Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.


- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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    Lots of people get the pronunciation of Dweia wrong. I think the mass of vowels trip them up. *grin*

    Jase says it 'DWEE-uh'. I say it 'DWAY-uh'.

    Mairead's player and I say 'Samia' and 'Bryony' differently (Don't you guys feel special that you came up in conversation? Heh). I say 'sa-MIA' and 'bry-OH-nee', Mair says it 'SAM-ia and 'BRY-oh-nee' (I have a feeling Mair's right on the Bryony one though).

    So how does everyone pronounce their character names?
    Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

    Horace Epistles

  • #2
    I bet most people call me MAIR-read?

    It's actually MAWR-reed, though you could also say MAWR-rayt as well.


    • #3
      I normally type it, and don't worry about how other people pronounce it. But, if they would like to do it correctly, it sounds like "zeek" the 'a' throws people off.



      • #4
        My pronunciations (not necessarily correct):

        Dweia - DWAY-uh
        Samia - SAY-me-uh
        Bryony - BRY-on-ee
        Mairead - MAY-reed (oops)
        Salain - SAL-ain (not difficult)
        Charmiam - SHARM-ee-am
        Faer - FAY-er (run together as one syllable)

        Most of the other chars I can think of and spend significant time with are IMO obvious.


        • #5
          Ok, I think I would be *very* hard pressed finding anyone who couldn't pronounce Elsie.

          I mean, guys.

          Elle-see. L-C. Probably among one of the easiest names in the Castle.

          Dweia = DWAY-ah.
          Bryony = BRY-oh-nee.
          Samia = SAM-ee-ah.

          Names I do not know how to pronounce!

          Charmiam = chAR-mee-am ? Ch like church, not char as in shar. Am I right? Or wrong? I must admit, Charmiam is a hard one.

          Ophidias = o-FID-ee-as ?

          Zenaida = zen-AID-ah ? I'm guessing that one's right...

          Lydia !


          • #6
            Hm...I always pronounced it 'Doo-ee-ah.' Although, now that I look at it, that really doesn't make much sense at all.


            • #7
              I'm still a newly , but my name is pretty unique to me, and very personal, so I would request it be pronounced thus:


              ...the vee-AY part rolling together nicely.

              'Cause I intend on stickin' around! Thank you all, and good night...
              Our princess is in another castle!


              • #8
                Gah, you people *better* know how to pronounce Faith. Just say Fate, only had a -th at the end. Capish?

                Dweia: Dway-ah
                Elsie- LC. HAHA.
                Bryony- Bryon. EEEEEEEEE.
                Ophidias- Oh-fidias
                Samia- Sam-ee-a
                Aislinn- Ah-ee-sh-len

                ...Eh. I'm tired.

                This one's a goody: We had a character named Siobhan a looooooong time ago, and everyone pronounced her name like it is spelled: See-oh-ban. But wait! THERE'S MORE! It's really:


                I thought that was the most misunderstood name *ever*.



                • #9
                  Dweia - DWEE-ah. Figure that out, eh?
                  Salain - Sal-AIN. Oops.
                  Mairead - MWA-reed?
                  Bryony - for a while it was BREE-oh-nee (Mike!'s doing ), then BRY-oh-nee
                  Aislinn - Whatever. Say it "bubba" and I don't care. It's Celtic, so I bet all of us are saying it wrong.

                  "Four A.M. knows all my secrets."


                  • #10
                    Oh yeah.

                    Salain = Sah-LANE. Salane. Hmph.


                    • #11
                      Aislinn - ASH-ling.

                      ~ Gareth Beaumains ~

                      ~ For Love! For Valour!
                      ~ For Honour! For Glory!
                      ~ Onwards to Adventure!


                      • #12
                        Rikka is pretty easy to pronounce. Although some might say it like Rick-ah when its really Reek-kah ^_^\/
                        ( っ '๐')づ# I was going to give you this waffle
                        #さ('๐' さ ) But then i was like...
                        (>'#'<) I'm hungry.
                        (。◕‿◕。) So i ate it.


                        • #13
                          Heh... there were endless conversations at the con about name pronunciations. I think the most memorable ones I learned were

                          Xios: Hee-ose
                          Ophidias: Oh-fidd-ee-uss

                          Needless to say my pronunciations were way off. *grin*
                          A glutton for punishment.


                          • #14
                            Aislinn - KAH lee

                            One I bet everyone of you mispronounces is my own name:
                            Garrik - BOB

                            lol... no really:
                            GAER-rick. The GAER could almost sound like two syllables, but they aren't. It almost sounds like 'gay', but it's not.
                            Sounds like 'tear' as in tearing a piece of paper, followed by 'rick'

                            What it isnt:
                            • GAY-rick
                            • GAH-rick
                            • GAR-ick (car)
                            Last edited by Garrik; 08-11-2002, 09:18 PM.
                            To conquer without risk, is to succeed without glory


                            • #15
                              Hmm. Jess and Lydia? My wife has informed me that you are correct and I am wrong, and that when I pronounce Salain I do indeed stress the second syllable. Oops.