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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011 edited
     

    My website – www.conjugalfelicity.com – was disabled today by my hosting service. Apparently they (and I) are getting sued by Sylvia Scott Gibson, author of the Latawnya the Naughty Horse books.

    For copyright infringement.

    This is going to be interesting.

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    Wow, I hope that turns out okay for you, Rorschach! We’re rooting for you.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     
    Didn't that happen once already?
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      CommentAuthorJeni
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     

    I have no idea who that is. What did you do?

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     

    I sporked some of her books, including quotations and a few images from the books.

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      CommentAuthorJeni
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     

    Ahhh, according to wikipedia, she is crazy. This all makes sense. She spends her day googling herself.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     
    Did you read the spork of "Spicy Stories" or whatever? That was plenty to convince me. tl;dr she thinks there's some vast conspiracy centered around keeping her family Down. The Man is in charge of it.
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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     

    http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuits/copyright-lawsuits/california-central-district-court/69614/sylvia-scott-gibson-v-amazon-com/summary/

    That’s a link to a copy of the lawsuit that Gibson recently filed against Amazon.com, Wikipedia, and Urban Dictionary. Filed it pro se (meaning she doesn’t have a lawyer and is representing herself). The lawsuit itself is full of typos and grammatical errors.

    Apparently she thinks that an article on Wikipedia is copyright infringement. And that people shouldn’t be allowed to resell her used books on Amazon.com.

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    If When you win this – you totally need to post a bit about this book on II. XD

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    Keep us posted! :D I’m intrigued as to how this will turn out…

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    When I saw the title of this thread, I was sure the Tesches were after you.

    Good luck. She really does sound crazy.

    From Wikipedia:

    In August 2010, the author filed a pro se lawsuit against Amazon.com, Urban Dictionary, and Wikimedia, objecting to Amazon’s placing the book in their catalog, and Urban Dictionary and Wikipedia describing it. The text of the lawsuit is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, and erroneously describes Urban Dictionary and Wikimedia as being located at the same geographical address.

    • CommentAuthorSlyShy
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2011
     

    Fight the good fight… in court!

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      CommentAuthorCurly
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011
     

    When I saw the title of this thread, I was sure the Tesches were after you.

    ditto. That would have been very interesting…

    Latawnya the Naughty Horse .Wait, really? Really? REALLY? Really? If the judge reads that and bursts out laughing before throwing the case out, I will be a happy man.

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    When I saw the title of this thread, I was sure the Tesches were after you.

    Same.

    Oooh, good luck with the crazies.

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      CommentAuthorEmil 1.4021
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011 edited
     

    You Americans and your wacky lawsuits ;P

    In Soviet Sweden, crazy gets sued.

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    If Rorschach gave credit and didn’t claim the text of the book as her own (and seriously, why would you want to?) the suit should be dismissed.

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    Same.

    Same again.

    If the judge reads that and bursts out laughing before throwing the case out, I will be a happy man.

    Amen.

    Good luck, Rorschach.
    Also, keep us posted. :-)

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    Woah tough break dude but I am sure this case will be thrown out of the window. Good luck.

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    I got sidetracked by memories of Latawnya and couldn’t read any further for the laughter.

    Dude, I’m fairly sure you will win this one. The fair use defence is on your side.

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    Not that it’s the be-all and end-all, but I think they’ll decide in your favour on this one.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2011
     

    Tee hee hee, Latawnya. Sorry for your troubles and I can give proper condolences in a moment, but LATAWNYA. I’d nearly forgotten about that thing. Lol!

    Wouldn’t this all fall under fair use as a parody/critique? Unless you were quoting/posting images of significant parts of the book, I don’t see how it would count. That’s why we’ve got fair use copyright laws, after all, to protect people who want to critique/parody things.

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      CommentAuthorWulfRitter
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2011
     

    I, too, thought that the Tesch Legal Machine TM was after you. It sounds like Gibson either has no idea what “fair use” means, or she’s one of those people who figures that any attention she can drum up = good attention. Getting sued sucks, but I wager you’ve got a good case. Good luck!

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    @ swenson: The Fair Use doesn’t stop you from being prosecuted, it’s just a really reasonable defence.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2011 edited
     

    @Steph – Yeah, I guess that’s true. Hopefully it’s a sufficient defense and this whole thing gets thrown out of court before anything happens.

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    So, Rorschach, what happened/is happening with this whole thing anyway?

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    @Steph the Phantasmagorical

    So, Rorschach, what happened/is happening with this whole thing anyway?

    The site’s been back up for some time, so I’d imagine that the issue was resolved.

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    I went and checked, though — no Latawnya the Naughty Horse (gigglesnort) to be seen anywhere.

    Also, Rorschach, INCLUDE A DAMN COMMENTS SECTION! I wanted so desperately to comment on Crabs: Human Sacrifice, and I couldn’t.

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
     

    Litigation (i.e. the Gibsons are fucking insane) is still ongoing. The judge should actually be ruling on Monday the 22nd on a motion for summary judgment (i.e. to dismiss the case). We’ll see how it goes.

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      CommentAuthorFalling
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
     
    Well all the best. Ridiculous that they would bother to go after a sporking.
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    lol

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    So?

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2011
     

    Still ongoing >.<

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    Are we allowed to come to the courthouse and cheer you on?

    We can wave pompoms and chant:

    The Gibsons are insane!
    The Gibsons are insane!
    In prison, people like them usually get shanked!
    Because they are insane!

    Ok, so it needs work.

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    @Inspector Karamazova

    In prison, people like them usually get shanked!

    Brilliant!

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    Well?

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    bq. Well?

    Well, well my Michelle?

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    Crabs: Human Sacrifice

    WHAT???
    :-o

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2011
     

    @Klutor

    It really exists.

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    See the Book Porn thread for pictorial evidence :)

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2011
     

    It’s a ridiculous book, by the way. The spork is excellent.

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    I’m not being sued anymore!

    The case was dismissed, as I discovered today, at long, long, long last. Actually, it was dismissed nearly a month ago. I found out today because the case had essentially been sitting in limbo for the past six months and was at the point where I’d practically forgotten about it (waiting to see if the Gibsons would continue pursuing the matter).

    So. That’s pretty sweet. And now I need to actually write up a few obscenely long articles about the lawsuit and the general hilarity that went along with it.

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      CommentAuthorLeliel
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    All’s well that ends in hilarity!

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    Oh, excellent. The whole thing was ludicrous to begin with, of course, but still nice to get it out of the way.

    And yes, you DO need to write something up about it. I want to hear all about it.

    Why’d it get dismissed, by the way? Judge decide it was just too stupid, or did Gibson drop the matter?

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    Maybe she forgot to wear her tinfoil spectacles, and The Man implanted subliminal suggestions through the television to make her drop the case?

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    And now I need to actually write up a few obscenely long articles about the lawsuit and the general hilarity that went along with it.

    Oh yes! I love seeing authorial madness in action!

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      CommentAuthorFell_Blade
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    Glad that’s settled. It was pretty stupid anyway.

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      CommentAuthorTheArmada
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    That is awesome. I look forward to a blow by blow account of the mayhem.

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    High five!

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012 edited
     

    Why’d it get dismissed, by the way? Judge decide it was just too stupid, or did Gibson drop the matter?

    bit of both, actually.

    I think my favorite part of this entire affair is that according to her Facebook, Sylvia Scott Gibson is writing a book about the “Internet Thieves Who Entered My Family Into Pornography”. Then again, she also said that she’s forgiven the internet thieves who did all this.

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      CommentAuthorFalling
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    Great success. I like.
    Awesome that it was thrown out. Really, really silly thing to be brought to court.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    I think my favorite part of this entire affair is that according to her Facebook, Sylvia Scott Gibson is writing a book about the “Internet Thieves Who Entered My Family Into Pornography”. Then again, she also said that she’s forgiven the internet thieves who did all this.

    What.

    Well…I guess it’ll be funny. And now you know that you’re famous. A wank author is going to write a book on how mean you were.

    Please put the spork back up. I’d love to see it.

    • CommentAuthorSlyShy
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    Glad to hear you are out of litigation!

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    “Internet Thieves Who Entered My Family Into Pornography”

    Is it bad that I really want to read this?

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
     

    I would love to read it as well, because it sounds hilarious.

    • CommentAuthorDarkes
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2012 edited
     
    bq. “Internet Thieves Who Entered My Family Into Pornography”

    THEY ARE HACKERS ON STEROIDS
    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2012
     

    “Internet Thieves Who Entered My Family Into Pornography”

    I’m sorry, but I’ve seen her family. They’re not attractive enough to be entered into pornography by internet thieves.

    And what kind of a sick person steals the internet?? Why is this not on the news?

    Ahem.

    Glad you’re out of litigation, Rorschach!

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    “Internet Thieves Who Entered My Family Into Pornography”

    What does that actually mean? How do you enter someone into pornography?

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      CommentAuthorRorschach
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2012
     

    Their grasp of the English language is not so good. Here’s a link:

    http://sylviagibson.blogspot.com/2012/08/latawnya-naughty-horse-learns-to-say-no.html

    I’ll be detailing this in full later on, but what it boils down to is they have no idea how search engines work.

    Essentially, they were suing a website because if you Googled “latawnya the naughty horse learns to say no to drugs pornography” it brought up a porn website that also had a messageboard where people were talking about the Latawnya the Naughty Horse book. Hence, entering her family into pornography – since the characters of the horses are her family’s names.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    it brought up a porn website that also had a messageboard where people were talking about the Latawnya the Naughty Horse book. Hence, entering her family into pornography – since the characters of the horses are her family’s names.

    Well, that’s what she gets for naming her characters after her family members. That sounds like a personal problem to me.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Wait, there’s actually someone named Latawnya? That’s an actual name on someone’s official birth certificate?

    Wow.

    <BehindTheName search…>

    Okay, looks like it is a phonetically-accented variation of LATANYA, which is listed as “Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TANYA.” TANYA being a diminutive of TATIANA, which was derived from the feminine derivation of Roman TATIUS.

    ... I’m SO glad it ended at Tatius, I swear BtN is like TVTropes.

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      CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    Yeah, Taku, never underestimate the ability of morons to come up with moronic children’s names.

    There was, honest to god, a student at my work named Le-a.

    Try to pronounce it, go on.

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      CommentAuthorApep
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Still, nothing can compare to one of my little brother’s classmates in elementary school: Latrina.

    I wish I were kidding.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    There was, honest to god, a student at my work named Le-a.

    Yeah that’s a lie. Don’t lie on the internet. I will always find out.

    Yeah, Taku, never underestimate the ability of morons to come up with moronic children’s names.

    There is absolutely nothing moronic about choosing a name other than “Dave” or “Sarah” for your child. This is a writing forum, right? Have some god damn creativity. We don’t need anymore Daves or Sarahs or Rachels.

    • CommentAuthorDarkes
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     
    There's unique, and then there's stupid.
    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    I’d rather be named Latawnya or Laquisha or LaFawnduh than Dave. Is your name Dave? I bet your name is Dave. Or Zach. You seem like a Zach. How does it feel to have someone shout your name in a crowded room and have no idea if they’re actually speaking to you, Zach?

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    I’d prefer Zach to Maquisher or something similar. Zach is the shortened form of Zachary which is a form of Zachariah, meaning God Remembers. Most of these new names are either a combination of two names or they don’t mean anything at all. So while you sacrifice a little on the originality, at least you name some depth to the name.

    This is coming from a person who constantly has people in her class with the same name, and who’s still happier with it than one that no one can pronounce without asking me.

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    How does it feel to have someone shout your name in a crowded room and have no idea if they’re actually speaking to you, Zach?

    I have a very common name. This happens a lot.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    Names are almost never chosen for their meaning so that’s a pretty irrelevant thing to bring up. People name their kids Zach because other people named their kids Zach and they think it sounds good. I have 3 friends named Zach. Do you think their parents had ‘god’ in mind when they named them? (I’ll give you a hint- they didn’t)

    I personally think Oswald and Thaddeus are stupid names and they both have meanings. What difference does that make? It doesn’t make them sound any less awkward. But I’d still rather be named Thaddeus than Dave or Zach.

    edit: if I sound bitter it’s because I too have a generic name. Probably one of the most generic names possible for a white guy

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    Getting kinda racist in here.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Getting kinda racist in here.

    Where?

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    Not you. But the undertone to some of these posts is “Haha, black people give their kids such stupid names.”

    • CommentAuthorDarkes
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     
    All I could think of was "this":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpTnwzt9kUc
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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    Names are almost never chosen for their meaning so that’s a pretty irrelevant thing to bring up. People name their kids Zach because other people named their kids Zach and they think it sounds good.

    Not necessarily. Most people I knew actually do choose based on the meaning. That’s where mine and my sister’s came in, as well as most of my friends.

    And yeah, there are plenty of people in the world who just might have God in mind with a name. I know a guy named Theodore. He was named that because it meant ‘gift of God’ and they hadn’t thought that they were going to have a kid. Not because of Teddy Roosevelt or the chipmunk.

    It does actually happen. Even today.

    Also, I’ve never actually met a Zach. Met way, way, way, too many people with names I had to see spelled out before I could properly say them though. While I’ll give that sound has a definite influence (hence not many Oswalds lately) but I think that meaning really does have a point. Hence why I prefer my name to something like Lucinda which was just flat made up by the guy who wrote Don Quixote.

    Also, you neglect to note that people also name their children for family.

    But the undertone to some of these posts is “Haha, black people give their kids such stupid names.”

    I didn’t really see that. Huh.

    I was thinking of some people I know (white) who think they they were being ‘original’ by making up names for their kids. They have this seriously pretentious attitude towards everyone around them for it too. It just sets my teeth on edge.

    And Sues. I’ve been reading about why too many Sue names lately. I’d like a character named Amy or Mary or Rachel in one of these books. It would be rather nice for a change.

    (Ironic for someone’s whose screen name is somewhat unpronounceable.)

    Edit@Nossus: I did wonder. I guess I’ve just kind of accepted it and developed a kind of liking for my name.

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      CommentAuthorKyllorac
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    As someone who has a unique name (you can find me just by Googling my first name, which is why I don’t give it out), there are times I seriously wish I had a common one. People always tell me I have a lovely name, but such compliments fall short when said people cannot correctly pronounce said name. My name is not Chillin. Or Chinchilla. And I am most definitely NOT Chow Mein, especially not if you’re shouting it in a crowded room.

    And don’t get me started on the… interesting attempts at spelling. Like Showlin. Which I think might have been an attempt at spelling Shaolin. And Killin.

    And the saddest thing is, I’ve given up on correcting people. There’s too many of them. @_x

    • CommentAuthorDarkes
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     
    bq. I’d rather be named Latawnya or Laquisha or LaFawnduh than Dave. Is your name Dave? I bet your name is Dave. Or Zach. You seem like a Zach. How does it feel to have someone shout your name in a crowded room and have no idea if they’re actually speaking to you, Zach?

    Nope, sorry. My name means "he who gives" in Hebrew.
    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    Also, I’ve never actually met a Zach.

    Quit trolling.

    All I could think of was this

    rofl

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      CommentAuthorKyllorac
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Quit trolling.

    ಠ_ಠ

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Maybe trolling isn’t the right word. Being unreasonable because for some reason an author they don’t like used an uncommon name.

    This is a trap that Anti-Shurtugal fell into. Yeah, you think that a particular author isn’t good at their job therefore everything about them is deserving of ridicule to the point of absurdity. Now you’re making fun of their names? I don’t think it’s racism but it’s definitely some kind of elitism.

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    It was mostly directed at Willow and Taku. Especially Taku. If somebody had said something with that kind of undertone about one of his pet causes, he’d post a three page cryfest about it.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012 edited
     

    They’re only making fun of the name because it’s used by an author that they think sucks. If it were MY name they wouldn’t say anything about it.

    Who’s Latawnya anyway? One of the author’s kids or something? Yeah make fun of a kid’s name. Be a generic Dave like everyone else and make fun of a kid because they’re different.

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      CommentAuthorKyllorac
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Aaand this is way, way off-topic.

    I’d suggest starting up a new thread to discuss the merits of unique names, if anyone wants to continue the discussion.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Quit trolling.

    Oh, I’m not trolling. Though your anger is rather amusing.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    I’m not angry.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Woah.

    There is absolutely nothing moronic about choosing a name other than “Dave” or “Sarah” for your child. This is a writing forum, right? Have some god damn creativity.

    I didn’t say it was moronic, for the record, I was surprised because it is nonconventional. In Australia, we the predominantly anglo+eastern european outer suburbs in which I was raised don’t get many nonconventional names.

    The undertone to some of these posts is “Haha, black people give their kids such stupid names.”

    Who said anything about black people? I didn’t.

    Especially Taku. If somebody had said something with that kind of undertone about one of his pet causes, he’d post a three page cryfest about it.

    How DARE you! huffs

    Now you’re making fun of their names? I don’t think it’s racism but it’s definitely some kind of elitism.

    Making fun? “Expressing surprise” would be more like it. Can you tell me that if I walked up to you in real life and said my name is Taku Gifian (or worse, Ngoining), you wouldn’t be the smallest bit surprised/skeptical?

    I can honestly say I have never heard the name outside of this particular book, so I assumed it was a made-up name, like Garjzla or Celduin or something.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    Eh, I’ve lived in places where the weirdest names were given to white girls. I knew one girl in high school named Polly Esther Slack, and another named Candle Light. My sister had a friend named Celestial, and one of our neighbors was named Brittany, but she changed it to Ocean. The black girls at my school had names like Ashley and Brittany.

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2012
     

    I think all races and cultures are guilty of giving their children absurd names…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Dong

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      CommentAuthorLeliel
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
     

    There was, honest to god, a student at my work named Le-a.

    There is at least one other person with the same name (AND pronunciation), unless you worked with my cousin. She is a teacher and it WAS a student… but she lives in SoCal and I have some vague memory of you being in the midwest somewhere >.>

    • CommentAuthorNossus
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
     

    There is at least one other person with the same name (AND pronunciation), unless you worked with my cousin. She is a teacher and it WAS a student… but she lives in SoCal and I have some vague memory of you being in the midwest somewhere >.>

    There’s no one with that name and a lot of people who tell tall tales.

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    In NZ a while ago someone named their kid “Tallula does the Hula from Hawaii”. The registry that handles that sort of thing rejected it, though. From an article on it:

    Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, [Judge Rob Murfitt] said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed.

    @Pryotra: This has been bugging me for a while. How does one pronounce “Pryotra” exactly? Is it a name from some other media, or an original?

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012 edited
     

    Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay

    Oh, that poor kid. Isn’t that somewhat abusive?

    This has been bugging me for a while. How does one pronounce “Pryotra” exactly?

    Well, I kind of mentally pronounce it Per-yo-tra (despite the fact that I’d need another vowel for that to really work) but other people on ff.net who give me the nickname ‘Pry’ obviously pronounce it Pree-o-tra or Pry(as in cry)-o-tra. So…there’s no actual way to do it.

    As for what it means, I mentioned the story on my intro thread. Suffice it to say that it’s something of a hybrid of an another name with some joke aspects joined in.

    Moving the conversation back on topic, or somewhat on topic, if I were this woman’s kid, I might be somewhat offended that she based her ‘naughty horse’ on me. This isn’t the first time that I’ve seen people do this. I mean, it’s pretty obvious that SMeyer pretty much hates her family, but I’m always surprised when they get surprised when people both use the names of the characters and talk about them.

    Then again, we’re talking about a person who tried to sue wiki and Amazon.

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      CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
     

    Holy crap this thread went crazy o.O

    @Nossus

    A coworker mentioned the student. I didn’t believe my coworker either, so I checked our academic records. Yep, that student exists.

    @Sansa

    I had no intention to be racist. I don’t even know what ethnicity Le-a was. Anyone can come up with an idiotic name. For chrissake, Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby Apple. Apple is not a name. Nor is Blanket. And calling your kid George is fine, but calling multiple children George is just plain mean.

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    I would say PrittOhRuh or PrittUhRuh or PrittAhRah, all pronounced as a dactyl. Another dactyl might be PriTuhRuh, with the T part of the second syllable instead of the end of the first, but whether the T sound becomes part of the second syllable is dependent on the second vowel sound you use.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
     

    Pry-OH-tra? Pree-oh-tra?

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
     

    I have a habit of stressing the trochaic syllables (1,3, etc), so I say PRY-oh-TRA. Because of linguistic issues, up until this thread I read it PRY-oh-TRY-ah.

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      CommentAuthorWiseWillow
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
     

    On first glance I’d say “pry-oh-tare-uh”

    Now that I’ve looked at the spelling, I’d say “pry-oh-truh”

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
     

    Thus proving that there is absolutely no proper way to say my name.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
     

    Would a Japanese person pronounce it P-ryo-tra?

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    Nope.

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      CommentAuthorPryotra
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
     

    I didn’t think so.

    • CommentAuthorDanielle
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
     

    Thus proving that there is absolutely no proper way to say my name.

    Although I’m assuming Fredrina and Jezebel are out….