[Last updated 23 April 2016]
I joined Gaia in January 2004 as Ziko and changed my name to [Q] that October. Throughout the years, I became a well-known regular of Barton Town, Computers & Technology, Gaia Community Discussion, and Profile Discussion. I also gained some notoriety in the GGN guilds with my Literate RP Guild The Crimson Ibis
and my participation in the Gaia Community Sniper Game Guild, Captains Guild, and SCAS.
Somewhere between 2006 and 2008 the [Q] username began breaking Gaia, making it unuseable (read more about that here
). I created a new account named Bornes, and by that time was really only posting in Lifestyle Discussion (now called Life Discussion) and sometimes the GCD and SCAS.
I joined the US Navy in 2009, where my Gaia (and general online) activity plummeted until 2012. I quit all the guilds and only posted in LD, specifically Transtastic (a trans support thread). At some point, I was a Forum Assistant under a side account named Greysond.
Late 2012 (around november) to 2014 I quit Gaia due to the Flynnflation and only came back some time in 2015 due to boredom. I still mostly only post in the LD.
In April of 2016, I changed my name from Bornes to Vardoger and changed a different, older mule account to Bornes to save the username in case I ever wanted it back.
Since 2004, I had a mostly permanent avatar. The avatar was red/black themed and always looked like my OC, Q (AKA Bornes)
. In 2016 I finally got tired of that and wanted to branch out, try different avatars and no longer feel like I was tied down to the name and theme.