Some characters are as famous as their author. Or even more famous, the scheming little buggers.
Honestly? It takes me eons to come up with a proper character for my name, one that my pickiness doesn’t tear apart. I’ll rampage name directories and websites and Tumblr (hey, don’t judge) and the skies of this blessed earth till I find something I’m happy with.
Other times, I’ll base the entire character off the name because the stars are aligned and the universe is happy and everything just seems to collapse into each other perfectly. Not that that happens often.
Till then, I just be the original person that I am and call them Nameless Characters #3. Yes, my creativity is worth commending. Totally.
Anyways, that got me thinking about the background of these names and exactly what they meant…and am still screaming at my deluded existence because I honestly had no freaking idea.
So here’s a list (you saw that coming eheheh. *Ego voice* I don’t like lists…I love them.) of my top ten.
// mori – art – ti //
It literally means, to die is an art.
TO DIE IS AN ART.
Excuse me while I go freak out. I just found this out now and…??? HOW? Could I not realize?!?
I’m crying because I only just found this out now and am now questioning my existence. It’s beautifully fitting.
Moriarty did die, alright. But even in death he made sure he got what he wanted. He managed to twist the deal somehow like he always has, and his death was art. He went down, but he took Sherlock down with him.*
*Actually no, not really. They’re both sneaky little geniuses who eventually managed to evade death.
// era – gon //
So this could either be a) me overthinking everything in fictional universes or b) Christopher Paolini being amazing and deserving everything in life.
I know a lot of people didn’t like the Inheritance Cycle, but I’ll be the odd one out and proclaim my love for Eragon and everything to do with it (unless we’re talking about that atrocious movie).*
So either we have;
Eragon. As in a really nice name but also suspiciously one letter away from spelling out Dragon.
Or Eragon, implying the beginning of a new era. With his birth, the old era has been left behind – as in era gone – and his birth signifies the beginning of the age of the dragons. The end of the tyranny.
*Suuuper off topic, but any other fans around here?
Okay, listen up folks, because there’s more to Lord Voldemort’s name than Tom Marvalo Riddle.
So I’m still in denial over the meticulous research JKR did over each and every name (even friggin’ potion ingredient references, ohmygosh some of the most mundane HP theories made me doubt my existence, which is why Harry Potter fans are awesome. And that J.K Rowling is even more awesome, but I’m getting off the point.)
So either Lord Voldemort might be taken from Edgar Allan Poe’s character M. Valdemar, who died under hypnosis and came back as a squishy mass of rotting flesh, which is what Voldemort was like, until he regained his human form in the 4th book (even though he was still a squishy rotting mass of flesh at heart.)
If we go into unnecessary detail (of course we’re going into unnecessary detail, that what we’re for), then Ron Weasley means Running Weasel in another language.
Running Weasel was a Chinese warlord who lives sometime in the 6th dynasty and was a good strategist and was known for never ever losing a game of chess (!!1!1!!!)
He died from a rat. Basically. A yellow rat.
A rat which had been dyed yellow.
His soldiers had a very charming sense of humour, very much appreciated by me, and they decided to dye a rat yellow because of it’s sheer hilariousness. The rat knocked over a lamp in the palace causing it to burn it to the ground.
And thus was the untimely demise of Running Weasel.
You can thank me later.