Sunday, April 27, 2008

Playing 'Galactic Scrabulous' on Spacebook

After all the mess with T'Pol and her 'Spacebook' friend, who turned out to be a Romulan spy, I want to see what's going on in my Account.

Spacebook has been sweeping the Federation, with everybody having an Account and exchanging messages with each other. They even do it while they are in the same room!

Anyway, Bev is my number one Spacebook friend. The Account gives us chance to exchange a few private messages.

I have to be careful, though. I almost sent the message out to Riker. That WOULD have been embarrassing!

Data, naturally, does not have an Account. He is puzzled by it all. Neither does Worf.

"Klingon warriors do not have Spacebook Accounts!" he snorts out, "They do not send messages to each other, but only say "It is a good day to die." or chant old battle songs."

Still, I enjoy using my Spacebook Account, especially when playing 'Galactic Scrabulous' with Bev, she is a very good player. I sometimes think she has a Federation dictionary on cue.

The latest game continues. It is a version of the old 'Scrabble' board game. Bev is playing on her computer port. We exchange small messages as we enter words. Beverly is the next to play.

She enters VISTAED on to the board. Another seven letter word for a score of 83.

"Whatever does that mean?" I enter on the small message.

"Don't you know, Jean-Luc?" she replies, "It means when a person's computer has been corrupted. They might say "I've been vistaed."It's an old 21st century word."

I groan. My letters are awful. I can only put SUN for a score of 3.

"Why is it you're so good at this, Bev?" I ask.

"I guess some are able to make up good words, Jean-Luc." she replies, "Here comes my next word."

I see that she puts QLARZYTS on the board for a massive 178 on a triple word score.

"I've never heard of 'qlarztyts'" I type quickly, "Are you sure you're not making them up?"

"Certainly not, Jean-Luc!" she types, "If you ask Ro Laren, she'll tell you that it's the Bajoran name for a place to store clothes."

"Since when are we doing this in the Bajoran language, Bev?" I type back.

"Bajoran, Klingon, Cardassian, any language." Bev tells me, "That's why it's 'Galactic Scrabulous', Jean-Luc."

"With that logic, a person could put any combination of letters and win, because they bound to be in SOME language."

"Now you know why I always win!" Bev replies.

"I give up with this game." I tell Beverly, "The one drawback with Spacebook is that friends don't meet face to face when they could be doing just that."

"Especially if they were near to each other...." she replies tentatively.

"I agree." I comment, "Let's reserve the back seat of the Enterprise cinema tonight. We won't need our Spacebook Accounts there!"


Author's note:

30th April will be my 3rd blogaversary. Be sure to see that. It will be published late on Tues 29th.


Linda said...

Ah-ha! So this is what I'm doing wrong on my Scrabulous games! I'm not playing words in other languages! Perhaps I need to take a page from Bev's book and try out her method to see if my scores improve!

As for VISTAED ... yeah, been there - done that!

Looking forward to your 3rd Blogaversary - I'm sure it will be out of this world!

Nepharia said...

My 3rd anniversary was several months ago, but I must admit that I am not near a prolific blogger as you -- I haven't even reached 100 posts yet!

Well congrats. Will be back on Tues/Wed!

Nepharia said...

Oh, and BTW, have you seen this:


Titania Starlight said...

I think I would not do so well with Scrabulous. My knowledge of intergalactic languages on not very good. :O)

eastcoastlife said...

Spacebook!!! Wow! They have that in space! Cool!

eastcoastlife said...

Oooo... I'm celebrating my 3rd blogaversary this year too. :)

Do I get a gift?

Vince Briefs said...

I use saiyanese a lot really annoys the other kids.

Amanda said...

Captain! How can you keep letting her win?? :)

Bilbo said...

So that explains why my son keeps beating me...he's playing the galactic version! AARRGGHH!!

Pearl said...

ooh, a romantic rendez-vous is better than spacebook.

congrats on your 3 year anniversary.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I remain dubious of those words. I think she's trying to pull a fast one.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Amanda, when Bev produces words like those, one has no chance!

ECL, we must have started around the same time.

Gordon said...

Yeah Vistaed what a word, it has to go up there with me'd as in this computer has "upgraded" to Windows ME and I'm wishing I hadn't bothered.
All I will say on the subject of vista is if was a size of clothing it would be hmm "Well Over-sized"....

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary!! This is Squirrel. I am now blogging under another name. Yes I have moved again. Sorry I haven't been reading blog for quite awhile. I've really missed you!!

Anonymous said...

I would insist on a game without so many language possibilities

Anonymous said...

I have a bloodnetbank account its like the spacebook

Justice said...

I think going to the cinema is better you cant kiss on spacebook

SHI said...

spacebook sounds better than livejournal