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antedeluvian
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re: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
antedeluvian   9/30/2012 10:28:54 PM
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You may want to exercise caution with the word "bonk". It can have meanings that may embarrass you when your children use it.

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re: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
Paul A. Clayton   9/29/2012 12:27:25 PM
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I like "bonks"; I think I prefer "tickles" over "whacks" and "frightens" might be better than "sits on" (though perhaps [accidentally] "swats" with tail or "knocks down" might be more 'accurate'--the Dragon character is a bit clumsy). I am not certain if I should thank you for forcing me to give the matter further consideration. :-) It seems that someone would have to work out the hand symbol for wizard (the 'lizard' representation would also work for 'dragon').

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tb1   9/28/2012 9:01:36 PM
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Bar-Rollin, if you want to reduce the killing words, here are some replacements that my kids would likely use: rock bonks dragon dragon sits on wizard sword whacks dragon

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Max The Magnificent   9/28/2012 3:19:54 PM
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I love the idea of extending this to a kids show -- and I like "tickles" etc. ## "Your blog post gave me the incentive to work out the rules" My job here is done...

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re: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
Paul A. Clayton   9/27/2012 9:34:36 PM
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For Jane and the Dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_and_the_Dragon_(TV_series) ), I guess "parchment, sword, rock" could be extended to "parchment, sword, rock, dragon, wizard": Sword cuts parchment, Parchment covers rock, Rock chokes dragon, Dragon eats wizard, Wizard charms sword, Sword slays dragon, Dragon burns parchment, Parchment confounds wizard, Wizard teleports rock, Rock breaks sword. (For a children's show, killing would probably be problematic, so "chokes" might become "distracts"--the Dragon character is 'young' and easily distracted--, "eats" might become "frightens", and "slays" might become "tickles"--the Dragon character was not vulnerable to ordinary swords.) (I recently mentioned the possibility of this kind of extension to the friend who introduced me to Jane and the Dragon; your blog post gave me the incentive to work out the rules.)

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