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15 May 2006 @ 04:50 pm
You Can Call Me Ith  
I've seen people around explaining their LJ ID. So since I appear to have nothing better to do currently, I'll explain mine! (try and contain your excitement) Ithidrial is Elvish from the Lord of the Rings, and is my backup name, one I actually created for a fic I write in my head to entertain myself when I'm bored (there's the LotR one and the Stargate/Highlander/Pirates of the Caribbean one) (does anyone else 'write' mental fic?). My real online identity is Ithildin, which I've been since 1995, and before the Lord of the Rings movies came out, no one else was ever Ithildin but me! Of course, that's no longer true -- and it vexes us, precious, it does! -- so I usually have to have a fallback position, and that's Ithidrial. Since most of my friends call me 'Ith' it has the most important component :) I prefer it to being Ithildin482 or some such. I don't like being a number. Go figure. So there you have it. Thrilling, no?

 
 
 
lillielilliew on May 15th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
I remember Ith, aka IRC foreverknight channel mod. Oh, the early days of the Internet :P Wow, we've known each other a LONG time.... I might even have some old logs, if my very old PC still boots...
Ith: Sharpe - Batsithildyn on May 16th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
I have some old IRC logs too. some scary stuff :)
Hmpf: cop pornhmpf on May 15th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Re: mental fic
Yes! I do it all the time! I call it mindfic, though. (Sounds slightly less... mental. ;-))
Ith: Sharpe - Swordithildyn on May 16th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: mental fic
Ooh! Mindfic! I like that :)
Full Circlesteelvictory on May 16th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
I do that all the time, usually if I'm having a particularly difficult time falling asleep at night. Sometimes it leads to interesting dreams...
dontkickmycanedontkickmycane on May 16th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
I shall chime in too. I do it all the time, while gardening, doing house work, on long drives, (not when I'm driving, that would be silly), when I can't fall asleep. I do it so often, sometimes, my family wonders where I am.
Sophie: bikie funsophiedb on May 16th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
*blush* I have been known to think fic while riding. Naughty really, but it only happens when the road is so perfect that I'm practically squeeing in my helmet. I've never typed it up though.. doesn't sound/feel the same afterwards.
Ith: Jack - Pensiveithildyn on May 16th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this will never be written either. There's actually a section in my HL/SG1/POTC story I think would be great, but it would require writing the years of stuff that came before :)
Hmpf: metahmpf on May 16th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I never write mine, either.
Mindfic is mindfic. Mostly, mine's pretty crack. All the stuff I'd never do in 'serious' fanfic I do in mindfic.
dontkickmycanedontkickmycane on May 16th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
no, it never does come out quite the same, does it?
Havochavocthecat on May 16th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Hee. I didn't read the LotR series until, say, 2002/2003 or so, and so when I finally got to the ithildin--well, how much giggling did I do at not having recognized where your nick came from?
Ith: Jack - Horizonithildyn on May 16th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
I never realized! LOL
Havochavocthecat on May 16th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
I didn't read the series 'til I heard they were making a movie of the trilogy. I'd read Fellowship in high school, but got bored partway through The Two Towers and never finished it.