Originally Posted by Penny
Short for Nepenthe, "that which chases away sorrow." Also a magical potion that cures sorrow through forgetfulness (not that I approve of that), referenced in the Odyssey.
Also refers to Nepenthes, a genus of carnivorous plant, particularly Nepenthes Miribilis, the common swamp pitcher plant. Mirabilis means wonderful.
So, um... wonderful potion of forgetfulness... that eats bugs...
A forgetful bug eater. That is awesome!
I wish I could say I had some intriguing story for my screen nick. I usually go with "girlzone", a lyric from a Tori Amos song (Caught A Light Sneeze), but I guess I had Buffy on the brain, and "girlpatrol" came out.
Not that Buffy isn't also awesome. Except I'm not patrolling graveyards so much as internet forums. And, also, not looking to slay. More or less looking to meet. So I guess "girl patrol" works in that respect, too.