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Old 05-11-2008, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How did you choose your handle?

Mine is the name of a character from the book In Watermelon Sugar. It was one of the first novels I read that I could understand beyond the basic story, and inBOIL exhibited many of the flawed characteristics that I have when I'm at my worst.

What's the meaning behind your handle?
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine means absolutly nothing.
A few of us were stoned one day during a study period right after lunch in high school. We were making up new words and having a hell of a time doing it. This was one of the words I made up.
No idea why I still remember it.

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Old 05-12-2008, 12:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I finally changed it to something universal. Sam Hain is the name, and ... something is my game...

I'll figure something out.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
comfortably numb...
 
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i'm right-handed and it's easier for me to pick up on that side...
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
has all her shots.
 
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it was the name I used as a bookseller on eBay...I liked it, though, and it just kind of stuck with me
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Obie a nickname from an old name i used in other places, the X is a remnant of the old name.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
More Than You Expect
 
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The first half is the result of experimenting with phenecyclidine and the other stuck from my days of being a teenage vandal.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nothing more than a nickname.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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1. stumble into titty board here
2. notice other sections of this forum are interesting and decide to register
3. puritanical/catholic parochial warped morality background immediately suggests "Bad" due to the initial attraction, plus real name "Nick"
4. nothing a few extra minutes in purgatory won't change to "angel"
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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My pops wanted to me Hezikiah Zachariah Herkamer Sherwood. My mom told him, "No way," and I ended up an Adam. This earned me the nicknames Herk and Hezi. Both of these have always been my handles. Also, TheHerk sometimes; like in WoW and Enemy Territory.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i was dlishsguy previously..means absolutely nothing. especially since i didnt intend on staying on TFP for longer than a day. but then i realised that TFP was deeper than that and decided to lurk for a while and finally stay.

ive been dlish for a while now.. Jazz chose it after i asked TFP for alternatives
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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A guy I used to go out with called me Digital Redhead 'cause I was always online.. and when I started using the name on forums people would call me Digi Red for short..
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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when I first found TFP, it was mostly a pron site (or so it seemed at the time waaay back in the fark days v.1), so I wanted my name to make me appear to be male. I didn't want to be harassed as one of the only female members on a board of hungry, horny wolves. I pondered for a long time before I came up with it and it really tickled me!!!
soon though, the mods (mostly Halx at the time) kicked the bad boys out and the TFP we know and love began to take form. Then I went through some mixed feelings about keeping the name, but it has rather grown on me. I must assume that there are quite a few people that don't know me that still think I'm a guy on this board, which is fine. It may scatter some gender bias...
Great idea for a thread...I look forward to reading the rest of the posts!
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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This name goes back over 10years for me. an inside joke from french class with my friends. I just decided to use it since it's totally unknown. (no, I am no mexican.)
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm a fan of Dune. I also like the character which is not central to the plot at first blush.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I've raised sheep for ~15 years, it's a play on "user"name, and it's female. Now that I'm getting out of the sheep business though, I guess I need a new name....but I'm not very creative.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Mine is also a play on words. Obvious I believe. It's my first name and I'm a cat person (and dog, bird, fish person really, I'm an equal opportunity pet lover ). Apparently I'm not that clever based on how many times it's taken already when I sign up on sites.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:59 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Mine is a reference to Hedwig, Harry Potter's owl. I didn't want a name actually involving the name Hedwig, as at the time the movies hadn't come out yet and my thought was that some people might mistake a reference to Hedwig the owl as a reference to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and that was totally not what I was going for.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:06 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Jinn from Djinn, an Islamic concept of "evil genies" who meddle in the affairs of humans. Also a summon in the early Final Fantasy II days, was either Ifrit or Jinn depending on the translation.

Kai from randomly mashing the keyboard when Jinn was taken on an MMORPG I played at the time. It just stuck. Turns out it's a word with a lot of meanings - my favorite being a 'type of throat singing used by indigenous peoples.'
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Tully Mars is a character in a couple of Jimmy Buffett's books. In "A Salty Piece of Land" Tully moves to the Yucatan having been a landlocked cowboy in the cold north. I've never been a cowboy but I have felt landlocked over the years. When I moved to the Yucatan the handle seemed fitting.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Cagney homage.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
... a sort of licensed troubleshooter.
 
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Mine was already tattooed on my scalp when I was born, fulfilling the first of many prophesies.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Initially, I didn't think I'd be here for very long, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, I think more people know me by this name here than the one I usually use online, but I've gotten used to it and like it.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:38 AM   #24 (permalink)
I read your emails.
 
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I'm a Canadian and also a dude...


use to be brian1975 but wanted something new.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:47 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I was getting a new email because I hated with a passion what I had used all the way back when I was like 12 or 13, ultimamk, so I kept putting different names in and they were always taken. Then, I thought: what are my favorite things? I like westerns, and I like old shit, so... retro_gunslinger@yahoodotcom baby! Then, because I'm completely OCD, I used it for all of my online handles, unless it didn't fit (The Phantom on Joblo.com and SomeKindaNinja on XBox Live).
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:09 AM   #26 (permalink)
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My friend randomly just started calling me Starshine, and I like it, because I like star shapes.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:47 AM   #27 (permalink)
Upright
 
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needed my 1st nick about 4 years ago and this just came to my head. it´s a reference to a simpsons episode where skinner dreams of using magnets to detain misbehaving children. the sub-nick of lom has already started to make appearances here i´ve noticed.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:49 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Mine was already tattooed on my scalp when I was born, fulfilling the first of many prophesies.
and I thought it was because you liked the Bolero...
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:55 AM   #29 (permalink)
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and I thought it was because you liked the Bolero...
Daphnis et Chloe, actually. Fucking magnificent piece of music.

I don't say this often, but your screen name is way better than mine.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:01 AM   #30 (permalink)
 
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roachboy is a mistake.
i meant to reference kefra, the egyptian dungbeetle god who turns the ball of shit that is the world and makes time happen by doing it. i forgot kefra was a dungbeetle and substituted a cockroach for it.

dungbeetleboy doesn't scan.
cockroachboy is tedious

roachboy i remember.
everyone remembers it.
i imagine because folk think who they take me to be as the kind of guy who'd wake up early after a party and go through the ashtrays looking for wake-n-bake munitions.
but i don't wake up early.

it's a meme
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:19 AM   #31 (permalink)
Unbelievable
 
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cj for my initials...2112 for... well if ya don't know, google it.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My brother was listening to Def Leppard when I made my handle.

I hate Def Leppard.

So, I made a handle in reference to them....

Irony?

P.S. What has seven arms and sucks?
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #33 (permalink)
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an octopus minus a tentacle.
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mother nature made the aeroplane, and the submarine sandwich, with the steady hands and dead eye of a remarkable sculptor.
she shed her mountain turning training wheels, for the convenience of the moving sidewalk, that delivers the magnetic monkey children through the mouth of impossible calendar clock, into the devil's manhole cauldron.
physics of a bicycle, isn't it remarkable?
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:33 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I opted for a more "male" version of the name.

if you look closely at the year of the card, you'll see how long I've had the name.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:09 PM   #35 (permalink)
 
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Frantic last effort at typing in something not already 'spoken' for.

Eh...the fact it has many shades and variant definitions mighta
had a little something to do with it also.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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P.S. What has seven arms and sucks?
Dude, that is so bad. Hilarious, but bad.

Martian has a long and complicated history. It represents an evolution of online aliases that began over a decade ago. I use it now because it's reasonably unique and usually available, and also because I feel that it represents several aspects of my character quite well (chiefly my love of astronomy and cosmology and my oft-felt impression of being an outsider in the game of life).

Also, it lends itself to making a few different jokes. I like jokes.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:40 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Dude, that is so bad. Hilarious, but bad.

Perhaps my favorite joke of all time.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #38 (permalink)
... a sort of licensed troubleshooter.
 
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P.S. What has seven arms and sucks?
Holy shit I just got that. Heh.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martian
Martian has a long and complicated history. It represents an evolution of online aliases that began over a decade ago. I use it now because it's reasonably unique and usually available, and also because I feel that it represents several aspects of my character quite well (chiefly my love of astronomy and cosmology and my oft-felt impression of being an outsider in the game of life).
You're not an outsider here.

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Old 05-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Daphnis et Chloe, actually. Fucking magnificent piece of music.

I don't say this often, but your screen name is way better than mine.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Beat me to it. Love Dune et seq.

For me - Daniel is my name (not usually Dan or Danny) and most places "Daniel" is gone, so I got into the habit of adding _ to make it allowable. Didn't even look to see if there was a plain Daniel here.

I started out on several fora (many) years ago as "Wowbagger" - I felt attuned to a guy who travels space randomly insulting people in alphabetical order - it interested the rude and the OCD parts of me; but I moved on after a while.

I was Lazarus for a while after I was the only person that came back to a forum after a prolonged and vicious flame-war, but that was only a joke.

I find that as "Daniel_" I tend not to slip into posting as an alter-ego, so I'm more myself and more honest when I'm flying my true colours.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:21 PM   #40 (permalink)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_%28DC_Comics%29

I'm a fan. Unfortunately when The Matrix came out 80 billion people started using the name Morpheus, so I mixed it up a bit and started to use a zero instead of the O.
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