User talk:Wikid/Writings of Jack Vance

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Why does this exist in the main namespace? It's just a list of names, with no real connection to NetHack. Better would be to put it under your user page. --paxed (talk) 06:46, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

All done now. I'm glad just to be able to post my theories somewhere. This wiki is an awesome resource. I guess your mileage may vary as to the perception of connections or otherwise. I'd respond by saying "this is your history". Thanks for commenting. Wikid (talk) 07:58, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm not opposed to people putting up their own stuff, if it is even tangentially NetHack related, as long as it doesn't "pollute" the main namespace - eg. Special:Random picks articles from there. --paxed (talk) 08:01, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Aha! Thanks, I see what you mean about Special:Random, and confess I hadn't thought of it. I appreciate the namespace sensitivity. Nethack is complex enough already! Wikid (talk) 08:10, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

The "unusual hoon" actually exists in SLEX already and it's a grue :) I'm looking forward to seeing what all those other cool-sounding monsters could be though, because those names sound so alien that I have no idea what they're all about (never read the literature they're based on)! --Bluescreenofdeath (talk) 09:27, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

I'll have to go back to the source myself. It's about time I revisited it. Pretty much all I can remember is that deodands wore a leather harness. Also in Old English (and until 1846 in English law), deodand was an object that had been instrumental in killing someone. Wikid (talk) 09:42, 6 August 2019 (UTC)