Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

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Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Lipkin » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:15 am

It's a simple question that could be fun to discuss.

What, or who, would you like to see a reference to within the world of Erf? Would would, when you saw it, make you go "boop yeah!"

No surprise, I'd love to see a suitably ridiculous character based on Groucho Marx, or heck, all the Marx Brothers. Carnies, the lot of them. I'd also love to see more comic book references.

Perhaps at some point a turnamancer that is so old that his signamancy has changed completely nearly a dozen times will appear. And maybe that turnamancer will have in his possession a blue box. And this box, through a trick of Foolamancy, could possibly be bigger on the inside. If these things were to happy, I think a number of people would clap.

Basically, what subjects are you interested in and would like to see included?
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby drachefly » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:06 am

Well, we already had a Supox, so there's that.

The spell names from the Wizardry series are cool-sounding but using them for themselves would be, well, lame.

MLP would be anachronistic (I think they've been avoiding references to things occurring after Parson's departure, right?), but if it could be done subtly enough, sure.

I can't think of any Harry Potter references, except maybe a background caster that I dimly suspect might have been shown once.

It'd be nifty if exactly one city structure did exactly what it would have done in Civilization. Enough to provoke a moment of recognition and then confusion.

Hmm.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Shai_hulud » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:22 am

Expecting Blair to come back with Communist Winkies wearing Russian fur hats and Snacki to found a city called Neotokyo which is about to explode.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Lipkin » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:52 am

Had the thought today for a Foolamancer called Peter Puck. Slight fellow, dressed in green. Fond of wasting his juice on pranks. I suspect there are a couple of users on the forum who would be pleased with this character's inclusion. He could make his shadow move about without him, and maybe make someone's head look like a donkey's.

I also propose the existence of a Foolamancer ruler named King Giacomo, the Jester King.

And perhaps a Foolamancer named Yorick who was raised by a Croakamancer after his untimely demise. Just because.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Jatopian » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:06 am

I just want the references to be whatever fits well in the writing. No shoehorning, please.

References I actually get are preferable too, but I can't reasonably expect all of them to be such.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Lipkin » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:28 am

Jatopian wrote:I just want the references to be whatever fits well in the writing. No shoehorning, please.

References I actually get are preferable too, but I can't reasonably expect all of them to be such.

Pardon me for wanting to have fun with imagining.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Werebiscuit » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:27 am

Jatopian wrote:I just want the references to be whatever fits well in the writing. No shoehorning, please.

References I actually get are preferable too, but I can't reasonably expect all of them to be such.


Just to support Lipkin on this one.. what he wants isn't shoehorning either. What he's asking for is suggestions... that we may or may not get... it'll depend on Rob thinking if they work or not.
All we're doing here is seaching for ammo its up to Rob to determine it's the right calibre and fire the shot.
So what you're actually asking for is Rob to do his job properly and make references believeable and appropriate..
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Lipkin » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:19 am

Werebiscuit wrote:
Jatopian wrote:I just want the references to be whatever fits well in the writing. No shoehorning, please.

References I actually get are preferable too, but I can't reasonably expect all of them to be such.


Just to support Lipkin on this one.. what he wants isn't shoehorning either. What he's asking for is suggestions... that we may or may not get... it'll depend on Rob thinking if they work or not.
All we're doing here is seaching for ammo its up to Rob to determine it's the right calibre and fire the shot.
So what you're actually asking for is Rob to do his job properly and make references believeable and appropriate..

Not even that. I just wanted to know what people were interested in. What would they be happiest to see being paid tribute in the pages of Erf? This wasn't about making suggestions to Rob. It was just an opportunity for people to come up with clever things related to topics that are near and dear to them.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Shai_hulud » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Oh, in that case science fiction, pseudo science, and deranged internet conspiracies. I'm talking Starwars/Battlestar, Time Cube/Quantum spooky action at a distance/Perpetual motion machines, and David Icke/Alex Jones/Roswell/Montauk. That kind of stuff. But pop culture. You know, Eyes Wide Shut, Wickerman, and Serial Experiments Lain kind of stuff. Like I want Eyemancer enforcers from the pink part of the MK to be called Pinkertons and have all seeing eye badges. You know? Or MiBs/G-men with Neurolizer wands.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Jatopian » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:55 am

Lipkin wrote:Pardon me for wanting to have fun with imagining.
:roll: There's no need to act all victimized. I just wanted to make sure it got said early in the thread. Too many people bark like seals when they recognize something as a reference to something else - doesn't matter what - and then confuse it for good entertainment.

Don't want anyone getting unbalanced later because they hadn't thought of that w.r.t. why Rob hasn't put in a reference to their favorite things even after they lovingly spelled it out in this here thread.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Shai_hulud » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:29 am

Sounds like you're racist against seals, sir.

Note: I was totes gon' put a sad seal image here, but they were actually too sad.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Lipkin » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:18 am

Jatopian wrote:
Lipkin wrote:Pardon me for wanting to have fun with imagining.
:roll: There's no need to act all victimized. I just wanted to make sure it got said early in the thread. Too many people bark like seals when they recognize something as a reference to something else - doesn't matter what - and then confuse it for good entertainment.

Don't want anyone getting unbalanced later because they hadn't thought of that w.r.t. why Rob hasn't put in a reference to their favorite things even after they lovingly spelled it out in this here thread.

So you jumped to conclusions and were a needless downer as a result. Great.

You act as if this thread was a hotspot of conversation that needed to be nipped in the bud. There were all of 4 posts before yours, and 2 of them were mine. There were weeks between the two posts prior to yours. What danger did this thread pose, exactly? There was absolutely no need for you to post. The thread was dying, but now it's pretty much dead. It may be dead because I've now ranted about your comment, rather than the comment itself, but it's still dead. Hard to get back on topic after this, and I certainly don't feel like exchanging ideas any more.

Bark. Bark. Bark.
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby Shai_hulud » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:47 am

Carnies or Daters should have a circus animal themed spell that involves conditioning a crowd to bark like trained seals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEDxRCa_wfc
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Re: Who/What would you like to see a reference to?

Postby No one in particular » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:52 pm

I was looking at my thread on library building, and it hit me... Stephen the Coal-Bear!

Did he write the book "I am Erfworld (and so can you!)"? Who can say? :D
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