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(From the Germanic name Theodoric meaning "Great Leader", from which the name Derek — my name — is derived).

Originally a name from a (now lost) short story I wrote in high school, I used the name as a handle to play MUDs in college, and kept it when I started my own MUD -- Realms of Despair (a SMAUG MUD). Hence Thoric is the god that created the game.

When I originally was conceiving the name, it was a cross of Thorin and Yorick. It wasn't until a couple years ago that I realized it works rather well as a derivative of Theodoric.

Pages I've contributed to (ones which I have started are bold):

Derek Snider, born on October 31st, 1972, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a computer programmer, game designer, drug researcher, and armchair political activist.

"Why do programmers always mix up Halloween and Christmas? Because Oct 31 equals Dec 25."

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I, stillnotelf, award a Graphic Designer's Barnstar to Thoric for his incredible work on the Psychoactive Drug Chart. 05:30, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

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I, WooyiTalk to me?, hereby award this barnstar to you, Thoric, for your outstanding and diligent contributions to drug-related articles. WooyiTalk to me? 02:14, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

"It's always a long day, 86,400 won't fit into a short."