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If I only had a brain...

If I only had a brain...

If I only had a brain... by sirflammingofcorn
If I only had a brain... by sirflammingofcorn


Name: Lysias (and that's all)
Nickname: Ly
Gender: Technically genderless, since he lacks private parts, but is considered male.
Age: He lost count years ago...he's ageless. XD
Other: He is somewhat immortal. Like, he CAN die, but it's not easy. For the most part, any wounds can be sew back together and missing parts can be put back on. XD He also doesn't age. After all, scarecrows don't get older in appearance. The only way to kill him is to totally obliterate him in some manner, mainly fire. If you were to empty him of his stuffing, that'd probably kill him too...similar to bleeding to death I guess.

Story: Lysias was not always named Lysias. That's because Lysias was not always a scarecrow. He was a puritan back in the pilgrim times actually. However, one night when he was tending to the fields a bit late, he ran into a woman performing rituals out in the nearby woods. As a good little pilgrim, he turned to tell on her, but not before accidentally catching her attention first. The witch then made him feel the painful transformation of becoming a lowly scarecrow. She then hung him up in scarecrow fashion and left him that way.

The transformation was a horrible one, because he was only partially inanimate. In other words, he could see and hear and feel, and yet he could do nothing, could not communicate. So there he hung as a scarecrow for years, his former self forgotten by his people as well as himself.

Many years later, the farmer who had inherited the house realized that the scarecrow was pretty worn down. He had been there for generations after all...

He decided it was time for a new one, and that the old one should be thrown out. Before he could throw poor Lysias in the trash heap, however, his next door neighbor showed up and asked if she could have him. She was an old widow and lonely, and having a human-like figure around in her field would double as company for her.

The farmer was pleased to pass Lysias on to her, and she promptly took him to her home and used her awesome old lady sewing skills to fix him up. Becoming fond of her new company, despite being imaginary or otherwise, she affectionately named him Lysias. Her loving care was so strong, it was able to somewhat break the spell upon him, giving him his back his movement.

He's still a scarecrow though. XD

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Category Fantasy » Characters
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schoolrumble on November 9, 2009, 2:43:29 AM

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sirflammingofcorn on November 9, 2009, 7:02:20 AM

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sirflammingofcornLOL, thanks. :D

Falconlobo on November 2, 2009, 12:07:44 AM

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sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 4:29:25 AM

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sirflammingofcornThanks. ^^

Falconlobo on November 2, 2009, 7:57:26 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 3:43:22 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Scarecrows are mad awesome :D And he has an awesome name! Lysias... awesomely awesome in every way =]
I'm liking the feather in his hat.

sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 4:25:39 AM

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sirflammingofcornI like Amish names. XD And it shows...

I have two Elias's, a Lysias, a Zebediah, Audrey's middle name is Obadiah, I have a Jeremiah and a Jediah...a Jonas *thinks that counts*

There's lots. XD

And thanks. ^^

_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 4:41:11 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Huh, you're right, Amish names are COOLIO. XD

sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 4:51:46 AM

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sirflammingofcornOOH! I forgot to add Nehemiah to that list. XD

_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 5:03:52 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Another awesome name! :D
Do you have, like, a book of awesome names? Or do you make them all up yourself? =]

sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 5:07:13 AM

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sirflammingofcornMost of the time my characters will just be named the first thing that pops into my head. XD Some have significance, like McCrea is named after the lead singer of CAKE. And a few I do look up. I get a specific letter in mind and search for names beginning with that letter. Which is actually how Nehemiah got his name. XD

Sometimes I'll look up Biblical and Amish names though, just because I know I like 'em. XD

_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 5:15:18 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_LOL ^^ I can relate to the having-a-specific-letter-in-mind thing.
You know what name I really like? Jericho. Apparently that's a Biblical name, if what I heard is true. =3

sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 5:36:51 AM

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sirflammingofcornJericho is a place in the bible if I'm not mistaken. XD But the places in the bible have cool names. :D Nazareth and Eden being my faves I think name wise. XD

_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 5:45:32 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_I'm naming my kid Jericho =] That is, if I ever HAVE a kid...

sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 5:48:46 AM

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sirflammingofcornI don't even plan on getting married, or even having sex, so a kid is out of the question. XD BUT if something should take an abrupt twist in the furture for whatever reason, I wanna call my kid Zane. ^^

_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 5:59:54 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_ZANE IS A COOL NAME. :D
The whole "getting pregnant" thing seems incredibly uncomfortable so maybe I'll just adopt. :/
...Or maybe I'll just get a dog and name HIM Jericho XD

sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 6:02:47 AM

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sirflammingofcornLOL, I gotta cat named Carl who suits me just fine. :D

_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 6:03:40 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Who needs children! THINK OF THE PUPPIES.


sirflammingofcorn on November 2, 2009, 6:17:04 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_ on November 2, 2009, 6:20:56 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Indeed. X3