October 3rd, 2004

Crookshanks Words: Liddow

The meaning of "Arrmaitee"

Hi all,

A number of you have asked me what "Arrmaitee" means, so I figured I'd dedicate a post to explain it.

Well, in short, the username is a hybrid of "Arrgh Matey," as in the old pirate saying. You see, you boyfriend likes to impersonate bizarre characters, the most notable ones include an Anaconda, a stuttering bloke named Spencer, and "Arrgh Matey" the Pirate. Well, I created the AOL account "arrmaitee" for him as a joke, and he never used it, so I eventually stole the username for my own non-school related uses.

When I first wrote The War Within (my first fanfic) in October 2003, and tried to post it on the fandom cesspool (Fanfiction.net), they required that I create a username, and so I decided to use Arrmaitee. And the name stuck ever since.

Well, there you have it. The secret is out (sort of). For all of you in Australia, I hope you have a great labour day weekend. And for everyone else, have a blast, too.

Signing off,