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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:38 AM #1 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

EDIT: (was remembering things that probably didn't happen again, regarding thinking I had seen some terminology I'd seen in this community elsewhere when I probably didn't, whoops...)

Edited by The Almighty Doer of Stuff, 23 October 2016 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 08:10 AM #2 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

Fair warning: exercise caution when Googling "hugemassive" or you might find objectionable material.

—Alorael, who has never been particularly enmeshed in the Blades community. He knows Bob is a local term, but he's never come across hugemassive at all. And he also can't find it in other places. Is it much of a jargon term at all?

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:34 PM #3 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

I don't know, come to think of it. I can't think of a specific instance. There is a good chance that it was a memory formed out of nothing. That's part of my illness, my memory doing screwy things, putting memories together in incorrect ways and such. It's also part of why I didn't repost this myself after it was moved to the mod board, even though you allowed me to... >_>
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:26 PM #4 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

I have come across the term 'hugemassive' before, but only colloquially, and only to mean, well, huge massive - and never in reference to Spiderweb.

'Bob', meanwhile, is something I only associate with the SW/Blades community, and I've never heard of it outside of here.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 07:32 AM #5 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

I can't get Google to back me up on this, but I recall HUGEMASSIVE starting out on Shadow Vale. Someone (pretty sure TGM, but not certain) implored Ephesos to create a HUGEMASSIVE scenario (the all caps is important), and it went off from there. At one point Smoo (again, pretty sure but not certain), through an act of subterfuge, recovered a file titled 'hugemass.bas' from Eph's computer and revealed its shocking contents to the world. dbot points to anyone who can find evidence of these events.

I first came across Bob in this article by the Creator, though it's possible the term was in use before then. I've never ever seen it used outside this community.
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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:20 AM #6 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

I guess that kinda makes me a 'Bob' too, in a way.
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:13 PM #7 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

View PostAmong the Lines, on 23 October 2016 - 08:10 AM, said:

Fair warning: exercise caution when Googling "hugemassive" or you might find objectionable material.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 02:04 AM #8 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

View PostDintiradan, on 27 October 2016 - 07:32 AM, said:

dbot points to anyone who can find evidence of these events.
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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:13 AM #9 "Hugemassive", "Bob", and Spidweb

View PostDintiradan, on 27 October 2016 - 07:32 AM, said:

I can't get Google to back me up on this, but I recall HUGEMASSIVE starting out on Shadow Vale. Someone (pretty sure TGM, but not certain) implored Ephesos to create a HUGEMASSIVE scenario (the all caps is important), and it went off from there. At one point Smoo (again, pretty sure but not certain), through an act of subterfuge, recovered a file titled 'hugemass.bas' from Eph's computer and revealed its shocking contents to the world. dbot points to anyone who can find evidence of these events.

I first came across Bob in this article by the Creator, though it's possible the term was in use before then. I've never ever seen it used outside this community.

I remember using that phrase, yeah.





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