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Dudley's dungeon -- Wednesday, 4 July, 2007

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Wednesday, 4 July, 2007 by Mordae
The imp ... imps ... little creatures of two feet high that could
gambol and jump prodigiously; ...
        [ The Charwoman's Shadow, by Lord Dunsany ]

An 'imp' is an off-shoot or cutting. Thus an 'ymp tree' was
a grafted tree, or one grown from a cutting, not from seed.
'Imp' properly means a small devil, an off-shoot of Satan,
but the distinction between goblins or bogles and imps from
hell is hard to make, and many in the Celtic countries as
well as the English Puritans regarded all fairies as devils.
The fairies of tradition often hover uneasily between the
ghostly and the diabolic state.
        [ A Dictionary of Fairies, by Katharine Briggs ]

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hits! You miss the imp ... imps ... little creatures of two feet high that could
gambol and jump prodigiously; ...
        [ The Charwoman's Shadow, by Lord Dunsany ]

An 'imp' is an off-shoot or cutting. Thus an 'ymp tree' was
a grafted tree, or one grown from a cutting, not from seed.
'Imp' properly means a small devil, an off-shoot of Satan,
but the distinction between goblins or bogles and imps from
hell is hard to make, and many in the Celtic countries as
well as the English Puritans regarded all fairies as devils.
The fairies of tradition often hover uneasily between the
ghostly and the diabolic state.
        [ A Dictionary of Fairies, by Katharine Briggs ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
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@ "Ow!"
You miss the imp ... imps ... little creatures of two feet high that could
gambol and jump prodigiously; ...
        [ The Charwoman's Shadow, by Lord Dunsany ]

An 'imp' is an off-shoot or cutting. Thus an 'ymp tree' was
a grafted tree, or one grown from a cutting, not from seed.
'Imp' properly means a small devil, an off-shoot of Satan,
but the distinction between goblins or bogles and imps from
hell is hard to make, and many in the Celtic countries as
well as the English Puritans regarded all fairies as devils.
The fairies of tradition often hover uneasily between the
ghostly and the diabolic state.
        [ A Dictionary of Fairies, by Katharine Briggs ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
. "Go ahead, fetch thy mama! I shall wait." .................... ..##########........ ..#..i.....#.G...... ..#.@......+.GG..... ..#....h...#.G...... ..##########........
G "How much longer do you think he'll last?"
The imp ... imps ... little creatures of two feet high that could
gambol and jump prodigiously; ...
        [ The Charwoman's Shadow, by Lord Dunsany ]

An 'imp' is an off-shoot or cutting. Thus an 'ymp tree' was
a grafted tree, or one grown from a cutting, not from seed.
'Imp' properly means a small devil, an off-shoot of Satan,
but the distinction between goblins or bogles and imps from
hell is hard to make, and many in the Celtic countries as
well as the English Puritans regarded all fairies as devils.
The fairies of tradition often hover uneasily between the
ghostly and the diabolic state.
        [ A Dictionary of Fairies, by Katharine Briggs ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
hits! You hear the howling of the CwnAnnwnA pack of snow-white, red-eared spectral hounds which
sometimes took part in the kidnappings and raids the
inhabitants of the underworld sometimes make on this world
(the Wild Hunt). They are associated in Wales with the sounds
of migrating wild geese, and are said to be leading the souls
of the damned to hell. The phantom chase is usually heard or
seen in midwinter and is accompanied by a howling wind.
        [ Encyclopedia Mythica, ed. M.F. Lindemans ]

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... .................... ..##########........ ..#........#.G...... ..#..ih....+.GG..... ..#..@.....#.G...... ..##########........
"This time I shall  
let thee off with a 
spanking, but let it
not happen again."  
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..#...i....#.....G..
..#..h.....+.G......
..#.@......#....G...
..##########........
h "Winner!"
G "I love these steel cage matches."


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Comments

DaHusky July 4, 2007 07:34
First comment: 4 June, 2007 27 comments written
Cute
  July 4, 2007 09:09
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Masterous.
  July 4, 2007 09:24
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
I wonder if these matches are scripted?
Mordae July 4, 2007 14:12
First comment: 11 May, 2007 116 comments written
Of course it's scripted. I'm sure Dion pays Dudley handsomely for all the abuse he takes for our entertainment! Or maybe not; I don't think there are any ASCII labor laws...
1338h4x July 4, 2007 17:58
First comment: 19 September, 2006 102 comments written
Does Dudley then commit murder-suicide on his wife and kid?


...Dear godGoddesses and Gods operate in ones, threesomes, or whole
pantheons of nine or more (see Religion). Most of them claim
to have made the world, and this is indeed a likely claim in
the case of threesomes or pantheons: Fantasyland does have
the air of having been made by a committee. But all Goddesses
and Gods, whether they say they made the world or not, have
very detailed short-term plans for it which they are determined
to carry out. Consequently they tend to push people into the
required actions by the use of coincidence or Prophecy, or just
by narrowing down your available choices of what to do next:
if a deity is pushing you, things will go miserably badly until
there is only one choice left to you.
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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that was in bad taste.
Fathead July 5, 2007 01:05
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
That was cute.
Antheridium July 8, 2007 13:33
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
The sad part is, sometimes I feel like that when fighting imps.

Insert ADoM Arena reference here.
Grognor July 9, 2007 09:27
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Why don't the imps just shut up?
Antheridium July 10, 2007 02:43
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
Because they're sophomoric little bastards whose only reason for being in the dungeon is to get a rise out of stupid adventurers. At least, that's what I always thought.
Dantopia July 10, 2007 22:59
First comment: 10 July, 2007 6 comments written
I rate this one only Fair because I hate imps and everything associated with them.

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