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Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Tue May 06, 2014 12:51 am

Shameless self-promotion time!

I feel justified, since this idea was sort of born in the chatroom... I have created a blog for the specific purpose of taking real questions about real things like science and history, and writing fictional answers to them that are SO wrong that they're really obvious lies, really easy to verify as being untrue. I hope/think it will be fun for everybody!

I am super excited to get serious questions from people so that I can start trying to regularly blog completely false answers. So please feel free to send me questions to answer ridiculously!

The blog is called Factually Deficient, because that is a politically-correct term for what all my answers there will be.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby narrativedilettante on Tue May 06, 2014 1:05 am

I use this forum for shameless self-promotion all the time, so, y'know. You've got company.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby eli_gone_crazy on Tue May 06, 2014 9:31 am

I just realized you could have also gone with factuallydefunct
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun May 11, 2014 1:56 pm

For anyone interested, today I answered a question about whether the internet is alive. (if people are uninterested, I can stop posting about this I'm just really excited to give my first answer on this blog.)
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun May 11, 2014 1:57 pm

For anyone interested, today I answered a question about whether the internet is alive. (if people are uninterested, I can stop posting about this I'm just really excited to give my first answer on this blog.)
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby narrativedilettante on Mon May 12, 2014 1:03 am

Qara I am enjoying your blog very much.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby JRPictures on Mon May 12, 2014 5:54 am

Yeah that was actually hilarious, especially by the end.

I love that disclaimer too.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun May 18, 2014 4:18 pm

I'm glad you guys like it!!!!!
I hope you continue to enjoy this new instalment, wherein I answer Tohr's question about recipes that were "adjusted for altitude".
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun May 25, 2014 4:38 pm

This week, I responded to Dilly's question about how levels work, despite knowing absolutely nothing about levels, how they work, or what they look like.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:32 pm

This week I answered another question from Dilly! thank you for all the questions, Dilly!! This one is about counting cards.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:15 pm

Today I answered a question from Tohr about the difference between Pines and Spruces!
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Qara-Xuan Zenith on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:10 pm

This week, the question was about why Stephen and Stephenie are pronounced so differently.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby IslaKariese on Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:21 pm

I love the etymology of names, but the whole thing was kinda dampened for me when I discovered my name, Avery, doesn't really have a meaning of its own but is a diminutive of Alberich or Alfred, which mean 'elf power' and 'elf counsel' respectively. Not that I dislike elves, they're pretty cool, but I want an actual meaning. I blame my dad - Avery was the only name for me he actually liked, despite the dozens of other names that Mom threw at him.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Genndy Oda C.O.G. on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:00 pm

It could be worse. I spent most of my life believing that my given name, Trevor, meant "prudence", or "wise choices". I took pride in it, and claimed that the name held true. In the past few months, though, I have discovered that it actually means...
"Big Village"
Quite a letdown, I must say.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby narrativedilettante on Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:52 pm

Here's a question:

How many planets are there? (Both in our solar system and in the entire universe.)
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Pixelmage on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:08 pm

narrativedilettante wrote:Here's a question:

How many planets are there? (Both in our solar system and in the entire universe.)

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Aleph-null many.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Scarab on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:15 am

IslaKariese wrote:I love the etymology of names, but the whole thing was kinda dampened for me when I discovered my name, Avery, doesn't really have a meaning of its own but is a diminutive of Alberich or Alfred, which mean 'elf power' and 'elf counsel' respectively. Not that I dislike elves, they're pretty cool, but I want an actual meaning. I blame my dad - Avery was the only name for me he actually liked, despite the dozens of other names that Mom threw at him.


Dude, Avery is actually one of my favourite names, cause it's in the name of a character I think is badass. And also now, Isla. :3

I read somewhere that it's meant to mean 'courage' though... Then again I read that in one of those cutesy baby books and you know how they like to give names different meanings for whatever reason.

Genndy Oda C.O.G. wrote:It could be worse. I spent most of my life believing that my given name, Trevor, meant "prudence", or "wise choices". I took pride in it, and claimed that the name held true. In the past few months, though, I have discovered that it actually means...
"Big Village"


Would you rather it mean Princess? >.>
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby RussetDivinity on Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:29 pm

Scarab wrote:Would you rather it mean Princess? >.>


It could be worse. My name means "gift from God".
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby eli_gone_crazy on Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Woah my name means gift TO god. RUSS ARE WE TWINS
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby JackAlsworth on Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:01 pm

RussetDivinity wrote:It could be worse. My name means "gift from God".


It could be even worse. My last name is derived from a place name meaning "place of the cow sheds" in Old English.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby narrativedilettante on Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:10 pm

My name means "bright fame" which is actually pretty great.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Endless Sea on Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:39 pm

I think my name means guardian or something. Which is cool, I guess. Doesn't really fit me, though.
So, apparently I'm the sanest madman this side of the international date line. Seems legit.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Pixelmage on Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:40 pm

And here I am being stuck as "Friend of horses."
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Guyshane on Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:58 pm

I've heard both "fortunate one" and "young one" attributed to my name. So really the only consensus the to meanings have is that I am one person not two, which is a mild relief.
I say we nuke it from orbit...its the only way to be sure.
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Re: Factually Deficient

Postby Victin on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:30 pm

"Victory" or "victorious" here.
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