Yep, my Internet was out all night when this would normally have been written. Thus, you will have to enjoy this list of facts about piccolos which were being prepared for an unrelated project. It was really cool and now you’ll never get to see it.
- The piccolo original comes from Italy. All piccolos are eligible to inherit property in northern Italy.
- The name “piccolo” means an instrument which looks and sounds exactly like the piccolo. That’s why we call it a piccolo. Words can just mean what they mean sometimes.
- No one is impressed if you play the piccolo.
- Get out of here with your Dragonball Z references. That’s dumb.
- Piccolos can be used to hunt for food if you have some particularly stupid animals to hunt and don’t want to use thousands of other more effective tools.
- No, seriously, Dragonball Z isn’t good and no one should ever watch it. It has this rabid fanbase still that seems endlessly willing to forgive that it’s just a disconnected series of fights strung together.
- I don’t even like Akira Toriyama’s character designs. Like, that doesn’t mean that they’re bad, I just don’t like them.
- This all started because of those damn piccolos.
- I hate piccolos and I will yeet them all into the sun.
Piccolos, am I right? What Are You Playing.
Bonus question: What typo do you seem to make most often in chats?
Andy McAdams: Probably World of Warcraft, but I also (finally) re-downloaded Guild Wars 2 because … well, I dunno why really. But I did it. I might play it. Or I might just continue to meander around Azeroth and company.
Words that sound like other words. I think of typing as kind of like speaking a different language because I don’t really think about the words coming out of my finger tips. But that means I’ll frequently do what I call a phonetic mistype; the word sounds similar, so that’s what comes out of my fingers. For example, typing this out I originally typed “can” instead of a “call” because they sound similar. But really, I do it with a bunch of words all across the spectrum.
I typo smilies all the time. So grateful for emoji.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Second verse same as the first for me: continued alting and roleplay in Final Fantasy XIV and some more quest crunching in Dauntless in order to get to the Trial Islands. Those exotic Repeaters are calling to me. As a palate cleanse, I’ll probably screw around with Fight Crab some more (that game is awful in the best way) and maybe something laid back like The Sims.
Occasion. Even typing that for this response, I got the Wiggle Red Line of Poor Spelling debuff placed on me, so that’s certainly a top contender for word-based white whale. Someday, I’ll type that word out correctly the first time through… but today is not that day.
Colin Henry (@ChaosConstant): I’ll likely be playing a little WoW Classic. I’ve been having this weird ambivalence toward it where I look forward to playing it all day, then I log in, do a couple of quests, and feel bored and log back out and play something else. I also recently rolled a new Ranger in Guild Wars 2 (yes, I already had a Ranger, but this one is new), so I’ve been working on getting his hero points filled out. I think I’m going to start over with my project of trying to do all of the Living World with him, since that kind of fizzled with my Mesmer.
I have played games with a couple of people named Chris, and for some reason, whenever I type that name, I always type “Christ.” This has led to some interesting, if slightly sacrilegious, conversations.
“Do you need a rez, Christ?”
“Nah, Christ can rez himself.”
“Is Christ done for the night, or is he coming back?”
“He said he’s coming back, but no one knows the day or the hour.”
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Considering I lost an entire evening thanks to an Internet outage, most of the weekend can easily be filled up with leveling in Final Fantasy XIV. Other than that, I’m not sure just yet, although there’s probably enough stuff to fill in for various projects.
I’ve got a bad habit of my fingers getting sticky on the shift key, so I’ll wind up with the first two letters of a word capitalized rather than just the first. It’s minor, but it really bothers me.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): It’s all engineering all the time in both retail and Classic World of Warcraft! Working on a couple of alts while also racing to catch up in Lord of the Rings Online’s progression server now that Rise of Isengard released.
I type “think” for “thing” all the time. And sometimes I type “thing” for “think.”