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Discussion in 'Spiral Architect' started by Øjeblikket, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Øjeblikket

    Øjeblikket Member

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    another non-literal translation!

    here's my this season's familiar:
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    that mantis chased me around a truck. anyone else like insects?
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    Favourite insects? ehmmmmm Sammy The Mantis, from Ren & Stimpy....
     
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    The only insect I like is the SA one, that thing is horrible^^ *shudders*
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    "little creatures of nature, they don't know that they're ugly" <- Another quote from R&S LOL!
     
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    Occam's Razor Andreas - LotFP

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    you're all nuts, haha...
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    I prefer to see myself as an almond rather than a nut:loco: .
     
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    Øjeblikket Member

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    what, no pictures?

    here's another insect of honorary mentionings

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    I did not take that picture, but several individuals of a species similar to the one shown frequent my garden during spring, presumably in search of mates or good eating. I observed one such dragonfly exhibit the same tail lifting mannerism from atop one of my delphiniums. It perched on a bud, which was cool to see because a delphinium's buds are shaped in a way that could be seen as complementary to the dragonflies' perchings. The dragonfly allowed me to touch its wings, no kidding. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the event, but I'm ready for this coming spring...
     
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    Mantis(es?) are generally pretty curious and friendly insects -- no reason to squish them. I was making a poor pun on the SA song; although I'm not sure how many other meanings there are for insect, I'm almost certain the song is not about actual insects. Hence, my non-literal translation of what I assume was a non-literal
    (perhaps metaphorical) usage employed the word's literal meaning. *scratches head*
     
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    Dark Lord Reincarnation of Yourself

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    hey Ojeblikket, i'm assuming you're an Entomologist... or atleast really really into these disgusting little creatures to actually open a topic about them in a Spiral Architect Forum !!! (LOL)

    by the way, I really loathe digusting little insects..... big ones too !!EEEWWW !!! :D
     
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    esteban lobos d New Metal Member

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    when i was a kid, i wanted to be an Entomologist.

    well i ended up as a musician playing the double bass, so i became a very big insect....
     
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    There's no science about it, I'm totally into the filthy monsters.

    Ever seen this one?

    Mantis makes meal of a hummer
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    http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/backyardbirds/hummingbirds/mantis-hummer.aspx
     
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    Riryoku Asian Muthafukka

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    That picture's amazing. Even though I like hummingbirds better than those little buggers...
     
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    NK Complete Bastard

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    I like spiders and scorpions a lot, but they're not insects. I had about 20 scorpions in my house at one point.
     
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    Øjeblikket Member

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    neither are centipedes, nor even sowbugs true insects. Although, depending on the source, the definition is inclusive of spiders, ticks, and even people.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=insect

    I'm not certain but I think dictionaries include common corruptions as a policy.


    I also used to catch scorpions as a kid. Sadly, I tortured them.
     
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    Wolfenstein Hardcore objectivist

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    Khaos_McDoom The what now?

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    excellent video. I only have one bee picture in my repertoire

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    That Giant Weta thing is pretty creepy too.

    By the way, for a really good time be sure to get your hands on this video
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/redroos/index.html. Unfortunately the entire video is available from that site for purchase only.
     
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    Here in Australia we have an insane amount of insects, spiders, lizards, snakes and every other wierd and wonderful creatures...
     
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    How about tasmainian Tigers?
     
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    Nope, not even in Tasmania... they've been extinct for quite a while now, and only exist in rumors and folklore... plenty of other cool creatures like marsupials (platypus and echidna) and my pet Kangaroo...:lol: joking, it seems everyone not from Australia thinks we all have a pet Kangaroo...:puke:
     

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