Monday, December 31, 2007

Swan King of Bavaria

My favorite online quiz ever. Which historical lunatic are you?

I'm Ludvig II, the Swan King of Bavaria!
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

Born with the name of Otto, you became Ludwig at the request of your grandfather, King Ludwig I, because you were born on his birthday. You became Crown Prince at the tender age of 3, and soon after stole a purse from a shop on the basis that everything in Bavaria belonged to you. Tragedy struck when your pet tortoise was taken away; relatives thought the six-year-old prince was too attached to it. Your childhood was lonely and formal. Once, you were prevented from beheading your younger brother by the timeous arrival of a court official. From the age of 14 you suffered from hallucinations.

Despite striking an imposing figure with your great height and good looks, your speeches were pompous to the point of incomprehensibility. You became even more of a recluse, often spending hours reading poetry in a seashell-shaped boat in your electrically-illuminated underground grotto.

You are most famous for building three fairytale castles - Linderhof, Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee - at tremendous public expense. Declared insane and confined to your bedroom by concerned (and embarrassed) subjects, you escaped on 13 June 1886, but were later found drowned with your physician in Lake Stamberg in mysterious circumstances.


This explains a lot. The tortoise? Come on, direct connection. Bavaria/Batavia? Potayto/Potahto, folks. Great height? Good looks? Incomprehensible speeches? That's SO me. It's amazing what you can learn about yourself on the internet.

So.. which historical lunatic are you?


Ragnar said...

Totally random but wanted to share, while visiting one of the Ludwig castles my 3 year old brother woke up in the middle of a tour and exclaimed loudly, commenting on the plaster cherubs flitting about the ceiling: "Those little babies up there are gonna pee on us."

So apparently along with everything else you have a fondness for incontinent plaster infants.

Brenda said...

I am the First Emporer of the USA and James is Nichola Testa. Tesla is in fact, oddly like James. I'm not sure that I'm much like the Emporer, but I'm probably well on my way.