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#21 User is offline   Abyss 

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:52 AM

GotMism - catch-all explanation when something in GotM seems to contradict anything from a later book (notably (minor spoilers)
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:32 PM

This thread is stupid.

Just kidding, it made me smile.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:23 PM

Wow! I get my own abbreviation. I guess I should feel honoured... And maybe thank the Academy, my family, God etc.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:45 PM

You're missing Sexually Transmitted ThursDay, and stone monkey can be shorted to both SM and stonkey. Also I'M NOT CAUSTIC YOU CHUCKLEFUCKS
Hello, soldiers, look at your mage, now back to me, now back at your mage, now back to me. Sadly, he isnít me, but if he stopped being an unascended mortal and switched to Sole Spice, he could smell like heís me. Look down, back up, where are you? Youíre in a warren with the High Mage your cadre mage could smell like. Whatís in your hand, back at me. I have it, itís an acorn with two gates to that realm you love. Look again, the acorn is now otataral. Anything is possible when your mage smells like Sole Spice and not a Bole brother. Iím on a quorl.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:52 AM

Courtesy of Shiara

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:07 AM

another fairly common one is CriGs fro Crimson Guard (to distinguish from the Crippled God, who is just CG. 4

and some people tend to put a small "t" to denote the "the" in book titles. , so that you may occasionally run into people referring to tBH when they mean Book 6.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

Good initiative.
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

I keep seeing the abbreviation TOLL, but i don't know what it is.
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:57 AM

Could you show us a thread or give us a sentence for context?

Could just be somebody referring to Toll the Hounds.

EDIT: Obviously it must be TOLL = The Of Lees laughter's (end)

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

And or Toll the Hounds.

Less of Laughters End: LoLE

Something's wrong.

This post has been edited by HoosierDaddy: 19 July 2014 - 06:12 AM

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:41 AM

View PostApt Hoc, on 19 July 2014 - 05:57 AM, said:

Could you show us a thread or give us a sentence for context?

Could just be somebody referring to Toll the Hounds.

EDIT: Obviously it must be TOLL = The Of Lees laughter's (end)


This Thread:
http://forum.malazan...fficial-policy/
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

View PostAertheron, on 21 July 2014 - 07:41 AM, said:

View PostApt Hoc, on 19 July 2014 - 05:57 AM, said:

Could you show us a thread or give us a sentence for context?

Could just be somebody referring to Toll the Hounds.

EDIT: Obviously it must be TOLL = The Of Lees laughter's (end)


This Thread:
http://forum.malazan...fficial-policy/


That is Toll (TOLL) the Hounds. 100000000%.

8th book in the series, after RG and before DoD. Toll is 1000% Toll the Hounds.
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 21 July 2014 - 08:17 AM, said:

View PostAertheron, on 21 July 2014 - 07:41 AM, said:

View PostApt Hoc, on 19 July 2014 - 05:57 AM, said:

Could you show us a thread or give us a sentence for context?

Could just be somebody referring to Toll the Hounds.

EDIT: Obviously it must be TOLL = The Of Lees laughter's (end)


This Thread:
http://forum.malazan...fficial-policy/


That is Toll (TOLL) the Hounds. 100000000%.

8th book in the series, after RG and before DoD. Toll is 1000% Toll the Hounds.


That is what I tought, but as it says : TtH - Toll the Hounds in this thread, Is it maybe possible either to add it to this thread, or to explain it in the thread I linked?
Just to avoid confusion.
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

TOLL= Toll the Hounds
TtH = Toot the Horns
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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:42 PM

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 21 July 2014 - 08:17 AM, said:

Toll is 1000% Toll the Hounds.

Not to be pedantic, but "Toll" is only like 30% of "Toll the Hounds".
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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:11 AM

It's like ~27% if you include the spaces...
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 12:50 AM

I hate abbreviations period..they drive me nuts. Not only do I rarely remember them, so spend most of my time being lost among them, but I think it denotes general laziness in the poster who can't be bothered with simply typing out a name. That said, it fits the books series perfectly to have a complex, overlong, and confusing system..so I'm completely in favor of it. :-P

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 02:21 PM

View PostTru, on 12 November 2014 - 12:50 AM, said:

I hate abbreviations period..they drive me nuts. Not only do I rarely remember them, so spend most of my time being lost among them, but I think it denotes general laziness in the poster who can't be bothered with simply typing out a name. That said, it fits the books series perfectly to have a complex, overlong, and confusing system..so I'm completely in favor of it. :-P


But but but... you abbreviated I am as I'm!!!

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I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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