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About Aram

Postby muma » Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:41 am

Well, Aram is being forced to change his name. Why? because it sounds like: A ram...

He's had that name for a while, and you know, I never even thought of it as "a ram" *shrug* it sounds just like "Aram" to me. A Roleplaying name. Maybe i'm just role-play illiterate. Any of you sojourners agree with me here? I think we can stop his name from being changed. Wouldn't it be annoying if you had to go around telling everyone who you were and then explain 100 times, "Because it sounds like 'a ram'" ?

Might as well change my name too, it sounds like: Mama.

Anyways, I know this is not my problem, but I just care.

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Postby Xolan » Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:45 am

I do not see a problem with the name Aram.

In fact I have to believe that it is one of the best roleplaying names I have seen to date...

mark a vote in the keeper box for me.....
Hope he gets to keep it.. he has had it for a long time now.

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Postby Yayaril » Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:50 am

I kept thinking of Aram Fingel, a character from a bad late 80's, early 90's flick called 'Overdrawn at the Memory Bank' starring Raoul Julia as Aram. Think of Matrix, but dumbed down and with bad special effects! Good thing I watched the Mystery Science 3000 version or else I wouldn't have made it through the whole thing!

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Postby Lasar » Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:57 am

I agree with Xolan on this and not just cuz I have the name I do. And if Aram has to change his name that prolly wouldnt have had to have been changed if it were not pointed out by several other people on this bbs (forgot threads). Besides if Aram has to cahnge his name that means many players including me will probably have to also.
Just makes me wonder...

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Postby Auril » Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:16 am

I remember when I played a bard. I really liked her, and she was approaching 24 or something when a much-respected person on the MUD pointed out that her name was similar to the name of a middle earth card. I'd never seen the card, owned one, and don't know which came first, the card or my bard, but it didn't matter. I had to change my name.

It was hard, it hurt, and I stopped playing her. It might have been different if I had had the opportunity to post the name change where my friends would be able to see it, though, and the name *was* in violation of the naming rules even if I hadn't known.

Given the recent unpleasantries between players and gods, I don't know if this could have been avoided. For that, I am sorry.
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Postby Salen » Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:44 am

Well what was it changed to?

Edit
NM I saw it in other post

Aram = Dalen

heh I think Dalen is close to something I heard once...

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Postby Silverast Rubicyn » Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:04 am

Aram is also the name of a tinker from the Wheel of Time series...
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Postby Jegzed » Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:57 am

Doesn't matter how you change names, most of them refer to something or mean something.

Dalen was the suburb I spent my first years in Image
Dalen = The Valley in swedish.

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Postby kiryan » Tue Jun 04, 2002 11:34 am

thats awesome, jeg rofl.

guess we got no where with the maker of mayhem thread.
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Postby old depok » Tue Jun 04, 2002 1:50 pm

Doesn't appear from his post that Aram was that worked up about this change.

Nice way to go about it and in a role play fashion.

Knowing some of yayaril's "business aquaintances" I would think this was the most prudent move by the way.

Depok stands and claps for dalen the pally.
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Postby Todrael » Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:06 pm

Isn't Dalen then name of the Minbari ambassador to Babylon 5?

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Postby Nokie » Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:38 pm

Yeah, and I think Todrael was the name of the fourth tinker gnome (who only had one line, mind you) on the 'weapons research level' of Mt. Nevermind in book 3 of the second series in DragonLance! :)


<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Todrael:
<B>Isn't Dalen then name of the Minbari ambassador to Babylon 5?

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Postby Todrael » Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:46 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Nokie:
<B>Yeah, and I think Todrael was the name of the fourth tinker gnome (who only had one line, mind you) on the 'weapons research level' of Mt. Nevermind in book 3 of the second series in DragonLance! Image
</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Doubt it.

Here's the Nokie Edwards Fan Club, though:
http://www.nokie-edwards.com/


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Postby Nokie » Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:27 pm

Oh cool, I need to change my last name from 'quickfingers' to 'edwards' so I can use this picture:

Image

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Todrael:
<B> Doubt it.

Here's the Nokie Edwards Fan Club, though:
http://www.nokie-edwards.com/

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Postby Yayaril » Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:31 pm

Nokie, you're taller than I imagined. I didn't know you wielded a guitar!!?

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Postby Dlur » Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:53 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Nokie:
<B>Oh cool, I need to change my last name from 'quickfingers' to 'edwards' so I can use this picture:

Image
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With practiced ease and lightning reflexes, Nokie smashes a wooden guitar
over the big meanie's head. Shocked, he slumps to the ground and
shudders, before breathing no more.
You receive your share of experience.
a big meanie is dead! R.I.P.
Your blood freezes as you hear the rattling death cry of a big meanie.
< 773h/773H 110v/110V >

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Postby Karikhan » Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:59 pm

and my name has never been doubted (tho it was autogenerated ....)

thnak god noone can legally change it to Cartman tho!!! *glares at malar* :P



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Postby Grungar » Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:24 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Yayaril:
Nokie, you're taller than I imagined. I didn't know you wielded a guitar!!?</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nokie is secretly starring in an off-Broadway production about El Kabong. He's gotta practice, y'know. So what better way than by wielding a guitar?

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Postby Jegzed » Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:47 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Karikhan:
<B>and my name has never been doubted (tho it was autogenerated ....)
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Actually, Ambar is an alter-ego of one of my favorite characters in Fantasy.. Image
Silk uses that name in Eddings Belgariad series.


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Postby Dizzin » Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:11 pm

OMG! I was wondering why it sounded so familiar to me!

Thanks Jegz! Love that series.

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Postby combatmedic » Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:55 pm

I was very worked up bout it. It would be different if i had just made the character, and Aram is a name favorite of mine. Not because it was in the wheel of time, or that i like rams/sheep/goats (Gormal!). But hey, what can a fella do? I tried to discuss it, and the decision still stood. Nothing to do but comply. I had thought of quitting the mud/mudding, i need to study harder for school and pay more attention too all the little annoying errands that have built up and this provided a good excuse to quit. After all, i had become attached to good ol Aram, my first and fav char. But sleeping on it, i realized that even tho i should pay more attention to school, i am a lazy SOB and a procrastinator so i would probably keep on playing. Therefore, Aram dies, and from his ashes rises Dalen. Just as long as no one tries to tell me it is in reference to "da alien" haha. No hard feelings, just a game! =)



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Postby Vahok » Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:00 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by combatmedic:
<B>I was very worked up bout it. It would be different if i had just made the character, and Aram is a name favorite of mine. Not because it was in the wheel of time, or that i like rams/sheep/goats (Gormal!). But hey, what can a fella do? I tried to discuss it, and the decision still stood. Nothing to do but comply. I had thought of quitting the mud/mudding, i need to study harder for school and pay more attention too all the little annoying errands that have built up and this provided a good excuse to quit. After all, i had become attached to good ol Aram, my first and fav char. But sleeping on it, i realized that even tho i should pay more attention to school, i am a lazy SOB and a procrastinator so i would probably keep on playing. Therefore, Aram dies, and from his ashes rises Dalen. Just as long as no one tries to tell me it is in reference to "da alien" haha. No hard feelings, just a game! =)

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You took it like a hero Aram Image

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Postby Teyaha » Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:27 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Todrael:
<B>Isn't Dalen then name of the Minbari ambassador to Babylon 5?

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dalen is prob pronounced 'day len'

delenn of bab 5 is 'duh len'

diff spelling, diff pronounce = diff name
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Postby old depok » Wed Jun 05, 2002 12:19 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Teyaha:
<B>
dalen is prob pronounced 'day len'

delenn of bab 5 is 'duh len'

diff spelling, diff pronounce = diff name</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


LOL - No wonder there is an issue with names here. You all need to get out a little bit more! Go to a bar already.

Jesh. Who has time to memorize the obscure character names on Babalon 5 or some show on tv 10 years back?

If you have that much free time you should all be level 50 with a spanky set of gear!
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Postby Dalar » Wed Jun 05, 2002 4:04 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by old depok:
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LOL - No wonder there is an issue with names here. You all need to get out a little bit more! Go to a bar already.

Jesh. Who has time to memorize the obscure character names on Babalon 5 or some show on tv 10 years back?

If you have that much free time you should all be level 50 with a spanky set of gear!

</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Uh Todrael and Nokie are lvl 50 with the some of the best eq sets in the game. As for Teyaha well i think he has more than one char. B4 you make statements like "get out more" why don't you talk to these guys? I know for a fact Nokie goes out (because he tells sometimes tells us what he did the other night). As for Babylon 5 comment, imho you're almost insulting every player b/c who has the time to memorize all that stuff from Star Trek and Star Wars? Better yet, who has time to remember old school MUD names like Kurz, Tagad, Kanthas blah blah blah.

Also, the issue with names can be clearly solved by using _any_ search engine. That's how my rogue's name was traced.

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Postby Todrael » Wed Jun 05, 2002 4:26 pm

It all depends on what sort of TV you watch, what books you read, what popular culture you expose yourself to. I know the name of one of the ambassadors to Babylon 5 because I watched that show for many of its seasons. It's like telling someone they're silly for knowing the name Lois Lane when they read Superman comics. She's integral to the plot, and in virtually every episode.

As for getting out, I may have the highest play time of any character in the game by far, but I still keep a very respectable grade point average, spend time with my family, and in general do what I want with my life, which tends to not involve going to bars, as I don't drink and don't have any friends that do.

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Postby Teyaha » Wed Jun 05, 2002 4:38 pm

i do this....

Image

more than i mud
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Postby izarek » Wed Jun 05, 2002 4:52 pm

name rules = !fun

mud = game

game != fun

mud != fun

????????????

!!!!!!!!!!!!

dg name rules = fun

mud = game

game = fun

mud = fun

fun = nude gnome flashin

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Postby Nokie » Wed Jun 05, 2002 5:04 pm

Teyaha is the racer in front looking back! Image

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Teyaha:
<B>i do this....

Image

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Postby Izizimmez » Thu Jun 06, 2002 3:25 am

Teyaha, that's like the 4th time you've posted that picture. Image

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Postby Grungar » Thu Jun 06, 2002 3:31 am

But it's just so cool that it deserves at least 4 postings.

MORE PITCHERS!

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Postby Nokie » Thu Jun 06, 2002 3:55 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Izizimmez:
<B>Teyaha, that's like the 4th time you've posted that picture. Image
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Actually, I think this is a new picture. Keep em comming, Teyaha. They are a joy to view!



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Postby Teyaha » Thu Jun 06, 2002 4:37 am

no that's only the second time i posted that particular pict

here's a new one

Image

and some speed...

Image

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Postby Grungar » Thu Jun 06, 2002 5:24 am

That top one is really slick. Most of your stuff is in colour, but have you ever considered just shooting black & white for a while?

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Postby Teyaha » Thu Jun 06, 2002 7:46 am

used to shoot black and white on a leica a few years ago while learning photography.

everything i've posted now has been shot with a professional digital SLR camera, so black and white is not an option.

the top one was manipulated in photoshop to remove the color from the area surrounding the lead bike.
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Postby combatmedic » Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:47 pm

I just like seeing my name on top.
Aram for President!

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