Omgzzz. Online usernames are really hard to decide on right?! Every time I play a game I’d always take really long to decide on my character’s name. After all, names aren’t trivial, and I need an elegant and cool one suited for my character!! Haha I was reading this interesting post titled Chuunibyou and Embarrassing Online Names and recalled awkward usernames that floated around the virtual community.
Amidst people with names like dragonslayer921 and shadow_assasin, my own character in Maplestory was named xXstarclawXx or something. (The xXs and Zs were very popular then) IT’S SORTA COOL RIGHT. And as for email addresses, I recently realized that to my horror, a prominent figure of my school, uses a really.. umm.. non-formal one till this day—— ice_princess_*her name*. When I saw it I was like k. Hipster.
Usernames are really important for those who care. In real life, you don’t get to choose your name. And your name usually doesn’t have a meaning to it anyway. (Does Amanda or Brandon mean anything? Those names are just means of differentiating and addressing someone. Though certain names do hold special meanings of course.) But with online names it’s a different matter altogether. You get to choose your name, imbue it with all the power and qualities that you desire, and create a persona represented by that individualized name. When you put in all that thought into a name, you are mixing in your true desires (or delusions), birthing a character or alias into the virtual world where you can freely roam with the protection of anonymity. The character whose name you have bestowed upon is then a mould of yourself, or how you would like to be seen. That’s probably why people like to include hunter, angel, dark and the like in their online names especially in action games; they want to evoke that rich sense of power, stealth and fantasy.
Right. Back to the point of this whole post— MY NAME IS ALERIS CELT AGAIN! Idk if anyone has realized but my name was changed to Akari which sounded better for a while, but now I find myself using Aleris every time I play a new game. So Aleris it is. It’s supposed to give off a strong and dream-like vibe, YOU KNOW YOU FEEL IT.
Okay mission accomplished! I’m a firstname.lastname@example.org jk i’m feeling really bad because I’ve barely started studying. Honestly I resent and fear math. But as Aleris I can conquer anything. So I shall set off on a quest to vanquish that terror, and be the master of math. ..Hopefully.