Copronymus' profile


Joined: August 11, 2009


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What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

Literally, it means, "Shit-named," and thus doubly notes that I can't think of names to save my life and that I strongly disapprove of Emperor Constantine V's views on iconoclasm. Also, it's a Latin transliteration of a Greek noun, so that ending is "us", not "ous" like it was an English adjective [sorry, pet peeve].

Byzantine history and self-deprecation -- together at last!

2013 Update: For more evidence of my inability to come up with names beyond playing out a tired theme, see my, named for a 11th century military manual writer, and my Twitter, named for a eunuch.


A brief selection of my favorite songs about cryptozoology (in no particular order):

I Saw the Apeman (On the Moon) - The Lillingtons
Lorelei - Lonnie Donegan
Under the Pines - Jonathan Coulton
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
Tianchi Lake - The Mountain Goats
The Argus - Ween
Grendel's Mother - The Mountain Goats
Skullcrusher Mountain - Jonathan Coulton
Tug on the Line - The Extra Lens
Monster - The Automatic
Bigfoot! - The Weakerthans (promoted after lingering in the minors for a few years)


My current Top 5 quotes from Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden

1) It's called survival of the fittest. If you can't slam with the best, then jam with the rest.

2) I think ghosts are like dogs, and just do things arbitrarily.

3) Goddamn it… I knew it wasn't a bugbear.


5) I am wearing 3D glasses so your applebottom pops out at me.

HM) The post cyberpocalypse rages on.

HM from the save points) Step away from the computer, drop the ham sandwich and back the FRACK off, gaijin. I hate to use that word but you've made me that serious.

Bonus quote from the spiritually similar Hatoful Boyfriend: "That is life. If you can fulfill the concept of pudding, I shall be satisfied."