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Blurring of Real life and UO...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Andsteel, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Andsteel

    Andsteel Journeyman
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    I was in a great museum the other day which had early Swedish rune stones (surprisingly large grave markers). I found myself wanting to recall and find where the destination was! My husband just groaned when I told him why I was laughing ;)
     
  2. hakeem

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    I think I too would have been tempted.

    My wife and I were in a large retail superstore with an incredible loud screaming toddler in the next aisle.
    The parent was oblivious to the racket and hrowing of items, so I snuck around the corner, the kid looked at me, I whispered harshly Kal Vas Flam! It freaked him out so much he shut up.

    R/L stealth mage FTW.
     
  3. Xenobia

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    There have been threads like this in the past and they are absolutely hilarious! I get the feeling someone is staring at the back of my head (while I am playing UO) and turn to see my husband standing there with "that look" in his eyes. Now mind you I am doing a champ spawn with other folks who are counting on my help and I am actually making headway. I think of paralyze, wall of stone and incognito all at the same time. I know that is just sad but he can wait dammit lol
     
  4. Crysta

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    Not quite the same, but if I close my eyes after playing for too long, I see a constant scrolling stream of floating damage numbers that have been temporarily burned in.
     
  5. Maplestone

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    I don't yet get that way for Ultima (ok, maybe once when noticing that a store had exactly 20 bunches of garlic and I had an urge to buy them out), although I constantly catch myself looking for the "search" function in books.
     
  6. Potgut

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    I was on a parking lot running away from two men who wanted to hurt me and as I turned the corner I used a smoke bomb to hide and they ran past me and as I was using stealth to walk away, I woke up.
     
  7. I love this one hehehe

    You know those times when you're on the highway and traffic is all backed up but there are people making it worse by leaving 2 or 3 car lengths between cars? I'm so guilty of sitting in my car and thinking to myself, "Ooo if only I could teleport there and there..." and mapping out the teleports in my head :(
     
  8. Kaleb

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    I bow hunt and like to think Im a stealth archer decked out in my camo.
     
  9. Xenobia

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    I work for a very large squadron on base and there are times I have thought how wonderful it would be to recall to the different buildings rather then drive. It would sure save on gas!
     
  10. LordDrago

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    In Church this morning Pastor Tom was talking about the garden of eden and the snake there causing, you know, the trouble with Adam and Eve. i thought that is nothing compared to what Coil did to me the other night.....


    Damn I'm going to Hell...I wonder if Hell has a cavern of the discarded?
     
  11. AnneNomilly

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    Sitting stuck in traffic and happen to notice the license plate on the car in front of you and the first thought to pop into your head is "Man, how'd they get THAT past the profanity filter" and second thought is "Someone's gonna page."

    Of course, both of those thoughts are immediately followed by "Man I need help".
     
  12. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    Heh one evening, my wife and I saw one that was "EWW-455".

    Another evening when we were first dating, at the time she lived across town from me and I was taking her back home, I looked over to the other side of the interstate as we were headed up and thought out loud "I hope the lag isn't too bad on the way home"... I've YET to live THAT one down.

    And just recently, I almost bought a plant for outside the house based on UO recognition... a snake plant. It wasn't bright green, nor were there any thorns to harvest, and I would have bought it, but it's an indoor plant and I was going to put it outside which would not have worked, so I passed on it.
     
  13. Lady Tiger

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    *turns to the yellow pages to look for help* Should be found under ADDICTED TO UO. thanks for the laugh this morning
     
  14. Jhym

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    I tried taming our kitty once, she was less than impressed. No taming gain, dammit. Did get animal lore though.
     
  15. Sabbath

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    I have caught myself daydreaming about a house deco tool when hanging pictures...
     
  16. omg lol so far my second favorite one posted :lol::lol:
     
  17. Years ago I had a dream I was downtown when a band of Orcs starting attacking and just ripping the city apart. The next day went to work, I found myself startled that the city looked so clean and they got everything fixed so quickly. (no joke). I knew then I had a problem.

    A friend once recounted the story of how they were in traffic and someone cut them off. They stuck their head out the window and yelled "CORP POR!" and was sadly disappointed when nothing happened.
     
  18. J.B.

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    A friend of mine told me when he drives by a house that has a For sale sign in the yard he thinks IDOC!
     
  19. Infiniti

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    Ok...your second story actually did make me laugh out loud. Lots of good ones on here but this one is my personal favorite. :D
     
  20. maroite

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    You are totally a red in RL... I only say this because if you were blue, you would have passed the kid an enchanted apple to get rid of the diaper rash curse.
     
  21. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    These threads are so much fun! and nice to know we're not alone...

    Yesterday I dropped a plant and as the soil spilled on the floor, I thought "oh well, I'll just refill it with fertile dirt".
     
  23. Dai FHA

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    Went to view the elk with a few friends a while back. As we were looking out across the land they gather on, I couldnt help but notice the perfect spot for a castle :) Our whole group plays UO, so we all got a nice chuckle out of it.
     
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    *sneaks over to rune stone*

    *you cannot pick that up*


    :sad4:
     
  25. Altpersona

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    It's not UO related but I do have the tendancy to call areoplanes Airships because of final fantasy. I've said it a couple of times in formal conversation and they look at me like "wtf? Where did we find you?" and I don't realise what I said was wrong until way way after the moment, and then I force myself to make it seem like it's natural.
     
  26. Nh'bdy

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    One time, during my schooling, I was asleep on my desk and my legs were hurting and my friend went to wake me up and I replied "Groan, man, my legs are killing me, I have to hit up the tailor when I get home for some REE-PAIRS!" then I yawned and fell asleep again, he had no idea what I was talking about.
     
  27. Sindris

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    Riding to my fathers house for a visit we have to travel through some heavily wooded areas. Amid these areas are large grass meadows where water tends to settle before drying up in the late spring. A couple of times I have caught myself thinking "I bet a castle would fit there."
     
  28. Xenobia

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    We have tons of trees on our property. I sit out there in the morning sipping my coffee and listening to the critters. I have caught myself on more then one occasion thinking how cool it would be if we could get gems and frostwood from all those trees.
     
  29. Norrar

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    I saw a bunch of disturbed soil in the woods one day and thought, "someones been treasure hunting"

    'Course, I much prefer the random outbursts of spell combos...

    Don't yell Vas Ort Flam, Kal Vas Flam, In Sar at trick or treaters while dressed like a lich on halloween. Sure you get the loot, but its to easy.
     
  30. dreadflame

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    Yep, I have this too. Especially when going to bed :D
     
  31. Crewel Lye

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    I was supervising a friend's home repairs and got to thinking as they mixed paint to touch up their Kitchen, Hmm why not Use Strength Potions! Really, would help the finish last longer, use it on wood for their cabinets so they don't crack. Yep, even just now waking up curious about (Inspected Ingots) this Game has attacked my dreams and waking thoughts abit more often than not.
    A different time I went out to the Mountains with my BF and along the road I saw Piles of Blue Rocks, I shrieked with Joy Ooh Valorite! and lastly, dreams of r/l camping sleeping in a cave by a fire and what do you know along come a Giant Cu-Sidhe and bites a hole into the palm of my hand, and I think the only wise choice..(at the time) is to hide in the sleeping bag. *Wakes Up and looks at hands sighs relief*
     
  32. Mairut

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    I've done like a previous poster said and thought "ooh! idoc!" :love:when I see a for sale sign.

    Other times it's..."I wonder if that comes in deeded form or not?" "I need to look around Luna and find myself one" "I wonder what Vet Level that Banner reward comes from"....etc.
    Usually happens when I'm very tired.:sleep2:

    I had a very realistic dream once that included runes and recalling. We didn't have runebooks, but would touch the runes with our index fingers and say "Kal Ort Por" and recall that way.

    It can get quite interesting sometimes :D
     
  33. Magdalene

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    The most disturbing thing is when you catch yourself looking at junk people throw away to see if there's something useful... RL not Brit Bank...
     
  34. Falon of Eldor

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    Had a dream this morning where I was explaining to someone about moongates!

    Started using *emotes* in emails long ago.

    Frequently dreams of UO. One included customizing islands.

    ****loves UO*****
     
  35. Black Sun

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    I was doing dishes once, and when I looked up at the hill behind our house I could have sworn that I saw a mongbat or horde minion coming towards the house. I remember thinking "That's a one hit kill with the katana in the bedroom." then went right back to doing dishes. It took me a good 5 minutes before I realized what happened.
     
  36. They Call Me Al

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  37. Altpersona

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    I had a dream last night that there was a PvP competetion and the prize was the leather dye tub I've been looking for all week. I cried because in my dream I only had a crafter lmao No one took pity on me.
     
  38. MalagAste

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    I find myself saying things like "Aye"... at work and people just look at me funny... I smile and nod.

    I recently broke my ankle and kept thinking... Man I wish I had a heal pot...

    Instead I get 6 weeks in a boot...

    And I know how you all feel about driving along thinking.... Hum..... that looks like the perfect plot for a castle... Or seeing some abandoned farmhouse and thinking... I think that's the RL definition of In Danger of Collapsing.... for sure!
     
  39. Black Sun

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    Back in grade school there was a kid who lived in a house that had an old barn that looked like it was ready to fall over at any second. Everyday we would tell him "Eric, go kick the barn when you get off the bus." Everyday he did. Then came the one fateful Monday when we all got our wish. We pulled up to let him off the bus, and there was the barn in a pile. I like to think Friday's kick is what did it.
     
  40. asamdan

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    I will always remember the time I was heading to chicago and we passed a field full of sheep and I remember asking out loud if we should stop and shear the sheep for bandaids?.(Thats when we first had to shear and make most of our aids)
     
  41. Scarst

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    Well I guess I was never as addicted as some of you were. *Turns around and punches imaginary mongbat to death* :bdh:
     
  42. Kirthag

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    LMAO!!! Here's one for you all...

    I was talking to one of my dear friends (who lives on the east coast now) about how things are here in Hawaii. She used to play UO a lot - I've been working on convincing her to come back.

    Our topics? The economy, the beaches, and of course - the shopping. The convo went something like...

    Friend - "So how's the Ala Moana?" largest mall in Hawaii
    Me - "Oh, the vendors are still packing it in."
    Friend - "Really? Rumours still there?"
    Me - "Yeah, but they moved Iieda's and shrunk Shirokiyas - is smaller than a 7x7 now!"
    Friend - "No ****! And ArtLines?"
    Me - "Nope... went IDOC and now is some Swatch store."
    Friend - "What about Pearlridge?" another mall
    Me - "That is still there, but vendors are just about empty.. a ghost town like Yew."
    Friend - "Wow... but I heard they did a clean-up Waikiki thing..."
    Me - "Yeah... is Luna now - catering to the rich. Is pathetic."

    Seriously.. this was a SERIOUS conversation - not staged. We do that often.... actually... too often.... heh.


    o_O



    And this morning... got stuck in traffic (of course) and found myself muttering "sanctum viatas" over and over again - dreading my descent into the abyss of my job....
     
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    I bet you the CE guys here in Altus would love to be able too do that. I would like to be able to Kal Vas Flam some of the people who call us though...
     
  44. Xenobia

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    AMEN to that!!! lol From Commanders on down! I'm from Oklahoma so I'm sorry you are stationed at Altus. I bet you wish you could recall or gate out of there.