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Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-23-2003 15:16

If you could be an historical character, who would you choose ?

PS : You may think lately I have began diggging in the inmates personalities, and to be frank, it is maybe the case

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-23-2003 15:41

I can't choose just one.

Picasso - Never need drugs, get to be a prick to everyone and still be loved!
Atilla the Hun– Take’n it to da Romans! Yah death!
King Louie XIV – Who wouldn’t want to be in France at this time in history?
Cleopatra IV - I have no idea who the 4th was but Egypt is cool and from what I know, the 4th didn't die horribly. Plus I get boobs! Always a bonus.
Aristotle - Need I really say why?

Edit: Now I know why I almost failed history... Atilla the Hun, not Ghandi... same difference, not really but... and King Louie XIV, not the XIII... man, you'd think even a king could get an original name...

Actually, now that I've had time to think about it. I'd probably choose Shakespeare.

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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-23-2003 16:47

Sequoia - he brought a written language to my people.

Drac, unless I'm badly mistaken, Ghandi had nothing to do with the Romans...it was the English he 'took it' to.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-23-2003 17:31

Raziel

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-23-2003 20:14

Queen Elizabeth I

Probably one of the most colorful British Monarchs ever... and an independant woman before the world knew independant women...


Bodhi - Cell 617

Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-23-2003 20:41

WebShaman - I don't know what history books you're reading, but Ghandi rode into Rome from Carthage on the backs of elephants. After that, he ravaged China as the Khan of a Mongol horde. Geez, get some learnin', you!

[Edit: Oh, I suppose I should have answered the question... Nikola Tesla, Abraham Lincoln or Leonardo da Vinci]

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jstuartj
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Mpls, MN
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 05-23-2003 20:56

I would have to say, Leonardo da'Vinci or perhap Issac Newton.

J. Stuart J.

Rauthrin
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 2 Miles Below Insane
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-24-2003 04:05

For the sake of history, it might be interesting to be Hitler to find out what really made him so psychotic and generally evil. Either that or being J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the main creators of the atomic bomb.

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 05-24-2003 04:52

erm,,,,historical character? let's see, perhaps Tecumseh (Shawnee elder), or Lau Tzu? Both of whom I respect greatly. I know, Merlin, so I can have some mischief as well!

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-24-2003 11:26

Wangenstein...??

Uhhh...

What??

Gengis Khan is Ghandi?? I didn't know that... *scratches head*

Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-24-2003 23:49

There you go, WS... you just need to get yourself some education! Me and Drac? Entirely self-taught...

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tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 05-25-2003 01:41

Henry VIII of england: Man would i have saved shit loads of money in the divorce court.....

Sanzen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-25-2003 08:15

Darwin

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 05-25-2003 08:42

Joan d' Arc --- A visionary lady who was a leader of armies...

tikigod
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: outside Augusta National
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 05-25-2003 08:48

For Me:
Ieyasu Tokugawa - the founder of a dynasty, unifer of japan- life would be good
Miyamoto Musashi or Jack Kerouac - an adventurous way to find oneself
Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Charles of Spain, or any of the Baghdad caliphs(that weren't putzes)- Hell, why aim small, give me empire, give me riches.
Jose Marti - The father of Cuba, not a bad life
Che Guevarra - running around the world, drinking, meeting women, and starting revolutions. Can't go wrong there.
One of the Medici Dukes - Florence, Reniassance, all mine: nuff said.
Overall- Teddy Roosevelt- all of life was an adventure, I think he was in to that "temperence" thing but I'd take care of that.



-tiki, cell 478

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Fey
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Netherlands
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-26-2003 08:55

Bruce Dickinson (he's not historical yet, but probably will be in a century or so ^_-)

and Wellington. Hah! To kick Napoleons ass!!

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 05-26-2003 18:31

I would be Adam end enjoy being single for the rest off eternal life in paradise.



__________________________________________
"Art has to be forgotten. Beauty must be realized."
Piet Mondriaan

Orienos
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Dans le ciel, avec les étoiles...
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-27-2003 18:23

One of the onlookers during the time of Jeanne d'Arc. One of Christ's diciples (St.Peter most likely). A courtisan for Louis XIV. An actor in one of Shakespeare's many comedies. Or perhaps a general in the 2nd world war. I could go on, but you get the idea...

Fey
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Netherlands
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-28-2003 10:01

Orieneos, that reminds me alot of Mattis Cuvalier, a character (troubadour) from a book of Thea Beckman. He refers to himself as the "eternal spectator"



DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-28-2003 18:19

Rasputin

Kublai Khan

Peter the Great

Leif Erikson

Saint Patrick

Chaucer

Byron
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: San Antonio, Texas
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 06-03-2003 04:49

Hmm... I've always wanted to be Mark Twain, just because of the way he wrote. But he wasn't really a very happy man. I imagine Terry Pratchett has more fun, but he's not dead yet. If I didn't mind being an utter scoundrel, I could be Josephus - he had an exciting life, lived his elder years in comfort, died old, wrote books that are still important today. If I'm thinking of whose life I would honestly prefer, I'd have to admit that I'd want a relatively quiet life, the life of a genius in a brilliant society that appreciated him but could still be a litle outraged by his more daring thoughts - say, Socrates. Or David Hume.

tikigod, have you read Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi? It's a truly wonderful historical romance, right up there with the best of Dumas.

Raptor
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A², MI, USA
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 06-03-2003 06:06

Rakanishu

(+2 points to the person that first guesses that game)

Moon Dancer
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Lost Grove
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 06-03-2003 06:28

Raptor- Rakanishu, also known as Rocks can Eat you! <Moon Dancer wanders down the hall humming the opening music to D2, pauses and says...>

"I'd like to be Erik the Red... Einstein... Hammurabi... mmmm.... Lao Zu... " <continues muttering around the corner>

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-03-2003 06:30

Ghandi, C.S. Lewis (maybe not historical yet...), Einstein (just to see what he thinks), Pythagoras, Ceaser, Christ.

Sanzen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 06-03-2003 06:34

moon dancer got it..... minutesbefore me, hehe Rakanishu is a named monster in the bloody fields(?)(sorry, i havent played in 2 years) (the newbie area in act 1) of Diablo 2... looks like a little imp dude



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Byron
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: San Antonio, Texas
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 06-03-2003 13:06

C.S. Lewis is a good one. The man had dignity and wisdom that shone through in his writing. He also had a lot of grief in his life - but maybe everyone does.

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 06-03-2003 19:23

This is such a weird topic for me. I honestly can't think of anyone I would want to be other than me. I guess it would make more sense for me to think about whose lives I would like to emulate. People I really admire and such.

Sanzen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 06-03-2003 23:02

i wanna change mine to jesus.... would have been awesome to be jesus

Fey
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Netherlands
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 06-04-2003 21:27

Yeah, I'd loved to have been a smart-ass kid that got spit out by his own people and ended on a cross with a Roman soldier prodding my side with a spear to see if I'm really dead
I'm sorry, but really, if anyone had a bad life in his time, it was Jesus, wether you see it from a Biblical or any other point of view...

Hm..I prefer rolplaying though, then you can make your own historical figures But just once, and for a brief moment, I would like to be able to know what it is like to be one of the ultimate bad guys, like Torquemada for instance, or Hitler or one of the insane Roman Emperors.



counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-04-2003 23:20

Nero would be kinda cool. Maybe.

Mussolini, Hitler, yeah, those would be interesting.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 06-05-2003 10:06

I gotta agree with Fey here... I don't think I could handle being Jesus.

I've never really thought of which historical figure I would like to be. I've thought of figures I would like to meet, but not be. I definitely wouldn't choose a figure who made his living by fighting, as I would always have to be on the lookout for people trying to kill me. Heroes generally had a pretty rough time, too. Hmm... I guess I'll have to think some more about this one.





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