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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2009, 09:35:58 AM »
Good question!  I was thinking of just picking historical figures I found interesting, not necessarily thinking about being on an island and junk.
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2009, 11:41:52 AM »
I would say assume you can live on the island just fine even if you have nothing but philosophers with you, but if you come up with a useful purpose for a historical figure than that may sway the voting in your favor.  There should be some reason though why you pick this figure beyond the fact that they are famous.

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2009, 11:51:22 AM »
can we get a point of clarification on the premise?

are we going for notoriety of historical significance (which might include villainous characters who changed history but who we might not want to be friends with) or just people we want on our island (to help build a shelter, purify sea water, build a radio from coconuts, entertain us with witty banter or their intelligence and maybe have sex with)

Good question!  I was thinking of just picking historical figures I found interesting, not necessarily thinking about being on an island and junk.

This is how I view it. The island really is meaningless, it's just kind of a goofy theme to drive the "story". Basically, the point is that you would be spending time with these people and only these people.

Each individual can use whatever criteria they'd like in making selections. I was kind of thinking about the interesting people bit. People could be interesting because they lived through or participated in great moments in history, or maybe because they had a specific personality you find intriguing. I think a villainous character would be just fine, I think you can assume you won't get killed or hurt by anybody you pick.

All that's open to discussion, but that's what I was imagining.

Oh, and assume they could all magically speak your language. :)

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2009, 11:59:37 AM »
Only those with which you would have sex with.  Duh.

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 06:07:16 PM »
I'd love to have a few more people, but eight is a pretty good number. So whether we get more people or not I'll start this up on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Start thinking of who you want to pick!

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2009, 07:43:36 PM »
Alright, I'm in. I should be good for internet for most of the rest of the summer  :dblthumb2:

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 07:04:18 PM »
Awesome...

I think we've waited long enough for stragglers. As I mention in the beginning, I don't mind people being added once we've started, so chime in if it looks like fun.

I'll do the randomization of the draft order now... I promise I won't cheat! :)

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 07:06:34 PM »
Ok done...


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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2009, 07:09:08 PM »
Ok, kermi, you're on the clock!

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2009, 07:23:43 PM »
well shit not expected...Let's start this off with a world class playboy and traveler.  A statesman and a renascence man with unique insight in modern philosophy and science:

Benjamen Franklin
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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2009, 07:33:56 PM »
Ah, very nice pick. Lots of good conversation and kite flying to be done. :)

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2009, 07:40:14 PM »
My first pick...

Jesus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus

I'm not actually Christian, but I think Jesus (assuming he existed as an actual person) would be very interesting on a bunch of different levels. One, I find religion interesting in general, and I'd love his take on modern day religion, including of course Christianity. Also, I find that based on my limited knowledge I like and agree with many of the principles he taught, and discussing his view on the world in general would be pretty darn interesting.



Ok, Duwenbasden, you're up!

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2009, 10:51:07 PM »
24 hours has passed. I just sent Duwenbasden a PM, but ober you can go now if you'd like.

Duwenbasden, you can post your pick whenever you want.

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Re: Deserted Island Historical Figures Draft
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2009, 08:59:47 AM »