What's the story behind the mouse in the lemmy logo?

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Avatar RozhkiNozhki

In a 2020 post, Lemmy's co-creator Dessalines wrote about the origin of the name Lemmy. "It was nameless for a long time, but I wanted to keep with the fediverse tradition of naming projects after animals. I was playing that old-school game Lemmings, and Lemmy (from Motorhead) had passed away that week, and we held a few polls for names, and I went with that.

From Wikipedia.

Avatar alphacyberranger [OP]

Oh that's nice

Call me Lenny/Leni

If we get twelve animal-named fediverse sites, we can make a zodiac.

Avatar orangeNgreen

I think it’s a lemming.

Avatar alphacyberranger [OP]

Ah...now that does make sense :) .

Avatar nocturne

It is the mouse that used to sing for Motorhead.

HonoraryMancunian

I thougt it was the gerbil that went into Mr Slave's arse

Rhynoplaz

Jesus Christ!

Avatar squid_slime

The concept of the fediverse was thought up by a mouse.

We now show homage to our lord the rodant 😍

kase

Our Founder, who art in grayscale, hallowed be thy whiskers; thy comments come; thy shitposting be done; on Lemmy better than it was on *Removed*. Give us this day our daily memes. And forgive us our trolling, as we block those who troll against us. And lead us not into defederation; but deliver us from ads. For thine is the platform, the source code and the upvotes, for ever and ever. Amouse.

Avatar alphacyberranger [OP]

Ever thought of writing a remixed version of the Bible?

kase

That is a wonderful suggestion :D

Avatar squid_slime

When Lemmy defederate from the rest of the world and becomes its own country this shall be our country's motto!

Avatar Otter

All praise

Avatar craftyindividual

Eek

Chickenstalker

Muaddib!

betheydocrime

"Yeah, so I beat a mouse at Go Fish"