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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #50
Some of them already exist, and legitimately so. Although using "legitimately" to describe, say, spiderweb, seems illegitimate...

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Making poorly-sourced claims is not the same as determining something."
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Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #51
Speaking of legitimate, given that it is supposed to be slang, there is always the possibility that that Kel is, in some manner or another, actually causing people to associate his name with this.

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Take the Personality Test!
Deep down, you wish you were a stick figure.
Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 10578
Profile Homepage #52
quote:
Originally written by Xian:

Kelandon's Girl Friend?
Oooh, good one. Makes sense, too. :P

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"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?" - Switchfoot
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My poetry
Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #53
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Yes, but one doesn't usually say such things in public.
What? I was just quoting something from the link!

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Muffins n' Hell|Muffins n' Hell: The Muffins Are Back Again
I have an addiction to Spiderweb games.
I like this image
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 #54
To be sure.

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"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?" - Switchfoot
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My poetry
Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Guardian
Member # 3521
Profile #55
Well, the name Stughalf was taken from a story I wrote back in fifth or sixth grade when I was at the height of my Brian Jacques imitation phase. I suppose when I created this account I was searching for a name I liked the sound of which was in addition entirely original.

As for my current PDN, which is likely to remain in place for as long as this account exists, it is a combination of "Stughalf" and this . As a man with escapist tendencies and an affinity for utopian designs, I find it rather fitting.

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Stughalf

"Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed."- The Bhagavad Gita.
Posts: 1798 | Registered: Sunday, October 5 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7252
Profile #56
Ah..good ol' boards..this is..and my PDN's the usual name for other boards..

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Humans fight to enter insanity.
You ain't evil until you hear this!
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Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #57
Dikiyoba's name is either a traditional name for dikiyoras or something Dikiyoba came up with many years ago and promptly forgot the meaning of. You decide.

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded
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Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #58
When coming up with original version of my name for use in games, I just took a Russian translation of Latin root of my name. However, the result, when written in English letters, was impossible to pronounce correctly, so I started rearranging letters until I got something that sounds good. Ironically, this name is still universally mispronounced, because I forgot that "e" is usually read as "ee" in open syllables.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 7638
Profile #59
I had just recently red a Garfield comic involving how the Leftover Sauerkraut just reached a higher plane of existence. Well, it was humorous and lacking anything better I teleported from the refrigerator to the keyboard.

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"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981
I stay warm the same way a walrus stays warm.

Stacy's Mom
Posts: 152 | Registered: Monday, November 6 2006 08:00
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #60
quote:
Originally written by Xian:



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Similar to the surprise of being hailed by Andraste in EV:N, I presume!

WHAT!? When and where? Is Andraste perhaps an ATMOS member, or just a coincidental Terrapin trader thing?

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
Posts: 197 | Registered: Saturday, June 2 2007 07:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #61
quote:
Originally written by Fractal:

WHAT!? When and where? Is Andraste perhaps an ATMOS member, or just a coincidental Terrapin trader thing?
Terrapin, I'd guess, considering they're all named after mythological figures.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #62
I think I might have what's commonly referred to as a "sixth sense" about a lot of things. My PDN sort of reflects this.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #63
Daneel Olivaw. ;)

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
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Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #64
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

By Kelandon:
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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?

Heh. I had forgotten that that exists.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Infiltrator
Member # 10578
Profile Homepage #65
I looked up my girlfriend's name in Urban Dictionary and behold! a perfect definition. And I didn't even write it. Ha.

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"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?" - Switchfoot
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My poetry
Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 11587
Profile #66
I like newbish names...
:)
Sabina is the name of the main character in most of my novels... and most of my Avernum parties and geneforge characters...


:eek: Do you want something for those eyes of yours?

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Bite me.

"CAUTION-SWAMP
(Considering its placement, this sign is the most worthless sign you have ever seen.)

Die, evil grass, die!
Posts: 1 | Registered: Sunday, November 4 2007 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7557
Profile #67
Novels?

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"I must admit, killing mortals is much easier then killing demons. If you remove a demon's head, all you end up with is something that tries to bite your ankles." -Valen
Noob: lol 1337 lol woot
Posts: 942 | Registered: Sunday, October 8 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #68
For a first post it's arguably coherent, and you can't judge by emoticon usage (the ellipses on the other hand...). So it's not hard to believe.

Got any stories online?

[ Sunday, November 04, 2007 06:34: Message edited by: Xian ]

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
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Infiltrator
Member # 4826
Profile #69
Also notice that, according to her profile, she's fifteen. And we know about the quality of fifteen-year-old literary works.

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"Of course, not all technology is good. Some is exactly the opposite (bad)." — Dave Barry
Posts: 458 | Registered: Friday, August 6 2004 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7331
Profile Homepage #70
All things considered, Eragon the novel was quite imaginative. The movie sucked, however. And yes, the book could have been better.

Can't really remember how I chose this moniker; I remember my friend selected the name 'Sarasaphilia' for me. I didn't know what it meant at the time. Once I found out, I made sure that my friend was properly traumatized before promptly returning here and changing it.

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We as a race have grown complacent with our computers and thinking machines. The Old Ways of thinking have been lost for millennia. Now, they have been found.
Posts: 794 | Registered: Thursday, July 27 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #71
quote:
Originally written by Shard of Fire:

Also notice that, according to her profile, she's fifteen. And we know about the quality of fifteen-year-old literary works.
Don't judge so quickly. It doesn't have to be a third-rate Tolkien rip-off. :P

[ Sunday, November 04, 2007 09:18: Message edited by: Xian ]

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
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Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #72
quote:
Originally written by Dryth'tor:

All things considered, Eragon the novel was quite imaginative.
Impressive, maybe. Imaginative, no. The book is a patchwork of other, better works.

—Alorael, who resists attempts to call Eragon a novel. Nothing in it is, in fact, novel.
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Agreed. The different races in Eragon remind me of Warcraft III (Night Elves rock!) in a way, which amuses me. I should build an Eragon campaign - the storyline shouldn't be too hard to capture in an RTS editor...

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"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?" - Switchfoot
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Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #74
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the storyline shouldn't be too hard to capture in an RTS editor
But that's not the only thing wrong with it.

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