18 December 2008 @ 06:20 pm
So, here's the thing. For the first time since I've started role playing, I feel really dissatisfied with the journal name I've come up with. I've never considered purchasing a rename token before, but I think I may try to scrape together funds if I get any money for Christmas.

So far, I think, the one user name that's really hit me is toomuchlikehim. I don't know. I just think after playing Jenny, she is more than an anomaly. And I rather do like all the times she's equated with her father through out the episode. The contrast just interests me and, well, yeah. It fits her, especially when she gives her life for her father at the end.

But I'd like to see opinions, especially from those knowledgeable with the episode before I make a final decision on all this. Because $15 to me is a lot of money that I can better spend else where. But, yeah, the user name has really been getting to me.


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[identity profile] notleprechaun.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
To be honest, I don't know the character, but I know how you feel about not being satisfied in a screenname, and I think ofthemachine sounds the coolest. 8D;;
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Thank you.
[identity profile] spongetastic.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I know how you feel. I wanted to rename Peter's journal for ages and ages and finally caved. I ended up with "spongetastic" because... it just seems to fit him. Being spongey and fantastic.

I like ofthemachine and bitunlikely ♥
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Spongetastic makes me giggle.

It's something that I have to think about because it's kind of a big deal to me? But the more I look at jen_anomaly the more it just kind of irks me, I guess. It sounds silly.
[identity profile] rude-not-ginger.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
I think you should stick with what you've got. *nodnod*
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the input.

As I replied to [livejournal.com profile] spongetastic, it's kind of been getting to me? Like, I think it's silly and stupid and it's been something I've been thinking about for a while. And after everything I've done with this journal, the last thing I really want to do is delete it.

Hence debating the rename option.
[identity profile] sarahs-attic.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
I really like jen_anomaly, but ultimately it is what you are happiest with.
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)

(See above?)
[identity profile] sarahs-attic.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Fair enough.

In that case I'll choose notjustasoldier. ;)
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)

Something to think on before making any rash decisions.
[identity profile] dial-a-psychic.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
I like your current screen name, but hey, if changing it makes you feel any better then you should go for it. :D And if you do, I like toomuchlikehim too. :D
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's supposed to be short (and punnish) for generated anomaly, which I thought would be fun at the time. But yeah - now? I'm just not sure at all.
[identity profile] goodathart.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
*cough* That vote from [livejournal.com profile] onlyscion is me. Sorry!

Though he's a good example of a username that I thought was a good idea at the time but now dislike... But he's just an occasional Nexus character, so I'm not shelling out any money for him.

I like [livejournal.com profile] jen_anomaly but in the end it's totally up to you. Do what makes you happy! :D
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
It happens. Better a poll than a tag?

Yeah - if Jenny wasn't someone I played regularly in four different games and other random places, I wouldn't care so much. But she is and I'm not sure and argh, I suck at making decisions.

Thanks for the thoughts.
[identity profile] goodathart.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh, the times I've almost tagged John's threads with my ten-year-old, and his threads with John... Too many to count.
[identity profile] mypoint-exactly.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
I know how you feel about renaming-- I ended up renaming Zelenka's journal because I'd had him for a couple months and the name just stopped working for me (and_then_boom)-- to be honest I came up with it quickly, made the journal on a short whim and was slightly dissatisfied all along. then I finally found a quote of his that summed up my take on the character, and renamed him mypoint_exactly.

You do what you feel is right! (I still like jen_anomaly but I voted for bitunlikely because I think that seems more like your Jenny!)

(and now I just realized I spent $45 on my boy and can't believe it. But it's been worth it so far!)
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
I remember seeing that. I still get confused with all the Zelenka's running around and I don't think that helped much - but yeah, sometimes the names you start out with aren't necessarily the names the characters want, I feel? Jenny gets wishy washy between being proud of being an anomaly and hating it.

I'm still thinking and I'll come up with a decision sooner rather than later, I'm sure. Thanks, though.
[identity profile] alien-catcher.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
I think if you are really drawn to toomuchlikehim, you should go for it! My vote went to notjustasoldier, only because I think that's really appropriate for the way you play Jenny, because you really take her outside that soldier existence to something more complex. And that was a theme in the episode that I was really drawn to, as a viewer, so I see a lot of that in your Jenny.

Either way, it's going to be interesting adjusting to a new screen name for you! Hope you get the funds to do it, especially since it's bugging you so much! :-)
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Yeah - it was a theme I was drawn to, too. Make an organism with a sole purpose and then tell her she has to be something else. It's an intriguing concept.

But I don't know yet. I'm still tied between what everyone's saying and decisions aren't exactly my strong point and I think I have narrowed it down to keeping jen_anomaly or going with notjustasoldier or bitunlikely. My original choice has been ruled out due to similarity of usernames in a comm.
The Doctor {tenth}: tea is forever[personal profile] timey_wimey on December 19th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
.... Argh. Torn between "bitunlikely" and "ofthemachine", but... went for "bitunlikely" in the end cause it sounds cooler. 8D
[identity profile] bitunlikely.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks. Bitunlikely does sound cool. And fits her very well.

Decisions? Kinda suck. >>