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Old Jul 1 2011, 05:14 AM   #1
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This was a silly idea that I got while tinkering with ship designs - some cruise ship lines have all their ships share a pattern of names; White Star Line's ships all ended in -ic, Cunards all ended in -ia for a while, etc.

Anyway, I was toying with the idea of a thousand tiny tugboats doing jobs for one company, and how the names of these ships could get a bit silly after a while.

This started with only a few jokes, and eventually I got carried away writing lots of them. Some are good, some are bad. Eh, have a look anyway and tell me what you think.

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The harbourmaster leaned back in his chair. "So, what are today's reports?"

"Um..." the assistant flipped back through the printout of the day. "According to this, the Neurotic and the Frantic erroneously reported several sinking ships, the Moronic has run aground, the Symbolic is currently delivering a shipment of model ships, the Hygenic reportedly had an outbreak of flu onboard, although the Psychosomatic later sent word this was false, the Strategic crashed into the Ironic, the Hubristic has lost its fourth funnel, the Generic and the Realistic have nothing much to report, the Fantastic and Chic are currently undergoing redecoration, the trainee crew of the Kinesthetic failed the written part of their exam, the Anorexic is low on ballast, the Ergonomic's crew is reportedly suffering back problems, the Critic reports that the Egocentric appears to be sinking, although the Egocentric claims otherwise, the Dyslexic is reportedly sending out OSO messages, witnesses state that the Schizophrenic is apparently patrolling both the North and South shores, the crews of the Agnostic and the Dogmatic are currently fighting one another, so are the crews of the Capitalistic and the Communistic, the Sporadic has apparently vanished off our radar, the Cinematic, or a good replica of it is apparently resting near an island, the Carcinogenic's funnels have recently been repaired, the Asthmatic's ventilation system has exploded, the Acidic and the Caustic have crashed into the Toxic and will all require repairs, the Aquatic was thought to be sinking, but the Apologetic reported it had mishandled the signal, the Amnesiac is apparently unsure of its current location, the Agoraphobic is currently in dock, and the Catastrophic thought it might be sinking, but the Anticlimactic reported that things have turned out alright."

The harbourmaster ran a hand over his head. "Oh boy..." he grumbled. "Well, at least it's not as bad as that mess last year with the Erotic."

"Oh, certainly."
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"Snorting" and at this, just what I need
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Old Jul 2 2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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LOL! Now that's a great end to a yucky day...
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Great idea, Almarion!
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Good giggle!
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Could be quite a story for the Historic...........Sorry, couldn't resist.
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thankfully the stoic seems to be putting up with it all.
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Perhaps it is a good thing White Star got bought out by Cunard before they ran out of names....("Psychosomatic sent report this was false...", *giggles*)
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Almaron: are you going to try ending them in -ia or anything else? (they where great!)
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But were were the Bucolic and the Politic?

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The Bubonic was last seen with huge rust spots all over, the Politic has resumed its zigzag course across the ocean, the Hydrophobic is reported reluctant to leave port and the Alcoholic is listing to port and to starboard by turns.
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The Bubonic was last seen with huge rust spots all over, the Politic has resumed its zigzag course across the ocean, the Hydrophobic is reported reluctant to leave port and the Alcoholic is listing to port and to starboard by turns.
Just what I needed

I might have one, but trying to translated into fun might take be a bit.
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thankfully the stoic seems to be putting up with it all.
I think you two have given me an idea.

Windy, the saling ship was seen, trying to 'tack' out of port, after being refited with new sheets, and line, but her some of her crew wasn't take easy to the choppy water outside the harbor, for one or two where showing 'green', one was see with a bucket hung with line, under him while he worked.

Idea from reading of this book http://books.google.com/books?id=UfL...%20war&f=false Little Ship, Big War: The Saga of De343 By Edward Peary Stafford
The second one is how http://books.google.com/books?id=Xba...20legs&f=false Jemmy from Dragonseye/Red Star Rising by Anne McCaffrey.
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That still doesn't tell me where the Bucolic is!
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That still doesn't tell me where the Bucolic is!
Now that I understand what you asking here you go. (I'm winging it here but there is a something of a bit, for I'm one that beer and other stuff don't mix, the only time you find me is if is used in cooking, or mulled wine or cider.


Bucolic had loads of grain, and even a batch of hops, from the local land around the harbor, heading out to a sea side brewer which, was found near the mountain springs that keep the water as clean, and for good aging of a brew. She would return with kegs of the home brew to keep the other ships in port happy when 'shore leave' came, for the local would gather at the local pub to share stories, while sips, cold mugs of home brew beer, pull right from the tap, not from a can.

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I understand the Antagonistic had a run in with the Coast Guard and wound up being arrested and towed back to Port.
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I understand the Antagonistic had a run in with the Coast Guard and wound up being arrested and towed back to Port.
Just what I needed Hmm, might have one. After the Antagonistic got towed back to Port, the crew was not allowed shore leave, till said problem was fixed.

Just as the Antagonistc was entering the harbor, a 'lightship' was being ready to sail, 'Far Seeing', was being used as a landmark while the Storms Point Light House was being fix, for a high wind, and sheeting rain had did some damage, so ships wouldn't know of dangers near is 'guiding light' 'Thinking of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse' and the area around it.
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BREAKING NEWS

Reports are in that the Galactic has disappeared from all visual and electronic surveillance. The search is being conducted by the Captain and crew of the Pedantic, but it's taking time to organise. The Aztec has offered to sacrifice it's Cruise Schedule to aid in the search and while the Myopic has also offered to help, the Coast Guard says it can't see how at this point.
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Reports are in that the Galactic has disappeared from all visual and electronic surveillance. The search is being conducted by the Captain and crew of the Pedantic, but it's taking time to organise. The Aztec has offered to sacrifice it's Cruise Schedule to aid in the search and while the Myopic has also offered to help, the Coast Guard says it can't see how at this point.
"Snorting with just what needed, you are a nut!

The Harvest, pull into port with a large load, pineapples, and other tropical goodies, its also told the Coast Guard, that didn't see anything else, along its normal run, but the 'lightship' and the tender, working to help the lighthouse back in working order, after the ship report in the problem on its way out on its normal run.
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Harbor control this is the FANFIC. Request resupply of diet sodas.

FANFIC, please verify. You have only just left port. You request diet soda resupply?

Affirmative harbor control. Some brilliant pebble booked a Mary Sue convention aboard.
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FANFIC, please verify. You have only just left port. You request diet soda resupply?

Affirmative harbor control. Some brilliant pebble booked a Mary Sue convention aboard.
ROFL, and what the other Guy something, show up as extra folks?
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I take it that the 'Historic' refered to above is the replacement one?

The Past Historic was too Imperfect to continue in the Present.

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I recently saw that the Dyslexic was reported to be steaming in reverse.
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Meanwhile, no one can figure out what the problem is with the Diagnostic.
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...and nobody believes in the existance of the Gnostic.
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Then, there were the acidic comments passed back and forth from the Boric, Sulfuric, and Hydrochloric.
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Outside of a ice breaker, Stout, for she was build like her sister ship Oak, they were just passing by, on there way to their 'watching' stations, (Winter down in the Southern Hemisphere) for they were both ice breakers, and reseacher ships, on assignment.
(Blushing) Best I can com up with my mind is in a knot of writer's block and tackle for the moment).
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... just as they are of the turn-up of the Sick (sic).
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The smaller faster ships always look forward to some fun bounding about with The Frolic!
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Or how about the Dolphin? @ Dragon Fan?
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The Delphic claims she'll be in port tonight but .....

By the way has anybody heard from the Auric; or seen the Optic recently?
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Old Aug 12 2011, 07:02 PM   #35
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I notice that even the Subsonic has gone quiet on that.
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thank you for those ones!
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"Hey!" he said, calling for his assistant. "Can this report from the Prolific really be accurate?"
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thank you for those ones!
So did I, @ P'ter the Spinner Dolphin, a single masts, is heading towards port, trying to come in before bad weather comes in.
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Since it came from the Statistic via the Specific, yes.
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But the latest news is that the Myopic misjudged its approach and hit the dock.
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