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Fishy Sticks: A History

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Village Alchemist on Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:06 pm

Well, hi! Most of you are already familiar with the fishy sticks I often hand out to new members. First off, I'd like to say that it isn't my idea.

The fishy stick tradition began in the late 1990's with a member of the "Elder Scrolls" forums named Captain Eldrad. At some point, he created the original fishy stick image:
Image and began handing them out to forum-goers who had done awesome things. Eventually, other people began to offer each other fishy sticks as well, and the purpose eventually changed from "You're awesome! Have a fishy stick!" to "Welcome to the Elder Scrolls Forums, newcomer! Have a fishy stick!" The Fishy Stick endured for quite a while by internet standards, even long after Captain Eldrad left the forum.

After a few years, the trend died out on that website. But I still remembered when I had joined up and gotten my first fishy stick, and the delighted look on the emoticons of other newcomers I had given them out to.

So, when I joined RoleplayGateway, I decided that the legacy of the fishy stick must live on!

At first I just gave out the standard pirate fishy sticks, but eventually this became kind of dull. So now I have several variations of the fishy stick, which I give out to new members either because it seems to fit them or out of random spazziness.

And so here it is: the ultimate fishy stick album!

Have a cartoony goth fishy stick!
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Jango Fett says, "Have a fishy stick!
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Have a lycanthropic fishy stick!
Image Yah, I didn't edit this one very well. I consider it one of my failures.

Have an angelic fishy stick!
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Have a marsupial fishy stick!
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Have a violent fishy stick!
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Have a fishy stick, eh?
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Have an imperial fishy stick!
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Have a magical fishy stick!
Image Yes, the elf is from WarCraft and the runes are from The Elder Scrolls. That's just how it goes. By the way, the runes do actually say "Have a fishy stick."

Have a fishy stick from the depths of Oblivion!
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Raistlin Majere says: Have a fishy stick!
Image I have to say, that after reading the first trilogy at my cousin's behest, I am not very fond of Dragonlance. Still, enough members of this site are that it warrants a fishy stick theme.


And that is all. More are to come, eventually. If you have a suggestion for another fishy stick, go ahead and suggest it--or make it yourself if that's your inclination.

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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What about a My Chem or Green day fishy stick? I know aolt of people who like them
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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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I two will now continue the legacy of the fishy stick. It's actually much better than most other internet memes out there.
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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Wow!! So...many...fishy sticks!! *_*
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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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WhispersofMe wrote:What about a My Chem or Green day fishy stick? I know aolt of people who like them

Hmm.

Do you know where I could find a higher-quality version of this music video? There's that one scene towards the end where Saint Jimmy is walking through a grocery store throwing potato chips into the air that would be perfect. I can curl his hands around a pasted-in picture of a fishy stick, and label the bag he's holding as "Fishy Sticks!" But when I try to take a screenshot of this, it comes out all blurry.

It's actually much better than most other internet memes out there.

That gives me an idea.....I'll do the Green Day one first, though.*

*but I'm still thinking about my other idea. Mwahahaha....

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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These are neat ... and fun :]

But sadly, I have no ideas :C

Maybe I will ... someday.

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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As a throwback to the first anime I ever watched, I think you should do a Sailor Moon Fishy Stick picture. There are plenty of pictures of Sailor Moon holding up her wand or whatever. That should be easy to replace. Or eve a group picture where all of the scouts are holding a Fishy Stick.

And what about a Zelda and/or Link Fishy Stick of some kind? Or Samus? Or Mario?!

Just naming my favorite things. =D

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread, and looking at the pictures. I can't wait to see more!
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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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For the one that says 'I promise it's made out of fishies': No I tell you it's made out of 'Soylent Green'!! (It's a weird 70's movie. No I wasn't around then.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green

Oh! Oh! I just had a great idea. How 'bout a kitten or puppy or horse or something with the fishy sticks. Like a cute kitten holding a fishy stick in it's mouth or something.

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Huzzah!
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And this is the part where I admit to doing no research. Does Sailor Moon take place in space? I'm assuming so--isn't she saving the galaxy from aliens or something? If not, just enjoy the randomness of it.

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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You should have phil and lill from the rugrats fighting over a fishy stick and have some one else in the backfround say "Stop your bickering and just give the newbie the fishy stick already!!!"

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Driney wrote:For the one that says 'I promise it's made out of fishies': No I tell you it's made out of 'Soylent Green'!! (It's a weird 70's movie. No I wasn't around then.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green

I love that movie.

It's people. Fishy stick is made out of PEOPLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
And then of course, a bloody hand holding up a fishy stick.....

Wait, what? No! I won't tell people that the fishy stick is that!

Oh! Oh! I just had a great idea. How 'bout a kitten or puppy or horse or something with the fishy sticks. Like a cute kitten holding a fishy stick in it's mouth or something.

Hmm. I already have the kangaroo filling in for the "cute animal" position.

Dang it, I don't have time for this many fishy sticks! Who would've thought that sevel people could come up with more ideas than one person? :lol:

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Lmfao, Sailor Moon doesn't take place in space. XD!!!

That just makes that one all the funnier though. It's like...WTF?! In SPACE?! LOLZ

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Dang it. Wikipedia even makes it sound like it's in space.

What ever happened to the good old days, when a guy could talk about a show without ever actually seeing that show? No one ever thought Gunsmoke took place in space, and everybody knew Star Trek did. :(

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Lmfao. I mean, they may zoom through space at some point, as each scout represents each planet, and I think Sailor Moon's home was on the Moon, but very little is in space. XD

You should make a Queen Elizabeth fishy stick, and a Buddha one and a Zeus one. Have to be multicultural, right?

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Hehe, I was bored. I hope you don't mind. I used picnik to make it look like a drawing. I didn't make it! Only edited it to my will and added words.

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Very cute....and very scary.

You're a lolcats guy then?

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Selothi on Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:30 am

Thank you Village Alchemist for continuing the legacy of the Elder Scrolls Fishy Stick ! (I hope for your sake you found the Morrowind in-game book detailing the existence of Fishy Sticks in Tamriel) Great job, I was chuffed when I received my first fishy stick upon joining an Elder Scrolls forum, ad the fun is great. Keep up the good work !

PS: I like the Oblivion Gate one best !

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Re: Fishy Sticks: A History

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Village Alchemist: First of all girl. Second of all I absolutely hate lol cat. I think they are vulgar and silly. Partly because I detest 'chat speak'. But I was quite bored. And I am sorry if I insulted anyone who likes 'lol cats'.

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