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The name "rocktopi" has to go.

  • Avatar of L E

    A) They have six legs, not eight. Use almost any insect instead. Rockroach?

    B) Reminds me of Rock Lobster. Peppy ’80s hit does exactly jive with this tale.

    Avatar of Christopher P. Kearney

    Try something in Greek/Latin: Terras’,Terrats’, Gaias’, Gaians’. There from a far away fictional place. They can be called anything except Fluffy Pacifists.
    Maybe start with what kind of planet, asteroid, gas giant, or moon they originated from. What kind of solar system? How many stars? Were they from the Milky Way galaxy or Andromeda, the closed galaxy to ours’. How old was the planet/planets? How many planets in there home system? Did they evolve or were they created? Were they the only sentient race from their home world? The more IQ’s in an area, the faster they evolve or kill each other off.

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    That name came courtesy of a whacked out Mack Hendricks. He said "they look like rock octopuses. Octopi … rocktopi." Or something like that.

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    Avatar of L E

    See: http://www.twofishdivers.com/images/lembeh_baldy.jpg

    See what a google search for “blob with legs” will do?

    Avatar of Brandon Rowe

    Rocktopi sounds good to me, but then what the hell do I know.

    Avatar of Dustin Climer

    Rocktopi is definately a great name!

    I think the only name that could replace it would have to be “Rocktopussy” because that would just be hilarious.

    Avatar of David Lodge

    Whoever came up with that name deserves some kind of creativity award!


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    Avatar of Brad P. from NJ

    Sure we could call them rockroaches… just like we could call PodCasting, NetCasting.

    While we’re at it, let’s rename xeroxing and fed-exing…

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    Avatar of Justin Crumpler

    Well since this topic is geeking its way into the deeper realms of the siglerverse. Technically all that planetary stuff wouldnt matter as far as them being called rocktopi (which when I saw it i thought it was pronounced Rock -”Toe-pee” and that it was gonna be some lost human civilization). Because from the perspective of the characters that is what they can best be described as. And, at least in Earthcore (especially at the point when they are “named”) we dont know anything about their planet of origin or their “real” racial name. Maybe in Mt Fitzroy???

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    Please, let’s not forget that rocktopi is the PLURAL form. The singular would be rocktopus.

    A) Six, not eight? No problem. Ever since that K went in there, the “octo” idea was kaputski.

    B) You mean you can’t envision the beasties boiling out of the ground, laying waste to the campsite, and slaughtering personnel right and left, all with the B-52s musically cavorting in the background?

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    I mean it gives you an awesome mental image to connect with the creatures. Correct me if I’m wrong, but rocktopi isn’t the name of the species but just what they were called by the humans in the book and Sigler as narrator. So, it’s more of an imagery technique, right?

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    Yeah, but where do they put their headphones?

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    I think that those words really do sum it up, “it’s more of an imagery technique”.

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    Avatar of Steven Boyd

    Rocktopi is a good name but if we found out the real name in the new book that would be cool (tho id still call them rocktopi)

    Avatar of Maia W

    I like the name, it created great imagery for me when listening to and reading the story. I think they’ll always be rocktopi for me even if a more formal name emerges in the course of the story.

    There so cute! – NOT!!!
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    The Irishman from Ohio"I never Get to Get it!"-Wacko Warner
    I could see someone at the EarthCore or Earthcore site playing the B-52′s in the background when the attack happened. The music would make it creepier. It might make the experience more alien, no pun intended. That’s if it was made into a video or animation.

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    The Irishman from Ohio"I never Get to Get it!"-Wacko WarnerANY WHERE THEY WANT.

    Avatar of Christopher P. Kearney

    I would agree about the names. As for their appearance, its not horrifying to someone like me. But the smell of the creatures, that would be hell.

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    octopus, means 8 FEET or legs
    the OCTO means 8
    and pus means feet
    sooooooooooooooo
    rocktopi (rockopus in sigular) would mean…….
    feet made of rock (and can we agree that METALS come from rocks), SOOOOOOOOOO
    the name totally fits

    ok now, do not expect me to defend this or explain any further, i am a teacher and that would be repeating myself, which i do not do……. (yea, right, mr. reed)
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    The Irishman from Ohio"I never Get to Get it!"-Wacko Warner
    Hextopi raised by Silver Bugs/Platinum Bugs?

    Avatar of Brian Hunt

    Don’t mess with the formula….man!

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    I just finished the podiocast of EarthCore and I think Rocktopi makes them sound kind of cute and not like the mad killing monsters that they are.

    The Leading Lady

    Avatar of Pons Matal

    Earthcore just wouldnt be the same with out the ole Rocktopi running around waving their knives.

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    G-Man

    Nine million terrorists in the world I gotta kill one with smaller feet than my sister. – John McClane

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    I know you like to cook as indicated by your ancestor fin soup recipe. Are you any good with desserts? A little Rocktopi pie? (Now that wouldnt have even be a possiblilty if werent for Rocktopi would it?)

    [brood en brood met brood ertussen] – My Mothers famous answer to whats for dinner!

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    has to stay.  That is the name of several of my fantasy teams and it is my username on several sites!  I hereby form a political action committee to aid Sigler in keeping the name Rocktopi.

    "Even crazy people sometimes base their fiction on an ounce of truth" -Scott Sigler

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    or else they’d probably have to be sextopi if the basis for naming is the number of legs rather than what the legs are made of. Sextopi? That’s just wrong. We just went from scary to some of that bestiality that n8man is so fond of. (Not judging; just saying…)

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    Avatar of Peter Braat

    would be:

    Rock to π

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    Avatar of Peter Braat

    since Rocktoπ are gelatinous I would make a bavarois out of them… Serve them with a some nuts or a caramel sauce… I mean everybody knows Rocktoπ, nuts and caramel (because of the "earthy" flavour that nuts) have is a great combination… and actually I am a professional chef in a kitchen not much different than the one Gordon Ramsay owns (you know the guy from hell’s kitchen). 

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    Scott sez Rocktopi, so they are Rocktopi!

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    Avatar of Shirley Bruce

    a Rocktopi red to that!!!!!!!!

    "Even crazy people sometimes base their fiction on an ounce of truth" -Scott Sigler

    Avatar of James Keeling

    SynapticJam on Toast – hhhmmm… tastes like chicken (aka PUVJK) #2 in crack hits (Special?  Ain’t I just)

    Avatar of J.P.

    until you said CARAMEL SAUCE! Now I’m in!

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    Well done, my OJ brother! Simple and elegant! Even treed should like that one.

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    Avatar of Mathis Wrenn

    make that 2 bartender!

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    North Carolina is where Sigler belongs….

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    When you first heard "Rocktopi" did it automatically bring back fond memories of the original Zelda’s Octorocs?

    Avatar of john bennett

     beholders are close to it descrip wise anyway

    this guy is from england.he’s a spy.yea but for which side!!!

    Avatar of Pons Matal

    Good to hear from you JP!

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    Avatar of john bennett

    this guy is from england.he’s a spy.yea but for which side!!!

    Avatar of Pons Matal

    Hmmm? *ahem* yesss, mmmmmmmm camel sauce!

    [brood en brood met brood ertussen] – My Mothers famous answer to whats for dinner!

    Avatar of Brian Hunt

    Id really like to know what species they really are and if they still exist in the rookieverse

    Avatar of J.P.

    the Dromedary or Bactrian-based sauce? I hear one is clear while the other is creamy. I think either would go well with pasta and a bowl of good fin soup.

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    Creamy goooood!

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    rocktopi has to stay, it evokes the best mental image of what these creatures look like.

    rock roach would be even more incorrect, since they neither have chitinous exoskeletons nor jointed legs. at least as rocktopi it connotates an invertebrate with tentacles.

    and BTW- was i the only one who didn’t get the B52s reference? i had to wikipedia it. "rock lobster" in my mind means Stephen King and the Gunslinger along the beach with the doors.

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     GET YOU SOME NOW

    sir your bleeding i don’t have time to bleed do you have time to duck?

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    I had just about forgot those little fuckers…. sigler don’t scare, but those effing rock lobsters do…

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    tell me, tell me Plzzzzzz! :)

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    sir your bleeding i don’t have time to bleed do you have time to duck?

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    [brood en brood met brood ertussen] – My Mothers famous answer to whats for dinner!

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    I think those were lobstrosaties?..

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     yep lobstrosities, but for some reason the term "rock lobster" makes me think of them

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    Rocktopi is a great name. Don’t see why it would need to be changed. it also follows with how most things actually come by a name anyway. It makes sense.

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