Yeah, but my browser was having some issues loading the adbrite ads, and wouldn't load the "view conversation" page...so I got tired of waiting, and just clicked your name - your page loaded, so I posted there
I thought up the username Vahn a decade ago back in my teenage days of gaming, because it sounded Viking-ish, and definitely not common.
NOW of course, it's quite common...Escaflowne, Final Fantasy XII, so on and so forth. You mentioned Alias, which I didn't know. I used to never see anybody else when that name when gaming online (mostly Rune, Unreal Tournament, and Quake 3 in those days). Now half the time I have to think up a new name because every variation of that is taken. C'est la vie, right?
Also, I love my WACOM. Dearly. I could be talked into giving it up, but "Free" is a too low a price Sorry!
Besides, you should REALLY be finding a way to get one of the new Cintiqs. Those things are made of sexy.