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Heh heh heh Edit

Sorry if it seems like we're fighting over a Flitt of all things lol. I am just like that i guess, its just where i am a big fan of Metroid II. Piratehunter 07:50, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

question Edit

Do happen to know of a good place to get good Metroid pictures? About the size of the one i got of Dark Samus. Piratehunter 10:38, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Definitely. Here's Gamehiker:

They have some nice pictures, but my secret weapon is here:

The Metroid Database. They have an extensive library of official art for nearly every metroid game. But they usually have logos attached. Be grateful - these are my poker hand. If you can use rudamentary skills in your paint program, this site will be your mystical fountain of youth. Armantula513 10:47, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Paint program eh? heh thats you, i use Gimp, lol. Piratehunter 11:45, 30 June 2008 (UTC)


Yeah, GIMP is just another painting application but in my oppinion it has alot more stuff you can use. Piratehunter 04:25, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

I checked it out & downloaded it. It's really complicated! I like basic paint more -- I'm already really familiar with it. Armantula513 05:18, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh I know what your saying' lol. GIMP can be quite complicated, it took me forever to get used to it, but once i did, it became my best tool or pic editing. Piratehunter 04:14, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


What do ya think of this for a Wikitroid logo? I have to add a few more things to it but still, looks sweet to me. Piratehunter 01:50, 3 July 2008 (UTC) Wikitroid logo

It's cool. Although I'm not sure about the logo placement... it looks a little..... off. But that must be one of the things you're going to change.Armantula513 08:14, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Love the Mother Brain logo by the way, the way it only shows half of her head lol. Piratehunter 06:14, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Was that a good comment or a bad one?Armantula513 07:24, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh, no i was serious, the way only half the head is shown makes for a good picture. ^_^ Piratehunter 15:09, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

As for the logo's color scheme, i got the idea from a family christmas photo that my cousin gave me. The the entire picture was grayscale, all except the red sweater her son was wearing and the santa hat her daughter was wearing it was just really unique. Piratehunter 23:31, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


Well, well, well, it looks like you've fallen to the awesome might of GIMP lol. I told you it was great didn't i? heh heh heh. Piratehunter 05:46, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

It's very very VAST. There are lots of things that I'm wanting to do with it. Hopefully even more logos. Does it look like I've learned anything yet? (Seriously, I'm not just trying to revel in narcissism at the moment.) Armantula513 05:52, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Hey let me ask you something, the logo you said you did with GIMP, i have two questions. How did you clash diffrent pictures together, and how did you make the letters in the text change in size? Piratehunter 08:00, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

I "Clashed different pictures" simply with the layer modes. Under Mode (On the Layers Dialogue) There's an effect called "Differance" it basically takes an image that's 1 layer above another, and inverts the color pixels on the image below.

I made the letters change size by changing their perspective with the perspective tool. It's basically just changing the direction you're viewing them at. That tool is in the main toolbar. That one really helped me, because I didn't want another predictable title!

Anyway, I'm experimenting with Light and Shadow effects at the moment. Just wait for it, I'm telling you! Armantula513 09:11, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Well it's nice to hear you like it so much lol. Piratehunter 09:25, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Hey, how old are you? Just a curious question. Armantula513 12:31, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

    • , as of Dec. 3rd last year. Piratehunter 23:24, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Wow. I wasn't expecting that! I thought that you were a great deal younger -- maybe somewhere around ** or **. But I see that you're actually older than I am. (I'm **.) Armantula513 18:26, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Heh, well that would explain how much time you have on your hands lol. But no really i have alot on my hands as well. Really the only thing else i have to do is work and buying food, lol. I will start going back to school however in a few months, that is i plan to. But enough about me, back to Wikitroid! ^_^ Piratehunter 23:00, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

RE: Logos Edit

There, they should be fixed now.--Richard 16:00, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Top Users Edit

By the way i meant to but forgot to congratulate you on making the Top Users list. So, Congrats! ^_^ Piratehunter 00:47, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

X Parasite Edit

Well if that isn't a Hard Core-X, then what is? Piratehunter 23:41, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

it's a regular core X. Metroidhunter32 14:52, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes. Hard Core X's are the ones that can shoot at you. Regular Core X's can't. Remember?? Armantula513 17:00, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Last time i checked a regular Core-X were the ones that you could absorb. I dont mean the little ones i mean the ones that (when absorbed) give you items such as the charge beam, the morph ball, etc. The ones that exist inside the Hard Core-X "shell". Piratehunter 17:59, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

That picture was a Hard Core-X, because the HCX is the kind of X that form an eye and shoot you with it. The simple, Core-X is, for example the kind you absorb at the end to gain the Ice Beam and "Omega Fusion Suit". Think about it, Hard Core-X has a Hard shell around it. Core-X is the center Core of the shell. Piratehunter 18:06, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, yes, you do have a point, but I'm not sure that the name for the X at the center of a Core X is officially "Core-X". Core-X and Hard Core-X are just two names to differentiate between two different shells that they can have formed around them, and I'm fairly sure that those names are canon for the two types. But the main issue here is that you put an image of a (officially-named) Core-X on the Hard Core-X page. If the image you had added was only of the X without the shell, it could have been acceptable, but this was an image of a totally different X type. Armantula513 18:19, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Well I am sorry if I seem stubbern, but I am keeping my definition of the two. I won't change the articles, but I still think I am correct. However, if you do give me proof that what you're saying is the canon definition, then I will believe it. That's just the kind of guy I am, got to have proof. Piratehunter 18:31, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

One more thing, If you read the start of Core-X, it says, "Core-X are surrounded by a tough shell". So, according to Wikitroids data even, the Core-X is the central, absorbable part of that enemy. So, as I stated, the part that you absorb to gain upgrades is the part that is called the Core-X. Piratehunter 18:59, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Requesting pages for deletion Edit

There are two templates for deletion, {{d}} and {{Delete}}. However, they perform two very different functions. You have been using the latter, but you should be using the former. {{d}} takes a single parameter - a reason - and is used for requesting so called "Speedy Deletion," or deletion without a debate, which is only used in specific circumstances. {{delete}} takes no parameters, however, requires that you create a debate page, as it is used for a deletion debate. Pages tagged with the wrong template will sometimes be ignored, and my bot is set up to automatically remove {{delete}} tags for pages where a debate page has not been created, as has happened in your case before. So, in the future, use the speedy deletion template for speedy deletions, not the standard delete template. Wikipedia's Criteria for Speedy Deletion guide is a pretty good way of deciding which method to use. Cheers, FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 05:01, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

alright. I didn't know you could nominate for speedy deletion! Armantula513 05:10, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

RE: Logo Question Edit

I wouldn't do it, as there has already been a vote to that logo - and it's kinda late in the voting phase - it probably wouldn't make too much of a difference. --FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 00:26, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations! Edit

Congratulations, your second logo won the competition with 9 votes, beating Metroidblurr's logo by 2 votes! As you have probably noticed, I have already replaced the old logo for the new one. Again, congratulations! --FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 05:11, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Congrats from me as well. It certainly is deserving to be the Wikitroid logo. Piratehunter 05:55, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Well thank you, you two. It feels a little too much for me, as if I don't deserve it. (But then again, I do have an inferiority complex...) Armantula 513 18:11, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

You're right Edit

I'm so excited I'm overdoing it... Don't worry, though, I will contribute (I have every Metroid game so I have many references) but I'm close to finishing my page. Once finished, I will beef up the smaller articles (such as the Aqua Drone, Aqua Pirate, and others that I have edited) and then work on larger ones (everyone has those covered so the little ones are neglected). The only reason why I took forever is because I was trying to figure out how to set things up. Other than that, it would have taken only an hour to set up this page.

The Tyrant of this Existence, Joshadow

With all due respect Edit

My fan art is tribute to Metroid. I don't know why that is the subject for scrutiny. If I can't freely honor Metroid, then what's the point of being here? To prove that I contribute, go to Meta Ridley. You'll see that I have made changes. The first thing I always do is get all of my stuff onto a page so that I'm not worried about it later and I can do my job free of worry. Am I the only one who does this?

Joshadow 04:11, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Adminship Edit

Hey, have you considered running for sysop? I could use guys like you to help me out on the administrative end! If you want, I can nominate you. But, it's up to you, so if you don't want to run, I'll leave it at that. Cheers, FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 05:41, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Alright, I created the nomination. Now, all you have to do is visit Wikitroid:Requests for access/Armantula513, sign the line indicating your acceptance, answer the optional - but strongly recommended - questions, and an optional candidate statement, and save the page! Voting lasts one week from now. Cheers, FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 06:18, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Aether/Dark Aether Edit

Thanks, Aether is my favorite planet after all. And the shredder, I did think something was off about it... Oh and I would to congradulate you again for being nominated for admin/sysop, I "supported" you. I just hope I did it right lol. Piratehunter 09:21, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm excited about it! You know, this is a true story: I was looking for the orange "Wanna be an administrator? Nominate yourself!" thingy that floats at the top of the page (Because I had dismissed it.) and then FastLizard4 comes and says, "Have you ever thought of running for Sysop?" within the very minute. I thought it was Joshadow responding to the consolation I gave him, about my previous comment. Every little thing in life..... Armantula 513 09:26, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and I thank you deeply for supporting me. It means a bunch. Armantula 513

Yeah, now you're going to become an admin, and you'll deside "I'm too good for him to be my friend" and then you'll drop me like a hot potato and never talk to me anymore... Hahahah, I'm kidding, you know sarcasm? A joke? Lol, yeah but seriously the best of luck to you. Piratehunter 09:43, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Staying Awake Edit

Hey, would you happen to know of some way to stay awake when you are really sleepy? I mean like maybe something to eat or, you know. And pleas don't say "swallow a spoon of coffee ground" because i tried that once expecting it do glide on down with a drink of water, but instead it being dry, stuck inside my mouth gagging me for approximately 6-7 minutes. I can't even begin to explain the horrible taste it had. That is why i don't drink coffee, true story. So do you know of anything? Piratehunter 10:09, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm just on a crazy schedule at the moment. (You know, I go to bed at 7 am, and wake up at 5 pm) For staying awake really long, I recommend Gatorade, or just something with caffeine in it. Diet drinks with caffeine work best, because sugary things like Coke & Dr. Pepper make you crash, and thus falling asleep. Diet Dr. Pepper tastes exactly like the real thing, so I go with that. Just a couple of things you shouldn't do: 1.Don't stretch!- it's relaxing, so it makes you sleepy. 2. Keep sitting up!- if you even so much as lean over, you'll get sleepier. 3. Don't think about staying up!- I get sleepy by just writing about ways to stay up. If you don't think about it, you're better off. Other than these things, I just stay up with my blunt determination. People tell me it's my gift. Armantula 513 10:20, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Well bud we must be one in the same then, because I have the same schedual. But the bad thing about mine is that it is constantly changing. Which is why I need something to stay awake. Because I may get sleepy, but i don't want to sleep. ^_^ I have too many things i want/need to do! Piratehunter 10:28, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Gosh, this conversation is making me sleepy! I just stay up long enough to watch the sunrise, and then feed the birds. Those birds expect a lot from me, you know. Armantula 513 10:30, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Hahahah, birds eh? When I am up this late, or, early, I either screw around with my Wii, or whatch Nick-at-Night (I love those old shows). I kind of have a hobby of making celebrity Miis. So far i have one of Jay Leno, George W. Bush, Adolf Hitler, Me of course, and Chuck Norris. They are really cool, I think my favorite is Jay Leno, it's practically identicle. But, anyway... Birds. hahahah, I don't know why but that's funny. Well I'd better go get me a Gatorade... Piratehunter 10:40, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Right. Edit

Oh, no worries. You see, the way I view it is no fan art on informative articles, I haven't done that. If the viewer wants to see the editor of that article he goes to the user page. He says, "wow, this guy loves Metroid. I can trust what he put (cause he has no life O.o) up."

To me, decorate user page (within limits of course) and after you're done making yourself at home, GO EDIT AND REVIEW YOUR ASS OFF!  :D

The Tyrant of this Existence, Joshadow.

Joshadow 17:52, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Within limits huh, well I hope that wasn't refuring to your user page! Hahahahah, I'm just joking with you. ^_^ Piratehunter 20:02, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Quick question Edit

Okay, who do you believe is the true leader of the Space Pirates: Ridley or Mother Brain?

The Tyrant of this Existence, Joshadow

Joshadow 22:35, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm gonna go with Mother Brain. If Ridley were the leader, he wouldn't be going off on missions to destroy or steal GF property. He would be ordering other people to do that safely from his own command center. And plus, he would be the final boss in at least one game if he was leader. Armantula 513 23:48, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I say that a true leader goes out with his men, not just some thing sitting in a cushy chair (or stasis tank for that matter). Besides, there are official sources saying he is the leader. I dunno. God, will there be a Metroid game where it is actually officially announced? I'm so tense over it!!! Also, will you post your responses on my talk page? I just saw this, I thought you had not replied to me. It's easier for me as your talk page is full of talk and I'm just lazy! Why?!

Hot damn! Edit

Dude, you are so... confident in yourself! You don't respect newbies who got into Metroid through Hunters and some other games! Wow! I, personally, have been "Metroidized" since birth with a whole life experience (mom and I used to play the original Metroid together when I was a baby (I wonder how with my slobbering baby self)). I'm not aiming for your respect but be a little lenient on the noobs! Take in an apprentice, it'll change your view maybe... or will it? Also, do you think it's plausible that Sylux might have been a federation member and something pissed him off to leave it and go against it? It makes sense, he hates the GF, and had access (seemingly) to top secret equipment (Shock Coil and Delano 7) of the GF. I'm freaking out about it, they better hurry up and set up a plot involving Sylux and his past! O.o


Joshadow 22:42, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Enthusiastic, are we? Having to do with Sylux, I bet that he had some sort of inside connection with the GF, from an infiltrator. Maybe this connection was a very close friend or partner. Perhaps the GF then figured it out, and disposed of Sylux's partner, and nearly got away with killing Sylux too. Scarred for life, Sylux then stole the equipment and went on his not-so-merry way. Armantula 513 23:16, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Maybe... Joshadow 01:31, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

IRC Edit

Hey, Armantula513! You might be interested in the site's chat room - and if you become a wiki administrator, you will also be eligible for operator rights (kick/ban/etc.) in the room! If you wish to try it out, just head over to Wikitroid:IRC and pick the second or third option for connecting. You might even find me in there. If you choose to stay, then you graduate to a real IRC client. There are many available, but - if you use the Firefox internet browser - I recommend ChatZilla, but if you don't, I recommend XChat or mIRC. Either way, after installing the client, you can then choose the first connection option - direct connection to the server! I hope to see you there soon! :) --FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 05:58, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

The channel - while it can be used for general chatting - also serves as a sort of help and support for the wiki. As for the logo, there is an easier way to fix it - just open up the picture and use the eyedropper tool to get the color of the background in a hex or RGB format (something like #02F2AF or RGB(0,4,1) or RGB(0%,9%,12%)) which I can use in the main stylesheet to change the color of the background strip - that's the beauty of cascading style sheets - they're usually easy to fix, and generally easier that fixing the elements themselves. --FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 01:48, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and if you want to get a sneak peak into the world of IRC, take a look at the IRC quotes on my userpage or my online quote database - sure, none of the quotes are from #wikia-metroid (mainly because of the inactivity), but are taken from similar, more active channels (#wikipedia for one). I've signed off IRC for the night, and will leave another message on your talk when I sign on tomorrow. Enjoy! --FastLizard4{ADMIN} (TalkContribsLogs) 06:52, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Edit

Thanks for correcting my Metroid Prime Boss List. For some reason, That page doesn't appear on the Boss List page (the list of boss lists), and I can't make a link to it while I'm editing. Can you help? I'm fairly new to Wikis.

Long Live the Squees! Squeemaster 23:31, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Signature Edit

Well Armantula, I think i have finally found the sig i am going to stick with. How do you like it? Piratehunter 02:17, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Much better. The last looked like a vitamin supplement bottle. Either that, or your signature got attacked by rabid clowns, causing it to catch the "full spectrum synrome" or FSS. Armantula 513 02:19, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, me being a big Star Wars fan and all i just thought of the Sith as my inpiration. ^_^ Long Live the Sith! Piratehunter 03:02, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Woah! Edit

A little competitive are we? Personally, I don't care about who is the best, it's just who's having a better day and who's not. I use Meta Knight, Fox, Samus, Luigi, and Wario. I don't fight online too much cause my Wii is too far from my router so it lags horribly... But, I'm a master arena maker! I just got Ridley's trophy! Yay! Joshadow 22:12, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

You are now an administrator! Edit

Congratulations, you have been promoted to the rank of Administrator, passing your RfA with 7 supports, 0 opposes, and 0 neutrals. Before getting started, here are some tips and pointers on how to use your new tools. First, you've probably already noticed the new buttons at the top of every page - Delete and Protect. Here is a quick guide to your new powers: (Yes, it's quite long and somewhat complicated, but it's pretty much necessary reading)

Rollback Edit

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Page Moving Edit

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Page Patrolling Edit

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  • Patrolling New Pages - You can patrol new pages direct from RC only if they weren't edited since creation. Simply click the name of the page and then click the small [mark this page patrolled] in the lower right corner of the page. If the page has since been edited, however, you need to patrol these edits first, then refresh RC, then patrol the page creations (the patrolled edits would have disappeared after refreshing RC)
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Deleting Pages Edit

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Undeleting Pages Edit

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Viewing Deleted Pages Edit

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Protecting Pages Edit

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Blocking Users Edit

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