/me misses sensei.
email - email@example.com
AIM - Pakaran2 - feel free to IM if I'm logged in; when busy I log out
Real Name - Nathan Russell
School - University at Buffalo
Major - Computational Physics
Things to node:
- Finish the album Wood
- stick shift
Okay, I may as well explain - or try to - where my handle comes from.
A long time ago, in 1997 or 1998, when I was a high school student, I decided to join a MUSH. The problem was choosing a name - the culture to which my character would belong had very strict naming standards. As such, I combined the names of a few of the existing characters with my own (Nathan) and came up with Pakaran.
Some time later, I needed to register at a website and couldn't think of a username, so I used Pakaran again. The same with AIM, Slashdot (I'm known as Pakaran2 on those, actually), my now-defunct Hotmail account and many, many other RPGs. The original MUSH character is long-since abandoned, and probably deleted by now.
And now my entire online existence is named after that particular character. That says nothing good about me, I'm afraid.