User talk:Akalabeth

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Kewl Werk

I don't know how much free time/dedication/automated scripts you have, but you're doing a great job on these ship articles. - Snail 17:46, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Automation. That would be nice . . . :( I think I'm pretty much done anyway. Just got to add a few more monkeys to the fighter and bomber category. I'll post a message on HLP to see if anyone has anything that I didn't put up there. Thanks


Damn modellers, making some many Terrans. Oi!!!!

  • you most make shivan and vasudan mods. - Woutersmits 07:44, 7 September 2008 (CDT)

The name "Akalabeth"

I read the description of the name you're using. I'd like to inform you that Akallabeth is a term used by J.R.R. Tolkien on his works, like The Silmarillion. The term stands for "collapse", "downfall", "overthrow" (but in a catastrophic way). I've always thought you misspelled it in your name (there should be one more "l") and I couldn't imagine that the name source was a different one. --- Mobius

    • Interesting. I have the impression that the creators of Akalabeth know about Tolkien's Akallabeth... --- Mobius
      • It's entirely possible that Richard Garriot read the Silmarillion prior to writing and/or naming his video game but I honestly don't know. Maybe both words have their etymology somewhere else. Maybe Richard used the name but changed the spelling so as not to get sued. Or maybe he just made up a name and by sheer coincidence it was similar to the word from the Silmarillion. Note that the Silmarillion was published in 1977 and Akalabeth the Apple II game was written/coded in 1979.