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Don't Panic.
Hitchhiker's Guide to Gaia.

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Contents
Post 2: Entries "#" through "C"
Post 3: Entries "D" through "G"
Post 4: Entries "H" through "K"
Post 5: Entries "L" through "O"
Post 6: Entries "P" through "S"
Post 7: Entries "T" through "Z"
Post 8: Archives
Post 9: Shameless Plugs

Please note, this guide in no way promises to be entirely accurate. We will, however, claim we are definitivly inacurate and in cases of major discrepencey it's Gaia that's got it wrong.
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@#*!: Common Gaian curse. Enjoyable to spout when you have been cheated in a game, or when your post doesn't go through, or perhaps even when you discover that you have worked for eight hours to receive eight pairs of Jack's Uniform Pants. Apparently, it is perfectly respectable in mixed company, as it has been heard while fishing, in the Gambino Casino, and even while wandering around Town, when your rare bug escapes its net or someone with a faster connection that you gets to the flower you wanted before you do.
(submitted by Gemini Star)

Admin: The most important people in Gaia. While seeming to have almost omnipotent power over the forum, their lack of omnipresence leads to more trouble than ordinary people may deal with. Some Gaians worship them hand and foot while others claim that every problem on Gaia is due to fault of the admins.

Adobe photoshop: a very useful but expensive image editing program, adobe photoshop is also used for pixel dolling and editing coloring book blanks. shumi rainheart, however, is rumored to be a adobe photoshop super whiz. this is still yet to be conformed, however.
(submitted by shumi rainheart)

Adult Swim: A popular late night program which plays cartoons that are not exactly "child friendly", such as "Family Guy" "American Dad" "Futurama" "Sealab 2021" "Venture Brothers" "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and so on. They also play anime shows from Japan that most people would not be able to see like "Fullmetal Alchemist" and an extremely disturbing show that gives some people nightmares, known as "Super Milk Chan".
The editor of the Don't Panic sometimes makes animations which are rip offs of Adult Swim "bumps" (See Radio.pocky) that are very funny*.
Note: The name "Adult Swim" is from a common term, which refers to the time of day at a pool when all children are ordered out of the water so the adults may swim in peace. This made the name "adult swim" almost perfect for the program since it occurs at a time when most children are asleep and "Adults" may watch TV in peace.
*please remember that I am in fear for my life.
(submitted by Blonde Psycho)

Aekea: home to the housing commission and a shop owned by an NPC that simply creeps the editor out for whatever reason, unlike that lovely redhead who works at the bank.

Aekea Housing Commission: A store in Aekea run by Josie (See: Josie). You can 'buy' a house here. The odd thing about Gaia is that a house is free for anyone who wants one. You can also upgrade or remodel your existing house. Un/fortunately you cannot demolish your house once it's built.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Agatha: The owner of Barton's Jewelry shop, this matron sells small trinkets made out of silver and gold, along with various forms of glasses. It is believed that she is Logan's love interest, since she brought him Christmas dinner last winter when he was ice fishing. Even if Logan does love her, it's most certainly not for the fact that her store is quite possibly the most profitable in all of Gaia. She admitted that she was acquainted with Edmund, the owner of H. R. Weasley in Durem, but she has refused to say any more on that particular subject. Rumor has it that she used to love Edmund during their younger days, but was spurned by him, and thus has turned to Logan to heal her broken heart.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Aibohphobia: A fear of palindromes.
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Alchemy: The study of alchemy and the law of equivalent exchange has recently become something of interest among anime fans thanks to the wondrous show "FullMetal Alchemist" which is on Adult Swim (See Adult Swim), in the early wee hours of the morning.
Alchemy, originally, in China was created to find immortality, as the old Chinese prophets believed that life was the most important treasure. Farther West, however, they believed gold to be more important than life, so the English version of Alchemy was created to find how to turn lead to gold. While both East and West versions of Alchemy were both utter failures, they did help push science further and help us learn more about elements, adding to the periodic table of elements. A researching monk accidentally discovered Infact it is said that phosphorous, during a alchemy experiment.
Though no one really cares, cause the "Fullmetal Alchemist" version of alchemy is so much more interesting. In fact its so cool that it often leads to people trying to draw alchemy arrays, slapping their hands together, and becoming surprised or angry when no flashing light appears. It can also lead to people getting hit with metal objects, mini-skirts, brothers being called "nii-san" in annoying high-pitched voices, and ofcourse short, insane, blonde, people hurting you.*

*WHO ARE YOU CALLING SMALLER THAN A SPECK OF DUST???
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Alcohol: Here's what the Encyclopedia Gaiatica has to say about alcohol. It says that alcohol is a colourless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Gaia has this to say on Alcohol: The best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick. The Guide also tells you in which pubs the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed (Paradise Lights), how much you can expect to pay for one (5 gold) and what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate afterwards (there's a trashcan outside of the cafe). The Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself (you add two essence of n00bs together with a dictionary and tell them to get at it).
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gaia sells rather better than the Encyclopedia Gaiatica.
(submited by Onmyouza-tou)

Anarchism: A type of 'government' in which small communities share amongst themselves, focusing on equality. There is little to no individual wealth, and the abolition of corrupt/exploitive institutions is high on the agenda. There is no official government, instead being a collective ownership where the people directly rule themselves. Although Anarchism has had no real chance to prove itself as a country's 'government', it comes about by the destruction of the government.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Angelic Pendant: A beautiful pendant that glows if the wearer has a pure heart.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Angelic Parasol: A white, feathery parasol with gold trims. It is the exact parasol a perfect lady would have to shield her ivory skin from the harmful rays of the sun, though it may not do such a good job for the rain.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Angelic set: The Angelic set is a white-n-blue set for those who feel that they are connected to the Light. The set includes a camisole, Headband, gloves, boots and collar.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Angst: often confused with anxiety, is a transcendent emotion in that it combines the unbearable anguish of life with the hopes of overcoming this seemingly impossible situation. Without the important element of hope, then the emotion is anxiety, not angst. Angst denotes the constant struggle one has with the burdens of life that weighs on the dispossessed and not knowing when the salvation will appear.

Quote:
An airplane crashes into the side of a remote snow-covered mountain; those passengers that worry about their lives without hopes of survival only face anxiety. In contrast, those passengers who worry about their lives with hopes of survival but do not know when the rescue party will arrive face angst.

"In my angst, anger, and anguish, I lived and died." M.O.A.


AnimeMusicVideos.org: Also known as AMVs.org for short it is a site used basically for people to download anime clips which have been dubbed over with according music. This is an excellent site in that it has a wide selection of hilarious videos with almost every anime known on this planet. The maker of this site is obviously a very hoopy frood.
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Note: To those who are having trouble seeing videos with windows media player 9 there is a codec pack that usually fixes those problems. this site

(submitted by Blonde Psycho)

Announcements Forum: This forum is locked to everyone except for moderators and administrators, who post, well, announcements. If something strange and new is happening and everyone is talking about it, chances are it has been announced in the Announcements forum.
(submitted by Labtech042)

ANTI GAIA CRISIS (Formerly Anti G Corp):a guild that was first opened to combat G-corp. owned and operated by SykoSilver, Anti G-corp was its most busiest right before Halloween when the mysterious Labtech X began selling Vials of Mysterious Liquid at 100 gold each. Anti G-corp was mostly useless as there was no longer any threat from G-corp anymore until Gambino rebuilt his mansion and build his G-corp tower, it was then renamed ANTI GAIA CRISIS because it would have to combat any threat from the Von Helson Sisters, it is not known what activities they are up to at this moment as they are a very top secret guild.
(submitted by Lazlow-kun)

Apple Computer Company: Is an undeniably wonderful, fun and, above all, stuck-up computer company. They make their own computers for use with their own little OS and for this reason work better than most PCs. They also come with some pretty awesome bundled applications, like GarageBand or Calculator, or Dashboard. Any of these delivering hours of fun to anyone with nothing to do, granted their definition of fun includes carpal tunnel.
You should also be warned that Macs do create an awful amount of smugness toward PC users. For this reason you are advised to avoid Mac users and never, ever argue that either is better than the other. Its impossible for a Mac user to confess that PCs are nothing more than glorified calculators. This researcher included.
(submitted by Super Radical)

April Fool's Blue Giftbox: The blue giftbox was a fake rumor that was started during the First Anniversary Ball. However, they were heard from again on April fool's day, 2004, where they would appear almost every other page. Opening upon clicking, they would cause avatars to go naked down to their undergarments, and would shoot black soot all over your face. They also caused the counter that displays your gold to show random numbers, making people think that they had somehow become multi-billionaires. They did not show up in inventory, and sooty faces were removed by saving your avatar an hour after being sooted. [Edit by ThePrizeFighterInferno : Some people deleted their characters and then opened the April Fools boxes and became strange creatures called the Invisibobs (see invisibobs.)]
(submitted by Skitzo Qwerty and ThePrizeFighterInferno)

Ariez: A purple moderator who is willing to whore himself off for a mere five spams to Axmanian and some type of donation. He is bland, blunt, and oh-so-very sexy, and he is very happy to anyone who will disregard this and spam me instead.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Arizona Antifreeze: Arizona Antifreeze is one of the easiest drinks this researcher has learned how to make, and he is sharing that knowledge with you.
You take 1/3 oz of Vodka, 1/3 oz Midori melon liqueur, and 1/3 oz Sweet and sour, and you pour all the ingredients into a shot glass. Next step? Enjoy!
(submited by Onmyouza-tou)

Art Auctions A brilliant method of obtaining large levels of Gaia Gold for talented artists. An Artist will auction off different types of AV art to the highest bidder.
(submitted by Hana the Wreck)

Art whores: Gaians who collect all the avatar art that they can possibly get their hands on. Will usually accept any form of art even if it's not very good.
(submitted by Edmond Dantes)

ASCIImoticons: Emoticons that are purely made of punctuation, and do not form smiley icons. Examples are: ^_^, @.@, or o.O'.
(Submitted by Jerrit)

AT'ers: AT'ers or Avatar talkers, are very pesky little buggers that have a obsessions with matching their clothing and making strange themes to match a plot event do-hickey, they tend to dislike n00bs and are prone to flaming when provoked. some famous ATers are DKD, nuga, littleraverjoey and barbieslave.

Never ask nuga out on a date if you'rea guy. She may be a zombie but she sure likes them ladies in a not-biting way.
(Submitted by Shumi Rainheart)

Avatar: An avatar is a pixel image located to the right or left of a users posts. An avatar can be modified in many ways by adding clothes, changing the hair, skin color, and eye color. The way a user modifies this image can be very useful in determining the gold and experience of the user. You may notice that many avatars are quite nude while others are very vividly dressed in wonderfully complimenting colors. This is where the problem lays though when trying to determine how much gold the user has and whether or not to beg for it from them. A nude avatar may in fact belong to a user with gold in the thousands, while a user may spend every bit of gold they have on the cleverly dressed avatar. There are also certain items of clothing commonly associated with n00bs though, such as the 'flame' clothing for males. So indeed the 'Avatar' can be both a good and bad way of telling things about a user before you even talk to them.
(submitted by Doubtful Salmon)

Avatar Arena: The Avatar Arena is the new place to show off one's avatar style for all of Gaia. There is one contest per week, and the winner of each week takes home 50,000g, with the others in the top ten taking no less than 10,000g each. However, with the cost of 1000g per entry, it is relatively clear of poorly-dressed n00bs. Thus, most entries are well-dressed, or have rather unique concepts for their avatars.

WARNING: The admins and mods strongly advise against posting your Average Rating and Rank anywhere! They are hidded so that jealous and malicious voters don't attack you with 1's and 2's for their ratings!
(Submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Avatar art:Art that is based off of one's avatar. Art whores will pay some big amounts of gold for these things.
(submitted by Edmond Dantes)

Avatar Edits: An avatar edit is baiscally when a person paints or "edits" a Gaia avatar to make it appear like it has certain items or features that Gaia does not have. There are many different ways and programs to do this, not all of which this researcher knows or can list.
Some common edits include, making hair appear longer, shorter, or with stripes, changing facial expressions, making an avatar appear pregnant, or making an avatar look like a fictional character from a movie or TV show.
Please note that these avatars are not legitimate Gaia avatars and should not be confused with Gaia NPC's If you would like to learn more or look at some nifty avatar edits, maybe even get one of your own, I suggest you try here.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Avatar Talk forum: home to the avatar talkers, Gaians come here to feel good about themselves or slam other people on how their clothes don't go well together. The best advice is to stay away from this forum if you are either a newbie or you have bad fashion sense.
(submitted by Edmond Dantes)

Babelfish: A site used to translate text into several different languages. Poorly. Anime type noobs often use this device to masquerade as Asian or AZN people. This plan falls through of course, because those who are truly Asia dwelling Gaians or can actually speak an Asian language will expose the AZN poser for their true nature. The Babelfish has yet to prove that lanzer doesn't exist.

Backread: To read posts made in one's absence. Generally, backreading is unnecessary, people make posts all the time and most of them don't matter for squat. Gaians are recommended to resist the urge (however strong) to backread threads after being gone for a week or more.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Bait: There are three varieties of bait used for fishing: F, D, and A. Grade F is only suitable for fish, and it would usually catch you the small and medium-sized species. Grade D can be consumed by both humans and fish, and is used to catch larger species of fish. However, if one wants a rare, one must get Grade A, which, according to sources, is absolutely delicious. Some fishers just get a bunch of Grade F bait for the day, and save one packet of Grade A for them self to munch on while they try to catch a live one instead of Trash.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Bank, The: A truly odd thing about gaian culture is that two gaians cannot simply stop and exchange items on the street. No, they must first play a back and forth game of "Trading" at the only bank in Gaia. The editor would like to point out that the lovely redhead who works at said bank should be treated respectfully.
Or else.

Bannded Shirts: A set of three simple white sweaters with a green, red, or blue stripe on the left sleeve. The description for the shirts reads, "Wear this sweater and you'll be bannded from this site!" They seem like innocent enough items... to those who don't know their history. Released on January 23, 2004, the admin shocked Gaia by releasing the Bannded Shirts with a much more controversial description, "Wear this sweater and you'll be bannded from this site! Just like Wacko Jacko... freakin' child molester." At the time of the release, the child molestation case of Michael Jackson, famous pop singer, was all over the news, and the singer had been branded by pundits with the name 'Wacko Jacko'. All across Gaia fights began to break out about over Michael Jackson- was he really guilty? Was it libel for the admin to imply Jackson's guilt without proof? Was the description even appropriate for a site frequented by children? In a halfhearted and dishonest attempt to silence protestors, the admin claimed that the items' descriptions referred not to Michael Jackson, but to a user on Gaia named 'Jacko the Wacko'. Some of the dimmer bulbs in the crowd accepted this, but most users didn't buy it. On January 25th, two days later, the admin decided to delete the second half of the description, leaving it as it stands today.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Banning: If you become banned with no hope of returning to Gaia you should: Look back and see how wonderful Gaia has been to you, on the other hand if it hasn't been so nice; think how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you any longer.
(submitted by Calico_jack)

Barton Boutique, The: Store in Barton town run by Ian (See: Ian). Gaia's first store in Gaia's first town and home of the uber-expensive Fairy Wings. Other than that though, they have a good selection and good prices. Also home to Rufus the Cat (See: Rufus). It was once located on Gambino Island and called The Gambino Boutique, but due to land ownership issues, the store was repossessed by Johnny Gambino and Ian was forced to move to Barton Town.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Barton Jewelers: A store in Barton Town run by Agatha (See: Agatha) Expensive, as one might expect from a jewelry store.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Barton Town: The first thing anybody sees in Gaia. It has a lovely art gallery (inaccurately called an arena), a guild committee, a fine jewelry shop, and the oldest store in Gaia. Few remember when this area contained a certain LOVE forum. It was meant to be a kind of meeting place for those who felt lovesick and lonely, but had to be decommissioned due to many abusing it to meet others to 'cyber' with. Had this not have happened, Barton Town would be the only place in gaia with its very own red light district.

Bass: The very fish that Bass'ken Lake was named after, they are larger than Guppies, and thus not as common. They are worth 8g each, and come in three variations: Brown, Green and blue.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Bass'ken Lake: One of the three fishing spots on Gaia. It is reputed to be the easiest place to catch fish, and it is also where Logan has set up his fishing store. The fish found here are Guppies, Bass, and the occasional Striper. Rarely would anyone catch a Mutha Guppa or a Candy Striper. As of late, there is some people who have taken to fishing for a living. Among them is a beautiful blue-haired girl who, strangely, would go fishing in her fancy clothing and NOT in the typical fishing attire.
(submitted by N-finitefangirl)

Bat Neko Glitch: A glitch that happened during the 3rd Anniversary Gaia Ball, Hosted by Gino Gambino and held at the Gambino Mansion in Durem. When a user saved their avatar, it was switched with another user's avatar, and/or the head and upper body were magnified to extreme proportions. The glitch lasted for approximately half the ball, and even switched the NPC's avatars with users'.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Battle System: A upcoming game for Gaia in which you will be able to battle and destroy N00bs and Whores of any kind.
(Submitted by Cadbury Creme Egg)

Betelguese: Name of the red giant in the constellation Orion, translated roughly as 'Armpit of the Great One.' Also shares its name with a movie and a street in San Diego, California, that the researcher may or may not driven on and is eternally grateful that it does not smell like an armpit.
(submitted by AstraKiseki)

Binary: There are only 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
(submitted by Anon E. Mous)

Bio Whores: This is not only a very silly race but a very inconvenient one for the average respectable towel-bearing Gaian. They tend to breed in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time.
They go around, write up a bio, exit, write up a bio, exit, write up a bio, exit, pause to alter their race, write up a bio, and then exit, etc.
(Most common races are angel/demon/fox/school girl/Yellow/and Douglas.)

After tracking a particular Bio Whore (Who shall remain nameless due to lack of memory) I've come to the conclusion that they tend to hang around the first page of the BT main threads, dropping their seed into every RP on the main page, then waiting for more rps to spawn so they can continue in this fashion.

Bio Whores are mostly harmless on most cases, but the situation can get quite hostile in private RPs. My advice is to ward them off with nice long front pages of text. Many Bio Whores will cower and retreat to a less guarded area. (Or you could just push the red button, but I'm not responsible for what happens.)
(submitted by Nipoji09 cool

Bio Whores 2.0: In recent developments, Bio Whores seem to be splitting into two species. Over the past year or so a mutation has spawned, 'causing the new generation of Bio whores to have very little speech and a whole lot of picture.

Silly a development as it may be, the Bio Whores have gone from somewhat respectable beings (though still quite silly) which take actual time to write out their Bio's to writing quick write-ups with some obsenely large picture often ripped and over-used in various sigs and other public areas of Gaia. Remains of the previous bloodline of Bio Whores as of late are few and far between.

There is little that can be done about the new breed of Bio Whores aside from running away like a frightened child and contacting your closest Mod with the message: 1-800-BRAIN-ASPL(ODE)

(This humble researcher advises you do this as soon as possible to avoid your own brain aspolding from the over-abundance of color these giant images of doom seem to possess half of the time when they're not being gothic maids, gothic catgirls, demons, a bulldozer, or Vogan stripdancers.)
(written by Nipoji09 cool

Big Mouth Bass'terd: The third rare fish of Bass'ken Lake, this one only comes out at night. One might need the Performance Rod--preferably the upgraded version--along with the Grade A bait in order to catch this huge baby. Like the other rare fish, this one costs 1000g.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Bishojo: Japanese word that basically means dream girl. An example of a bishojo would be Kagome Hirigashi or Serena. Usually only used when talking about anime/manga girls, although it can be used when referring to real people.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Bishonen: Japanese word that basically means dream boy, it can be shortened to 'bishie'. An example of a bishie/bishonen would be Kyo Sohma or InuYasha. Usually only used when talking about anime/manga guys, although it can be used when referring to real people.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Biters: Fish with quite the bite, apparently. The Black Rocque Biters are reputed to have a much stronger bite than their Bluestone brothers. Never the less, a wise fisherman would make sure that they have strong hooks and lines if they want to catch such fish.
Editors note: Also Pyrite Biter, a yellowish biter, was discovered and is said to be just as tough as his brothers.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Black Tonfa: The first known equippable item, most speculate that this weapon has the power to bash your buddies heads in, although the ability to use such a weapon is highly restricted. Most believe that it is a weapon of the Mod Squad.
(submitted by Sors)

Blue Beetle: A small blue beetle. Slightly less common than it's cousin the brown beetle (SeeBrown Beetle it is often mistaken for a sapphire and immediately thrown away upon discovery of it's bughood.
Note: This is not a water beetle
(submitted by Loki Leonheart)

Blue Butterfly:Blue butterflies are small, blue and chronically depressed. Any and all attempts to make it feel better are completely fruitless and should be abandoned. Do not, under any circumstances, give a blue butterfly a bottle of pills. They'll fall out of the sky under its weight.
(submitted by Loki Leonheart)

Bob: An unknown being that is greater than you.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Boldurs: They come in three variations: Sand, Stone, and Slate. Little more is known to this Researcher about them, sadly.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Bondage: A form of lovemaking, usually involving leather, whips, chains, knives, large wooden objects, excessive amounts of violence, and possibly a kitten.
(submitted by: Who is John Galt)

Bot: The Bot is a tool used by users who are either too lazy or inconsiderate of the damage it could (and does) cause to gain gold. The Bot is a program created by users that will either automatically refresh a page every few seconds to obtain gold, or will post at random a message (most often "bump" wink in forums (most often Chatterbox).
(submitted by Shattered_Star)

Breedables:Pictures of magical animals, mythical peoples, and sometimes food products that can "grow" and "breed". These pictures are referred to as pets, and are often used in roleplaying to encourage growth and develop relationships with other people's pets. Common Breedables of varying quality are dragons, fairies, and kitsunes. Breedables of quality lineart, coloring, and roleplaying storylines are often hard to find and are very expensive. It is in this person's opinion that it is best to just wait for freebies of the better quality Breedables, due to the fact that the pets that are available for flatsales, auctions, and contests attract a large number of highly competitive people.
(submitted by Shattered_Star)

Breedables Whore: A Gaian who is obsessed with Breedable/Changeable pets and their role-play. While these people can usually be cheerful (typically, the cuter the pet they own, the nicer the person is) they are very protective of their territory. This can be anything from the thread that they role-play in, but is most commonly the Journals or Houses that they start in the Breedable/Changeable Pets Roleplay forum. While in these, they will not hesitate to sic their pets on you or attack you with random objects should you post in their thread. You may also get thwacked if you enter a roleplay/shop combination thread and forget to post anything non-roleplay in parentheses "()" or brackets "[]".
Most breedable whores tend to spend a lot of gold on their pets and pets for their friends. Where it really gets pricey is when they get into the customs. You can discover most pet owners have spent the equivalent of the current worth of a Halo once they get addicted to customs on simple pieces of artwork, much as the writer of this entry has.
(submitted by White Arsenic)

Brown beetle: A brown beetle is is exactly as it's name suggests:a brown beetle.Not remarkable in anyway and are comonly found at anytime of the day.Needless to say the brown beetle is plentiful
(submitted by Loki Leonheart)

Bucho: The head of security for the Gambino mansion. Also the host for the Halloween 2k5 Pre-Halloween Bash.
(submitted by shadzar)

Bucking Bino: There is a rare species of fish at the Port of Gambino, and that species have been split into three: Bucking Bino, Charchin' Chino, and Tootin Tino. The Bucking Bino is the strongest of the three, and thus if one wishes to catch him, they might invest in a lot of fishing lines. Bucking Bino only comes out during the Day.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

BUG: Stands for "Bitter, Ugly, and Gross", is a bug price guide. Run by a very helpful guy called "Boxed Lunch". BUG not only gives you the current market price of bugs, but also flowers and trash. It also has a small "Gaia Towns Guide", a lesson in clearing your cache, and how to improve your screen resolution.
In short, it is a well-organized, spiffy thread run by a man who knows where his towel is and it can be found HERE.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Bump: Not allowed in some forums, it is the most common way of generating gold and raising your post count. It's a common myth that the longer the post, the more gold. Not true, but many n00bs believe it, resulting in page-stretching, which is highly annoying. It stands for Bring Up My Post.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Bunnypop: She was a regular of the Exchange forum and became well known for a short time after when during a glitch every member's recent posts were lost and showed only those of Bunnypop. Normally this wouldn't be such a big deal, but since thread subscriptions were down at the time, recent posts were the only (reliable) way to find some topics. She has since left Gaia, her last log-in being "12/28/2004" according to her profile.
(submitted by Rheavur, edited by Jaguira_Hyami)

BUTT: Acronym that stands for "Bring Up This Topic/Thread"
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Caffeine: A low cost source of energy for the bipedal organism. In large doses it can cause hysteria, insomnia, and massive trembling of the extremities. While it is believed that creativity is also a side-effect, it can also be argued that this is due to the afore mentioned hysteria.

Cam-whores Regulars in 'Post your picture threads'. Rare attractive people that pose and take lots of pictures of themselves. Universally loved for being beautiful, or loathed for it.
( Submitted by Hana the Wreck)

Cancer: A terrible, life-threatening and often fatal disease that Gaians do not think is funny. So if you're thinking of starting a smoking-themed charity thread and making cancer jokes, don't. Because I already participated in one, and it died slowly. And horribly. ninja Rather like a cancer patient.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Candy Striper: Another rare fish of Bass'ken Lake, except it can only be found at Sunrise and Sunset. It is rumored to prey on small children that get too close to the water's edge, but that is just a rumor. Scientists feel that this is the evolved form of the Striper species, and the suggestions for catching the Mutha Guppa also apply to the Candy Striper--except you might want to stock up on lots of bait. This fish is also worth 1000g.
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Capitalism: A type of government that focuses on individual wealth and free trade. Capitalists usually believe that the economy should not be government-controlled, only sparingly government-regulated. Capitalist countries always have class differences and the individual reigns supreme through elections.
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Cards: An addictive addition to the line of games offered by Gaia. Cards is a game of Blackjack (Or 21) where participants go through various dealers in order to 'beat the house'. Those washed out by slots now have an even more addicting pastime to add to their arsenal of gambling pleasure.
(Submitted by Feline Unit Pi)

Casino: A place that reminds you how you were cheated by luck.
WARNING: May find cybering rooms in Multiplayer Mode.
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Chargin' Chino: This rare fish only comes out around sunrise and sunset, and it is said to be the fastest fish in all of Gaia. Scientists have clocked it at 60 miles per hour, so fishers are told to never give it any slack. If they do, then they might as well kiss that rare catch goodbye.
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Charity/Questing sub-forum: "Gold for the poor! GOLD for the poor!" can be heard across this importuned sub-forum located within the Gaia Exchange forum. The Charity/Questing sub-forum is the place to go when one has no gold at all and wishes to get some via begging. A good place for newbies to start out and find a friend to help them out of those flame clothes and into a nice pair of jeans.

Charity Tree: Part of the Christmas event for 2003. Around the end of December, users were invited to donate items to the poor. All a Gaian had to do was buy an item worth 500 gold or more, and take it to Barton Town. In the middle of Barton, where the fountain is located, a huge Christmas tree was set up. There, Rina and Leon collected the gifts and gave users gifts in return. Most users only get Jolly Slippers, but some got Fairy Wings (worth 40,000 gold in the store). Many Gaians sprung for the Charity trying to get Fairy Wings, and most of them ended up with huge collections of Jolly Slippers. Ironically, it turned out that no one liked Jolly Slippers at all, and so the item had massive supply and no demand. It has taken two years for them to accumulate any real value whatsoever.
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Chatterbox: 1. If Gaia has an equivalent to purgatory, this is it. It is here where the creatures known as Noobs are drawn and continue to thrive by posting inane, useless Spam. It's best you avoid this area altogether, as the lack of anything remotely intelligent tends to get you down.

Chatterbox: 2. Often shortened to CB, the Chatterbox is located in the Gaia Community forum section. Home to many a n00b, the Chatterbox is mainly filled with spamming/bumping threads, and will probably make a literate person's head implode if they venture in by accident.
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Chatterbox Bar: The original mega-thread in the Chatterbox, for a while was a sticky (Not the bar, it was cleaned daily), and has now been lost in the numerous threads of bump. Owned by Kimiko Seraph, the bar was an infamous hangout for numerous regulars.
(Submitted by Rain The Bloodhound)

Cheese: Curdled milk. Put on sandwiches, fried as sticks, or melted on pasta and various other foods. Also very yummy on its own and often used as a "random" word by n00bs. This researcher claims to have started that trend in 2001.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Cheese Pie: A term created a few years ago by this researcher when she noticed an abundance of the words "pie" and "cheese" floating around the Chatterbox coming from n00bs attempting to be "psycho" or "random" and she continued to use it for months when she discovered that the term often got on the nerves of a certain friend of hers and that the term was fun to slip into an RP (See RPing) session.
She has since gotten bored with the term and doesn't use it much any more, but still wonders if she could ever make a cheese filled pie. Such pie is currently non-existent and there is no recipe for one. This researcher though, suggests to anyone willing to attempt making a "cheese pie" that they try ricotta cheese since it usually works in calzones.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Chiang-Shih: In short, a Chinese hopping ghosts. Not really ghosts, however, they look and act more like a zombie. These are what the Gung Xi set was created after. The seal on their hats is supposed to freeze them in place, but, of course, the mumbo-jumbo never works anyways. They, for some reason, die when they hear thunder. Even odder, they feel compelled to hop in the direction of a bell every time they hear one ring. Monks use this to their advantage, and often lead them into thunderstorms by ringing a bell. Common belief is that Guacamole is half Chiang-Shih.
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Cicada:Living underground for most of its life the cicada only emerges to mate, lay it's eggs and die. Needless to say this leads to a horrible social life.
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'Cig' A controversial Gaian accessory, a Cigarette... some people feel that it is promoting a bad message to Gaian users, others don't really care.
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Clerks (see also, Clerks II): Clerks is a movie....its got people in it...they do stuff....one of them is perverted....the other is...well, he's pretty perverted, too............they both do stuff, sometimes.............and they're clerks........
...............yeah, that's about it.
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Clerks II (see also, Clerks): Ummmm...not much is changed in this one...but the girls are hotter...and there's a bit more sex...and there's a troll named pillow pants.....and tons more LotR stuff.......and......there's girls.........................
...............yeah, that's about it.
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Clock Tower One of the three new map highlights discovered on a test server. Discovered by a user named [Hakari], these highlights have caused much speculation about possible map and plot updates in August 2005.This particular highlight could possibly involve the assassination of Gambino because the person who sniped him was situated in the Durem Clock Tower.
(Submitted by senfood)

Clockwork Orange: An alcoholic beverage that is one third peach schnapps, one third banana liquor, and one third orange soda, preferably Sunkist. Also a book by Anthony Burgess and a film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Besides the title, there is no connection between the story and the drink.
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Clone Guild: A guild that has exactly the same purpose and focus as another guild, just with a different Guild Captain and different members. There are countless clone guilds on things like Inuyasha and Gay/Lesbian hangouts, and they're all basically the same. Clone guilds are usually created either because the Captain didn't know there were already guilds like it, or because they just didn't care and wanted a guild of their own to run their own way. Clone guilds aren't really bad, just unnecessary.
(submitted by Jhaela)

Clong What a metal bin does when attempting to cling to people.
( Submitted by Hana the Wreck)

Clyde Database: The most unreliable server in Gaia. This server is the cause of many duplicate threads that litter the Q&A Forum constantly. It also causes the n00bs of the site to run amuck complaining their "Customize Me" is down, causing mass aggravation amongst the experienced users of Gaia. There are work arounds for the "Customize Me" feature used on the Clyde Database, though they are very time consuming, and can generally be summed up in one sentence: "Change everywhere it says "Clyde" to "Reinhart".
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CoCo Kitty Plushie: A cousin of the KiKi Kitty Plushie and its counter part, the RoRo Robot Puppy, the CoCo Kitty's appearance and function is identical to that of the KiKi Kitty, with the exception of its black coloring. Obtained through possession of the October 2005 Donation Letter, the CoCo Kitty has so far been another stellar achievement in the ever popular line of plushies.
(Submitted by Flydais)

CodeNameCinderella: Though she had only been a user for about two and a half months, CodeNameCinderella will forever be remembered in Gaian history for accidentally breaking Gaia. Gaia Online has a limit to the number of posts it can hold, and in 2003 that limit was set at 16,777,215 posts. CodeNameCinderella made Gaia's 16,777,215th post on November 29th, and rendered the forum useless for a short period of time. In celebration of breaking the post limit, CodeNameCinderella was awarded 16,777 gold from the admins, leaving many users unfairly bitter and jealous about her being rewarded for crashing the forum. (16,777 gold was worth a lot more back then, young'uns!) Lanzer fixed the problem and set the new post limit to 4,000,000,000,000... it has yet to be broken. Today, CodeNameCinderella is an oldbie, and the post limit event is far in the past, but her fifteen minutes of fame continue to live on through Gaia historians and field researchers for the Guide.
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Coffee: A top secret accelerated caffeine delivery system developed by a group of Columbian researchers. Coffee is essential to staying awake while traveling the planets or writing entries for the guide at 3am.
(Submitted by Rain the Bloodhound)

Colbert, Stephen: See Pimp, definition 2. Also see this.
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Communism: A type of government in which one political party reigns supreme, and has unlimited power. The party's main job is to evenly distribute good among the people, reduce poverty, and destroy class differences until the state eventually withers when it's no longer needed. A country often becomes Communist through a violent over-throwing of the previously existing government. The citizens of a communist country are granted civil, economic, and cultural rights, but are not allowed to participate in politics.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Community Disscussion:The forum where people come to talk and rant about ridiculous theories concerning current plots. Also home to the Avatar talk sub forum.
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Coon Tail: A quality fuzzy edition to any posterior ornament collection, the Coon Tail first arrived on Gaia on May 21, 2004. It is the latest in the ever popular tail line, following its cousins, the fox, cat, werewolf, and devil tails. The coon tail can be obtained in two ways, by the acquisition of a blue or pink gift box, or by purchasing one in the Gaia Marketplace.
(Submitted by Flydais)

Crate and Apparel: A store in Aekea run by Liam(See:Liam), this is basically your store for miscellaneous items and accessories. Moderate prices.
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Cricket: small and brown, Crickets are more commonly found in the early evening/night in the environment known as Gaia Towns.They're not dangerous unless you're less than an inch tall and made of grass,in which case it's probly better that you dont tangle with the cricket.
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Crotchrape: While originally used in FPS genre games, this tactic has also been discovered possible in Gaia Towns. Basically, the attacking gaia will approach a victim until in a very close proximity, most likely from behind the victim. The attacker will then proceed to click wildly on the standing/sitting icon to make their avatar bounce up and down wildly. This practice, while amusing, is not reccomended if one wants to have a smooth reputation or any kind of desirable popularity.
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C&T:Also called the Computers & Technology Forum, this strange and mystical place is the home to the rare and sluggish "Super Geek." These strange creatures can and will do anything from taking over the world via the internet to fitting an mp3 playing device in a small chewing mint case. However in this forum all manner of technological questions may be ask free of charge but not necessarily free of head ache, as sometimes understanding the answer takes longer than asking the question.
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Cybering: A sexual act via the internet that is illegal through Gaia.
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Death Star II Theory, The: First appearing in the cult classic Clerks (entry to be added soon), the Second Death Star Theory expressed a side of Randal Graves that normally didn't show up- compassion for others. Randal pointed out a very intellectually stimulating question that has captured the minds of millions for at least ten minutes, which is a record for most American families. He thought, that since the rebels blew up the first, completed Death Star (Luke blew it up), that the only people who died were Stormtroopers, dignitaries, personnel...Imperials. However, when the rebels blew up the second, incomplete Death Star (compliments of Lando), the place was still under construction. Therefore, the Imperial Army probably hired tons of other civilians to rush the job and get it completed in time for the rebel attack that The Emperor so strategically prepared a trap for. The point being, this would mean that people other than Imperials also died when the station was destroyed. At this point, the Rebel Alliance's morals where thrown into question, on the basis of, "Would it be cruel to kill them so quickly, just because they are working on a new Death Star?"

However, at this point, a customer, who just happens to be a carpenter himself, entered the conversation. He stated that a friend of his was just shot to death while on the job, after he accepted work from a known mob boss. However, he also stated the he himself had also got the offer for the job, but had turned it down. From this, the counter-argument also arose into the theory, as to whether or not the carpenters themselves understood the moral sacrifice it would take to work on and Imperial Station while the Imperials were in the middle of a very large, high-casualty war with a desperate band of rebels who had just had their home base blown up.
This concludes yet another session with Randal Graves.
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Dedicated Gaia Moderators: Also known as "purple mods" because their names are colored in purple these guys are here to make sure that the forums are not overrun with porno, oversized sigs, and that spam stays firmly in the Chatterbox. (See The Chatterbox)
I hear their also grape flavored!
Jakobo
Dedicated Gaia Moderators handle forum moderation, Art Arena approvals/disapprovals, Link List moderation, Gaia Guild Network moderation, and more.
Send signature removal requests, Terms of Service questions, and other general forum questions to these moderators....
When in doubt, PM an online purple mod! You can find a list of online moderators at the top of each forum ("View Forum Moderators" wink .

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Deleted posts: These are posts that would otherwise be harmful to other gaians but have now been made perfectly safe.

[Democratic] Socialism: A type of government that has many political parties, but mostly focuses on the rights of workers, equality, and the fair distribution of goods and services among the people. Socialist countries usually come about when the working class/the poor get tired of being oppressed and take over. The power of the state is mixed between the government and the people, who are granted civil, economic, cultural and political rights, thought they are somewhat restricted.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Demon Contact Lens: The absolute latest in Goth fashion, these are a must have in the demon coveting crowd.
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Deus Ex Machina: See Plot Updates.
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Dial-up: Living hell to anybody who regularly frequents the Interweb. It ties up the phone lines making it so people can't call you. Also, it makes downloading crud/watching AMVs/mostly everything else take twenty minutes instead of the regular five. It's cheap (usually half the price of DSL) but living hell. This researcher suggests you get on either early morning, late at night, or all through the night (cause nobody in their right mind would try to call you then).
(submitted by Atomic H)

Diamondback Lion: One of the three Jewel-back Lions, which is reputed to be the rarest of ALL fish on Gaia...and the most beautiful. The Diamondbacks only come out during the Day, and their pearly white scales reflect the warm sunlight as if they were made out of pure diamonds.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Dice: Multi-sided objects with patterned dots on each side. Each pattern represents a number: 1 dot = "1", 2 dots = 2, etc. Some dice have numbers instead of dots, but most of the time, the only type of dice with dots is the six-sided dice, or d6 as they are known in the RP community. While dice is commonly used for gambling and board games, they are used more often with table-top RPGs, and with a variety of dices, too. Most types of table-top RPG uses a d20 as their standard dice, and thus getting a 20 on the roll is called a "critical" role, or "crit".

NOTE: One executive researcher is most familiar with d20 table-top RPGs, and is seeking fellow Gaians to revive one of the oldest table-top RPGs, called "Dungeons & Dragons", or "D&D" for short.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Dinanthropoides Nivalis: Yeti, abominable snowman.
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DJs: Short for DJ Studio Headphones, this is even more rare than minis but not quite as rare as the possibly nonexistent halo. They are often worn by people who want to make others think they are more important than they actually are, but this often backfires by resulting in attracting unwanted attention from n00bs. See also Ports.
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Domo: domokun a small brown creature that God sends to eat a kitten every time you masturbate.
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Domo History: A widely popular mascot from Japanese television. Short films, done in sometype of stop motion animation, can be seen here
Also, there is the common image of Domos running after a kitten with: "Every time you masturbate... God kills a kitten"
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Donation Items: Items spawned from the opening of Donation Letters. Generally they are widely sought after and shiny. (See Donation Letters.)
(Submitted by Lemon Candies)

Donation Letters: Sealed letters that are bestowed upon the gracious gaians that "donate" to gaia through either paypal, credit card, or mail. For every $2.50 donated, you receive one donation letter of the current month. These letters become unsealed around the end of the month they were released, and give the gaian who is in possession of them a choice of two items only available within that month's letter. Thus, when someone refers to a March 04 letter, they are speaking of a donation letter that was released in March of 2004, which would contain the two items released for that month.
(Submitted by Lemon Candies)

Donovinh, Cindy: Merely know as Cindy to her fans, Ms. Donovinh is the only news reporter on Gaia worth a hill of beans, then again she is the only news reporter. Appearing after the Halloween 2004 ball in the rubble of the old Gambino mansion for GAIA 9 Action News, Cindy has been on every breaking story since in seconds. Some think she shot Gambino from her helicopter, others merely think she's "teh sex" but either way you cut it, Cindy will tell `ya the strait smack.
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Downgrade: To trade a donation letter for one of the two items contained in the letter plus a small amount of gold. Downgrading is a common practice when owners of especially valuable letters (such as from 2003) want to open their letters and still make some profit out of it. The reverse process is called 'Upgrading'.
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Dragon: A gaian who hoards a large quantity of limited items without any intention of selling them in the future. Some dragons are collectors with too much time on their hands, others are compulsive exchange whores who can't bring themselves to sell what they call "investments" for fear that they will miss out on further profits when the price goes even higher. Alternatively; a mythological reptilian beast with breath of fire.
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Dri: See Jakobo.
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Ducky: Duckies go quack.
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Durem: A relatively new place in Gaia, decorated with gothic buildings and home to two shops, a hair salon, and the Von Helson mansion. If you really and desperately need a haircut here, make damn well sure you want it as there are no refunds for bad haircuts. <Addition> There is a theory that Vanessa (the NPC who works the salon) is in fact, Meredith, and the current bank girl is just a doppleganger or younger sister whom is also named Meredith.

Durem Depot: A store in Durem run by Moira (See: Moira) Although she claims that she sells clothing for those who want something different, it's best to look elsewhere as most Gaians who wants to be 'different' shop here. (See also: Irony)
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Durem Reclamation Facility: The third and final fishing spot is also the hardest place to catch fish. Thus, catching even the common Pebbo Feeders is worth your time. There are those who are skilled enough to reel in Biters and the occasional Boldur. The most amazing thing is the extremely rarest of fish species, the Jewel-back Lions. They are said to be the most beautiful, and a very lucky person could have quite the cash out with just one of these big, lovely ones.
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Easter Bunny: A giant robotic rabbit who carries a large carrot that appeared during Easter 2K5.
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Easter Bunny 2k6: The Gaia holiday figure for Easter, who first appeared on Easter in 2005. Besides being a giant rabbit anthromorphic being, he is a cyborg due to severe injury (head/face and possibly spine damage) as a result of a childhood clash with Jack, the holiday figure for Halloween. He carries a large metal carrot, which is believed to be either a weapon or massive toy of sorts.

In his childhood, he was a bully and ganged up on Santa Claus with other holiday figures. Jack intervened and forever disfigured the Easter Bunny. Some view this as just punishment, while others see it as highly unfair and a severe overreaction. They argue that kids will be kids, and kids have tendencies to be rough and bully one another.

No matter which viewpoint is true, it is evident that the Easter Bunny was severely traumatized by the incident. Currently, the figure gives the impression of having a great fear of the Jack, along with paranoia and poor self-esteem. He also has a rather nice personality; some believe this is due to his hardships, as a disfigured individual and cyborg, which have helped him form a concience. It is also possible that he now feels guilt for his actions earlier in life, and is trying to diminish the bully reputation that was connected with him.

Many have heard the figure crying out about the loss of his beautiful face. It is possible that being attractive is important to the Easter Bunny due to him being a symbol of fertility. Some look deeper into it and view the Easter Bunny as a sex god of sorts.

The Easter Bunny currently has a growing group of fans and appreciative Gaians who acknowledge him as being a great character. After Easter 2006, it is common opinion that the Easter Bunny ran a better event than Jack or Santa. Many Gaians view the Easter Bunny's physique as being very attractive, despite his cybernetic implementations.
(Submitted by SykoSilver)

Ecchi: Simply put, is another way of saying something is hentai. The term ecchi comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the letter "H" which is the abbreviated form of the word "Hentai". There has been debate as to if something ecchi is simply more soft core than something labeled as H. This of course is a farce used by perverted otaku to defend their reading preference, claiming that because it is just ecchi that it isn't as bad as hentai when the fact of the matter is that both are the same thing.
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Edmund: The owner of H. R. Wesley in Durem, Edmund is famous for having (the late) Gambino as his best customer, his high-class stock, and his womanizing ways--which, incidentally, got him disqualified from the Gaia Olympics. Rumor has it that he and Vanessa are a couple, and that Edmund used to like Agatha when the two were younger, but had spurned her as they had aged. All agree, though, that there must be a dark, mysterious secret behind his cross-shaped scar. Many insist that there must be a connection between Edmund and the Easter Bunny, since both seem to have the same cross-shaped symbol. Plus, Edmund 'sensed' the presence of the shadowy figure LabTechX at the 2nd Gaia Anniversary Party. What deep past could still haunt Edmund to this day?
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Emeraldback Lion: This Jewel-back fish only comes out at night. Those few fishermen/fisherwomen who actually catch these lovely creatures claim that their scales are shaped to reflect the moonlight so perfectly that it takes one's breath away.
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Emo: 1. A word that comes up in the music area often. Emo is not Punk, and not Goth. It is more sad, 'oh why me' music. They rant on about how their life sucks, how they want a girlfriend, and usually dress in mismatching dark clothes. However, they mostly come from middle class, 2 story homes, getting a good education and often have boyfriends/girlfriends.
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Emo: 2. Short for emotional, Emo is a trend in music that appeared as a branch out of grunge and alternative rock. Emo music is known for its emotional and mostly confessional lyrics, with basic guitar accompaniment. Several popular Emo bands include Dashboard Confessionals and Bright Eyes. As any trend in music, Emo also has set a fashion. "Emo kids" are commonly seen with generously applied eyeliner, colorful eyeshadow, and the trademark thick framed "Emo glasses". Because of their emotional personalities, it is seen to very easily label anything whiny about life and misfortune "Emo".
(Submitted by Feline Unit Pi)

Emo: 3. Emo is but a trend of assimilation. Taking every single clique and trend in all creation. Those who call themselves emo and threaten suicide, do it but for mass observation. To rid the world of this abundant nuisance of teenagerism there is but a simple solution. Pay these oh so 'depressed' megalomaniacs no attention. For without a fuel there is nothing for them to use for their desired reaction.
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Emoticon Rape: A tragic phenomoenon that is commonly witnessed in places like the Chatterbox. This is also a mistake that can be made by people that are new to chatting. It happens when multiple emoticons are used for a single post. (Often seen used with net speak.)(See net speak.) There is currently a thread dedicated to stopping this, but it hasn't been very successful, this researcher is sorry to say.
Example:
Quote:
OmG!!1 redface heart teese liddle fases is sooooo kewt!!11 lol domokun twisted talk2hand 4laugh rolleyes blaugh idea
Emoticon rape thread can be found here.

(Submitted by Yoko the Strange)

Enchanted Trunk: A magical floating wooden box that spawns completely at random and may contain an uncommon item.
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Enchanted Trunk: The perfect housing item for people to store their valuables hidden in plain sight in their homes. Recently destroyed and replaced with a box covered in.... gonk used toilet paper!
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Entry: any definition of any topic in the HHGGaia that adheres to the strict format rules laid down by the most awesome of all Gaians with a number in their name. It is reccomended that the format be followed.
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Errors: There are two things that are certain on gaia. Inflation and Errors. There's nothing you can do about them except perhaps call them names and ignore them. The Admins work diligently to keep these bothersome things from reproducing but seem to allow one or two to live simply for the procreation of the species.

E.V.I.L: A price guide for many rares, the E.V.I.L guide is a great place to search for item listings. Competes with the SIN and GEN for control of the Exchange.
(Submitted by Rain The Bloodhound)

Evil SUper G-MAN!!: The official arch nemesis of Super G-Man. Completly evil and insane and wearing a similar yet different costume. He wears a monster bag instead of the classic razz bag.
Evil Super G-MAN!!'s origins are unknown. The only thing certain about him is that he is evil.
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Exchange, The: A place where goods are bought and sold for ridiculous prices based solely on Marketplace trends, rather than value or worth of the items.
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Exchange Whores: A very peculiar race, usually have a great deal of gold and decide to spend the gold on expensive items. Typically have interesting outfits and outfit concepts, some exchange whores are male and/or bisexual.
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Ex.D. Patrons: The first on the firing line when the revolution comes.

Experiment #410039: A drug developed by LabTech062 of G Corp, which has a 99.9% sucess rate of turning the subject into a zombie. surprised It was mentioned in the G Corp journals, when it was injected into Grunny, the green bunny.
There are only two remedies, "Vials of Unknown Liquid," or saving one's avatar after the event ended.
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Experiment #410042: Contrary to popular belief, this was not the zombification virus. Developed by LabTech247, this injection will make the subject work tirelessly. Also, all subjects persons share a thought pool. Unfortunetely, it causes narcolyptic tendencies.
Though it didn't really do anything except make people ignore #410039, it was the primary experiment going on in the G Corp labs (sublevel 26) during Halloween.
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Extended Discussion: A place for people (ironically enough) to carry out extended discussion on set subjects. Typically discussed subjects such as "How teenagers are so slutty nowadays", "I fink im homosexual lol" and "bump" are usually seen on the front page.
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Fairy Wings: Wings that resemble that of a fairy's from Gaian lore. This item is highly sought after among female Gaians.
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Faktori, The: A store/factory in Aekea run by three robots named Bildeau (See: Bildeau), Bloudeau (See: Bloudeau), and Ribateau (See: Ribateau). Bildeau sells flooring, carpet, wallpaper and tiles, Bloudeau sells furniture, and Ribbateau sells wall furnishing such as shelves and doors. Prices very depending on the set of objects.
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Fan Fiction: Literary (and I use that term loosely) works written by fans to continue/end/spin off of/make fun of/attempt to emulate various different anime/video game/book/television series. Some are actually written in perfectly decent English, but these are often buried under the wave of n00b-style fics that has given the practice a bad name. Also the birthplace of the most hated Mary Sue. (See Mary Sue)
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

Fan Fiction Authors: The writers of Fan Fiction. Some actually attempt to use fan fiction as an outlet for creative energy, or a form of practice for a more professional career. However unfortunately, many of these so-called 'authors' are simply n00bs running amok with perfectly innocent story lines, and as such, Fan Fiction Authors are often persecuted by other members of the Writer's Forum.
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

Fangirl:1. n. Any girl that is obsessed with a guy (mostly anime characters), usually a Bishonen. Most are prone to typing in net speak and claiming that 'OMFG u cant have inuyasha hes soo mine n i got him 1st', though some are actually very intelligent (like this [author]) and realize that the guy isn't actually anybody's and that he will probably never like her back (especially if he's a fictional anime character.) but still obsesses, and shows her obsession in more accepted ways, such as this [author], who adds '*huggles Miroku plushie*' in every few posts.
(submitted by StarPrincessLita)

Fangirl:2. v. The act of obsessing over a guy, usually an anime character.
Example:
"I soo fangirl over Miroku. *huggles Miroku plushie*"
(submitted by StarPrincessLita)

Fascism: A type of government in which one political party reigns supreme, and has unlimited power. The leader gains power through political take-over that is often violent, and this power is only given up if the leader is either over-thrown or dies and a successor takes over. Economic strength, imperialistic conquest, oppression of the people, and militarism are all sure signs of a Fascist country.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Field Researcher: Hitchhiking Gaians who roam the galaxy writing entries and sending them back to Guide HQ. They have a habit of not getting their paycheck, getting stranded on un-fashionable planets, and sometimes put in pixel danger. They are lovable and psychotic and if you meet one you should help them out in anyway possible.
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Firefly: Firefly's are small insects, which have the ability to light up their abdomens. They are useful, in the effect, that if you put several in a jar you have quite the little attention piece. Just make sure to put small holes in the top of the jar.
(submitted by Loki Leonheart)

Fire Gauntlets: Fiery hands of death, and a hot fashion statement.

Fire Whip: A firy whip-like item that is currantly very popular, it has a variety of poses to chose from and thus makes it so you can equip up to three. This researcher does not own one, and has not ventured out of the recesses of a small cave in a very long time, and so does not know much else about these items.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

First Chrch of Mod, The: A religious sect that worships the Mods. Run by Romuel, started by the 'DO YOU BELIVE IN MODS' thread, which now spans over twelve thousand pages.
(submitted by Deandriea)

Fishing: Throwing a line out into open water and hoping something other than a piece of refuse bites the hook. The addition of fishing has shown many gaians, just how polluted the water is. One piece of advice is not to actually eat anything you catch.

Fishing Forum: A stinky place full of fish scales and discarded trash. Most people here are obsessed with collecting vast quantities of fish that they then "trade" in exchange for the strange hats that they worship. The most holy of items are the coveted tin hat, the elusive Candy Striper, and the legendary angelic rod. Although the people here often shun discussions in favor of spending their precious time fishing, encounters with them are typically friendly and helpful. Especially if you ask about their favorite techniques or ask to see their trophies.
(Submitted by Vacant Stare)

Fishing Rods: There are four types of fishing rods that one can usually buy: Basic, Distance, Endurance, and Performance. The Basic Rod is what the common fisherman/fisherwoman has, and it's good enough to catch most types of fish. The Distance Rod is to help one reel in fish from long distances, while the Endurance Rod does the same for short distances. The Performance Rod, however, has the capabilities of both Distance and Endurance Rods, though it's not so good for medium distances. There is a rumor among the fishing groups that there is a fifth, ultra-rare rod, the Angelic Rod, which is said to be the Holy Grail of the Fishing Rods. This researcher, however, has yet to see one in person.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Fishing Store: Located right between Barton Town and Bass'ken Lake, this is where one could pick up a fishing rod, some bait, and even sell their catch for gold. Some come here to check up on their ranks among their fellow fishermen--and fisherwomen--and then go off to brag about it in the Gaia Fishing Forums. The oldest fisherman on Gaia, Logan, is the one who runs this little store, and there are some who say that 'his rod is bigger than all others'--or whatever that may mean...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Flame gear: At all cost, avoid wearing these items as they are the official uniform of noobs. The false sense of coolness one believes these items give is just that. False.

Flamers: The second on the firing line when the revolution comes.

Flash: Not to be confused with the female form of expression of the same name (See: Kinky), it is the program of choice for all things animated in Gaia, including the Casino, Fishing, and Gaia Homes. The programmers of Gaia have yet to master this form of animating, and the glitches amass.
(submitted by: Who is John Galt)

4chan: First English-language imageboard; inspired by Futaba Channel and created by moot. It is also considered to be the most popular English-language imageboard as well.
(submitted by eboluuuh)

4KIDS TV: Convicted anime molester, frequently seen on Saturday mornings on News Corp* also known as Fox. It is suggested that if you like anime, don't watch 4KIDS, as it can cause serious injury.
*Not actually a news corporation.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Forty-Two: The answer.

420:
1. The Answer, times ten. (See forty-two.)
2. The number of individual atoms in a molecule of tetrahydrocannabinol, aka THC, the psychoactive ingredient in the illegal drug marijuana. This number is often referenced by n00bs who wish to give the impression that they use this drug, even if they do not actually know how the number 420 came to be associated with it.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

420chan: Very similar in some aspects to 4chan, but it's own specialty are the drug discussion boards--such as /weed/ (marijuana), /hal/ (hallucigen), and /stim/ (stimulant).
(submitted by eboluuuh)

Forums: Where Threads and Subforums are located. Famous forums are the Chatterbox and General Discussion. Forums detail where types of threads should go, and what the topics should be about.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Fox set: The Fox Tail and Fox Ear items in conjunction are known as the Fox set. These are usually worn by those with a furry fetish and should be looked at only to an alternative to something non-fetish related. Unless of course you happen to have a furry fetish.

Fnord: a word used often in the ED Morality and religion forum, whenever chaos magic is mentioned. It comes from Discodianism, and is THE word of all words.
(submitted by Deandriea)

Furchan: Dedicated to furry porn. There was once a board called /fur/ on 4chan, but it was removed days later for nearly using up 4chan's bandwidth.
(submitted by eboluuuh)

Futaba Channel: First major imageboard and the largest; created and hosted in Japan.
(submitted by eboluuuh)

Gaia: Mostly harmless.

Gaia Avatar Creator: A simple program that can help people decide whether or not certain outfits would look good on them. However, since it has not been updated for the last few months, there are some items that you will not see on there, such as the Cache and Slik sets.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Gaia Avatar Simulator, The: A newer version of the Gaia Avatar Simulator, which is updated about once a fortnight. There are two versions--male and female--yet there are some things on each that the creator has yet to update, such as the Clips and the SLIK set.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Gaia Badlands, The:Rumor has it that this is where Gaians go when they're banned. As such, this barren wasteland is said to be overrun with banned noobs, hackers, scammers, and other nightmarish beings not even described in Gaian or human vocabulary.
Some Gaians have been banished to these lands and subsequently allowed to return, pale-faced and rather shaky for some time afterwards, some of which too scared to explain their stay in detail.
I've suffered these lands twice in the past; it's not a pretty place. There is absolutely no nature to be found, and are completely void of [intelligent] life. There's not much else to be said about this place...
(Submitted by Prince Forte)

Gaia Bites! - Now 'Desserts for the Gaian Soul!': Ever gotten hungry after fighting off hordes of n00bs armed with "WTF!!11!!11!!1!!!!!!oneOMGTI<insert rare item name here.>" cannons. Then take a cruise over to the one and only place in all of Gaia that offers home cooked snacks.

WARNING: Do not eat while trying to cast complex, third tier enlarged/enraged Paths of Destruction as this will result in the creation of a chicken dinner exactly two milliseconds after the attack of you intended target.
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Gaia Community Discussion: Although this forum was created to discuss in-story items, such as Gambino and G Corp, many n00bs have taken to using the Gaia Community Discussion forum as a second, slower-moving Chatterbox. The locals of this forum then report these spammish posts, and they are thus removed. The forum regulars in the GCD tend to have a higher literacy rate than other n00b-infested forums.
(submitted by Labtech042)

Gaian Crisis Squad, The: A guild founded one or two days after the 2004 Halloween event, the Gaian Crisis Squad is a powerful and influential guild that is the home to such people as TriskDaemon, Seth Darkheart, Whescha, GeminiSun and others. Dedicated to everything plot, they will stop at nothing to carefully capture every single moment of every plot update.
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Gaia Goblin, The - Seth's Spidermanesque Theory:And odd little theorum that came about after halloween 2k5. Inspired by the single plan in the Manga release fo that event, it proves to be one of the interesting explinations of Gino's sudden superpowers. Therefore it should be noted that it the result of a completely satirical idea.
It is found: Here
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Gaia helpers: Perhaps a strange group of people who are a bit lower that moderators, they move forums and look strangely funny doing so. Some Gaia helpers are LabTech CJ and a few others.

Gaia Homes Forum: A meeting place for people to show off pictures of their homes. The pace of life here is slow and attracts mentally insane people. A popular new fad is to ask total strangers to be your roommate. The reasoning behind this sudden fad is one of the mysteries of life. Sadly, a faulty wormhole in space has been known to occasionally open up and dump noobs into this forum. When this happens, the noobs mistake it for the Chatterbox and fling lots of pointless spam about. If this happens during your visit, remember DON'T PANIC. The spam comes in waves and will shortly pass if you remain calm.
Traveler's Tip - If you have any letters or postcards to mail back home, you can find the local post office in this forum. The postal worker is an eccentric convict who is a tad unreliable, however he is mostly harmless.
Point of Interest - When visiting this region, don't miss the opportunity to appear on the popular television show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Flatulent." You too could become famous for killing a cameraman or tv host!
(Submitted by Vacant Stare)

Gaiaman: Gaiaman is a superhero to all Gaia. Since he started the Superheo Academy, he's been gaining major popularity, and currently sits upon a throne of prommie souls (see Prommie) and enjoys a life of Gaian infamousy. As of now, he has a faithful dog sidekick, along with an arch-nemesis. It is widely believed that Gaiaman is a mule, and even more widely believed that the person behind the avatar is a female who has quite a nice body. The origins of Gaiaman can be found in his journal.
(submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Gaian Newspaper: An unofficial news thread made by Nightly_fire, that hosts advertisements, links to cool threads, gossip and much more. The fairly random updating makes this thread about as useful as Ian's cat, but still quite interesting when you get around to reading it.

Gaian Slash Guild:a guild run by a eccentric Gaian called artist with fangs, it is dedicated to various slash pairings included (but not limited too) Liam/Ian, Moira/ Sasha, Marie Von Helson/Anna Corinne Von Helson and many other slash pairings. Allows hetero fics and pictures to be posted.
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Gaia Times: Gaia's first periodical, which ran from March 7 2003 to December 23, 2004. It was written by the now retired moderator, Arwen, one of Gaia's first mods. In it's heyday, the Gaia Times featured advertisements for charities and shops, information on donation items, glitches, and events, and even exclusive interviews with the admin. The Times finally shut down when Arwen decided that she no longer had time to devote to bringing out the paper's potential. Today, the job once held by Arwen alone is now shared by the entire Gaia Community Discussion forum. Gaians who feel out of the loop are encouraged to surf around the GCD, as there will always be at least one other Gaian speculating about the news mere minutes after it takes place.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Gaia User Ads: The gaia user ad, recently created, not much is known about this strange manifestation. It is said that if you venture to the Gaia store you may buy a site wide ad at the rate of 5 US dollars per 10,000 "impressions". Currently not many people seem to be interested in the "Gaia User Ads" and no one knows if these will ever become popular. Those who wish to learn more may visit this thread or they may check out the gaia store.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Gambion Outfitters: A store on Isle De Gambino, run by Sasha (See: Sasha). She sells clothes mostly ment for tropical climates, as well as a few swimsuits and accessories.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Gambino Hat Rack: A store located on Isle de Gambion, run by Ruby and her son Peyo. As the name suggests, they sell hats, ribbons and headbands. And paintbrushes.

Gary Stu: A male Mary Sue. (See Mary Sue)
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

Gavsim: Another avatar editing program. In most users minds, it is second to Tektek, but it is often used when Tektek is on the fritz (e.g. at least twice a month). It also has a nifty house editing program, which this researcher has yet to try. What distinguishes Gavsim from Tektek is when you are done with your edited avatar it blatantly says 'Gavsim' in the lower left hand corner. How's that for advertising?
(submitted by Atomic H)

G-Corp.: Perfectly Safe

G Corp.: 2. It now seems that G Corp, once shrouded in mystery, has been reveled to us by the plot updates (Halloween 2k4 - April Fools 2k6).

The main goal for G Corp was to create the "G Virus." (This was explained by many pages from Labtech 247's journal. The G Virus is a combining virus that attaches itself to living cells. In essence: creating Zombies or "The Living Dead." wink As we could see from the incident from the Halloween 2k4, (This later leads to the first destruction of the G Corp Labs from the "Silent Flash Protocol.".) that many LabTechs died and were reborn because of the "G Virus." (Gambino learned from the dead Labtechs and injected himself with the G Virus, yet since there was no dead cells to attach themselves to he went insane for power. Or just insane.)

Later we see in the plot update of April Fools 2k5 Gambino had been shot and G Corp wasn't heard from for a while. (We learn a year later, April Fools 2k6 that as Gambino was falling, and Gino right after, Gambino's cells exited from the dead body and entered Gino's body making Gino a body host for his Father. Much controversy is still out there.)

It wasn't till the next plot update of Halloween 2k5 (After "The Return of Gino." wink that it seems the only surviving member of the LabTechs (LabTech 123, the greatest one, in my eyes.) has recreated the G Virus. This time it was extracted from the ever-so-popular "Green Bunny" [See: Grunny.] It was then the Grunny invasion had begun. (Labtech X meets up with Labtech 123 and we haven't heard from Labtech 123 since. gonk )

Later in the same plot update the Gambino Mansion (and the G Corp Lab) was incinerated to the ground. (The second lab destruction.) The person responsible has not been identified. (Nothing important happens until the update of April Fools 2k6, besides the making of "S Corp," a cheap imitation of G Corp, run by a bunch of fool ElfTechs. Curse them.)

We now see the truth of G Corp, from the zombie-creating G Virus, to the creating of something much larger. This virus was the main goal for G Corp under the rule of Johnny K. Gambino and the (as of now) late Gino Gambino.

In the plot update of April Fools 2k6 we see, once again, Gino (Who seems to have Gambino's dead cells and his own.) has gotten a superiority complex and needed to destroy his enemy for Sasha's love. (Bore.) In the attempt to kill, or so I think, Ian, Labtech X stops Gino and injects him with a large syringe filled with G Virus. Thus attaching itself to Gambino's dead cells, making them live once again, and Gino now becomes the body host for the now living Gambino. In his transformation Gino/Johnny pulls Labtech X down into the sea below and (Again with a "bang." wink Labtech X is no more. (As of now G Corp is no more.)

Once the dust cleared it could be seen that G Corp lived up to its goal. It had created the G Virus to create an all powerful, immortal, Johnny K. Gambino.
(Submitted by Lord Leonov)

GD (Or the General Discussion): The GD is a forum filled with prommies, trolls, and regs who generally shun anyone with poor grammar. While you can talk about most anything there, it is wise to not discuss things that can fit into other forums and to actually discuss. The GD =/= the Chatterbox, you know. The social hierarchy seems rather stable, but is very liable to change whenever. Anyone who wears their heart on their sleeve or is stupid should stay away, because people there can get very snarky and rude. Sadly, the defense against the bugblatter beast is insufficient, because regardless of whether you can see them, or if they're even there, GDers will attack the deserving.
(submitted by Tsukijuun)

GEN: The Gaian Exchange Network. Once the definitive guide to how much people are supposed to pay for items with no set value, the GEN has since been overshadowed by other guides such as EVIL, SIN, and GCG, despite the latter's pronounciation-hostile abbreviation.
(submitted by Sakasagami no Yura )

General Discussion: It's hard to say what is meant to go here, only that whatever doesn't belong in Extended Discussion is moved to this vaguely named forum.

Getbackers: "They get back what shouldn't be gone." A Get-Backer is one who is hired to retrieve lost or stolen property for a small fee. Such people are a near impossibility on Gaia.
(submitted by Pyrokinetic #SICKS)

GGN Gaia Guilds Network. As opposed to the Guilds suborum found in the GCD forum a
GGN guild costs 20k and is run by gaians as opposed to mods. GGN Guilds can be private, hidden and public as well as you can
have a join fee to enter one of these guilds. * (See: Guilds)
(submitted by Kawaii Kokezaru)

GGSA: The Gaian Gay Straight Alliance, a guild founded by BakaTulip with the intention of spreading awareness and acceptance on Gaia.
(submitted by BakaTulip)

Ghosty: The Ghosty is an inexpensive item that covers the whole body. When used with certain items and hairstyles, the affects can be quite interesting.
(submitted by Yoko the Strange)

Gift Rape: 1. A term created by an unknowing n00b one day in what was once the Q&F forum. Gift rape has come to mean giftwrapping an item, recieving a random event but then not getting your gift and to be raped by a gift.

Gift Rape:2. See "Gift Wrap"
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Gift Wrap: To wrap a gift in a present box. Some users use this function to trick people into buying useless items.
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Gino: The only son of Gambino. Currently experiencing amnesia. Was previously known as shy and suspected of being emotionally abused by his father Gambino.
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Update:
Gino awoke from his amnesia at a very awkward time. Just before his father (See Johnny K. Gambino) was shot off the Tower of Gambino (See Tower of Gambino) and several moments before said tower, fell.
Months later he washed up on the shores of the Isle de Gambino, looking older (and much hotter in many a Gaians opinion. I mean really, MmHm niiiice). He was found by Sasha and Ian, who took him back to Sasha's house and nursed him back to health till he was able to go back to Gambino Mansion. This was about the time Halloween 2k5 happened. (See Halloween 2k5)
After the event, Gino was again gone till December when he appeared as "THE MASQUE" and saved Sasha from two Holiday entities. Later the "MASQUE" invited everyone to the Gambino mansion in Durem for New Years Eve 2k5 where he kissed Sasha at midnight.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)


Gino's Harem: The only official Harem in Gaia, founded by Rychi in Spring '05. Here, one could find loyal fans of Gino Gambino, both male and female, and their official stance in the Von Helson-Gambino war is strictly neutral. They do not care what each side says most of the time; their main concerns are for young Gino Gambino.
(submitted by Nfinite-Fangirl)

Girls: (All I really want is.)
That is a Beastie Boys reference you philistines! So don't go tellin' me it don't make no sense!
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Glitches: Happen. Get over it. Problems occuring with the innermost workings of Gaia, such as unintentional post deletions or problems with the way an avatar looks. Some avatar glitches, such as the 'Nakie' glitch and the 'Invisabob' glitch, are so strange, unique and eventually popular that they are thought by some to be a prank by bored admins, or elaborate pranks. Occasionally, they actually are pranks. But not often.
(submitted by Gemini Star)

G-LOL: G-LOL is one of the newer sets, and it's name is short for Gothic Lolita. They are supposed to make you look like you're a dark yet beautiful lady. The three sets are Mistress (For the dominating types), Dollie (For those who wish to act like a porcelean doll), and a formal dress with matching shoes (For those who wish to be elegant, graceful women).
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Global Gaia Mods: Regular mods with light green names.They handle abuse and harassmant reports, and oversee moderation all over the site. They are hard working and possibly limeflavored. Without them, the site would be over run with mean n00bs.
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Glomp: A form of greeting, of farewell, or just something to do for no reason whatsoever. Usually used by fangirls/fanboys, although not limited to them only. The glomp is the result of a cross-breeding by a mad scientist called LabTechX between an affectionate hug and a full-on rugby tackle, for his GCSE biology exam. It is totally unavoidable by everyone but Hoolooboos, who have no physical form. Wherever you are, wherever you go, whoever you speak to, don't forget: somewhere nearby is a glomp with your name on it. Be afraid, be very afraid
(submitted by Kaneada-kun)

GodMod: A commonly used and highly annoying RP battle tactic.
Basically it is when a person (See GodModder) refuses to get hit in a battle or pretends that they are immortal and "a god". Sometimes the "GodModder" will automatically hit a target ( this is also known as "auto hit").
This resercher begs you to please not GodMod. Every time you GodMod a planet is destroyed by Vogons.
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Example of GodMod and AutoHit: "Lyk OMG! I hit u w/a stick & ur lyk dead now! I now have ur power & i'm a really smart dolphin now!"

(submitted by BlondePsycho)

God: God is an all-powerful, all seeing being, whom some confuse with Admins. Rather understandable, really. Both are talked about, their existences is debated, and they speak to the masses rather sporadically.
(submitted by Wolf Kazumaru)

GodModder: A person who engages in GodMod. (See GodMod) Also the third on the firing line when the revolution comes.
(also submitted by BlondePsycho)

Go-Gaia: The origins of Gaia online. Still hidden in the background, few even know of it's continued existence. Known now as Gaiaonline, Go-gaia is the beginning of existence...
(Submitted by Rain The Bloodhound)

Gold: A small yellow piece of metal that the inhabitants of Gaia believe will bring happiness to their otherwise unhappy existence. This is entirely ridiculous, because it is not the small yellow pieces of metal that are unhappy.

Golden Legs:One of the many rare bugs of Gaia, the Golden legs, resembles a grasshopper painted gold. Many consider them to be mere hallucinations brought on by drugs or elaborate hoaxes made by dyeing said grasshoppers gold (also considered to be drug related).
(Submitted by Marshall Oliver)

Gonk: gonk When one realizes that they have totally screwed themselves royal for the school year/term/semester. (NOTE: One particular researcher felt exactly the same way for one of her college end-of-semester exams.)
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)
(submitted by Sakasagami no Yura )

Grammar Nazi: This race of people are not really nazi's. They just act demanding and dominering and well...Like nazi's.
Most of them are only discriminatory to illiterate people. They are ruthless and many are insane.
If you are ever trapped by a grammar nazi your best bet is speak exculsivly in L33T. L33T confuses and hurts most grammar nazi's. If you don't know L33T then I suggest you run. DO NOT USE NET SPEAK. Net speak may hurt grammar nazi's but it also enrages them to sublime levels of hatred.
Example:
Anonymous Brother
Anonymous Blonde
Your a real pain in the a** sometimes
Chrissy, its "you're" not "your" unless I own a pain in the a**.

(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Grasshopper: Grasshoppers are small and green, like grass. And they hop. This may or may not be where they got their name. They taste excellent covered in chocolate.
(submitted by Loki Leonheart)

Green Day:
A band which began as part of the Punk Rock movement in Seattle, but in 1994 went mainstream with the release of the awesome album, Dookie. Some claimed that this made them no longer "punk rockers" and that they had in fact "sold out", but those people are probably just jealous because Green Day now has lots and lots more money than they do. I will not attempt to list their best songs, because they are many.*

Green Day is:
Billie Joe Armstrong. A man who both suffers from, and appears to enjoy every minute of, ADHD and a panic disorder. He writes the lyrics and sings them into the microphone while playing the guitar. (Though I hear Tre Cool wrote the lyrics for "Dominated Love Slave." wink Also, his suave and debonair appearance during the 90s prompted this researcher to begin questioning his sexual orientation.**

Mike Dirnt. This mysterious fellow plays the bass and generally keeps it real. He is doubtless a serious hellraiser, but being less self-promoting than Billie Joe and less genuinely terrifying (yet sexy) than Tre Cool, this researcher knows the least about him.

Tre Cool. Tre Cool was invented by Lucifer to frighten His unruly girl-children. He is too much man for you. Also once he drank milk from a pregnant dog. Directly from a pregnant dog. The other members of the band just squirted some into their coffee. This researcher once saw an awesome concert in which the platform on which his drum kit rested was lifted up off the stage and spun around slowly a number of times while he did an extended drum solo. So he can definitely play the drums upside down and at other exotic angles.
* N.B.: Be sure to spell the band's name "greenday" when searching on LimeWire, though. Otherwise all I'm ever able to find is some random live stuff and Hitchin' a Ride with the title misspelled.
** After years of careful, painstaking research, carefully weighing all sides of the issue, this question has been answered with a resounding Yes.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)
Edit by Aramaea
Hey, i know this makes me sound like a fanboy. But you are wrong about green day. They came out of oakland california not seattle.


Grunny: Seen residing on a labtech's head after the Halloween 2004 incident, it has become a favorite amongst Gaians, occupying space in many signatures. The recent donation item, the KiKi Kitty Plushie, is able to be worn upon the head like the grunny is. Perhaps it is for this reason that they have become so popular.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

G-Team: A semisecret group of warriors sworn to protect Gaia from all that would harm its citizens. The three G-Team members are distinguished and experienced Edmund with faster legs than any other man alive, buffed-out and vigilant Leon with fists like cinderblocks, and rough-and-tumble Logan, with fishing hook claws from his knuckles. It is common knowledge that Edmund once had friendly ties to Johnny K Gambino, however, at the Gaia Anniversary Ball of 2004 rumors began to spread that Edmund had changed his opinion on Gambino due to his neglect of Gino. Today, it is likely that he would serve Gino, if he still lives, out of respect for the Gambino bloodline.

Leon and Logan, while ridiculously muscular, usually sit idle; Logan with his fishing and Leon with his guard duty. The three are inseparable, however, and at a moment's notice the G-Team can assemble to fight off any threat to the citizens of Gaia! Unless, of course, that threat is a supernatural terror like Jack or a twisted, cybernetic monster like Santa.

When asked if he would comment on his role in the defense of Gaia, Edmund gave only the cryptic response, "You cannot begin to understand the importance of my work here."
(submitted by Jerrit)

Guilds: Private forums that people spend 20k on. Usually a bad investment as none of the donation money is given to the owner and many are left empty. They come in several types and vary in privacy from; "Public", "Private" and "Hidden." Some are made as links to certain threads or for certain groups but basically they are created to keep you out.
They are can be found in Barton, guarded by Leon, a man who clearly dosen't know where his towel is.

(submitted by Blonde Psycho)

Guilding: Spending an inordinate amount of time in a guild/guilds, either most or all of posts in them. Guilders usually belong to multiple guilds and hold a large majority of posts due to much activity. May be a moderator in, co-captain or captain of any number guilds.
(Submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Guild Thief: A person who joins a guild and stays in it to get ideas. Later he/she will create their own guild and PM the link to everyone they would talk to in the previous guild that they were in. This then causes their guild to build up and have more members from popularity, thus the previous guild they were in dies and becomes a "dead thread". The owner of the previous guild 50% of the time feels aggravated. The success rate Guild Thieves have is about 80%.
(submitted by Slyx Zethryo)

Guitar of Angellus: An angelic guitar for the angelic rocker. Who knew that angels could rock?!
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Guppy: The most common fish of Bass'ken Lake, these small fries are only worth 3g each. However, if you catch enough of them, you will get the Guppy Cap. Guppies come in either Yellow, Orange or Red flavors.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

GUROchan: An imageboard dedicated to strange or deviant fetish porn. Freak show -- for weird imagery that has light to no gore at all. Gore/Death -- for gory images or characters about to be killed/murdered. Scat -- once a part of Gore/Death; made for people with a fetish for defecation. All images are fictional; any non-fictional images are either removed for a) being defined as illegal content; or b) deleted for rule-breaking content.
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Hacking: The term often used to describe the illegal act of someone breaking in to another Gaian's account and trading all of the gold and items to their own or to a mule, effectively stealing them.
Hacking is often used in conjunction with Scamming (see Scamming), as the person will employ the use of false identity, such as the impersonation of a moderator or administrator, to illegally obtain a Gaian's password and username (usually through propagation via email and sometimes private messages). Often times, once having gained access to the account, the hacker will change the password so that the original user can no longer do so except by means of the secret questions, though to circumvent this the hacker will also change the email address.

Nine times out of ten, a hacked account will be returned to its original user, but the items and gold will be lost to the banned hacker and the user must start over again from scratch*, save posts and the username (unless the hacker was cruel-hearted enough to change that as well).
Most of the time, fellow Gaia users will find it in their hearts to rush to aid of the hacked user, restoring them to at least a decent state through donation of items and gold, but unless the user is well-known in Gaia, this can prove difficult.
Hacking is the worst offense that can be committed on Gaia and usually constitutes a permanent ban of both accounts and IP address. There is no possible way to be unbanned, even when the accused is proved innocent.
Gaian users should be 100% certain that ANY requests for password information are from false authority, as Gaian Moderators and Administrators will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ask for your password. The main reason for this is they don't need it; moderators and administrators often have special access to certain portions of any user's account for the purpose of their duties.

*This is unless, of course, the mod decides to get off their lazy a** and roll back the trade (see Rollback), but this is unlikely.
(Submitted by Prince Forte)

Hallelujah: An expression of joyful thanks. Often screamed when the PM system comes back online. *Definition of entry that may or may not be accurate. Or relevant for that matter.*
(submitted by Virtual Rose)

Halloween 2k4: On Halloween 2004, Johnny K. Gambino hosted two events: the Halloween Ball for Gaia in general, and the retirement part for LabTech062, which was strictly for members of G-Corps. It was at the latter party that the truth was revealed about the zombie virus--and the long-dead LabTech013 was (un)living proof. All the LabTechs were eventually turned into Zombies, and Gambino barely made it out of there alive.

Unfortunately, when the zombies came out of the Secret Underground Testing Facility, it triggered a lock-down on the entire mansion, thus locking all party goers inside. Soon, the zombie toll rose through the roof, and everyone was literally fighting for their lives. When the contamination level reached "Severe", the Silent Flash code went off, and a nuke came crashing down onto the Mansion, thus wiping out the worst of the infection...or so we hope.

There were two unforeseen side effects to this, though: One, Gambino lost ALL material possessions except for whatever he had on his person. Two: Gino lost his memory, and actually became lost himself until Christmas, when he stopped his father from committing suicide. Never the less, because of this disaster, G-Corps was effectively shut down for good--or so it seemed...
(Submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Halloween 2k5: On Halloween 2005, Gino reopened his mansion for a grand party hosted by Bucho. Gino was busy with other duties (a dinner date with Sasha) and could not attend. Also announcing the rebuild of G CORP and its laboratories to further his fathers legacy, with Doctor/Labtech123 in charge

During the party a mysterious figure presumed to be LabtechX released the grunnies that had been created again by the help of the G virus. Which had been recreated by Labtech123. Total grunnies released into Gaia numbered more than 4,657,256; infecting over 72,916 Gaians who attended the Pre-Halloween Bash.

Following the bash Jack came out once again to steal candy from Gaians. As Jack came out the Gambino mansion was once again shrouded in darkness. Set ablaze by, as of yet unknown parties; it burnt to the ground with Ian, Sasha, and Gino inside. Ian pulled Sasha out as the burning rubble tumbled down upon Gino as he held up the main support beam of the mansion to allow them escape.

Jack roamed around a bit during this tragedy mostly unnoticed by most Gaians who were in shock at Gino being trapped in the masion. When finally encountered Jack was taking candies like normal, and giving everyone his favorite item of clothing, pants. He gave other things to some very special Gaians, but mostly he want to make sure everyone had pants. One pair for each day of the year.
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Halo: The most sought after holy relic from the early days of Gaia. These simple golden bands suspend themselves above the heads of the wearers and look pretty damn nifty. The price for one of these is, of course, astronomical and can only be represented in scientific notation. Others claim that the halo is just a myth.

Hanyou: Japanese for half breed. It could be used when referring to someone of mixed nationalities IE a Chinese Mexican, but most people (on Gaia anyways) use it to refer to half demons.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)
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Correction for Hanyou: Ehhh...I speak Japanese, and "hanyou" doesn't mean "half" as in half white, half black etc., and I'm sure it's not used to describe people of two ethnicities (usually people just call them "haafu" in Japanese). "Hanyou" seems to be made up of "hanbun' or "half", plus "youkai", or "demon", nothing else.
(Corrected by Panaceradio)


Heart: heart The act of Hearting. To love
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Heart of Gold, The: Infamous, though illusive ship of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Gaia, it's first appearance was on page 296 as a pirate ship escaping from a giant gree transgender magical robot. Flitting throughout the Guide's pages with seemingly little warning or explanation, no one knows where it will show up next.

~*~Note: This has no relation to the famous Heart of Gold known for it infinite improbality drive.~*~
(Submitted by Flydais)

Hentai: Animated pornography invented by the Japanese. The Japanese, being a race of beings on the planet Earth, once followed a strict code of honor called Bushido. Of course with the over-clicheness of sake, they drowned their sorrows away in sex and sake. One day, a group of artists drawing Astro Boy decided to draw him naked. It had never been done before, and doing so would thus cause a spark of something called Hentai, Japanese for pervert.
Hentai branches off into many things, like Yaoi, Yuri, Bondage, Tentacles, and Schoolgirls all of which are also covered in the guide*. The Japanese, being the most advanced nation in the world, has also proved they are indeed the dirtiest.
(submited by Shammybaby)
(*: May not be covered in the guide at the moment, but if you account for time travel they already are.)

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words.
(Submitted by Hydra-Star)

Hitchhiker's Guide to Gaia, The: A helpful, informative, lengthy, inaccurate guide to the world of Gaia. Written at the top, in large friendly letters, are the words "Don't Panic."

House fly: Small, annoying, and hard to catch...that's about it.
(submitted by Loki Leonheart)

H.R. Wesley: A store in Durem, run by Edmund (See: Edmund). Sells formal clothes and accessories, as well as undergarments. Some consider the clothing over-priced.
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Ian: A quiet and and sometimes simple man with simple desires. He owns the Barton Boutique. Which resides ,fittingly enough, in Barton town. Recently he decided to have a change of look. Instead of going for the confronting 'My face in your face' look that he used to have, he's now gone for the casual "Chin-Stroke" look. This makes him look sort of devious. This also makes him resemble Liam, a resident of Aekea. Ian used to dream of "clicking" on two other Gaian inhabitants, Ruby and Sasha. He seems to have stopped saying that though... Perhaps he lost his towel... Maybe Rufus hid it. At Easter 2004, Ian donned the guise of the Easter Bunny. This guise was not very convincing, and he made a simple mistake of half mentioning his pet's name, Rufus. The next event he appeared in were the Annual Gaian Balls. In the first one he gave out a Gaia T-shirt. This shirt could differ from Small, Medium or Xtra Large size. And in the second ball, he ditched Rufus at the shop and attended the Von Helsons soiree and handed out ballons and hats, in exchange for not revealing this secret of him ditching Rufus to Rufus. If you wish to survive Ian, I suggest you avoid eye-contact and maintain a constant placid facial expression.
(submitted by Labtech 2.0,Heavily spell checked by PK13)

Icecream Database: The Art Arena's database. Oftentimes never found and results in an error page stating so. Perhaps it froze up. Perhaps the editor made a bad pun.

Ice Gauntlets: Icy hands of doom, and a cold fashion statement.

Ice Whip: An icy whip-like item that is currantly very popular, it has a variety of poses to chose from and thus makes it so you can equip up to three. This researched does not own one, and has not ventured out of the recesses of a small cave in a very long time, and so does not know much else about these items.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Imageboard: Similar to message boards; a place for sharing images along with other files in some cases. Image boards can also be used (varying from board to board) to share text files, {ASCII, ANSI art, poetry, writing} and all have some manner of discussion pages--either site-improvement related or not. Popular imageboards include: Futaba Channel, 4chan, 420chan, Not4chan, GUROchan, and Fur-chan.
(submitted by eboluuuh)

Incubus: A male demon that sneaks into your bed at night to have sex with you.see also Succubus

Inflation: A fairly common phenomenon which takes place in both the real world and on Gaia. Inflation, in short, causes an items worth to rocket of the face of the planet and sometimes into the deepest reaches of the galaxy. Alot of times this is completely useless and only benefits the already wealthy Gaians. The most profound inflation happened when the usually 25-30k Kiki's jumped up to about 40k+ almost overnight. It has since simmered down. On the other hand some items like the Prism Butterfly Mantilla will never increase in value. Seeing as they came out in April of 2005 and they still linger around 5.5k in value this theory has been almost absolutely proven. Views on inflation differ around the Exchange. Some Exchangers think the whole thing is horrible, others like this researcher look forward to the day her donation items/event items are worth thousands.
(submitted by Super Radical)

Internet, The: The Internet, a.k.a ?That-glowy-thing-I-can't-get-my-kid-off-of? has many purposes. You can get information from it, put information into it, and stare at pretty pictures and colorful shapes for hours on end. The original purpose of the Internet, as well as its undisputedly most important purpose, is to access Gaia. (See Gaia) Though regarded as a big mistake by many people, especially the music industry, this fact alone is regarded as a "good" reason for it to exist.

What to do if your child needs to be removed from the internet: Don't. The researcher would like to stress that this is a very bad idea, as it will undoubtedly end very, very violently.
(submitted by Hessari)

In the event of a water landing: Place you head between your legs and kiss your a** good-bye. (See Johnny K. Gambino)
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Inventory Organizer: Have you been wondering what that little purple button that says "Organize My Inventory" actually is? Very simple, it's the Inventory Organizer. A relatively new feature on Gaia, its purpose is to clean up cluttered inventories and import items to your Gaia house.
Its extreamly easy to use, simply go to your profile page, click "My Inventory" then click the little "Organize My Inventory" button in the right hand cornor. There you can either place things in your suitcase, which will put them in your Gaia house, or you may place things in your storage where they won't clutter up your inventory. For more detailed instructions go here or ask around the Q&A forum!
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Invisibobs: People who deleted their avatars and opened the April Fools box. This caused a glitch that turned them into Invisibobs. You can only see their faces and their shorts. Their heads are sooty with white eyes and radioactive stuff around thier face, and their shorts are gray with, once again, radioactive stuff sticking to it. They claim to be the reason Gambino was shot, the *new* Gambino mansion fell, and they also claimed to have controlled the minds of the Vol Helson Sisters. They might like zombies.
(submitted by ThePrizeFighterInferno)

Invisibone: A rather amusing glitch that was caused by the Bone Dragon Helm. When said item was equipped as a belt, it would make the avatar it was equipped to become invisible, save the arms and sometimes the waist. This glitch caused some rather amusing avatars, such as Jetpack Roros, Fire-Farting Kikis, Alcoholic Kikis, and more. This researcher was a proud Alcoholic Kiki Invisibone until this glitch was fixed, which made her rather upset.
(submitted by Yoko the Strange)

Invisibra: A glitch caused by the July 05 donation, the Invisibra caused the female avatar to go topless. Chaos ensued as the Admins worked tirelessly to fix it.
(Submitted by Rain the Bloodhound)

InterTran: Another translation site, similar to BabelFish, but slightly better. Not by much. Native speakers of the language will still be able to point out posers to the community.
(submitted by Aalikz)

Isle de Gambino: A tropical city known particularly for it's marketplace and the obscenely huge tower that was constructed there by Johnny K. Gambino. When traveling the town of Gambino, it is extremely important to know where your towel is. One of the local shops is operated by a ditzy, suntanned lass named Sasha who has absolutely nothing of interest to say, but she makes for good eye candy. And also there's a bank, or rather, The Bank. A sweet redhead works there and it is recommended that she be treated with the upmost respect. or else.

Itachi: No one has been able to grasp Itachi's potential, nor has he yet to have an actual fight, therefore having him in here would be irrelevant, but it was stated by Kishimoto that only someone of the same level could even hope to understand his true power, so far no characters have shown that amount of skill.
(Submitted by THE SHUICHI LOOK-ALIKE, Sai-teme)

Jack: A mysterious being with the head of a pumpkin and a body of black cloth like material. Appears only on halloween to take your candy and give you a bag that may or may not contain a black and orange item. It's wise to collect as much candy as you can, because Jack is known for having a sweet tooth.

Jacko the Wacko: See Bannded Shirts.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Jack Rackham: NPC not yet revealed, found only when a user tried signing up under that name. Some believe that he started the fire at the Gambino Mansion.
(submitted by Wolf Kazumaru)

Jack Skellington:The Pumpkin King, not to be confused with Gaia's Halloween entity, Jack. This researcher strongly feels that the former is much better then the latter. Mr. Skellington is from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, and he pwns your soul.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Jellowship of the SUTF, The: The last bastion of hope for those still clinging to the past, the Jellowship of the SUTF is a guild dedicated to keeping the SUTF (Secret Underground Test Facility) alive and forever vivid in our memories. Created by several odd regulars of the now defunct forum, the madness that consumed it lives on in guild form.
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Jellowship Pie: Originally created in the SUTF (Secret Underground Test Faculty) by Ranty Naru and Kangaroo S.T.U. this pie has a strange greenish glow. It is been said that this pie is cherry but everyone knows better than to trust the SUTF, right?

Warning:
after eating this tasty pastry delight, one might experience a strange craving for brains possibly followed by slight mutation OR may see visions of green zombie rabbits called "grunnies" that may or may not really be there.
(Submitted by Ranty Naru)

Jewels, The Family: A charming side effect of having a Casino in town is that the children of the very rich, when in debt to the house, very often fork over valuable items which their parents would really rather they kept. Attempting to buy back The Family Jewels at Marketplace prices is not recommended for anyone, except the very angry parents of the addle-pated twits who lost them in the first place.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Johnny K. Gambino: Was the longtime "Most Powerful Man in Gaia", and held many event parties in his mansion. This changed on Halloween 2004, when an incident with zombies ((see Halloween 2k4, G Corp)) ended in his mansion being nothing but ruins. After this incident, Gambino had no more money, and his son, Gino ((see Gino)) was missing. On Christmas 2004, Gambino found his lost son, who was suffering from amnesia and could not remember his father. During Gaia's 2nd Annual Anniversary Ball, held at the Von Helsons' Mansion ((see Von Helsons)), Gambino was banned from Durem. Shortly before Easter 2005, Gambino began taking donations from the public to rebuild his mansion, which quickly turned out to be much more than that, requiring three maps to contain its full height. Gambino's mansion was rebuilt on top, and Gambino locked himself away inside until Easter, when he reappeared laughing like a maniac and handing out "Anti Von-Helson Sign"s
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Update:
Johnny K. Gambino: Presumed dead after falling from The Tower of Gambino
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Jakobo: See Ling.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Jolly Roger: Jolly Rogers waz ze name ze english give it based off ze france term Jolie Rouge which means "red flag". It waz called red flag 'cuz befer ze famous icon of a skull/skeleton an' cross bone/swords pirates used ta use a plain red flag. After a while famous captains started ta make their own logos (which includes all of wot comes ta mind) but if it was a flag owned by a pirate zhat signaled fear zhen it waz called a Jolly Roger.
(A history lesson by zaMmaP)

Josie: She is in charge of the Housing Commissions in Aekea. Yes, she is a female--she is just well-built on muscles. Of course, one should expect that when one does heavy work, like building homes and carrying large boxes of approval forms every day. However, she feels quite uncomfortable around the robots, though she won't exactly say why...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Journal: A place where Gaians write down their thoughts and feelings, as well as advertisments. Often they will put things in their 'signature' asking other Gaians to read it, and, presumably, comment on it.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Keenspace: The dumping grounds of Keenspot, a dark and dismal realm of obscure webcomics, most of them naughty and about furries. Keenspace is where bad ideas with good intentions go to die.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Keenspot: Once the undisputed king of webcomic hosting, Keenspot is rapidly being abandoned by the wildly popular webcomics it lifted out of obscurity. Many popular webcomics won their fame while at Keenspot before leaving for better and brighter things, such as Schlock Mercenary, Its Walky!, and recently Dominic Deegan. Currently, Keenspot's most popular comics are College Roomies From Hell and Sinfest, though this may change as new blood is brought into the group. Though it's golden days seem to be passing it by, most of the comics are still quite popular, and almost every one of them has rightly earned his or her position among the Keenspot lineup.

Conservative Gaians are advised against reading Sore Thumbs, and easily confused readers are advised against reading Everything Jake, Road Waffles, or Zebra Girl. Under absolutely no circumstance should anyone ever, ever, ever read Zortic, which is considered to be the third worst webcomic in the universe. The second worst webcomic is that of Angstwarts of Kria. During a webcomic panel at Galacticon '63 in which their head artist, Freendor the Cutandpaster described the upcoming plot of his next storyline, four anime fans died of stab wounds to the face with their own pocky sticks, and the president of Keenspace Council for Furry Liberation survived by gnawing one of his own legs off. Freendor was reported to be "excited" by the responsive reaction from his "fans", and was about begin work on producing a print version of the first volume of his comic when his drawing hand, in a desperate attempt to save humanity, strangled him by the throat until dead.

The absolute worst webcomic in the universe was drawn by Steven L. Cloud of Florida, the United States of America. Luckily, it was destroyed when Florida was.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Kiki Kitty Plush Doll: Small, White, cute, cuddly, and prone to biting your arm up to the elbow. These things sell like wildfire and it is expected that they may go the way of the Halo or Minis.

Kill:
1. To cause an organism to cease functioning by interfering with the processes that keep it alive. If the organism in question is sapient, such as a human, dolphin, mouse or sapient pearwood trunk, it will then have an opportunity to discover whether or not there is, in fact, such a thing as an immortal soul, at which point it will promptly fail to share such information with you. (:X Jerks.)
2. To be the last person to post on a thread. This can be either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the thread and the way you killed it. For example, I killed this thread.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Kimiko Seraph: A gaian user made famous by one Chatterbox Bar, she may have been the first gaian to go over 10,000. At last check she was on her way toward 40,000 but her user name on the top of the Chatterbox has been lost in a sea of bumps...
(Submitted by Rain The Bloodhound)

Kinky Showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes, especially of a sexual or erotic nature. Very popular on gaia as well as Fetishes, Bondage, and other sexual topics.
(submitted by Kawaii Kokezaru)

Koke's Gaian Kinky Guild One of the top Guilds in the GGN. It was founded by Kawaii Kokezaru and has over 1000 members, if you like Kink this is where to go.*(See Kinky, Kawaii Kokezaru, GGN)
(submitted by Kawaii Kokezaru)
Labtech: see G-Corp.

LabTechKitty785: Mentioned briefly in the journal of Labtech957 of G-Corp, LabTechKitty785 was 957's pet cat which apparently had to go to the vet recently due to an incident having something to do with drugs and/or alcohol. It is never made actually clear whether or not 957 refers to his pet by his pet by its full name, and there doesn't seem to be any need to give it a number name, as it was probably not an employee of G-Corp. This is conclusive evidence of what a dork the late LabTech957 was, may he rest in peace.
No wonder no one came to his Home Internet Theater Party.
(submitted by Jerrit)

LabTech X: A mysterious figure that was present during Halloween 2k4 event. He passed out the antidote to the zombie disease.
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

Lag: A function built into Gaia to prevent users from accessing the site. Usually implemented to quell the rise in number of complaints by denying users the ability to post those complaints throughout the forums.
(submitted by shadzar)

Lanzer: A very important man who clearly knows where his towel is.

LAWLZ sect: Among the worse sects of n00bs, these creatures are known for spamming whichever thread is highest in any given forum. Be wary of these creatures when traveling, as they seek ever more power.
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Leech: A term put heavily into use in the 2k5 Pre-Halloween event. Leeching occurs when someone with lots of Grunnies allows those less fortunate to post after them, causing the leecher's Grunny count to rise. This researcher would like to point out that leeching is not exactly an accurate term, since leeching will not cause the leechee's Grunny count to go down, which also makes her wonder why so many people are upset by leechers. But this researcher also tends to think too much and miss the obvious. n_n;;
(Submitted by Yoko the Strange)

L33t: The hacker term for replacing numbers with letters when talking. Derived from the word "elite" it was created as a way for hackers to communicate with each other without others understanding what they were saying. Should not to be confused with Net Speak as Net Speak doesn't look as cool. Also see Leet.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Leet: Also known as 733t or 1337, leet originated from hackers who wanted a means of communication without being found out. Leet is now a form of n00bspeak, and is considered highly annoying. Leet consists of using symbols and numbers in place of letters, 71|<3 50 ((like so)). There are many leet-translators on the internet in case you encounter someone who uses leet heavily.
(submitted by Labtech042)

Legendary Halo Cache, The: The myth that there is one naked avatar still set to the default hair/face configuration with a name wth all lower caps and a few random numbers at the end that would look like a regular n00b to anyone who glanced at it. This would be the one avatar with an inventory containing only a set of peasant clothes and 50+ Halo's possibly still in the letters that contain their mighty glow. This account is the Gaia equivalent to "Bigfoot" or "Nessy".

Lego: A series of small plastic construction toys that consist of multicolored, interlocking and interchangeable bricks and plates of various colors. While originally aimed towards children and have become a staple of childhood itself, many teens and adults still use the lego to bring out their creative sides. Engineers and Designers adore the lego's ability to recreate nearly ANYTHING in a smaller scale. There is a theory that Legos have an infinite potential for use, as such they are thought of as a million toys in one. PK13, after having suffered a short spur of depression, recently rediscovered his passion for building and has discovered a very relaxing and therapeutic hobby. Legos are NOT to be confused with MEGABLOCKS. Those are blatant rip-offs that remove any imagination from the joy of building with legos. This is done by removing most of the connectivity of pieces and making them less abstract and versatile. Be warned, Legos are small and present a choking hazard. They also hurt like hell if one happens to step on a 2x2 brick barefoot in the dark.

Leon: The owner of the Guilds List, Leon used to be the very first person newcomers meet, since he used to guard access into Gaia before the Guilds were established and the gates of Gaia were thrown wide open. He has a younger sister named Rina, who apparently enjoys dragging him onto long shopping sprees and makes him carry her mountain of purchases every single time. Poor chap...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Liam: The owner of Crate and Apparel in Aekea, Liam originally hailed from Isle de Gambino--hence his tan and surfer-like bod. However, thanks to Gambino, he was forced to set up shop in Aekea instead of his hometown. He is a confirmed "pretty boy" that happens to know anything and everything concerning robots. He is also a confirmed orphan, claiming that he's been on his own since he was five years old. Recently, he has taken a liking to Ruby, much to the chagrin of Ian, though he admits that he's got the roving eye for the ladies of Durem...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Life: Happens. Do get over it.
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Ling: See L0cke. Replace "man" with "woman," and do the same with all applicable pronouns. The Guide is not responsible for any confusion with this matter.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Literate: A rare and rather shy type of roleplayer. Literates are often long time members of Gaia, although a few are newbs. Literates often create threads to find other Literates, but occasionally a brave soul will venture forth into an illiterate thread, in hopes of ?converting? others.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

L0cke: See VO
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Logan: The shopkeeper of the Fishing Store, who is THE fisherman in all of Gaia. Even in the cold dead of winter, he is out on Bass'ken Lake, trying to catch a bite or two for supper. There are a few who claim that he is a dirty old man who likes to leer at the lovely young fisherwomen, but most insist that his only love interest is Agatha, the jewelry store owner. Some insist that they are married to each other, but neither of them seem to wear wedding bands of any sort around their fingers. This means that they never got married, or they were divorced because Logan liked fishing and nature a lot more than hanging around a small--yet rich--shop in town. Either way, their relationship seemed to be quite mutual...for the moment.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

LOL: a term used meaning to laugh out loud.
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

LMAO: a term used meaning to Laugh My a** Off.
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

Lunar Cloak: A most sought after item among Gaians. Its mysterious cloth can form the shape of both a single crescent moon and that of two smaller crescent moons adjoined.
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

Lurker: A common and widespread Gaian disease, however it is not fatal. Lurking is characterized by an online status, but no desire to post. Instead, lurkers choose instead to pollwhore and possibly marketwhore, with an occasional post to ensure gold remains to be gained. Most Gaians have succumbed to lurking at one point or another in their Gaians lives.
(Submitted by Yoko the Strange)

Magical Girl: Any member of the female gender that wears very stylized clothing and wields the amazing ability known as magic. The current working theory is that Magical Girls are the purest kind of being in existence and are the very epitome of "Good". Nothing beats Magical Girls. Ever. So don't even try.
(submitted by Pytrokinetic #SICKS)

Magical Poll Land: A very well known guild (See Guild) and a basic gathering place for poll whores (See Poll Whore). Basicly its a smaller, friendly version of the Chatterbox (See The Chatterbox) with lots more polls!
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Maid Set: An outfit of the fetish variety that includes a dress, shoes, a headband, and a particularly pricey necklace. All items are available at Wesley's in Durem, though it is a good idea to search the Marketplace for such items at slight discounts.
(Submitted by Feline Unit Pi)

Mami set: A halloween costume that makes you resemble a burn victim.

Marijuana:
Researcher's note: The information, opinions, and arguments put forth in this entry are solely the product of this researcher's deranged mind. You should not make any assumptions whatsoever about what PK13, Blondie, Gaia admins, or any other important froods think on this issue, based on my insane ramblings. You should also probably do what your government tells you, and stuff. Yeah. Like, uh, not consuming certain awesome controlled plant substances. Which are really basically kept illegal by lobbyists hired by powerful beer companies, who know that if marijuana were ever legalized, millions of people would suddenly stop paying hard-earned disposable income to drink their disgusting swill. And my homies down at Phillip Morris & Co would be laughing all the way to the bank. Word.

An Earth plant whose buds can be dried and cured so that smoking them (among other consumption methods) causes various physical effects in humans, including the inducement of an altered state of consciousness. This drug is illegal in the United States, because apparently a great many people there (see Researcher's Note, above) think that smoking it is a really bad idea and will probably hurt you and make your life worse.

However, this researcher happens to think it is a good idea in some circumstances. Such as in the case of a certain ex-housemate of his, who has Crohn's disease and needed it for many years to be able to eat anything spicier than plain Wonder bread with the crusts cut off. Or a very close friend who lost one of the major nerves in his abdomen to cancer, and literally cannot feel hunger, and sometimes cannot keep food down, unless he smokes weed. (Yes, there are legal, highly expensive, prescription appetite enhancing pills. No, they do not work on him.) Or, to take a less serious example, if this researcher happens to have the day off of work and has rented Fantasia and Muppet Treasure Island and invited his significant other and a few trusted friends over to his pad. In those cases weed might sometimes be a good idea.

But stupid people will go and use the stuff when they know they need to drive cars, handle firearms, operate heavy machinery, care for children, go to school, or do important work. Which everybody knows you should never do while under the influence of ANY mind-altering substance. stressed And the only arguments the damn stupid fascist commie conservoliberal robot government can come up with against marijuana involves it being used in conjunction with one of the above activities. Oh, or the tired old argument that it is a "gateway" drug. domokun People forget, a gateway goes in both directions. I've known guys who used weed as a stopgap to quit much more serious drugs, such as Vicodin or even cocaine.

So don't be fooled by government propaganda. Always consider, and be willing to accept, the consequences of your actions. And never, ever, ever take Jimmy's word for anything. He is a bad man and has probably murdered helpless wild animals. ninja And then eaten them. With A-1 steak sauce.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Marketplace: A tent-like structure in the middle of Isle De Gambino, the Markeplace is home to many-a over priced items and rarities. Occasionally one can find a good deal here, but don't get your hopes up.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Mary Sue: The single most despicable race in the universe, Mary Sues are perfect. A Mary Sue is always perfectly beautiful, perfectly lucky, perfectly full of unnecessary angst and/or genki, and although most have about enough brains to fill a teacup, they always manage to get the perfect guy in whichever anime/book/game/tv series they are invading to fall in love with them. They and their male counterparts, the Gary Stus, roam rampant through fan fiction and RPs alike. Cautious authors/RPers who are relatively new would be wise to run their character through the reputable Mary Sue Litmus Test before introducing them to the light, lest they invoke unwelcome flames. (The Mary Sue Litmus Test can be found here)
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

Meeting: A real life event, similar to a thread on Gaia, during which sapient beings gather to argue or drone on and on ad nauseam about something. Whatever the something is, a meeting insures everyone has completely forgotten about by the end, because they are all so bored, confused, sleepy, and cross with one another.

In addition to a towel (which makes a serviceable pillow), you hitch-hiking hoopys out there should also arrive at any meeting armed with sugary snacks or gum, a week's supply of caffeine, rubber bands, little bits of paper, a writing implement of some kind, and a notebook on which you can doodle rude cartoons about fellow meeting-goers under the pretext of taking notes.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Member list:-The great and almighty Member list-Containing a list of all Gaian users, the Member list pretty much has the names of all Gaians somewhere in its 44,700 pages. With the sorting categories such as 'Joined Date', 'Username', 'Total Posts', and 'Top Ten Posters' in the sorting method choices and 'Ascending' and 'Descending' in the order choices, I'd say it will take forever to look thru all the members. It took me 2 sleepless nights to look thru everyone in 'Total Posts' and 'Descending'.
(submitted by Arenjji)

Memorable Threads: This is a completely inactive forum and can not be posted in by the average user. If you are new to Gaia then you most likely have no use for this thread but it holds the history of our little site. Deaths, jokes and just plain end of the universe goodness is here.
(submitted by Catzi Whitten)

Meredith: One of the lesser-seen NPCs, this cute redhead runs the Bank of Gambino (See Bank, The). Meredith was recruited right out of college at the young age of fifteen by Johnny K. Gambino himself, and despite looking alittle frail in any situation; she is actually quiet strong from lifting gold out of the vaults. Brains and beauty to match, quite a nice girl.
Meredith has actually undergone several makeovers since the Bank opened. From a once confident-ready-to-help-you look, to a shy-hard-to-get look, to the now serious-avatar look, but she always looks pretty.
She was also a witness at the Trial of Ian. Due to the fact that as banker she is privy to very private information and keeps meticulous records of all transactions. You may be thankful for all her meticulous records one day if you are ever scammed or hacked.
It is highly suggested that you are very nice to Meredith when at the Bank of Gambino, since quite afew Gaians hold a special place for Meredith in their hearts. The Editor and Active Editor of The Guide have a slight fetish great admiration for cute redheads Meredith, so take all threats seriously.
Or else.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Mice: They're evil. They had earth commissioned as a test to find the question of life and thus they created the glitches on Gaia, and thus, they are evil.
(submitted by Catzi Whitten)

Mike: A Gaia NPC...I think. He hangs in Cindy's helicopter filming whatever she's interviewing. He asks Cindy out in the Valentines Day '06 story line update. Even though we've only seen his back, a small cult following has sprung up. I have no 'effin clue why though...
(submitted by Atomic H)

Minis: Another rare, sought after item. These are clearly just compact versions of the nightmare and angelic head bands which are obtainable through sheer luck or by dishing out serious amounts of currency. The minis themselves are worth several times more than their standard sized counterparts.

The Mining Game: This game was once supposed to be added, but the project was scrapped due to it's similarity to MineSweeper.
(submitted by Wolf Kazumaru)

Mod: A small step down from the title of Admin, a Mod is one who most likely hates their position as they deal directly with every claim made about every little problem on the forums. It's a wonder that these Mods have not yet cast themselves out the window. After all, they are basically the customer service department of Gaia.

Moira: A very popular NPC (See NPC) among Gaians. She runs the Durem Depot in Durem and often talks about parties, her band and her various tattoos. She's not a big fan of Edmund (See Edmund) though and often claims that he is "as un reasonable as his prices." Her best friend is Sasha (See Sasha) though she doesn't see her very much due to the distance between Gambino and Durem. Moira is also an acclaimed runner and won the very first Gaia Olympics (and won the most popular NPC poll by shear coincidence). All in all, she's a very hoopy girl so be polite to her when visiting her shop.
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Mountain Dew: A carbonated beverage that tastes of citrus. The caffeine of this drink is said to allow Hitchhikers to keep awake during those long plot updates or simply allow them a few more hours to work on their various quests.
Warning: This beverage can lead to addiction and more importantly bad teeth. Exorcize caution when ingesting.
(submitted by Marshall Oliver)

MPC: Acronym for Multiple Personality Character. These are characters that, while seeming to be different people entirely, are actually controlled by one living breathing person. A good example of this is the Guide's very own PK13, #SICKS, and Dane-Sensei. This usually occurs when the individual in question thinks that the ordinary flow is boring and needs to have a wrench thrown in it, or wants to accomplish something that is not fitting of their natural behavior.
(submitted by Dane-Sensei)

Mr. Green:1 mrgreen Mr. Green, one of the most secretive and perhaps the only emoticon who is positioned to the lower left of his light source, is one of the least popular of all emoticons. He seems very happy with this, however, and looks more teal then green anyways. The researcher would like to point out that he is probably a zombie.
(submitted by Hessari)

Mr. Green:2 Many believe he is a zombie. This is possible, but I don't believe so. I think he stands for green with envy. Look at that smile; fake! It just screams, "I'm so happy for you.*Grinds teeth*"
(submitted by Kugarou)

M&R-Morality and religion forum: A place that has had enough gay marriage and 'new to wicca' posts and is proe to flame such threads,. Home of such users as Nuri, Triste morningstar, Sinner, and the crazy Modist Romuel, this forum is a great place one you have established yourself.
(submitted by Deandriea)

MS paint: a image editing program for either those people who enjoy adding in little details to pixel art and dolls or pixel dolling newbies. also can be used for making simple banners.
(submitted by shumi rainheart)

Mules Surplus or duplicate Gaia accounts that can be used to amass more gold, store rare items from fear of hacking, or to masquerade as a totally different person. Some people have one, some people have about 20 just to book up all the good user names. I'm waiting for the day people start selling 'Mule' accounts for their names....
( Submitted by Hana the Wreck)

Mule Entry Extended

Though the term "mule account" carries a slightly more negative connotation than "alt account" (or alternate account), it is generally used to mean the same thing. Gaians generally have five different purposes for their mules:

1. "Abandoned Warehouse" Mules (AWMs): Generally considered to be the most ethical of mules, AWMs are created simply to hold excess items when one's inventory is too cluttered to keep it all on one account. Gaians with AWM accounts often use them as safe houses, storing all their unused, precious items where no one can find them. AWMs are put best to use if no one knows you have one, or at least what the account's name is, to lower the risk of the account getting hacked somehow.

2. "Bizarro User" Mules (BUMs): BUMs are mules that are used for social purposes. These are the most versatile of mule accounts, and are generally the most well-known. BUM accounts include many uses. Some BUMs are used in roleplay, allowing one person to play as multiple characters within the same story. Sometimes BUM accounts are created so that they can take advantage of a cool glitch or status change, such as zombieness of the invisibob effect. BUMs are also used when a user does not want to make his identity known, such as when a rich or reputable user goes slumming in the Chatterbox. While some BUMs are sneaky, they are generally created for users to have fun, not for malicious or dishonest intent.

3. "Bumpbot" Mules (BBMs): While not actually unethical, BBMs are created as a way to get around the rules of Gaia. BBMs are created to stump the post limit, so that a user (with a lot of concentration) can keep his thread bumped by posting constantly on multiple accounts at once. While BBMs are effective, using them can be very straining and time consuming. This editor recommends that any Gaian having trouble bumping his or her thread simply stop by the Chatterbox and wave a couple hundred gold under the nose of a spamhappy newbie. They'll be glad for the chance to work for gold, especially at doing what they do best.

4. "Second Opinion" Mules (SOMs): SOM accounts are only for those who don't mind breaking the rules to get their way. They are used to increase the scores in polls or in ratings on the Art or Avatar Arena, so as to better their own chances of winning. If used right, a vast army of SOMs can turn the tide of a poll war to the Gaian that uses them. But be warned- SOM use is considered to be cheating by most of Gaia, and only one who doesn't mind sinking to the lowest depths should bother considering them.

5. "Oliver Twist" Mules (OTMs): "Please sir, can I have some more?" OTM account use is common practice for many Gaians, especially those with a taste for investments. OTMs are used to turn holidays and plot events into limited item harvesting seasons. Whether or not OTMs are ethical is a question for the masses, but most Gaians use them, whether they admit it or not. While there's no doubt that an a army of OTMs are devastatingly effective for obtaining items, Gaians have to ask themselves... "Do I really want 50 of the same item when no one even wants one?"
(Submitted by Jerrit)


Music Forum: Filled with Goths, Rappers, Emo's, and Rockers. The occasional classical, but it quickly stamped out by the others. Features subforums for all major musical topics, and moves by insanely quickly. Much hate in that forum.
(submitted by shammybaby

Mutha Guppa: A very rare, huge fish that can only be found during the day at Bass'ken Lake. Scientists feel that it is the ultimate form of the Guppy, should they live long enough. Due to its rarity, it is said to be worth at least 1,000g. If you really want to catch it, however, use Grade A bait, get a really good rod, be prepared to replace your fishing line on a regular basis.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Nakie: To be naked. Specifically, a modified form of the 'Invisiboob' glitch occurring in August-October 2005 in which certain items, when equipped, would render avatars both male and female naked. It is, in fact, so much akin to the infamous 'Invisiboob' that it is thought by some to be a prank concocted by a rouge Admin. Many Gaia residents enjoyed this glitch greatly, and were very disappointed when it was eventually fixed. (See: Invisiboob)
(submitted by Gemini Star)

NaNoWriMo: The abbreviation for National Novel-Writing Month, it is set around the Earth month of November, and usually results in would-be writers looking more like walking, twitching corpses by the end of the furious 30-day trial. In a way, it is the ultimate writing test, where the slag is boiled away to reveal the golden masterpieces laying within the best of us.
WARNING! Do not do NaNoWriMo unless you already have a basic story set out ready to be typed up! This researcher has discovered why one should have a basic storyline ahead of time...the hard way.
(Submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Necro:
1. To post on a thread that no one else has posted on for days, weeks, even months, depending on how fast-moving the forum is. This is considered very bad manners, just as it would be very bad manners to bring the corpse of your ex-girlfriend, who killed herself two years ago when she found out you were cheating on her, as your date to your cousin's wedding.
2. A group of gold cards in the Magic: the Gathering set "Apocalypse" that combine the best attributes of Black, Green, and White. This researcher's Crypt Rats / Armadillo Cloak combo/beats deck was hella fun, and many people have asked this researcher to stop talking about it already, that was like four years ago.
3. A Latin word meaning "death."
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Neopets: A website which some people believe to be the predecessor of Gaia and others believe to simply be a really, really lame website. The biggest selling point of Neopets is that you are supposed to take care of little cartoonish "pets." However, because of the lack of "freedom of speech" on the forums, many Gaians detest it on principle, despite the fact that a good percentage of Gaia's users have migrated from there. This researcher has a going on 6-year-old account that she loves even though she has pretty much deserted it.
(submitted by Yoko Salad)

Net Speak: When a person replaces words like "you" and "your" with "u" and "ur". This basic shorting down of words is usually associated with n00bs and L33T speakers (See L33T). It is extremely annoying and not attempted by those who like to remain sane.
Example of Net Speak:
Quote:
Lyk omg! Net Spk is sooo c00|! I thk i'll sh00t myself in da f00t!

(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Net Speakers: will be running all over the firing line when the revolution comes
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Newbie: Often confused with n00b, newbie is short for "new beginner", and refers simply to a new user on Gaia. A newbie may or may not be a n00b.
(submitted by Labtech042)

Nitemare Parasol: A dark, metallic parasol that looks like a spinning shield if held that way. Built to be water-proof as well as sun-proof, which makes it ideal for the dark, brooding type. There has been claims that when folded, it looks like a Nitemare Blade, which the researcher thinks is preposterous. Still, do not anger one who holds such a parasol, or you will be needing treatments for cuts as well as bruises. o.O
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Nightmare set, The. A whole variety of Gaia items that are heavily desired by users to show you're on 'the dark side' including the ever desirable Nightmare scarf.
( submitted by Hana the wreck)

Ninja: ninja The secret emoticon of the shadows that knows where you sleep at night.

n00b: Often confused with newbie, n00b is a slang/insult term for a user, new or old, who does not know proper Gaia ettiquette, doing such things as spamming and/or bumping in places where this is not allowed, PMing people and begging for gold, or simply typing in "n00bspeak", which is English with total disregard for capitalization, punctuation, and/or grammar. N00bs are often found in the Chatterbox.
(submitted by Labtech042)

N00bist: Any newbie or n00b that lacks any clothing other than the default underwear. This may be due to the forfeiture of peasant clothing items for currency or any nudist tendencies the user may have. The downside of being a n00bist is, sadly, you are shunned by a great deal of the fully clothed Gaians.
Example
N00bist: *enters thread* Hi everybody1

Gaian: ES TEE EFF YOU NOOB! NO SPAMMING HERE! GO BEG IN CB!

N00bist: gonk


Not4chan: A board once dedicated to lolikon and shotakon as well as a few additional boards. The website was once hosted in the United States, but with George W. Bush's recent bill-signing fictional child-pornography has been banned in the United States and the website has been taken down.
(submitted by eboluuuh)

NPC: Non Player Character, found most commonly in shops and stores, with limited dialogue. The most interesting thing that NPC's have ever done was to host their own Olympics. The NPC, Moira, was declared the winner and coincidentally, also declared most popular in a poll.

Nudist Glitch: Achieved by equipping an article of clothing of the opposite sex. Creates a "naked effect" that is sure to capture many Gaians' attentions. The duration of this glitch is unknown. To successfully do this, unequip all items, then equip the opposite gender's clothing, then equip anything else you want. This should give you the desired look. Skin is in!
(submitted by Feline Unit Pi)

"Official": Once, referred to anything sponsored by the moderators or admin. In Gaia today, something can be Official so long as you are the first person to call it so. For example, so long as there is not an organization that calls itself The Official Protectors of Peyo, you can form that group. Gaians are advised to keep in mind that authority does not necessarily come with officiality, and that being Official does not make a group of morons any less moronic.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Oldbie: Unsimilar to newbie, oldbie is not short for "old beginner" but does refer to a person who has been around Gaia for quite some time. An oldbie may or may not be a n00b.
(submitted by Sakasagami no Yura )

Ole Fishing Hole, The: Fishing store by Bass'ken Lake, run by Logan the fisherman (See: Logan). You can buy/upgrade fishing rods here, as well as buy bait and trade fish (and junk, too!) for hats.
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

OMG/OMFG: Odd Mischievous Gremlin Hat, Odd Mysterious Fuzzy Hat, Both donation items, one being more rare than the other. Both seem to be pretty damn cute in a creepy sort of way.

Ooops: redface Ooops, AKA OH s**t, is used when you just did something terrible. Like not paying your taxes you traitor!
(Submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

OoPOGWWGtSDsEHAiaPUWTTaH: Also known as, The Order of Pissed Off Gaians Who Want Gino to Stay Dead so Everytime He Appears in a Plot Update We Throw Tomatoes at Him or for those who are lazy, they are The Order. These people of The Order have become angry that Gino Gambino has yet to realize that he should have died quiet awhile ago, but not being violent in nature, they throw tomatoes at him instead of, say... stabbing him with a wooden spike.
Now while you might think that The Order and Gino's Harem (See Gino's Harem) would be on bad terms, the owners of both threads seem to be on civil, if not friendly, terms. It seems that the patrons of either thread are the ones doing most of the fighting. Members of Gino's Harem and The Order even engaged in a cheese and tomato tossing war during New Years 2K5 at Gambino's Mansion in Durem.
If you would like to learn more about the order, I suggest you visit here.
IflanaNifi
Like father like son. Give Gino too much power and we'll have yet another tower fall down.

(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Omnimoderators Dark green color in name, they handle hacking and scaming reports. They are usually the ones to fix problems with items and inventories and without them the site would be over run with greedy hackers.
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Original Poetry / Lyricism:
A psychological Venus flytrap cleverly disguised as a subforum of the Writers' Forum. There are three kinds of posters in OP/L, and all of them hate you. (Not me. You.)

1. Bitter oldbies. Good at poetry, good at critiquing. These specimens have been savagely burned both by one another and by the subforum so many times that if they notice you at all, it will be to post a sarcastic one-liner in response to the poem you sweated and wept over for a year after your mom died slowly of cancer. (See also: Grammar Nazi. Note, however, that many OP/L Grammar Nazis |)0 $P33|< @ !317 0/= |337.))

2. Exasperated regulars. Trying very hard to be better at poetry, decent at critiquing. These creatures still bear some resemblance to ordinary towel-bearing Gaians. Some are possessed of seemingly endless patience, as they attempt to wring critiques from Bitter Oldbies(see above) or attempt to drill a modicum of sense into Belligerent n00bs(see below). Exasperated Regulars are responsible for about 1/3 of the content in OP/L. As they watch thread after thread after thread slowly, glacially, work its way down to the bottom of the forum and die, their souls graually become encrusted with cynicism and they become Bitter Oldbies(see above).

3. Belligerent n00bs. Known to Bitter Oldbies as "monkeys" or (when euphemizing) "therapy poets"; known to Exasperated Regulars as "everyone else on this forum." They are responsible for about 2/3 of the contents of the forum.
Under no circumstances should you lecture/berate/flame a Belligerent n00b about the violence he/she is doing to the English language, your own sense of aesthetics, the very concept of poetry, or even the subject matter of the poem which their work frequently cheapens. This is against the subforum's policy, and besides only encourages them.
WARNING FOR GRAMMAR NAZIS: Reading "poems" by these creatures may well cause your head to asplode.
WARNING FOR ORDINARY TOWEL-BEARING GAIANS: Reading "poems" by these creatures may cause prolonged, unavoidable fits of napping. Yawns and droopy eyelids may be observed. The effects of this are temporary may be overcome with Caffeine.

N.B.: If you are "just visiting" OP/L, there is a thread called Teh Ministry of Lurve where Bitter Oldbies and Exasperated Regulars go to socialize. It is a silly place, and far inferior to its precursor, The Uterine Guild, which was crushed by a rampaging newb mod that didn't know its own strength yet.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)
Page-Stretching: Many n00bs believe that a large amount of bumps in one post will give them more gold, resulting in page stretching, which is what happens when a post is too wide for the browser window, making things 'stretch'. Another form is to stretch it vertically, forcing Gaians to scroll down indefinately to reach the next post.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Paint: The most basic of graphic editing programs. What you have when your parents are 'saving up for your college fund'. It comes equipped on most computers when you get it. It's resources are limited, as it cannot resize pictures, or do those nifty graphic edits PSP/Photobucket can do. The most fun you can have with this is inverting colors. Paint is usually used for making little comic strips/cartoons bashing Gino/Liam
(submitted by Atomic H)

Paint Shop Pro: PSP, which is short for Paint Shop Pro, is a graphic design program created by the Jasc Company. Some would consider it a cheap alternative to Photoshop, though it's capabilities are much less than its more expensive counterpart. PSP claims to have 'vector' abilities but its very lacking in that aspect, especially in comparison to true vector programs such as Flash MX or Illustrator. It does have some pretty nifty features though, and if used properly can make some awesome graphics or photo edits. Through this researcher's experience this is also one of those programs that just has to 'get used to its existance' from time to time. Often when trying to apply an effect or edit to a large photograph the user is left sitting during long periods of self reflection, this is time for both you and the program to reassure yourselves that everything will be fine in the end.
(submitted by Super Radical)

Pandy Pack:A backpack that is crafted after a panda. It has three different pose choices while standing up, and one that looks different when sitting down. It is conisdered a plushie by some, and is perhaps a sign that the Admins will continue producing plushies, fulled by the major sucess of the Kiki Kitty Plushie.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Panty Theives: Those ninjas with nothing better to do than steal women's undergarments. Some of the more skillful ones can snatch a pair while the target female is actually wearing them. (see Pyrokinetic #SICKS) It is still unknown why these perverts exist or why they do such perverted things like that.
(submitted by Nameless Hobo)

Parents: Organisms, which in many cases may have contributed portions of your DNA (see Sex definition 1), who are charged with your care, feeding, maintenance etc. until such time as they are no longer required to do so by law and will kick you out of their house, at which time you will sleep in your car for a week while you wander around the city looking for a job and cursing the day you ever said those rude things to them and declared that Hell (see Retail) would freeze over before you ever needed anything from them again.

They will attempt to prevent or hinder you from accessing Sex, Drugs, Punk Rock, and the Internet and may even object to your stated career objective of Ninja. However, don't let that stop you. You must make their lot as difficult and terrifying as possible, so that when your children do the same thing to you, you will understand that it is just and fair that you do penance for your own misdeeds. Otherwise your parenting style will quickly devolve into a martyr complex and endless harangues, and nobody wants that, do they?
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Pebbo Feeders: The minnows of the Durem Reclamation Facility; they come in either brown, white or black. It is said that one is lucky to even catch these when one fishes there, since they move so fast.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Personals: Once contained in Barton Town's LOVE building, the personals contained four sections: Man seeking Woman, Woman seeking Man, Man seeking Man, and Woman seeking Woman. Upon choosing one of these, you would be directed to a list of personals ads. The Personals was closed due to excessive 'cybering'.
(submitted by Labtech042)

Pets Breedable/Changing: A pet is a graphic of an animal, person, object that is displayed in your Gaia signature. These little bundles of creation are commonly role played in the thread of which they are sold and created. They are so popular they have their own sub-forum in the Minishops forum. Note, often mistaken for the 2005 thank you letter pets.
(See:RoRo Robot Puppy or KiKi Kitty)
(submitted by Catzi Whitten)

Peyo: The son of Ruby, who happens to like ducks very much. Sadly, any information about his father is unknown for the moment, only that he must've been a redhead, since Ruby is not. Peyo seems to have no problems with having Ian as part of his family, though we have yet to hear his opinion about Liam...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Picket Signs: Large, annoying protestors accessory. Two variations for Gambino and Von Helson respectively to show one's affiliation. Those who don't care do not carry them, and those who are smartasses carry both.

Pie: A tasty pastry with a crust and filling. Common varieties are apple, cherry, and pumpkin. Coveted by some Gaians as the ultimate pastry, because it's just that damn good.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Pimp:
1. A set of items worn by only the most virile males and feracious females. These articles of clothing are available at Gambino Outfitters and were once, aside from Fairy Wings and Ducky Hat, the hot clothing everybody saved up for back in the early days of Gaia. This researcher may or may not have once traded an OMG for a Pimp Hat back in the day when that was actually a pretty good deal, and may or may not have loathed the sight of himself in the upper left-hand corner of the screen when OMG prices began to skyrocket.*

2. An indescribably hoopy frood who is (according to some definitions) much more genetically "fit" than you, and whom you would love to sass, pork, and otherwise hooptiously drangle all night long, baby. But if the froodinous pimp of your dreams is otherwise occupied and don't have time fo' yo' skinny a**--fret not, ho. For there is a proper time and a place for each and every ho in pimpdom, and though the path of a pimp is a long and weary one, it will one day lead even unto your doorstep. But woe betide a ho who forgets his or her place, amen, for surely the smackdown shall come upon him or her like the thunder of the Almighty, and he or she shall shew forth weeping and gnashing of teeth, and shall be sore afraid. (But mostly sore.)
*N.B.: Due to changes in Gaia's page layout, this researcher now loathes the sight of himself in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Pimp Slap: A slap normally performed when another person is in a dire need of a 'schooling.' Often used on women of ill repute by a panderer demanding some sort of compensation. On Gaia, the Pimp Slap is performed verbally, and the recipient is often pwned afterwards. The researcher refuses to say if they have been subjected to such a slap.
Editors note: The active editor thinks its a shame that you can't reach over the internet and give someone a pimp slap since so many hoe's that could use a good schooling.
(Submitted by AstraKiseki)

Pink Giftbox: A magical floating pink box that spawns completely at random and may contain a rare item.

Pink Link: A glowing pink link that grants a thousand small yellow pieces of metal to the user. Rare.

Pirates pirate : The other side of the Ninja/Pirate Wars, Pirates don't bother sneaking up on you. They come at your face, steal your gold, and sail on ships that have skull and bones as part of their flags*. They wear eyepatches, rarely shave, and have a jolly time stealing from others.
(written by KennethGoenitz)
*Editors note: These flags are also known as Jolly Rogers (See Jolly Roger). Though something tells me that Roger would be more jolly if he was alive....

Plot Updates: Generally structured so that they coincide with the holidays, Gaia plot updates are eagerly awaited by all Gaians, especially in the Gaia Community Discussion forum. Plot updates have a tendency to throw the GCD into a frenzy of speculation and rumor, and it is during them the fangirls and boys come out to play. And when fangirls and fanboys play, they play rough. Lost or confused Gaians are advised to head for cover immediately and wait for the plot update to blow over. The first impulse of a lost Gaian is to hide in a small thread, but this is actually even more dangerous than wandering threads aimlessly. Small threads tend to be ones that have just been started, and will likely be filled with frenzied GCDers. A Gaian's best bet is to look for any thread with 100 pages or more, as their regulars will probably be out and about among the crowd, providing one with nice, quiet shelter. For safety's sake, keep a low profile... even regulars can become enraged if they return to a home thread full of spam.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Plug In: The plugging in of your self into this Guide. Only field researchers, The Editor, and Admins/Mods can plug themselves in. Also known as a ''shameless plug.''
(submitted by shammybaby, spell checked by the editor)

Politics: In verb form, it means to blame the other guy. In adverb form it means pointless. Any other form it means two guys too old to wrestle about arguing. Luckily gaia is politically incorrect and has no need for such pointlessness.
(submitted by Rain the Bloodhound)

Poll Whores: Also known as Poll Sharks by a few people. Poll whores tend to only go into posts that have the word [Poll] infront of thge topic name. They enter, vote and leave. Content with the 10 gold they snatched up. You should avoid Poll whores as they can get pretty savage if they arent faced with a fresh supply of polls to soothe thier needs. The Chatterbox is a good place for finding polls, so the Poll Whores usually congregate there, flicking in and out of every Poll on the first page and getting frustrated when they have voted in all the polls. So then then make a thread which is solely devoted to its poll. The first post usually contains a Domo or a random emoticon like that. Once Poll Whores have quenched thier thrist for the 10 gold they get from each poll, they either lurk in the Exchange for some good deal, or lurk in the Marketplace for another good deal, OR they can be saving up for some rare item. All in all, Poll whores are extremily determind creatures.
(submitted by Labtech 2.0)

Port of Gambino: The second of three fishing spots, one could usually find Seedkins and, strangely enough, Trout in this port, though there's the occasional Tuna or three. Those few lucky souls have caught three types of rare; huge fish here at the Port: Buckin' Bino, Tootin' Tino, and Charging Chino. Never the less, the fish here are a bit harder to catch than those at Bass'ken Lake, and thus, one gets more gold for them.
(submitted by N-FiniteFangirl)

Ports: Portable Stereo Headphones. They are basically the same thing as DJs but without the unwieldy size the DJs possess that makes people wonder how someone can walk down the street with something half the size of their head clamped to their ears and not fall over or at least cause great stress to their necks.
(submitted by Sakasagami no Yura)

President of the United States of America, The: See Lanzer. Replace "knows" with "could not tell the difference between" and "where his towel is" with "his rectum and a hole in the ground, even with the help of two NASA satellites, a half-dozen scientists, and a SWAT team".

Most improbably, the overwhelming majority of ordinary towel-bearing Gaians seem to agree on this definition, or one similar to it, whether or not they happen to live in America or one of the countries where America's soldiers are currently parked.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Prism Butterfly Mantilla: For those who wish to look graceful and insectiod, sport this donation item from April 2005. It offers three styles for wearing it, and the pretty colors make it perfect for anyone's feminine side.
(submitted by UnkTomi)

Private Messaging: (also referred to as "PMing" wink This is a way for two Gaians to talk to each other privately, hence the name "Private Messaging". This feature of Gaia can actually be tricky for some newbies, in fact many don't know how to set up their settings to allow others to PM them which can get annoying for other users. PMing also allows two Gaians to "Role Play" privately. The possibilities of PMing are actually almost infinite.
(submitted by Doubtful Salmon)

Prommie: A derogatory remark used to refer to a prominent gaian of a certain forum.
Example
That damn prommie thinks he can get away with anything.

(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Psionica: A colorful smear which may or may not appear behind the head of someone who possesses the ability to think.
(submitted by Sors)

PTAG: A podcast sent out in rapid succession run by Gaians. It stands for People Talking About Gaia, though for a very large chunk of the time, they seem to be breaking the PG-13 barrier instead of talking about who shot Ian. Hosted by the dashing Axmanian, PTAG features Gaians talking about Gaia through the IRC Skype, though lately Skype has been giving them trouble and they are searching for alternatives. Already, after little less than a month, they have exceeded over one terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) of bandwidth, thusly pushing them into the status of "Really Freaking Popular, Man." The show has two mules that they ask listeners to PM: OMG ITS PTAG, for fanmail and questions; and Sock Puppet for hate mail. Frequent users that are on the show are: Shady, DeGei, Master Twibble, Ariez, Dankin, Newzpop Reporta Tyro Bong (And Newzpop's Mom, who is a fan favorite), IflanaNifi, Light Warrior, Tobias, Edmond Dantes, and Seth Darkheart, among others. Please note that though they do talk about such Gaia Topics as Are Grunnies Roadkill and What Pose Should We Get Next, they normally brake off topic in mid-sentence to talk about such things as the x-ranted content of Light Warrior's Photobucket and Newzpop's unusual dislike of pickles.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Punk Rock: A type of, usually loud, music that started in the 1970's and has been compared to the 1920's Dada Movement, in that it moved away from all other types of mainstream and conventional forms of art/music. Both are considered to be anti-establishment movements that were made to question people's ideas of "What is art? What is music?" The Punk attitude seems to reject mainstream ideas of, not only music, but clothing, fashion, even values and behavior. Part of the reason for this vast rejection may be that the mainstream tends to avoid important life subjects like unemployment, uneducated children, socially unaware adults, various wars, unromantic ideas of sex (See Sex), substance abuse, and rising suicide rates while some Punk Rock songs rather scream these subjects into a persons face.
Punk Rock has also been compared with "alternative rock" but the difference is that punk generally is three chords, while alternative is everything else. So in a sense, punk rock is about ambition, not substance.*
Some great punk rock bands that should be mentioned are, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, The Clash, The Misfits and a website you should check out is Alternative Tentacles.
*If you wish me to explain the meaning of that phrase, then you are out of luck since I don't know how to. But it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? "Ambition, not substance", sounds like it's supposed to mean something very profound, don't you agree? I may just use that term again when I want to sound profound....
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)
Saint Jimmy
Punk Rock was too complicated for me, so I went with Sex instead.


Purple mods: (See Dedicated Gaia Moderators)
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Pwn: Like 'Teh', 'Pwn' was originally a typo that is now widely used and accepted. It is used to describe 'owning' something, meaning that it's so much better than something else that it 'owns' it. Example: Towels pwn pencils.
(submitted by Miss Trillian)

Q&A Formerly known as the Q&F: this is a foggy region of Gaia where lost travelers stumble about, seemingly unable to see the countless others before them who have asked their same exact question. You will know that you've entered this region once you are bombarded by confused people wondering how to buy a trading pass, how to get to the GAC, how to magically make an image appear, and how to quickly earn large amounts of gold, among other common questions. The dense fog in this area has also apparently made it hard for lost travelers to notice the official list of answers to common problems, posted at the entrance.
CAUTION: Some Q&A residents have been driven crazy by the repetitiveness of the lost tourists and thus run around screaming "READ THE STICKIES!!" all day at anyone who enters this region.
(submitted by MySugarDaddy)

Quest: If a Gaian must spend a great deal of time and energy to obtain certain goals, like a new home or the latest fashion set, they will call it a "quest", in the hopes that people would be kind enough to help them out by donating or just by giving encouragement to the quester. It is commonly advised for newcomers to quest for more expensive items AFTER they have lived on Gaia for many months.
Note: The most impossible of quests is for the Holy Grail of all items on Gaia, the Legendary Halo. This editor knows of one or two people, though, who are so fanatic about such a quest that nothing short of an act of God could stop them.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Questing: When a gaian desires an expensive item, and doesn't have the gold to attain it at that point in time, they will sometimes go on a "quest" (See Quest) and create a thread for said quest. They will then shamelessly beg other gaians for free things and donations in order to help their quest. Some users will also set up breedables and art minishops to earn extra gold to help them along their way.
(Submitted by Lemon Candies)

Rainbow Trout: To this day, no one knows why this freshwater species live around the seaport that is the Port of Gambino. Even so, they are not easy to catch. There are three types of Rainbow Trout--Cool, Warm and Frozen.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Rares: Rares are a special event in Gaia, where, upon refreshing the page, a Gaian sees one of the following: a pink link, a pink giftbox, a blue giftbox, or an enchanted trunk, all of which are also covered in this guide. These events are completely random, and have nothing to do with how much you have donated, bumped, or been on Gaia. You can also purchase rares in the Marketplace for hefty sums.
(submitted by LabTech042)

Reality: A strange fictional world sometimes shown in television. Apparently, in Reality, there are such things as Basketball courts and Bass Guitars. These rumours are yet to be confirmed.
(submitted by Hana the Wreck)

Reality Distortion Field: The ability that Steve Jobs has that allows him to make any Mac user believe anything he says at any time, even if it is a complete contradiction of what was said just a few minutes prior to the statement, ie, him saying that intel is slower moving than and a**s and then putting intel processors in Apple computers.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Red X Plage, The: *The Disease in which, Upon Saving your avatar, your image becomes a broken link, or "Red X." This often happens when Gaia is experiencing a heavy traffic day, or there are many glitches around the site. The only cure for this plague is to wait it out, and hope your likeness is not lost forever.*
(submitted by *Silver Archangel*)

Retail: Hell. With a nametag.

Rina: The younger sister of Leon used to be the first female to greet people when they first come to Gaia, but ever since the gates have been flung open, she has spent most of her time apparently doing some shopping--and occasionally dragging her big brother along to carry the mountainous pile of purchases home.
Editors note:She has also become a sort of "Welcome Hostess" for Gaia Towns recently.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Rob: Bob's evil twin brother with lots of money and a yacht.
(submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Rock Puppy: The original Gaian mascot. A small puppy made of rock who used to sit on the first page.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: The story of a young couple, Brad and Janet, who, through a strange turn of unfortunate events, end up being engaged. Shortly after this, the very normal pair of lovers go driving in the rain, and get a flat. Oh, no! How unfortunate! Luckily, there is a mansion near by, and they decide to ask for assistance.

From there on out, the movie is filled with musical montages, twisted wordplay, transsexuals, love affairs, sexual suggestions, science for the insane and twisted, murder, even more sexual suggestions, hints of incest, a powerful hunk with tan skin and gold underwear, and a fat man with good pipes named Eddy

In specific, the movie is best known for its music. From the very start to the very end, the musical will make you get involved with each piece played, from Dammit Janet to the infamous Time Warp (see Time Warp for more details), the movie is basically the ethical opposite of The Sound of Music. (This researcher particularly enjoys Sweet Transvestite and Wise Up the most.)

Moral of the story? Ummm....well, when you go to watch it in, like, one of those theaters that plays older movies, you're supposed to dress up and act stuff out and get involved and bring squirt guns filled with lotion and stuff like that, so....I don't really think there are any morals to the movie.
(submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Role Playing: A form of game where one pretends to be something they are not to achieve a goal in a game.
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

A sort of interactive, collaborative writing game. Players develop characters and take turns posting their characters' actions in order to tell an ongoing story in which anything can happen.

Roleplaying can also refer to a form of offline game such as Dungeons & Dragons, where players describe their characters' actions verbally rather than writing them down, and usually roll dice in order to determine their characters' success.
(expanded by Jhaela)

Roll: rolleyes An emoticon that thinks you're acting SO unbelievably immature, but is itself far too mature to embarrass itself by pointing out what's like, SO totally obvious.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Rollback: Whenever some wondrous glitch (See Glitch) or hacker decides to mess with Gaia inventories or gold accumulation, the Admins or Mods usually have to do what is known as a "rollback". This is when your or all accounts are "rolled back" to a certain date and time. Admins can sometimes target the roll back to only effect certain parts of the site such as inventories, gold, housing, fishing, so that your posts are un touched and only your gold is restored.
Admins will usually explain roll backs should that have to do a total site roll back. In some cases such as individual rollbacks (this may happen if you are ever hacked by ninjas which spend all your gold) a mod will explain things if you are still unsure.
Rollbacks can obviously cause some problems such as loss of fish, loss of gold from sold items (relax, your item will be returned), loss of gold from poll whoring (sorry guys), or sometimes missing letters from donations you may have made (should this happen it is usually wise to go to the feedback forum and alert a mod there. They will check the records and return your letters.)
(submitted by Blonde Psycho)

Rollbak: What happens when Lanzer is careless and mispells* "rollback"
*yes I know that mispells is misspelled. It's a sad attempt at joke, you twit.
(submitted by Blonde Psycho)

RoRo Robot Puppy: These electric pooches with the estimated values of 4,500 gold to 5,100 gold can be obtained in Thank You Letters for March 2005 along with their counter parts KiKi Kitty Plushie. Note, they are less popular then KiKi Kitty.
(See KiKi Kitty Plushie)
(submitted by Catzi Whitten)

RPing: See Role Playing
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

RSS Aggregator: A program, through use of intrawebz magickry, that gathers news items for your leisure time viewing pleasure! The way by which this is done is a carefully hidden secret from the "LAWLZ" sect of n00bs, as it is a power rivaled by only a handful of items.
See also: RSS Feed, SubEther Radio
(submitted by FylkSoul)

RSS Feed: Your fancy new medium that's free to read! The RSS feed is a/an information spreading medium founded and used in 'teh intrawebz' of the old empire. However, due to their fickle nature, these now commonplace items can only be read/seen/used with a RSS Aggregator, strange and wonderful devices that will be covered by some other entry when the editor figures out exactly what the blood hell they are for.
See also: RSS Aggregator, SubEther Radio
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Ruby: The owner of Gambino's Hat Rack is also the single mother of Peyo. We don't know if she was married to Peyo's father or not, but it is certain that she is now raising her son by herself. She seems to fancy Ian, but during the Second Anniversary Ball, she was swept off her feet by Liam. If she is not careful, she and her son may suffer the consequences of having two men dueling for her heart--and hand...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Rubyack Lion: This one of the Jewel-back Lions only come out during Sunrise and Sunset, hence people talking about how their scales often represent the color of love...or blood. Out of all three Jewelback Lions, THIS one is the hardest to catch, thus making it the ultimate catch in all of Gaia.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Rumor Patrol: A thread that was once the facility of all Gaian speculation. Founded by a user named Place Card, the original thread can now be found in it's final resting place; the Memorable Threads forum.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Salon D'ur Em: A store run by Vanessa (See: Vanessa) in Durem. You can get your hair cut here, but make sure you preview it first, otherwise you'll end up wasting lots of gold!
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

SANTA: Self Actuated Nuclear-powered Tactical Automaton
(submitted by shadzar)

Sarcasm: Tends to be lost easily unless in the company of emoticons. (submitted by Sakasagami no Yura)

Sasha: Considered to be the "dumb blonde" of Gambino even though I have heard that her highlights are fake. She runs Gambino's Outfitters and is never seen wearing more a small, floral, two-piece outfit, even in winter. Has a habit of giggling and standing in awe of floating boxes. Sasha's best friend is Moria in Durem (See Moria). Despite being ditzy, she does have good prices and a fine selection in her store. This researcher also suggests that you are polite and respectful to all blondes despite how easy it is for us to get distracted, unless you want something bad to happen.
(submitted by BlondePsycho)

Scamming: Often used in conjunction with Hacking (see Hacking), Scamming is use of false information to trick users into turning over gold or items.
An example of a scam would be to use the Gift Wrapping feature (See Gift Wrap) to wrap up an inexpensive item and to post a thread saying that a rare, expensive item is inside. Since a user cannot tell what is inside the gift until it is opened, a more gullible person might buy it for the amount of gold they would pay for the aforementioned rare item and open the gift only to find the cheap one inside.
While not as severe an offense as hacking, scamming is still against the rules and usually constitutes a permanent ban of the scamming account.
Sometimes, a moderator may roll back a trade (See Roll Back) so that the scammed user can have their gold back, but this is as rare an occurrence as with hacking, and no one should feel entitled to it. The best you can do is to plead your case to a moderator and hope they get around to rolling back the trade.
(Submitted by Prince Forte)

Schoolgirls: In Japan, all school students wear a uniform, regardless of whether their school was private or public. The uniforms for female students make them look absolutely adorable--and thus turned them into the Eastern version of Catholic Schoolgirls for the Hentai movies. They are the common prey of Tentacle monsters.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Scotty: doesn't know.
(submitted by Nameless Hobo)

Scrabbler: A Marketplace whore (See Whore) who regularly and compulsively indulges in one of the following fetishes:
--Overbidding by 1g on items that will be ending soon
--Buying hot items in bulk for a ridiculously low price on the Exchange and flooding the Marketplace with them, at 50-200g above their own cost, which is usually 500-800g below everyone else's
--Canceling an item listing in the the last few minutes (or seconds) because the highest bid was not high enough

This researcher, on another name, first saw the term being used by members of T3h Vending Guild, who for the most part were opposed to it. Though some admitted to the practice, there is no word whether they intend to seek counseling.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Sealed Envelope: A sealed donation letter from the current month. No matter how hard you try, you cannot open it until the mods unseal it. No amount of whining or guessing at whats inside will weaken the seal, until the day the mods decide it is near enough to the "end of the month". For more information, see Donation Letters.
(Submitted by Lemon Candies)

Seedkin: These common minnows belong to the salty waters of the Port of Gambino. They come in three different variety--Blue, Green and Pink--but they are worth a bit more than the Guppies of Bass'ken Lake, since they are a bit harder to catch.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Seth Darkheart: Seth is a purple mod, riot? And he's from England, and he's dead-serious all the time. In fact, on his encounters with the crew of PTAG, they have, on many occassions, tried to get him to squeeee like a schoolgirl. But he won't do it. Right, that's all you need to know on Seth Darkheart.
(SUbmitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Sex:
1. The physical process used to allow the blending of the DNA of two phenotypes into a new phenotype which combines the attributes of its two contributing organisms (see Parents) for the promulgation of the species. Species that reproduce via sex have a significant selective advantage over those that do not, because the contents of the genotype are continually changing and thus there are more likely to be phenotypes ideally adapted to any changes in the environment.

The most important fact a young human needs to know about sex is that boys don't get pregnant. This means that the female possesses a disproportionate amount of power in human sexual relationships, because she determines what, if anything, happens to the sex partners' combined DNA if and when it begins to grow into a baby human inside her. This also means that as a rule, girls tend to take sex a little more seriously than boys and think of it more in terms of romance than fun, because any given sex act has the potential to turn the hottest chick in the world into a bloated, needy, emotional roller-coaster who will soon be shackled to a squalling, cantankerous brat for the next eighteen to twenty-five years, and "romance" is a helluva lot better way to trick a male into sticking around for that ordeal than "fun."

2. A human social behavior involving a number of humans not less than one and not greater than the largest number that can be crammed into a yacht without sinking it, though one and two are the most common numbers. Non-human, especially inanimate participants can be involved, but we don't count these as "sex partners" except in Hentai or on an insurance questionnaire, in which case every single Doberman, Clydesdale, and Barbados Blackbelly you've ever boned does indeed count, you sick perverted b*****d.

This behavior always involves the stimulation of at least one human's genitals (p***s, v****a*, and in some cases a**s). Other behaviors which arouse sex-related emotions but do not involve the stimulation of at least one of these three human body parts do not count as sex.

Some ways of engaging in this behavior make a great many people very angry. sometimes a whole civilization will agree that sex between certain humans and/or animals in certain situations is the best, the worst, something everyone must do, or something no one is allowed to do. This researcher has some very strong opinions on this matter, but whatever your opinions may be, this researcher strongly advises that you not go around putting people to death (or even in prison) for engaging in a particular type of sex act if you, yourself engage in it. That just ain't coo'.

3. Also "smex", "secks", "s3xXXXx0RZZZzz" etc. A way of saying, on the internet, that something is good or someone is cool.
Example which you should all follow
I would love to hooptiously drangle that frood Saint Jimmy. He is T3H SEX and his phenotype should be recombined with mine IMMEDIATELY. Also that poem he wrote is extremely good.

*Just for the sake of clarity, the clitoris counts as part of the v****a. And if you don't know what that is or where it is, I recommend asking any self-assured-looking thirty-to-forty-year-old hot woman. Ask very politely, preferably while blushing, and apologize for your ignorance if you can sound convincing. Two times out of ten you'll get slapped, four times out of ten she'll roll her eyes and tell you you'll find out, three times out of ten she'll explain it to you in a way that makes you feel like an idiot, and if you are lucky, good-looking, well-washed and the gender the lady prefers, she just might offer to show you.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

The S-Files: An underground group of people gathering information on S Corp. All leaks of information from the journals of elves goes into this page. The link is here.
(submitted by Kugarou)

Shake the Emo Game: The Shake An Emo Game was invented by a young man by the name of Timothy Johnston after he watched one of his long-time friends slowly, but surely, turn more and more emo. One day, he got feed up with it and shook his friend. Really hard. So hard, in fact, he shook the emo out of him.
The end.
(submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Shiezii: A kind of Gaian user who dives so deeply into the world of RPing that they use their RP to dictate their real lives. This term was often used by the great Sora-beki, and was meant to discribe herself.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Ship: Short for 'relationship', it is the act of pairing up two characters in any work, claiming that they are 'in love' or 'meant for each other'. While some ships make sense, others are quite outlandish and silly. Yaoi and yuri are frequently present during ships.
One who ships is called a 'shipper' and 'shipping' is the act of ships. Shipping can technically be found in any anime/literature/cinema/etc. forum, though it particularly lies in the Anime and Manga forum. Also, Harry Potter fans have a tendency to be very vehement about whatever ship they choose. VERY vehement.

Some ships are so popular (or just have obsessed fans) that they have names. I know that almost all Harry Potter ships have names (though what those names are, no clue) and the Kage no Gensu guild has come up with a long list of yaoi/yuri ship names.
The author ships H.M.S. Red Moon, Shrimpshipping, and Yukiru.
(submitted by Atomic H)

Shock: eek The icon that knows what you did last night, and is still too frightened to seek counseling.
(submitted by Hessari)

Shonen: Made of the characters meaning "few" and "years", Shonen is Japanese for "boy" but can also mean "pure of heart." It describes a style of Japanese comics.
(Submitted by Nick Winchester)

Sig: Short for "Signature". Its that space below people's avitar where they can express themselves. You can put pictures or links or a fun saying. Their are some rules to keep your sig from anoying other people. Such as, your sig has to be PG-13 and if you have a picture, the picture must be either 500x500 pixels, 100kb or below. The best format for putting in a picture is the User ImageSilver Archangel: a strange angel with impeccable fashion sense, keeps the order in the welcome to gaia Site Feedback forum while looking cool doing so. usually has purple hair and purple-ish blue eyes.
(submitted shumi rainheart) [Slightly updated by acting editor]

Simple Maps: Also known as Generic Maps, Pathway Maps, Useless Maps, and Other Maps. The maps that form the paths between the towns. Their only real purpose is... They have no real purpose.
(submitted by NuMouIie)

Single Horn: A horn that dropped out of a glitch in the programming some time back. Most people speculate that it is a donation item of the future.
(submitted by Sors)

S.I.N: The third price guide ruling the exchange. Though one of the less upkept, it is still worth looking at. Competes with EVIL and GEN for the hierarchy of the Exchange.
(Submitted by Rain The Bloodhound)

Sixkz: The point where a Gaian's real world body becomes so ill said Gaian cannot post.
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Smile: smile Did you just win the lottery? Maybe you found the girl of your dreams? Then this emoticon is for you! Smile like you mean it!
(Submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Smoking:
1. When a human gathers together dried, cured plant leaves, sets them on fire, and intentionally inhales the smoke. In the normal run of things, humans tend to avoid inhaling smoke as it can damage the lungs, throat, singing voice etc. However many people pay surprising amounts of real money in order to smoke. Which makes a lot of other people very angry, and is generally considered to be a bad idea. However, this field researcher's opinion is biased as he pays a quite surprising amount of money for various dried, cured plant leaves, and humbly requests that you keep in mind that not all plant leaves are equal, and oregano will definitely not do what you think it will do if you smoke it.

2. See killing definition 1.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Sno Yeti Pillow Plush: Donation item for November 2005. First seen in a comic in S Corp that featured a crate breaking open and a few of these guys coming out from inside it. Very popular, and has up to six poses.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Society of Superheroes: A group of superheroes that have distinctive powers but spend their time commenting on people's superhero and super villain outfits. the group consists of Creid, DK, Seraph and Bilious. Creid is a bit of a loner, DK has no idea when he came from, Seraph is a former celestial maiden of the heavens, and Bilious is an utter enigma.

Sock Puppets: Made by sticking a sock on your hand, gluing eyes on and moving your hand to make the mouth. One of the most primitive forms of entertainment along with solitaire, shadow puppets, and the popular game 'chase the cat around the house'.
(submitted by Atomic H)

Solar Cloak:A cloak with the ability to shift its shape into that of the sun.
(submitted by Hunter of Souls)

Sonic Transducer: From The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Sonic Transducer is a varied form of an audi-vibrary physio-molecular transport device. Originally, the devices were used to break down solid matter, and project it, through space, and, through a turn of events, possibly even time itself. However, the one the Dr. Frankenfurter uses in the movie seems to re-arrange solid matter, turning living things into non-living (such as, rocks, sand, air, and so-on), and visa-versa.
Please note that in no way does this make sense, but then again, it's The Rocky Horror Picture show. Forget the details and watch the or***m scene instead.
(submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Sora-beki: An annoying user who was a convicted hacker, but somehow got her account back. She loved to RP, and spent most of the last few weeks on Gaia destroying Ninja Villages and sending viruses on certain Gaian threads. Her character has been deleted and her Username is suspended for an unknown length of time. Many believed her to be some kind of link between the ill-spoken realm known as Reality and Gaia. She developed an extensive list of online slang, but for the time being, it has been deleted from her four blog sites, and no one has been able to contact her for a copy.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Space Emo: The act of venturing into space and cutting one's arm in order to bleed blood that has lost it's oxygen content, hence giving the space emo the ability to claim he or she bled black. (Although technically, it was blue).
(Submitted by Dane-sensei)

SP Check: Upon saying these words, the poster is normally announcing that they mean one word but are purposely posting another, thus getting rid of the confusion of "You said cheese, not shiezii," and so on. The fact that this action is dubbed "SP Check" is a form of oddity on it's own, due to the fact that it invlolves a mixture of English correctional phrases with something that at one point involved a checkbox, somehow leading to the street term, "I speeled this wong."
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Spammers: Those who shared a spot on the firing line with the flamers when the revolution came.

Spoogeturtle: A glitch discovered by Jason K. 2.0. The glitch occurs while kneeling in Gaia Towns and equipping a Staff of the Angels in a glowing position and the Hard Shell Pack in the fourth position. The glitch is so named because it causes what looks like a splotch of white "spooge" (but is actually the sparkle of the Staff of the Angels) to hover in the air above one's avatar.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Sporks: A special imaginary culinary implement that is the genetic whorechild of a spoon and a fork. Aslo known as a "foon". It has little value, and seems to make lots and lots of people very angry just by mention.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Stare: stare The cynical emote, known mainly for his use in flaming n00bs and by the gothic community, he is generally followed by a sarcastic comment.
(Submitted by Rain the Bloodhound)

Steel-Plated Ninja Band: A ridiculously priced and amazingly cool item whose prices seam to be continually rising. The end result drives many people to begging, poll whoring and the Chatterbox in a desperate attempt to obtain this amazing piece of headgear. Those not wishing to resort to such tactics are often driven mad by their seemingly endless search. Those who manage to get a hold of one are most often driven mad by shameless n00b beggars who berate them with increasingly annoying PMs.
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

Street Fighter: Originally a 2-d fighter for the arcade platform that was over shadowed by the superior Street Fighter 2. There are dozens of variations of the sequel that tweak the gameplay and characters (e.g. M.bison's attacks go farther in champion edition). The sleeper hit Street Fighter III: Fight for the future incorporated some of the deepest-
(not to be finished by Nameless Hobo)

Striper: A rather uncommon yet large fish found at Bass'ken Lake. Over the centuries, they've evolved to the point where their stripes help hide them in the depths of the lake. The three types of Stripers are Blue, Gray and Green.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

SubEther Radio: Private RSS Feed of Don't Panic: A HickHiker's Guide to Gaia. Currently run by FylkSoul and his legion crack pop hacker badgers.
See also: RSS Feed, RSS Aggregator, FylkSoul
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Subforums: Not big enough to be a fully fledged Forum, they're more specific and geared to certain things rather than a big topic.
(submitted by Labtech042)

Succubus: A female demon that sneaks into your room at night to have sex with you.see also Incubus

Summer WriMo: The seasonal equivalent of NaNoWriMo, except it spans up to 90 days instead of the rigid 30-day trial. Much easier to handle, but more commonly done by younger writers instead of the die-hard regulars of the November trial, since it's still not-quite-official; thus, fanfiction is allowed in this case.
NOTE: This researcher is a valid participant of Summer WriMo 2006. Her story can be found in her journal.
(Submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Super G-girl: Super G-man's sidekick, wears a :3 paper bag on her head and is frequently portrayed adoring super G-man. Rumored to like fan art.

Super G-man: A strange superhero that has a spirited gloves collection and defends Gaia with the help of his sidekick, super G-girl. He is rumored to enjoy Bjork and donating gold.

Sushi database: Gaia's base of data. Completely and utterly unreliable, so do not ask it to do you any favors. The sushi database is also rather pushy and demanded to have an entry in the guide, claiming that it was unfair to have Super G-Man as an entry and neglect the rather flighty database altogether. It's really fishy when Sushi database cannot be found. The Editor apologizes for bad puns.

Sweat: sweatdrop A smiley who just ate one too many habanero peppers.
(submitted by vacant stare)

Switch Glitch: Other than just being a very neat term in general, this is a different name for the Bat Neko Glitch. However, users commonly use this term to describe the fun phenomenon when avatars randomly get switched with other users for unknown reasons, when no holiday event is taking place.
(submitted by Yoko Salad)
T__T: crying A simple way to say, "I... I lost my towel... *sob*..."
(submitted by Nazgul_13)

Table-Breaking: See Page-Stretching.

Tanks: Tanks are just giant mecha in their larval stages and would evolve properly if we left them alone in a desert or city ruin for about, say, a century. This won't happen because we'd need someone to constantly be refueling the tanks so they can continue to thrive. Otherwise we'd have to set up a robotic filling station, and if we did that we'd defeat the whole purpose of the experiment. If we wanted a giant robot so badly, we could just make the ones at the filling station on a larger scale and replace the gas hoses with machineguns and cannons.

Teh: Originally a typo, 'Teh' is now widely used and accepted as a substitute for the word 'the'. It's often used as 'teh secks', and usually describes the 'coolness' of someone. For example; Towels are teh secks.
(submitted by Miss Trillian)

TekTek: TekTek or TekTek.org is the latest and what some might call the best avatar creator out there. TekTek also includes codes for your profile, a Gaia tools list, a fire fox toolbar, and items list.
(Submitted by ~Angelic Waffle~)

Tentacle Rape: A very disgusting type of hentai where (generally women) are raped and molested by octopi, squid, or anything else that could possibly have tentacles for that matter, real or not. Schoolgirls should always be on the lookout for murky water or dark alleyways, to avoid becoming a tentacle monster's next victim. Remember, knowing is half the battle.
(submitted by Tsukijuun)

Tentacles: Usually, tentacles are attached to tentacle monsters, and their main source of food--and mates--are young women, particularly Japanese schoolgirls. There have been reports of some species that go after men instead, so all Gaians are to use extreme caution when dealing with such creatures--unless they wish to be molested by them...
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Test Forum: So you want to test your signature? Have a picture or code you want to work the bugs out on so it looks good when other Gaian's see it? This is the mostly harmless place to do it. Look at the bottom of the forums list to find it.
(submitted by Catzi Whitten)

The Human Eradication Movement (T.H.E.M.):Group of demi-humans set on destroying humanity. Leader is Vulpine Unit Omega (no relation). Currently lurking in the chatterbox. Vulpine is scheming on how to go about achieving enough to have a guild. NO signs of damaging actions, but group is still in the process of recruitment.
If you see member of T.H.E.M, you are safe as long as you have a non-human appendage or article (tail, horns, wings, etc.) If you do not possess such articles, do not say anything htat might be interpreted as offensive. If you are philosophical and observant, you may stand a chance of survival. Members include several cats, a couple of foxes, a doll, and a certain Director of Intellegence.
(submitted by Feline Unit Pi)
[Editor's Note: The Director of Intelligence is not a member of THEM. Just volunteering for a bit.]

The ultimate question: How the hell would I know?
(submitted by Atomic H)

Thread: Like DON'T PANIC, a thread is the standard for talking and interacting with other Gaians, where individual posts are made. Often confused with Forums or Subforums.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

Thursday: A day of the week between Wednesday and Friday when few things, if anything at all, seems to go right or make sense.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Time Warp: The Time Warp is a dance. It's quite simple, actually, it goes a little like this.
It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Place your hands on your hips, and bring your knees in tight. It's the pelvic thrust (at which point, you throw your pelvic as far forward as you can) that drives us insane. Let's do the Time Warp again.
For any of the other parts of the song, all that is really required is just for you to act as sexually provocative as possible.
See also, Rocky Horror Picture Show.
(submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Tootin Tino: This cool-colored fish only comes out at Night, and it is said to be the hungriest. However, it's very picky as to what it eats despite its hunger, and one might be wise to get Grade A bait in order to catch it.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

T.O.S: The laws of the universe. Follow them and live. Don't follow them and a slow, painful torturous death could result. Minus the death.
(Subbmitted by Rain the Bloodhound)

Towel: A towel is about the most massively useful thing a traveling Gaian can have. Partly it has great practical value. you can wrap it around you for warmth as you fish of the cold walls of the reclamation facility; you can lie on it on the golden-sanded beaches of the Port Of Gambino, inhaling the salty sea vapors.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. for some reason, if a regular discovers that a traveling Gaian has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of pants, a shirt, shoes, headgear of sorts, socks ect., ect. What the regular will think is that any Gaian who can travel the entirety of Gaia, rough it, slum it, stuggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a Gaian to be reckoned with. Gaians with towels are usually considered 'hoopy froods'.
(Ripped and edited by Geddo Blaster)

Tower of Gambino, The: After Halloween 2004 Gambino's mansion was mere rubble and the most powerful man in gaia was out on his but. After suckling over his lost son for the appropriate about of time, and subsequently being reunited with him, (see Gino Gambino) Mr. Gambino, started a donation charity to rebuild his house and much more. Johnny ended up making a tower four maps tall that fell once he was shot off the top if it. When the smoke cleared we saw that Gambino had made two mansions out of the falling tower, one covering the Von Helson Twins home and the other his original plot of land.

Town Fountain One of three new map highlights discivered on a test server. Discovered by a user named [Hakari], these highlights have caused much speculation about possible map and plot updates in August 2005.
(Subnitted by senfood)

Trial: A special kind of meeting. At a trial the sapient beings are all members of (or interested parties in) a particular group, and the something under discussion is whether or not a person (the "accused" or "defendant" wink broke a rule used by that group. If you happen to be the accused in a trial, be advised not to represent yourself and to tip your lawyer handsomely if on Earth, Vogon, Liad, Gaia, or other heavily bureaucratized community.

Note that trials among anarchists, Discordians, Chaos magicians, Satanists, Punk rockers, gang-bangers and other worrisome groups tend to become very interesting parties indeed--and you should definitely represent yourself at any of those you happen to attend.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

TriskDaemon: Called the "king" of the GCD by many, stalked by fangirls everywhere, and loved by everyone, TriskDaemon's life certainly has been interesting lately. Joining just before the 2004 Halloween event, Trisk has evolved and grown in the months of his Gaian experience faster than most, becoming a shining beacon of light in the darkness of the GCD.
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Troll: One who makes controversial and/or offensive posts in a forum for the purpose of attracting others to yell and argue at him or her. Trolls are generally desperate for attention, and will do anything for it. The truest goal of any troll is to have a thread locked by a moderator, then to make another thread protesting it.
(submitted by Jerrit)

Tuna: This large species is even more difficult to catch than the Trout or Seedkin. These fish are reputed to be the 'chicken of the ocean', though they hardly seem cowardly. The three variations of Tuna are Icy, Spicy and Dicy.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Typo: An annoying text-based creature that comes to exist when one unnintenionally spells a word wrong by either; A: replacing one or more of the letters with another, B: Forgetting to add one or more of the letters, C: Adding too many of one or more of the letters, or D: Just generally screwing up the word
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

UDON: 1. a type of Japanese noodle. 2. The artgroup responsible for the CAPCOM comics. (Street Fighter/Darkstalkers) their work graces the controllers with the SF name on them. Most notably the Anniversary edition arcade stick whose surface includes the entire Streetfighter Alpha cast. (Controller comes with a 55in. poster of said art.) They've also done several works for MARVEL comics. But who cares about them. Udon has been known to give a certain PK13 a massive inferiority complex when it comes to art. Most notable of which comes from Arnold Tsang. The UDON forum was a place where fans of the group could share thoughts and opinions about UDON's work. That particular forum is now dead, due to it's creator no longer participating in the world of Gaia. It will be missed.
(submitted by Pyrokinetic #SICKS)

Universe, The: Infinitely huge. Like "Wow, that's big." It's so big, that the human imagination can't possibly comprehend the size of it. The earth in comparison is but a dot on a dot in an infinite space. The universe itself is very boring because of the infinite size of it versus the galaxies and planets contained which take up an imensely small area of the universe.

Unsealed Envelope: Not to be confused with a Sealed Envelope, this is what the Sealed Envelope becomes for the last week of a month when it can be opened as a Donation Letter. During this time period you will see people willing to sell their grandmother for one. They are not really that more valueable than the Sealed Envelope was, yet for some strange reason people stampede to get to one, such as the stock brokers on Earth used to fight when new shares of a company were sold on the trading floor.
BY WARNED: You do not have to worry for there is still almost a week left in which you can get them. So avoid the folly that insues in the Marketplace and Exchange.
(submitted by miniShad)

Vanessa: Head barber and owner of the Durem Salon, Vanessa is the greatest hair stylist in Gaia. No bad hair days happen on her watch, and she knows all the ins and outs of anything related to hair and styling. Rumor has it that she is going out with Edmund.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Vend:
1. A magical contraption that gives you delicious snacky treats (and occasionally carbonated beverages, bus tickets, or panties!) in exchange for coins. Some will accept paper money, but only those with the skill in magery to rub them properly against the corner of the machine, intone the ancient curse words, and make sure the bills are completely free of wrinkles, can coax the machines into accepting paper money.
2. What Marketplace and Exchange whores call the Marketplace. (See Whore.)
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Very Happy: biggrin Very Happy AKA "Getting some tonight" is the favorite emoticon of those who can't seem to be shot down in more ways than one.
(Submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Vial of Mysterious Liquid: These glowing, green vials became completely useless after G-corp became perfectly safe. The original purpose was supposedly an antidote but this is just speculation and rumor. While having no practical purpose, they can be used as a rather interesting decoration for your flat. They also make good pets.

Vice President of the United States of America, The: See GodModder.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

VO: See Lanzer.
(submitted by Uniform Disorder)

VGD: A shortened form of the "Video Game Discussion" Forum. A silly place, it's supposedly devoted to the reigning form of entertainment in the Universe. On a closer glance, it's devoted to arguing about what the best form of the best form of entertainment is, which makes it a dismal place. Additionally, each day a topic about "Runescape" pops up, after which it is immediately devoured by the ravenous rats that inhabit the forum.
(submitted by NuMouIie)

Vladmir Von Helson: Father of the Von Helson twins. Apparently, he did not share the twins' hate for Gambino, and was a good friend of his until his mysterious death. He has made no appearance whatsoever, yet was rumored to have appeared at the second anniversary ball as a ghost. This rumor, however, was proved false.
(submitted by Skitzo Qwerty)

Von Helson Twins: Identical, blonde, voluptuous, and prone to completing each other's sentences. Currently running an Anti-Gambino campaign by selling picket signs for 500 a pop

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Von Helson Sisters:
Scantilly-clad twin sisters who previously resided in Durem, they acted as the leaders for the anti-Gambino movement. Wearing very suggestive clothes, these blondes quickly became known as the Gaian version of Beverly Hills girls. After trying to brainwash Gino, Gambino's only son, they started handing out anti-Gambino picket signs. After this, they tried to hold a ball at their mansion, only to have Gambino Tower fall right on them.
(Updated by Onmyouza-tou)


Wai: "Wai" is a Japanese expression meaning something along the lines of, "Yay~!" It is used to describe feelings of happiness, normally a reaction to a gift, or after hearing a good idea, or something of the like. However, whenever a n00b is using "Wai~!" they are trying to sound cool, and only end up sounding like a ten cent whore. But some people...actually, there are a whole lot of people, who use this phrase correctly, and use it to sound cute. It DOES sound cute, and doesn't sound too n00bish.
(Submitted by Onmyouza-tou)

Waterfront One of the three new map gighlights discovered on a test server. Discovered by a user named [Hakari], these highlights have caused much speculation about possible map and plot updates in August 2005. It is possible that this particular highlight may have to do with the return of Gino (who was shown unconcious on a shore at Anime Expo 2005).
(Submitted by senfood)

Webcomic: You, the average respectable towel-bearing Gaian, may be hitchhiking around one day when suddenly the ship you are one may slip into a pocket, (or wormhole, as it were) leading to an entirely unexpected destination at an entirely unexpected time. (Results of said warp may vary, and the guide is not responsible for any inhabitants or obbsessions said Gaian may pick up on these journeys. That includes: Weretrees, Drunken Mechas, Winged Gerbils, 14-year-old Magical Girls, and Doomsday Weapons.)

You, the average towel-bearing Gaian have just slipped into a world bordered, ballooned, and often quite flat. A webcomic. The effects of a Webcomic are often narcotic, 'causing long spells of obbsession, and leaving you in a state of vulnerablity where you really wouldn't care if your home planet were destroyed for an hyperspace bypass, so long as your comic still existed somewhere in the universe and promised to update every now and then.
(submitted by: Nipoji09 cool

Weed:
1. Any of a number of beautiful plants growing around Gaia Towns, which you can dig up with your garden shovel and bring to Rina at the Barton Flower Shop to make colorful bouquets. You can then sell these bouquets in the vend.
2. See marijuana.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Whescha: A famous Gaian who is the only known user to ever be involved with an NPC (Romatically or otherwise). Her relationship with Labtech247 led many people to believe that she was in fact an NPC herself.
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Whore: (See also Poll whore.)
One whose participation in a forum, game, or other aspect of Gaia, has ascended beyond addiction into a kind of twisted omnipresence. An Exchange Forum whore will be frustrated, for example, if no new, interesting deals within their price range have opened up in the last forty seconds; a fishing whore is unlikely to be glimpsed by ordinary towel-bearing Gaians, especially at dawn and dusk, as they are chasing frantically from lake to lake attempting to catch rare fish who (like them) are elusive and exceedingly strong-willed.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Wink: wink The smug, cynical wink of this icon hints that it's really not to be trusted and will probably be stealing your car by the time this sentence ends.
(submitted by Hessari)

Winter Fox Mink: Donation item for December 2005. Six possible poses, including a hat, earmuffs, scarf, and belt. Slightly controversial due to the relation it has to animal rights and the fur industry.
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Word Filter: You may have recently noticed this new feature in your "edit profile" page. Its basically meant for people who don't like strong language. It filters out strong language and replaces most of the letters with a "*". On default, the word filter is off. To activate the "Word Filter" go to your "Edit Profile" page. There you will be given the option to have the word filter either "Filtering Off" "Mild Filtering" or "Strong Filtering". Despite most people opinions, the admins assure us that the word filter is not there to censor Gaia. Its simply there to make Gaia more pleasant for those whose minds are pure and innocent and still think that the word "beaver" just refers to the forest animal and that "grass" can not be found in a back alley.* Also it is suggested that you do not try to "test out" the word filter as it can get you in a bit of trouble if you go overboard.
For more info on the word filter go here or ask around in the Q&A forum.

*I am not going to explain either of those terms so don't ask. I've warped enough young minds!
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)

Word Games- A Small sub-forum of General Discussion that is plagued with ' Is the AV above you hawt?', ' Is the AV above you still a virgin' etc, and these days very few real Word games... that haven't been done before about a million times, anyway. Filled with lots of nice people and a lot of people that are too shy to delve into the world of General Discussion or Avatar Talk.
(submitted by Hana the Wreck)

World Pea: A gargantuan pea that was spawned into existence by the armless (at the time) PK: SICKS. The World Pea mocked the active editor's obviously short stature and was exploded, much to Sicks' chagrin. Dimensions of the world pea were green, smooth, mushy, and spherical. Its size was that of a two-story house. The resulting crater was a reminder that the shortest of all acting editors is not to be taunted. Please see Elric, Edward for details on this manic depressive disorder.
(submitted by Nameless Hobo)

Writer's block: Simply put, a lack of will to write. Frequently attacks Writer's Block newbies and regulars alike, very contagious too.

Writer´┐Żs Forum: If you are a n00b, a Fan Fiction author, or a normal non-writing type user, this is probably a very good place to avoid. Even if you are a full accomplished author, this is still probably a very good place to avoid, as there will always be someone there who hates you. A favorite haunt for Grammar Nazis (See Grammar Nazi).
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

WTF: Standing for "What The F***", WTF is an acronym widely used in internet slang to describe extreme bafflement and/or anger. A person directing a WTF at you is, more often than not, a n00b. Other internet acronyms include "LOL", "LMAO", and "OMG", all of which are also covered in this guide.
(submitted by LabTech042)

XD: xd This smiley is used when something makes you laugh, a smiley form of "lol". Indicates more laughter happiness than the "Very Happy" emoticon, but is usually not used in a non-humorous way.

Yaoi: Homosexual men kissing, fondling, having sex, and generally rubbing their manhood's together because they're queer. Very popular in Hentai . In Hentai they are often made to look more feminine, and are always gentle, unless they are truckers. In which case if you try and hitchhike with a Yaoi loving Trucker, prepare to wake up with a lost kidney and a stripper named Kevin, whom has a big willy.
(submited by Shammybaby)

Yellow Butterfly: Oddly enough, a butterfly whose wings are a yellow hue. Although this butterfly is similar in color to butter (or margarine for that matter), it is not nearly as tasty.
Believe me.
(submitted by Yoko the Strange)

Yuri: Homosexual Women kissing, fondling, having sex, fingering, <<CENSORED FOR THE KIDS>>. They use sex toys more than anyone else. Very popular in Hentai and will come up often in the Anime section of the Gaia Forums. This Researcher's personally favorite homosexual catagory.
(submited by Shammybaby)

Zahir: Creator of the Jolly Nice Manifesto and the only man alive that can wear flame pants and make them look sexy as hell, Zahir, a regular of the GD and moderator of said forum, is someone I'd like to sass any day.
(submitted by Okiku Sukikuwa)

Zombies: After the lovely Halloween 2004 ball, where we were shot, bitten, and saved by the Vial of Mysterious Liquid (Vial of Mysterious Liquid) the zombies created by the G-Corp labs below Gambino's old mansion still 'live' <.< >.> o.o today. Wither the original lab techs killed and mutated by their retired comrade, or bitten by said lab techs, zombies are a quark anomaly of Gaia that scares this editor out of her wits *(Catzi has a zombie phobia)*
(submitted by Catzi Whitten)
(Editor's note: The correct term is "Living Impaired" wink
SHAMELESS PLUGS!
Entries by our beloved researchers and editors about themselves, projects they are working on, or their preferences in weapons. Not exactly information you need to know, but you should read these anyway. Just because they're funny and because I might release the hounds if you don't.
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Arenjji: Psychotic being with a split personality known as Esayess. Esayess has been neglected and/or banished to the charity forum. Arenjji was spawned from Esayess's strong desire to have 100 posts per day.
(submitted by Arenjji)

Black vortex: A person who pointed out a small flaw in this encyclopedia like thing. He made an entry for evil Super G-MAN!!. He is most likely going to attempt to edit the G-People descriptions 'cause he is a big fan. also he wants his name listed.
(submitted by Black Vortex)

BlondePsycho: Acting Editor, researcher and writer*. She can be a sweet and bubbly blonde, but should spam, or anything else that might annoy her cross her path and she just may turn psycho and hurt someone with a blunt instrument (this may be how she got her nickname). BlondePsycho can bit of a grammar nazi (See Grammar Nazi), though not as obsessive as most grammar nazi's, she tries to ignore most mistakes with just a twitch of her left eye, a silent correction and, of course, a visit to her drink cart. This makes her job as Acting Editor quite natural, as she will obsessively fix all spelling, grammar or php code mistakes, the moment she notices it.
Perhaps the reason why BlondePsycho can be a bit of a grammar nazi, and maybe why she is a writer, is because she loves anything that is well written. That seems to be obvious explanation as to why she liked the H2G2 trilogy, and why she was drawn to the thread "Don't Panic" created by one PK13. It is also was why she was happy to work under PK13 (despite the threat that she might be stranded on a planet) as a researcher, and why she loves her job as Acting Editor.
(Submitted by BlondePsycho)
*Besides her work on Don't Panic, she also writes a series of real life fiction stories called "Blonde Fiction Tales" and a series of fiction murder stories known as "Black Widow Stories". Blonde Fiction can be found in her journal, where as Black Widow can be found in her website, though she warns people that Black Widow Stories are not exactly PG13.

Feline Unit Pi: Doting female companion of Editor. Fancies good poetry and music. Trying to balance a life of college classes and retail employment while staying active in Gaia. Due to technical difficulties, this cannot always be attained. Adores cats, DDR, and Pocky. Prime motivator in PK13's life. Friendly towards men, mostly dysfunctional toward women (It's not you, it's me, I swear) Part-Time Cosmetitian, Full-Time Grammar Nazi.
(submitted by Feline Unit Pi)

Frying Pan of D00m: Jaguira_Hyami's favored weapon. Often duplicated by others, she insists that she made the original. Deadly in Jaguira's hands/paws, it is an effective n00b-killer. Ph34r it or be killed. (this researcher is not responsible for any damage caused by Jaguira_Hyami off and /or her frying pan of d00m. You have been warned. Also not responsible for suddenly adding a few letters of l33t into your typing ninja )
(submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

FylkSoul: Bard, poet, lover, fighter, and the HHGGaia's resident English Major, FylkSoul(Full name Fylk De Ras Soul) is a colorful character. An avid role-player since his formative years this Gaian is what some people would call "Literate". He prefers to think that he just spends far too much time in the company of books. Large, old, dusty, books. Thusly armed this bard wanders the remains of Barton Town after the Great n00b Influx of `05, seeking out the last remaining literate role-plays. So far his search has found three.

On a some what related note Fylk has gained a number of 'titles' over his time spend in Gaia's fair lands. Among the most colorful of these are; "Slayer of *Deleted by censor*" and "+3h n3+ N1nj4".
(submitted by FylkSoul)

Gaia Globe, The: A very popular newspaper/tabloid thread that is updated every sunday with new information about gaia that the public never would have thougt possible. owned by Lazlow-kun See Lazlow-kun

[.Guacamole.]:A strange breed of superhuman zombie, which, through genetic mutation by none other than Gambino, gained human skin, super huge extendable eyebrows that can lash out like tentacles and strangle enemies, as well as really sharp claws for smiting those who oppose him. Usually lurks within the GCD and avatar talk, but is known to stray to other forums on rare occasions.
(submitted by [.Guacamole.])

Jaguira_Hyami: Literate but easily distracted role-player, also known as Jagz by some. Visits a whole variety of forums on Gaia besides the role-playing ones, but usually doesn't stay very long. Very political and often called a hippie, though her temper is violent and she loves to whack people with her Frying Pan o' D00m. Has one of every plushie released, and prides herself as being the "Plushie Mastar".
(Submitted by Jaguira_Hyami)

Jerrit: Currently a field researcher for the Guide, Jerrit wanders from forum to forum, getting to know the people there and moving on. He is quite knowledgeable about the various different areas of Gaia and how they work. Jerrit knows how to see the wonders of Gaia for less than 30 Altarian dollars a day (Tip #1: Avoid the Avatar Talk forum, Gaia Exchange forum, and Marketplace!). He is best known for his once wildly popular roleplaying guild, The Ramen Noodle School of Martial Arts. Now retired from the busy life of roleplaying, Jerrit lives a quiet existence working through college, researching for the Guide, and editing his anime music videos.
(Submitted by Jerrit)

Kawaii Kokezaru A field researcher for The Guide. Aka Koke. She has no set style that she wears but is kinkier than most. Joined in Dec 03 she is the Head of Koke's Gaian Kinky Guild found in the GGN. Her favourite colour is orange and the guide turns on her pixels. (See: Koke's Gaian Kinky Guild, Kinky)
(submitted by Kawaii Kokezaru)

LabTech042: Not to be confused with the number 42, 042 is a really hoopy frood who knows where her towel is. Usually accompanied by her cat, Raymond, 042 is constantly on the lookout for something new to add to the guide. She is slightly weird and very insane, but also extremely lovable.

Lazlow-kun: A great journalist. probably better then Cindy Donovinh as a reporter, a man, helicopter pilot, and a journalist, is the editor for The Gaia Globe (See Gaia Globe, The)

N-finiteFangirl: A young lady who has been part of many other communities before coming here to Gaia. She tends to wear lovely dresses, even when she goes fishing. And she has quite the passion for fishing, though she seems to only do so around Bass'ken Lake. Rumor has it that she is Logan's long-lost relative, but she insists that she is not related to him what-so-ever...even though both seemed to love fishing more than anything else.
(submitted by N-finiteFangirl)

Nameless Hobo: A mute of sorts who never really comes out and says something. Instead opts to hide it in an action despite this taking twice as long.
Example
*holds up fingers as if pinching something, so that from her point of view, she is holding the active editor in her clutches to be crushed at the silent Hobo's whim. A grin of taunt (towards the short one) is seen momentarily accross her face.*

(Submited by Nameless Hobo)

Nipoji098: A curious little HHGTG cast member indeed.
Though she may be small, and often mistaken for an 14-year-old, she is in fact the curious age of 19, just in her opening stages of young adulthood. With her sweet composer she is often taken advantage of and bares few complaints.
However, once she whips out her "Shmexy Blue Towel" and gives you 'the look' you know you're about to be sent out of the thread into some unknown void leading to who-cares-where-so-long-as-it-takes-you-far-from-here. She is in fact quite vicious when pressed and will do anything to protect those she cares deeply about and threads which she has devoted herself to. This is due to her lurker personality; where she will not post unless she feels there is something worth posting, and she will not join something until she has read everything (or in the case of threads 1000pgs long or so, most of everything) until she gets to know the people within and has decided to make this place one of her 'home' threads.
She is proud of her Guard-Dog status (bestowed upon her by the esteemed leading thread editor Pyrokinetic #13), and also of her self-proclaimed status of Gaia's only Thread Necromancer (as she hasn't seen anyone else as insane as she who's actually lasted long enough to claim the status) as well as an official lurker of the well-known and very active GCD.
(This researcher/guard-dog would like to also mention (aka: shamelessly advertise) her two biggest and most successful necromancing projects, Laeth E'Thae and Out From The Ashes... The Mental Institution of Young Men, hoping for many people who read this article to go check them out for they are shiny and full of literate love.)
(Submitted by Nipoji09 cool

Nazgul_13 -- A strange female entity that enjoys hanging about the role-playing forums. She is considered psychotic, likes to write in a British way, and enjoys transforming into her alter ego, The Naz. She is literate, and occasionally freaks people out by writing in rhyme. She spends her spare time writing and screaming at her next door neighbor from her window (he mows his lawn six times a week). Naz likes to sketch, and knows where her towel is, too.
(submitted by Nazgul_13)

Naz, The -- A ravenous beast that screams at illiterate n00bs, and then proceeds to devour them. It also has a tendency to consume threads that it loves/hates.
(submitted by Nazgul_13)

PK13's Back-Panda: While seeming identical to all other panda bagpacks, the one in PK13's possession is quite enigmatic. Using a form or mindspeak it constantly says things that only PK13 can hear. On one occassion, Back-panda was transformed into a solar based shoulder armor that gave it's wearer aerial superiority. This lasted only a few minutes because Back-panda simply wouldn't have it. This black and white sentient being feels wholly depressed because it has the second lowest score in the popularity poll, beating only Nipoji's robo puppy.

Prince Forte:Rumor has it that this strange and previously unknown Gaian is in fact the sniper that shot and killed Johnny K. Gambino, and now recently attacked Ian. It is also said that his so-called 'boss' is one of the leading roles of Gaia, the Administrators. Is it Lanzer, is it L0cke, is it Ling? He never says anything more than 'my boss'.
Prince Forte has also mentioned that he doesn't mention much about his boss because he's never met the person in the flesh, only communicated with over distances. Forte's true identity, as well as the identity of his boss, is littered with mysteries. He works this sort of job solely for the money, and has adamantly stated that he cannot quit because it would cost him his life.

Who will his next target be? No one knows except for his enigmatic boss.
(Submitted by Prince Forte)

Purple Kimono Psychopath: A strange Gaian rouge who only shows up at major event forums, or whenever Super G-Man decides to rear his hidden head. Suspected to be the MPC of a user named Gemini Star, though this has not exactly been proven. Carries around a black hammer which is claimed to have fallen from Gambino's great tower before it toppled, and is supposed to be radioactive. She just likes hitting people with it. Thought to be at least one-half Grammar Nazi. On her mother's side. Also known to attack Gambino supports with picket signs.
(Submitted by Gemini Star)

Pyrokinetic #13: A simple Gaian who after many failed attempts at making successful threads went into making small animations. Then he reformated his computer without properly checking if his backup discs were good (they weren't) and that was that. Around a month and a half of living without access to the internet, he read a very inspiring book by a british author and then went on to use what little access of internet he had at his place of education to publish The Hitchhiker's Guide to Gaia. Starting with only a few entries (with some faulty php code in them) his ambitions were not easily set aside. It's amazing that through the entire existance of this gaian's life, the only thing that remains constant is his addiction to collecting pixelated items and placing them on his pixelated person and posting long reference guides in hopes that he will be acknowledged for something or other. Often prone to large absences and making wierd claims at random.

Pyrokinetic #13's undefeated mug: Taken up from the dark vastness from which it came, this is the only mug yet undefeated. It is currently in the possession of one PK13, who most likely uses it to secretly kill unwanted field researchers in their sleep. This mug should be considered volatile and dangerous, and, unless worshipped, probably avoided at all costs.
(submitted by Hessari)

Pyrokinetic #SICKS: While originally he was PK13's evil persona, he has become the self-proclaimed bishounen ninja of HHGGaia. Claims to have mastered the secret ninja arts "Shadow-grope Jutsu" "Shinobi panty theft Jutsu" and "Paperfan jutsu". Clearly watching Naruto has warped his mind. Collection so far: 14 pairs of panties, 9 of which belong to acting editor BlondePsycho.

RADIO.pocky: The editor makes a shameless self promotion by adding his previous work as a topic in the Hitch Hiker's Guide to Gaia.

Saint Jimmy: is in fact neither a Saint, nor a Jimmy. He is a compulsive sinner and a terrible liar, which means he lies constantly and with great skill. Sometimes he lies so convincingly that reality itself believes him, at which point he becomes a truth-teller, to his own great annoyance and the cackling of several paranormal logicians. Once upon a time he was a girl. His name was Fiat Rana and then later Little Teacup Storm. He used to live in the OP/L but it is now dead to him, as is a piece of his soul. Which statement is also a lie, because a soul can't be divided up like that. It just is. And it isn't.*

Saint Jimmy is neither funny, nor sarcastic, nor intelligent, nor adorable. He forbids anyone to ever suggest such things, on pain of possibly being right. Which, according to all of his ex-girlfriends, is the worst and most annoying quality a person can possibly have.
*The materialists and the spiritualists are still both trying very hard to convince reality that their opinion on this matter is the truth, with the unfortunate side effect of both things being simultaneously true AND false. If anybody ever wins that argument once and for all, I'll let you know.**
**That was also a lie.
(submitted by Saint Jimmy)

Shumi Rainheart: A field reseacher, amatuer LSOTRAF (lifestyles of the rich and flatulent) tour guide and a fatboy slim fan, also is a bi-curious ninja. likes the colors red and black together, also rumored to be a Modest Mouse fan.

SPRITE.pocky: Yet another shameless plug from the editor. another comic of the non-animated sort. It is created using old NEO-GEO pocket color sprites and MSpaint. Paintshop is rarely used for gradient fill and saving into the .png format. Unlike the editor's other works, this one is aimed at a more mature audience as it contains harsh language and pixelated blood.

Super Radical: The fantastically gorgeous, clever and fun researcher of Don't Panic. She's best known in the Exchange Forum, probably because that's the only forum she ever frequents. Super Radical plants tree's there, hundreds of trees... literally... I think they might be Maple. They also call her "The Pie Lady" because she's got a fairly famous Pie Shop in the Mini Shop Forum. But she has a secret too... she's only told, like, 5 people... ... her avatar is a Radiohead memorial... she's obsessed with them.
(submitted by Super Radical)

The entity of Marshall: The entity that is marshal is a rather strange one. Not contained to any one individual he is split into four separate physical beings. They contain the highly emotional and unstable Marshall Oliver who tends to go to extremes on everything; the serious and level headed Loki Leonheart who tends to be the peacemaker of the four. Steve March, the part of T.E.O.M. that represents his lust, shyness, and smarts he is usually getting killed by Marshall because he is the most hated part of their existence, and lastly the ever quiet pretty boy that is Adam Miller. He is the one who most would fall for given the chance. His love of himself and perchance for black clothing make him the most ridiculed of the four by the three others. Together they form The Entity Of Marshall.
(submitted by The Entity Of Marshall)

Yoko the Strange: True to her name, this researcher is many things, but sadly, psychic is not one of them. She is a proud Harry Potter fan, iPod owner, Yuugiou fan, Jimmy Eat World fan, Atheist, and sometimes teacher's pet. She <3s pie very much, and can sometimes be heard bragging about her French Pirate heritage, because the rest of her family is rather boring. Yoko is rarely seen without her Kiki or Coco. Most are advised to never ever get between Yoko and her blue and green rubber fish (dubbed Coddeh), because legend has it that he can turn rather nasty. However, anyone that has witnessed this (other than Yoko herself) is in no condition to confirm this. All in all, Yoko is a nice girl even if her soul has been destroyed by today's society.
(Submitted by Yoko the Strange)
I don't think it'll be stickied because of it's slightly vulgar last few definitions and not to mention it has a few usernames in there. I think it'd be better if you put it in PDF format. 3nodding
Someone mind telling me what PDF format is? sweatdrop
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Executive Researcher?

Excellent.

But I miss PK13 already. gonk
BlondePsycho
Someone mind telling me what PDF format is? sweatdrop


Its very annoying type of file that is hard to read and tends to take a long time to load and/or freeze computers. Its a good way to do E-books though.
BlondePsycho
Someone mind telling me what PDF format is? sweatdrop

It's that file type that forces you into Adobe Acrobat reader to view it. That's all I know, unfortunately. sweatdrop

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