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Spellcheck Muse!

Postby Mornara » Wed May 10, 2006 12:26 am

Ok, I've had this idea for a while now, and it just seems to be growing and mutating about as fast as Ebola when ignored, so tell me what you guys think!

One of the things I pride myself on is good names, and I go to a great deal of trouble and thought to get them just "right". However, Spellcheck laughs at me and spits out what it thinks I should name my characters. Needless to say, slightly different from what I was looking for, but fascinating none the less!! If Spell had it's way, I'd have Prince Ashtray, Lady Kenmare, Lord Aliased, and King Thrashing!

So, what I was considering, is a complete parody, using these names, and going absolutely crazy on the "plot", or more accurately, lack thereof. I would be interested to here opinions on this, or if someone wants to kick the idea around with me, let me know!
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Postby SchoolTheOld » Wed May 10, 2006 6:25 am

Will spellcheck be a character? Lol ;)
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Postby Mornara » Wed May 10, 2006 11:31 am

Spellcheck as a character? Why not! It could be the Supreme Creator of the wrold and all it's horrors! Maybe even what the characters try and destroy?
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Postby who me » Wed May 10, 2006 11:52 am

I like the Idea allot. if you did a serious plot with the spell check names it would be even funnier.
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Postby Spiderkeg » Fri May 19, 2006 9:28 pm

To be honest, I don't think Spellcheck should be the name of anyone. I think Spellcheck should be the name of the magic used in this fantasy setting.
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Postby aldan » Sat May 20, 2006 1:01 am

...or, perhaps you could re-spell it, "spelczech"...
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to open it and remove all doubt."
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Postby Mornara » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:32 am

Agh, I've been slipping up in keeping caught up in... Whoops, worlds starting to spin a bit fast there.

Um yeah, anyway. I haven't had a chance to work with this particular story, am trying desperately to get a couple of others done! But I'll play with the idea as soon as possible, and then post it for critique!

And half of spellchecks fits are due to letters switching places with each other, courtesy of a wonderful little nuisance called dyslexia. My computer really dislikes thier for some reason!
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Postby Magus » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:31 am

:rofl:

This idea sounds like it has some hilarious potential. I say go with it!
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Postby Spiderkeg » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:10 pm

Hmm, so this magic (Spellcheck) is completely neutral in origin. People are born with the ability to use such magic, however there is a twist. Those capable of reading aloud the magic words flawlessly are capable of acts of good. Those who are not so capable of reading the words aloud flawlessly (dyslexic?) cause all sorts of chaos and destruction.
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Postby Magus » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:28 pm

What if the God is Spell and magic, which comes from him, is called check. So a magician would hence be performing Spell's Check.

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Postby Mornara » Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:49 am

Also nice Magus! Dang, now I don't know which one will work the best. I'll not be getting at this for a while, I start 4 weeks of classes that will be 35 hours a week. This starts next week, so all I'll be doing for a while is sleeping, school, and checking forums!
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Postby thegreentick » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:41 pm

This is a very good idea. Satire is always fun. You must let me read this when you get some progress done on it.
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