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Old 02-01-2008, 12:39 PM   #361
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Fey Fatale?
That is two adjectives ...unless you are Rune....
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Noticed that Bêthberry is "Ghost Prince of Cardolan" for some reason.
I can't decide if this means I will be reborn or reincarnated. It happened also to Estelyn Telcontar and Child of the 7th Age, and since they are much better behaved than I am, I can only assume that I haven't been punished.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:14 PM   #363
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Does that mean that you are in fact ,*gulp* , Glorfindel?
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Rune, what about you including Fey in your PT? (If Valier does not take it among many of the other names, that is.)

I really like all the new titles, indeed, I already told that to Miggy and Volo and I find Mac's one also very nice, truly Middle-Earthish. Can't wait for the rest. And thank all of you who appreciated my title, I haven't yet grown used to it, but I chose it by heart. It was really great and unexpected pleasant surprise when I got the PM from Mr. Barrow-Wight.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:03 PM   #365
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Am I missing someone? Are you having a hard a time as me?
You mean me?
I had a vague idea of what I wanted months ago, and made the final choice a couple days ago, but for some reason when the BW changed it it wasn't saved properly. Now I'm just waiting for it to appear...

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Old 02-01-2008, 04:10 PM   #366
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EDIT: And posting very little, because I like the idea of having a personal title before I reach 1000 posts!
You know what, post some five more posts and then wait (and hope you don't need to answer anything in the meantime ) and post the 1000th as the first one with a new title... which I am really curious to see (just what is that you might have picked?)

...and no, you don't have to reply to this! Wait!
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:25 AM   #367
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After consulting the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, I decided that I like Rikae's new title.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:40 AM   #368
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After consulting the simple translator on Seznam.cz I decided I like it too
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:16 AM   #369
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Thanks, Lommy & Legate! I'll admit - 'mellifluous' has not, heretofore, been part of my active vocabulary. I found it looking through a dictionary for adjectives which alliterate with "Maia". I liked the allusion to either Melian or Saruman, depending on how you want to take it - moral ambiguity suits me. *wicked grin*

Good choices, my fellow newly-knighted Downers!
I'm curious about the thought process behind Legate's and Volo's (since TM already gave us his.) Macalaure's I knew beforehand, and I say he gets extra points for using a special character!

Legate, when I saw your earlier post I wished I had time to take your advice - that would have been glorious. Oh well.. *sigh*
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I decided I liked Rikae's title even before I went to tracetech.net and got the slightest clue of what it might actually mean.

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From my part I can only say that at first sight it looks extremely corny, at second sight you understand that it might actually be somehow BD-related, at the third sight you think that it sounds pretty good and at the fourth you don't even notice it.

I leave the meaning completely to your imagination and will try not to comment it like Lommy's imagination.
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Ack! I've been racking my brain trying to think of something and I only came up with two variations: Elusive Fire or Elusive Fire Maiden, I don't think the maiden part suits me though...ugh I think I need some more help
I like Elusive Fire very much. It's mysterious, evocative, and has a nice sound.

For Valier, I'm a fan of Feline Fay/Fée or Fey Feline... keeping it simple gives it more impact, I think. Oh, wait, can't it also be spelt "fae"? (Not to throw another spelling in the works...)
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #372
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From my part I can only say that at first sight it looks extremely corny, at second sight you understand that it might actually be somehow BD-related, at the third sight you think that it sounds pretty good and at the fourth you don't even notice it.

I leave the meaning completely to your imagination and will try not to comment it like Lommy's imagination.
I think I have some idea...
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I'm curious about the thought process behind Legate's and Volo's (since TM already gave us his.)
Well, I went through several ideas for a PT in my head, but as it happens to me more often, the right one popped up in my mind with no actual connotations. Though, in this case, it was something that already had strong place in my heart and that I always liked. For those who don't know, the title comes from one passage in Tuor's story, when Ulmo speaks to him:
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And Ulmo spoke to Tuor of Valinor and its darkening, and the Exile of the Noldor, and the Doom of Mandos, and the hiding of the Blessed Realm. "But behold!" said he, "in the armour of Fate (as the Children of Earth name it) there is ever a rift, and in the walls of Doom a breach, until the full-making, which ye call the End. So it shall be while I endure, a secret voice that gainsayeth, and a light where darkness was decreed. Therefore, though in the days of this darkness I seem to oppose the will of my brethren, the Lords of the West, that is my part among them, to which I was appointed ere the making of the World."
I always liked Ulmo, and I always liked this part, and there are other things that I'll leave to your imagination and interpretation.

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Legate, when I saw your earlier post I wished I had time to take your advice - that would have been glorious. Oh well.. *sigh*
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Well, look at it from the better side - your most glorious moment still awaits you and now you don't need to worry about having or not having the title when it comes

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I leave the meaning completely to your imagination and will try not to comment it like Lommy's imagination.
Well, to me it gave the impression of a very poetic title - and also pressing upon me the idea of you as soft and dreamy person.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:27 PM   #374
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Rune, what about you including Fey in your PT? (If Valier does not take it among many of the other names, that is.)
That wasn't the plan, not that I don't want to. . .anyways I am begining to think that I will go with a titel that Lal sugested "Odinic Wanderer"
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That wasn't the plan, not that I don't want to. . .anyways I am begining to think that I will go with a titel that Lal sugested "Odinic Wanderer"
I'd say it sounds good. After all, it will go nicely with your avvie, for I think even Karl Marx resembles Odin somewhat - or at least how I imagine him - if he got an eyepatch...
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Well Odinic Wanderer is basically Gandalf.
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No. . . Just because Gandalf is an Odinic Wanderer, it does not mean that an Odinic Wanderer has to be Gandalf.

Anyways I am just going to consult my good friend and fellow Tolkien nerd Asbjørn and then make my desition.
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I still vote Norseman of the Apocalypse for you Rune.
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I still vote Norseman of the Apocalypse for you Rune.
Yes and that is only one of the many things that scares me about you.
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Thanks to everyone who likes my title. I thought it sounded nice and fitted very well to the image of Maglor wandering the world while gradually fading through the Ages.

Rune, I hope I won't scare you now, too, but I also like Norseman of the Apocalypse best. For Valier I'm voting for Feline Fatale, for Naria Elusive Flame.
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My all-time favourite titles are Laconic Loreman, Alive without breath, A Mere Boggart, Drummer in the Deep, Night in Wight Satin, and Corpus Cacophonus. One doesn't even have to add their real screen names: their titles fit so perfectly and stick so much, they've become almost synomymous with their bearers.
Going through Brinn's list, I also like Hobbitus Emeritus (Gilthalion) and Scent of Symbelmyne (Sophia) very much.
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Rune, I hope I won't scare you now, too, but I also like Norseman of the Apocalypse best. For Valier I'm voting for Feline Fatale, for Naria Elusive Flame.
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My all-time favourite titles are Laconic Loreman, Alive without breath, A Mere Boggart, Drummer in the Deep, Night in Wight Satin, and Corpus Cacophonus. One doesn't even have to add their real screen names: their titles fit so perfectly and stick so much, they've become almost synomymous with their bearers.
Going through Brinn's list, I also like Hobbitus Emeritus (Gilthalion) and Scent of Symbelmyne (Sophia) very much.
Oh how I wanted to ignore this post. . .but I am too kind.
Norseman of the Apocalypse is not a title I consider, why would I use a biblical term?

I was considering Mariner of the Nothern Seas or Broadsword/Thunderbolt of the North and a few other ones.
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I was considering Mariner of the Nothern Seas or Broadsword/Thunderbolt of the North and a few other ones.
The Odinic Wanderer still sounds the best to me. Mariner also does not sound too bad. In the last one, I would choose rather Broadsword than Thunderbolt, but still, being you, I'd choose one of the former two.

Anyway, don't let other people meddle into it much, and choose something you know you'll like and that you'd be comfortable with anytime even in the future.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:08 AM   #383
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What of Oloric Wanderer? Though that seems to strip the Viking element away entirely.

(I still think you should choose Viking to Rivendell. :P)
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I hasten to point out that the phrase 'Horsemen of the Apocalypse' appears nowhere in the Bible. In fact, the word apocalypse isn't there either. These are simply words taken on by commentators, presumably in the Middle Ages. It is in no way a 'Biblical term'.
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I hasten to point out that you are not exactly right, Hookbill. The word "apocalypse" is used once at the very beginning of the, ahem, Apocalypse Or, to be clear: the word "apocalypse" is used at the beginning of certain writing, which was later named "THE Apocalypse" (eventually the Apocalypsis of John, etc.) because of this word. It is the very starting word of the writing, "apokalypsis" in original, translated "revelation". And that's also what "apocalypsis" means, regardless of what today's people imagine under it (generally it is catastrophe, for reasons unknown, as the central message of the Revelation, or any apocalyptic literature, certainly is not any catastrophe). But yes, under these terms, no reason for Rune to call himself "Norseman of Revelation", unless he wants to be often a Seer in WW (or be a wolf and reveal himself as one ).
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Well, sorry if I made a mistake. . .but to me Apocalypse is conected with the Juda-Christian writings.

Now to answer the question of yet another anonymous neg-repper!

I do not wish to use a term that to me is connected with christianity if there is other words just as good because I am not Christian. . .I am an Atheist!

So it is not something I do because I dislike Christianity more than the other great religions.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #388
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Poor Rune.... I laughed so much when I saw Norseman of the Apocalypse but because I too associate it with the Bible I thought some might think its use, not blasphemous exactly but flippant perhaps or a little disrespectful. However it never occured that anyone could think NOT using it would be insulting ....
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Oh how I wanted to ignore this post. . .but I am too kind.
Norseman of the Apocalypse is not a title I consider, why would I use a biblical term?
I didn't even think about the Christian background of it. I simply liked the word play and thought it sounded pretty cool.

I can't believe somebody neg-repped you for that. Some people just can't be helped, I fear.

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The problem is I can't understand who did that.
I thought new members can't rep others with more reputation and I doubt an older one would do that.
Or am I wrong?
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The problem is I can't understand who did that.
I thought new members can't rep others with more reputation and I doubt an older one would do that.
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I believe since the system has been resetted, it got a little shuffled and now everyone can rep with more or less same weight. Anyway, I'd say we leave the topic - whoever it was, it is on him now to sort it out. And everyone can make a mistake or in some affect do a neg-rep - that's not our concern, only that person's and Rune's.
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Poor Rune.... I laughed so much when I saw Norseman of the Apocalypse but because I too associate it with the Bible I thought some might think its use, not blasphemous exactly but flippant perhaps or a little disrespectful. However it never occured that anyone could think NOT using it would be insulting ....
Hmm, does all this negative repping mean that Rune is a Dread Norseman?

(Actually, I guess that sounds too similar to Mister Underhill's PT.

Would you consider using something with the word "spectre" in it, Rune? That fits in with a ghoulish Downs theme as well as incorporating an allusion to another writer favoured by you.

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Sorry, I'm sitting here laughing about Norseman Of The Apocalypse now. Why? It's like a great Monty Python sketch that never was...I can see it now...Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin, dim figures riding in the mist while havoc is being wreaked around them involving demons and ladies of Babylon and whatnot - they come into view with those outfits on they had for the comic Vikings in the "Spam" sketch. "Weeee are the Four Norsemen of the Apocalypse!"
Spam: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...94446211716271

If Rune was to choose this title he would have to add some horns to poor old Marx.

I like Odinic Wanderer because that is what Rune is!
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Hmm, does all this negative repping mean that Rune is a Dread Norseman?

(Actually, I guess that sounds too similar to Mister Underhill's PT.

Would you consider using something with the word "spectre" in it, Rune? That fits in with a ghoulish Downs theme as well as incorporating an allusion to another writer favoured by you.

I was thinking about using "Spectre of Socialism/Communism" just to give Thenamir a run for his money.
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I wonder. How do you change your title?

Must be awarded by the Headmaster Wight.

that and slay a dragon or save a princess.
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ORLY?



Of course, Norsemen didn't wear such helms.
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Of course, Norsemen didn't wear such helms.
Amazing! I recommend using that picture in the next issue of the Downer, Hookbill!
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