Author Topic: Vote for the 15th Anniversary badge name!  (Read 7017 times)

peachykin

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2019, 02:31:20 PM »
The Chosen
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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2019, 04:22:57 PM »
As Vee said, it's redundant without "True" attached.

A nod to Stan's legacy is a nice thought, though. I'd dig either True Believer or Excelsior. +1 for either.




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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2019, 11:05:30 PM »
I am all for Truebeliever.....I will never give up the belief that someday we will have our game back
Listen to the 'mustn'ts'. Listen to the 'don'ts'. Listen to the 'shouldn'ts', the 'impossibles', the 'won'ts'. Listen to the 'you'll never haves', then listen close to me... Anything can happen . Anything can be.

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 12:26:00 AM »
I also like True Believer and Excelsior.

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2019, 06:14:33 AM »
Dedicated

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2019, 02:44:34 PM »
I like "Mettle" it is a synonym for coming of age and represents Courage and Fortitude.

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2019, 08:31:35 PM »
never excelsior... gives impression of good-bye

True Believer


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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2019, 03:05:27 AM »
Imperious Rex? :roll:

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2019, 07:35:27 AM »
Okay, since it can only be one word, I amend my suggestion.

Instead, I suggest True-Believer.

According to the rules of grammar, a hyphenated word makes it one word, since each separate word refers to a singular person, or idea (like father-in-law or... Spider-Man).



https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/hyphens.asp

Hopefully, that will pass the 'single word' rule, and Stan Lee showed the way...

 ;D

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2019, 09:44:35 PM »
Hey Lyc - I've got your badge text right here:

"I've never believed in the End Times. We are mankind. Our footprints are on the moon. When the last trumpet sounds and the Beast rises from the pit — we will KILL it."
— Gen. Stacker Pentecost

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2019, 11:33:38 PM »
Hey Lyc - I've got your badge text right here:



So, superheroic?
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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2019, 04:01:37 PM »
True Pantsless Believer

Too many words? :-[

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2019, 01:49:35 PM »
One week to go, the options so far that meet the rules are:

Omnipresent
Excelsior
Quinceañera
Indefatigable
Idyllic
Spirited
Chosen

For those asking for True Believer: you can always ask CW to include a Stan Lee NPC and make "True Believer" an exploration badge near them. The anniversary badges have always been one word and I don't want to break that rule.

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2019, 02:23:40 PM »
My suggestion from last year:

Neverending

Thank you!

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2019, 06:17:02 PM »
I also want "True Believer" in Paragon Chat, but I think "True Believer" SHOULD be an NPC exploration badge, because Stan Lee deserves a tribute that is PERMANENTLY in Paragon City, available to anyone who visits his NPC.

Our 15th Anniversary is our 15th Anniversary...let's hold "True Believer" for a better moment. :)

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2019, 11:00:38 PM »
I'd like to suggest Fortunate.

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2019, 11:50:16 PM »
I have nominated this before and will do it again:

Unquenchable, meaning  inextinguishable. We will never give up!
Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi, sed saepe cadendo.

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2019, 04:52:04 AM »
After some thought, if True-Believer doesn't work (and I wouldn't mind Stan taking up permanent residence in Paragon... maybe in Steel in the same apartments War Witch and Apex lived in? See the "Secret Admirer" badge) then I support Excelsior. I kind of saw it as a 'goodbye' phrase, too... but that wasn't what it meant to Stan:



And isn't that all what we want for our City as folks keep working on projects like Paragon Chat and SEGS? Upward and onward!!

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Re: Name the 15th Anniversary badge!
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
Thanks for that, Lycantropus. I don't know if anyone else here has seen his old columns before, but I could always tell that he was using it as an exclamation and gesture that felt way more exciting than a simple "goodbye". Upward and onward is one of my life mantras. I don't always succeed, sometimes I fail spectacularly, but that's why we need mantras. Maybe Stan is where I got it from.

Would love-love-love to see a True Believer exploration badge and tribute to Stan Lee in Paragon Chat.

Also I know the rules around hyphens are soft and not hard and there are also situations when writers must decide whether to add them for clarity, but True-Believer might kind of stretch that inherent generosity within the rules of grammar anyway hehe. Gluing 'True' and 'Believer' together doesn't seem to give it any more special meaning or clarity than leaving it unhyphenated, which is the purpose of hyphenated words especially when they're not being used as adjectives before nouns (I couldn't find any grammar rules about making a word fit to pass a badge test ;) ) .

P.S. the original appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy called him Spider Man. The picture up-thread was a tribute to that original cover appearance (and there have been many tributes). Stan Lee later (MUCH LATER) wrote on Twitter that Spidey was given a hyphen to avoid anyone confusing him with Superman. That wouldn't be surprising because even back then when the playing field was smaller (or maybe especially back then, without the budget for a big corporatized legal department), rival comics companies took sometimes unnecessary pains to avoid stepping on each others toes, and it would have been par for the course for Marvel to be concerned about infringing on the DC Comics trademarks for the unhyphenated Superman.

(Ahhh, finally, I can sleep tonight knowing that I made a way-too-long post about another anniversary badge.)