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    The Noodle Incident

    Post  psychoticbarber on Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:59 pm

    A Noodle Incident is an incident from the character's past which is hinted at but not explained. Often it refers to an incident too ridiculous or silly for words, where no real explanation can do it justice.

    The term comes from an occasionally-recurring joke in Calvin and Hobbes, wherein Hobbes makes a casual reference to Calvin regarding the "noodle incident," and Calvin's response suggests something absolutely insane occurred.


    (Copyright of image belongs to Bill Watterson)

    Amazingly enough, this can be a lot of fun to do with RPG characters as well. Take this scene drawn from my twisted imagination:

    The whole group of them laughed raucously as Alisa, the newest member of the crew, looked on with silent bemusement. Marric chuckled cruelly, taking a sip of his beer as he leaned forwards and said, "You know Doc, that kind of reminds me of that week on Tau Ceti IV."

    Doc stopped laughing, slamming his beer down on the table a little harder than one might expect. "Look, we agreed not to talk about Tau Ceti IV," he snarled. He paused, and took a deep breath before sheepishly adding, "Besides, they assured me those Denebian Brain Slugs were completely legit."

    What happened on Tau Ceti IV with the apparently illegitimate Denebian Brain Slugs? Damned if I know. It might come out, someday, but for now I have an embarrassing history which I might want to try to keep quiet, there's a little bit of a berserk button to push, and everybody else is going to be entertained by wondering exactly what I was doing with illegitimate Denebian Brain Slugs.


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    Re: The Noodle Incident

    Post  Silverwolfmoon on Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:13 am

    (It wasn't so much the slugs as ... where they wouldn't go Wink ) LOL Razz Guess you had to be there!
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    Re: The Noodle Incident

    Post  lordrahvin on Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:59 am

    lol I like this post! Razz

    My friend Jeff and I do this a lot with his characters. Actually, we just have the habit of doing this in general as part of our usual interactions. He's always coming up to me for zany stuff about his character, saying stuff like "well, it makes sense though! Why can't I do that?" and I'm like "Remember what happened last time when you built that device and you almost destroyed space/time?" and he's like "oooh.... yeah... Hey, I fixed it, right?" "Yeah, but its never quite worked right since."
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    Re: The Noodle Incident

    Post  Silverwolfmoon on Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:50 am

    Guys! Guys! Stop.. Seriously remember the last time you argued while we were on Ariel trying to break into Saint Lucy's? I think I STILL have a bullet in me from that "fun"!





    (for psycho--this is a highly unveiled reference to a planet and location in the show Firefly, which happens to be my favorite show and from what I hear is right near LordRahvin's top also Wink )


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    Re: The Noodle Incident

    Post  psychoticbarber on Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:12 am

    You guys remember the time I was in on the inside jokes? That was great .

    Wink ...teasing, of course.


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    Re: The Noodle Incident

    Post  Silverwolfmoon on Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:23 pm

    I remember the last time we let you in on the inside jokes psycho--and I'm sure the dog's hair will grow back any time now Wink

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