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Jace Raven

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 13:03      Profile for Jace Raven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm bored so I was wondering where everyones name came from. I know a lot of them have a story behind them and some i know, others im curious to find out. I will share mine if others are willing to share theirs.

Someone asked me what the Jr. at the end of my name stood for. well, actually i had written it as JR but still should have been understood. The question was in pure ignorance and as i thought it was a stupid question, i answered it with a stupid answer. The first thing that popped into my head was Jace Raven. I should also note that my favorite bird is the Raven, and as the Edgar A. Poe poem is too.

Coincidentally, I like to Rave and phonetically sounding Raven can sound like Ravin'.

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Mine just came to me one day. One of my "autobiographical" songs is Prelude, Angry Young Man by Billy Joel. And I was a psych major who took three semesters of German, so I replaced Young with Jung. And here we are.

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 13:26      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mine is from the Chinese God Monster called Bibo. I'm not sure if Bibo is actually a Chinese God Monster or if the entire story was fabricated by Archie McPhee.
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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 13:39      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There was a thread on this a few months back, but I'm not in the mood to subject myself to the UBB search engine now...

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Hey! You! My computer's crashed!
Hey! You! My email's not working!
Hey! You!...

Get the picture yes we see...

[Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
Hey! You! My computer's crashed!
Hey! You! My email's not working!
Hey! You!...

Get the picture yes we see...

[Razz]

I thought it was inspired by the song:

Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, don’t help them to bury the light
Don’t give in without a fight.

Hey you, out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone
Would you touch me?
Hey you, with you ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I’m coming home.

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how he tried,
He could not break free.
And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey you, standing in the road
Always doing what you’re told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don’t tell me there’s no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.


/me sparks up a big ol' doobie, eyes glaze over..

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 15:47      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mmmm... nice idea...

There's also a rather fine ditty by the Cure called 'Hey You' ('Kiss me Kiss me...' album.)

"Hey you! Yes you - oh oh ohhhhh... you the one that looks delirious - come over her and kiss me kiss me... "

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Jace Raven

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 16:52      Profile for Jace Raven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
are you hitting on him?
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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 17:24      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So that's why hey-U was dabbing lanoline behind his ears ! [evil]

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 17:49      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
are you hitting on him?

Damn - I guess I need to work on this subtlety thing. [Wink]

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Some relevant threads... there's a few more out there somewhere...

http://www.geekculture.com/ultimatebb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=26;t=001033

http://www.geekculture.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=26;t=000322

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Jace Raven

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2004 22:41      Profile for Jace Raven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You know what a good nick would be?

Mr. Beefy

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted May 14, 2004 03:12      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My name was bestowed upon me by my peers in recognition of the goood job I did designing Stonehenge.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
My name was bestowed upon me by my peers in recognition of the goood job I did designing Stonehenge.

Stonehenge...where the little people play... [Big Grin]
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Heh, sconzey comes from scones, which, when said with a queen's-english accent (for the Americans, thats skohnz with an 'oh' as opposed to skonz) rhymes with my surname (no prizes for guessing what it is). Blame the Year 6 (for the Americans, thats whatever it is when the kids are 10, 5th grade I think) class clown for that one.

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Mine was short for Lithandros-Esmanthil, which is the name of an Eldar Farseer from one of the the Games Workshop Warhammer 40K short stories, but due to IRC nicks being cut to 9 characters it became Lithandro.

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Well Gambit (from the X-Men for those not in the know) is my favorite comic book character (it's the accent and southern charm and in my youth the red eyes) and Bella Donna was his wife's name. A few years ago I read the book Belladonna (freaky) and began squishing the two together, but kept the 'D' uppercase. Back when I role-played most people figured it was for the poisonous plant, and I just never corrected them. More mysterious that way than naming it after a comic book character.

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Parent molecule for theophylline (found in tea and coffee), theobromine (chocolate anyone?), and my favorite stimulant: caffeine. It is also a purine, that is, it's a fully conjugated, 9-member, bicyclic ring of carbons and nitrogens. Xanthine has two carboxyl groups. Other purines are hypoxanthine and the famous nucleic acid bases guanine and adenine. All purines lie flat - there is no cis or trans xanthine, so don't ask.

I have since learned in the course of getting a degree in biochem (and this has also been pointed out by fellow GCers) that xanthine is also an intermediate in the urea cycle. This has nothing to do with my nick. Get over your giggling.

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Said it before but my name is from the Discworld character Ponder Stibbons, who I used to look like, and still do act/sound like. Or so I've been told. Never seen the resemblance myself [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
My name was bestowed upon me by my peers in recognition of the goood job I did designing Stonehenge.

Some design! It's falling to pieces! [Wink]

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mine is the english form of the latin word illvminatvs which means an enlightended one. too bad it doesn't apply to me because i am a dumbass

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My name doesn't have the cool meanings that these other peoples do, but mine DOES have a bit to do with my history.

I used to be(and still am sort of) a serious pothead. People asked me why I didn't quit and I'd always tell them that I was Too Cool to Quit. I tried quitting a couple times, but then took a step and realised how UNCOOL that would have been and started back. *puff*

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my family nickname for me has been "goo" for as long as i can remember. they still call me that, with the occasional "google" thrown in there...

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
My name was bestowed upon me by my peers in recognition of the goood job I did designing Stonehenge.

Some design! It's falling to pieces! [Wink]
You should look so good when you're 4800 years old !

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
My name was bestowed upon me by my peers in recognition of the goood job I did designing Stonehenge.

Some design! It's falling to pieces! [Wink]
You should look so good when you're 4800 years old !
nonono, it should be "when 4800 years old you reach, look as good you will not!" [Roll Eyes]

my name does not really have much of an interesting story behind it, I used to use ALeph4 but when I came to Slashdot that was already used so I had to change. I thought, I like cats, so I added that instead of the 4.

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