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"Screecher down!"

Post by x31stOverlord » 25 Jan 2018, 05:24

Just a small nitpicking discussion on the new queen and the typical "Screecher down" cries of Victory against the xeno scum as the Queen meets her demise.

However, some rounds I've seen queens killed who had not once used the screech ability, one notable death was a SSD queen and a flank from alpha before they were all suitably demolished by a horde of angry xenos.

The marines in question collectively began screaming in comms about how "The Screecher is down!!" How and why they would use the phrase when the queen had not once screeched is curious. I know it's just a remnant of phrase used and stuck in the minds of all. But taken subjectively may in fact verge on the fence of Meta.

Maybe not. Who am I to say.

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Re: "Screecher down!"

Post by misto » 25 Jan 2018, 05:26

she wails when she dies

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Post by TehSpoderman » 25 Jan 2018, 05:28

I usually call the Queen "The Big Bitch"
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Re: "Screecher down!"

Post by Smalls » 25 Jan 2018, 06:29

Yeah and why don't people stand in clouds of Boiler acid before they know what it does amirite???

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Post by x31stOverlord » 25 Jan 2018, 07:02

Smalls wrote:
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Yeah and why don't people stand in clouds of Boiler acid before they know what it does amirite???
Depends on how much you care about it. First time someone gets hit by a boiler cloud it's fair game to avoid. I mean. Logically speaking you can assume anything flying towards you spat by a gigantic fucking terrorfying looking monster is something you don't want to stand in.

Same vein as some xenos running onto the red laser marker of CAS and dying gloriously. After that xenos avoiding red dots is fair game.

Depends on how far we are willing to step into the bounds of meta as individuals and as a community
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Post by Heckenshutze » 25 Jan 2018, 08:08

You can call her Queen, it's after all a nickname given by the marines
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Post by Steelpoint » 25 Jan 2018, 08:10

Its an ingrainment for people wanting to avoid meta claims of referring to xenos by their proper names. Same as Facehuggers are called Crabs or Spiders, Predators are called Aliens (or retardedly Jamaicans) and similar.
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Post by GoliathTheDespoiler » 25 Jan 2018, 08:12

I call queens queens

I also call ravagers ravagers, crusher crushers, and boilers boilers.

Is just easy to understand for most peeps.

The only exception to this is one first encounter, I'd call them by what they look like, then after that call them by name
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Post by BladeBr » 25 Jan 2018, 08:16

GoliathTheDespoiler wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 08:12
I call queens queens

I also call ravagers ravagers, crusher crushers, and boilers boilers.

Is just easy to understand for most peeps.

The only exception to this is one first encounter, I'd call them by what they look like, then after that call them by name
when it would be cool to call Xenos...Xenos? I have played alot of AVP and they say always "KILL THOSE FREAKNIG XENOS" "TAKE DOWN THE XENOMORHPS" "THE XENOS ARE INVADING!"

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Post by GoliathTheDespoiler » 25 Jan 2018, 08:19

BladeBr wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 08:16
when it would be cool to call Xenos...Xenos? I have played alot of AVP and they say always "KILL THOSE FREAKNIG XENOS" "TAKE DOWN THE XENOMORHPS" "THE XENOS ARE INVADING!"

I want muh lore talk, mate.
You can call them bugs immediately. And probably xenomorphs after talking about what they should be named.
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Post by Smalls » 25 Jan 2018, 13:52

Ye Xenomorph just means 'strange or foreign shape or form' in Latin.

It's pretty much just a scientific sounding way of saying unknown thing, and could apply to any weird animals or creatures a person comes across. Like how UFO doesn't always have to apply to alien spaceships, but can be literally anything that flies and you don't know what it is.

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Post by Sir Lordington » 25 Jan 2018, 14:11

Xeno is just a latin word meaning "outside", hence xenophobia. Fun fact, X-COM soldiers call the enemies X-Rays instead of Tangos because X-ray is NATO for X, from Xeno.

So calling them xenos is perfectly fine.
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Post by thatguyfromlife » 25 Jan 2018, 17:08

Huh, maybe we could start using X-Ray we talking about xenos.

Pretend we're a military force or something.
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Post by Thanteus » 25 Jan 2018, 17:15

So I've been hearing talk lately that queen screech might potentially be taken down soon.

Whaddya damn boots and Casuals gunna say if that happens then huh?
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Post by misto » 25 Jan 2018, 17:16

"thing that looks identical to praetorian down"

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Post by Thanteus » 25 Jan 2018, 17:20

misto wrote:
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"thing that looks identical to praetorian down"
"Big black double-jawed, rootin-tootin, no-good, swash-buckling, >non-screecher< down."
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Post by Renomaki » 26 Jan 2018, 18:51

I prefer to call the queen "Big Mama" because calling it a queen seems very out of place for a marine.

In fact, I just prefer calling xenos "bugs" rather than lizards, because it is easier to say and more accurate.
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Post by Cry of Wolves » 26 Jan 2018, 19:16

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Post by LocalizedDownpour » 26 Jan 2018, 19:19

Renomaki wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 18:51
I prefer to call the queen "Big Mama" because calling it a queen seems very out of place for a marine.

In fact, I just prefer calling xenos "bugs" rather than lizards, because it is easier to say and more accurate.
Marines named the castes though.

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Post by sirhelgate » 28 Jan 2018, 02:51

Marines did infact name the casts. Hence why we call Spitters spitters. Drones behave in fashions one would say a drone would. Hunter's hunt. Crushers crush. the marines don't call Praes praes on a regular basis. I usually see 'Big spitter'. Boilers also are kinda obviously named.

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Post by biscuitsakimbo » 28 Jan 2018, 06:06

It's really lame when people call spitters 'spitting ones', you're literally just calling them spitters in the most retarded way possible.

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Post by Crab_Spider » 28 Jan 2018, 09:21

Steelpoint wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 08:10
Its an ingrainment for people wanting to avoid meta claims of referring to xenos by their proper names. Same as Facehuggers are called Crabs or Spiders, Predators are called Aliens (or retardedly Jamaicans) and similar.

It's borderline stupidity, really. They're avoiding meta, by literally doing what no rationally thinking person, Marine or Civilian, would do.
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Post by Omicega » 28 Jan 2018, 09:35

Sir Lordington wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 14:11
Xeno is just a latin word meaning "outside", hence xenophobia.
Xeno comes from Greek, not Latin, meaning "strange" or "stranger". :c
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Post by Sir Lordington » 28 Jan 2018, 14:11

Greek, latin. I have been out-nerded.
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