Awesome superlative plus mega ideas

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Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« on: March 05, 2012, 15:00:08 »
So, in an attempt to make one of the characters a bit more quirky and give her more personality, I'm trying to make her over-use superlatives, and once in a while slightly awkward ones.

She's one of those positive thinkers who believes that you can affect everything by having the right attitude.

For example, I swapped out:
We really do help people. If we can make them believe in something enough to put effort into it, even the impossible may happen.
For:
You know, we really do help people. If we can make them believe, anything can happen. Even, like, super impossible things.

I need expressions though that she can use in dialog. Like "wow super awesome" of various tones from funny, awkward, and just very very superlative. Got any good ones?

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 15:35:04 »
Let me give it a try :)

- Wow, thats so amazing.
- Oh, I wish I thought of that / Oh, I wish I could do tho that.
- Oh wow, Einstein is nothing compared to this...
- Its quite obvious that you thought of that. No one in the world can be so amazing.
- This is skill, baby!
- Can you teach me to do this awesome thingy?
- You really do know how to do your thing, don't you?
- Is it really true, this is only the prototype? I mean, its so awesome already...

Given that you're not only after the compliments, lets do some other kind of positive common things:
- You know, what I like the most is that no animal was hurt in the process.
- I like that color a lot!
- You see, even you can do it.
- I like the simplicity of the whole.
- I bet others will like it too.
- I always have known that you would surprise me one of these days.
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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 16:26:05 »
Hmm!
I'll try too...:

I live here for years! (moved there few months ago)
Everyone here is, like, my super friend! (they barely say hello)
That what you say was interesting as hell, even now I am soooo impressed! (barely know what are you talking about)
I can speak in every language you choose! (can only say "hello" in 3 of them)
My shop is soooo popular! I've already sold tons of things! (1 customer during her career)
Be my friend! I am the friendliest person around here! (persuades you to be her friend so hard)
I know EVERYBODY around Knyttworld! (doesn't know your name)
What am I doing here? I should be an actress somewhere in Hollywood! (can't even pretend the truth while lying)
My clothes are, like, SUPER AWESOME! (wears garbage-like something)
Check out my garden...There are lots of beautiful flowers there! (something dead/strange there)
Look at my house...it's SOOOO big! (but it's really small)
What do you think you're doing? You're LOST???!!! Let me see the map... Ah I know this place PERFECTLY, let's go! (gets lost herself)
How dare you talk to me like this? I am the wise here! I could even be your mother! (is almost the same age as you)
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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 18:01:56 »
Thanks for the ideas. Just bear in mind that I'm not looking as much as full phrases as I need very, very short expressions (like 1-4 words) that can be put in other sentences.

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 18:12:35 »
Ah, that part wasn't clear. :)

- thats/its so amazing
- great idea
- you're so good
- this is skill
- can you teach me?
- it keeps getting better

and not as part of compliments:
- no animal was hurt in the process
- I like that color a lot
- even you can do it
- I like the simplicity
- you really surprise me
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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 18:53:45 »
Yeah, I know. I'm also after things people wouldn't say that normally. Like, towards something either silly/awkward/unusual/overly superlative/funny - the normal ones are easy to come up with, but the more clever ones are trickier. Like captain haddock that says "Blistering Barnacles", though the Swedes for some mysterious reason translate that to "Bomber och granater" (which obviously means bombs and grenades)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 18:55:18 by Nifflas »

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 20:39:26 »
(i'm) super sure/certain.
mega magic/mental, mate!
royally radical ;)
astro,
gnarly,
etc.

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 21:19:40 »
Ok then!
überknytt-esque
super, hyper, mega -tastic
awesuper
gorgeously supercool

giantly extreme
hugely enormous
supermega big

tinysmally midget

hahaously superfunny
laughterly gigglyous

evildevil
overtrememdously pathetic
crazyspiciously suspicious
crazymadly innocent-acting
slightly overdevil

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 21:52:04 »
I'm reminded of the phrase "mega chouette" I was taught in a French class for some reason.

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 00:05:28 »
Haha! Some really great ones there! I love "Royally radical"!

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 02:40:44 »
I love this idea :)
I'm reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, and each chapter is narrated by a different character. All of the characters have their own syntax and level of sophistication, and you can use them to develop an opinion who is a reliable source of information/wise/etc.
Should be very interesting :)

I think throwing in a "like" or a "totally" into certain characters speeches, even the serious ones, gives the game a sense of reality and allows the player to connect with certain characters. You could also throw in more sophisticated words into others to make them sound more wise or intellectual.

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 19:14:52 »
Yeah, I will :)

I only really develop two characters in the game a lot enough to have a very strong personality, the game is really about them and all other NPC's are secondary and won't have that much personality (though with some help, I might be able to make them interesting enough too).


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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2012, 20:51:54 »
I see lots of games like this that have some character that isn't essential and usually is hidden somewhere but ends up becoming a favorite in the community because of their personality, maybe you could try to have something like that too :)

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 21:43:16 »
I'll do my best, if I can come up with random ideas for side character personalities.

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Re: Awesome superlative plus mega ideas
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 07:45:45 »

Tremendously tricky?
Way cool?
You could probably use all of the Super Mario World special world names  :D
Way out?
Omega?