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Quantum Vibe / Re: Balmier?
« Last post by 0z79 on November 03, 2017, 07:14:56 pm »
Dictionary.com disagrees with you.

Your comic, your colloquialisms. It's not like I'm trying to get banhammnered for disagreeing with the author. Please, be gentle kind sir!!
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on November 03, 2017, 05:26:40 pm »
Pretty good summery by Sio:


Look at "Adam's" eyeglasses. The shape is the GamerGate symbol. So that's who Adam symbolizes.

I think "Fred" isn't a dickhead, he's a neckbeard. He's all neck. A FEDORA-WEARING neckbeard, which the Urban Dictionary associates with the 'Chans (4-chan and 8-chan in particular -- if there's other chans, I'm not familiar with them).

The Dude...maybe because Scott really liked "The Big Lebowski" a lot? Maybe the Dude stands for those of us who aren't Gamer Gaters or Fedora-wearing neckbeards, who just like to lay back in a bathrobe, do some serious drugs, and go bowling once in a while. I'm not sure, I never watched the movie. I hate bowling. I saw an article associating the Dude with Millennials by some strange mental gyrations. Maybe Dude represents Millennials? Frankly, I don't think so. I just think he's a lazy man who's looking for that one rug that pulls the whole room together. He just...abides.

So we have the 'chans, Gamer Gate, and the Man who Abides. And Kek, who I'll bet is a bit of a hedonist, just looking for what feels good.

But all of them together, well, they like to exchange the brewed coffee with Folger's Crystals, just to watch the fun.

page=1689

The Dude says "She really brings the room together "

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"this we cannot abide. "
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on November 03, 2017, 05:19:02 pm »
http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1696 "Right now none of the player races, or even all of them together, can resist a serious assault from them. It's just futile." homage to the Borg.

page=1697 "Kek: I told you that was a lame name, Fred."  | http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Borg_Queen "The appearance of the Borg Queen in First Contact was a controversial one in the Star Trek universe... "

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1702 nod to Thunderf00t https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Mason

page=1713 "Vexatious vixen" -  Piers Anthony "Yon ill wind" (probably an earlier reference somewhere I'm missing too)

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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Skull the Troll on November 03, 2017, 10:33:56 am »
1721 - Shades of Monty Python's Black Knight.  "It's just a flesh wound."

Also the effect of him losing the limbs is very much like the way the programs took damage in Tron: Legacy.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Redwood Elf on November 03, 2017, 09:42:21 am »
1721 - Shades of Monty Python's Black Knight.  "It's just a flesh wound."

Theo's Head in the box: "Alright, we'll call it a draw."
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Balmier?
« Last post by Redwood Elf on November 03, 2017, 09:41:25 am »
Well Dictionary.com also gives the massively overused "wrong" definition of "Decimate" as definition 1 instead of 3.  So many people confused "Decimate" for "Devastate" that the word got changed.
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If you are going to focus on the similarities and disregard the differences, then there are maybe 6 original stories in existence, and everything else is just a knock off.
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It's not the differences we're talking about here, it's the SIMILARITIES. Where's that "missing the point" meme again?  :D
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Balmier?
« Last post by Scott on November 02, 2017, 08:47:52 am »
Dictionary.com disagrees with you.
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Quantum Vibe / Balmier?
« Last post by 0z79 on November 02, 2017, 05:14:49 am »
Respectfully, Mr. Bieser... are you sure you don't mean "barmier", rather than "balmier"? Because "barmy" means that one is insane, whereas "balmy" is a word to describe the weather... at least, as far as I know.
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