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    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
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    Clarification on User ID

    Well, since there is a Hangout coming up, and I will need to introduce myself, I decided some clarification is needed on my User ID. This way people know the pronunciation of lvleph.

    lvleph that first letter is actually an L. lvl is 1337 for M, and so lvleph=Meph, which is short for Mephistopheles.

    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    Mephistopheles is a name given to one of the chief demons of Christianity appearing in European literary traditions. While the name is frequently used as an alternative form of Satan or the Devil, it evolved during the Renaissance; the name Mephistopheles makes no appearance in the Bible.

    The name is associated with the story of Faust, a scholar who sold his soul to the demon Mephistopheles for knowledge.
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    The real purpose of the user id is summed up well in wikipedia's entry for The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
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    The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story (Faustus is Latin for Faust), in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. On a deeper level, this play shows the decay of a person who chooses material gains (by commanding the devils to suit his desires) over spiritual belief and in doing so, loses his soul.
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    Yes, I am that type of nerd.

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    So do we call you Meph?

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    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
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    Sure or Erich.

    Oh, and I guess my real name would need some clarification. lol

    If you really would like to pronounce it correctly it is Erikh. Which probably doesn't clarify anything. So I am fine with it being pronounce Eric, but please spell it Erich.

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    Does this mean that everyone at the SEHHA Hangout this weekend has to explain how he/she got their trail/nickname? Might be interesting after a few beers.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    Sure or Erich.
    Erich doesn't sound as ominous or menacing. Are you going for the intimidation factor?
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Senior Member lvleph's Avatar
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    No way. I am definitely not intimidating. The ID, I felt was a good one, because it describes my philosophies. That is, too many people focus on material goods and the here and now. I try to focus on the why, and my relationship with others and the world.

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    Cool Meph, that's deep man.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    ::: fills nalgene with holy water for the campout :::

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    Don't worry...it's no more geeky than my name
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    Then on the other end of the spectrum, there's boring old me. No imagination when it comes to names; I had a cat named 'Kitty'.

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