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Post Post #1800  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:48 am

Nom Firebringer for Mastina Alt

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Post Post #1801  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:06 pm

In post 1800, Hectic wrote:Nom Firebringer for Mastina Alt

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Post Post #1802  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:11 pm

Towards which user?

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Post Post #1803  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:12 pm

good question
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Post Post #1804  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:23 pm

yes
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Post Post #1805  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:49 pm

probably both
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Post Post #1806  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:34 pm

Now, before you default to "Shut up, Jingle." or "You're an idiot, Jingle." or "Underwear go inside your pants, Jingle." this is at least an 80% serious nomination.

Nom RadiantCowbells for Alien Ant Framer.

Does RadiantCowbells need a new title? I think the answer to this is yes. Over the years, he's had several, and Smooth Criminal was arguably the most fitting. I'm not arguing a return to Smooth Criminal (he's good at scum, but I can't remember the last time he went an entire game without being wagoned out of paranoia at least once) and I'm not saying Solid Criminal is a bad shift over that as it fits the newbells better than smooth criminal does now. OTOH, Solid Criminal just doesn't feel special to Raybells in the way that it could. It's true, in that I'm fairly certain that Raybells is at least mostly solid and good at playing scum, but there are any number of solid scummers that play scum well. It's a title that fits, instead a special title. It also completely ignores that Raybells isn't good at scum at the expense of his other play.

So let's examine my suggestion:

Alien, in mafia terms, is a role that is very strong as both town and scum. In fact, in smaller games Alien makes sense as the majority (or even entirety) of the power for a game. Alien, as a faction, is a shorthand term for a scumteam that is so powerful that they need a significant nerf (a single nightkill per game). Both of these show the strength of the seal as both factions, a capability of shifting the game to win as either faction nigh singlehandedly.

Framer, similarly, is a role that is difficult to play well. You have to figure out how to get a cop to target your choice or accurately figure out that a cop will be investigating a town player. More importantly to the title though, when applied correctly, Framer can get a lynch on even the strongest town player when it would normally be nigh impossible. This is a clear reference to RC's ability to push through lynches through sheer force of personality. It doesn't hurt that Raybells has been known to fake a guilty to get a lynch from time to time (and isn't that exactly what a Framer does, mechanically?).

Ant, here is a reference to the ability of ants to lift weights much larger than their own, and also the propensity of some ants to scream at you while suicide bombing out of trees. Actually, no it isn't, but I needed to include it for the pun so it stays.

The core of this title, however, is much simpler. Alien Ant Farm sings the song Smooth Criminal. Smooth Criminal was RC's title for like, decades. This isn't a username pun. This isn't an avatar pun. This isn't even a behavioral pun. This, right here, is our chance to award a title that is a title pun. And it fits.
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Post Post #1807  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm

Does RC put Framers in setups he mods, though?
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Post Post #1808  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:34 pm

I think you've outpunned yourself Jingle.

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Post Post #1809  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:37 pm

Jingle would never make a corny pun on a day of the week that does not end in y.
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Post Post #1810  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:39 pm

In post 1807, popsofctown wrote:Does RC put Framers in setups he mods, though?


God no, that role is terrible.

But he COULD.
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Post Post #1811  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:40 am

Is it bad that I read that as alien ant farmer?
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Post Post #1812  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:27 am

that is the pun

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Post Post #1813  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:50 am

In post 1810, Jingle wrote:
In post 1807, popsofctown wrote:Does RC put Framers in setups he mods, though?


God no, that role is terrible.

But he COULD.

Challenge accepted. 7 Cop/2 Framer Open Micro, go!
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Post Post #1814  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:50 pm

7cop1framer1gf
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Post Post #1815  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:05 pm

nominate zoraster for organized crime
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Post Post #1816  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:09 pm

Disorganized Crime would be a topical joke on the forum organization

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Post Post #1817  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:11 pm

oh i would very much like that

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Post Post #1818  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:12 pm

i consider it the highest honor when psyche supports my title-related decisions

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Post Post #1819  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:15 pm

That's excellent.
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Post Post #1820  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:16 pm

aw shucks

yes that seems a balanced response

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Post Post #1821  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:27 pm

i like organized crime
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Post Post #1822  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:58 pm

nth Disorganised Crime Holy shit that works so well for the forum disaster.
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Post Post #1823  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:00 pm

nth whatever title is suggested below this post for the person named by the post below that
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Post Post #1824  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:02 pm

+1 Disorganised Crime
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