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28th Mar '17 3:26:25 AM Euodiachloris
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** There are a couple apparent Targaryen sequence-breakers who share a little something, such as: the Daenaryses (beautiful, caring, initially valued solely as [[ArrangedMarriage trade material]]... either a more significant footnote than most realise or a conquering exclamation mark that most don't want to think about).. and, the the Daerons; "[[YoungConqueror the Young Dragon]]" (a bit 50/50 -- undeniably brilliant, yet horribly rash), "[[TheGoodKing the Good/ Wise]]" (who had an [[LoveRuinsTheRealm unbelievable mess to clean up]] as King, but did pretty well, with some hiccups)... and "[[TheAlcoholic the Drunkard]]"? [[spoiler: Actually, Prince Daeron had enough of the RoyaltySuperpower to know he'd not be fit for the throne, so deliberately made sure he wasn't ever seen as such -- wise or not, you decide.]] If so -- he might have lived up to the name, if you see ''Dae'' as meaning "may you engender ''both'' greatness and folly, ''both'' recognised and unrecognised".

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** There are a couple of apparent Targaryen sequence-breakers who sequence-breaker names that still manage share a little something, something across the people with them, such as: the Daenaryses (beautiful, caring, initially valued solely as [[ArrangedMarriage trade material]]... either a more significant footnote than most realise or a conquering exclamation mark that most don't want to think about).. and, the the Daerons; "[[YoungConqueror the Young Dragon]]" (a bit 50/50 -- undeniably brilliant, yet horribly rash), "[[TheGoodKing the Good/ Wise]]" (who had an [[LoveRuinsTheRealm unbelievable mess to clean up]] as King, but did pretty well, with some hiccups)... and "[[TheAlcoholic the Drunkard]]"? [[spoiler: Actually, Prince Daeron had enough of the RoyaltySuperpower to know he'd not be fit for the throne, so deliberately made sure he wasn't ever seen as such -- wise or not, you decide.]] If so -- he might have lived up to the name, if you see ''Dae'' as meaning "may you engender ''both'' greatness and folly, ''both'' recognised and unrecognised".
27th Mar '17 12:20:33 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', there is an item found early in the game called Scroll of Icarian Flight. It gives you 1000 extra Acrobatics skill, which both allows you to jump very high and absorbs damage from long falls. The problem? This skill boost only lasts 7 seconds. You won't be able to reach the ground before the scroll wears off.
** To give you more of a hint, you get the scroll off the dead body of a mage, when he lands in front of you from out of nowhere. If you're quick you can save him by casting a Slowfall spell, but he'll just tell you "I don't want to talk about it" and then walk away.
** GenreSavvy gamers will use the scroll to leap to the top of a ''mountain'' or [[SoftWater into a lake.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', there is an item found early in the game called Scroll of Icarian ''[[IcarusAllusion Icarian]]'' Flight. It gives you 1000 extra boosts your Acrobatics skill, skill by 1000, which both allows [[InASingleBound you to jump very high and absorbs damage from long falls.high/far]]. The problem? This skill boost only lasts 7 seconds. You won't be able to reach the ground before the scroll wears off.
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off. To give you more of a hint, you get the scroll off the dead body of a mage, when he lands in front of you from out of nowhere. If you're quick you can save him by casting a Slowfall spell, but he'll just tell you "I don't want to talk about it" and then walk away.
** GenreSavvy
away. (GenreSavvy gamers will use the scroll to leap to the top of a ''mountain'' or [[SoftWater into a lake.]]lake]], which can actually make them [[LethalJokeItem useful]].)
12th Mar '17 3:26:24 PM Xtifr
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** The main primate is named [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]]. He eventually leads the ape rebellion.

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** The main primate is named [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Caesar]]. He eventually leads the ape rebellion.



* ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': The original Caesar fits as well, even if the name was given to him by the circus owner who adopted him -- the parents named him "Milo".) He would eventually lead the new ape race in their revolt against the human yoke and conquest of the Earth.

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* ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': The original Caesar fits as well, even if the name was given to him by the circus owner who adopted him -- the him--the parents named him "Milo".) "Milo". He would eventually lead the new ape race in their revolt against the human yoke and conquest of the Earth.
8th Mar '17 1:39:47 AM Laevatein
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* In the 1980s, Australia's Mushroom Records started a punk label called Suicide Records. It was a huge financial disaster (although influential artist such as NickCave cut their teeth there).
26th Feb '17 11:41:35 AM Euodiachloris
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** There are a couple apparent Targaryen sequence-breakers who share a little something, such as: the Daenaryses (beautiful, caring... either a significant footnote or a conquering exclamation mark) and the the Daerons "[[YoungConqueror the Young Dragon]]" (a bit 50/50), "[[TheGoodKing the Good/ Wise]]" (who had an [[LoveRuinsTheRealm unbelievable mess to clean up]], but did pretty well)... and "[[TheAlcoholic the Drunkard]]"? [[spoiler: Actually, had enough of the RoyaltySuperpower to know he'd not be fit for the throne, so deliberately made sure he wasn't ever seen as such -- wise or not, you decide. If so -- he might have lived up to the name, if you see ''Dae'' as meaning "may you engender both greatness and folly".]]

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** There are a couple apparent Targaryen sequence-breakers who share a little something, such as: the Daenaryses (beautiful, caring... caring, initially valued solely as [[ArrangedMarriage trade material]]... either a more significant footnote than most realise or a conquering exclamation mark) and mark that most don't want to think about).. and, the the Daerons Daerons; "[[YoungConqueror the Young Dragon]]" (a bit 50/50), 50/50 -- undeniably brilliant, yet horribly rash), "[[TheGoodKing the Good/ Wise]]" (who had an [[LoveRuinsTheRealm unbelievable mess to clean up]], up]] as King, but did pretty well)... well, with some hiccups)... and "[[TheAlcoholic the Drunkard]]"? [[spoiler: Actually, Prince Daeron had enough of the RoyaltySuperpower to know he'd not be fit for the throne, so deliberately made sure he wasn't ever seen as such -- wise or not, you decide. decide.]] If so -- he might have lived up to the name, if you see ''Dae'' as meaning "may you engender both ''both'' greatness and folly".]]folly, ''both'' recognised and unrecognised".
26th Feb '17 11:12:08 AM Euodiachloris
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** There are a couple apparent Targaryen sequence-breakers who share a little something, such as: the Daenaryses (beautiful, caring... either a significant footnote or a conquering exclamation mark) and the the Daerons "[[YoungConqueror the Young Dragon]]" (a bit 50/50), "[[TheGoodKing the Good/ Wise]]" (who had an [[LoveRuinsTheRealm unbelievable mess to clean up]], but did pretty well)... and "[[TheAlcoholic the Drunkard]]"? [[spoiler: Actually, had enough of the RoyaltySuperpower to know he'd not be fit for the throne, so deliberately made sure he wasn't ever seen as such -- wise or not, you decide. If so -- he might have lived up to the name, if you see ''Dae'' as meaning "may you engender both greatness and folly".]]
22nd Feb '17 3:56:23 PM karstovich2
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** Hold on just a second black humour? From ''Russians''‽ [[DeadpanSnarker I suppose it might be plausible]]. This is, after all, a nation whose most iconic cigarette brand is still the ''Belomorkanal'', introduced in 1937 to celebrate the achievements of a particularly murderous gulag.

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** Hold on just a second black humour? From ''Russians''‽ [[DeadpanSnarker I suppose it might be plausible]]. This is, after all, a nation whose It's not like they named their most iconic cigarette brand is still the ''Belomorkanal'', introduced in 1937 to celebrate the achievements of cigarettes after a particularly murderous gulag.''gulag'' forced labor project...Oh, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belomorkanal they did]], did they? Well, then.
7th Feb '17 9:17:58 AM AFP
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** [[AIIsACrapshoot As of this writing, Skynet has yet to rebel against humans. Perhaps its just waiting for us to let our guard down.]]

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** [[AIIsACrapshoot As of this writing, Skynet has yet to rebel against humans. Perhaps its just waiting for us to let our guard down.]]]] Then again, even in the ''Terminator'' films, Skynet didn't [[TimeyWimeyBall originally]] rebel until the humans tried to shut her down after she became self-aware.
7th Feb '17 8:50:46 AM AFP
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** In the ''Literature/ManticoreAscendant'' novel ''A Call To Duty'', a Manticoran sloop is called ''Phobos'', after one of the moons of Mars, but by extension, also after the Greek personification of fear. The ship proves to be a nightmare for her builders and crew, and meets a disastrous end.

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** In the ''Literature/ManticoreAscendant'' novel ''A Call To Duty'', a Manticoran sloop is called ''Phobos'', after one of the moons of Mars, Mars[[note]]She and her sister ship, ''Deimos'', were built mostly from the parts of the decommissioned battlecruiser ''Mars''[[/note]], but by extension, also after the Greek personification of fear. The ship proves to be a nightmare for her builders and crew, and meets a disastrous end.
29th Jan '17 5:15:19 PM MartineBrooke
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* There's a Soviet book about one Captain Vrungel (mix of Wrangel and ''vrun'' "liar"). He named his boat ''Pobeda'', "Victory", because "it will sail according to how you name it. You can name your boat 'Trough' or 'Sieve"', but don't expect it to not to sink at its first sailing." Ironically, at ''Pobeda'''s first sailing, two letters fell off and the ship became called ''Beda'': "Trouble" (the pun is [[{{Woolseyism}} "Courage" and "Rage"]] in the English translation). The four letters remaining are the only part of the ship to complete the journey.

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* There's a Soviet book about one Captain Vrungel (mix of Wrangel and ''vrun'' "liar"). He named his boat ''Pobeda'', "Victory", because "it will sail according to how you name it. You can name your boat 'Trough' or 'Sieve"', but don't expect it to not to sink at its first sailing." Ironically, at ''Pobeda'''s first sailing, two letters fell off and the ship became called ''Beda'': "Trouble" (the pun is [[{{Woolseyism}} [[LuckyTranslation "Courage" and "Rage"]] in the English translation). The four letters remaining are the only part of the ship to complete the journey.
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