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October 14th, 2007, 12:49 pm

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Reply abies, October 14th, 2007, 12:55 pm

right, so... Ok, Chel. Here's what's up with the turle. I was wandering around the comic page ether when this turtle came up to me. He looked at me. I looked back. I said, "look, Vi's got a full house as it is. She's busy. There's going to be plot."
The turtle kept on looking.
"No, really. You won't be comfortable. "
The turtle managed to look hurt, lost and alone.
What would you have done?

So now there's a turle. 'Cause I'm a sucker for big helpless eyes or reptiles.

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Reply ChelonianBlue, October 14th, 2007, 1:38 pm

Nerd Goofs: Best of '07 So I know no one's picked up on this yet, because no one's read this yet, but for future readers with a basic knowledge of Greek and Latin: sorry. I should have looked up the roots I used in forming the word homicthyus before posting....It was supposed to mean fish-human, right? Except "hom" is the Latin root for man, and "icthyus" is from the Greek for fish.

So I feel really dumb, but on a kind of superior level.

Anyway, after thinking it through, I'm not going to go back and change it, purely for aesthetics. I don't want to change it entirely to Greek because the Greek root for man is "anthro," which brings to mind anime characters with fox ears and tails. And Latin for fish is "pisces," and come on, hompisces? Homopisces? Homipisces? Don't like it. So we're sticking with flawed little hybrid homicthyus simply because it looks better.

And Abies--nice job on the anonymity--and excellent handling of the turtle. Hey. You know me and turtles. Go chelonians!

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Reply Gibson Twist, October 24th, 2007, 11:07 pm

This is odd and cool. I'm glad to see this page has been darkened to make it easier to read. I'll be looking forward to more.

First fan!

Reply abies, October 29th, 2007, 3:11 pm

Rock on! Chel! Chel! We have a fan!

I sound excitable, don't I?

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