Anyway, he commented about maybe one day using the name Xerxes as a middle name for one of his children- only he wasn't sure how it was pronounced in English. I said that I'd always heard it as ZER-sees, and furthermore mentioned that I was half Iranian, have an Iranian first and middle name, and that (while we're on the subject of ancient Persian kings) I know of a Cyrus and Darius in the same family. [SEE-roos / KOO-rosh and Dar-ee-OOSH, if you go by Farsi pronunciation]
A little bit of back-and-forth commenting ensued, and then suddenly I notice something new at the top of the thread:
[Aforementioned TFer] has just bought you a $5 - One Month TotalFark Subscription - Non-Recurring -- see your email for more details.
I'm a TotalFarker for a month, woohoo! =D
That was entirely too cool of someone who is essentially a brand-new acquaintance. I'll have to try and get to know this guy better, methinks...