AdmiralMemo wrote:Fanfic, essentially. Something like discussing "Now I know canon!Draco is pretty evil. myFic!Draco is just misunderstood." You might see it around the forums in a differentiation such as how real!Graham vs. cH!Graham would approach something.coolbond wrote:where did Thing!Name come from exactly?
This is correct, but it actually goes way back to some old UNIX systems:
A simple UUCP mail address was formed from the adjacent machine name, an exclamation mark (often pronounced bang), followed by the user name on the adjacent machine. For example, the address barbox!user would refer to user user on adjacent machine barbox.