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Perilous Pit? More like barrel-ous pit.

Also, probably the strangest misconception ever; I thought the person in the mangling machine was Keen's mom washing dishes.
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Pandakeen wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 18:49 Also, probably the strangest misconception ever; I thought the person in the mangling machine was Keen's mom washing dishes.
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I always thought that the "waving trees" in Keen Dreams were King Boobus' enslaved children out working the fields and waving to Keen for help. I guess being colorblind meant I never noticed that the children have green heads, although I guess in hindsight they do make for strange-looking children...
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In the space station levels of Keen 6 I thought that the picture of the punk rock bloog was actually a bloog dressed as Elvis.
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As a kid, I mispronounced the word "Bloog" as "blug", rather than "blewg", which is how it's supposed to be pronounced. I don't know why; I guess I just saw the similarities between "Bloog" and the word "blood" and made assumptions about the double O's. English is weird, man. On a related note, I didn't know how to pronounce "Shikadi" growing up, and always said it as "Shik-AW-dee", rather than "SHIK-uh-dee", which was confirmed to be the correct pronunciation on these very forums.

I still have no idea how to pronounce some of the names of aliens and locations in fangames. In Keen 7's title, I constantly alternate between pronouncing "Krodacia" as either "Kro-DASH-uh" or "Kro-DAY-see-uh". The pronunciation of the word "Atroxian" is up in the air for me, too. "Uh-TROCK-shin"? "Uh-TROAK-see-in?" Some combination?
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As a kid, I used to pronounce Shikadi as "Shi-ka-DEE". Though now I say "Shi-KAH-Dee". I'm not sure if there's an officially confirmed syllable emphasis, but to me it seems like it only really works with the emphasis on the second syllable.
I still have no idea how to pronounce some of the names of aliens and locations in fangames. In Keen 7's title, I constantly alternate between pronouncing "Krodacia" as either "Kro-DASH-uh" or "Kro-DAY-see-uh"
For me, it was always "Kro-DAY-shuh." I hadn't even thought of other pronunciations.
The pronunciation of the word "Atroxian" is up in the air for me, too. "Uh-TROCK-shin"? "Uh-TROAK-see-in?" Some combination?
Haha, well, I haven't even been consistent with how I pronounce the name. Back when I came up with the name in 2010 (the phrase "Atroxian Realm" just kind of came to me when I needed to name a game folder), I pronounced it differently than I usually do now.

The original pronunciation was more like "Ah-TROWE-k-shun" (with the 'k' smoothly blended in). However, I heard other people saying it more like Ah-TRAW-k-zee-ehn (like Hairmonster in his YouTube playthrough). So that's usually how I say it now, although I guess I've sometimes even said it like "Ah-TROWE-k-see-ehn". So, I don't know if I can even give an official pronunciation. Probably the second of the three options sounds the best to me now.

It was also funny seeing a few people stumble over the name "Cyraaun Kriuus-Llquo" in AR. The official pronunciation for that one is "SIGH-Ron (as in the name Ron) KREE-us-EL-quo (as in "quote"). The "us" and "EL" also slur together very quickly. It's kind of fun to say.
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I always said "shik-a-DIE".

I imagine people from different countries naturally say it differently. It would be interesting to study this.
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Ok, how I read all those.

ShikAdee
AtrOksian
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did anyone here actually see the Perilous Pit as it was intended?
Not me, was as shocked as you.
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Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
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Benvolio wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:15 Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
I did at one point.
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This is how I pronounce those names:

Shi-KAH-Dee
Ah-TROCKS-See-In
Kro-DAY-Shun

For a long time, though, I used to pronounce Krodacian as "Kro-DAH-She-In". I learned the proper pronunciation from this old Keen: Modding topic.

I always pronounce Vorticon and Narln as "Vor-TUH-Kin" and "Nar-Lin" and I don't know if I'll ever break that habit. Yet I pronounce Cheesicon V (planet from The Sqeek Battle) as "Cheese-I-Con Five". :rolleyes
Benvolio wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:15 Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
I tried looking very hard, but all I could really see are the cat ears. I did remember thinking the castle looked weird -- like it didn't really look like a castle. If you ask me, it kind of looks like a bottle.
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Benvolio wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:15 Image

Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
I thought that structure was the Mangling Machine itself. A very close look shows that its a tower with a spiralling staircase and the letter M on the top.
Quillax wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:10 This is how I pronounce those names:

Shi-KAH-Dee
Ah-TROCKS-See-In
Kro-DAY-Shun

For a long time, though, I used to pronounce Krodacian as "Kro-DAH-She-In". I learned the proper pronunciation from this old Keen: Modding topic.

I always pronounce Vorticon and Narln as "Vor-TUH-Kin" and "Nar-Lin" and I don't know if I'll ever break that habit. Yet I pronounce Cheesicon V (planet from The Sqeek Battle) as "Cheese-I-Con Five". :rolleyes
Benvolio wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:15 Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
I tried looking very hard, but all I could really see are the cat ears. I did remember thinking the castle looked weird -- like it didn't really look like a castle. If you ask me, it kind of looks like a bottle.
I pronounce them:
* Shi-Caddy
* Ah-Trocks-Cean
* Kro-Day-Sheean
* Vor-tick-con
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I pronounce it "shikadi"
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Pandakeen wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:35 I pronounce it "shikadi"
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Glad I could contribute to this discussion. While we're on the subject of alien names, I've never been able to figure what the plural of some of them are supposed to be. I know the plural to Shikadi is just "Shikadi" and the same can be said for the Fleex, but I didn't know until recently that that rule also applied to the Orbatrix. I always called them "Orbatrixes" or, rarely, "Orbatrices" (don't ask).

I still don't know whether the plural for Tomatooth is "Tomatooths" or "Tomateeth". The latter sounds kinda funny, I guess.
Benvolio wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:15 Image

Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
I thought the top of it looked kinda like an angry robotic face. Kinda ironic, since what's inside the castle is, in fact, a giant robot, albeit with a completely neutral expression.
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For an embarrassingly long time I misinterpreted little Ampton's arms as forming a kind of fanged snout. I don't know how I explained the pole sliding to myself.
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