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    Lol. Thanks, but I actually came up with one right on the spot when I started today.

    And, somehow, came up with the urban legend about how it was founded.

    Yeah, my moments of genius are usually accidental.

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    So I need a name for a male character in my one shot, that implies that he's knowledgeable beyond his career as a Pokémon trainer, but not geeky, more like wisdom and uncommon knowledge (for a Pokémon trainer).

    As for how he is as a character, he's willing to discuss things, but can be a control freak and burst out when someone suggest or tries something, from his point of view, outright foolish.
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    How does Blaise sound? The name harkens back to Blaise Pascal, one of the most important scientific minds of the 17th century, but also sounds like Blaze which would refer to his aggressive short temper.

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    I like it, Caitlin. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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    I've been looking for a name for a country for a while. It should evoke both "dark" or "night" and "eyes." Normally this sort of stuff comes easy to me, so it's frustrating that a good name eludes me. Could someone help me out?

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    Tenebra
    * Tenebris (darkness)

    Obsculus
    * Obscurus (obscure, dark) + Oculus (eye)

    Cecitia
    * Caecitas (blindness)

    Macula
    * It's Latin for spot, a part of the eye, dark areas on the surface of planets or satellites, and looks similar to Dracula...

    Are they too obscure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 捷克羅姆 View Post
    Tenebra
    * Tenebris (darkness)

    Obsculus
    * Obscurus (obscure, dark) + Oculus (eye)

    Cecitia
    * Caecitas (blindness)

    Macula
    * It's Latin for spot, a part of the eye, dark areas on the surface of planets or satellites, and looks similar to Dracula...

    Are they too obscure?
    All of those are great! Thanks a ton!

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    Let's bring this back! and not because I have a personal need for it right now *shifty eyes*

    I'm looking for a new title for my Star Trek series. I used "The Expanse" as a placeholder because I was out of ideas and wanted to post it, but I never got around to thinking of something new. So far I've done very little expanding of the universe or exploration of expanses of star cluster. :P

    I'm thinking of just naming it "Star Trek: 2392" to name it after the year it takes place, but it'll eventually move onto 2393 and 2394 (hopefully!), so I'm not sure if that's the best title. I'm not even sure which direction I'll be taking it; I'm not sure if I'm going to start some massive, pitched war, or bring about peaceful alliances or just delve into exploration of new areas.

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    I think the yearly-naming theme sounds good. Then you can just rebrand the story when the years go by, kinda like what Zekurom did with his (planned) fics.

    In other news, I'm trying to think up a few names for some characters. I have three that I need names for.

    The first is the main character. I haven't laid out a whole lot of the details of his personality yet, but I'll update you guys when I do. All I know is that he is a young adult male, who is intelligent and curious and seeks knowledge. He's frustrated with the intellectual stagnation of the post-apocalyptic (collectivist, or maybe dictatorial) state he lives in.

    The second is the leader of a small resistance cell. He's rather distant and can be very strict, but he generally means well. He has a complicated (as in, brother who he betrayed type of thing) relationship with a government-employed security officer. He is also in an odd relationship with his first lieutenant, an acrobatic stealth fighter named Astrid. He acts as sort of a vigilante, undermining several of the government's operations in the name of justice and peace and whatever.

    The third is the final male member of this five-man crew. He's physically unimposing, but shouldn't be underestimated in a fight. He knows how to take advantage of his height (or lack thereof :P). Despite this, he usually operates behind-the-scenes, having originally worked as a government-employed computer... uh... guy. He is also the one who is best qualified to operate heavy machinery and transport vehicles. He is also in a relationship with the very physically imposing Lena, who acts as a sort of weapons specialist for the group.
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    @Prof. Lugion;

    Main character: What about Noel? It sounds similar as "know".

    The resistance leader: Would Jack be a good enough name (sorry that I couldn't think of anything else)?

    The 3rd character: "Little" John would be an idea (guess where I got it).

    Anyway I'm need of another name. This time, I'm looking for a surname related to flowers, preferably a French one to a female character. Personality-wise, she's a sweet individual, but doesn't have any interest in any sort of activity related to Pokémon, though circumstances forces her to travel with the main character on a journey.
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    Thank you so much! I've had a sort of "creative vision" today concerning the main character, and your suggestion of "Noel"... Well, I think I'm gonna go with "Noah". Similar, but appropriate for what might happen.

    For the resistance leader, I'm going to go with Peter, because it means "rock". I think it goes well with his unyielding nature.

    "Little" John I'm not so sure about, but that's definitely something I'll take into consideration.

    As for yours, my go-to feminine French name is "Marie". :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Lugion View Post
    Thank you so much! I've had a sort of "creative vision" today concerning the main character, and your suggestion of "Noel"... Well, I think I'm gonna go with "Noah". Similar, but appropriate for what might happen.

    For the resistance leader, I'm going to go with Peter, because it means "rock". I think it goes well with his unyielding nature.

    "Little" John I'm not so sure about, but that's definitely something I'll take into consideration.

    As for yours, my go-to feminine French name is "Marie". :P
    Alright, good to hear you found some names. And thanks for the suggestion with "Marie".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    I'm looking for a new title for my Star Trek series. I used "The Expanse" as a placeholder because I was out of ideas and wanted to post it, but I never got around to thinking of something new. So far I've done very little expanding of the universe or exploration of expanses of star cluster. :P

    I'm thinking of just naming it "Star Trek: 2392" to name it after the year it takes place, but it'll eventually move onto 2393 and 2394 (hopefully!), so I'm not sure if that's the best title. I'm not even sure which direction I'll be taking it; I'm not sure if I'm going to start some massive, pitched war, or bring about peaceful alliances or just delve into exploration of new areas.
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    I think the yearly-naming theme sounds good. Then you can just rebrand the story when the years go by, kinda like what Zekurom did with his (planned) fics.
    I think this sounds like a good idea too lol! But you could also come up with another form of the title and still add the year on the end so that people understand the order and idea that the story is progressing forward and the manner in which it is.

    The expanse is good, but maybe you could come up with a few things along the lines of Purity... ?

    Maybe (now this is just off the top of my head but as a basis for thinking)

    'Star Trek: Pure Exploration' (or any other sort of pun with the pure...?)

    'Star Trek: Purity's Re-Birth' (punning on the ship and the rebirth of peace of pure relationships - or so it seems - after a ridden struck war) ?
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    For Poké Wars: Downfall of a Champion, I'm trying to come up with a name for a vehicle.

    The vehicle itself is an APC-type vehicle that Volkner and his workers cobbled together from a 6x6 truck and spare structural materials.

    Yes, it is armored; no, it does not carry weapons. It's basically a super-bulldozer designed to gain access to places where normal trucks can't get to; it's for repairing power lines, substations and other such infrastructure. It's equipped with two powerful manipulator claws and an arm equipped with a metal and rock cutting blade.

    It's an amphibious 6x6 wheeled vehicle that weighs about twenty tons and also equipped with a wedge shaped hull that can be used as an ad-hoc battering ram.

    Finally, it's electrically powered and capable of shunting electrical attacks into its internal battery.

    I considered calling it the "Shieldon" heavy cargo truck, but honestly, after the modifications, it's more like an APC than a cargo truck...

    The future version made by Dr. Kaminko is a straight-out, purpose built infantry fighting vehicle with heavier armor, 30 mm autocannon, 2x .50 caliber coaxial MGs, and a grenade launcher. Still has the 6x6 configuration, electrical drive system and power sapping capabilities. I'm considering calling it the M1512 Bastiodon infantry fighting vehicle. But Bastiodon's a primarily a defensive pokémon and this vehicle's a mix of offense and defense...
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    Maybe Torterra? Shieldon still works well in my opinion.

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