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29th Jan 2013, 5:00 AM in Bridle Gossip
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Newbiespud 29th Jan 2013, 5:00 AM edit delete
When I said that the rhyming dictionary was gonna get a workout, I meant the rhyming dictionary was gonna get a workout!

Fun fact: Did you know that almost nothing useful rhymes with horn?

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daughterofbastet 29th Jan 2013, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
You coulda worked in "born", maybe.
Jannard 29th Jan 2013, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Or torn! Or thorn! Or Scorn. Yeah, "scorn" is a good one.

The one who loves magic
Can't make use of her horn
1-While the skill of the proud one
Is now motive of scorn
2-The most precious of manes
Would now look better shorn
3-Her sweet tune now vanished
With her new new voice she mourns
4-This one couldn't stop talking
Now she can't even warn
5-The one most dependable
as helpless as a newborn

Don't push me! This is not my native language.
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
It okay. raxon not good in english either. fluent in native tongue.

"Really? I never would have guessed! What is your native language?"

broken english

I'm a very silly person.

Things that rhyme with horn: Forlorn, Michael Dorn, wartorn, sorren(if ya got the right accent), gorn, and spatula...orn
KathiraNarae 29th Jan 2013, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
Really? I thought your native language was Raxonese...

Some other rhymes: thorn, dawn, 'orn, purple...
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
I'm also fluent in buffy speak. And stuff.
Flutters hi 29th Jan 2013, 7:09 PM Flutters hi edit delete reply
"i'm a very silly person." ya, well you're avatar is deadpool.
The MunchKING 30th Jan 2013, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Lady i speak TWO Languages. English, and BAD English.
Jannard 1st Feb 2013, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
You should also learn some grbasmlkuas. It's spoken through your armpit and written by smashing your head on a keyboard. Some words that rhyime with horn in ñsdglsdlña (yes, it's written differently every time, try to keep up please, it's not that hard!) are kasmdflorn, kljlllllllllllkjorn, aslñdñlñorn and schwarzenegger.
DracoS 29th Jan 2013, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
The one with the horn...

...should no get into porn.
...will have a new one torn.
...should eat creamed corn.
...a condom should have worm.

Oh wait, you said nothing USEFUL. Carry on.
Digo 29th Jan 2013, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
I LOL because of the first entry being labeled "not useful". :)
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
Of course not. Why did you think Twilight was so worried about Zecora finishing her rhyme? Also, I love it when someone makes a thorough analysis of a situation, and after careful study, tells you everything they know.

Which is exactly what you already knew before they showed up. For story time today, tell about an NPC who is full of information and/or exposition that you already knew.
Digo 29th Jan 2013, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
In the last D&D campaign I was running, there was an NPC pegasus named Lucky who was "Ms As You Already Know". Captain of the USS Obvious and had been twice decorated with the purple heart of "I Already Knew That".

She did have her uses though-- If the PCs needed a summary of anything already said and done she was the go to pony for it. Lucky even remembers any part of a dungeon she saw. Eidetic Memory FTW!
BadHorse 29th Jan 2013, 5:22 AM edit delete reply
she's the living embodiment of the trope.

"You remember how last week we fought all those Grundarks, and I got my heel caught?"
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
Ya know, I should make a character based on Naruto who explains his actions in excruciating detail after he takes each turn. Naruto's popular, right? This guy should be a huge hit!
Digo 29th Jan 2013, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
There was one GURPS modern conspiracy campaign where one PC was an ex-pro-wrestler who always named every wrestling move he was about to do. The fun was that there was a train/subway motif to the names:

Elbow Junction
Gap Minder
Blue Line
Caboose Pin

His favorite finishing move was "Freight Train", a charging attack that leads into a flying kick. And since fights took place on hard concrete streets instead of softer ring mats, these moves HURT. :D
Zuche 29th Jan 2013, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
If you know that from experience, Digo, it's probably time to dial the LARPing down a notch.
Digo 29th Jan 2013, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Ah, so no props for the next mission where we sneak into a baseball game? :3
Zuche 29th Jan 2013, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
No, that one earns you points. It certainly beats the heck out of the guy that chose his game master over his girlfriend when he earned tickets for two to Paris, so they take accurate notes in preparation for future game events.
Digo 29th Jan 2013, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Arcict 29th Jan 2013, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Forlorn, Stubborn, Form, Norm, Adorn, Reborn,
Other Guest 29th Jan 2013, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
The pony who loves magic gets a new horn,
one to bring laughter, derision and scorn,
such a sad fate for my little unicorn.
Newbiespud 29th Jan 2013, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
It's these moments of dawning comprehension on the GM's face that I live for. Especially when I do the obvious thing, and it breaks the game.
redwings1340 29th Jan 2013, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
from what I can tell, the obvious thing is very different for you than it is for most people :)
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, let's assume that I must choose between two successors to the throne. Both are pretty evil, but I must choose between the one who enjoys inflicting physical torture, or the one who enjoys inflicting psychological torture.

The obvious thing is to order a sacred test. The test is that all the castle walls be lined with woven straw, and all the floors be paved with wood and resin. The moat is filled with resin, sap, pine needles, pine cones, and pine trees. Then I barricade the doors, sabotage the drawbridge, and set fire to the moat. And thus, with the royal scribe by my side, I decree that whoever survives for six weeks inside the castle will be named king.

Yup. Such great wisdom for one so young.
Zuche 30th Jan 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
...And so the guy that arrives late for the test, after the fire has died down, wins?
kriss1989 31st Jan 2013, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
"The one to inherit the throne shall be the one who passes the sacred Trial of Mu! Hidden by great magics so that only one worthy to rule may find it, the Island of Mu shall test them! The one to return with the Sacred Seal of Mu shall be named the true king!" Spoiler alert: There is no island. Appoint "regent" (the real new king) to rule "until the Trial has concluded".

Potion of Glibness + Bard + Max Skill Ranks in Bluff = A minimum DC of 20 (after a -20 adjustemt for an unbelievable tale) if I'm level 1 and roll a 2, and it only goes higher from there. Cloak of Charisma + Eagles Splendor to send it even higher, and perhaps some "found ancient scrolls" that "reveal the Trial" to negate (or at least reduce) the penalty for absurdity can easily send the DC into the level 1. Since I'd probably be a much higher level than that if I am playing kingmaker, I can get into the 80s before I'm even level 15.

If you can get that build just right, you can tell the evil lich that he is actually a yellow footed rock wallaby, and he'll go hopping off to nibble some roots.
Moonrush 29th Jan 2013, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Well, the word unicorn comes from "one horn" so they would probably complain just like the no/know thing...
Zuche 30th Jan 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply

You brilliant hand-and-a-half. You deliberately set us up with a straight line in your opening entry. I'll be the spawn of Lassie. Well played.
Zuche 29th Jan 2013, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
I must admit, it's almost tragic,
A wizard who can't work her magic,
For that requires a sturdy horn,
The Achilles' heel of a unicorn.
Ariasa 29th Jan 2013, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
I see life has not left this corner of the internet
For many here deserve my respect
Rahal 29th Jan 2013, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
I once played with a bard who only spoke in iambic pentameter. So of course the entire group and the DM teamed up to sabotage that. I think he lasted two sessions before cracking which was impressive all things considered.
Zuche 29th Jan 2013, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but look at it this way. If you hadn't cracked within a fortnight, there's a good chance they would have.
Digo 30th Jan 2013, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
Some players live to only do just that. >_>
One in our group has admitted several times he only builds characters to try and break the game mechanics. Thankfully, he's not very good at that and the mechanics always gets him first.
Zuche 30th Jan 2013, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
My response for them has always been, "Yes, congratulations, you have discovered the secret formula that breaks the game. Now we're going to pretend that never happened."

The ones that walk are never missed.
Raxon 30th Jan 2013, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
I only break the game when it's funny. For example, my half-halfling giant is primarily meant to haul cargo. And he can haul massive quantities. He also serves to launch the paladin/fighter/whatever melee character we have straight into the enemy.
Stairc 29th Jan 2013, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Is it supposed to be, "There's nothing I've said *YOU* don't already know" instead of, "There's nothing I've said *I* don't already know"?
Digo 29th Jan 2013, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Also, I keep feeling like the word "that" should be thrown in before the pronoun in question.
CJT 29th Jan 2013, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure she meant "I", in context of "this new data doesn't bring me any closer to a cure".

Having new guinea pigs for potential cure potions, though, does. Also having Twilight available for Aid Another attempts when formulating the cure may help.
Newbiespud 29th Jan 2013, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
Nope, no typos here.
Jet Magnum 29th Jan 2013, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Y'know...I can only look at the third panel here and think one simple phrase:

"It's dangerous to go alone. Take this!"
Philadelphus 29th Jan 2013, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
That's hilarious. Well-played.
Indalecio 29th Jan 2013, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
Like this?
Jet Magnum 30th Jan 2013, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
Indalecio, you are my hero.
deeman45 29th Jan 2013, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Worn, Scorn, Born, Torn, Warn...
Zuche 29th Jan 2013, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
Rhyming words with homophones is almost as fun as rhyming them with homographs:

If I wish to go fast,
It seems I must fast,
To reach the next level,
My weight I must level.
DracoS 29th Jan 2013, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Well played, sir. Well played.
Kit Foxtrot 29th Jan 2013, 10:18 AM Rhymes with Horn edit delete reply
Shorn, Torn, Born, Worn, Gorn, Porn, Norn, Corn, Scorn, Xorn... ;)
Mr.0 29th Jan 2013, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Not just a dorn, the greatest dorn of them all. Michael Dorn!
Zuche 30th Jan 2013, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Not Dorn Wells or Dorn Knotts?
Raxon 30th Jan 2013, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
You forgot the mightiest of all tortures. Dorn Rickles!
Mr.0 30th Jan 2013, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Vince vorn
kriss1989 29th Jan 2013, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
English is the most impure language ever. It doesn't just borrow words from other languages, it follows them down back allies to knock them out and root through their pockets for any words, syntax, or grammar it can get with no regards to what it already has.
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
I remember that article! Cracked, wasn't it?
kriss1989 29th Jan 2013, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Comedy Routine
CJT 30th Jan 2013, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Actually, it was originally formulated by James Nicoll on usenet (this is the same person who helped come up with the "Nicoll-Dyson Laser" planet-melting weapon).

Ye wiki has more information.
Raxon 29th Jan 2013, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
"Ah, Captain Dislexia, we meet again. You've been a throne in my side for too long."

This. For no apparent reason.
Digo 30th Jan 2013, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
"Dyslexic people of the world untie!"
Zuche 30th Jan 2013, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
When a friend of mine first read that about twenty-five years ago, he got a chuckle out of it, then handed it over to his dyslexic roommate.

With an annoyed look, the roommate said, "'Dyslexics of the world unite.' What's so funny about this?"
kriss1989 30th Jan 2013, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
I uh, I had the same reaction. I needed the joke explained to me too. Dyslexia sucks at times.
Guest 31st Jan 2013, 4:56 AM edit delete reply
Yeah. My mother has a hard time with subtitles because of it. On the other hand, she and the friend I just mentioned where two of the most voracious readers I've ever met. It was just a pain trying to decipher notes from him.
Loyal2Luna 29th Jan 2013, 10:10 PM Ryhmes with Horn edit delete reply
Adorn, Scorn, Forsworn, Torn, Gorn (if we go startrek), Born, Forlorn.
Such wonderful things they are.
Tvtyrant 29th Jan 2013, 10:38 PM Tvtyrant edit delete reply
Guest 30th Jan 2013, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
For you, with your pride in a magical horn,
right now it's as useful as boiled sweet corn.
Zuche 30th Jan 2013, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Less useful. You could at least eat the corn, preferably as a side dish.
Tvtyrant 30th Jan 2013, 12:39 PM Tvtyrant edit delete reply
Possible one from Guest: For you, with your pride in a magical horn, spots its beauty it did adorn?

Where magic's use came from a horn, now now to hopeless hooves you must forlorn.

I just don't know.
Guest 30th Jan 2013, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
"The powerful wizard,
It messed with her horn,
The glamorous seamstress,
she needs to be shorn"?
Yona Tamblin 30th Jan 2013, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
I find it helps if you find the word you WANT to say and then look that word up in a thesaurus for a word that rhymes with what you want. For example, if I want to say "The night is dark and the stars are ominous...." Ominous has dismal as a synonym. Not exactly what I mean but still paints a picture I can work with. So "The night is dark, the stars' sneer dismal." And so we find that rhyming becomes trivial- a trick of the tongue and a touch of the formative thought. No need to be distraught, words are easily wrought.
TDR 31st Jan 2013, 4:13 AM edit delete reply
Actually if you want a really bad one try to rhyme Silver. Even Orange has more words than that.

And yes Door Hinge is the primary Rhyme with orange.
TDR 31st Jan 2013, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
Oops forgot this.

"So far, my dear Sparkle,
I believe it is not so.
There's nothing i've said
I don't already know."

The fan fic i am writing has a great many zebras so i do this a lot.
physics pony 31st Jan 2013, 4:55 AM time edit delete reply
just matching time distric
Grant 20th Jan 2014, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
I don't know. Worn, reborn, forlorn, mourn?