Crawl is not the only game that features the quokka


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Post Saturday, 17th September 2011, 05:49

Crawl is not the only game that features the quokka

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Post Saturday, 17th September 2011, 06:39

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I've seen this article before - I think probably when I googled "quokka".

I'm sure they only reported this story because of the rhyme (at least in English English, where the "r" on the end of soccer is dropped).

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Post Saturday, 17th September 2011, 06:52

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Were they just kicking them randomly, or were they playing proper quokka soccer?
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Post Saturday, 17th September 2011, 11:47

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Grimm wrote:Were they just kicking them randomly, or were they playing proper quokka soccer?

I suspect the former and that the "soccer" is just journalistic license. Having said that, googling doesn't uncover the rules of quokka soccer so it's hard to say for sure.

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Post Saturday, 17th September 2011, 11:47

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I actually live in Perth, Western Australia across a small bit of ocean from Rottnest, the island that Quokkas live on.

Quokka Soccer is a well-known phenomenon; in my family it consisted of chasing or otherwise herding a quokka to one end of the front yard area of the holiday accomidation that was over there.

There are people who kick or otherwise abuse the poor things and this is also referred to as "Quokka Soccer"

Also, IRL Quokkas are really bloody adorable. They have big black beady eyes and tiny little paws. They are also mostly tame and will walk right up to you.

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Post Saturday, 17th September 2011, 16:28

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1. They do look cute as hell in the pictures.

2. In addition to Zot Defense we need a Quokka Soccer minigame.

3. mad, you are perfectly positioned to make some sort of LOLquokka involving a cut and pasted Crawl graphic.

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Grimm wrote:New race proposal: Ragged Claws.

J Arthur Prufrock the Ragged Claws.
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You wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
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Post Thursday, 29th September 2011, 20:54

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You knock the orc down!
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Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 07:46

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In the bailey the orcs come and go
Talking of Michelangelo.

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Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 08:30

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Talking of Eustachio, surely.
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Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 10:42

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Grimm wrote:Talking of Eustachio, surely.

Quite likely, but it ruins the scansion.

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I. THE BURIAL OF YOUR LATEST CHARACTER

Crawl is the cruellest game, breeding
Rages out of the calm nerd, mixing
Avarice and regret, stirring
Dull minds with fresh pain.
Nethack kept us warm, covering
Fighters in spoilerful blood, giving
A tender mage some dried reagents.
Angband surprised us, coming out of the Warwick county
With a shower of arrows; we stopped in the entranceway,
And went on in darkness, into the deep prison,
And drank potions, and fought for an hour.
Bin gar kein Roguer, spiel’ nur ADOM, echt Spass.
And when we were newbies, kibitzing with the elite players,
My buddy, he took me out on a trunk build,
And I was frightened. He said, stabbed9,
stabbed9, use that scroll. And down they went.
In the dungeons, there you feel tough.
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Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 21:41

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I think we need a new unique Quokka thats dressed up in a soccer uniform. lol

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Grimm wrote:Crawl is the cruellest game

New class proposal: Aesthete

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Only High Elves and Spriggans can become Aesthetes.
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Grimm wrote:Only High Elves and Spriggans can become Aesthetes.

I've often felt, though, that among our Orcish brethren there are some sensitive souls.

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Gronk the Hill Orc Aesthete.
You worship Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde is somewhat ambivalent about being worshipped by you.

...

You move the overstuffed chair into the corner.
You say, "That goes well with the drapes!"
Oscar Wilde rolls his eyes.

...

You try your hand at versifying.
You clear your throat and recite your newly-composed poem.
You hear a distant retching sound.

...

You enter the drawing room.
You see a High Elf Drama Critic.
You see a Spriggan Painter.
You see a High Elf Gallery Owner.
There is an uncomfortable silence.

...

You sip your tea.
You say, "Lucian Freud's paintings are sort of ugly."
There is an uncomfortable silence.
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Grimm wrote:Gronk the Hill Orc Aesthete.

You are invited to participate in a remake of a classic movie to be entitled "My Dinner with Blork".

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You attempt to mingle at the gallery opening.
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You get a little too drunk.
You blurt out, "I like paintings of animals!"

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Post Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 21:33

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You try more versifying and read the results aloud.
All the monsters around you seem to shudder with pain.
You wonder if you are on to something after all...

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Post Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 21:53

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New class proposal: Combat Poet.
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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 08:05

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Grimm wrote:New class proposal: Combat Poet.

Grimm wrote:New class proposal: Jester. Featuring the new Jokes skill, he defeats monsters with his wit, either winning them to his side or making them collapse in a storm of guffawing.

Confidence Interval wrote:But you could be in big trouble if your Badinage level isn't high enough.

Like the Jester, only majoring in Odes rather than Badinage?

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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 11:09

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Grimm wrote:Gronk the Hill Orc Aesthete.

You are invited to participate in a remake of a classic movie to be entitled "My Dinner with Blork".

"My Dinner with Purgy" has more of a ring to it.
You fall off the wall. You have a feeling of ineptitude.
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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 12:57

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Stormfox wrote:"My Dinner with Purgy" has more of a ring to it.

Yes, I like that better.

I have failed to come up with a Crawl equivalent of Last Year at Marienbad.

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Confidence Interval wrote:I have failed to come up with a Crawl equivalent of Last Year at Marienbad.

I feel your pain.

Confidence Interval wrote:
Grimm wrote:New class proposal: Combat Poet.

Grimm wrote:New class proposal: Jester. Featuring the new Jokes skill, he defeats monsters with his wit, either winning them to his side or making them collapse in a storm of guffawing.

Confidence Interval wrote:But you could be in big trouble if your Badinage level isn't high enough.

Like the Jester, only majoring in Odes rather than Badinage?

The Combat Poet is quite distinct from Jester, as much so as Fighter is from Gladiator. The Jester incites uncontrollable laughter. Monsters smile when they see him coming. Whereas the Combat Poet kills directly with words: his poems hurt.
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Grimm wrote:the Combat Poet kills directly with words: his poems hurt.

Like this?

"During a recitation by their Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent, of his poem, Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning, four of his audience members died of internal hemorrhaging, and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council, survived by gnawing one of his own legs off... "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogon_poetry#Poetry

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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 15:05

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Precisely.
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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 15:27

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You recite Vogon-style poetry.
The kobold clutches its ears in pain!
The kobold dies.
Your Iambic Pentameters skill increases to level 10!

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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 15:43

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Amy Lowell the Combat Poet.
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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 21:25

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Walt Whitman the Combat Poet.
You sing the body electric.
You hear a mighty clap of thunder!
The lightning arc hits Nikola.
The lightning arc hits you!
Ouch! That really hurt!

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Post Monday, 3rd October 2011, 21:36

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You know I should go with the body electric line for the electric golem quote.
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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 05:54

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Grimm wrote:You know I should go with the body electric line for the electric golem quote.

I second this suggestion. Good Whitman/Bradbury double reference.
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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 09:40

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Grimm wrote:You know I should go with the body electric line for the electric golem quote.

I also suggest Whitman's Song of the Broad-Axe - for a broad axe quote, you understand:

Weapon shapely, naked, wan,
Head from the mother's bowels drawn,
Wooded flesh and metal bone, limb only one and lip only one,
Gray-blue leaf by red-heat grown, helve produced from a little seed sown,
Resting the grass amid and upon,
To be lean'd and to lean on.

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 15:04

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Someone's already added that one.
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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 15:07

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Must have been an aesthete.

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 18:47

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 21:46

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I think I can definitively declare that this thread has gone off topic.

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 22:40

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Yeah let's get back to quokkas, which is what we came here for. Quokkas.
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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 07:05

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Right. Now, I'd say that quokkas, as well as playing football, are the archetypal American writers.

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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 07:11

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There'll be little dissension on that point, from any quarter.

They are however in danger of salivating themselves to death. I found a pretty cherry quote about that for the ingame quokka. Should appear in trunk in a week or two.
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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 08:11

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Grimm wrote:They are however in danger of salivating themselves to death.

I heard about that in that movie, Meet the Quokkas.

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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 08:24

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I'm trying to work up something along the quokka/cracker pun line but nothing's coming.
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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 08:49

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Grimm wrote:I'm trying to work up something along the quokka/cracker pun line but nothing's coming.

I feel your pain.

An odd little creature, the quokka
Little fockers! They play quokka soccer
One bit on my head
And left me quite dead
Then stashed all my gold in its locker.

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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 14:41

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The Who got it a little wrong
With their songs of Mods and Rockers
They should have loaded Dungeon Crawl
And got stuck into Gods and Quokkas

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