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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    I didn't. Come up with it, I mean. It seems it always was...
    It's been with me for thirty years, and in the early 90's when the dreams were most fervent it was the first thing I thought to identify as when venturing online.

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    Mesembryanthemum was one letter too long, so I had to improvise.

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    My username came out of a conversation with a close friend of mine, back when the two of us were in high school.

    We were running the RPG / board games club there, and were on our way home (we both walked the same way). The two of us were bandying about ideas for different games, settings, and characters, and I got excited - as one does, when really exploring D&D for the first time.

    My friend semi-jokingly called me a zealous creative, but the words he used were “some kind of momentary cultist”, jumping from idea to idea. They weren’t meant to be rude or insulting, but neither were they a compliment: they were a simple statement of fact, a commentary on the nature of my thinking.

    So, when I decided to join these forums - coming up on a decade now, wow - in a fit of pique I decided to own that monicker. ‘3 seconds’ seemed to roll off of the tongue, and the number 3 has a great deal of symbolic significance in a number of cultures, so that was that.
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    My name is from my first D&D character. Originally a dwarf ranger, turned cleric because the party needed a healer more than anything else. He worshiped Gruumsh because his eye was removed by a dwarf lich and then he was found by orcs who raised him as a sign from their deity.
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    Wow, i can’t believe it, WotC actually made the rules compatible for a situation in which an ape demon is leaping into the air to knock a vampire out of a Poylmorphed T-rex’s jaws who is flying 120 feet above the ground.
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    I used one of those name rating/divination websites to see what would be a super lucky first name to my supposed great great great great great grandfather's last name would be. Other options were Rikimaru and Jyuzow.

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    It's a Jewish cookie. It's shaped like a triangle, meant to represent the hat of Haman, a man who conspired against Jews. We eat them on Purim, when we celebrate the story of how Miriam & Mordecai worked together to convince the king to go after his advisor, Haman, instead of the Jews.

    I used the 'Homentashan' spelling because if I were to call myself Hamantash, a lot of people would call me Haman for short, which is displeasing to me.

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    Three things:

    Obviously, I love Monty Python. I'm totally a sucker for anything funny, and I love reading all the silly memes and jokes (and making a few of my own).

    I remember finding a badass vorpal sword in Baldur's Gate as a kid. Gave it to Minsc, laughed out loud as he screamed while chopping heads off. Good times.

    And finally I went by Killerkat on Neverwinter Nights servers. Made a lot of friends and had some great adventures.

    Put them together, and it all clicked, and that's how I got here.

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    In my case, everything is very simple and boring. It's just my first and last name + my year of birth)

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    I live in texas and like to ski and fish.
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    A banana, but then I took the first letter and shifted it one step forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canana View Post
    A banana, but then I took the first letter and shifted it one step forward.
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    there is this era in English literature called old english , the books from this era are my favorite so oldage is the best !

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    I didn't take four years of Latin in high school for nothing!

    Well, actually, at this point I think it's pretty safe to say I did.
    Nonsense! The only reason to ever take Latin is to make (apparently not obscure) points about language on the internet!

    Or, as in my case, to come up with a username. I had tired of my old ones (Gearbox/Gearbot) so I looked up Latin words for random colours and Caerulea looked the nicest. (Probably because the word is mostly blue, and it means blue, and has lots of vowels). Now I'm a little tired of being Caerulea Null and so use Rainbow whenever it's available (which is almost never). It's a bit weird to see Caerulea abbreviated as Cae, because it reads to me as [kay] when it should be [kye], but kye doesn't sound good on its own.
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    Long ago I played with drow character and hence name in drow style: Ed'Reyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerulea View Post
    Probably because the word is mostly blue
    Can you explain what you mean by that?
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerulea View Post
    Now I'm a little tired of being Caerulea Null and so use Rainbow whenever it's available (which is almost never).
    I blame Ronnie James Dio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Can you explain what you mean by that?
    I have Synesthesia. So because vowels don't change the colour much, and the letter "C" is a lightish blue the whole word is kinda blue.

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    I blame Ronnie James Dio.
    I have never heard of this person. What is their connection to rainbows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerulea View Post
    I have Synesthesia. So because vowels don't change the colour much, and the letter "C" is a lightish blue the whole word is kinda blue.
    Ah, I understand.

    I have never heard of this person. What is their connection to rainbows?
    A major heavy metal singer (major as in gave the horn handsign its association with metal). Some of his albums have rainbows in their titles.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    A major heavy metal singer (major as in gave the horn handsign its association with metal). Some of his albums have rainbows in their titles.
    That was probably due to the band being named Rainbow.

    Also, my mod name is a direct reference to the song The Man on the Silver Mountain by Rainbow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerulea View Post
    Nonsense! The only reason to ever take Latin is to make (apparently not obscure) points about language on the internet!
    (Speaking of Latin, nomen is neuter, so that sentence in your signature should have nomen meum instead of nomen meus.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metastachydium View Post
    (Speaking of Latin, nomen is neuter, so that sentence in your signature should have nomen meum instead of nomen meus.)
    Oh dear. Thank you.
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    I am Pierre Millon, born 1985.

    My first name means stone. I didn't even have to look for the etymology, like the common root between Peter and petrification, because the French word for stone is, in fact, pierre.

    No clue what my last name means. It might have nothing to do with a mill.

    Add a bit of self-deprecation, and voilà.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerulea View Post
    It's a bit weird to see Caerulea abbreviated as Cae, because it reads to me as [kay] when it should be [kye], but kye doesn't sound good on its own.
    That's funny, because as I was reading your post I was pronouncing your name in my head with the first syllable as "say". Probably out of influence from my native language (Portuguese). If I was making a more serious effort to sound more authentically Latin, I'd probably pronounce that first syllable as "kay". But there are lots of people who would pronounce it as "kye", and proper Latin pronunciation is a huge can of worms in linguistic circles (largely because the people who actually spoke the language natively died many centuries ago and didn't leave any audio recording or pronunciation guide), so don't worry about that.

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