Some things that I found

I spent quite some time lost in Skyrim, but conveniently finished the main questline about a month before Diablo 3 came out. So, I have been absolutely loving playing my Monk, and am working on a Witch Doctor. But I ran up against an obstacle that I often find in such games: What do I name my toons?

Of course, I asked Google and the Evil Overlord provided: the Fantasy Name Generator and the Evil Name Generator! The latter spits out some odd, and often absurd, combinations, but I've found them both a great help in naming my baby characters. I'm thinking of using it to decide on a rename for this account.

I also happened across this: Jon Scalzi (who is generally awesome) writes Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is to explain privilege to geeks without using the word 'privilege'. The metaphor has limitations, but all metaphors do. The central message is excellent and appears to actually get the point across to some folks. I'd call that a win.

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I *love* that article about the straight white male. I sent it to some of my (admittedly pretty forward-thinking) male friends and they uncomfortably confirmed that yes, it's true. And that this is pretty much the best way of explaining it ever.

And the evil name generator is ridiculously addictive. My favourite so far is Barbarous Vi, what a great name! Good luck in your search for a new journal name!
I was just clicking on the evil names button and this came up: Helvetica Deadly Connel. Also Riandur Dusk is quite cool :)

I will have to see which of my Diablo characters I enjoy playing the most and see if the name works for my journals. Or maybe pick something entirely different. I don't know...

Picking names is hard!