Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

    Master Geneticists and Sufi-Zensunnis

Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ

User avatar
orald
Posts: 3010
Joined: 28 Feb 2008 14:48
Location: Maximum Security Mental Hospital
Contact:

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!
In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

I wish I could have been with you that one last time.

User avatar
Phaedrus
Posts: 551
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 04:35

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.
You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

User avatar
orald
Posts: 3010
Joined: 28 Feb 2008 14:48
Location: Maximum Security Mental Hospital
Contact:

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?
In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.



I wish I could have been with you that one last time.

True Scytale
Posts: 3
Joined: 05 Aug 2008 04:49
Location: Adrift in a powindah universe
Contact:

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?!
Dear Heathen,

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...

User avatar
SadisticCynic
Posts: 2044
Joined: 07 Apr 2009 09:28
Location: In Time or in Space?

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)
Ah English, the language where pretty much any word can have any meaning! - A Thing of Eternity

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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. :)

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18235
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

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.
Image
Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
~Pink Snowman

User avatar
ionah
Posts: 32
Joined: 15 May 2009 12:32

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"
Image
Image
Image

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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....) ;)
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

Postby Omphalos » 12 Jun 2009 17:55

I just call him "Timmy." Tends to resolve the pronunciation problems.

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

Postby Tleszer » 12 Jun 2009 21:24

Timah? T-TIMAH! :character-cartman:
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

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:

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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!
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"

User avatar
SadisticCynic
Posts: 2044
Joined: 07 Apr 2009 09:28
Location: In Time or in Space?

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.
Ah English, the language where pretty much any word can have any meaning! - A Thing of Eternity

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

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:

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

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:

Ha-ha! :orcs-buttshake:
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

Postby Tleszer » 13 Jun 2009 22:34

Image

What do you have to say about that? :lol:
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

Postby Omphalos » 13 Jun 2009 23:05

Looks like the head of Ben Kingsley as Ghandi.

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

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."

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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:

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Re: Scytale - Face Dancer to Master

Postby Omphalos » 14 Jun 2009 01:05

I said nothing. I was typing.

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

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:

User avatar
Freakzilla
Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
Posts: 18235
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:

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.

:?:
Image
Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
~Pink Snowman