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what would you name your ship?

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Monday, August 23, 2004 7:46 PM

CALDEEN


My ship's name is "Painted Wagon" bonus points for anyone who can say where this is from. :)

I am not worried about the bullet with my name on it. Just the thousands marked "Occupant".
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Monday, August 23, 2004 8:19 PM

TENTHCREWMEMBER

Could you please just make it stranger? Stranger. Odder. Could be weirder. More bizarre. How about uncanny?


We just started an RPG, and the player who plays the Captain, Jason Drake, named his ship The Argos and intentionally not Argous, as is historically accurate, because 500 years is a long time for information to be corrupted. So I am running a game with Jason and the Argoastronauts...LOL!

Now, me, I'd name my ship Fusion Wake and put a space-age flame job on it! Kidding! Though that sounds kinda cool, actually, I really think I'd just call it Murphy's Law because I am sure it would apply ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME!!!

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Monday, August 23, 2004 9:37 PM

DAIKATH


Since ships are usually called girls names I'd have to call it Jayne.

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Monday, August 23, 2004 10:31 PM

JHARROD


I think I would have to name it after my self appointed nickname: The Goddamn Champion

"They tell ya to never hit a man with a closed fist, but it is on occassion hilarious"

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Tuesday, August 24, 2004 4:25 PM

LADYDISDAIN


Scheherazade... Because oh, the stories she could tell.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2004 4:36 PM

DARKVIOLA


In the Firefly 'verse I'd name my ship "Hotaru" (which is Japanese for firefly.) and I'd naame my car Serenity. 'Cause I'm totally get a Firefly.

Jayne: Are you saying River's a witch?
Wash: Yes, Jayne, she's a witch. She's had congress with the Beast.
Jayne: She's in Congress?
Wash: How did your brain even learn human speech?

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Tuesday, August 24, 2004 4:56 PM

TRUTHSEEKER


Quote:

Originally posted by caldeen:
My ship's name is "Painted Wagon" bonus points for anyone who can say where this is from. :)



How many points would I get if I could still sing one of the songs? And are these points exchangeable for goods and services?

As for my ship: "The Skyclad"

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The woods are the only place where I can see a clear path.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 1:55 PM

ANKHAGOGO


Well, my first car was a VW Rabbit named Helmut, the next car I named was a Honda Civic called Seamus McFalconrider (Seamus Mc for the Irish-Scots sound of it, Falcon for the Millienium Falcon, and rider for the Wolfriders), and the car I have now is Jack Gamgee Dawkins -- Jack Dawkins is the Artful Dodger, and Gamgee cause if a car has a personality, wouldn't you want it to be Sam's? :)
Yeah, all my cars are boys, too.

A spaceship I would called Skywise -- just Skywise.
A sailing ship....hmmm, I dunno. The Rohirric Nurse, maybe. Hellooooooo, Rohirric nurse!

I am a geek on so many levels...

Eomer: "Hi! Stop me if you've heard this one ...an elf, a dwarf, and a man walk into the Riddermark..."

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:29 PM

CAPTAINHARBATKIN


Quote:

Originally posted by caldeen:
My ship's name is "Painted Wagon" bonus points for anyone who can say where this is from. :)



"Where am I goin', I don't know,
Where am I headed, I ain't certain
All I know is I am on my way."

Is it time for a rousing chorus of "They Call the Wind Inara"?

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...they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their
clothing - and if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 7:07 PM

CALDEEN


Lol!! 2 people, wow. More than I expected. Well, if you want to come to Dallas we might be able to work out a trade for goods or services. We could even watch some Firefly if my DVD player is working by then.....sigh

They call the wind Inara....sigh A good song made better. :)

I am not worried about the bullet with my name on it. Just the thousands marked "Occupant".
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:59 PM

SIKKUKUT


My car, a gorgeous but increasingly cantankerous fire-engine red 1990 Dodge Daytona, has only recently earned a name. Despite the fact that I adore the idea of naming vehicles, nothing ever seemed appropriate... This summer, however, it came to be called "The Mobile Queen," because it serves as the sole transport and portable lighting setup for my film company, Mobled Queen Entertainment, which in turn is named after a quote from Hamlet, so that the top of our main page can quote William Shakespeare as saying "Mobled Queen is good."

In the Firefly RP I'm running, the captain named his ship the Bao Chou, which he tells me is Chinese for "vengeance." I trusted him and didn't actually verify it, so I hope I've not just publicly made a fool of myself.

If I myself had a ship, I'd have to sit down for hours with a scratch pad to choose a name. Virtues, sci-fi references (Phoenix, Equinox, Lying Bastard, and the already-mentioned Long Shot, among many others), historical references, things that just sound cool (always wanted to name a ship "Lotus")... the possibilities boggle the mind.

In the Firefly 'verse, I'd call it Fortune, 'cause that's what every captain hopes for.

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 1:00 AM

BOYD


I'd name it Inner Tranquil Light

Or Frank

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 1:41 AM

EVANS


Quote:

Originally posted by tomerai:
what would you name your ship?



"Gräne," the name of Brynnhilde's horse in "Die Walküre."

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"But ... not boring, like she made it sound." Wash, in ARIEL
"None of it means a damn thing." Mal, in OBJECTS IN SPACE

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 7:55 AM

RAVENWHYTEWING


It would depend on a couple of factors. If it were a large ship, a la Star Destroyer-sized, I'd say Eclipse. If it were a mid-sized ship, a living space, possibly Endymion (Dan Simmons fans, unite!). If it were small, a dogfighter, I'd call it the Raven.
These are all assuming these are ships fully equipped with weaponry. A transport would be called Gatekeeper.

We can't all be heroes, since some of us have to sit at the curb and clap as they go by.

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 8:43 AM

PEDME84


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possibly Endymion (Dan Simmons fans, unite!).


oo, my curiosity is sparked now. what's das simmons? i like the endymion story, so i'm curious to see how it got used in a pop culture kind of thing.

hmm, so what would i name my ship?

Vegdis - it's the name of a river in norse mythology. it means "knower of the way," which is the total opposite of what i believe, so ofcourse i was immediately fascinated by it. it's the inspiration for and the name of a character in the fantasy world i'm creating.

Melvana - as a reference to Rumi

Majnun - as a reference to the story of Layla and Majnun.

- emily

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Thursday, August 26, 2004 9:47 AM

KIQUOA


I'd name my ship "Skuttlebutt".

Dr.K

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Friday, August 27, 2004 7:54 AM

RAVENWHYTEWING


Dan Simmons wrote the following books:
Hyperion
The Fall of Hyperion
Endymion
Blade Runner 2
And a few others. He uses John Keats poetry, and many others, throughout the sci-fi/horror series of Hyperion (which is the name of a Keats poem). He uses seven intricate characters, each giving differently styled narratives throughout the story. There's a poet, a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a detective, a captain, and a. . .it's been too long, but I remember there was a seventh.

We can't all be heroes, since some of us have to sit at the curb and clap as they go by.

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