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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:15 pm
by The Carlisle
Kriegers wrote:
The Carlisle wrote:yeppers

Ah. I once had a friend in a little town called Boiling Springs that was super hyped about hiking through the coal region whilst carrying a boombox.

Dear god. I used to live near there. In fact, its just the township over.

And play a boombox. any particular genre?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:19 pm
by Kriegers
The Carlisle wrote:
Kriegers wrote:Ah. I once had a friend in a little town called Boiling Springs that was super hyped about hiking through the coal region whilst carrying a boombox.

Dear god. I used to live near there. In fact, its just the township over.

And play a boombox. any particular genre?

It was something Christian... Christian rap, possibly. Maybe rock? I don't know for sure.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:33 pm
by The Carlisle
Kriegers wrote:
The Carlisle wrote:Dear god. I used to live near there. In fact, its just the township over.

And play a boombox. any particular genre?

It was something Christian... Christian rap, possibly. Maybe rock? I don't know for sure.

rock would be appropriate. It'll scare the bears.... or provoke them...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:38 pm
by Kriegers
The Carlisle wrote:
Kriegers wrote:It was something Christian... Christian rap, possibly. Maybe rock? I don't know for sure.

rock would be appropriate. It'll scare the bears.... or provoke them...

And if it's metal... Well, you can imagine what bears would do to metal.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:42 pm
by The Carlisle
Kriegers wrote:
The Carlisle wrote:rock would be appropriate. It'll scare the bears.... or provoke them...

And if it's metal... Well, you can imagine what bears would do to metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4DF_t5gcrg

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:44 pm
by Kriegers
The Carlisle wrote:
Kriegers wrote:And if it's metal... Well, you can imagine what bears would do to metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4DF_t5gcrg

... My... God...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:47 pm
by Glorious ReBublic of Alevstan
I made a (colourless, physical, slightly out-of-proportion) drawing of a basic infantry soldier, but I'm currently on mobile and it takes forever to upload.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:15 am
by The Carlisle
Glorious Rebublic of Alevstan wrote:I made a (colourless, physical, slightly out-of-proportion) drawing of a basic infantry soldier, but I'm currently on mobile and it takes forever to upload.

Can't wait to see it!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:11 am
by Grenartia
Nature-Spirits wrote:
Grenartia wrote:
Can you do Solana Vionde?

I think I'll try my hand at this.

Solana is pretty straightforward: it sounds to me like Latin "sol" (sun) + "-anus" (-ian) in the feminine form, meaning "pertaining to the sun".

Vionde is a bit harder, but it, too, sounds Latinesque to me, so I'll go with that. Now, "via" means "road", "way", or "path", and "unde" means "whence" or "from where". /a/ + /u/ often fuse into /o/, so realistically, "via" (road) + "unde" (from where) = "vionde". As for meaning, it could mean that the first person who held the name could have moved to an area from an unknown location, or that they lived by a road, among other things.


Works for me.

Transoxthraxia wrote:
Nature-Spirits wrote:I think I'll try my hand at this.

Solana is pretty straightforward: it sounds to me like Latin "sol" (sun) + "-anus" (-ian) in the feminine form, meaning "pertaining to the sun".

Vionde is a bit harder, but it, too, sounds Latinesque to me, so I'll go with that. Now, "via" means "road", "way", or "path", and "unde" means "whence" or "from where". /a/ + /u/ often fuse into /o/, so realistically, "via" (road) + "unde" (from where) = "vionde". As for meaning, it could mean that the first person who held the name could have moved to an area from an unknown location, or that they lived by a road, among other things.


That's... Extremely impressive. But aside from deciphering the Latin, I'd assign this as well to the Cyric/Diomedic group. But keep in mind that, in the past incarnations of Precambria (politically, at least.) Diomedic was used as an official and administrative language before the newer Precambrian states started stomping the language into extinction. So since its Diomedic or Diomedic/Cyric derived (Solana at least), off of the first name, I'd say that she's descended from a Diomedic family.

But that decision would be turned around by her surname, which is really what matters (Emilia in Latvian is Emilija, and English and Latvian are about as far apart as you can get. Personal names don't really matter in the large scheme of linguistics, especially not in the modern world.). Vionde sounds like a romanticization of a Latin surname, but to simulate the bastardization/romanticization as mentioned before, I'd assume that she may have initially been descended from a Diomedic/Cyric family, they would most likely have been a part of Precambrian bureaucracy at one point long ago, and relocated to the more western parts of the nation, where they would have, to some extent, become Caiophic, which then turned into Symean.

So I'd bet my money on Solana Vionde hailing from the central/western part of Cambria or the far-eastern part of Antidiluvia, though her family initially coming from the more Eastern parts of the nation centuries ago.


Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for her backstory.

Though, it should probably be noted that she chose Solana for herself, since she's trans.

Probably took it from some family tale about an ancestor with that name.

Esconelle wrote:Jesus Christ you guys are going into excruciating detail in what I thought was going to be a fairly straightforward RP...

Ayreonia wrote:-Snip-


Transoxthraxia wrote:-Snip-


Transoxthraxia wrote:-Snippity-


Glorious Rebublic of Alevstan wrote:-Snip-


In regards to these, wouldn't it be better to, say, create a separate Worldbuilding thread? It'd certainly make the thread a bit less cluttered for Ayre, and it'd make it a lot easier to navigate if we're going to go into such specifics over relatively complex details like linguistics, religion, and history.


Lets leave the creation of new threads up to Ayreo, mmkay?

The Carlisle wrote:
Kriegers wrote:And if it's metal... Well, you can imagine what bears would do to metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4DF_t5gcrg


Pulp Skyrim?

The Carlisle wrote:
Glorious Rebublic of Alevstan wrote:I made a (colourless, physical, slightly out-of-proportion) drawing of a basic infantry soldier, but I'm currently on mobile and it takes forever to upload.

Can't wait to see it!


Same here.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:57 am
by Toishima
Would the older soldiers be familiar with one another from the tour the year before? I'd like Derrick to be notorious amongst the veterans in the company for his constant buzz, attempts to sell his weed, cigarettes or liquor (stored in a specially marked 25mm IFV gun ammo box, no less) to everyone else, the IFV-hotboxing and "field-constructed bong" stunts and his habit of hiding and getting stoned in the strangest places possible. At least the NCOs should be used to his bullshit by now, especially those that have been around some, and if not then complaints and reports from other veterans should allow them to be well-versed in his antics.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:36 am
by Palonitr and Howland
Toishima wrote:Would the older soldiers be familiar with one another from the tour the year before? I'd like Derrick to be notorious amongst the veterans in the company for his constant buzz, attempts to sell his weed, cigarettes or liquor (stored in a specially marked 25mm IFV gun ammo box, no less) to everyone else, the IFV-hotboxing and "field-constructed bong" stunts and his habit of hiding and getting stoned in the strangest places possible. At least the NCOs should be used to his bullshit by now, especially those that have been around some, and if not then complaints and reports from other veterans should allow them to be well-versed in his antics.

Well Farley was just transferred in. With wild stories about his unit spontaneously combusting while he's the only survivor. So mucho mysterioso and stuff. Hey stoner dude wanna be friends with new mysterious guy?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:37 am
by Altito Asmoro
Toishima wrote:Would the older soldiers be familiar with one another from the tour the year before? I'd like Derrick to be notorious amongst the veterans in the company for his constant buzz, attempts to sell his weed, cigarettes or liquor (stored in a specially marked 25mm IFV gun ammo box, no less) to everyone else, the IFV-hotboxing and "field-constructed bong" stunts and his habit of hiding and getting stoned in the strangest places possible. At least the NCOs should be used to his bullshit by now, especially those that have been around some, and if not then complaints and reports from other veterans should allow them to be well-versed in his antics.


Probably if there are veterans with years of service, they probably well-known or already familiar with soldiers from the tours.

In any case, Adam is no strange to wars and tours.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:41 am
by Grenartia
Palonitr and Howland wrote:
Toishima wrote:Would the older soldiers be familiar with one another from the tour the year before? I'd like Derrick to be notorious amongst the veterans in the company for his constant buzz, attempts to sell his weed, cigarettes or liquor (stored in a specially marked 25mm IFV gun ammo box, no less) to everyone else, the IFV-hotboxing and "field-constructed bong" stunts and his habit of hiding and getting stoned in the strangest places possible. At least the NCOs should be used to his bullshit by now, especially those that have been around some, and if not then complaints and reports from other veterans should allow them to be well-versed in his antics.

Well Farley was just transferred in. With wild stories about his unit spontaneously combusting while he's the only survivor. So mucho mysterioso and stuff. Hey stoner dude wanna be friends with new mysterious guy?


A stoner and a guy who survived a spontaneous combustion attack.

I can't think of a more perfect set up for a "420 blaze it" joke.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:46 am
by Palonitr and Howland
Grenartia wrote:
Palonitr and Howland wrote:Well Farley was just transferred in. With wild stories about his unit spontaneously combusting while he's the only survivor. So mucho mysterioso and stuff. Hey stoner dude wanna be friends with new mysterious guy?


A stoner and a guy who survived a spontaneous combustion attack.

I can't think of a more perfect set up for a "420 blaze it" joke.

Hehehe. Why not.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:58 am
by Toishima
Palonitr and Howland wrote:Well Farley was just transferred in. With wild stories about his unit spontaneously combusting while he's the only survivor. So mucho mysterioso and stuff. Hey stoner dude wanna be friends with new mysterious guy?

The thinner man grabs Farley with both hands, his eyes red and somewhat crazed. His hair is uncombed, uncut and unwashed, with greasy streaks blackening the wayward golden hair. With a trembling voice that rapidly rises into a crescendo, the man alternates between pulling himself extremely close to Farley and pushing Farley away, shaking the Corporal physically, obviously with little care for any rank or etiquette rules he may be breaking.

"Spontaneous combustion, you say? Hellllll, I'll show you what spontaneity of combustion... combustionating is out here in the mother... fucking! Fourth!"

The Lance Corporal falls silent, releases Farley, and bends down, talking over his shoulder, "Check this shit out, man."

He reaches down into an ammo container, on which red tape with odd markings- "332nd UNMETA HQ Coy. GOVERNMENT ORDER DO NOT OPEN"- is scrawled on the top with a black marker, and pulls out what Farley first assumes is a 25mm shell. Upon closer inspection, however, he realises that it's not a 25mm shell.

It's a monster blunt.

Farley steps back slightly, taken aback by this strange turn of events. His new "friend" holds out the joint for a moment before shoving it into Farley's astonished hands, giving a shrill yell that would be sure to rouse the entire camp.

"420 BLAZE IT FAGGOT!"


EDIT: With no OOC intent to insult or otherwise hurt the Homosexual community, of course.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:05 am
by Palonitr and Howland
Toishima wrote:
Palonitr and Howland wrote:Well Farley was just transferred in. With wild stories about his unit spontaneously combusting while he's the only survivor. So mucho mysterioso and stuff. Hey stoner dude wanna be friends with new mysterious guy?

The thinner man grabs Farley with both hands, his eyes red and somewhat crazed. His hair is uncombed, uncut and unwashed, with greasy streaks blackening the wayward golden hair. With a trembling voice that rapidly rises into a crescendo, the man alternates between pulling himself extremely close to Farley and pushing Farley away, shaking the Corporal physically, obviously with little care for any rank or etiquette rules he may be breaking.

"Spontaneous combustion, you say? Hellllll, I'll show you what spontaneity of combustion... combustionating is out here in the mother... fucking! Fourth!"

The Lance Corporal falls silent, releases Farley, and bends down, talking over his shoulder, "Check this shit out, man."

He reaches down into an ammo container, on which red tape with odd markings- "332nd UNMETA HQ Coy. GOVERNMENT ORDER DO NOT OPEN"- is scrawled on the top with a black marker, and pulls out what Farley first assumes is a 25mm shell. Upon closer inspection, however, he realises that it's not a 25mm shell.

It's a monster blunt.

Farley steps back slightly, taken aback by this strange turn of events. His new "friend" holds out the joint for a moment before shoving it into Farley's astonished hands, giving a shrill yell that would be sure to rouse the entire camp.

"420 BLAZE IT FAGGOT!"


EDIT: With no OOC intent to insult or otherwise hurt the Homosexual community, of course.

Hehehe Farley is a snarky but chill dude. I anticipate that he would be very chill and shet.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:28 am
by Agritum
Poppy is quite new, but someone may have heard of her family shop in Altaflor.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:32 am
by Palonitr and Howland
Agritum wrote:Poppy is quite new, but someone may have heard of her family shop in Altaflor.

Those men and women would be laughing at her name. And the ironicy of her family business. Hehehe

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:50 am
by Ayreonia
Palonitr and Howland wrote:
Agritum wrote:Poppy is quite new, but someone may have heard of her family shop in Altaflor.

Those men and women would be laughing at her name. And the ironicy of her family business. Hehehe

Fun thing: when I served, we had to do a psychological evaluation a couple times. It was a monster of a test, with like 500 statements you had to answer with a number from 1 to 5, depending on how well you felt those statements applied to you. Several statements were repeated, just to see if you were paying attention instead of just randomly scrabbling numbers. I wanted to be IFV, so I had to do it extra proper. The most mind-numbing experience of my life.

Anyway, one of the statements was "I have wanted to become a florist."

True story brah.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:53 am
by Agritum
Ayreonia wrote:
Palonitr and Howland wrote:Those men and women would be laughing at her name. And the ironicy of her family business. Hehehe

Fun thing: when I served, we had to do a psychological evaluation a couple times. It was a monster of a test, with like 500 statements you had to answer with a number from 1 to 5, depending on how well you felt those statements applied to you. Several statements were repeated, just to see if you were paying attention instead of just randomly scrabbling numbers. I wanted to be IFV, so I had to do it extra proper. The most mind-numbing experience of my life.

Anyway, one of the statements was "I have wanted to become a florist."

True story brah.

There's flowers in Finland? I thought you only had rocks. And snow.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:26 am
by Ayreonia
Agritum wrote:There's flowers in Finland? I thought you only had rocks. And snow.

That's the joke. If you answered "yes," they'd know you were prone to hallucinations.
Nature-Spirits wrote:I don't think Ayreo meant that there are only three duchies; I think he meant that those were the only three he's named.

Correctomundo. Winstor, Crávis and Sayshel. I don't even know how many of them are there.
The Kingdom of Rhamos wrote:I know a lot about western AFV's, what can I help you with?

I need an IFV that is a notBMP and not a BMP-1. It needs to be amphibious, have at least a 30mm cannon, be able to carry a squad of eight and be protected against small arms and light AT fire.
Transoxthraxia wrote:(obsessive insanity)

How-ley shieet.
Grenartia wrote:But seriously, here's the updated political map, and the updated tactical map.

This makes me happy.
Glorious Rebublic of Alevstan wrote:Nice language writeup.

Also, yay, finally put into a squad.

Edit: Beautiful placeholder names for the HQ.

:D
Toishima wrote:1) I'd like to help with the present weaponry. When I see the description for the Model 174 I think of an AK-M14-M63 hybrid, what being heavy, shit at full auto, reliable enough to survive hell and extremely modular. Furniture would be wooden and the folding stock would be thin with loose screws and have a tendency to fall off entirely.

2) Speaking of which, how are our enemies' weapons in comparison to ours?

1) Sox is working on pimpmygunning it, but what you've written is pretty close.
2) I don't know. You tell me.
Kisinger wrote:Damn... Still haven't been assigned....

It would help a fuckton if you linked to your app. I mean, it's buried somewhere within 16 pages on linguistic wankery.
Glorious Rebublic of Alevstan wrote:I made a (colourless, physical, slightly out-of-proportion) drawing of a basic infantry soldier, but I'm currently on mobile and it takes forever to upload.

Awesome.
Grenartia wrote:I think at this point, we can call this the most in-depth worldbuilding exercise yet created. At least its the most in-depth I've been involved in.

Palonitr and Howland wrote:I just have to say that this rp has given me the biggest headaches Ive had in my life. Its a great way to start my morn. Its beautiful how in depth this is going to be.

To think I started this with a black humor FML-type military farce. Now I don't even need to do anything. I just sit back and hand out compliments to people. Best Worldbuilder 2014, here I come!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:28 am
by Republic of Hasgriu
Republic of Hasgriu wrote:Name: Dayle Page
Age:28
Gender: M

Rank: Private
Years of service: 2
Civilian occupation : Tailor
Nobility:

Preferred role :
Loader
Vehicle Gunner
Mortar Operator

Appearance:

I see you, third IFV.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:32 am
by Ayreonia
Republic of Hasgriu wrote:
Republic of Hasgriu wrote:Name: Dayle Page
Age:28
Gender: M

Rank: Private
Years of service: 2
Civilian occupation : Tailor
Nobility:

Preferred role :
Loader
Vehicle Gunner
Mortar Operator

Appearance:

I see you, third IFV.

I thought I had assigned him already. Golf's gunner it is.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:35 am
by Republic of Hasgriu
Yay! You must have mistaken him for Vergil Lynton, the marksman. Actually, Golf is going to be assigned to his squad. Also, what happened to the loaders?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:39 am
by Ayreonia
Republic of Hasgriu wrote:Yay! You must have mistaken him for Vergil Lynton, the marksman. Actually, Golf is going to be assigned to his squad. Also, what happened to the loaders?

IFVs have autocannons, they don't need 'em.