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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 07:15 AM UTC (Read 6756 times)  
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Sure I get the lion -- sneaky kitty and the panthzer, but there are some that I can't get at all -- they get rated poorly by me for that same reason -- but that doesn't mean I'm not curious.

For example; the 3 Broggas with glazz etc.,

HUNH? Question I don't get it.

OTher in jokes might be nice too.


 
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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 07:23 AM UTC  
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The Droogs are a reference to Clockwork Orange, from my searches on Wikipedia. They're certainly not an inside joke.

Most references on the island are to literature or british pop culture. I can only think of a few actual in jokes, and they don't appear until later levels.


 
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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 09:14 AM UTC  
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Read Hitchhiker's Guide and you've got a whole pile of 'em; watch Monty Python and you've got another pile.

Most of the actual game in-jokes can be summed up as follows: rank 7 is really scary, Dan's quests are annoying, some people rp in bad taste, jokers are scary.


 
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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 11:18 AM UTC  
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There's a few references to the comedian Eddie Izzard. Cake or Death is the title of a sketch about fundamentalism in the Church of England.

Also, see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjC3R6jOtUo&feature=related

for another Izzard reference that crops up in one encounter.


 
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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 03:31 PM UTC  
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The Lion (sneaky bastard!) is actually an in-joke, and an hommage to UncleDaddy/Leo. Go read the MotD archive if you don't know who that might be.


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 04:32 PM UTC  
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The Lion (sneaky bastard!) is actually an in-joke, and an hommage to UncleDaddy/Leo. Go read the MotD archive if you don't know who that might be.



Actually the Lions are just Lions. Lions are brilliant. Mr. Green


 
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 Sunday, May 23 2010 @ 05:32 PM UTC  
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Actually the Lions are just Lions.



But we would expect CMJ to say that. I think the Lions are housecats on stilts. Or maybe spiderkitties who've lost a few legs in jungle fights.


 
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 Monday, May 24 2010 @ 11:17 AM UTC  


I get most of em, but never saw orange -- not my cuppa' are awesome orange from the same?


 
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 Monday, May 24 2010 @ 01:49 PM UTC  
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Don't have much problem understanding the monsters. The man eating Gazebo is from the Tale of the Dread Gazebo (my favorite story) while most fall under popular literature and Monty Python.

Though for the life of me, I can't figure out that 'Creature from a Dodgy Anime.' I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.

Maybe I should Google it...


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 Monday, May 24 2010 @ 02:31 PM UTC  
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Don't have much problem understanding the monsters. The man eating Gazebo is from the Tale of the Dread Gazebo (my favorite story) while most fall under popular literature and Monty Python.

Though for the life of me, I can't figure out that 'Creature from a Dodgy Anime.' I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.

Maybe I should Google it...



I think you'd be better hopping around Encyclopedia Dramatica.
And...you might actually find what you're looking for there.


 
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 Tuesday, May 25 2010 @ 11:32 PM UTC  
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Quote by: Chimental

Don't have much problem understanding the monsters. The man eating Gazebo is from the Tale of the Dread Gazebo (my favorite story) while most fall under popular literature and Monty Python.

Though for the life of me, I can't figure out that 'Creature from a Dodgy Anime.' I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.

Maybe I should Google it...



....yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.....you do that....

Bring the brainbleach.


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 Wednesday, May 26 2010 @ 08:21 AM UTC  
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The British Bedstead Men, the London Omnibus, and the Gnu are all references to Flanders and Swann songs Smile

I recently discovered this and they're actually pretty funny and cute Smile A few of their songs have been done by the Muppets, too Razz


 
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 Wednesday, May 26 2010 @ 05:42 PM UTC  


Quote by: Chimental

Don't have much problem understanding the monsters. The man eating Gazebo is from the Tale of the Dread Gazebo (my favorite story) while most fall under popular literature and Monty Python.

Though for the life of me, I can't figure out that 'Creature from a Dodgy Anime.' I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.

Maybe I should Google it...



I can't tell if you're joking.

Here's a tip: tentacles.

Lots of tentacles.

It's great.


 
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 Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 12:18 AM UTC  
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The Midget plumber is a reference to the super Mario games, there's a lot of tie-ins there, but you don't have to realise this to enjoy it. It took me ages to work it out.


 
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 Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 12:27 AM UTC  
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Don't have much problem understanding the monsters. The man eating Gazebo is from the Tale of the Dread Gazebo (my favorite story) while most fall under popular literature and Monty Python.

Though for the life of me, I can't figure out that 'Creature from a Dodgy Anime.' I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.

Maybe I should Google it...



I can't tell if you're joking.

Here's a tip: tentacles.

Lots of tentacles.

It's great.



*proceeds to type in 'Anime + Tentacle + Creature' into google*

You mean like octopi? Well what's so great about that?

*images*

AUUUGH!


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 Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 04:39 PM UTC  
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I have a sneaking feeling that a load of Jasper Fforde references will shortly be apppering...

Becuase I'm writing them

I'm amazed there aren't any already, considering what it is.


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 Tuesday, June 01 2010 @ 10:59 PM UTC  
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I have a sneaking feeling that a load of Jasper Fforde references will shortly be apppering...

Becuase I'm writing them

I'm amazed there aren't any already, considering what it is.



Yes! Thank you! Now I don't have to!


 
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 Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 12:37 AM UTC  
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Jasper who?


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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 Wednesday, June 02 2010 @ 12:49 AM UTC  
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Jasper Fforde. Genius author. Writes really bizarre sci-fi comedy and satire (thus fitting in perfectly on the Island). I recommend his books muchly.


 
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 Sunday, June 06 2010 @ 07:36 PM UTC  
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Back on subject. The Rind Flayer. For those of us who've ever played D&D, there was a creature called the 'mind flayer' which looked surprisingly like the rind flayer (or is it the otherway round). Didn't snack on citrus fruit rinds though as I recall.


 
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