Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Mystery of The Jaggedotter

     A little background story may be required.  I am frequently asked by people that know me why I chose the name Jaggedotter for the title of my blog.  Jaggedotter is a fairly new handle that I've used here and there.  In the past, I've gone by simply Otter when I was talking to people in the netverse.  It goes back to my initial adventures into the world of computers back when internet chat rooms and computers in general were still a strange and new thing.  I had recently watched Animal House for the millionth time.  It's one of my favorites.
Still from Blogs.amctv.com

     I had a choice of characters fresh in my mind from the movie in which to choose.  There was Bluto, Flounder, Pinto, Boone, D-Day, Hoover, Stork and Otter.  I chose Otter from the simple fact that he was arguably the coolest character in the movie and the name just sounded better then the rest.  Now as time past and the seasons changed, I discovered that many many people in the netverse thought the same thing.  Otter was getting more difficult to use.  It was always taken.  One day, I bought an online game and was required to enter a handle.  I, of course, tried Otter and was denied.  It offered me alternatives in the form of various odd adjectives to add to Otter.  Jaggedotter just jumped out at me as a unique enough name that I wouldn't have any problems.  So, here we are.
     Now that that is out of the way, help me choose a new avatar.  I have grown bored with my present one, lol.
Should I go with a fierce otter? Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Do they grrrr?

Do I go with the cute otter? Awwwwwww.
The Evil Genius Otter? 
Or do I stick with my original?


  1. You should look up this video on youtube of two pet river otters demolishing a bathroom. It's either the cutest or most horrifying thing I've ever seen.

  2. The original is cute but I like the evil genius and the first pix :) thanks for the explanation !

  3. I like the original one... but I also like the fierce otters too :) No help huh?

  4. Animal House is one of my husband's favorites, too! That's so cool how you came by that name. I'm surprised so many others picked it, too. I think Jaggedotter is pretty cool, too. I like the current avatar the best out of all the photos, to tell you the truth. I think it's unique!

  5. otters everywhere!

  6. I actually like the original otter

  7. I love that movie too. Bluto at the cafeteria "I'm a zit" one of my favorite movie lines ever. Oooh I love that evil genius otter. That otter could take over the world.

  8. I like the original but the second or good good one would be funny too. And what you didn't want to go with Hoover? Could easily use a vaccum cleaner..haha

  9. I like the black and white otter pic..or something like that... you can never beat cute otter.

  10. FLUFFIES!!! OMG, OMG!!!! I love them all! Tough choice, Otter! Animal House ROCKSSS!!

    Also, don't forget about cute, evil genius otter with fierce whiskers:


    Or popsicle otter:


    Or OMG, I'm so gorgeous otter:


    Just kidding! I couldn't resist, they're so FLUFFY!!!