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LoneCourier0 Idea Seeker from Center, North, South, West, East Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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Jan 17th 2023 at 4:00:33 PM

A rare one but it can work.

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Noaqiyeum Smoke and mirrors (it/they) from out of sight, out of time, away from our lives Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Smoke and mirrors (it/they)
Jan 17th 2023 at 4:09:58 PM

Which part?

[down] Ah, okay. "Uncommon" is fine, I just don't want "antiquated" or "heavily associated with only one person".

Edited by Noaqiyeum on Jan 17th 2023 at 3:29:57 PM

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Jan 17th 2023 at 4:52:59 PM

The Kashima surname not being widely used.

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BackSet1 Certified Chaos Gremlin from I'm sure you'd love to know that, wouldn't you? Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Certified Chaos Gremlin
Jan 17th 2023 at 6:53:20 PM

A post of mine from the previous page

Actually, scratch that. Just remembered that there was a film that came out a year or two ago featuring a hacker spider who is named Webs. This wasn't even intentional.

Edited by BackSet1 on Jan 17th 2023 at 9:53:36 AM

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ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Jan 18th 2023 at 1:01:18 AM

[up] For the medic, I might suggest "Needles" (think both hypodermic needles and snake-fangs), or perhaps some play on the phrases "the dose makes the poison"/"the difference between medicine and poison is dosage".

Edited by ArsThaumaturgis on Jan 18th 2023 at 11:01:35 AM

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AdeptGaderius Otaku from the Anime World Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Otaku
Jan 18th 2023 at 3:13:28 AM

I need a good name for an occult book functioning as a repository of every puzzle and game known to man. It is capable of warping reality to accommodate the puzzles and games. It also acts as a magical prison for spirits and sorcerers.

Edited by AdeptGaderius on Jan 19th 2023 at 2:31:58 AM

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ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Jan 18th 2023 at 3:32:37 AM

[up] Perhaps "The Labyrinth"? (In both the sense of a prison like the one that held the Minotaur, and in the sense of a singular twisting path with contemplative connotations, such as a puzzle or game might require for its solution. And as a physical labyrinth must be walked, so too must the puzzles in the book be "lived".)

Otherwise, from what culture does the name come? I'm guessing none of those that you listed, since it presumably pre-dates at least most of those owners...

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AdeptGaderius Otaku from the Anime World Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Otaku
Jan 18th 2023 at 3:41:40 AM

[up] It's an apt universal title for it as it also fits. The book is home to various ancient spirits and individuals from antediluvian civilizations. Legend says it is written by the angels Sandalphon and Metatron before the flood, as the book predates human civilization, or at least the known world.

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ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Jan 18th 2023 at 8:58:19 AM

[up] Ah, interesting! In that case I wouldn't expect the original title to be in any tongue (generally) known to humankind; I stand by the above suggestion as a nearest-fit translation thereof, then. ^_^

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Jan 18th 2023 at 9:03:32 AM

What could be a good name applied to Israel and Palestine occupied by Alien invaders by creating an artificial country? The gist is that they've studied the history of the lands of both nations and determined that they're too flawed to even deserve a name in their territories, so they're willing to change it into a state "benefits" both people. And by "benefits", I mean they turn it into a glorified spartan arena and lawless land in which only the strongest survive.

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BackSet1 Certified Chaos Gremlin from I'm sure you'd love to know that, wouldn't you? Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Certified Chaos Gremlin
Jan 18th 2023 at 9:09:46 AM

You could draw from the Hebrew bible.

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LoneCourier0 Idea Seeker from Center, North, South, West, East Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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Jan 18th 2023 at 9:12:55 AM

Does Zone of Zion work?

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BackSet1 Certified Chaos Gremlin from I'm sure you'd love to know that, wouldn't you? Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Certified Chaos Gremlin
Jan 18th 2023 at 9:21:26 AM

[up] It does sound rather threatening. Though I have an alternate suggestion Mizraim, the Hebrew word for Egypt, a place the Jews really didn't want to be for quite a while. Though the fact that Egypt still exists as a country might make it a bit problematic.

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AdeptGaderius Otaku from the Anime World Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Otaku
Jan 18th 2023 at 10:55:25 PM

I need a good name for the variant titles of the Labyrinth:

For reference, the book is owned by countless owners who became fascinated and mystified by its mysterious, magical power. As a result of its properties and its lack of title on the cover, the book is given unique names by its owners throughout history based on what they did with it. This include:

  • Ancient Greek polymath (Observed the books properties)
  • Phoenician merchant (Considered the book an expensive good)
  • Tocharian priest (Viewed the book as a holy relic)
  • Norse chieftain (Used the book for divination by solving puzzles)
  • Irish monk (Considered the book demonic in nature)
  • Medieval French knight (Kept the book as a valuable)
  • Renaissance English scholar (Deemed the book as an arcane curiosity)

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Nukeli The Master Of Fright & A Demon Of Light from A Dark Planet Lit By No Sun Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Master Of Fright & A Demon Of Light
Jan 21st 2023 at 1:24:36 PM

Name ideas for these Warrior Cats OCs?

They're mostly a group before they come to the valley the story is set in (except the brown one and the brother-sister team of british shorthairs who are met later). They come there after a natural disaster where Cloud and his mom are separated from his dad and find the devon rex. There's only one group in the valley and some strays, so it's pretty calm.

  • A round white British Shorthair with blue eyes. He's very kind and well-meaning, but also pretty emotional and tends to be sad or worried a lot. He has a keen spirit of adventure and often follows wherever his friends take him. When he's young (older than a kit) he's kind of dependent on his mom and friends, but gets more independent during the story. He's the green-eyed one's and the brown-eyed one's only living kit. Around apperentice age. I thought of something about clouds.

  • A round cream British Shorthair with green eyes. The blue-eyed one's mom. She's very rarely angry and takes even the most distressing circumstances in stride, and is usually nice. She kind of free-ranges the pretty young kits when they're all still strays without much decent fight training, lets them wander around the pretty big valley all on their own and thinks it's good for them.

  • A round white British Shorthair with brown eyes. He's the blue-eyed one's father and the green-eyed one's cat-husband (they had some kid of a marriage ceremony at some point). He was born in an animal shelter, but escaped when he was around apperentice age and wandered around with some friends until he met the green-eyed one.

  • A round cream British Shorthair with brown eyes, and a gold-colored collar. Not related to the white ones, but is the lilac one's sister. Around apperentice age.

  • A round lilac British Shorthair with brown eyes. Not related to the white ones, but is the gold-collared one's brother. Around apperentice age. He has bad sight, is very intelligent, and invents things.

  • A possible Devon Rex; big-eared, skinny-looking, curly-furred, that face shape. Chocolate-colored fur. Around apperentice age. He's a random orphan the two first British Shorthairs find and the mother cat is able to feed him because her own son is still milk age. He's kind of cowardly and greedy. Around apperentice age.

  • Breedless, tiny ginger classic tabby with green eyes. She's very aggressive, has bit of a napoleon complex, and often has bad and daring ideas she sees through. Around apperentice age. The wildcat's older half-sister.

  • Either an actual European Wildcat, or an European Wildcat-domestic cat hybrid and the ginger one's half-brother (i'm not sure how it'd realistically make him look). He wouldn't have a clan name because he's a wandering stray, but he keeps coming around to the eventual clan area regularly. Around apperentice age.

  • Chocolate-colored and long-furred with darker face and legs. Really old, either can't or won't speak.

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MorningStar1337 Diamond Princess from 🤔 Relationship Status: -not set
Diamond Princess
Jan 25th 2023 at 9:41:15 AM

Looking for a name that is the following

  • an actual named used for Aetheopiea (the Kingdom Andromeda's parents ruled)...
  • that doesn't bring to mind Ethiopia would potentially risk begin insensitive if used outside the context of say, Africa.

The idea being for a story that is inspired by the Perseus myths while also being a partial moby dick adaptation. It therefore spands some stories that take palce in the constellations that are dereived from said myths (Andromada, her parents, Perseus, Pegasus, etc)

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AdeptGaderius Otaku from the Anime World Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Otaku
Jan 27th 2023 at 5:12:47 AM

I need a name for a fictional Japanese character from an in-universe anime. Her name starts with the letter 'A' and it is Anglicized into 'Addison' or 'Ashley' similar to how Dub Name Change was applied on anime imported into the United States to Americanize the characters.

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LoneCourier0 Idea Seeker from Center, North, South, West, East Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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Jan 27th 2023 at 5:22:47 AM

Arisa?

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Kappapeachie the weird looking turtle from inside your bathroom tub Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
the weird looking turtle
Jan 30th 2023 at 9:38:00 AM

You guys got any good ideas for a team of nature protecting elemental beast dudes? So far I have wild force (taken), primal force (taken), wyldgard/wildgard, the wild ones, the wild pack, and warriors of the wildÖ

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LoneCourier0 Idea Seeker from Center, North, South, West, East Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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Jan 30th 2023 at 9:49:28 AM

Wildgard sounds unique.

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ArsThaumaturgis Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Jan 30th 2023 at 11:37:02 AM

Similarly, I quite like that one—although I prefer the "Wyldgard" spelling myself.

But with one suggested alteration, if I may: To my mind, "gard" tends to suggest a place (see the Norse realms of Asgard and Midgard, for example). I'd thus suggest the spelling of "guard", for "Wyldguard".

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MorningStar1337 Diamond Princess from 🤔 Relationship Status: -not set
Diamond Princess
Feb 3rd 2023 at 1:00:55 PM

Okay I have an idea for a story that is based around two concepts:

  • a place filled with mad children (Think the Vocaloid song, "Kagome Kagome")
  • and Mike Oldfield's "Crisis" album (and "Moonlight Shadow" specifically, meaning here will be a lunar motif here)

Fortunately there does seem to be a link betwix the moon and madness. Unfortunately It doesn't seem to exist in mythology from what I tried to research, so I'm looking for people to point me in the direction of moon and madness gods if they exist (I'm also asking this in the Mythology/Religion thread at OTC to cover my bases)


I'm asking here specifically because I'm looking for a name that correlates with a divine lunar entity as both the name of the story (so to speak) and something within said story

Edited by MorningStar1337 on Feb 3rd 2023 at 1:02:00 AM

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LoneCourier0 Idea Seeker from Center, North, South, West, East Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Idea Seeker
Feb 3rd 2023 at 1:03:53 PM

Tsukuyomi's Plight? (Tsukuyomi is the name of the Japanese moon deity.)

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Synchronicity Relationship Status: -not set
Feb 3rd 2023 at 2:55:03 PM

The term "lunacy / lunatic" won't do? Both derived from Latin Luna, also the moon goddess.


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