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A few weeks ago (well, more like 30), I decided to try my hand at fan-fiction. The best part about writing your own stories based on...whatever...is that you can borrow from the game/TV show/book etc. without being bound to the "rules" that the producers, game developers put down. You can do almost anything, which I like, because some of hte options that Bethesda gives you I don't care for, so I can "skirt around" these issues without them damaging my story. If you're interested in reading this work in progress (I post a new chapter each Sunday), see the most recent one here. If you like, there's a list of previous chapters to read on each page.
America's first newspaper was called "Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick." No that's not mispelled; that's how they spelled alot of things back in 1690. It was a folded three panel sheet of paper (sort of like the maps you get a hotels), and was printed in Boston on September 25th by two men named Benjamin Harris and Richard Pierce…
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Ever thought snow was fun? There's a chance we will get some today, but slim. Sure, snow can be fun (I've gotten into a few snow ball fights when it did), but its a little too cold for my taste. And it gets your clothes and coat wet when it melts. Mostly the snow that we get is a kind of small, hard ice granules, not the fluffy white stuff.
In 1964, hairspray surpassed lipstick as the most popular cosmetic ad.
Must've been all them beehive hairdo's.
Ever had someone pronounce/spell your first or last (or both) name wrong?
- Third was happened only once. Lucky for you!
- Second was never happens. You must have an easy-to-spell name, like Sally or Dave or John.
- And first was all the time, but it really doesn't really bother me. Do you use anger management? Should I...? ... Nah...I'm just fine.
Should skill books and magazines have some readable content (like in Elder Scrolls), or no viewable content, the way they are now?
- Third was comment! I'd like to have pages to read. Less guesswork on my part. …
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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! First things first: Happy New Year! Following a board meeting, we have named the 2016 Nukapedian of the Year, runner-up, and Best Newcomer.
This year, it was very hard for the board to pick the winner, as all candidates have shown great dedication in their contributions. The board eventually considered SierraX and SSJ3 Rusticus as the two favorites from the five nominations, but they were hard to compare as both have had a very different kind of impact on Nukapedia this year. While a tie would have been a better representation of our discussion, in the end only one could be the winner, and we decided to pick SSJ3 Rusticus as his contributions have been more continuous throughout the year.
Congratulations to this year's Nukapedian of the Year: SSJ3 Rusticus!
Rusticus was active on the discussion boards while no-one on the Wikia was already caring about it. He jumped out from the other users, which made Wikia propose him to us as a discussions moderator, a job h…
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Ever had someone spell your name wrong, even when you just told them how to spell it? First name, or maybe last name? Both? I've lost count how many times someone's spelled my last name wrong. Used to happen more often with my first name, but not so much anymore. Sometimes, they even add letters to your name(s) that weren't even there in the first place and you're left to wonder "How did you come up with that?!" Or subtract letters, which is just about as bad, but somehow not as insulting as added alphabets. Some people even pronounce it wrong, even when you just told them what it was. Then you think, "What, you think you can pronounce it better? Its my last name!"
According to old lore, clothes washed for the first time when the moon is full will not last long.
It is up to you if you want to believe in that old superstition or not.
Do you have any sort of "tradition" you follow on Christmas?
- Third was that you follow others' sometimes, but don't have any of your own. Does that include the…
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Following the results from our vote, as well as those from our board meeting, we have produced your 2016 Nukapedian of the Year top 5!
SierraX and SSJ3 Rusticus shared the first place in the popular poll! After a tense tie breaker which even had to come down to using a random number generator to determine a winner, ArthurMaxson was added as third candidate chosen by the community. The board decided to follow the voice of the community and picked Hauganz and Auntyanne as their 2 candidates.
Your board members were:
Thank you to everyone who voted and/or helped this event reach a bigger audience!
Stay tuned for full results, which will be announced on New Years Day!
- Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 23:04, December 27, 2016 (UTC)
Hey everyone! I'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, close to all the people that you love.
As some of you may know, we have a three-way tie for the third spott in the popular vote. Thus, we will have a tiebreaker round between the three candidates, with only one of them advancing. As in the previous vote, please cast your vote by replying under the main comment containing the name of the user you intend to support. You may vote only once, by replying with the username or with "Aye" in the comment. Please only vote for 1 candidate, if you vote on multiple candidates, your votes will be removed. After removal, you are free to vote again for 1 candidate (same rules apply as before). Only registered users may participate (anonymous users feel free to create an account). Only votes placed under the right post will be taken into consideration. This vote will run for at least 24 hours. After 24 hours, the vote may run a bit longer to avoid another tie. If the candidates are still tied w…Read more >
That time of year again and my hatred of Christmas returns. Has been there since I heard the first blasted song in a store. Also when they started the blasted specials of TV shows and even had rock Christmas songs on the radio. Blegh. If it was a real holiday and not some clapped together monstrosity, I would like it, but the more and more I read about how mish mashed it is with all sorts of old not-even-heard-of-anymore celebrations, the more I disliked it. For the full list, see here.
Last year I had all the facts on how Christmas is not even a real holiday. This year, I have something else in the "holiday" vein: At the end of the old song "Twelve Days of Christmas," the recipient has gotten 364 presents. Just one shy of one for each day of the year.
I hope they liked them all, or things'll be awkward.
Ever named a pet an odd name?
- Third was that you pick perfectly normal names. Make sure you pick a different name than other what your neighbor's dog is named. You might find them coming whe…
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Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the second stage of NotY 2016!
In this stage you will be able to vote for your favourite candidate, with the top 3 moving on to become three of the top five. Note that this is a return to the older system, as we now have plenty of candidates again. This year, the vote will produce three of the top five, and the board will choose the remaining two.
This year, voting will be done by replying to the post I make under this blog with the name of the candidate of your preference. Please only vote on 1 candidate, if you vote on multiple candidates, your votes will be removed. After removal, you are free to vote again for 1 candidate (same rules apply as before). Please don't use the replies that are used for voting (so as replies to the posts I'll make with the candidates their name) for off-topic discussions. Discussions are allowed in blog comments that are started by yourself or other wikia users. If there is something that isn't clear, feel free to le…
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I never got around to naming the dog. Its been 6 years and she doesn't have any more of a name than "dog" or "the dog." Not that I'm the only one; dad calls her "dog" and "the dog" as well. Mom sometimes does, but mostly she calls her Trotsky (don't ask why). I named the cats when they were kittens, and I've named a nice cat that came from somewhere and now hangs around here, but I've had the dog longer than anyone and we've never called her anything than what she is. Maybe I should feel bad about it, but I don't. Mostly I laugh at the fact that all we do is call her "dog." Not that she had a great name before; she was the neighbor's dog, and as it is a long-standing Southern tradition to have two first names, the dog was named "Precious Devianna" which I think is about as dumb as a name you can get. "Dog," in all its nameless glory, is at least better than that.
Those of you familiar with the United States Declaration of Independence might remember that the first and biggest name at th…
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Welcome to the Nukapedian of the Year awards!!!
As Christmas and New Year are at our doorsteps, we will have our annual contest to show appreciation for those users who have had a great influence on our Wikia this year. As many of you may remember from previous years, the Nukapedian of the Year is to be the user who has had the greatest positive influence on the Wikia in the year 2016. The very idea of "positive influence" is open to interpretation, so its definition may vary between each user. In the past years, this blog series had been organized by one of our former admins, Skire, who sadly resigned this year. I'm honored though to continue this tradition this year and would like to thank him for giving us the great tradition.
Here we have the first stage of the contest: nominations.
To nominate someone, post his/her username in a comment indicating a nomination, along with an optional reason, e.g.:
“I nominate __________, (optional:) for ___________.”
Anyone who is nominated and wants …
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