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Russian folk characters
« on: May 01, 2011, 09:20:51 AM »
Telegraph article: Russia and Ukraine squabble over fairytale characters

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The disputed characters include a medieval knight called Ilya Muromets known for his superhuman strength, 'Speckled Hen,' a creature which miraculously lays golden eggs, and Kolobok, a cheerful talking cake who flees animals eager to eat him.


Clear this up for us, Muro. Are you Ukranian or Russian?
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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 12:00:35 PM »
More importantly, tell us more about the terrifying talking Russian cake.  :shock:
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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 02:01:30 PM »
Well, suddenly it's all so clear to me. I always thought Murometz was an odd name, assumed it has something to do with the baseball team, never thought to ask as there are so many weird usernames out there. But now... judging from the information I possess, this HAS to be the origin of Muro's name.

And for some reason I want to say he is Ukranian, and not Russian (but possibly both?).
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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 04:07:31 PM »
Shed light into the enigma that be Murometz ye are.
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Pierce the Muro mist you cannot.
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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 04:38:03 PM »
This is an answer that I know, mwahahahaha


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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 05:25:55 PM »
I'll go with Jedi-Master AG's answer. I like it.

Kolobok is not all that terrifying. He's a cake :) He outwitted a few animals who were trying to eat him, until the fox came along, and befuddled him with praise. End of Kolobok. Fox full. I like the german version of the fairy tale better. Kolobok ends up letting some starving children eat him. Awwww (yet...creepy?)

Anyway, yes I'm not Ukranian.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 08:47:09 PM by Murometz »
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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 06:27:02 PM »
Kolobok is not all that terrifying. He's a cake :) He outwitted a few animals who were trying to eat him, until the fox came along, and befuddled him with praise. End of Kolobok. Fox full. I like the german version of the fairy tale better. Kolobok ends up letting some starving children eat him. Awwww (yet...creepy?)
Anytime food talks back when you try to eat it, it's terrifying and creepy.
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Re: Russian folk characters
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 07:01:57 PM »
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Anytime food talks back when you try to eat it, it's terrifying and creepy.

I can't argue that point
« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 08:46:48 PM by Murometz »
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1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

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