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I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:46 am
by Dave

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:41 pm
by GlytchMeister
Man, if I was rich, I’d be SUCH a Medici.

Uh.... in the “Patron of the arts” sense.

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:45 pm
by Dave
GlytchMeister wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:41 pm
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Uh.... in the “Patron of the arts” sense.
But of course. Poisoning the competition would be gauche, and I doubt that anyone here thinks that you'd be gauche. ;)

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:10 pm
by FreeFlier
Dave wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:45 pm
GlytchMeister wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Uh.... in the “Patron of the arts” sense.
But of course. Poisoning the competition would be gauche, and I doubt that anyone here thinks that you'd be gauche. ;)
Thou shalt remember the eleventh commandment, and keep it wholly.

;)

--FreeFlier

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:43 pm
by Atomic
So if your not gauche, you're sinister?

Really - how many places are there where you can make heraldry puns?

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:12 pm
by FreeFlier
Atomic wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:43 pm
So if your not gauche, you're sinister?

Really - how many places are there where you can make heraldry puns?
At least two webcomic fora, if you're dexter-ous.

--FreeFlier

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:47 pm
by Catawampus
Atomic wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Really - how many places are there where you can make heraldry puns?
Isn't it ordinary in all fields?

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:59 am
by FreeFlier
If you bend the rules.

--FreeFlier

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:38 am
by Hansontoons
FreeFlier wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:59 am
If you bend the rules.

--FreeFlier
Considering this group, heralds would proclaim that chief among us is an attitude of honour! Only a base individual would not 'fess up to the charge of fomenting divisions in the field by the bending of rules. :)

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:08 pm
by FreeFlier
Wow . . . you're piling on today. Or . . . best fess up.

--FreeFlier

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:44 pm
by Dave

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:19 pm
by Hansontoons
FreeFlier wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Wow . . . you're piling on today. Or . . . best fess up.

--FreeFlier
Just having fun with words. Looked up Heraldry and ran with it!

Did a similar mashup a while back with movie titles or lines from Mel Brooks movies- I forget exactly, but I do recall kudos from Dave for the effort. A high honor!

😎

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:10 pm
by Hansontoons
Hansontoons wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:38 am
FreeFlier wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:59 am
If you bend the rules.

--FreeFlier
Considering this group, heralds would proclaim that chief among us is an attitude of honour! Only a base individual would not 'fess up to the charge of fomenting divisions in (of) the field by the bending of rules. :)
Highlights are words associated with heraldic coats of arms and badges.

Which reminds me, "We don' need no steenking batches!" :D

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:03 pm
by GlytchMeister
I am suddenly struck by how little I know about heraldry. I had a couple days on it in British Literature in high school, had to make my own coat of arms based on my last name.

Only thing is, I’ve got a commoner’s job-name.

(Googles a little bit)

Ah, one of those “occupational names.”

So I didn’t have a lot to go on. None of the websites my teacher had memberships with could pull up anything. So I just kinda made one up that incorporated the tools of the trade.

But a few months ago, I found out my family has a surname a bit up the tree from me from Europe that does have some heraldic significance. Nothing like a “I’m a prince” or anything, just a family named after an area/maybe-a-river in France. Or maybe vice versa. But probably the former - we’ve never had any royal or noble blood flow through our veins, as far as I’ve heard. Unless maybe a transfusion happened at a hospital :P

Anyway, I did find that coat of arms and showed it to those who carry that name, so that was kinda cool.

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:31 pm
by FreeFlier
There was a european family whose arms included a hammer and testicles . . .


Their founder was a blacksmith and horse-gelder before being ennobled. (On the battlefield - Something about saving the king's life IIRC.)

--FreeFlier

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:23 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
I remembered this story wrong; here's the actual story

As i recall, SF author David Drake once wrote that he was descended from a noble Drake family whose armorial bearings included a wyvern.

Francis Drake claimed kinship with that family and attempted to use their arms.

Didn't go well:
After receiving his knighthood Drake unilaterally adopted the armorials of the ancient Devon family of Drake of Ash, near Musbury, to whom he claimed a distant but unspecified kinship. These arms were: Argent, a wyvern wings displayed and tail nowed gules,[47] and the crest, a dexter arm Proper grasping a battle axe Sable, headed Argent. The head of that family, also a distinguished sailor, Sir Bernard Drake (d.1586), angrily refuted Sir Francis's claimed kinship and his right to bear his family's arms. That dispute led to "a box in the ear" being given to Sir Francis by Sir Bernard at court, as recorded by John Prince (1643–1723) in his "Worthies of Devon", first published in 1701.
However:
Queen Elizabeth, to assuage matters, awarded Sir Francis his own coat of arms, blazoned as follows:
Sable a fess wavy between two pole-stars [Arctic and Antarctic] argent; and for his crest, a ship on a globe under ruff, held by a cable with a hand out of the clouds; over it this motto, Auxilio Divino; underneath, Sic Parvis Magna; in the rigging whereof is hung up by the heels a wivern, gules, which was the arms of Sir Bernard Drake.
Take THAT, you bastard.

Re: I Need Your Help 2019-12-11

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:31 pm
by Warrl
Atomic wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:43 pm
So if your not gauche, you're sinister?

Really - how many places are there where you can make heraldry puns?
I think that's not quite droit.