Delightful Usernames

What I particularly like about Hallowmas so far is the myriads of other players - and their delightfully imaginative user names - one gets to know!
I felt the need to share my personal favourites here:

[ul][li]Ambystoma Maculatum[/li][li]Antigone Walmsley[/li][li]Baron Wilhelm Brax (nice, sounds like a James Bond villain)[/li][li]Colin Sapherson, Lord President of the Council (has anyone ever dared ask which council?)
[/li][li]DragonRidingSorceress (Yay!)
[/li][li]ErisFnord (I can see it!)
[/li][li]Estelle Knoht (How do you pronounce this? Knot? Note?)[/li][li]Inevitable Gremlin[/li][li]Kitty Rivershack
[/li][li]Kivrin Neverwinter[/li][li]Lisette Wintergreen[/li][li]Luthien Tinuviel (one really does meet everyone done here)
[/li][li]Madman Across the Water[/li][li]Maxwell Q Tenebris
[/li][li]Odessa Reyes Isola-Maskylene (now that’s a mouthful!)
[/li][li]Rastannar von Kryer (another Bond villain)
[/li][li]Reginald Hubris[/li][li]Romulus Arcana[/li][li]Rupho Schartenhauer (=Arthur Schopenhauer) ;)[/li][li]Ruthven Murgatroyd
[/li][li]Sophronia Bingworthy-Jones[/li][li]The Dark Gentleman (classy!)[/li][li]The Masked Felon (you get what you see)
[/li][li]unusualdemoness (I didn’t know there were usual ones)[/li][li]Vex Lereunt[/li][li]Wriothesley (again, how do you pronounce THAT?)[/li][li]Ysrthgrathe (is that Rubbery language?)
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Oh, I see someone has &quotdecoded&quot my (not very good) anagram! ;)

  • Cake Ninja[/li][/ul][ul][li]FrenjaminBanklin

More properly Lord Hubris, the thirteenth Baron of Hubris Hall! The previous twelve Unfortunate Barons all perished by violence within the Hall’s walls. Being consigned to the Neath following his Surface-disgrace, Hubris fully intends to simply never die.

I’ve run across Michel Foucault in the 'Neath, which is a neat trick since he won’t be born for 30 more years…

As for exceptionally long names, it would probably be hard to beat &quotCarlos El Stela, Iudex Inluminus, Pontifex Cthonus, Aspiciat Aeternam.&quot[color=#251f16] [/color]

– Mal
edited by malthaussen on 10/29/2015

The Neath also rejoices in the presence of Eru Iluvatar – in an active and presumably-corporeal way, I mean, to avoid confusions about religion and godly presence and all that. And in a nice subtle Tolkien reference (I presume, anyway), Deepdelver.

(Thinking about Tolkien characters that would be particularly suited to the Neath, and got stuck on &quotgeez, no-one play Feanor, what a terrible idea.&quot)

Indeed, though I’m afraid my super-shadowy Crooked-Cross alt has retained very little in the way of typical hobbit traits…
edited by Rupho Schartenhauer on 10/29/2015

I’m acquainted with Luthi and Iluvatar, but I don’t think I’ve met Deepdelver. He, at least, should be ecstatic with all the mushrooms about.

– Mal

What, Deepdelver is a hobbit? I figured it was referring to the dwarves in Moria, who delved too deep and woke the Balrog!

Gormadoc &quotDeepdelver&quot Brandybuck, one of the old Masters of Buckland. One of his descendants was Gorbadoc &quotBroadbelt&quot Brandybuck, great-grandfather of Merry Brandybuck and grandfather of Frodo Baggins.
@an_ocelot: I like your interpretation, too!

To continue the Tolkien-theme: there seems to be at least one other wayward hobbit in the Neath: Marshall Proudfoot!
Also, there’s Uruloki.
edited by Rupho Schartenhauer on 10/29/2015

If I had an alt, I’d be tempted to bring the &quottreasure-finder&quot Dildo Buggers to the 'Neath. A character I’ve used in DnD games in the distant past.
Then there was Delver Rootnose, an alias of a character in Brian Daley’s White Ship trilogy. Not a hobbit, but it would have made a capital name for one in Bored of the Rings, probably loosely connected to the Nosefingers.

– Mal
edited by malthaussen on 10/29/2015

[quote=an_ocelot]
(Thinking about Tolkien characters that would be particularly suited to the Neath, and got stuck on &quotgeez, no-one play Feanor, what a terrible idea.&quot)[/quote]
If by &quotterrible&quot you mean brilliant, amazing, and wonderful - then yes! Fëanor’s follies make him more suited to the Neath than any other Tolkien character who comes to my mind.

“Terrible as an army with banners.”

– Mal

Rupho Schartenhauer, I always skip the hobbit family trees, so thanks for the reference! (Self-plug: did y’all know I re-read LotR chapter-by-chapter for Tor.com? Well, now you do.)

Zareen Bakara, I feel like the Neath has enough problems without inviting Feanor in. On the other hand, he might unite all disparate factions in their awe at what an asshole he is . . .

To drag this slightly on topic: I also greatly admired the subtlety of the character name &quotBill Door.&quot
edited by an_ocelot on 10/29/2015

[quote=an_ocelot]
Zareen Bakara, I feel like the Neath has enough problems without inviting Feanor in. On the other hand, he might unite all disparate factions in their awe at what an asshole he is . . .[/quote]
Oh surely there are enough assholish factions &quotdown here&quot for at least some of them to find him sympathetic. I wonder what a Dawn Machine with a Silmaril at its heart would look like…

But, really, enough off-topic nonsense from me. It’s just so nice to find fellow Silmarillion fans anywhere. :)

Oh, I don’t know. I can see Denethor selling Minas Tirith to the Masters in exchange for saving the life of Boromir (and possibly Faramir).


edited by dov on 10/29/2015

Indeed a great character name. I also very much like &quotLady Door&quot.

I literally just screamed under my breath at this. You’re brilliant.

(I’m putting this up there with the Mad Max: Fury Road fusion, because I will go to my grave believing that Imperator Luthien and Mad Beren ought to be a thing.)
edited by an_ocelot on 10/29/2015

[quote=Zareen Bakara]
Oh surely there are enough assholish factions &quotdown here&quot for at least some of them to find him sympathetic. I wonder what a Dawn Machine with a Silmaril at its heart would look like…

But, really, enough off-topic nonsense from me. It’s just so nice to find fellow Silmarillion fans anywhere. :)[/quote]
I am SO GLAD to find this comparison from someone else - I lurched from a summer fascination with the Dawn Machine straight into the Silmarillion, and the parallels of creating stellar replacements against the the everlasting night caught my eye. [li]
Let’s say Feanor is firmly on the Nemesis track - then what of Fingolfin, or even Galadriel? (would she diminish back up the Canal, or has she founded Aestival?)
Thingol as the Khanate? (and even more reasons to avoid Savior’s Rocks…ungoliant’s brood…D:)

I’ll let you know I’m not too displeased with the Tolkien turn in this thread. ;)

fortluna, thanks to you I will now always think &quotvisiting Galadriel&quot when going to Aestival (though I think she would be more drawn to the starlight at the Avid Horizon…)
edited by phryne on 10/29/2015