StarFall/Meta: (Re)Naming a Character

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Fri Mar 11 20:29:29 PST 2011

On Sat, 12 Mar 2011 03:00:18 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> Andrew Perron wrote:

>> How about Liongo, a mythical hero of the Swahili and Pokomo peoples of
>> eastern Kenya.  "He was exceptionally strong and as tall as a giant. He
>> could not be wounded by any weapon, but when a needle was thrust into his
>> navel, he would die." Also, he was famously chained up and jailed in one
>> story, and escaped by singing loud enough to drown out the sound of him
>> filing his chains away.  There's a whole poetic saga about him.
> Cool name.  But statistically speaking, the ancestors of our Los Angeles 
> gangbanger probably came from West Africa, not Kenya.  So having him take an 
> interest in Liongo (or vice versa) would be a stretch.

Take this with a very large grain of salt, since I'm not part of that
subculture, but I get the feeling that many of his age and in his situation
don't care about such details.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, besides, they might have.

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