I often get asked why on earth my website address is spoonbard.com [EDIT: Used to be… I still own the domain]
The short answer is, it’s a very very old hotmail address that I ended up sticking with for reasons I’m not so certain of anymore. It’s a bit silly for a professional site, but I’m very fond of it and I love the look on people’s faces (or the sound in their voices) when they ask what my email or wesbite address is… and then I inevitably have to spell it for them.
The long answer is that I was a massive final fantasy fan. I’m not so sure this is still a valid label, since a saddening amount that is new in the franchise has failed to impress, but none-the-less, I started with Final Fantasy VII and have played most of the others since then. When I came to play Final Fantasy IV which I never actually finished, I did get at least as far as an infamous and dubiously translated insult:
This amused me up so much, I chopped off the “y ” and used it as a screen-name (my first ever website was angelfire.com/spoonbard) and to this date I don’t know anyone else who has the same online handle.
Other amusing things about “spoonbard”… it’s very easy to misspell in comical ways including: poonbard, spoonbrad, spoobard, spoonboard, sponbard, spoonbared, spoonbar and spoonbad
And now you know.