Arise, my champion!

At your side, milady!

Everyone has a favourite rez macro that they use, or that brings a smile or giggle when they see it on the screen. For many, they are the ones with an ‘answer’ that the rezzee (<—-is this a word?) can reply with to the rezzer. Some popular ones are:

“Arise, my champion!””At your side, milady” (From Whitemane and Mograine repectively, from SM:Cath)

“%t, dead?! Inconcievable!” “I do not believe that word means what you think it means.” (From the Princess Bride) (The %t is a placeholder for the target’s name. Used in macros.)

Many others make references to classic books, movies, songs, webcomics etc without the need for a reply, Such as:

“Arise, chicken. Arise.”

“It’s just a flesh wound.”

But my personal favourites aren’t the ever-popular ones with mildly subverted sexual references, nor the ones that are boring and/or overdone. The ones I love are the ones that get the message across, “Okay, I’m getting a rez, sweet”, but also being hilarious to a few people. My current one is a ST:TNG reference:

“Shaka, when the walls fell. Rezzing %t.”

The phrase – “Shaka, when the walls fell” – is used as a metaphor to ‘failure’, either on the behalf of the target, the rezzer, or someone/something else. But if you run with a TNG fan, they will often reply with “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra”, another quote from the same episode meant as a metaphor to ‘fight a common enemy’, which is essentially what you are doing in a dungeon anyway.

Food for thought.

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