figured you would have connected the dots with St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians.

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Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6489
Profile Homepage #32
quote:
Originally written by Drew:

I would have figured you would have connected the dots with St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
I was thinking that as well, and then I remembered that Eph is not Christian, and thus would not be immersed in Biblical knowledge.

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Profile #33
S'pose that would put a damper on that. Good old Civilization filling in the gaps, though. :)

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Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #34
I was Episcopalian by virtue of family (and by many years of church attendance), and still kinda am, but more atheist than anything else. So I had heard of the Ephesians, but I don't think that had anything to do with the name.

Or maybe it was all some huge subconscious thing. Meh.

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #35
By Kelandon:
quote:
I was aware of the Spidweb pseudonym tradition in the vein of Alcritas, so I wanted one of my own. Kelandon was a character in a story I wrote (not the protagonist, and not a character that I particularly identified with, but a rather snobbish elf prince).

I originally came up with the name in the way that Asimov came up with R. Daneel Olivaw: I took a normal name (Landon, as in Landon Donovan) and mucked with it. The "Kel" syllable seemed vaguely elf-ish.
O RLY?

And the city's name was Ephesus. Clearly different from Ephesos. Sheesh, people, world of difference.

Anyhoo, Dintiradan is bastardized Sindarin. It's missing an accent or two, methinks.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
By Committee
Member # 4233
Profile #36
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

And the city's name was Ephesus. Clearly different from Ephesos. Sheesh, people, world of difference.
Sure, if you're Latinizing it. Transliterated from the Greek, though, it's Ephesos. Check it out at the Perseus Project, and don't speak to what you don't know, foo!!! Word is bond.

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Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #37
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

[QB]O RLY?
There is no way this is real. It's a joke. Someone from SW or Desp put that there. They must have. o_O

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Infiltrator
Member # 10578
Profile Homepage #38
And it happens to be the only definition by this mysterious "KGF." Highly suspicious, and more than a little disturbing. :eek:

[ Wednesday, October 31, 2007 12:21: Message edited by: Taliesin ]

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Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #39
Um... this is literally the only response I can think of to the above link.

zomg

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7557
Profile #40
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Um... this is literally the only response I can think of to the above link.

zomg

I second that! [Falls off chair]

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Posts: 942 | Registered: Sunday, October 8 2006 07:00
Agent
Member # 1934
Profile Homepage #41
I voted it a thumbs up!

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Posts: 1169 | Registered: Monday, September 23 2002 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #42
I need to clean my computer after looking at that definition. It was too disturbing.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
By Committee
Member # 4233
Profile #43
If that was too disturbing for you, then you have no business surfing the internet. C'mon, people - it's merely a description of something that occurs probably a billion times every day in the world.

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Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
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Member # 8014
Profile #44
...pleasant sensation...
Uh...disterbing.

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Iffy= Infernal Flamming Muffin. The y is added to make a word.
lol teh stupd text spek is lik ubar dum lol
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 10578
Profile Homepage #45
quote:
Originally written by Iffy:

...pleasant sensation...
Yes, but one doesn't usually say such things in public.

Then again, this thread can hardly get more explicit without some serious rule-breakage. That is, unless such rule-breakage has already occurred, I'm not sure. That's for the mods to decide.

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Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #46
I'll never think of Kelandon the same way again.

-S-

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #47
I wonder how Kel feels about the fact that now everyone on spidweb will be thinking about him during...

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 7254
Profile Homepage #48
Thrilled?
Posts: 73 | Registered: Monday, June 26 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #49
quote:
Originally written by Taliesin:

And it happens to be the only definition by this mysterious "KGF." Highly suspicious, and more than a little disturbing. :eek:
Kelandon's Girl Friend?

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