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« on: September 13, 2005, 07:00:36 pm »
Alright, I'd just like to make a quick note on something I found to be interesting.

In science, we've been studying evolution and the history of the Earth. A topic that is, needless to say, entwined with just about every bit of the Chrono series.

Through the Precambrian, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic eras, there are sections called 'periods'. However, during the Cenozoic era, the time periods are actually entitled 'Epochs,' which, instead of showing distinction between Flora and Fauna, show distinctions in the water level.

Just a neat thing between ancient times and the ties between the Epoch and Zeal that I thought needed mentioning. And now I must go ^_^`

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005, 07:22:17 pm »
Aye! The Chrono series is peppered with interesting little bits like that. It can make geology class more interesting, too. It's always fun to pick something up from a game or film or book, and then run into it again in the natural world...or in a classroom teaching about the natural world.

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2005, 07:32:35 pm »
ya  i looked ephoch up along time ago, and it meant a time period

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2005, 07:56:40 pm »
Yeah...I already knew what Epoch meant when I first played it...>_> But I always pronounced it wrong (and continue to stubbornly)...Ch should make the ch sound dammit! Not the k! wtf!?! Stupid written English language...!

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005, 06:24:04 am »
"Époque" is a very common term which means "era" in French, so the Epoch was always a not very funny pun for me (explore epochs with an Epoch, wow :? ).

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005, 11:12:14 am »
OMG!  'Chrono' means 'time' in latin!   8)

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2005, 04:05:20 pm »
Quote from: DeweyisOverrated
OMG!  'Chrono' means 'time' in latin!   8)


OMG! That last sign in the Epoch Gudge means infinity!

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2005, 06:50:34 pm »
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OMG!  'Chrono' means 'time' in latin!   8)


I was always so sure that 'Chrono' was the Greek root for time.

Now that I have more time, I may be able to express this a little better.

In the dictionary, it is stated that an 'epoch' is a period of time. I knew that much. But I find the real life applications for the word to be more interesting. The part I'm getting at is the different water levels associated with the deciding and naming of each Epoch.

Memories of the fall of Zeal were probably what Belthasar considered when naming his achievement. It's a thought, anyway.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2005, 07:28:54 pm »
OMG! Zeal means "Determination!"

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2005, 07:44:35 pm »
in greek, i think chrono is spelled with a k.  like the titan Krono, but im not really sure...

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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2005, 01:12:46 am »
You're thinking of Kronos, the father of Zeus, if I remember right.

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2005, 08:16:44 am »
OMG! None of the posts in this thread w/"OMG" in it are funny! >_>

Quote from: LadyLife
Memories of the fall of Zeal were probably what Belthasar considered when naming his achievement. It's a thought, anyway.


Don't Crono & Co. name the Epoch? Belthasar seemed to just call it his Wings of Time...

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2005, 11:25:59 am »
And after a quick drop through time in which he stalks Crono and co, he got the name they gave it and decides to honor it, or he's unoriginal and decides to steal the name.

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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2005, 12:20:25 pm »
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OMG! None of the posts in this thread w/"OMG" in it are funny! >_>

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Memories of the fall of Zeal were probably what Belthasar considered when naming his achievement. It's a thought, anyway.


Don't Crono & Co. name the Epoch? Belthasar seemed to just call it his Wings of Time...


Wow. A point well taken. But I suppose it might be something someone considered in the creation of the game when thinking of the character who made it...

My assumption was made of the thought that all things had an original name, but as they come up, you can change it. Heh... ^_^`

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2005, 05:35:09 pm »
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My assumption was made of the thought that all things had an original name, but as they come up, you can change it. Heh... ^_^`

I think you're right. Isn't "Epoch" the default name on the ship naming screen?