So, I've ordered a new computer, in ten parts. It'll be fun. The problem, of course, is that I'm running out of names for things. My current naming scheme is pretty scattershot - see the title of this journal for what has passed as a basis in the past - and I think it's time to settle on an actual pattern:
- LAGBANE: My current desktop, even though the Windows boot doesn't know it. It also very much does not live up to its name; most programs take almost thirty seconds to load in Gnome.
- SOULTOOTH: My laptop series, now in its fourth incarnation.
- The Madhouse: Wherever I may be living. Fairly self-explanatory, really.
- The Sube: My trusty car, still going by the shorthand it went by when I was in high school. The irony of that is that my family drives nothing but Subarus, so it was never the most descriptive name.
- Vera: My bow, and yes, that means what you think it means (it's commodoremarie's fault. Should I ever get another one, it will be named Melody.
- HAVEN: A recent name, reserved for MP3 players.
Sadly, that's where it runs out. I don't want to attach an entire pattern to someone else's intellectual property (sigh), so that leads me almost directly to naming things after the characters I've ended up playing.( List of doom )
I think from that list I like Skylark best, though finding that folder was quite amusing and a few of those names might actually be useful in the future.
Looking over that list has reminded me of all the games I never did get to play, but really really wanted to. First, anything in the Scarred Lands campaign setting. Second, something involving "gestalt" characaters, a high-power variant where you level in two classes simulatneously and take the features of both.
Wow. That post became something very different than I'd expected. Surprise nostalgia attack!!click