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Old 10-18-2004, 09:33 PM
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For the record, CHOAM is the Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles, the all-encompassing super-corporation of the Duniverse. They're like VoidCorp. Wait, that's an even more obscure reference than CHOAM. Never mind.

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As for me, having no nicknames in RL I, similar to Alexia, wanted to nab a Voyager name but nothing really jumped out at me. The next female character that came to mind was Kira, even though I wasn't a DS9 regular at the time, and the rest is history.
Of course, now there is a semi-logical reason for the name, since you're the first officer of something.

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Old 10-18-2004, 09:47 PM
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He's just waiting for the movie to come out.
There've been two.
Yeah, that was a joooke. *sigh*
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:48 PM
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no. This one is real and did write a really dreadful poem. And he appears in the radio series.:P. :twisted:
In fact, the reason he became Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings in the book/tv series, as I understand it, is that the real poet threatened to sue after his name was used in the radio series.
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:29 AM
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Of course, now there is a semi-logical reason for the name, since you're the first officer of something.
But as she's first officer of 5MVoyager, shouldn't she be called Chakotay? No wait, that's just wrong. I withdraw the question :wink:
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:30 AM
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He's just waiting for the movie to come out.
There've been two.
Yeah, that was a joooke. *sigh*
Well, I thought it was funny, anyway.

Guess it's my turn, then. The mudshark is a quasi-legendary (or possibly mythological) figure which appears a number of times in the songs of Frank Zappa. The origin of this is a rather sordid event said to have involved either Led Zeppelin or the Vanilla Fudge, depending upon who's telling the story. Also figuring in are groupies, rented fishing equipment and a waterfront motel in Seattle. If you really want to know any more about it than that, you can do a little looking around here, but to protect the easily-offended and this forum's PG rating, no direct link posted here.
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:49 PM
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For the record, CHOAM is the Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles, the all-encompassing super-corporation of the Duniverse.
Correct. And extra pie for spelling Honnete correctly. I've lost count the number of times I've seen it spelt Honette, or Honnette, or Honete...

And let's not even mention those who get it and the Spacing Guild mixed up. :roll:



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Old 10-20-2004, 12:10 AM
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*quickly looks about*

*hides before he reveals he has no idea what Dune is*
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:31 AM
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*hides before he reveals he has no idea what Dune is*


Holy crap, even I know what Dune is. My dad had a lot of the books.
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:52 AM
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Wow, the forum went from "Why I chose my name" to "The Dune Thread" That's cool!
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:57 AM
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*quickly looks about*

*hides before he reveals he has no idea what Dune is*
It's only one of the most amazing science fiction series ever.

The first 3 books--Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune--have been made fairly competently into miniseries by the Sci-Fi channel. David Lynch made a movie of Dune, but opinion varies on its quality. Pointy liked it. FOR SOME REASON WHICH ESCAPES ME! :shock:
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:04 AM
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The first 3 books--Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune--have been made fairly competently into miniseries by the Sci-Fi channel.
Hmm. That might explain why I've never heard of it. I don't have the Sci-Fi Channel. My dad works for Telus, cable is Shaw, Telus hates Shaw, Shaw hates Telus. Ergo I'll never have the Sci-Fi Channel, I do however have a free cell phone.

Hmm. I wonder if it's possible to find the cliff notes of Dune as read by former FF voice actors....

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Old 10-20-2004, 03:18 AM
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Everyone hates Telus.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:24 AM
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Everyone hates Telus.
I don't hate Telus.

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Old 10-20-2004, 06:59 AM
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Available for rental on DVD or VHS. Books are still in print.

And nobody paid me to say that. How sad is that?
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:56 PM
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Back in March 2003, I wrote my first fiver, Symbiosis. I was just about to send it to Marc, when I realized I hadn`t signed it. So in the three or four seconds before I clicked "Send Email", I just signed myself as Nic Corelli. I have no idea why.

Later, I realized it was a name of one character from a corny TV show called "Savannah"... Nick Corelli (the character who was played by a guy who is now on CSI, playing Nick - again). However, he was Nick, and not Nic, so I`m still original. :mrgreen:

Also, the Sci Fi Channel Dune miniseries SUCKED DEAD MONKEYS! I fell asleep while watching it, in the middle of the day! And I had slept 9 hours on the previous night. It was that good. The David Lynch movie totally rocks, however. NAN! :P
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:08 PM
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David Lynch made a movie of Dune, but opinion varies on its quality. Pointy liked it. FOR SOME REASON WHICH ESCAPES ME! :shock:
Yup! And you know what? If the Jodorowsky version had ever come to be, I'd have probably loved that too!

Nic, you have excellent taste.

Hooray for Dune threadjacks! :twisted:
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But as she's first officer of 5MVoyager, shouldn't she be called Chakotay? No wait, that's just wrong. I withdraw the question :wink:
Well, I wood call her that....

(Actually, Kira's not attached to any particular subsite. The VOY subsite would be the most appropriate, but most of the unfived episodes are mine, so she wouldn't be able to produce regularly.)
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Also, the Sci Fi Channel Dune miniseries SUCKED DEAD MONKEYS! I fell asleep while watching it, in the middle of the day! And I had slept 9 hours on the previous night. It was that good. The David Lynch movie totally rocks, however. NAN! :P
The thrust of my original joke remains: After having seen both the David Lynch version and the Sci Fi Channel version .... I'm still waiting for the movie to come out.

Truth be told, I do not think Dune is filmable. It's too ... too.

Of course, that's what they said about LOTR.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:41 PM
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Truth be told, I do not think Dune is filmable. It's too ... too.
Indeed. While I love the Lynch version, it's hard not to notice that it is horribly horribly flawed. I still think it's the better version put to film though - the SFC mini-series was just simply too dull.
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My name has a more obscure origin than anyone here might think.

For awhile, before I played Mega Man (yes, there was a time...) I was a huge Pokemon fan. *ducks flaming garbage* Misty was the coolest character to me, since all the guys on the show were pretty wimpy.
After I discovered Mega Man (which was ironically through 5MV) I found out about Zero. (It didn't take long. Every single Mega Man site I originally found had "Zero" stamped across it in flaming red letters.)
I saw a picture and thought, 'hey, wow, the favorite character is a girl. What a messed up game.'
The obvious Barbie jokes came (and it wasn't until much, much later I found out Zero was a guy) and I discarded them. I originally held the screenname Death2Zero to get all the Zero fans (read: 99.9% of the Mega Man X community) hopping mad. However, this is when I heard about the virus.
An evil Zero that could easily kill the real one naturally appealed to me. Since 'MaverickZero' in itself was essentially a game character, I changed it to "MaverickZ3r0' in most places. Here I didn't mess with the 'e' because I figure, I've tortured Zero enough. For now.

Of course, people who think I'm a Zero fan still get themselves Proto-plasma blasted, but hey, I never said I'd lay off them. Just the blond wonder (for now. Like I said, he's an easy target.)
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