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0606: Name Dropping in Blow Up 19th Nov, 2020
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Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Careful, it’s catching.
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Squirreltastic-Blue
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PLAYING AS GEMMA!?

Also, Ken just causally carries a fire extinguisher.
He may be a bit of a party pooper, but at least he's a safe one.
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Anna: We're going to get drunk and set of fireworks!
Ken: *grabbing extinguisher* SAFELY.
Microraptor
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Microraptor
Better Sesil than Senile!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Sesil might disagree, since enough senility might help everyone else forget that name and call him Seth. Or, instead, it could help him forget it at least.
LinkyBoy
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Seneca, Seleucus, Seraph, Sedecias, Sesostris, Severus, Sarpedon...

Hmm, nope, Seth's personality doesn't really match antique names (despite his own being antediluvian)
Mel Cormac
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Mel Cormac
Yeah weird that Seth doesn't really suit any older names, I'd argue he doesn't really suit Seth either, at least Tilly apparently doesn't think so!
anonymous coward (Guest)
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Huh, Sesil is a pretty uncommon name that seems to be a reference to the Latin word sessilis, meaning a place to sit, low to the ground, or incapable of movement. Cecil, the significantly more familiar first name of Cecil B. DeMille means blind apparently. Seth means appointed, and that's a pretty awful one to have if you're working as a shelf stocker since the idea of being divinely appointed to that is a bit, er, theologically interesting. In his shoes I'd be tempted to change my name to something ridiculous, like Thumbelina, or Jedi Knight. "After changing my name I can now argue it down aggravated assault when I deck anyone that tries to call me Sesil." Mind you, his shoes wouldn't fit me.

What, calling Sesil by the name Sesil might be a bit catching? I could see it. I could also see it if Tilly calling him that is most of what makes her a nightmare to him.
Mel Cormac
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Was intended to be an alternate spelling of Cecil, but Sessilis seems suitably diminutive.

I think Seth prefers the "god of chaos" meaning of his name than the "appointed to replace your dead brother" meaning. Just an inkling.

Speaking of Star Wars related names, if Seth legally changed his name he'd change his first name to Luke and his middle name to Sky.
anonymous coward (Guest)
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It's the source of the English word, "sessile." Having your name evoke that is the sort of awful thing I can well imagine making a person bitter at their parents. Mind you, Sesil doesn't seem the type to have gone for advanced placement in biology. The word is uncommon enough that maybe it hasn't hit him yet. Has it? Did Jon act like a little shit brother and hit him with it repeatedly until he started calling himself Seth?

Assuming Jon isn't a zombie then Sesil doesn't live up to the chaos god Set/Seth name. He is definitely no god of violence, storms and the desert so only the Jewish usage can apply. He was an awful jerk anyway, wasn't he? Murdering your brother every year is a bit much. Better to be a divinely appointed stock monkey.

"Luke Sky Walker," is pretty good, but maybe it wouldn't be such a good idea to evoke Mark Hamil since he does not look like him. Trying to pick a name that's silly enough without it being problematic is hard. Few people have the chutzpah and background to carry handles like Dweezil and Moon Unit with grace and aplomb, and I don't think Sesil is in that category.