Sunday, 18 May 2008

As if things weren't confusing enough... (A tribute to my fail)


So I was reading Marmot(the 'real' one)'s 'ragerant' (she's since made friends with Marmoset or whatever it is the guy had to change his nick to) on how someone had -unintentionally- used her nickname while she was MIA a while back, and it reminded me of once upon a time...

(warning: this post contains epic fail. Turn back while you still can)

...when I started using My Anime List to keep track of everything I've watched/think I've watched - I probably have a ton of misleading entries in there right now, like how I've 'completed' watching stuff like Ranma 1/2, but that can't actually be possible since I watched it on TV back when it was showing on AXN as religiously as I could, but out of that whopping 161 episodes MAL states I'm sure there's a large number I managed to miss due to conflicting schedules with real life (which is why one should either record shows they mean to watch on TV or just stick to the internet).

*ahem* Back to my point, this must have been some time before I started blogging proper again, and back then my MAL username was something totally different (and now that I think about it, totally insipid *gags*). Eventually of course, I had to make the change to 'issa-sa' to match my ambiguous blogging persona, so I went to my options tab in my account to do so, only...


Apparently, I was too late because someone else has already used it.

Damn. I would've go into tsuntsun-like rage rant about it (WTF, you mean there's someone else whose watched Animal Yokocho and is as enraptured as I am about it to want to impersonate a panda???), but it seems since I was the slow one in this case, so it would just make myself out to be a sore loser...

(Btw, I think I'll stop doing rage posts because that would be too stereotypically female Marmot does them so much better XD)

So instead I settled for plain old 'issa' *yawns*. Fickle-minded as I was, a month later (since MAL only allows you to change your nick once a month) I tried "issasa" instead, but that just sounded like a rubbish marriage between issa and sasa (Sorry Sasa! XP). I need my hyphen, damnit!

Finally today, I sunk to an all-time low decided to stalk the person and make him/her give up the name (in a reasonable manner of course)... So a quick search on MAL revealed...

...that I seem to have a ridiculously high 'compatibility' in terms of shows we watch with a person who until then I assumed to be a complete stranger... *smells a rat* My first suspicion was that this was probably a secret account my sibling back home set up without my knowing, since we pretty much watch the same shows together with little exceptions (and we're both in the few people I can count on one hand who've seen Animal Yokocho), and a quick glance through issa-sa(clone)'s list reveals that INDEED I've watched pretty much everything on the list - but the possibility of it being my sibling's seems decidedly low since there was stuff like Saiunkoku Monogatari and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha there which I know for sure he she ("That's classified information!" *winks*) has not (and would not be caught dead) watching... Which can only mean...


That the account is probably mine and I've totally forgotten about it, ORZ

Indeed signing out and signing in again as issa-sa (with a different password that I had to take a few guesses at) revealed that the owner of the account is none other than myself from who knows how long back then. *smacks head on wall repeatedly before making myself grow taller* Either this proves once and for all my own air-headedness *needs to lay off America's Next Top Model* or I've yet to be medically certified to be schizophrenic... (The latter would of course explain why I'm often at two minds about things and how I can contradict myself halfway through my own posts -_-")

Err, anyways, I've switched names again on my current MAL account to issa-sa while my old doppelganger is just clone_issa-sa (har-har). If anyone wants an extra MAL account (what the hell for, I can't imagine), feel free to contact me and I'll gladly purge my old list and hand this one over to ya. You know, if you ever wanted to impersonate someone over MAL for real -_-"

9 comments:

Shin-chan said...

Identify theft? In my anime community? Why I never....

Caitlin said...

*LOL* At least you got your name though.

blissmo said...

no one got blissmo!

lanie-emon said...

One of those time I reckon a *faceplam* is on order (^^).

hynavian said...

It's hard to guard against identity thief, I get lots of this in game before. Some players create multiple accounts that have the same nick as mine and go around scamming others, getting my original account into lots of trouble in the process.

I think as long as you've declared and make clear that the other account isn't yours, it'll help clear mis-understandings to a certain extent. (:

lolikitsune said...

Hahaha, this is like what happened with me on Youtube. I tried registering account and spent a whole morning going through handles I usually use online, all variations on each other. Finally, one wasn't occupied, and I went with it. When I told my brother (who works at Youtube) about how so many of my desired nicks were taken, he used his MEGASADMINPOWERS and discovered that half the accounts were, in fact, mine.

He's never stopped making fun of me for that one.

Nagato said...

SMOT MOVE issa xP

Someone stole one of my (one of? yes, one of.) preferred aliases when I signed up for my g-mail account. I was VERY distressed.

issa-sa said...

Is it still identity theft when you do it to yourself? (makes it sound like fa- nvm)

lanie-emon: My palm wasn't big enough for this incident...

hynavian: Sounds dastardly. Well, so long as credit card numbers aren't involved...

lolikitsune: Glad I'm not the only one :P

And is it just me, or is it getting harder and harder to find 'original' names nowadays?

Setsuna-san said...

LMAO. talk about a sense of dejavu