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Writer's Block: AKA

What's the story behind your username?

It was actually a Shadowrun character name originally - I created a shaman that was of the Pegasus totem, and had an affinity for storm-type things (his main attack spell was lightning bolt, he had an affinity for Storm Spirits, etc...) so in the process of trying to create a "Street Name" that summed him up, I ended up with Stormfeather.

Fast-forward verrrry slightly to me trying to register new usernames with new places on the internets, and less and less can I find a place where the more common names I used to go by (like "Trickster") were taken. And I've always really hated going by, say, Trickster817 or something lame like that. I really liked the Stormfeather character, and I liked the name as well, and when I started trying it out various places I found it was almost *never* taken at the time, so... there we go.

(Nowadays, it's still not taken in generally smaller areas of the net, although on places like a WoW server or something, chances are even that's snatched up. But hey.)


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Feb. 28th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Ahh, yes, the fuzzy blue elf. :)

BTW, I'm actually trying to get some Shadowrun going again, although given that it would be all the way in Frederick, I'm not sure how interested you'd be in taking the trip once a month.
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Probably not, given how much I hate driving, especially any distance. That's way beyond my comfort zone. :/

We'll see though. Maybe you should start up an email game, then a bunch of us could play without having to worry about physical location. ;)
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Ehh, PBEM never really hooked me, it's not "realtime" enough -- I hate having to wait for hours and even days for the next post. I think the last time I did anything similar was back when Prodigy had a hidden AD&D gaming section in their computer games forums (hidden because us roleplayers were SATANIC EVIL TEENS OMG). Yeesh. Just thinking about it, that predates the entire Internet...

Anyway, I might be up for using Fantasy Grounds or some other realtime game tabletop, along with Ventrilo. Problem is, most software is geared toward fantasy gaming, and it takes some hacking around in the guts to get a decent SR setup.

Or hey! The gaming club we usually play at, The Haven, has free wifi, and I have a laptop. We could do the "webcam and mike" thing, like from Full Frontal Nerdity... :P
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Way back in the early 90's, I named the main character of Secret of Mana (Randi, although I didn't know he had an official name at the time) "Kaylon". A little bit later I was signing up for a BBS as a freshman in high school and trying to think of an original name - the best I could do was the name I had used for my Secret of Mana character. The BBS was run by a guy at my high school, so I made a few good friends there. Some time later, for some reason I had cause to write down my BBS handle, and the guy who was board sysop (who had become my debate partner) made fun of my handwriting by reading it as "Kaxon". Somehow that stuck... I've used it for most online accounts ever since mostly because it spares me the need to think up something else and it's relatively unique.

After typing most of that I realized my lj username is just my first initial, last name. Oh well.
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