Ridicully - verbal voyeur extraordinaire (ridicully) wrote,
Ridicully - verbal voyeur extraordinaire

What's in a name? Honestly?

So, LJ had the writer's block prompt of "What's the origin of your username? If you could change it to anything else, would you, and what would it be?" and since I'm falling back into the habit of not posting, I'll try to answer that one.

I've had this username since the very first time I had to create an account online. 1998 or thereabouts. GMX had this social forum/chat thing called GiMiX and when I wanted to register I tried ever Discworld related name I could imagine. Most were already in use. Until I found this one. Only to later realize that this was because the guy in the books is actually called Ridcully.

But I liked the name. It serves as a reminder how ridiculous I can be. And since its a misspelling, it was mostly available in every new place I wanted to create an account. So it stuck.
And I'm sticking to it. By now it is the online *me*.

I wouldn't change the name for anything. I do have a couple of accounts under the name of alex_t, mostly things that might be connected with my real name since I've tried my best to not make Ridicully come up on any searches for my real name, but that's the extend of it.
Ridicully I shall stay.

And now I'll hit post before I think of something else that needs to be included in this entry. And something else. And something else. And then not post at all because it's such a mess.

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