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Atmosphere
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posted February 11, 2002 19:48     Click Here to See the Profile for Atmosphere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found the battle cry options in the poll a little constraining (granted, they'd have to be given the limits of a webpoll), so what's your REAL battle cry?

For me, I'm quite fond of the Tick's...

SPOOOON!!!!

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ASM65816
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posted February 12, 2002 00:00     Click Here to See the Profile for ASM65816   Click Here to Email ASM65816     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still have the comics....

Best Story: "Night of a Million Zillion Ninjas"

(I might have to verify the title.)

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EngrBohn
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posted February 12, 2002 05:20     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Usually, it's a resigned "here we go again..."

In the particular case of a coding marathon,
for some strange reason, a couple Star Wars lines tend to come up on occasion -- if some quirk has been giving me a headache for a while and I suddenly have a flash of insight on how to fix it, I've been known to mutter "I have you now!" Similarly, if I'm pleased with something, whether it's because of something I accomplished by design or accident, but it's particularly beneficial to the coding session (and this is the really wierd one), I'll mutter "bo chuda..."

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trowelblister
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posted February 12, 2002 05:41     Click Here to See the Profile for trowelblister   Click Here to Email trowelblister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang, I got beat to "Spoooooooooooon!!!!"""

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Arthur
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posted February 12, 2002 06:38           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not in the face! not in the face!

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quantumfluff
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posted February 12, 2002 07:28     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I alternate between "No guts, no glory" and "This time for sure". I'ld be sort of pleased if the first were my last words.

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quantumfluff
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posted February 12, 2002 07:30     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arthur:
Not in the face! not in the face!

Watch a lot of porn?

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mephisto
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posted February 12, 2002 07:45     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
today is a good day to die.......for you.......
said with a vicious tone of voice.......and pure homicidal rage in the eyes......

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Steen
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posted February 12, 2002 08:08     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine tend to vary with "oh boy", "fun is" and "joy" (all voiced in a resigned tone) being among the most common.

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macadddikt18
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posted February 12, 2002 09:22     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I yell eh as i go to battle. Confuses people more than anything. Then again i am betting so would spoon.
Nayt

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Super Flippy
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posted February 12, 2002 11:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Super Flippy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The obvious: "This looks like a job for... Super Flippy!!!"

I once made a Super Flippy game for a multimedia class. I got my friend Camille to do the voice of Flippy and when I added some reverb to the recording of her doing the battle cry it sounded way cool. I wonder where that AIFF is now? (geek side note: all sound recording/editing done on a Mac IIsi. yeah!)

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Akira
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posted February 12, 2002 11:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Akira   Click Here to Email Akira     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
literally: "Faint heart, fair maiden, etc"

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Xanthine
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posted February 12, 2002 13:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Screw this!" followed by some new, novel, and desperate approach to the problem at hand.

Or I just go in silently, with an evil grimace on my face. Scares 'em every time.

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Take by surprise and the world gives up resistance.
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ZorroTheFox
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posted February 12, 2002 19:31     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lets get dangerous........Darkwing duck was the best...........Z

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jherazob
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posted February 12, 2002 20:11     Click Here to See the Profile for jherazob   Click Here to Email jherazob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One that i've used is "For Aiur!" , "Blast that Zerg!" or "It is a good day to die..." (from Starcraft, go play it), or in case i'm fixing something in a windows computer and the owner isn't close "Work, you stupid thing!"

But don't forget the classic:
"I have a bad feeling about this"

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Eponine
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posted February 12, 2002 20:16     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Usually, I go into battle mode if someone tells me I can't do something. In which case my reply is, "Watch me."

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FatGnome
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posted February 12, 2002 21:51     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Battle Cry of the day would have to be "Good Gravey this is gona hurt" And I always find out after wards who it is gona hurt.

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Migrant Programmer
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posted February 12, 2002 23:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Migrant Programmer   Click Here to Email Migrant Programmer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read _The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit_ recently, and Tom Rath had a great set of lines that I just can't remember now.. part of it was "Here goes nothing." Of course, I put the book back into storage recently.. so whatever it was, that's mine! Help me out here guys, someone must know! =)

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Brave Sir Robin
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posted February 13, 2002 06:52           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Run Away!!!!!

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Steen
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posted February 13, 2002 10:20     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eponine wrote:
Usually, I go into battle mode if someone tells me I can't do something. In which case my reply is, "Watch me."

Eponine... you can't convert your life savings into unmarked bills of small denomination with non-consecutive serial numbers and send it to me in a plain brown envelope!

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Janeway
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posted February 13, 2002 11:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Tick has got to be the coolest cartoon ever. I used to watch it every time it came on. Unfortunately, I can only remember one episode clearly--the one where Tick is sick and he gets cloned from one of his used tissues. I also remember the "speed of lint". I'm still trying to figure that one out.
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If I'm driving, my battle cry is a long string of obscenities, thrown together as creatively as possible. Extra points if they rhyme.

If I'm working on the computer, it's usually a chant that goes like this: "work work work! Work WORK WORK Dammit!" Not very original, but it works for me.

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Zwilnik
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posted February 13, 2002 13:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Oops!' usually works for me

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TechnoGram
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posted February 13, 2002 13:22     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Eponine wrote:
Usually, I go into battle mode if someone tells me I can't do something. In which case my reply is, "Watch me."

Eponine... you can't convert your life savings into unmarked bills of small denomination with non-consecutive serial numbers and send it to me in a plain brown envelope!


roflmao!.... wish i'd thought of this one first, Steen.

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Xanthine
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posted February 13, 2002 15:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eponine:
Usually, I go into battle mode if someone tells me I can't do something.

I HATE that. Especially when someone tells me I can't do something after I've already done it (I met a guy acouple summers back who did that all the time - either it was impossible or wrong, and always after-the-fact). Usually I say nothing, and go do it anyway or show the proof that I'm telling the truth.

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Demosthenes
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posted February 13, 2002 16:57     Click Here to See the Profile for Demosthenes   Click Here to Email Demosthenes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mine would have to be "follow me to certain death!"
(stolen, of course, from http://www.unamerican.com )

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+Andrew
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posted February 14, 2002 14:08     Click Here to See the Profile for +Andrew   Click Here to Email +Andrew     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"There's more than one way to do it!"

-Andrew

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Max Heck
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posted February 15, 2002 01:56     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Heck   Click Here to Email Max Heck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My battle cry depends on what stuporhero persona I'm using at the time... For example, since it's been cold around here lately I've been wearing my brown Carhartt coat and hood a lot. Therefore my battle cry is "This looks like a job for... BAKED BEAN MAN!!!!"

But usually when given a coding project, I just say "Consider it done!"

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Super Flippy
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posted February 15, 2002 10:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Super Flippy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Baked Bean Man, I hate to think about what your super powers might be!

My battle cry when anything goes wrong here at work is, "To the bathroom!"

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Miles
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posted February 15, 2002 11:53     Click Here to See the Profile for Miles   Click Here to Email Miles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's something of a post-battle cry:

quote:
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself for a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

-- Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, 23 April 1910

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Max Heck
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posted February 15, 2002 12:12     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Heck   Click Here to Email Max Heck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super Flippy:

Actually, Baked Bean Man's super powers seem to be limited to super-embarassing those around him.

I will never forget the look on my younger brother's face as he pleaded with me "Please... Don't be Baked Bean Man!" He had a hot date coming over, and for some reason thought that the presence of Baked Bean Man might not be the best of all possible situations. Go figure.

My other battle cries include:

"Stand back! I have a lemony wet-nap!"

"GIVE ME CHOCOLATE!"

"Are you going to eat all that?"

And of course, I have to quote the Yoda to my Luke... Red Green.

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!

Words to live by.


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EngrBohn
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posted February 15, 2002 14:52     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
- Miles -
Here's something of a post-battle cry:

"It is not the critic who counts {...}"

Indeed, that quote hangs on my wall. Quite helpful for relaxing after having to listen to 13th-hour armchair generals. (or, Miles, in the case of Columbus -- especially if you listen to 610AM -- 5th-quarter armchair quarterbacks who, on every Saturday in Autumn, will gripe about one of two topics: (i) OSU didn't win, or (ii) OSU didn't win with a large-enough spread)

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Stereo
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posted February 15, 2002 17:07     Click Here to See the Profile for Stereo   Click Here to Email Stereo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i like to sing (or mutter, depending on the occasion) 'O Fortuna',,,

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Punchcard
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posted February 15, 2002 19:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Punchcard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eponine:
Usually, I go into battle mode if someone tells me I can't do something. In which case my reply is, "Watch me."

That's mine, also!
Other favourites are:
"This one's for world peace!"
and, if anybody tells me a good reason as to why I shouldn't be running into battle,
"That's why it's gonna work!"

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mephisto
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posted February 15, 2002 19:27     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
one more from me....which i think is quite original....."i'm coming for your soul"

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SupportGoddess
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posted February 16, 2002 00:19     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't have battle cries, or even just one. I mostly have battle rants.

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maxomai
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posted February 16, 2002 00:24     Click Here to See the Profile for maxomai   Click Here to Email maxomai     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Hold my beer and watch this."

(Otherwise known as the last words of a Darwin award winner).

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dajt
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posted February 16, 2002 05:13     Click Here to See the Profile for dajt   Click Here to Email dajt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is a simple "Lets go kill things." Yes, I have been playing D&D for ~20 years, why do you ask? :-)

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Kiggy
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posted February 16, 2002 08:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Kiggy   Click Here to Email Kiggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine: Harumph! I hate mornings...

My fave comics battle cry:

"In Brightest Day, In Darkest Night
No Evil Shall Escape My Sight
Let Those Who Worship Evil
Beware My Might:
GREEN LANTERN'S LIGHT!"

My Fave Anime Battle Cry:

GEKIGAN FLARE!!!!!!

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BlueAntoid
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posted February 19, 2002 20:23     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueAntoid   Click Here to Email BlueAntoid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've decided to adopt "Excelsior!"
I may also use (Along the same lines as Arthur) "Not in the face, that's how I make my livin's..." as the situation warrants.

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Sir Aureus
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posted February 23, 2002 16:23     Click Here to See the Profile for Sir Aureus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mine would be something along the lines of <disgruntled>"Oi!"</disgruntled>

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