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Lucinda Taffater

June 24th, 2009

seal_lucindaThe greatest hoodlum smiter of the 1960s; in a time when umbralites were beset on all sides by a seemingly never-ending flow of crazed young people, she brought the fear of the venerable decrepit back into many hearts. Even though she was wheelchair-ridden, she set out on a crusade to do battle with the dark alchemy that is the internal combustion engine, and armed with her patio umbrella, became a rolling night terror of the streets. She is, in fact, the original source for the expression, “tilting at drag racers,” which roughly means, “to serve the good of one’s fellow man because it is fun.”

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  1. Lisa
    June 24th, 2009 at 20:43 | #1

    Tilting at drag racers… I shall have to remember that phrase. It seems roughly the same as politely warning skateboarders off of the road by making them worth extra points. For their own good.
    I very muchly like the color scheme and the design… blue flames, lance-like umbrellas, and a salamander (though, I am not certain– it is a salamander correct? Perhaps a gecko…).

  2. Oracle of the Closet
    June 24th, 2009 at 22:00 | #2

    It is a salamander; the biting-its-own-tail format is actually the official heraldic pose (I think it is also the official symbol for alchemy, on top of which [but that is a completely pointless bit of medieval trivia]).

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