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Enw 10-26-2009 11:24 AM

At school, we had a project in which we had to design a video game.
For mine, my first thought was of a LOTR parody that went something like this:

The LOTR Dance-Off

Scenario: You have been trapped by the evil side and they have decided to allow one of you to escape. This is decided by a dance-off for their amusement.

Contestants:
G-Wizz (the dance-floor wizard)
Leggy-lass (the beautiful female)
Argon (the noble air)
And last but not least, Boromir the Disco King (It was by this time that I realised that I would be posting on this thread)

Judges:
Sour-One
Sourer-Man
Mr G'lum

And then I realised that no-one in my school would get all of the references (A depressing thought really), so I changes my idea to something more serious.

Pitchwife 10-26-2009 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Enw
Argon (the noble air)

That's priceless!

Mithalwen 10-26-2009 03:46 PM

When you see this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fea%27s_Muntjac while on a quest for a Barrow Downer and think that it is quite natural for that person to get species named for her... :D

Nogrod 10-26-2009 05:08 PM

After realising how much one has to do for work RL... and how many hours it would be advisable to sleep RL... one gets checking if anyone has posted to the RPG you're trying to boost forwards - or the WW-game you're into - and bye-bye the hours from sleep... (about five of them left right now for tomorrow... :rolleyes:)

Hakon 10-26-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mithalwen (Post 614503)
When you see this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fea%27s_Muntjac while on a quest for a Barrow Downer and think that it is quite natural for that person to get species named for her... :D

The naturalist mentioned in that wikipedia article, Leonardo Fea, was born in Turin, Italy. Just thought I would point that out.

Inziladun 11-10-2009 03:07 PM

When you're typing a report at work regarding jewelry, and catch yourself automatically capitalising the word 'ring'.

Nienna 11-10-2009 03:56 PM

I find myself capitalizing Day in today frequently.

satansaloser2005 12-02-2009 01:55 PM

I was reading a post on an LJ community and someone mentioned a character's significance to Vita Sackville-West. I automatically inputted "Baggins".


Also, I saw my family a couple weeks ago. Fun was had by all; it was my cousin's wedding. My little cousin was there and proceeded to follow me around. A lot. After a while I kept trying to get her interested in other stuff. Her name's Nia. I kept nearly calling her Nienna, and then wanting to beg the latter's forgiveness for comparing her to the former.

satansaloser2005 12-02-2009 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enw (Post 614487)
At school, we had a project in which we had to design a video game.
For mine, my first thought was of a LOTR parody that went something like this:

The LOTR Dance-Off

Scenario: You have been trapped by the evil side and they have decided to allow one of you to escape. This is decided by a dance-off for their amusement.

Contestants:
G-Wizz (the dance-floor wizard)
Leggy-lass (the beautiful female)
Argon (the noble air)
And last but not least, Boromir the Disco King (It was by this time that I realised that I would be posting on this thread)

Judges:
Sour-One
Sourer-Man
Mr G'lum

And then I realised that no-one in my school would get all of the references (A depressing thought really), so I changes my idea to something more serious.

I LOVE IT! *cackles*

Morsul the Dark 12-02-2009 02:16 PM

I've been watching the WW thread nonstop for the past 7 and a half hours...

Thinlmien 12-02-2009 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Morsul the Dark (Post 617797)
I've been watching the WW thread nonstop for the past 7 and a half hours...

Oh my goodness, do something for a change, man! That's crazy. :eek::D Although, on second thought, it's only 40 minutes until the deadline... But I remember being like that in my third or fourth game, it was crazy.

Morsul the Dark 12-02-2009 02:25 PM

for the record it's my day off I'm watching movies and eating junkfood... the only difference would have been Wii instead of WW:smokin:

Morsul the Dark 12-02-2009 02:25 PM

for the record it's my day off I'm watching movies and eating junkfood... the only difference would have been Wii instead of WW:smokin:

satansaloser2005 12-23-2009 01:56 PM

I was signing Christmas cards today. I signed Sally instead of my real name. (The card was to a Downer, but it's a Downer I know rather well so it makes me giggle.) I'm going to go check the rest of them to make sure I didn't do the same thing on any of the cards for my "real" friends.



Also, someone IM'd me or something and said they had PMS. I totally thought she meant PMs at first, and was going to congratulate her. :rolleyes:

Loslote 12-23-2009 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sally (Post 619906)
I was signing Christmas cards today. I signed Sally instead of my real name. (The card was to a Downer, but it's a Downer I know rather well so it makes me giggle.) I'm going to go check the rest of them to make sure I didn't do the same thing on any of the cards for my "real" friends.

That's awesome! One of my friends (not a Downer, but she knows about it) gave me a pillow for Christmas (She has wrapping paper issues, so I know what it is.) and she embroidered "Loslote" on it. :p

wilwarin538 12-23-2009 04:25 PM

The other day I saw an advertisement on a bus that read "Need some more ME time?"... and I couldn't believe there was an ad about Middle-Earth. :rolleyes: Took me a few seconds to realise...

satansaloser2005 12-23-2009 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilwarin538 (Post 619910)
The other day I saw an advertisement on a bus that read "Need some more ME time?"... and I couldn't believe there was an ad about Middle-Earth. :rolleyes: Took me a few seconds to realise...

*snickers*

That is awesome. Especially since I thought it for a moment too. :p

Loslote 12-24-2009 07:03 PM

The news was on randomly, and I saw the scroll on the bottom say:

Italian PM vows to defeat Mafia!

And it took me a long time to figure out that they meant Prime Minister, not private message. :rolleyes:

satansaloser2005 12-24-2009 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 619954)
The news was on randomly, and I saw the scroll on the bottom say:

Italian PM vows to defeat Mafia!

And it took me a long time to figure out that they meant Prime Minister, not private message. :rolleyes:

Which is even better, as Werewolf originates from a game called Mafia (or the other way around, depending on who you ask). ^_^

Hookbill the Goomba 12-25-2009 07:23 AM

Still reading and posting on the site on Christmas day. :D

Enw 12-31-2009 09:42 AM

When the Barrow-Downs seems to have set itself as your homepage for some reason and you're happy.

Loslote 12-31-2009 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Enw (Post 620176)
When the Barrow-Downs seems to have set itself as your homepage for some reason and you're happy.

When setting it as your homepage was totally NOT an accident. :p

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-01-2010 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 620209)
When setting it as your homepage was totally NOT an accident. :p

Ahh. That happened to me a LOOOOOONG time ago.

Loslote 01-01-2010 01:19 AM

When you're on the 'Downs with two hours to go to 2010...

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-01-2010 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 620234)
When you're on the 'Downs with two hours to go to 2010...

Well, 2010 can wait, the Downs cannot. Besides, why not be on the Downs whilst everyone else is partying. It is much quieter.

Glirdan 01-04-2010 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 619954)
The news was on randomly, and I saw the scroll on the bottom say:

Italian PM vows to defeat Mafia!

And it took me a long time to figure out that they meant Prime Minister, not private message. :rolleyes:

I definitely was just thinking "Private messages that are italicized!?" until I read the rest of your post! :rolleyes:

Loslote 01-16-2010 12:48 AM

My little sister was about to eat some blueberry cobbler yogurt, but when she opened it, a tiny glob flew out and landed on her shirt. She said something to the effect of "Evil cobbler!" and I instantly thought, "No, there's no cobbler in this game." :rolleyes:

Feanor of the Peredhil 01-16-2010 08:48 AM

When your to do list includes, "Send Mac in for repairs" because your macbook's disc drive is busted, but every time you see it, you get a little concerned that Macalaure's in trouble. :eek:

Enw 01-16-2010 12:29 PM

When you read this:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Feanor of the Peredhil (Post 621688)
When your to do list includes, "Send Mac in for repairs" because your macbook's disc drive is busted, but every time you see it, you get a little concerned that Macalaure's in trouble.

And you also think about Mac first. :rolleyes:

Glirdan 01-16-2010 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enw (Post 621696)
When you read this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fea
When your to do list includes, "Send Mac in for repairs" because your macbook's disc drive is busted, but every time you see it, you get a little concerned that Macalaure's in trouble.

And you also think about Mac first. :rolleyes:

I hear that :o:rolleyes:

Enw 01-16-2010 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glirdan (Post 621698)
I hear that :o:rolleyes:

It's normal, don't worry.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-16-2010 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enw (Post 621702)
It's normal, don't worry.

You know, Enw you might be addicted to the Downs when you start telling people that their symptoms of addiction are perfectly normal, and you don't have to worry about it. ;)

Enw 01-16-2010 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheGreatElvenWarrior (Post 621703)
You know, Enw you might be addicted to the Downs when you start telling people that their symptoms of addiction are perfectly normal, and you don't have to worry about it. ;)

Maybe *looks shifty* :p

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-16-2010 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enw (Post 621706)
Maybe *looks shifty* :p

That's okay. I would have said the same thing. ;)

Boromir88 01-16-2010 05:40 PM

Or maybe you are truly addicted when you justify your addictions as being normal? :p

TheGreatElvenWarrior 01-16-2010 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boromir88 (Post 621708)
Or maybe you are truly addicted when you justify your addictions as being normal? :p

That might be it too. Does that mean that when you justify your addiction to the Downs, then you reach the next stage of addiction?

Loslote 01-17-2010 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Feanor of the Peredhil (Post 621688)
When your to do list includes, "Send Mac in for repairs" because your macbook's disc drive is busted, but every time you see it, you get a little concerned that Macalaure's in trouble. :eek:

When you read this and honestly don't even think of the real meaning until after thinking about it - hard - for a long time. (I use Windows, not Mac.)

Glirdan 01-18-2010 05:21 PM

Finally Have One!
 
When you're driving along and have to do a double take because you thought you saw the screen name of a fellow Downer on a sign....It happened to me twice today....

Inziladun 01-18-2010 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glirdan (Post 621973)
When you're driving along and have to do a double take because you thought you saw the screen name of a fellow Downer on a sign....It happened to me twice today....

Oddly enough I have seen the name of a Downer on a street sign. There is a Lindale Road about a twenty-five minute drive from my house.

Feanor of the Peredhil 01-18-2010 05:40 PM

There's an Esty Street in Ithaca, NY. It's not nearly as nice and welcoming as the real Esty, though.


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