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I do highly recommend Clarke though, particularly if you like Sci-Fi, even his early work is quite good.
Clarke is underappreciated today. My favorite of his novels, by a long stride, is Childhood's End. I heard the TV adaptation was pretty terrible, but the novel itself is brilliant.
It's a great novel. Also one I can heartily recommend for anyone who likes sci-fi.
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Post by TheGildedGoose » 10 months ago

It appears the American people prefer control to aggro.

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Post by Hermes_ » 10 months ago

That is now my new reaction gif to all elections.....
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Post by RxPhantom » 10 months ago

I am so relieved. Anyway, here's some stuff I've been thinking about:

- I hope all of you are being safe, as COVID is surging again in many parts of the world.
- The Mandalorian still impresses me, despite being pretty down on Star Wars since Episode 1.
- I made a pact with my wife that she'll let me teach her Magic if I read her favorite novel, which is GONE WITH THE WIND. Over 1400 pages and I'm finally done.
- There is a bunch of cool animated DC stuff on HBO Max and it makes me pretty glad we pulled the trigger on it.
- Five Finger Death Punch sucks.
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Post by Hermes_ » 10 months ago

RxPhantom wrote:
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I am so relieved. Anyway, here's some stuff I've been thinking about:

- I made a pact with my wife that she'll let me teach her Magic if I read her favorite novel, which is GONE WITH THE WIND. Over 1400 pages and I'm finally done.
- There is a bunch of cool animated DC stuff on HBO Max and it makes me pretty glad we pulled the trigger on it.

I read Gone with the Wind back in middle school, yeah once DC shut down their own streaming service they moved a lot over to HBO max, it's not all but it's a lot.
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Post by Ulka » 10 months ago

Im going to nip this in the butt before it goes any farther. Politic influence a lot about our lives however this is not the place to discuss it.
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Post by DirkGently » 10 months ago

Ulka wrote:
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Im going to nip this in the butt
I have to admit, this made me laugh.

The phrase is "nip it in the BUD"

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Post by Krishnath » 10 months ago

DirkGently wrote:
10 months ago
Ulka wrote:
10 months ago
Im going to nip this in the butt
I have to admit, this made me laugh.

The phrase is "nip it in the BUD"

Please don't nip anything in the butt.
Unless it's a cigarette...

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Post by Ulka » 10 months ago

The more you know. I grew up with it nip it in the butt here in the Midwest but we call it hotdish, duck duck grey duck, and such so it may just be a minnesotan phrasing.
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Post by Krishnath » 10 months ago

Ulka wrote:
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The more you know. I grew up with it nip it in the butt here in the Midwest but we call it hotdish, duck duck grey duck, and such so it may just be a minnesotan phrasing.
That's the funny thing about language, it keeps evolving. Even more so with pidgin languages such as English.
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Post by Legend » 10 months ago

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I've recently developed a ravenous curiosity as to the origin and intention behind our usernames/pseudonyms. No obligation, but if anyone cares to volunteer the reasoning behind why they choose to go by what they do, I'd love to hear/read it!
I'm so glad you asked this question because of the all of the interesting responses it's received.

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Post by pokken » 10 months ago

I made this up in 1997 as a nickname for posting on some trendy hipster nerd forum I can't even remember the name of, when I was in a phase where I was super into the Afghan Whigs and how great my own farts smelled.

I legit just put some sounds together that I thought were cool.

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Post by Toshi » 10 months ago

TheAmericanSpirit wrote:
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I've recently developed a ravenous curiosity as to the origin and intention behind our usernames/pseudonyms. No obligation, but if anyone cares to volunteer the reasoning behind why they choose to go by what they do, I'd love to hear/read it!
When i started using the internet regularily back in 2000 my first alias was BrickTop based on the character in the movie Snatch. I never really fell out of love with the movie, but grew a bit tired of my alias, since i was gaming extensively online for the coming years.
My next alias was movie-based as well. I used some variations of Toshiro, Toshi and Mifune, due to my long held passion for Akira Kurosawa movies in which Toshiro Mifune stared. If you haven't seen Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood (sorta japanese Macbeth) or Yojimbi yet, you definetly should! Some of my non-MTG accounts like Twitter are still named after that damn badass.

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Post by Krishnath » 10 months ago

I chose the name I use here and on other forums, a really long time ago, almost 30 years ago by now. As a young teen, just having finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy (in English of course, despite it not being my native language, or maybe because it isn't?), I was ravenous for more high fantasy fiction. It hadn't really broken into the mainstream yet (we can thank Harry Potter for that at least), so the options at the time were fairly limited. Eventually I got my hands on the original Dragonlance trilogy, and in the first (or was it second?), there was a particularly nasty black dragon that ruled over a ruined underground city that antagonized the heroes for a while that had a name really similar to what I ended up with (Kishanth or something, I don't quite remember and it's been literal decades since I last read it.), I changed it up a bit and used the name for a dragon in a D&D game I was running. So when it was time to create my first email address, I used it, and it stuck. I started using it on forums, alternately with Draco (on the ol' Phyrexia forums, prior to the Sephiroth nuke, long story, but the forums never recovered.). I've pretty much used Krishnath exclusively for 20 odd years though.

But yeah, the origins was a misspelling of the name of a minor black dragon villain in one of the early Dragonlance books. >.<
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Post by Dunharrow » 10 months ago

My name came about in 2009 when I was making a profile on IMDB. I was getting annoyed that all the Lord of the Ring-related usernames were taken - I think I tried Aragorn first (obviously used), but then Thorongil, Turambar, and a slew of others. I was getting super annoyed so I decided to try some obscure name (in this case, a mountain fort where Rohan camps on their way to Minas Tirith). And it wasn't taken.

Been using it everywhere ever since.
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Post by Krishnath » 10 months ago

Dunharrow wrote:
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My name came about in 2009 when I was making a profile on IMDB. I was getting annoyed that all the Lord of the Ring-related usernames were taken - I think I tried Aragorn first (obviously used), but then Thorongil, Turambar, and a slew of others. I was getting super annoyed so I decided to try some obscure name (in this case, a mountain fort where Rohan camps on their way to Minas Tirith). And it wasn't taken.

Been using it everywhere ever since.
To be fair, it's a cool name.
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Post by Airi » 10 months ago

Mine's short for Airithne, which was my username on Sally. It became my internet handle as it was my first WoW character's name, and as I made it up, it's never taken.

As far as that name goes I'm pretty sure I was trying to go for Ariadne (the name of a princess in Greek mythology), completely forgot the name, vaguely remembered the Airi sound from it, and made up the back half of the name with something that sounded cool and elven. I just shortened it when we moved over here because it saved everyone, particularly other mods, from feeling like they had to spell the whole thing out, or worse, pronounce it, as it's not particularly intuitive.
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Post by toctheyounger » 10 months ago

Airi wrote:
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Mine's short for Airithne, which was my username on Sally. It became my internet handle as it was my first WoW character's name, and as I made it up, it's never taken.

As far as that name goes I'm pretty sure I was trying to go for Ariadne (the name of a princess in Greek mythology), completely forgot the name, vaguely remembered the Airi sound from it, and made up the back half of the name with something that sounded cool and elven. I just shortened it when we moved over here because it saved everyone, particularly other mods, from feeling like they had to spell the whole thing out, or worse, pronounce it, as it's not particularly intuitive.
FWIW when you were on the sally primer committee I just decided I was going to shorten it anyway, and I'm fairly sure I beat you to it.

I could probably take a lesson from that. Lots of people try to shorten my handle and get it wrong with stuff like tocthe, tohc, toch. Toc would probably be a lot easier.
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Post by ISBPathfinder » 10 months ago

@Airi it still to this day screws with me that you don't have a cat avatar lol. Granted that happens to me whenever someone changes an avy they had for a long time to something else unrelated.
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Post by Hermes_ » 10 months ago

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Post by Airi » 10 months ago

toctheyounger wrote:
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FWIW when you were on the sally primer committee I just decided I was going to shorten it anyway, and I'm fairly sure I beat you to it.

I could probably take a lesson from that. Lots of people try to shorten my handle and get it wrong with stuff like tocthe, tohc, toch. Toc would probably be a lot easier.
Oh yeah, it was shortened way back on Sally when people were referring to me, I just made the shortened version my actual username now ^.^ @ISBPathfinder had it mixed up enough that he just started referring to by my actual name :laugh:

Even my WoW guild at the time called me Air because no one wanted to deal with the BS that was my character name.
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@Airi it still to this day screws with me that you don't have a cat avatar lol. Granted that happens to me whenever someone changes an avy they had for a long time to something else unrelated.
Which is funny, because I've been without the Cat avatar for longer than I've had it! I do still have the picture saved, I just enjoy using a picture of whoever my current fictional crush is :D
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Post by Card Slinger J » 10 months ago

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Airi wrote:
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Mine's short for Airithne, which was my username on Sally. It became my internet handle as it was my first WoW character's name, and as I made it up, it's never taken.

As far as that name goes I'm pretty sure I was trying to go for Ariadne (the name of a princess in Greek mythology), completely forgot the name, vaguely remembered the Airi sound from it, and made up the back half of the name with something that sounded cool and elven. I just shortened it when we moved over here because it saved everyone, particularly other mods, from feeling like they had to spell the whole thing out, or worse, pronounce it, as it's not particularly intuitive.
You shortened it just when I finally learned to spell it correctly.
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Post by bobthefunny » 10 months ago

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or worse, pronounce it, as it's not particularly intuitive.
Was it AIR - ITH - KNEE ? Because if, not, I'm still getting it wrong, though at least I think I managed to spell it correctly.
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@Airi it still to this day screws with me that you don't have a cat avatar lol. Granted that happens to me whenever someone changes an avy they had for a long time to something else unrelated.
Just wait till I change my avatar on you... =D

It was kind of amusing to see you spell Airithne's name multiple times in a single post, and every single one was different.

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