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mudhead

(games)
A MUD player who eats, sleeps, and breathes MUD. Mudheads have been known to fail their degrees, drop out, etc. with the consolation, however, that they made wizard level. When encountered in person, on a MUD or in a chat system, all a mudhead will talk about is three topics: the tactic, character, or wizard that is supposedly always unfairly stopping him/her from becoming a wizard or beating a favourite MUD; why the specific game he/she has experience with is so much better than any other; and the MUD he or she is writing or going to write because his/her design ideas are so much better than in any existing MUD. See also wannabee.

To the anthropologically literate, this term may recall the Zuni/Hopi legend of the mudheads or "koyemshi", mythical half-formed children of an unnatural union. Figures representing them act as clowns in Zuni sacred ceremonies.
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Jimenez has no fond memories of this flat course, which triple Open champion Henry Cotton fashioned out of a waterlogged mudhead in the mid-60s, his two efforts since a Nineties overhaul resulting in only 55th and 32nd-place finishes.
For this, Major develops the notion of what I would like to call mudhead subjectivity/perspectivalism.
For Major's Zuni, to have someone say," |But you have lived among / the anglos / and your ways an not so different from theirs'" (Some Observations 31), is to be reduced to the status of the mudhead - or worse, since the mudheads are at least granted access to the reservation and many, though not all features of community life.
If this ancestral division renders Baldy into a parallel of a mudhead on his own reservation, it no doubt exacerbates his responses to Zuni castigation of all tribal "others," exemplified in Baldy's observation of a Zuni woman:
To map these relations would sound something like: Major, himself a mudhead, writes about mudhead Baldy/Stranger writing about Painted Turtle/an unidentified woman, both of whom are ostracized from Zuni.
He was a member of the Off-Soundings Club, Mudheads, the New London Iceboating Club, and the New London Astronomy Club.