It's going to be asked, so I'm going to answer it here. Is it some mystical reference to some secret tantric yoga killer kung-fu move?
The answer is really simple.
- 21 is the date of my birthday and one of my favorite numbers.
- Dragons are cool.
The Longer Story Behind the Name
It's really hard to find cool internet names nowadays that make complete sense. Hence, one of the easiest ways I've found to create unique user names is simply to combine two random words together.
(That's why I've had email addresses like 'Jazzuppercut' and 'Pyroszen'. I know they sound silly now but they seemed like a good idea at the time.)
The thing is, compared to other animals real or mystical, like griffons or cats, I don't even really like dragons. I tried variations like LionGround.com and 21Griffons.com but 21Dragons.com stuck with me.
I also tried variations on the theme, like 3 Dragons, 7 Dragons or 9 Dragons – all favorite numbers of mine – but nothing sounded as right as 21 Dragons. I wanted something unique, memorable, something that could become my own personal microbrand, and 21 Dragons sounded like it had a good shot at becoming that as any.
I also like the sheer numbers of the name, the ridiculous overkill of having so many of something as regal as a dragon. It makes me feel like I have a thousand Jedi by my side as I face down a handful of cavemen.
That's how I came up with 21 Dragons.
That's it really.
Sorry if you were expecting anything mystical and ninja-y