Best hopes go out to <lj user=achmanage> today...you know why, buddy.
I've been toying with the idea of actually paying to have my lj moniker changed. This is only in a 'hit my mind' kind of stage, I'm just thinking about it. When I started my LJ, I chose 'archmage' because my online handle, for seemingly forever' had been "Archmage Chaos Blackflame", and 'archmage' was short and easy to remember (and 'chaos' was taken, by somebody in the UK, who, I note, hasn't updated in almost exactly a year now). Since then, though, I've thought more than once that it's not really "me", and could definitely be something better. Of course, this means that I'd have to come up with something new, which is a whole new brainstorm. I suppose 'chaosblackflame' would be the obvious choice, but I've got so many friends now that everyone knows 'archmage'. Besides, what is an archmage but a master magician, and that DOES seem to fit me, in a loosely-interpreted sense. I manage to create effects that no one else can, and that seem nearly inmpossible...some are impressed with my abilities, but they seem natural to me. Others see me as arrogant about my self and my talents, and perhaps I am. Besides, I've always identified with 'The Magician' in the Tarot deck, he who uses all forces together for the betterment of Man.
Hmmm...Maybe I'll hang on to 'archmage', after all.