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Shinobi is 40 years old today!

Discussion in 'Greetings, Hello, Goodbye' started by MistressArwen, Aug 23, 2010.


  1. Hey thats interesting, can work out all the people behind names?
     
  2. safara

    safara Pamwe Chete

    True - mankind as a rule is horrible, irrespective of race.
    Nope, I think you will find that there were some people living there before Bartholomew Diaz (from Portugal) got to the Cape of Good Hope.
    Correct, many things have been done throughout history that subjugate one race/religion against another. Why pick on RSA as a prime reason, there are many more that are more blatant.

     
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  3. Here's a quick one for you. The word narfi Im guessing is derived from the Show Animaniacs, in particular from the Pinky & The Brain sketch where Pinky, the clumsy comic relief character would often utter words like zort and narf after particularly poignant (?) statements. Adding an i to the end of that word denotes a certain whimsey, which is also reflected in your avatar image. The word narf however reflects nothing of your personality other than a love of cartoons. Adding the whimsey added by the i, you likely take much of what goes on over the internet very lightly and impersonally, and reciprocate by giving readers very little information about who you are. You may expect the reader to take things as lightly as you take them, or at least in a similar context. If you were Shinobi you would use distant logic, familiar speech, and a laccsadaisical attitude to trick the reader.

    "Im Shinobi, but youll never know."

    Cuilwenevey, I have no idea what your name even comes close to meaning. Theres vowels and consonants there arranged in a way that makes it sound Welsh, but Im just not familiar with that area of the world. It could mean absolutely nothing at all, it could be a further play on fantasy much like Arwyn (which is also welsh in its construction). If you were Shinobi you would be the actual Shinobi, obscure and anonymous, with extra accounts crafted to suit your various interests as you chose to express them!

    Howd I do? :-)

    Rockchick, you can only really get -- at best -- a glimpse at a person through the name theyve chosen. It wont tell you everything, or even close to everything about them. But it will tell you some clues about them. The rest is all context, and its not exactly a science. Something like this is best used only for fun. I liken it to phrenology --- its pseudoscience.

    Take my name for example, again -- full name this time -- Edward Magyar Republic
    All three are polysyllabic words. This denotes a draw towards the complicated. All three are classical words. This illustrates a love of descriptiveness, and possibly a cultural bias. All three end with a consonant. A consonant is a harsh sound. This may indicate decisiveness or prejudice. Ive already analyzed the word Magyar. The word Edward is old world. Its pick likely has something to do with a certain life outlook. The word Republic is an unusual pick for a name. It might symbolize a certain predilection toward consensus. Altogether, just on my name, you could guess that I am a person who enjoys history, has a defined view on things, is quick to offer a conclusion, and puts that conclusion up for popular scrutiny.

    Names can tell you alot!
     
  4. narfi

    narfi Lost

    For something a little more morbid check out Norse mythology :P
     
  5. Interesting. You know, I've never been a fan of the Loki mythology! Something about it has always rubbed me the wrong way. The whimsey interpretation still applies because of the particular ties of Loki to shapeshifting and through that shapeshifting both assisting and causing havoc with the Norse pantheon. Narfi was both the son of Loki and the brother of the Fenris wolf, who killed Narfi in order to use his entrails to bind Loki, putting his havoc to rest. This interpretation would hint at you seeing yourself as a sort of governing force --- that which if the world were left without chaos would be left unchecked. As the Narfi reference is rather obscure it could be said that you might not want to be actively seen in this way. At any rate it adds meaning to the term "Narf" used in Animaniacs as well. Brain was often concocting plans to take over the world, and though Pinky was often seen bumbling about, it was his actions who were often instrumental in restraining Brain. If you were Shinobi, given this interpretation, you might portray mischief with the Shinobi character, only to govern yourself with the Narfi character. As your own enemy you would both elude detection and present a nearly unsolvable puzzle to the forum readers. You would be a master of riddles!

    Better?

    I feel like Ive learned something cool today. Thanks!
     
  6. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    I would say, no apology necessary, because I was glued to every word you wrote, and I actually learned a lot, so thank you. Your post was very eloquently written, and with great passion, so I for one absolutely appreciated it. :)
     
  7. Well, you tried. But really my name Cuilwen is my real name but in a language that is not spoken by the humans, but by elves.

    Cuilwen = Evelyne

    the evey part is my nick name that i grew up listening to from the time i was 10 yrs old

    (^_^)
     
  8. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Tolkien based many of his languages on existing speech. Particularly, he drew from old Nordic languages and, like Magyar indicated, Welsch. So he was not as far off as you might think ;)

    That's the one thing I love about the Tolkien stories. The guy was a purist. He didn't just throw some syllables together and called it a language, but he actually had many many pages of background history on the development of the language, and constructed them in such ways that they actually could have been used in some way or another.
     
  9. MistressArwen

    MistressArwen Smile, makes someones day

    o thats quite easy. PMing with uncle Jandre via Facebook asking questions and posting here at the same time. Ask my mom :)
     
  10. Lykke TheNun

    Lykke TheNun Lootius bless you all!


    .. you use her facebook account????
     
  11. MistressArwen

    MistressArwen Smile, makes someones day

    Nope I have my own facebook account, so does my Mom and ofc jandre has one too. Just to clarrify we also PM via skype ofc so its not all facebook. Dont worry, i am a 16 Year old girl and not Shinobi lol even tho to some here it may be the ultimate in roleplaying. Gotto admit tho, I enjoy all the mystery surrounding me and my connection with Shinobi hi hi hi hi
     
  12. Lykke TheNun

    Lykke TheNun Lootius bless you all!

    Yes I know, because i have your "mom" on facebook, but don't recall to have seen you.
     
  13. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    Sorry, but ... even taking into account exceptions to the rule, and reviewing your posts at this forum, you do not write with an adolescent maturity. My specialty IRL is developmental psychology, even though I teach other facets of the discipline as well, and with all due respect, I'm not buyin' it. Something just isn't adding up for me here, because ... reactions and responses to what some are potentially insinuating are not met with the mentality of a 16 year old ... even a more mature one.

    I'm really scratching my head on this one MsArwen.
     
  14. MistressArwen

    MistressArwen Smile, makes someones day

    Grrrrrrr! Youre just being insulting now arent you? Not sure. You are showing signs of neurotic suspision. Tel me, how does that make you feel?
     
  15. MistressArwen

    MistressArwen Smile, makes someones day

    to clarify the matter, I used FB at first and only use it for "other stuff" and a close circle mostly family. basically photos and private chats. Then there Skype. Thats mostly used actaully. Sorry for the confusion. Please dont be angry:(

    BTW, HUGZZ for the pm ADMIN ;) Love to hear the sound of that language in VOIP ;) Havent a clue whats written please translate.
     
  16. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    Actually, not at all my dear ... I'm expressing an opinion based on observation, and how your posting just doesn't add up to a 16 year old for me. I said I didn't mean any disrespect, and I meant that genuinely, but perhaps I should have added smilies for emphasis? ;)
     
  17. MistressArwen

    MistressArwen Smile, makes someones day

    Ahem! Kay. :D Well...sounds like a compliment, like...u sayin Im more mature for my age? Hell yeah!:headbang: TYVM Maam! :yay: And my appologies for misleading you MS9:grouphug::bowdown:
     
  18. aridash

    aridash large throbbing member

    Tolkiens langauge uses alot of the Anglo Saxons and old English, though both are heavily influnced by germanic and nordic langauges. the welsh/celtic is given over to the Elves, with their history of druids and mysticism.

    as for Miss Arwen, i thought we had just accepted it as a non-controversial alt of Shinobi?
     
  19. MistressArwen

    MistressArwen Smile, makes someones day

    I dont know if I should laugh or cry, but whatever rows your boat.
     

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