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hooper101
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Posted - 09 Nov 2005 :  21:51:55  Show Profile  Visit hooper101's Homepage Send hooper101 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I still say people adulating their own characters is the most obnoxious!

Die, die, die ,die, die, why won't you just die you silly dragon!
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 10 Nov 2005 :  01:23:43  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hooper101

I still say people adulating their own characters is the most obnoxious!



Well, it's true that no one will ever care about our own personal characters has we ourselves do (most of the time), but I can't really be annoyed at that all-too-human drive people have to share what they created.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 10 Nov 2005 :  02:25:21  Show Profile  Click to see Crennen FaerieBane's MSN Messenger address Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Especially if they get published - then they can go on and on about their characters - but hey, people still read those books!

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Kianna
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Posted - 10 Nov 2005 :  02:30:01  Show Profile  Visit Kianna's Homepage  Click to see Kianna's MSN Messenger address Send Kianna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Like a drug!

It'a a very dangerous topic, those Vs. threads.

And I agree there should have been an "all of the above" choice for this poll....

Huzzah!
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Fletcher
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Posted - 11 Nov 2005 :  17:55:54  Show Profile  Visit Fletcher's Homepage Send Fletcher a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I avoid all of those as well as
any threads that have "mipselings ina tytle "
how to kill >>named character<<
any thread that discusses why a particular class is underpowered
any thread that purports to have characters that frighten gods
any obvious munchkin thread

Run faster! The Kobolds are catching up!
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 11 Nov 2005 :  18:01:42  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fletcher

I avoid all of those as well as
any threads that have "mipselings ina tytle "



For me, that depends on the misspelling in question. Some Realms names/words just aren't easy to spell correctly... Besides, misspellings can happen for a number of reasons.

Although... It can be quite funny to see someone talking about how he's a huge Drizzt fan, but then misspells the name twice in one post -- and those two misspellings didn't match each other!

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Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 11 Nov 2005 18:03:05
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:16:05  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CrennenFaerieBane

Especially if they get published - then they can go on and on about their characters - but hey, people still read those books!

C-Fb



And heck, there are plenty of published characters that annoy me, as you well know.

quote:
Although... It can be quite funny to see someone talking about how he's a huge Drizzt fan, but then misspells the name twice in one post -- and those two misspellings didn't match each other!


I agree. If those people are such huge Drizzt fans, how come they can't even spell his name right? It's only six letters.

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Winterfox
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:18:27  Show Profile  Visit Winterfox's Homepage Send Winterfox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Although... It can be quite funny to see someone talking about how he's a huge Drizzt fan, but then misspells the name twice in one post -- and those two misspellings didn't match each other!



*deadpan* Drizzit.

It amuses me every time I see that in a self-proclaimed fan's post. "Elminister" seems to be a favourite, as well.
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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:20:12  Show Profile  Click to see Crennen FaerieBane's MSN Messenger address Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, if you split that name up - he becomes El Minister - which is obviously a spanish what to call him the man.

C-Fb

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:28:57  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
One time someone called him "The Elminister". But to be fair, it was someone who didn't know much about the character.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:33:49  Show Profile  Click to see Crennen FaerieBane's MSN Messenger address Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, it is "The Simbul!" Maybe Elminster passed down the title, kind of like a championship belt or something like that.

C-Fb

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Winterfox
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:50:01  Show Profile  Visit Winterfox's Homepage Send Winterfox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Simbul gets her name spelled "The Symbul", "The Simbol", "The Symbol" and so on a lot, too, come to think of it.
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  21:56:43  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Winterfox

The Simbul gets her name spelled "The Symbul", "The Simbol", "The Symbol" and so on a lot, too, come to think of it.



I've seen some of those too.

Man, this thread is giving me some much needed laughs!

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 13 Nov 2005 :  22:14:11  Show Profile  Click to see Crennen FaerieBane's MSN Messenger address Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, if they all had those names it be funny - what if the Seven started to refer to themselves in the 3rd person:

"The Alustriel wants The Dove to go to the north and help defeat goblins"

"The Dove thinks that is a good idea"

That would so rule.

C-Fb

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Xysma
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Posted - 15 Nov 2005 :  15:58:47  Show Profile  Visit Xysma's Homepage Send Xysma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slime Lord

My votes for the Drizzt section. Trying to Kill Elminster threads are a hoot compared to "OMG!!1!!11 DWIZTT WAH RULES!!!!! I WANNA CARRY HE BABEEE!" threads.

Least you can often hear about how Elminster is a dirty old man ;) LOL



Thanks alot Slime Lord, you made me laugh out loud at work!

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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 15 Nov 2005 :  16:03:54  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage  Click to see Neriandal Freit's MSN Messenger address Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
*bows* My pleasure as always :)

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Xysma
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Posted - 15 Nov 2005 :  16:14:54  Show Profile  Visit Xysma's Homepage Send Xysma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I personally tire of the "Is Cormyr Camelot?" threads. I think they are completely ridiculous, unless Ed (or any author for that matter) is from a planet far far away, he or she will certainly be influenced by cultures, history, mythology, etc. of our world.

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Wood Elf Ranger
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Posted - 15 Nov 2005 :  19:58:32  Show Profile  Visit Wood Elf Ranger's Homepage  Click to see Wood Elf Ranger's MSN Messenger address  Send Wood Elf Ranger a Yahoo! Message Send Wood Elf Ranger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted for the x vs y.

Another huge red flag for me are topics like "who is the most powerful mage, fighter, etc"

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Thureen Buroch
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Posted - 16 Nov 2005 :  23:43:22  Show Profile  Visit Thureen Buroch's Homepage Send Thureen Buroch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't read any scrolls about where on Earth places in Faerun are based on. First of all, Earth doesn't exist here! But, besides that, it's pretty obvious where most of the places in Faerun are based on Earth. But that's what's special about Faerun! It's based on Earth, so it's not completely weird and abstract, but it's still got some really cool additions and changes!

Goblins? *Slash* *Scream* *Thunk* What goblins?
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 17 Nov 2005 :  00:01:06  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thureen Buroch

I don't read any scrolls about where on Earth places in Faerun are based on. First of all, Earth doesn't exist here! But, besides that, it's pretty obvious where most of the places in Faerun are based on Earth. But that's what's special about Faerun! It's based on Earth, so it's not completely weird and abstract, but it's still got some really cool additions and changes!



Incorrect on multiple counts. Several Realms characters (mostly Chosen of Mystra) have visited Earth. And in Ed's original Realms, nothing was based on an Earth culture. It's only the bolt-ons that were later added that were based on parts of Earth.

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Neriandal Freit
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Posted - 17 Nov 2005 :  00:50:44  Show Profile  Visit Neriandal Freit's Homepage  Click to see Neriandal Freit's MSN Messenger address Send Neriandal Freit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wah? Chosens have actually been to earth...? I mean, I knew Elmisnter has looked upon it, but I never knew they had actually been to..

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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by Slime Lord

Wah? Chosens have actually been to earth...? I mean, I knew Elmisnter has looked upon it, but I never knew they had actually been to..



Yup, as have the Knights of Myth Drannor. :)

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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 17 Nov 2005 :  03:22:09  Show Profile  Click to see Crennen FaerieBane's MSN Messenger address Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why would you want to come to Earth if you were a Chosen? You'd be kind of reduced in power somewhat.

C-Fb

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by CrennenFaerieBane

Why would you want to come to Earth if you were a Chosen? You'd be kind of reduced in power somewhat.

C-Fb



How so? Magic still functions here, at least for them. And it's not like they have to shed the divine power when they step thru the portal -- it's still with them.

Laeral, Khelben, and Qilu have visited Steven Schend. Ed has been visited by Elminster and the Simbul, as well as the non-Realms mages Dalamar and Mordenkainen. I believe Ed has been visited by all the sisters, actually... And didn't Volo once get to put in an appearance on Earth?

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khorne
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Posted - 17 Nov 2005 :  07:42:28  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by CrennenFaerieBane

Why would you want to come to Earth if you were a Chosen? You'd be kind of reduced in power somewhat.

C-Fb



How so? Magic still functions here, at least for them. And it's not like they have to shed the divine power when they step thru the portal -- it's still with them.

Laeral, Khelben, and Qilu have visited Steven Schend. Ed has been visited by Elminster and the Simbul, as well as the non-Realms mages Dalamar and Mordenkainen. I believe Ed has been visited by all the sisters, actually... And didn't Volo once get to put in an appearance on Earth?

Where has this all been mentioned?

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