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This name came to me as I was checking my lists for "R" names suitable for roosters. I have "Raspberry" listed, but thought that would be better for a hen. Then this one popped in to my head and wouldn't leave. Since history was never my strong subject, I looked him up. Grigori Rasputin was a Russian peasant, mystic, faith healer and private adviser to the Romanovs in the early 1900's. Images show him with a piercing stare and his short biography on Wikipedia mentions that he suffered from physical tics and jerking limbs.
Hmmm... Kinda' fits.
I started off taking progress shots, but finished the next day and neglected to take more..