Anonymouse

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Synonyms: anonymous, anon, anon y. mouse
See also: anonymity, anonmeme
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Anonymouse is a term for someone who posts anonymously to a forum, comment thread, zine, challenge, kink meme, or anonmeme. [1] [2] Anonymouse is usually one word, but sometimes two, as in "anony mouse" [3] and is sometimes shortened to simply "mouse." The plural, of course, is "anonymice."

The term probably originated on late 1980s BBSs or early 1990s conferencing systems, and it is now commonly used on Fandom Wank where the short-form mouse is readily understood.[4][5]

Coding Mice of the Round Table by Anonymous (2010).[6] Kink meme mods are usually anonymice. This piece of art for the prompt "Kink Me! Merlin coding mice. How would they look as actual mice discussing kinks?" shows the mice at work.

References

  1. Bookshop, Fic Recs: Tezuka/Ryoma, various pairings. + 100. .... whoever you were, Anonymouse, you made me very happy. Posted June 18 2006. Last accessed Sept 02 2010.
  2. neridne, Hi~! I do not want to hear that an anonymouse used their journal to troll or otherwise abuse the JF community. Posted Oct 22 2006. Last accessed Sept 02 2010.
  3. beatrice otter, Remix is Revealed! .... and the anony mouse got Sarah Connor's voice perfectly. Posted May 23 2010. Last accessed Sept 02 2010.
  4. The final update of The Fanfiction Glossary dated 2008-01-30 assumes that the term originated at Fandom Wank, via The Wayback Machine, accessed November 28, 2010
  5. Does everyone know what time it is? a Fandom Wank post that starts out, "This report was shamelessly snagged from wank_report. *throws cheese to mousie*", accessed November 28, 2010
  6. Anonymous. Mice of the Round Table, prompt 17 December 2010, art 27 December 2010. (Accessed 27 December 2010)
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