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@ "This was supposed to be a new temple! Where's the priest?"
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Someone (Athena?) says: "Due to the rising personnel costs, We've had to cut back on the temple attendants."
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Deus Ex Machina
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9 Comments

#1 DrSunglass Fri, 23 Jan 2009 05:30:14
I don't get it.

#2 Dentarthurdent Fri, 23 Jan 2009 05:31:41
I lol'd at the footnote.

#3 TobyBartels Fri, 23 Jan 2009 21:10:33
Who needs a priest when you can dispense your own deity?

#4 Beolach Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:18:23
The footnote bumped this from "fair" to "excellent" for me.

#5 DarthCliche Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:12:12
The TM implies that it's a reference. Since I don't get said reference, I'm voting M.

#6 Quint Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:28:21
Same as Beolach.

#7 beebop Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:44:03
The W in We've shouldn't be capitalised.

#8 Anonymous Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:48:07
It's a standard, though old-fashioned, convention to capitali{s|z}e pronouns that refer to deities. So "We've" is fine, since the deities in Nethack speak in a really old-fashioned English (as in Shakespeare and the King James Bible).

#9 Anonymous Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:58:25
DarthCliche, in what way does the trademark symbol imply that the fictionally trademarked trade name is some kind of reference to something? The TM symbol literally denotes that it's a trademarked word or phrase, for legally protected exclusive use for a product or service.
I`m telling you, even though the implication might exist in your mind, it's unsubstantiated. The use of TM here could be described as fitting a trope, however, of automation and overcommercialization, and indeed this is the entire basis of the joke: that NH deities are commercializing their services, just like humans do, that they are perhaps, absurdly, just like us.

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