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Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:38 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Christi wrote:
strawman wrote:Huzzah Huzzah!!
Houston, we've got TENTACLES!
My tentacles, combined with Bo's artistic flair could be used to create a combatant.... we could call him the "Artopus" and it can use its quick sense of humor to create several caricatures of the other competitors at high speed. This will cause them to see all there silly little flaws thereby creating a terrible inferiority complex.
All the ladies watching will fall in love with him (because the ladies dig a tormented artistic soul) and beg him to take them into his tentacle embrace and…..well, that’s enough of that…..
:oops:
There can NEVER be enough of THAT around these here parts.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:08 pm
by StalinSays
Morg, wrong circle. I'm a sadist, not a masochist.

Thanks again everyone. But we already had a mega-beast endowed with my powers - Cheatah - lacks social skills.

ROU, put 'tentacle' in a google image search - you'll have enough, for these parts, or any other.

And thanks Christi, if only that type of enthusiasm crackled in the air of southern California. I think it's the smog that dampens it.

Torment they love - the slightest hint of pessimism, might as well be a monk. Sigh.. if it matters any to the rest of the world: pessimists, we don't like us either.

If you ever wonder why the animals all have angry eyes - that's where I channel this stuff.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:43 pm
by Christi
Californian Bimbo's...what do they know!!??? In South Africa, we love pessimism. We live for scoffing in the general direction of optimism, it just what we do.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:02 pm
by Christi
to all the lovely Californian gals out there who read these forums....Sorry I didnt mean you, clearly you all have superior intelligence. Please don’t send me hate mail.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:13 pm
by StalinSays
Image

You were calling them tasty snack cakes. No need to back off it - totally endearing.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:20 pm
by Christi
yeah, thats totally what I meant. Thanks, that was a nice save.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:22 pm
by Candiboy
StalinSays wrote:Image

You were calling them tasty snack cakes. No need to back off it - totally endearing.
Everybody loves being called tasty! And here in deepest darkest africa, being called food is a really good compliment- as its pretty scarce!

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:24 pm
by Candiboy
Christi wrote:
strawman wrote:Huzzah Huzzah!!
Houston, we've got TENTACLES!
My tentacles, combined with Bo's artistic flair could be used to create a combatant.... we could call him the "Artopus" and it can use its quick sense of humor to create several caricatures of the other competitors at high speed. This will cause them to see all there silly little flaws thereby creating a terrible inferiority complex.
All the ladies watching will fall in love with him (because the ladies dig a tormented artistic soul) and beg him to take them into his tentacle embrace and…..well, that’s enough of that…..
:oops:
And Christi, online I see, googling tentacles! Tsk tsk!

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:29 pm
by Christi
Candiboy wrote:
StalinSays wrote:Image

You were calling them tasty snack cakes. No need to back off it - totally endearing.
Everybody loves being called tasty! And here in deepest darkest africa, being called food is a really good compliment- as its pretty scarce!

Oh c'mon its not that bad. We do have food, we just dont have electricity to cook it with.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:32 pm
by strawman
OMG!

MBDM - The battlefield is in your head!

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:38 pm
by Candiboy
Christi wrote:
Candiboy wrote:
StalinSays wrote:Image

You were calling them tasty snack cakes. No need to back off it - totally endearing.
Everybody loves being called tasty! And here in deepest darkest africa, being called food is a really good compliment- as its pretty scarce!

Oh c'mon its not that bad. We do have food, we just dont have electricity to cook it with.
But at least we have discovered fire...!

Maybe we should have a squid BBQ, its wonderfully DC!

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:39 pm
by Candiboy
strawman wrote:OMG!

MBDM - The battlefield is in your head!
So thats where I put it! I was looking for it everywhere!

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:16 am
by StalinSays
Tidbits:

I'm swapping the Ass Hat Magic Spider for Solar Bear. I had originally thought AHMS to be a cheeky toss away Dunesteef reference - upon clarification/investigation, that is only partially true: it became a running gag, but the AHMS is also a full-on Dunesteef story. To use it, without asking the author specifically, could potentially lead to undesirable misunderstandings. So unless someone has a direct line to Scott Westerfeld, I'm going to avoid even the potential for kerfuffle and swap it out, despite the cool powers, and me liking spiders. Additionally, Solar Bear does wonders for the heat organization - the Ursine Heat is now strictly ursine, and The Snipelouphagus gets moved to Oddballs, which fits, as it is odd.

Next, I'm swapping the AI-ai in for the Turmanchilla. Truthfully, neither creature are pests. The Turmanchilla does seem closer, as it is a rodent and Ai Ai's are lemurs, but the round is heavy with physical attack oriented beasts, so it makes the Turmanchilla samey, and not as fun. Better mix of powers, more lively discussion.

Re: MBDM 2012 Round 0 - Heats - Explanation

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:21 am
by themorg
StalinSays wrote:Tidbits:
What ever tidbits is it seems super powerful and i will bow down to its glory...and even erect a shrine to its glory if it tells me to.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:31 am
by StalinSays
Tube-Lipped Meno-Bat - candiboy's creation - we can do better (than that name). I think we can. Idunno.

Anyone got any pun ideas for a moody, hormonal, aggressive and angry bat woman monster, with a firing tongue and leathery wings?

BAT + (something else)

Some brainstormed words:
estrogen
hormone
misogynistic
PMS
hot flashes
projectile
moody
menstrual
wingspan
panic
swoop

Batstrogen is what I got. Anyone? Beuller? .....Beuller?

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:36 am
by Christi
StalinSays wrote:Tube-Lipped Meno-Bat - candiboy's creation - we can do better (than that name). I think we can. Idunno.

Anyone got any pun ideas for a moody, hormonal, aggressive and angry bat woman monster, with a firing tongue and leathery wings?

BAT + (something else)

Some brainstormed words:
estrogen
hormone
misogynistic
PMS
hot flashes
projectile
moody
menstrual
wingspan
panic
swoop

Batstrogen is what I got. Anyone? Beuller? .....Beuller?
How on earth are we (the general drabblers) supposed to come up with something more awesome than the mighty genius of STALINSAYS... Batstrogen is great...

I have teleconferenced with Candiboy though and We came up with Chiropterror? (a play on the latin word for bat)

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:11 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
StalinSays wrote:Anyone got any pun ideas for a moody, hormonal, aggressive and angry bat woman monster, with a firing tongue and leathery wings?
Yeah, "Batstrogen" is good.

"Bat el Ex" (pronounced "Battleaxe") might be fun.

However, "Cindy" is the deadly-accurate term.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:33 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
StalinSays wrote:Anyone got any pun ideas for a moody, hormonal, aggressive and angry bat woman monster, with a firing tongue and leathery wings?
Yeah, "Batstrogen" is good.

"Bat el Ex" (pronounced "Battleaxe") might be fun.

However, "Cindy" is the deadly-accurate term.
Bat el Ex. Damn. That's FTW.

The Old bat. That BattleAxe. Crap, gotta deal with the Ex. You went meta with that one, ASID.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:01 pm
by strawman
Bat LX

Might also have fine Corinthian leather wings.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:58 pm
by StalinSays
Good work team!

I'm hovering between Bat el Ex and Bat LX now. Neither 100% fit the critter I drew. It's the Cathy* of giant purple bat monsters. El Ex suggests she has a Latin swagger (also, more annoyingly, it's the masculine form, it should be the pun ruining Bat La Ex). LX makes me think of a car model, and luxury, and she's sort of a mess.

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The Tube Lipped Nectar Bat is from Ecuador, according to Wikipedia. So that's the tie-breaker, unless someone gets hit with one last bolt of inspiration.