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Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:51 am
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
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.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:05 am
by narrativedilettante
I use this forum for shameless self-promotion all the time, so, y'know. You've got company.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:31 am
by eli_gone_crazy
I just realized you could have also gone with factuallydefunct

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:56 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
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.)

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:57 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
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.)

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:03 am
by narrativedilettante
Qara I am enjoying your blog very much.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:54 am
by JRPictures
Yeah that was actually hilarious, especially by the end.

I love that disclaimer too.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:18 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
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".

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:38 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
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.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:32 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
This week I answered another question from Dilly! thank you for all the questions, Dilly!! This one is about counting cards.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:15 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
Today I answered a question from Tohr about the difference between Pines and Spruces!

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:10 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
This week, the question was about why Stephen and Stephenie are pronounced so differently.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:21 pm
by IslaKariese
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.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:00 pm
by Genndy Oda C.O.G.
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.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:52 pm
by narrativedilettante
Here's a question:

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

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:08 pm
by Pixelmage
narrativedilettante wrote:Here's a question:

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

<_<
>_>
Aleph-null many.
<_<
>_>

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:15 am
by Scarab
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? >.>

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:29 pm
by RussetDivinity
Scarab wrote:Would you rather it mean Princess? >.>


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

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:12 pm
by eli_gone_crazy
Woah my name means gift TO god. RUSS ARE WE TWINS

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:01 pm
by JackAlsworth
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.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:10 pm
by narrativedilettante
My name means "bright fame" which is actually pretty great.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:39 pm
by Endless Sea
I think my name means guardian or something. Which is cool, I guess. Doesn't really fit me, though.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:40 pm
by Pixelmage
And here I am being stuck as "Friend of horses."

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:58 pm
by Guyshane
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.

Re: Factually Deficient

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:30 pm
by Victin
"Victory" or "victorious" here.