Mass Effect's Villain

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    Mass Effect's Villain

    I was watching a trailer/review of Mass Effect on Game Trailers and apparently the villain in this game has now taken on my username. A username I've occupied for nearly 7 years. I don't know what to think of it except maybe that people will charge with being unoriginal with my username. As far as I knew when I came up with it, I had never heard the name before. They oughta come up with their own silly fantasy names -_-
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    You should sue!
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    Something smells waxy . . . it's actually a word, according to thefreedictionary.com: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Cerin
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    I realized long after I came up with the name that it is a word but...what are the odds that there are 2 instances where people use it as a name?
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    Mmm, pretty good actually. Any four- or five-letter word is probably going to be used by several different people. For example, dwks isn't even a word, but there's a company called Dwks, Inc, a blogger who goes by dwks; it's a contraction for "Dreamworks", and apparently it's an acronym that means something in German. (None of which I have any relationship to.)

    Cerin is actually a town, believe it or not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cerin
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    I was reading the atlas the other day and noticed Salem is also a town (in America somewhere). Don't ask why

    I guess the world is too large to remain unique.

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    I think it's just a matter of picking really strange/long/alphanumeric names. "zacs7", for instance, isn't a town as far as I can tell. And "hk_mp5kpdw" . . . .

    So you either get pronouncability or uniqueness . . .
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    Here's some American education for ya:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_witch_trials
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_&_Koch_MP5

    edit: okay, maybe German.
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    "zacs7", for instance, isn't a town as far as I can tell.
    Who knows, it could be a pub in some obscure town somewhere: "Hey, anyone going to Zacs 7 tonight?"
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    Only his name is spelled Saren and he's cooler than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    Only his name is spelled Saren and he's cooler than you.
    http://www.gamerankings.com/itemrank...asp?rankings=y

    woh omg Super Mario Galaxy is the second best
    rated game of all time! woh omg even more omg
    is the fact that the top 3 games are all Nintendo
    first party games; one from each of the last 3
    generations.

    SUPER MARIO KICKS Saren's ass!
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    Staying away from General.
    Take your own advice.

    With each post you grow more and more into a child...ironically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    Take your own advice.

    With each post you grow more and more into a child...ironically.
    We are all children at heart.
    Staying away from General.

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    But you're a child in mind.

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