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Ratings: Cant terms
Brain-box: No, not the snappy boxes with strange amusing characters on the front that Ilithids use to store an afternoon snack. Brain-box is a persons skull, head, or other brain holding anatomy. It's a nice rounded cant word, as it's much more fun to, lets say , bonk peoples brain-boxes out with a mallet, then just ordinary 'heads'. However, it lacks a bit in originality, as your head is obviously a box for holding your brain, to keep all those crazy thoughts out and to protect from mold. B
Peel: Ah, the peel. Not some old slice of Mechanus clockwork orange, but what happens when a Knight of the Post sells you an old slice of clockwork orange. It's a trick, con, or swindle, and pretty much in common use around the planes, anywhere a berk can well, sell a clockwork orange for 50 jink more then it's worth. It's a fun word, as you can tell someone your gonna 'peel' them, and use it in a threatening manner as you wave your curvy sword around, but your just as likely to have someone laugh in your face any time you use the word, and ask you about being scarred of the whittle potato peeler. C+
Sod: The mother of all cant words, a short three-letter totally meaningless word that you can make statements like "Sod off, you sodding sod" or "I'm gonna sod that sodder sod!". It's technically supposed to mean a pour soul, but who cares about them? We want call are enemies, and the local cabbage merchant, and anyone who looks at us funny a sod! Sod's just a cool word, we should start naming are kids that. Think, "Sod the Planewalker", now there's someone who will get respect. A
Barmy: A! No, more then that, um, Z+! Well yes, we might be a bit biased, but hey, barmy is just such a cooool word. Cabbages! It means insane or crazy, for those who haven't guessed that yet. About anyone can be barmy, and often are, not just those who mutter and hang out at the Gatehouse. There's also temporary barminess, so you can yell 'barmy' at anyone. Feel free to, please! Barmy is also commonly used to refer to anyone who's been 'touched' my the majesty of the planes, shattering their minds. We like being touched by the planes! A+
Wigwag: Sounds like something one of those stuffy Guvner judges would do with their powdery wig, eh? Or maybe the name for that monstrosities of a hat their always found of, mmm? But know, wigwag for some reason means to chat or talk, which come to think of it, quite allot of those law-pushers tend to do. Though this could of been put to good use, "I'm gonna cut your wigwag off" has possibilities, it was left to describe talking. We still prefer 'rattling your bonebox' above wigflapping. D
Ratings inspired by Brunching
Shuttlecocks, you barmy sod.
Barmy Spotlight of the Week
issues 203, page 74, and issue 205, page 51
Oliver is old now, appearing as an old wizened man that seams like he could break in the wind, until one sees his crusted skin. He wears glasses, blinking at those he sees, and his hands are covered in ink spots. He's always carrying books and pages, satchels and pockets full to the brim. He tends to mumble allot, but is always interested in any stories of mad scholars or strange tattooed people.
More barmies, wow, where do we get these people, eh?
Monika (upper center) (Pl / Human / M3 / Athar / CN) Who do you think of when someone says Athar? A bunch of cranky old men and pasty scribes, yes? You've never met Monika then. She's one of the most charismatic of the lot, some would mistake her as a Sensate, as she doesn't go out and preach, but takes a more hands on approach in showing the flaws in the powers. Whether this is tempting a bent up proxy to get bubbed, or charming a priest with a wink and a kiss. She's a bit barmy though, that or she really has been dating Thor...
"Happy" Scalbo (upper right) (Pl / Khaasta / B8 / CG) Scal is a clown from the Palace of the Jester, a scary site as the lizard dresses in colorful baggy clothing, white makeup and red lips across scales, and enough bells to be heard all across the ward. He's a happy person at heart, but tends to scare the tief kiddys when he beams at them, and sticks his tongue in and out. Truly two nightmares in one.
Lilalie (lower left) (Pl /
Githzerai / Chaosman / CN) Lily is somewhat of a normal xaositect, dressed
in bright clothes and jewelry, a stark contrast as she walks through the
hive, a beaming smile on her face to anyone she meets. What makes her a
bit barmy is her fancies, namely the sparkling bald mimirs that seem to
frequent the cage. She simply adores them (and even more, their
bald-headed owners. I'm sure you've noticed, strange eh?), and the only
thing that makes her smile slightly fade is them being all silver. At
least they used to be, until she set out to paint all those skulls pretty
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