Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Essex County, NJ
(Is it a coincidence that the X-Mansion is on Graymalkin Lane?)
Actually, it is. It's also a coincidence that one of the witches in Macbeth is named Graymalkin.
I was looking for an AOL handle (this is back in the AOL 1.5 days when they had less than 100,000 subscribers) and wanted "Graymouser" as a tribute to the Howard Chaykin comic "Fafnir and Gray Mouser" -- but someone else had beaten me to it. At that point, Graymalkin popped into my head. A nice obscure, literate-sounding and euphonious handle without any goofy numerical suffixes (like L8TRG8TR or SHELLY716), and it shortened nicely to "Gray" (or "Gary" depending on how bad your typing skills are). So I went with it -- and I've been able to use it in just about every forum that I've ever joined.
Oddly enough, I got AOL mail addressed to "Graymalkin" that was clearly intended for other people, usually of the "Hey howya wanna party?" Those probably were the X-Men fans.
Just so you know, I haven't used AOL in about seven years. When the Web and ISPs showed up, I bailed and haven't looked back.
"You GO gray!" -- Justapixel
Forget them, Gray...is simply marvelous! -- Ereth
Graymalkin's is still my favorite -- bruab
I know it's been said, many times, many ways, but you're the man, Gray! -- Thaed
Yes, Gray is one hell of a guy. -- Mavenelle
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