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    Postby orald » 07 Jun 2008 03:43

    Of course there's a God, that's why FH went up there so early, to keep the Big Sky Daddy company. That's why P&B will live forever. :cry:






    I also realized I got over 2,000 posts yesterday or so. 8)
    Edit: And just now both 2020 posts and 20.20 posts a day!
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    Postby Phaedrus » 07 Jun 2008 23:19

    orald wrote:Of course there's a God, that's why FH went up there so early, to keep the Big Sky Daddy company. That's why P&B will live forever.


    That's why the Big Sky Daddy invented the Lake of Fire, so he doesn't have to hang out with the dead people he doesn't like.
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    Postby orald » 08 Jun 2008 12:37

    Ah, but there you're wrong.

    Big Sky Daddy knows in his infinite wisdom that that's no punishment for the like of P&B, so he draws the time, trying to devise a harsher punishment all for them.

    It's kinda like the "can Big Sky Daddy make a rock so big even he can't lift?" paradox. Can he create a bad enough punishment?
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    How did I (Scytale) become a Master?

    Postby True Scytale » 05 Aug 2008 05:06

    O friends of the holy Tleilaxu Communion, the answer is simple. I MADE myself a Master after much learning and many lifetimes. A long and intricate process of millennia, you can read about my righteous climb upwards in this universe of sin at the site of my memoirs:

    www.freewebs.com/scytale

    I welcome all who are Pure! By the way, Bijaz was just a vulgar little clown and I made sure his flesh was never rescued for axolotl treatment. you think I would want that weed following me through the centuries?!
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    Despite the current genetic stasis of the Tleilaxu Communion we need fanatics and all willing to be ruthlessly cleansed and made into Face Dancers are welcome to join! If you are Pure...
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SadisticCynic » 11 Jun 2009 19:28

    Anyone ever notice this type of scytale?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scytale

    Maybe to become a Master Scytale simply needed to be read the right way. :)

    (This also corrected my pronunciation - I always pronounced it Sky - Tail)
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Jun 2009 20:31

    Since the original Greek was skytalê, "SKY-tail" is fine for the English. (Although "SKY-tuh-lee" would also be possible, I suppose.)

    It's like Odrade: is it "oh-DRADE" or "Oh-DRAH-dee" (or -deh)? ;)

    "SIH-tuh-lee" (like Italy) just sounds wrong here, no?


    I like your "reading his code the right way" interpretation, though. :)
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Jun 2009 16:55

    I've always pronounced it SKY-tul, but I'm probably wrong.
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby ionah » 12 Jun 2009 17:23

    personally, i speak (in my head) it with strong French accent : "si-tâ-leuh"
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Jun 2009 17:49

    And that's OK, too! :D

    Say it (and the other names) however you want. If people don't understand who you mean, they'll ask. Or they'll remain in ignorance. Both work, no? ;)

    I suppose someone could listen to the recordings to see how FH said it....

    But if he really cared how people read the names, he'd have provided a pronunciation guide, no? ;)


    But as I've stated before, I disagree with some of his spellings. Like Chani when he pronounced it Cheini. (Or Chaini. Or Chaynee. Or....) ;)
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Jun 2009 17:55

    I just call him "Timmy." Tends to resolve the pronunciation problems.
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Jun 2009 18:27

    Is that "TIM-ih" or "TIM-ee" or "TEEM-ee" or "tih-MEE" or ... :P
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Tleszer » 12 Jun 2009 21:24

    Timah? T-TIMAH! :character-cartman:
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Jun 2009 21:52

    SandChigger wrote:Is that "TIM-ih" or "TIM-ee" or "TEEM-ee" or "tih-MEE" or ... :P


    Oh, shut up, you! :wink:
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 13 Jun 2009 03:28

    Tleszer wrote:Timah? T-TIMAH! :character-cartman:

    Banned for using the wrong avatar! :P

    Baraka Bryan wrote:i always pronounce it sie -tale (no i don't know proper notation for pronunciation :P )

    Of course you don't. And it wouldn't matter if you did, because you're Canadian and talk funny, so no one but the other Canadians would be able to read your notation and make any sense of it. (And just between us, the others have privately expressed the opinion that your accent is fairly bad, even for one of them.)

    Omph, listen closely for the sound of the wind hissing your way from my distended colon!
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SadisticCynic » 13 Jun 2009 06:39

    Poor Omph...

    Anyway, I usually pronounce names in books the way that sounds coolest to me. If it doesn't sound good in my head then it's irritating to read. Hence Sky - tail.
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Omphalos » 13 Jun 2009 10:18

    SandChigger wrote:Omph, listen closely for the sound of the wind hissing your way from my distended colon!


    Anti-fart fan, ACTIVATE!

    I wrote it like that so other Japanese people would know what I meant. :wink:
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Tleszer » 13 Jun 2009 12:14

    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:
    Baraka Bryan wrote:i always pronounce it sie -tale (no i don't know proper notation for pronunciation :P )

    Of course you don't. And it wouldn't matter if you did, because you're Canadian and talk funny, so no one but the other Canadians would be able to read your notation and make any sense of it. (And just between us, the others have privately expressed the opinion that your accent is fairly bad, even for one of them.)



    :shock: :cry:

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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 13 Jun 2009 18:44

    In addition to a bent blue wang, he sported a lurid green tushie. No, Nature had not been kind to poor Tleszer....

    :P


    SadisticCynic wrote:Anyway, I usually pronounce names in books the way that sounds coolest to me. If it doesn't sound good in my head then it's irritating to read. Hence Sky - tail.

    Good man! :D
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Tleszer » 13 Jun 2009 22:34

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    What do you have to say about that? :lol:
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Omphalos » 13 Jun 2009 23:05

    Looks like the head of Ben Kingsley as Ghandi.
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Omphalos » 13 Jun 2009 23:06

    SandChigger wrote:In addition to a bent blue wang, he sported a lurid green tushie. No, Nature had not been kind to poor Tleszer....

    :P


    SadisticCynic wrote:Anyway, I usually pronounce names in books the way that sounds coolest to me. If it doesn't sound good in my head then it's irritating to read. Hence Sky - tail.

    Good man! :D


    I actually say "pqsi tally" with a silent "q."
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 13 Jun 2009 23:57

    Um ... I'm sorry, you were saying?

    I was trying to figure out if Ben From the Black Lagoon was wearing a blue codpiece when a new commercial for The L Word came on. Oh my... :shock:
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Omphalos » 14 Jun 2009 01:05

    I said nothing. I was typing.
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby SandChigger » 14 Jun 2009 18:25

    Um ... I'm sorry, you were typing?

    I was trying to figure out if Ben From the Black Lagoon was wearing a blue codpiece when a new commercial for The L Word came on. Oh my... :shock:
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    Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Jul 2009 12:37

    I'm not sure if this has been suggested yet...

    In Dune Messiah, Scytale pretty much tells RM Mohiam she's ugly and calls Edric the Guild Navigator a fool. IMO no ordinary face dancer would get away with this kind of behaivior. Scytale had to be a BT Master.

    My theory is that the BT made a face dancer-ghola of Master Scytale specifically as a weapon against Paul and those cells were incorporated into his next master-ghola incarnation.

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