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Snakes In The Ball Pit => Yay, I get to talk about me! => Topic started by: Ansemaru on April 09, 2013, 08:29:20 am

Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Ansemaru on April 09, 2013, 08:29:20 am
Every username's got a story behind it. This is a thread for explaining how you ended up with the handle you go by.

This came up in my intro thread, but I'll tell it again and expand on it to get the ball rolling. Back when I was about 11 or so, I wanted to give a character I was drawing a cool name that sounded vaguely fantasy-Japanese without specifically being Japanese, because I was a baby weeaboo. I had the general idea of how syllables fit together for the language, and a general idea that 'maru' was an archaic name-ending that also sounded pretty badass, so I cobbled together "Ansemaru" without any particular regard for what it even could mean.

It could have ended there, but a couple years later I found myself in need of a username for a Deviantart account, and really wanted something that didn't have any numbers or underscores in it so I could sound vaguely unique and respectable. Lo and behold, I had a cool-sounding but nonsense name all lined up! Ever since then, it's sort of been my go-to username on websites, due to the fact that it's never taken and sounds cool.

As a side-note, the character I named that? The character in my icon. Some things never change, I guess.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: icarus on April 09, 2013, 08:40:05 am
- i wanted something ungoogleable
- i was in a captain n phase
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Post by: Isfahan on April 09, 2013, 09:03:48 am
Yeah, I wanted a name which would sound to the uninformed like I probably thought it up myself, but then when they go to Google it they just find a ton of shit about a city they didn't know existed.
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Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 09, 2013, 10:04:28 am
Some species of squids have elbows. This is clearly for hugging.

(My steam and Minecraft profiles are both Cuddlegoose because a few years ago I was desperately sick with a chest cold that left me incapable of producing any sound except a honk, and also because my down comforter ripped and I kept waking up out of fever dreams with feathers sticking to me.)
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Post by: TheCrawlingChaos on April 09, 2013, 10:40:52 am
I'm just your common or garden variety Lovecraft nerd, as the Deep One plushie, the multiple Lovecraft anthologies and the painting on my wall  of my room titled "Innsmouth Family Portrait" can attest. Being white, I spend a lot of time justifying this to myself and to others, but not as much as I did during the heyday of Internet Social Justice when I took everything I read at face value. Also, despite having completed 1.5 English Literature degrees I still haven't managed to write a paper on anything Lovecraftian, though I will be doing my thesis on Robert Chambers of The King in Yellow fame, who despite proceeding Lovecraft by a number of years and having fuck-all to do with his social circle is obviously very affiliated with the Mythos by now.
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Post by: Boots Raingear on April 09, 2013, 11:02:02 am
I like telling this story.

When I was 17 I got my own phone line so I could internet without bothering my family. I called my friends to let them know what my new number was, and life was great. Several weeks later, I visited one of my friends and saw their dry erase board still had my phone number on it but my name had been erased. Next to it were the remaining two items on his mother's shopping list. It looked like this:

Boots
Raingear      377-8642

Said friend is now an illustrator. I don't talk with him very often but I met up with him at a book signing in my town a few years ago and mentioned that I was using the Boots Raingear name online. The name apparently stuck with him too since he has a character named Boots Raingear (http://www.claytonhanmer.com/characters/#n22663) that he likes to draw.

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Post by: Geremy Tibbles on April 09, 2013, 11:13:28 am
I needed a name for a Cyberpunk 2020 character.

Last name is based off an Austrian guy's (Tibbits), and first name I just spelled with a G.


Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 09, 2013, 11:50:01 am
Well I shortened my username to just Al, but originally Allechenko was just an amalgamation of my name, Allen, and —chenko, a common name ending for Ukrainian surnames. Seems terribly careless I know, but I don't have a social media footprint and Allen is not yet my legal name so I'm not worried. I just like having the opportunity to use my first name since I can't do so around most people who know me just yet.

Yeah, I wanted a name which would sound to the uninformed like I probably thought it up myself, but then when they go to Google it they just find a ton of shit about a city they didn't know existed.
Isfahan, April 09, 2013, 09:03:48 am

Heh. You ran into the one person who knew exactly where it was. I actually pictured you as an Iranian man because of that city name.
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Post by: count_actuala on April 09, 2013, 12:26:47 pm
I wanted to be UnlimitedJuice on Twitter as an Arrested Development reference, but that was taken by a ginger nut with a fivehead. Now I'm waiting for the owners of a small juice company in West Virginia to come calling about acquiring my account name.
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Post by: Ansemaru on April 09, 2013, 12:27:38 pm
Well I shortened my username to just Al, but originally Allechenko was just an amalgamation of my name, Allen, and —chenko, a common name ending for Ukrainian surnames. Seems terribly careless I know, but I don't have a social media footprint and Allen is not yet my legal name so I'm not worried. I just like having the opportunity to use my first name since I can't do so around most people who know me just yet.
Al, April 09, 2013, 11:50:01 am

...wait, you're named Allen, it's not yet your legal name, and you're Ukranian?

Are you my clone?
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Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 09, 2013, 12:30:35 pm
Are you my clone?
Ansemaru, April 09, 2013, 12:27:38 pm

Yes to all of the above. (And a guy dealing with the whole trans thing, to boot.) Holy crap what, don't tell me you're all of those other things too because that would be freaky. (Are you also an immigrant to the East Coast?)
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Post by: Yossarian on April 09, 2013, 01:02:17 pm
I just really love Catch 22, and a few of the quotes rang with how I was feeling when I made my exodus from the chat room of evil.

"That crazy bastard."
"He's not so crazy," Dunbar said. "He swears he's not going to fly to Bologna."
"That's just what I mean," Dr. Stubbs answered. "That crazy bastard may be the only sane one left."

As far back as Yossarian could recall, he explained to Clevinger with a patient smile, somebody was always hatching a plot to kill him. There were people who cared for him and people who didn't, and those who didn't hated him and were out to get him. They hated him because he was Assyrian. But they couldn't touch him, he told Clevinger, because he was Tarzan, Mandrake, Flash Gordon. He was Bill Shakespeare. He was Cain, Ulysses, the Flying Dutchman; he was Lot in Sodom, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Sweeney in the nightingales among trees. He was miracle ingredient Z-247. He was –
"Crazy!" Clevinger interrupted, shrieking. "That's what you are! Crazy!"

I also used Clevinger briefly but that's not nearly as fun to have people mangle or scream in rage over voice chat when I play The Hidden

As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction. There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately. He was crazy.

Mainly because a lot of people in that group though I was crazy for not wanting to do all the stereotypical furry junk, so I decided that I must be crazy and my username should reflect it. Needless to say no one in that group caught the reference.
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Post by: Runic on April 09, 2013, 01:11:31 pm
I needed a username and I thought it sounded neat.  That's all there is to it, really.
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Post by: Chaz on April 09, 2013, 01:15:33 pm
I'm just Chaz because that's an acceptable short form of my actual name. GELF is something of a nod to Red Dwarf, GELF stands for Genetically Engineered Life Form, and the fuzzy green character in my avatar over there is a genetically engineered lifeform from a comic I draw.

So there you have it, Chaz GELF. :v
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Post by: montrith on April 09, 2013, 01:30:14 pm
I was reading a stupid fantasy novel and tried to pick a name from it, but got two different terms mixed and came up with Montrith. At least it's usually free when I want to use it.
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Post by: Ansemaru on April 09, 2013, 04:36:11 pm

Yes to all of the above. (And a guy dealing with the whole trans thing, to boot.) Holy crap what, don't tell me you're all of those other things too because that would be freaky. (Are you also an immigrant to the East Coast?)
Al, April 09, 2013, 12:30:35 pm

I'm an east coaster, not an immigrant though- to be fair, the actual Ukranian-living-in-Ukraine parts of my family came over two generations back.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: 🍆 on April 09, 2013, 05:20:58 pm
I tend to use different usernames wherever I go, so this one is F+/Ball Pit only. I was scrounging around for a name to add to my doc submission, and decided to use a minor ASOIAF character. I realized too late that people who watch Game of Thrones and Google my username might come across spoilers for future events, but, hey, their bad!
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Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 09, 2013, 05:36:13 pm
Boots, there's an Army surplus store a few blocks from me, and they must be run by your evil twin. There's a huge sign that reads "KNIVES RAINGEAR" in the window.
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Post by: Isfahan on April 09, 2013, 05:48:44 pm
Knives Raingear has a black goatee on top of his beard.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Chaz on April 09, 2013, 06:16:17 pm
No, Knives Raingear became a villain because he can't grow a beard. So he takes the fight to Boots in order to steal his.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: TheCrawlingChaos on April 10, 2013, 03:41:05 am
I'm just Chaz because that's an acceptable short form of my actual name. GELF is something of a nod to Red Dwarf, GELF stands for Genetically Engineered Life Form, and the fuzzy green character in my avatar over there is a genetically engineered lifeform from a comic I draw.

So there you have it, Chaz GELF. :v
Chaz GELF, April 09, 2013, 01:15:33 pm

GELF always makes me think of the Gelflings from the Dark Crystal. So I tend to picture you as a bright green one of those.
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Post by: Delcat on April 10, 2013, 10:27:19 am
Because DeLIRiUM_dIRgE wasn't available as an AIM name when I was eleven.

Thank GOD.
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Post by: agentanalogue on April 10, 2013, 11:55:37 pm
Mine's dumb and boring, but here it goes.

In 1999, I was CRAZY into "The Matrix" and "Upright Citizens Brigade".  I liked Agent Smith a lot.  I also loved the series of sketches in which the UCB people were trying to somehow make their lair hip enough for the inexplicable critics who would barge in say that whatever they were doing was totally "monster cockog".

Also I didn't know how to spell, so when I made it the first time, I added the "ue" to the end, and I've never dropped it.

Also it's TOTALLY the name of my improv troupe in my brain.  I think we could go all the way this year at the improvolley.
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Post by: Horza on April 11, 2013, 07:28:18 am
Protagonist of Consider Phlebas and a pretty striking syllable combo in its own right.

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Post by: Chaz on April 11, 2013, 03:03:34 pm
GELF always makes me think of the Gelflings from the Dark Crystal. So I tend to picture you as a bright green one of those.TheCrawlingChaos, April 10, 2013, 03:41:05 am

You have no idea how much I've gotten that.
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Post by: TheCrawlingChaos on April 11, 2013, 03:59:53 pm
GELF always makes me think of the Gelflings from the Dark Crystal. So I tend to picture you as a bright green one of those.TheCrawlingChaos, April 10, 2013, 03:41:05 am

You have no idea how much I've gotten that.
Chaz GELF, April 11, 2013, 03:03:34 pm

<3 For some reason I always used to watch it every year with my sister at Thanksgiving with my sister. A lifelong love of Henson, Froud and weird, unconventional fantasy with heavy world-building has resulted.
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Post by: KingKalamari on April 13, 2013, 03:47:10 pm
King Kalamari was a brain fart of a character I came up with years agoe for a thing I was writing. He was a squid monster in a bowler hat who ran a seafood canning company. I never did anything with him but liked the name so I used it a few places online.
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Post by: Psammetichus on April 13, 2013, 10:03:10 pm
Psammetichus was the name of three rather unremarkable Egyptian pharaohs, Psammetichus I, Psammetichus II, and Psammetichus III, naturally, who ruled during the 26th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, c.  672 to 525 BC.

I learned about Psammetichus from Herodotus, the Greek historian. Allegedly, Psammetichus tried an experiment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psamtik_I#Discovering_the_origin_of_language) to find if mankind had an "original" language:

The Greek historian Herodotus conveyed an anecdote about Psammetichus in the second volume of his Histories (2.2). During his travel to Egypt, Herodotus heard that Psammetichus sought to discover the origin of language by conducting an experiment with two children. Allegedly he gave two newborn babies to a shepherd, with the instructions that no one should speak to them, but that the shepherd should feed and care for them while listening to determine their first words. The hypothesis was that the first word would be uttered in the root language of all people. When one of the children cried bekos with outstretched arms the shepherd concluded that the word was Phrygian because that was the sound of the Phrygian word for bread. Thus, they concluded that the Phrygians were an older people than the Egyptians, and that Phrygian was the original language of men. There are no other extant sources to verify this story.
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Post by: Delcat on April 14, 2013, 09:37:00 pm
I would make some snarky comment about showing the rest of us rubes up if I didn't keep accidentally thinking of you as "Psammitch".

Sorry bro, them's the breaks.
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Post by: transatlanticalien on April 18, 2013, 05:27:55 am
a song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOW6OHOdqy8)
Man that's dull compared to pharoahs and shit

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Post by: OrganGrinder on April 18, 2013, 07:41:52 am
I have a love / hate relationship with this username, but end up using it a lot because I've had it for so long.

Originally, this username was given to me by Sean Kennedy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RantMedia#Sean_Kennedy) back when RantRadio was a thing that I was a part of. I'd often be in the IRC at the time because every nerdy kid circa 2000 was. At the time I had been using the username JoeNoSN (for Joe No Screen Name) which was hilariously read on the air as 'JoeNoSnot'. I could probably go back and find the exact episode that where this happened and he explained his story, but I don't really feel its worth the effort because its stupid, like '14 year old gets an internet naming baptism' stupid. There's a Bioshock Infinite joke here, but :effort:

Something about a monkey at a circus and it  being the OrganGrinder. I guess its cool, especially when you're 14 and you're looking for an internet moniker, but 12 years later its just a name with a bad backstory. As of the past 3-4 years I've been using the name ThrillhouseBRO more often. I've never been able to put creativity into a name that sticks, so I'm left with this, my oldest name.

By the way, Sean Kennedy is an insane person, whom was doing Freestyle Ranting, and at the time I thought it was helluva cool. But one look on the wikipedia page for what his most famous rant is left me with a very deep shame.
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Post by: Triggerhappy938 on April 18, 2013, 02:27:17 pm
Stole mine from a Double Dragon villain I saw in a clip ad for a Double Dragon tournament fighter.  A year or two later our household got it's first PC, and my older half brother gave us Quake 1, set us up with Quakeworld and Quakespy, and told me I needed a name.  Seeing as I was thinking of a name for myself in a game where I shot people all day, it worked.  I just sorta carried it over when I started interacting with people on the rest of the internet.

Interesting note, I only own 1 firearm, and it's an old .22 rifle I inherited.  I haven't fired it since I was 13.
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Post by: toanoradian on April 19, 2013, 05:42:41 am
There's this Lego toy series called Bionicle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bionicle). It had a story where the heroes are called 'Toa'.

I wrote few Bionicle fanfiction, where one of the characters are called 'Toa Nordi'.

'toanordi' becomes 'toanoradian' somehow.
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Post by: nilvoid on April 21, 2013, 06:14:03 pm
A long time ago, I thought that the term 'null and void' was actually 'nil and void' because nil is another term for zero and that went along with void because I was very smart and a teenage Nihilist (all teenagers are Nihilists). I thought that the two sounded cool when stick together and so I adopted the name nilvoid, which turned out to be insanely unique because no one was and is as smart as teenage me.
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Post by: fruit power on April 21, 2013, 06:46:19 pm
Mine is from the TV Tropes episode. That kid thought he was funny because he said to "heat it with fruit power."  I was so embarrassed for him.
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Post by: Moriarty on April 22, 2013, 01:05:52 pm
I needed a name for submitting the doc for the Sherlock episode, and this just seemed appropriate. I decided to stick with it when I signed up for the forum.
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Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on April 22, 2013, 02:10:12 pm
I needed a name for submitting the doc for the Sherlock episode, and this just seemed appropriate. I decided to stick with it when I signed up for the forum.
Moriarty, April 22, 2013, 01:05:52 pm

To be fair, that is the sort of thing Moriarty would do for shits and giggles.
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Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 22, 2013, 05:35:02 pm
I needed a name for submitting the doc for the Sherlock episode, and this just seemed appropriate. I decided to stick with it when I signed up for the forum.
Moriarty, April 22, 2013, 01:05:52 pm

To be fair, that is the sort of thing Moriarty would do for shits and giggles.
Al, April 22, 2013, 02:10:12 pm
And on the nerdier side of this comment, I appreciate that you used Moriarty from the Granada series as an avatar. Dude is still the undisputed champion of Holmes archnemeses.
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Post by: Moriarty on April 23, 2013, 11:35:55 am
I needed a name for submitting the doc for the Sherlock episode, and this just seemed appropriate. I decided to stick with it when I signed up for the forum.
Moriarty, April 22, 2013, 01:05:52 pm

To be fair, that is the sort of thing Moriarty would do for shits and giggles.
Al, April 22, 2013, 02:10:12 pm
And on the nerdier side of this comment, I appreciate that you used Moriarty from the Granada series as an avatar. Dude is still the undisputed champion of Holmes archnemeses.
Cuddlesquid, April 22, 2013, 05:35:02 pm

The fact that Granada Moriarty actually matches the one in the books is one of the reasons I love that series above all other adaptations I've seen.
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Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on April 24, 2013, 01:16:23 pm
The fact that Granada Moriarty actually matches the one in the books is one of the reasons I love that series above all other adaptations I've seen.
Moriarty, April 23, 2013, 11:35:55 am
Right? He used to make 12-year-old me puff up in fear and indignance like a frill-neck dinosaur.

The actor in Game of Shadows was eerily close to how I pictured him when I read the stories as an adult, but he was undercut by the fact that he was in Game of Shadows. Guy Ritchie, y u do. :(
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Post by: Ike on April 25, 2013, 02:14:14 pm
It's my name.
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Post by: MISANDRY CANNON on April 26, 2013, 04:56:05 am
all teenagers are Nihilists
nilvoid, April 21, 2013, 06:14:03 pm

HA! I wasn't a nihilist as a teenager! I didn't have enough self-awareness to have any sort of philosophy about anything! Ostensibly I still don't. Or maybe I actually don't. Who knows? Not me obviously.

It's the best username I could have or ever will come up with.
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Post by: fluffy on April 26, 2013, 06:41:09 pm
This is just what my friends have called me for years in real life and the reason behind that is a whole bunch of stupid parallel things that all converged in one particular way, but the summary is that I'd use "fluffy" as a placeholder name for things I didn't have a name for yet (or as an adjective for pretty much everything else) and I hate my real name for various reasons (mostly gender-related), and I was visiting a friend who was all "well if you don't like being called that, what should I call you? 'fluffy?'" and it stuck.  Over the next few years I stopped using the other bunches of stupid names I was using online and transitioned everything to this one.

(I was also getting pretty tired of people - furries, mostly, but not exclusively - conflating my fictional characters with me, thus I also made the plaid-critter character to fit the name, as a sort of amalgam of a bunch of other previous characters and an externalization of internalized attributes.)
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Post by: toanoradian on April 26, 2013, 10:32:13 pm
It's my name.
Ike, April 25, 2013, 02:14:14 pm

Ex-president Eisenhower what are your opinion on adult babies
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Post by: Ike on April 27, 2013, 05:31:09 am
Pamperchu alone justifies the presence of nuclear weapons.
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Post by: Locclo on May 01, 2013, 08:37:09 pm
My username comes from the novels I'm trying to write. In them, Locclo is the king of the Reokeians (basically angels, they go by different names but refer to themselves as Reokeians) and since nobody but me has ever read my work outside of a few chapters, I figured I'd go with it. Until I become rich and famous ( :P ), it's a name that will never be taken.

The name, by the way, has such a stupid origin that I can't believe I still kept it around. The series is called Chronicles of Light (CoL), and for a long time, I used the acronym to break up chapter segments - CoLLoC. Eventually, I decided that it was a decent name for a character, and so Colloc was born, the ruler of the Peiakeians (the sort of demonic counterparts to the Reokeians). Back at the time, I had the stunningly good idea (/sarcasm) of naming counterparts using reversed or rearranged names, so Locclo became the leader of the Reokeians.
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Post by: chai tea latte on May 01, 2013, 09:10:37 pm
That story has way too many fantasy words in it. You get, like, three max.
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Post by: Bunnybread on May 02, 2013, 11:09:37 am
My username comes from the novels I'm trying to write. In them, Locclo is the king of the Reokeians (basically angels, they go by different names but refer to themselves as Reokeians) and since nobody but me has ever read my work outside of a few chapters, I figured I'd go with it.

The series is called Chronicles of Light (CoL), and for a long time, I used the acronym to break up chapter segments - CoLLoC. Eventually, I decided that it was a decent name for a character, and so Colloc was born, the ruler of the Peiakeians (the sort of demonic counterparts to the Reokeians). Back at the time, I had the stunningly good idea (/sarcasm) of naming counterparts using reversed or rearranged names, so Locclo became the leader of the Reokeians.
Locclo, May 01, 2013, 08:37:09 pm

Lemon, I thought you said that you blocked Amy Lee from coming here!
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Post by: Locclo on May 02, 2013, 05:14:56 pm
You guys make me feel so good about my writing. :P
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Post by: icarus on May 02, 2013, 05:24:54 pm
it's cool i had a character named fe'lll'sk at one point
granted it was in a  fanfic i wrote when i was 14 but hey you are not alone in silly name land
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Post by: chai tea latte on May 02, 2013, 10:38:55 pm
You guys make me feel so good about my writing. :P
Locclo, May 02, 2013, 05:14:56 pm
What, would you prefer a hugbox? They're not very good for artistic development. A lot of people are bad writers, or get way into needless adjectives. Even Tolkien stuck with 'dwarves' or 'elves' generally, and you're probably not Tolkien.

Like icarus says, a lot of people do this! It's just that that doesn't make it not mockable.
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Post by: Delcat on May 03, 2013, 02:13:16 am
You guys make me feel so good about my writing. :P
Locclo, May 02, 2013, 05:14:56 pm

A really important Internet rule is you don't want to talk about The Novel I'm Writing.  You...you don't, okay?

Jegus the last time this happened I ended up reading a Raggedy Ann and Andy rape scene while the author went ISN'T IT DEEP and I tried to find the eject button and there wasn't one
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Post by: icarus on May 03, 2013, 04:32:19 am
delcat no my childhood
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Post by: Delcat on May 03, 2013, 06:37:13 am
To be fair they're a good person and a lot of their "novel" concept is actually pretty intriguing, but uh yeah there's just some things you don't expect to find out within the first thirty minutes of meeting someone on AIM.  I don't know that people always know just how clearly their writing can portray their inner workings/issues.
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Post by: NutshellGulag on May 04, 2013, 11:39:28 am
I was a PoE lurker, and needed a screen name to post after I started playing L4D on the PoE servers. So I stared at the stuff on my desk, and I had a copy of Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library on my desk. Nutshell Library did not sound butch enough for killing zombies, so I went with Nutshell Gulag instead. The end.
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Post by: Down10 on May 04, 2013, 09:19:18 pm
There are a ton of various interpretations of my username “Down10,” so I like to hear what other people imagine it means. I have several that I made up myself, and have heard at least a dozen other guesses.

The short answer: I was searching for a domain name in 1999 to host my graphic design portfolio. While I wanted down.com (http://www.down.com) or 10.com (http://www.10.com), they were already taken. Down10.com (http://www.down10.com) was not. And so it stuck. I've also been incredibly lucky in securing the name across Twitter and Facebook and most of those sites, so I'm a bit married to it by now.

I think the crowning achievement for my user name was having it acknowledged by none other than Brüno (Sasha Baron Cohen):
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Post by: Isfahan on May 04, 2013, 09:38:20 pm
I think it is a play on Downton Abbey.
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Post by: count_actuala on May 11, 2013, 08:20:50 pm
I think it is a play on Downton Abbey.
Isfahan, May 04, 2013, 09:38:20 pm
Yeah, you seem like a honky who lives in a church.
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Post by: Xenomantid on May 11, 2013, 09:15:24 pm
All my user names come from combining a random prefix with a random suffix. The idea is to create a name so polysyllabic and nonindicative that no one else would think of it, forget it, or have any associations with it. The name I use on this site does not adhere to this pattern, however, since it's derived from the Greek word meaning "alien" with the word "mantid" (i.e., a praying mantis). In other words, an insect-person from outer space. I love science fiction and have an abiding (and, fortunately, non-sexual) interest in insects, and I felt that I'd generated one non sequitur too many.
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Post by: Gelatinabomination on June 04, 2013, 11:24:57 pm
Mine is a dumbass Homestar Runner reference. All my usernames are dumbass Homestar Runner references. It's part of a quote from the gelatin form of Mashie the Marshmallow: "I'M AN ABOMINATION! And I'm comin' to YOUR house after school!"
Hell, even my avatar is Tenerence Love, the finest R&B singer in Free Country, USA. If you can guess what website/cartoon played a major role in my formative internet years, you win no points.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: jack chick on June 05, 2013, 01:26:02 am
Have you read my webcomic? You should read my webcomic.

(http://media.chick.com/tractimages67491/1010/1010_16.gif)
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Isfahan on June 05, 2013, 01:58:56 am
Jack Chick, do you think someone could take the text in a Chick tract and turn it into metal lyrics?
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Ansemaru on June 05, 2013, 01:59:45 am
Have you read my webcomic? You should read my webcomic.

(http://media.chick.com/tractimages67491/1010/1010_16.gif)
jack-chick, June 05, 2013, 01:26:02 am

Chick tracts were my introduction to atrocity tourism, back in the day. Fond memories.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: jack chick on June 05, 2013, 01:01:33 pm
Jack Chick, do you think someone could take the text in a Chick tract and turn it into metal lyrics?
Isfahan, June 05, 2013, 01:58:56 am

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Post by: MISANDRY CANNON on June 05, 2013, 01:08:48 pm
Jack Chick, do you think someone could take the text in a Chick tract and turn it into metal lyrics?
Isfahan, June 05, 2013, 01:58:56 am

jack-chick, June 05, 2013, 01:01:33 pm

Reminds me that I once found a conservative fundamentalist christian metal band. It was a surreal experience. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the band.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: jack chick on June 05, 2013, 07:05:49 pm
Jack Chick, do you think someone could take the text in a Chick tract and turn it into metal lyrics?
Isfahan, June 05, 2013, 01:58:56 am

jack-chick, June 05, 2013, 01:01:33 pm

Reminds me that I once found a conservative fundamentalist christian metal band. It was a surreal experience. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the band.
MicroMissles, June 05, 2013, 01:08:48 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unblack_metal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unblack_metal)
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Post by: Alpha Starsquatch on June 05, 2013, 08:12:38 pm
No love for Christian Side Hugs?

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Post by: Keetah Spacecat on June 05, 2013, 09:15:13 pm
'Keetah Spacecat' is pretty much my pen name, cause I kinda dislike putting my real name on stuff. 'Keetah' is just a pretty sounding name that I first made up for my 'god/admin' character in my Scifi MUD, and since my online avatar is a kitty in a space suit I combined them :B
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: gee golly gosh on June 21, 2013, 06:19:12 am
It is a pun, because I like those. I thought to myself one day, 'what if superman were actually a moose' and then realized I could portmanteau that pretty well.

It's not the best but it works.
kal-elk, April 09, 2013, 10:00:58 am

Supermoose! I had been meaning to ask if you were a fellow DCU fan, but did not want to seem sad and geeky. Too late!

Something about a monkey at a circus and it  being the OrganGrinder.
OrganGrinder, April 18, 2013, 07:41:52 am

I know what an actual organ grinder is, but I still pictured actual organs. Internal organs, I mean. I blame the 'what won't you eat' thread in the food board.

Pamperchu alone justifies the presence of nuclear weapons.
Ike, April 27, 2013, 05:31:09 am

Best ex-president.

This is not my usual internet identity! I was at work when I made my first comment to the f+ site, and used gee golly gosh because I felt like channelling Dick Grayson as played by Burt Ward.

Incidentally, Adam West is my forever Batman.


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Post by: Boy Horny on July 01, 2013, 04:59:34 pm
My username is literally the reason that I bought an account.  A ballpit where the snakes and junkies can't share a delicious boy horny is a shameful ballpit.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Celebeast on July 06, 2013, 07:45:49 am
Well being a Pokemon nerd I had to go with something appropriate. I happen to like Celebi, it is beast when used properly.

Also the thought of describing the cute time-traveling psychic onion as a literal beast is ludicrous.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Isfahan on July 25, 2013, 09:48:57 am
Cuddlesquid why is your name now Cuddlegoose explain
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on July 25, 2013, 11:12:39 am
Cuddlesquid why is your name now Cuddlegoose explain
Isfahan, July 25, 2013, 09:48:57 am
1. this one time I had a bad chest cold and couldn't make any noise but honking and my down comforter ripped and got feathers all over me all the time so I thought I was living la vida Black Swan
2. Juice Unlimited and I are going to be recording some stuff (as well as blogging together if I ever get my essays finished) and "Juice and Goose" sounds catchy
3. if you offer me bread I will follow you around the parking lot and shit on your front doorstep
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: junior associate faguar on July 26, 2013, 02:40:05 am
Before The New 52 killed any I test i had in comic books, I loved Green Lantern. I used Sinestro as my name on SA, and it it now my standard username.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: fluffy on July 26, 2013, 04:17:37 pm
BTW, fuck Gabriel Iglesias and his fans (http://t.co/JG0cGjjjpg)

This has been going on for years and doing this shit when I'm already stressed out and having an anxiety attack was the last straw. Reported abuse on him and his asshole fans, and I think I still have the emails from when he offered to buy my username off of me for a pittance.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: STOG on July 26, 2013, 06:23:40 pm
BTW, fuck Gabriel Iglesias and his fans (http://t.co/JG0cGjjjpg)

This has been going on for years and doing this shit when I'm already stressed out and having an anxiety attack was the last straw. Reported abuse on him and his asshole fans, and I think I still have the emails from when he offered to buy my username off of me for a pittance.
fluffy, July 26, 2013, 04:17:37 pm

FUCK GABRIEL IGLESIAS. HE IS A PIECE OF SHIT.

EDITED TO ADD BECAUSE HE IS WELL KNOWN IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS AND THAT ONLY PISSES ME OFF EVEN FURTHER:

On February 10, 2012, Iglesias was presented with several awards by the city of El Paso, Texas, including the key to the city, a resolution from the El Paso County Commissioners, Congressional Recognition from Congressman Silvestre Reyes, and the Beacon of H.O.P.E Award from the nonprofit organization Operation H.O.P.E, during a luncheon fundraiser that raised an estimated $5,000.[6]
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: count_actuala on July 26, 2013, 06:55:50 pm
Who the fuck is Gabriel Iglesias.

ETA: Oh he's some fatass TV comedian. Sell him your username and register TheRealFluffy and use his face as an icon.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: fluffy on July 26, 2013, 09:01:41 pm
EDITED TO ADD BECAUSE HE IS WELL KNOWN IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS AND THAT ONLY PISSES ME OFF EVEN FURTHER:

On February 10, 2012, Iglesias was presented with several awards by the city of El Paso, Texas, including the key to the city, a resolution from the El Paso County Commissioners, Congressional Recognition from Congressman Silvestre Reyes, and the Beacon of H.O.P.E Award from the nonprofit organization Operation H.O.P.E, during a luncheon fundraiser that raised an estimated $5,000.[6]
STOG, July 26, 2013, 06:23:40 pm
Having spent some time in El Paso this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Delcat on July 26, 2013, 10:53:07 pm
Do you bite, though?  Do you bite fingers off?  Do you chase toddlers around squalling at them and attempting to bite them and steal their food until they cry and soil their Garanimals?  CAN YOU BREAK A MAN'S ARM?

Wait, that last one's swans.  I forget what the bite strength is on a goose.  What's the largest bone you break on average?  Do not include metacarpals or metatarsals.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: fluffy on July 31, 2013, 05:15:01 pm
fuck Twitter support

HazelLytle, Jul 31 03:14 pm (PDT):

Hello,

While we understand your frustration, the reported behavior is not in violation of the Twitter Rules (http://twitter.com/rules).

Here are some quick tips to help you with your situation:

• Do not respond to the user. We have found that responding to someone who is intentionally attempting to aggravate you or others encourages them to continue their behavior.
• Block the user. You can block the user using the blocking feature described here: https://support.twitter.com/entries/117063
• Learn more about how to deal with abusive users: https://support.twitter.com/articles/15794
• Learn how to flag inappropriate media here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20069937

As a policy, we do not mediate content and we do not intervene in disputes between users. This means that users are allowed to post potentially inflammatory content, provided that they do not violate the Twitter Rules.

If someone feels personally threatened, or if you believe the content you are reporting is prohibited in your local jurisdiction, please contact your local authorities with the information you provided to us. You can point local law enforcement to our Law Enforcement Guidelines here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/41949.

Please let us know if you believe the behavior has escalated or otherwise violates our rules.

Thanks,

HazelLytle
Twitter Trust & Safety

Of course they always take forever to get back on any sort of abuse report, and when I had a crazy violent stalker who was creating a new account, sending a lot of threatening/abusive messages, then repeating, by the time they'd get back to me the abuser would have already deleted the accounts.  Useful.

ETA: just noticed that the twitter rules page makes it explicitly against the rules to buy a username. Too bad Iglesias himself never directly contacted me - he had another (shitty) comedian reach out to me with that offer.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: eatenmyeyes on August 20, 2013, 05:14:27 pm
This is the name I used on POE.  I just found out about this place from a thread on bo-ne.ws (http://bo-ne.ws).
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: zugunruhe on September 23, 2013, 07:42:19 am
Zugunruhe is like weird and German and stuff

"Zugunruhe (pronounced German pronunciation: [ˈtsuːkˌʔʊnʁuːə]) is a German compound word consisting of Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (anxiety, restlessness).
In ethology it describes anxious behavior in migratory animals, especially in birds during the normal migration period. When these animals are enclosed, such as in an Emlen funnel, zugunruhe serves to study the seasonal cycles of the migratory syndrome. Zugunruhe involves increased activity towards and after dusk with changes in the normal sleep pattern. Researchers have been able to study the endocrine controls and navigational mechanisms associated with migration by studying zugunruhe."

I came up with it when I was an angsty suburban teen and it stuck around until I was a relatively adjusted urban young adult. I guess I just needed to migrate?
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Duster on September 23, 2013, 02:33:25 pm
I'm a big history buff, and I mostly focus on early 20th century American disasters and even more specifically the Dust Bowl since I have family history with it. "Duster" was a Dust Bowl slang for the huge dust storms.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Runic on September 23, 2013, 06:01:43 pm
Yeah, some of those old dust storms were fucking crazy. Apparently some of them deposited dust as far east as Washington DC.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Yossarian on September 23, 2013, 09:53:20 pm
Once that shit hits the jet streams it goes everywhere.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Tetriphile on October 08, 2013, 12:30:02 am
I really enjoy Tetris.  And since it needs to be said, now that I think about it, no, I don't mean sexually.  But I did once find Tetris fanfic on fanfiction.net.  So...
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Sion on July 15, 2014, 03:53:55 pm
(http://puu.sh/acQlX/31997ada00.png)
I always feel guilty when I see this because I get excited and prepare to make a post, but then my enthusiasm gets crushed and I just try to find a more recent thread.
But you know what? Fuck it. Fuck that, fuck your rules, fuck Lemon oh god please don't ban me

I just sorta made it up. The confusing part is that it's not pronounced "Shaun" like the Scandinavian name "Sion" is, but rather like the car or Mass Effect 2 enemy, "Scion."

I also get really mad when people ask me if it's related to Darth Sion or Sion from League of Legends.
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Post by: Fatty Bo Batty on July 15, 2014, 04:08:27 pm
So, like "See-on," or "Sai-on?"

I'm fat, that's my story. Used to be Tubbs McGee.
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Post by: Sion on July 15, 2014, 04:35:29 pm
So, like "See-on," or "Sai-on?"
FattyBoBatty, July 15, 2014, 04:08:27 pm

Oh, it's "Sai-on." I usually use "Sigh-on" as a pronunciation guide to make it really simple.

I don't know why I get so bothered about how it's pronounced, but I do.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: A Meat on July 15, 2014, 04:42:26 pm
My user name is a homophone of my real name, more or less.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: chai tea latte on July 15, 2014, 04:54:20 pm
My user name is a homophone of my real name, more or less.
A Meat, July 15, 2014, 04:42:26 pm

oh my god you're the A-Team
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Mister Smalls on July 15, 2014, 04:56:12 pm
It's a venue in Pittsburgh where I've gone to see They Might Be Giants a couple times and it sounds like a person's name so I made it my name on the internet.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Tiny Prancer on July 15, 2014, 05:34:25 pm
I think ponies are inherently funny, what with how short and dumpy and angry they are, and I liked it being a pun on Tiny Dancer. Tiny Prancer is also what I put in to replace my real name on google plus, after they merged with youtube and suddenly my real name was on my youtube comments, much to my horror. (I also use it as my name/username on a tabletop rpg site I was playing a game with some friends on, and kept getting messages addressed to "Tiny P." which I thought was super adorable.)
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Sovereign on July 15, 2014, 05:58:56 pm
My current username is kind of a boring one, but that's part of the whole plan. I've spent so much of my online life with one or two usernames that I use for basically everything up until recently, but they're kind of lame and mostly embarrassing for me. I went with the "one word that means something to you plus four random digits" formula. I also have a shitton of differently named emails, so I guess I'm just really indecisive.
Fun fact: In hopes of rebranding my digital foot print with something slightly more normal, I inadvertently gave myself a reason to constantly fear that people will think I'm extremely pompous. In reality I just like the sound of the word 'sovereign.'
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Lemon on July 15, 2014, 07:17:38 pm
For the record,  that "old post" warning is just an smf standard.  Resurrect old posts you want, that's perfectly fine. That warning is dumb, but I'm unlikely to fix it since it doesn't come up often.

ETA: fucking autocorrect
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Nemo2342 on July 15, 2014, 10:08:34 pm
When I was somewhere around 14 or so I decided to ditch my old online identify and needed a new handle for AOL Instant Messanger. I was taking Latin at the time, so I decided that "Nemo" (meaning no one) would be a good name to use for being anonymous on the Internet. Unfortunately even back in the dark ages of the internet that name wasn't original, so it was suggested I add numbers to it. Being a fan of both the Illuminatus! trilogy and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I chose to append "23" and "42" to the end of my handle, figuring that no one would ever think to use that combination.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on July 15, 2014, 11:10:38 pm
My user name is a homophone of my real name, more or less.
A Meat, July 15, 2014, 04:42:26 pm
Holy shit we have a distinguished guest from cartoon brew, A Meat A Meaty
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Post by: Schumin Capote on July 16, 2014, 01:23:41 am
My username is a Look Around You reference (around 2:29 to 2:40).

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Post by: nigeline on July 16, 2014, 01:49:38 am
My name is some demented female form of "Nigel". Make of that what you will?
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: A Meat on July 16, 2014, 02:34:02 am
My user name is a homophone of my real name, more or less.
A Meat, July 15, 2014, 04:42:26 pm
Holy shit we have a distinguished guest from cartoon brew, A Meat A Meaty
Cuddleclobbermonger, July 15, 2014, 11:10:38 pm

Hey now, it's just my first name that's a homophone of my user name. My last name just has two sounds that don't quite exist in English

Also my name theoretically starts with a glottal stop, but fuck starting a word with a glottal stop.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: TacoChillocko on July 16, 2014, 07:43:07 am
Years ago I got the name "nubile hillock" in a somethingawful thread and I went through a bunch of iterations of it on irc. I used Reptile Chillock for a while, until I saw (http://i.imgur.com/Mlfx1X5.jpg)

Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: McMillan and Waifu on July 17, 2014, 05:01:12 pm
I enjoy old mystery shows and ripping off Lemon's jokes.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Agent Coop Time! on July 17, 2014, 09:58:17 pm
I enjoy the antics of FBI agent Dale Cooper, from the show twin peaks. Not enough to worship him as a pagan god though, so go figure.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Cat Planet on July 24, 2014, 11:30:15 am
I like drawing psychedelic cats, also
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: TurkeyPopulationGuessingMan on July 27, 2014, 01:13:31 pm
While in college, my friends were into DDR at the time. When I first tried it, I commented that playing the game made me feel like I was doing a white boy shuffle. So it kind of stuck after that.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Tiny Prancer on July 27, 2014, 06:23:54 pm
I'm not here to start no trouble
I'm just here to do the white boy shuffle
WhiteBoyShuffle, July 27, 2014, 01:13:31 pm
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Post by: TurkeyPopulationGuessingMan on July 27, 2014, 06:35:04 pm
Well I'll be damned. I never thought it was original. But never knew it was an actual thing. The more you know!
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Tiny Prancer on July 27, 2014, 07:31:43 pm
It's not actually a real song, but there's a very silly rap song called the Super Bowl Shuffle (https://archive.org/details/SuperBowlShuffle) that the Chicago Bears performed that does exist. I couldn't resist playing off of that.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Ambious on July 28, 2014, 03:39:46 am
I just really love Catch 22, and a few of the quotes rang with how I was feeling when I made my exodus from the chat room of evil.

"That crazy bastard."
"He's not so crazy," Dunbar said. "He swears he's not going to fly to Bologna."
"That's just what I mean," Dr. Stubbs answered. "That crazy bastard may be the only sane one left."

As far back as Yossarian could recall, he explained to Clevinger with a patient smile, somebody was always hatching a plot to kill him. There were people who cared for him and people who didn't, and those who didn't hated him and were out to get him. They hated him because he was Assyrian. But they couldn't touch him, he told Clevinger, because he was Tarzan, Mandrake, Flash Gordon. He was Bill Shakespeare. He was Cain, Ulysses, the Flying Dutchman; he was Lot in Sodom, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Sweeney in the nightingales among trees. He was miracle ingredient Z-247. He was –
"Crazy!" Clevinger interrupted, shrieking. "That's what you are! Crazy!"

I also used Clevinger briefly but that's not nearly as fun to have people mangle or scream in rage over voice chat when I play The Hidden

As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction. There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately. He was crazy.

Mainly because a lot of people in that group though I was crazy for not wanting to do all the stereotypical furry junk, so I decided that I must be crazy and my username should reflect it. Needless to say no one in that group caught the reference.
Yossarian, April 09, 2013, 01:02:17 pm

Appropriately enough, I read it while in basic training in the military. My favorite part is the scene where the Colonel debates the Chaplin about the validity of Atheism ("isn't that illegal?") and whether officers and enlisted men prayed to the same god ("they do" - "AND HE LISTENS?").
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: IceTwister on September 30, 2014, 07:53:11 pm
I was at my folks house about to register for another site and wanted to come up with a new name.  I was stumped until my dad asked me if I wanted to watch the next movie that was coming on on SyFy.  He said it was about so tornado made of ice.  I said that sounds really dumb... as I was typing IceTwister in the name box.
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Post by: positive stress on October 01, 2014, 08:38:22 pm
"I can't approach Galoopo Fruithag" (https://youtu.be/1I0sbThXE0U?t=3m46s)
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Post by: I, EmmaGhost on October 01, 2014, 08:57:34 pm
It was one of those teasing names that kids gave me in school. I fell off some playground equipment and ripped a huge hole in my pants, so kids started calling me "Briana bird."

I did what any normal person does and made it my username (?)
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Post by: Agent Coop Time! on October 01, 2014, 09:48:39 pm
a friend of mine made a shitty ms paint drawing with fifty cent's face in the middle that said "OFFICIAL FIFTY CENT SEAL OF IN DA CLUB" (i'll probably set it as my icon but who knows, i'm a loose fuckin kannon) and i thought it was funny so i made it my steam icon and changed my username to fifty cents. the idea of "50 cent" being a rapper's name is really funny to me since it's such a small amount of money. at this point, fifty cents probably doesn't even register as an amount of money to 50 cent. he's probably taken larger amounts of money than that and thrown it in the garbage or eaten it or whatever rich rappers do with their money

(also i finally got paid and had $10 to spend, hello everyone)
fifty cents, October 01, 2014, 08:38:22 pm
That icon is a work of art.
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Post by: Slayer of Yaks on October 03, 2014, 03:01:47 am
I am a tiny, severely underweight female, therefore the thing I should be most capable of taking out in hand-to-hand combat is yaks. Clearly. Have you seen those things? They're ferocious. I can clearly murder the crap out of them. With my hands. I slay them left and right.

Mostly the username stemmed from my friends and I talking about whether we'd survive bear attacks and such. My friend Ken told me I could totally take on a yak. So I made it my Xbox Live name and have used it for literally everything else since. The End.
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Post by: Muffinator on October 27, 2014, 09:32:31 am
Well, now I know where that username comes from.

Horrible news inside this link. (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/iran-orders-probe-into-acid-attacks-women-2014102791955374370.html)
Four women were doused with acid earlier this month in Isfahan, spreading terror and provoking protests.
My first reaction was "hey I know a guy who uses that name on the internet!"

My second reaction was to feel like a total asshole about thinking that.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: crow on October 29, 2014, 11:00:32 am
Well, now I know where that username comes from.

Horrible news inside this link. (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/10/iran-orders-probe-into-acid-attacks-women-2014102791955374370.html)
Four women were doused with acid earlier this month in Isfahan, spreading terror and provoking protests.
My first reaction was "hey I know a guy who uses that name on the internet!"

My second reaction was to feel like a total asshole about thinking that.
Muffinator, October 27, 2014, 09:32:31 am

You know that the mosque at Isfahan is a masterpiece of Islamic art right
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on October 29, 2014, 11:11:48 pm
Isn't Isfahan also the angel of music?


more like Isfahandsome am i right
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Bobalay on October 30, 2014, 03:47:57 pm
Mine's a dumb fighting game joke. All the characters in Mortal Kombat speak in vague East Asian-sounding gibberish. Raiden shouts "bobalaaaay!" for one of his moves and it cracks me up every time. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Post by: chases parked cars on November 03, 2014, 10:33:55 pm
because majestic-ass names like "dances with wolves" are boring
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Post by: Rust on November 04, 2014, 08:10:11 am
I played a spooky game called .flow. The main characters cancer personified alternate-persona-demon-thing is called Rust and I rolled with that. Maybe it's a bit edgy, but I like it.

And as far as I know, I'm not the Rust that was mentioned in some F Plus episode ages ago. This is a fairly new username to me.
Title: What's up with your username?
Post by: Agent Coop Time! on November 04, 2014, 04:23:55 pm
I played a spooky game called .flow. The main characters cancer personified alternate-persona-demon-thing is called Rust and I rolled with that. Maybe it's a bit edgy, but I like it.

And as far as I know, I'm not the Rust that was mentioned in some F Plus episode ages ago. This is a fairly new username to me.
Rust, November 04, 2014, 08:10:11 am

I thought a trombone would be involved.
iliketopoopinturkeysforappreciativereasons, November 04, 2014, 09:31:30 am
Or a detective partnership with Woody Harrelson.
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Post by: Old_Zircon on January 18, 2015, 10:17:59 am
It's the name of the "Byzantine depiction of The Devil" in Frank Zappa's last(?) screenplay (http://www.amazon.com/Them-Or-Us-The-Book/dp/B000BUWSCC).

I was really in to Zappa back when I first discovered PoE in the late 90s and I've been stuck with it on PoE diaspora sites ever since, because I can't give up my accumulated mad internet cred.

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Post by: landwailord on January 19, 2015, 08:32:52 pm
somehow the connection between the phrase "land whale" and the Pokemon Wailord just clicked
as an artist, this connection became an obsession until I had managed to shit out the stupid doodle that is my icon. while I do enjoy and obsess over pokemon from time to time, my REAL passion is in obscure youtube anime produced by the makers of Card Fight Vanguard, but not a Vanguard fan. go figure.
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Post by: Victor Laszlo on January 19, 2015, 08:41:13 pm
I played a spooky game called .flow. The main characters cancer personified alternate-persona-demon-thing is called Rust and I rolled with that. Maybe it's a bit edgy, but I like it.

And as far as I know, I'm not the Rust that was mentioned in some F Plus episode ages ago. This is a fairly new username to me.
Rust, November 04, 2014, 08:10:11 am
I just assumed you were an insomniac.
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Post by: Nyarai on January 20, 2015, 01:23:35 am
I played WoW with a friend in college. He was good at PvP and named his mage what he said meant "the splendor of God" in Persian (Yazdandafar?). I on the other hand, was not great at WoW and, in a sort of weird riff/homage, I decided to give my mage a name that meant "to be humble." Thus, Nyarai.
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Post by: Tarekthefreak on January 20, 2015, 11:12:32 am
Nothing interesting really. Tarek is my name. Freak rhymes with it. It helps people pronounce it online I guess. I was never really creative.
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Post by: Nyarlathotep on January 21, 2015, 10:39:11 am
Well the most direct answer is apparently the crawling chaos was already taken. I have a huge love of lovecraft mythos and the like, the stories, tabletop games, RPGs and comics. One of my favorite being Fall of Cthulhu from BOOM! Studios, Though yes I had to go a bit more direct since my normal handle was in use already.
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Post by: TheCrawlingChaos on January 21, 2015, 12:10:29 pm
Well the most direct answer is apparently the crawling chaos was already taken. I have a huge love of lovecraft mythos and the like, the stories, tabletop games, RPGs and comics. One of my favorite being Fall of Cthulhu from BOOM! Studios, Though yes I had to go a bit more direct since my normal handle was in use already.
Nyarlathotep, January 21, 2015, 10:39:11 am

Oh hello, fellow Mask! Good to see someone else is spreading the word of the Outer Gods around here.
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Post by: crow on January 22, 2015, 01:29:57 am
I'm named after the best enemy in a video game ever
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Post by: Tiny Prancer on January 22, 2015, 03:33:34 pm
funnily enough I actually started playing Mother 1 recently and fought one of those, and my initial reaction was "haha what's up with that crow wearing shoes, that's funny" which was quickly replaced with "THAT FUCKING CROW STOLE MY ORANGE JUICE WHAT THE FUCK SON OF A BITCH"
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Post by: crow on January 22, 2015, 03:34:28 pm
funnily enough I actually started playing Mother 1 recently and fought one of those, and my initial reaction was "haha what's up with that crow wearing shoes, that's funny" which was quickly replaced with "THAT FUCKING CROW STOLE MY ORANGE JUICE WHAT THE FUCK SON OF A BITCH"
Tiny Prancer, January 22, 2015, 03:33:34 pm

That's how it goes in the city of Compton
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Post by: Cleretic on January 24, 2015, 11:37:10 pm
I had a character on City of Heroes named 'Clerisy', which is a word for the higher echelon of intelligence in society; scientists, philosophers, writers, all that sort of thing. He was one of those guys who took Idiocracy as a warning, and decided the world needed to be smarter by any means necessary, so it suited him (as did the fact it sounded like 'heresy'). He eventually became my main character, and so the name people started calling me. That led me to eventually start using a modified version as a username both on CoH and elsewhere.
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Post by: SecondPairOfHeadgear on March 07, 2015, 05:06:19 am
The brony episode is one of my favorites and I felt like "CosmeonUnblocked" would be identity theft, so I took on the persona of his second pair of headgear.
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Post by: Cat Planet on March 07, 2015, 05:12:48 am
The brony episode is one of my favorites and I felt like "CosmeonUnblocked" would be identity theft, so I took on the persona of his second pair of headgear.
SecondPairOfHeadgear, March 07, 2015, 05:06:19 am

For brony identity theft you would have to deal with

(http://i.imgur.com/oxsqFFO.jpg)
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Post by: YetAnotherAmber on March 12, 2015, 10:05:54 pm
My usual usernames lead to ancient deviantarts and various tumblrs so i decided to not use that for obvious reasons.. but all of them have amber somewhere in the name. And the internet has like a million people who decide to go by amber. Thus I am yet another amber
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Post by: BOOTYBUMPIN on March 17, 2015, 05:11:28 pm
I just like to dance, man.
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Post by: memorylikeasieve on March 18, 2015, 04:51:08 pm
Sure, I'll make this my first ever keyboard-dribble here.

'memorylikeasieve' is taken from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency/Shada wherein Prof. Chronotis refers to himself as having a 'memory like a... like a... thing with holes in...' and after a few more lines of conversation from other people he blurts 'Sieve!  Memory like a sieve.'  My own memory's not much better than that, so I figured it'd fit.
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Post by: Puppy Time on April 04, 2015, 11:02:43 pm
I wanted to separate my atrocity tourism sites handle from my daily internet life handle.  And I like puppies, so I always want it to be time for puppies.
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Post by: CaptainLaserPants on April 10, 2015, 11:31:57 pm
There's an episode of "The Fairly Oddparents" where the kids are watching a sci-fi show called "Crash Nebula." In the episode they're watching, there's a character called Captain Laserpants (whose pants are glowing), and I thought it was a pretty cool name.
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Post by: Stone doggo effigy on July 03, 2015, 04:11:47 pm
A) I was a big fan of the era of Podtoid in which Jim Sterling was the host, so I used his favourite (made-up) word in my username, and . . .


B) Because of his babble I had to look up the Lord Humungus from the Mad Max 2 film. He looks and sounds as ridiculous as I feel most of the time, and I do still occasionally point at the cat and make similar demands of him for my own amusement.
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Post by: Sun Smasher on July 08, 2015, 04:27:04 pm
I hate the sun.

No, really, I seriously hate it.

It burns your skin, it makes everything too hot, and the only time it's anywhere near presentable is when it's leaving the sky.

**** the sun.
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Post by: positive stress on July 08, 2015, 05:09:57 pm
I hate the sun.

No, really, I seriously hate it.

It burns your skin, it makes everything too hot, and the only time it's anywhere near presentable is when it's leaving the sky.

**** the sun.
Sun Smasher, July 08, 2015, 04:27:04 pm

What do you wanna do, Titanium Teeth?
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Post by: slambam on July 11, 2015, 06:19:03 pm
slam is my nickname in real life. slambam is taken less often than just "slam."
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Post by: Avian on July 12, 2015, 07:32:36 pm
I'm kind-of a bird nerd. They're pretty rad.
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Post by: GirlKisser420 on July 19, 2015, 02:29:40 am
I wanted an mlg joke to match my av and this seemed ok. Once I actually had a girl start flirting with me while playing payday 2 because the name made her think I was funny for some reason. She never spoke to me after I said I didn't like minecraft.
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Post by: Spoop on July 19, 2015, 07:09:31 am
it spells poops.

backwards.
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Post by: jack chick on July 19, 2015, 05:59:49 pm
I wanted an mlg joke to match my av and this seemed ok. Once I actually had a girl start flirting with me while playing payday 2 because the name made her think I was funny for some reason. She never spoke to me after I said I didn't like minecraft.
GirlKisser420, July 19, 2015, 02:29:40 am

what
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Post by: Tiny Prancer on August 12, 2015, 05:57:39 pm
so I was looking at a wikipedia page about a 90s cartoon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bots_Master) I had never heard of until today, as one does, and I was scrolling though the meticulously-kept list of characters when I noticed something:

(http://s7.postimg.org/c1onvvq7f/image.png)

(http://s18.postimg.org/gjtci716h/image.png)

(http://s28.postimg.org/v32x7cvsd/image.png)

(http://s22.postimg.org/u2qkbl6ld/image.png)

Lady Frenzy, do you care to comment?
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Post by: Lady Frenzy on August 12, 2015, 06:11:21 pm
Lady Frenzy, do you care to comment?
Tiny Prancer, August 12, 2015, 05:57:39 pm

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Post by: TurkeyPopulationGuessingMan on August 12, 2015, 10:13:02 pm
I used to have another username here but this is the one I use mostly.

The name comes from the MST3k episode "Riding with Death". In a segment where Crow becomes Turkey Volume Guessing Man. He has the power to tell you how many turkeys it will take to fill a given volume.
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Post by: Cleretic on August 12, 2015, 10:43:02 pm
Lady Frenzy, do you care to comment?
Tiny Prancer, August 12, 2015, 05:57:39 pm

Lady Frenzy, August 12, 2015, 06:11:21 pm
This is the most 90s thing I've ever seen.

...is the creator of that show really named Xavier Picard? And that's the name of a real person who made something in the 90s, not the name of a fictional character based on Patrick Stewart?
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Post by: Tiny Prancer on August 12, 2015, 11:01:11 pm
I'm looking into this show because I have terrible taste (and there's something about how stupidly 90s it is that thrills me), and yes, one of the animation directors/producers is named Xavier Picard. Shockingly, he is also the co-producer for the recent film Moomins on the Riviera, so apparently his years of working in cheapass-90s cartoons paid off or something.
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Post by: Really_Quite_Nice on November 15, 2015, 01:54:41 pm
Cutesy stuff (◡‿◡✿) (e.g.) Adventure Time/Steven Universe, RomComs (Bryan Fuller series, Parks and Rec, Scott Pilgrim)
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Post by: Shaggy2Ghosts on November 17, 2015, 03:46:21 am
It's what I yell when I don't have a valid answer for things. Cat is looking at me weird? ILLUMINATILLUMINATILLUMINATI. Can't find my phone? ILLUMINATILLUMINATILLUMINATI. etc. etc.
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Post by: Knitting Machine on November 17, 2015, 08:58:48 am
I thought I was totally original and clever only to find out this is a name of a book series.
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Post by: Old_Zircon on November 20, 2015, 10:08:15 pm
I was really in to Zappa in high school and when I discovered Portal of Evil around '99 I took a username from Them Or Us: The Book (a self-published, 200+ page screenplay for a movie he never filmed).  It was the name of the stereotypical, pointy-tailed, Byzantine depiction of the devil.


I've been stuck with it ever since.
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Post by: Quasar on November 22, 2015, 09:21:23 pm
It's a word I like the sound of and it makes it harder for someone to locate my info just by googling my username. Also hello, I made this account when the forums started but only just decided to start reading/posting.
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Post by: Yavuz on December 03, 2015, 12:42:18 pm
I am either:

a) The 9th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, placed in stasis by someone (probably aliens) until the present day, when the United States government released me and set me up under a new name in the howling wilderness of the Midwestern United States.
or
b) A graduate student in the howling wilderness of the Midwestern United States with a background in Turkey.

Choose whichever one seems more likely.
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Post by: Username on December 03, 2015, 11:36:33 pm
I'm creative
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Post by: Fanzay on December 04, 2015, 02:50:48 am
It's a word I like the sound of and it makes it harder for someone to locate my info just by googling my username. Also hello, I made this account when the forums started but only just decided to start reading/posting.
Quasar, November 22, 2015, 09:21:23 pm

ZenithQuazar77 is that you?
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Post by: Lemon on December 04, 2015, 11:34:39 am
I'm creative
Username, December 03, 2015, 11:36:33 pm

(http://www.animatedimages.org/data/media/510/animated-light-bulb-image-0022.gif)
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Post by: eldritchhat on December 04, 2015, 10:23:04 pm
Mine came from the before times, when I was into Homestuck. The only other person who liked it at my school and I tried to use a fan made version of the AOL ripoff it has instead of actual dialog. Every character had an 'adjective noun' name, and I was (and still am) a gigantic fan of Lovecraft's work. I'm also a writer, so I went with eldritchscribe originally, but realized that wasn't purple monkey dishwasher enough. I went with eldritchhat later, most likely because I was really into top hats back then, and it made a much more interesting avatar.

Now I use it all over the internet, so I can slowly grow my personal brand. [heisenberg]

you can probably tell I'm a bit young
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Post by: Sherman Tank on December 06, 2015, 07:01:59 pm
I like the M4 Sherman tank.
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Post by: ballpig on December 07, 2015, 08:59:12 pm
Boots made this account by accident.
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Post by: Boots Raingear on December 07, 2015, 09:02:34 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2643/3991853050_d627afe127.jpg)

The ballpig is now in charge of database maintenance.
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Post by: Nifty Nif on December 11, 2015, 12:23:47 pm
My middle school friend needed me to have a cute nickname to match hers--she was "Nny" for Bonny (and she was obviously very into Jhonen Vasquez).  She named me--her lesbian accessory--"Nif", which is the middle syllable of my name.  "niftynif" just sounds nice, and most sites don't let you have a username that's 3 characters or fewer.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope on December 29, 2015, 09:59:43 pm
If none of you know which song I am referencing, I will be disappointed.
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Post by: Biggie Fries on December 30, 2015, 12:06:37 am
Boots
Raingear      377-8642
Boots Raingear, April 09, 2013, 11:02:02 am

For a long time after finding this podcast I thought your name was Boots Reindeer.  I figured you must be the podcast's resident furry.

It's still gotta be better than being The Voice of The Spearhead.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope on December 30, 2015, 12:48:43 am
Boots
Raingear      377-8642
Boots Raingear, April 09, 2013, 11:02:02 am

For a long time after finding this podcast I thought your name was Boots Reindeer.  I figured you must be the podcast's resident furry.

It's still gotta be better than being The Voice of The Spearhead.
Biggie Fries, December 30, 2015, 12:06:37 am

So a reindeer with boots instead of antlers.
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Post by: Glitterbomber on December 30, 2015, 11:27:19 am
I read an article that called someone who glitterbombed some asshole as 'a glitterbomber' and I thought the image of some shady ass terrorist setting off a bomb that just shot sparkles everywhere was really funny.
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Post by: Nikaer Drekin on December 30, 2015, 11:41:58 am
It's an anagram of my actual first and last names!
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Post by: A Meat on December 30, 2015, 01:14:54 pm
It's an anagram of my actual first and last names!
Nikaer Drekin, December 30, 2015, 11:41:58 am
I'll get you one day, 'A Kinkier Nerd'
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Post by: Bunnybread on January 06, 2016, 11:01:56 am
Well, my idea was, y'know, I wanted a name, I wanted it so it can cut glass.  You know?  Razor sharp.  It's like, when I closed my eyes, I'd see this thing, a sign, I'd see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign - it just blows up because the name is so powerful... It says...


"Guest"



...but then I promptly found out that name was taken already so I had to settle for this. 

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Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on January 06, 2016, 11:22:22 am
Got to say, I'm glad you went with Bunnybread.  What kind of jerk would even have a name like Guest?
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Post by: LaserSeusan on January 06, 2016, 12:06:44 pm
Seriously, can you imagine what kind of fuckwit would go about with a name like that? Jesus, that's a fate I wouldn't wish upon anyone.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope on January 06, 2016, 01:57:24 pm
It could have been worse. Imagine someone choosing the name 'Lemon' for their screen name. What kind of name is that?
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Post by: DaltonSezHi on January 30, 2016, 06:18:54 pm
When I was like 12, I decided that I needed a name for my MySpace and so I chose this for some reason. I'm so goddamn lazy that I never decided to change it again. I don't even usually say, "hi." I prefer "hey."
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Post by: Bodark on January 30, 2016, 09:56:10 pm
Well, my idea was, y'know, I wanted a name, I wanted it so it can cut glass.  You know?  Razor sharp.  It's like, when I closed my eyes, I'd see this thing, a sign, I'd see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign - it just blows up because the name is so powerful... It says...


"Bodark"



...but then I promptly found out that name was taken already so I had to settle for this.
Bunnybread, January 06, 2016, 11:01:56 am

Got to say, I'm glad you went with Bunnybread.  What kind of jerk would even have a name like Bodark?
EYE OF ZA, January 06, 2016, 11:22:22 am

∠( ᐛ 」∠)_
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Post by: Nifty Nif on January 30, 2016, 10:04:26 pm
Off-topic, but these "you" posts make me jump every time I see them.
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Post by: Maxine Headroom on February 01, 2016, 09:11:43 am
I signed up for PSN after bingeing on Max Headroom and whiskey with some friends, and we were drunk enough to think this username was quite clever. I've kept using it for places I don't want connected to my internet username that my family knows because I couldn't come up with anything better.
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Post by: Hunky Jimpjorps on February 04, 2016, 11:01:58 am
I can't remember the original genesis of it, but in the old TF2 days I used to be "Dr. Hymie Tugjobs", then over time that transmogrified into "Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps", and now here I am
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Post by: Mango Tango on February 24, 2016, 09:11:08 pm
I really just wanted something that rhymed.
 
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Post by: Spooks on February 25, 2016, 09:05:00 am
Despite Lemon's insinuation that I am a British BBC show incarnate, it's the most common of username origins: something dumb you came up with when you were 14. I was playing Maniac Mansion Deluxe, the PC fan-remake of the original game and came upon a gargoyle banister post cap in one of the first rooms that had this description when looked at.
pictorial evidence #1:
(http://i.imgur.com/NkmLZ2Y.jpg)

Being not quite fluent with the English language at the time, I thought to myself "That's a cool word, I'll use that as my handle from now on!" and that's that. So I suppose you could say I self-identify as a media-gargoyle-banister-kin.

Completely offtopic:
NSFW content. Click to show.
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Post by: SatanInAZootSuit on February 27, 2016, 11:49:27 am
It Came From Steam. Sorry for titlecasing that,  but it sounds like a movie. Basically I used to do weird names in a certain format,  changing every 3 months or so. The 3 longest lasting are: confusion of the damned, rapture of the ancients, and Satan in a zoot suit.
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Post by: Courtesy Bee on April 19, 2016, 08:58:09 am
(http://i.imgur.com/vdZQ5cu.png)

NSFW content. Click to show.
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Post by: Gyro on April 19, 2016, 09:03:03 am
I was trying to think of something that sounds cool but not to pretentious, since it was 2006 and my username was Aegis which sounded cool but also way too pretentious. Since I was a shitnerd, I heard the word "Gyrfalcon" in American McGee's Alice and thought "hmm, if this was 'Gyrofalcon' it would sound like some robot bird." So, I changed my name to that. Quickly I realized that it was a shitty pun nobody would get, and started using the shortened version of just "Gyro."

I keep trying to think of a new username to go with. Candidates have included Sibboleth and FractalCat. Nothing really stands out though.
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Post by: SatanInAZootSuit on April 19, 2016, 09:07:07 am
I was trying to think of something that sounds cool but not to pretentious, since it was 2006 and my username was Aegis which sounded cool but also way too pretentious. Since I was a shitnerd, I heard the word "Gyrfalcon" in American McGee's Alice and thought "hmm, if this was 'Gyrofalcon' it would sound like some robot bird." So, I changed my name to that. Quickly I realized that it was a shitty pun nobody would get, and started using the shortened version of just "Gyro."

I keep trying to think of a new username to go with. Candidates have included Sibboleth and FractalCat. Nothing really stands out though.
Gyro, April 19, 2016, 09:03:03 am
WARNING: I will now and always pronounce your name as yee-ro, and now I want your avatar to be a falcon that exclusively eats gyros
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Post by: A Meat on April 19, 2016, 10:13:40 am
I was trying to think of something that sounds cool but not to pretentious, since it was 2006 and my username was Aegis which sounded cool but also way too pretentious. Since I was a shitnerd, I heard the word "Gyrfalcon" in American McGee's Alice and thought "hmm, if this was 'Gyrofalcon' it would sound like some robot bird." So, I changed my name to that. Quickly I realized that it was a shitty pun nobody would get, and started using the shortened version of just "Gyro."

I keep trying to think of a new username to go with. Candidates have included Sibboleth and FractalCat. Nothing really stands out though.
Gyro, April 19, 2016, 09:03:03 am
I hope you don't mind learning new facts, but in Modern Hebrew 'sibolet' means endurance (mostly used in Hebrew to denote physical, esp. heart and lung capability). In addition, Modern Hebrew doesn't have a native 'th' sound of any kind so Shibboleth actually pronounced 'shibolet' in Hebrew. The word itself actually refers to the part of the plant containing grains.

I can write more about this, but since it's unprovoked I'll keep it at this. Consider yourself lucky.
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Post by: LaserSeusan on April 19, 2016, 10:44:35 am
I was trying to think of something that sounds cool but not to pretentious, since it was 2006 and my username was Aegis which sounded cool but also way too pretentious. Since I was a shitnerd, I heard the word "Gyrfalcon" in American McGee's Alice and thought "hmm, if this was 'Gyrofalcon' it would sound like some robot bird." So, I changed my name to that. Quickly I realized that it was a shitty pun nobody would get, and started using the shortened version of just "Gyro."
Gyro, April 19, 2016, 09:03:03 am
WARNING: I will now and always pronounce your name as yee-ro, and now I want your avatar to be a falcon that exclusively eats gyros
SatanInAZootSuit, April 19, 2016, 09:07:07 am

I've done the easy part and made you the icon. The rest is up to you, yee-ro

(http://i.imgur.com/cA7siRv.pngg)
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Post by: Gyro on April 19, 2016, 07:44:44 pm
I was trying to think of something that sounds cool but not to pretentious, since it was 2006 and my username was Aegis which sounded cool but also way too pretentious. Since I was a shitnerd, I heard the word "Gyrfalcon" in American McGee's Alice and thought "hmm, if this was 'Gyrofalcon' it would sound like some robot bird." So, I changed my name to that. Quickly I realized that it was a shitty pun nobody would get, and started using the shortened version of just "Gyro."
Gyro, April 19, 2016, 09:03:03 am
WARNING: I will now and always pronounce your name as yee-ro, and now I want your avatar to be a falcon that exclusively eats gyros
SatanInAZootSuit, April 19, 2016, 09:07:07 am

I've done the easy part and made you the icon. The rest is up to you, yee-ro

(http://i.imgur.com/cA7siRv.pngg)
Ashto, April 19, 2016, 10:44:35 am

Your wish (and hilarious photoshop) is my command.
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Post by: NutshellGulag on April 19, 2016, 08:18:51 pm
I was trying to think of something that sounds cool but not to pretentious, since it was 2006 and my username was Aegis which sounded cool but also way too pretentious. Since I was a shitnerd, I heard the word "Gyrfalcon" in American McGee's Alice and thought "hmm, if this was 'Gyrofalcon' it would sound like some robot bird." So, I changed my name to that. Quickly I realized that it was a shitty pun nobody would get, and started using the shortened version of just "Gyro."

I keep trying to think of a new username to go with. Candidates have included Sibboleth and FractalCat. Nothing really stands out though.
Gyro, April 19, 2016, 09:03:03 am

You'll always be a delicious Greek pita sandwich to me.
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Post by: THE CURSE OF THE WITCH OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB on April 19, 2016, 09:59:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/vdZQ5cu.png)

NSFW content. Click to show.
Courtesy Bee, April 19, 2016, 08:58:09 am
[kumquat]
How To Make A Courtesy PEE,
How To Make A Courtesy BEE
[/kumquat]
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Post by: Cirr on April 20, 2016, 05:03:24 am
I am profoundly lacking in creativity and decisiveness.

edit from the future: at this point my username was like "placeholder name" or something before I decided ballpit was probably not going to burn me at the stake
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Post by: Chupasaurus-Rex on April 20, 2016, 12:24:14 pm
Mine started out a a reference to Red vs. Blue (Chupathingy), but then I ran into a few places where it had been taken, and amongst my friends and loved ones I've been known to do a rather hilarous, I'm told, impression of a T-rex to delight children and make my wife roll her eyes and smile. Because my name starts with a T I have called that impression the T[inserttherestofmynamehere]saurus-Rex. So I combined the two. And the Chupasaurus-Rex was born.
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Post by: Fanzay on April 26, 2016, 09:50:48 am
I was 14, and Internet names are forever.
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Post by: Mushroom on May 02, 2016, 09:09:06 pm
I might as well make this my first post on the forum I guess?

I like mushrooms. That is literally it. I photograph and identify them as a hobby because I am a normal person who has friends.
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Post by: Dr. Buttplug on June 09, 2016, 09:10:49 pm
My current username is pretty self explanatory, it is technically misspelled according to dozerfleet cannon but I prefer to think it is cockney rhyming slang for a shitty breakfast, or morning sex.

I used to use the username niceguy64, I was in high school when I came up with it and it was directly related to always being labeled a "nice guy" with all the terrible connotations connected to it, and my first console was a commodore 64. There were other permutations and even after it became a meme for neckbeards I embraced it ironically in the something awful goony loser sort of sense. A year or two ago I found another niceguy64 out there in the interwebs, there are many, this lent to some amount of anonymity, but this particular guy chose "niceguy" because he was a total creepy rapist pedophile type and he chose "64" because he was born in the year 1964. So since I had been looking for a proper replacement. Thanks Lemon!
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Post by: Turbo Sexaphonic Delight on June 16, 2016, 06:37:40 pm
I used to be merely Turbo Sexaphone. When a random cashier at Popeye's called me delightful, I knew that I had grown as a human, and decided that one of my internet handles had to reflect this. Thus was the title "Turbo Sexaphonic Delight" born.
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Post by: positive stress on June 16, 2016, 07:09:58 pm
You've set a high bar for yourself with your first ballpit post
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Post by: Baldr on June 17, 2016, 06:13:12 am
Thus was the title "Turbo Sexaphonic Delight" born.

(http://i.imgur.com/Jln1RMG.gif)

Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: Pie Rogue on July 10, 2016, 12:05:05 am
My phone once auto-corrected "pierogies" to "pie rogues".  I also  like to bake, so it kinda fits.
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Post by: Chaymie on July 11, 2016, 12:12:07 am
My username is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger's pronunciation of "Jamie" in Jingle All The Way. I don't know why I chose it as a username.
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Post by: A Dork Heathen on July 21, 2016, 04:49:47 pm
I'm a dork who practices the pre-Christian religion of Northern Europe called Heathenry.  Pretty simple.
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Post by: znarf on July 25, 2016, 12:57:53 am
I've never had a nickname, so it is my name backwards. 

I used to have another name back in the early 2000s for action figure and action figure customization websites, feralwolf or feralwolf72.  I even used it as an xbox 360 handle to play the fighting games.  Then people started asking me if I was a furry about 2 years ago, so that had to stop.
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Post by: Gyro on July 25, 2016, 08:15:41 am
My phone once auto-corrected "pierogies" to "pie rogues".  I also  like to bake, so it kinda fits.
Pie Rogue, July 10, 2016, 12:05:05 am

Nice pun. Also, props on the manul avatar, for it is grumpy and cute.
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Post by: Quark-Antiquark on August 02, 2016, 09:22:08 pm
Basically, if it wasn't super obvious already, I'm a huge physics nerd. After many years of using my first name followed by 412 as a username, I decided I wanted something original and that was probably never taken. I had just started reading about quantum mechanics (I really don't want to sound pretentious while writing this), antiparticles and annihilation, and decided that Quark-Antiquark sounded pretty cool.
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Post by: Eider Duck on August 04, 2016, 07:10:29 am
I like ducks, and birds in general.

I also grew up near a massive colony of Eider Ducks, so I'm familiar with them and the amusing noises the males make when courting.
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Post by: Dr. Buttplug on August 04, 2016, 11:39:47 pm
And a hardy welcome to ye!
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Post by: Vocal Minority on August 07, 2016, 11:45:01 am
It goes all the way back to my days on the Xbox. When I was creating my account, I was given a few pre generated names to choose from. One was vocal flood man, and for some reason I chose it. Over the years it eventual shortened to Vocal Flood and then just Vocal, this became my name for all my online profiles.  Then one day I decided I needed more personality to my name. I thought of different phrases that Vocal would be a part of. I checked to see if Vocal Minority was available, It was, I took it, and the rest is history.
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Post by: Coalbus on August 07, 2016, 07:35:10 pm
I unashamedly stole mine from that one WikiHow episode.

I also identify as CourtesyPeekin. My accepted pronouns are: pee, and peeself.
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Post by: Liatai on August 07, 2016, 08:20:38 pm
What else -- a conlang I tried to write when I was in my teens. It sucked, but hey, this was one of the words that I liked and stuck with me. x3;

Liatai is the feminine form of the noun "liata," plural "liatae," roughly meaning "one who creates," more specifically meaning "one who makes something new from pieces of the old." For example, a carpenter could be a liata if he makes a chair, but if a different guy puts a decorative carving on it, the carver's not a liata as it applies to the chair. Together they could be the chair's liatae, but that depends on local use of the word. x3;

It was more often used in the context of artists, writers, and musicians. Someone who copies a work of art, repeats someone else's story, or sings someone else's song is still important, and there would be another word for them meaning something like "performer" or "one who displays the work of others," but they wouldn't be liatae. A woman who writes songs would be a liatai. Same for a woman who paints original works, tattoos her own designs, or comes up with new stories.

I've been writing, drawing, and coming up with worlds for as long as I can remember, so... when it came time to pick an internet handle, my mind went back to Liatai. ^^;
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Post by: Nifty Nif on August 14, 2016, 05:11:54 pm
This isn't even my username but I just found out what a Sherman tank is and now I'm disappointed that it's a WWII allied unit and not Aaron Tank's sibling, or something.
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Post by: nuffkins, of all people, on August 14, 2016, 07:25:40 pm
I visited family a few years ago and bought my then 6y/o cousins a fancy sock puppet sheep. They called it Nuffkins, which I stole because I can't name things for shit.

The original Nuffkins is probably in a box in their parents' basement now. I'm Nuffkins now, motherfucker.
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Post by: positive stress on August 14, 2016, 07:32:28 pm
I visited family a few years ago and bought my then 6y/o cousins a fancy sock puppet sheep. They called it Nuffkins, which I stole because I can't name things for shit.

The original Nuffkins is probably in a box in their parents' basement now. I'm Nuffkins now, motherfucker.
nuffkins, August 14, 2016, 07:25:40 pm

This sounds like the beginning of a very bad horror movie. You better keep that thing locked up tight
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Post by: Carbon on August 14, 2016, 07:52:47 pm
Carbon is a word most people are already familiar with before encountering me on the internet. Even if they don't know everything about carbon, they know what it is; it's not esoteric or made up. Of course what carbon is in real life is no more relevant to me than it is to you, so it's not like that identifies me in any way, but I like to think it gives a first impression that doesn't inspire hostility, and that's good enough.
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Post by: Quaniit on August 15, 2016, 12:46:43 pm
It's a misspelling of the Inuit word Qaniit, one of their words for snow.  I was fourteen and thought this was deep.  Still use it as my handle for everything.
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Post by: jorty on August 21, 2016, 04:33:40 am
It's a nickname given to me by a friend about a year ago which has somehow stuck and has become what nearly all of my friends call me.
I like it a lot x:
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Post by: Lemon on August 21, 2016, 09:52:46 am
Do you wear Jean shorts.
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Post by: jorty on August 21, 2016, 06:16:51 pm
Do you wear Jean shorts.
Lemon, August 21, 2016, 09:52:46 am

No, unfortunately I'm a fake jorter girl. :\
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Post by: LancashireMcGee on August 21, 2016, 07:31:15 pm
I did a (frankly somewhat embarrassing) stream-of-consciousness writing experiment when I was in highschool, and I've used bits of it for usernames on various websites over the years, 'Lamprey Cannon' and 'Lancashire McGee' in particular.

Lancashire McGee was wrestling with at the local foghorn, when he was struck by a notion of speeding velocity. Felled by the rapid-moving concept, Lancashire dropped into a metachloric lapse, and produced a wallaby from his prickly fingers. The complacent crew whose cameraderie forbade them to strike the stricken, or fell the fallen, proceeded instead to photograph Lancashire in assorted Tulips, and laugh with sardonic laugher at his decrepitude. The foghorn was then assaulted by a nefarious Gene Wilder, clutching in his massive hands the scripture of Barium, which is the notion that ants buy very small things in very large quantities (economy of scale). The luck of the lamprey assault cannon was with it that day, as the Gene Wilder had absolutely no affinity for creatures without faces. The Lamprey cannon was, however, seized by the amplitude of the frequency modulator, and promptly doubled over in pain. Nuclear weapons stored aboard the good ship Lollipop irradiated the shoestore salesman attempting to clamber away from the dangerous tuna fish can, but the Leopard bashful, replied in kind, with a .45 caliber round through the brain. As the salesman fell, he caught one final glimpse of his true love, the Pinball instruction manual that had guided him through the war of 104. Hours passed, and as the moment finally snapped into real motion, the Peruvians elected to reshape the concept of schtuvermitch, which is to say, the blood of the innocent children. Nothing had prepared the great mushroom for this contingency, and his spawn could only look on in horror, as a pink mist wafted over the land, carrying with it the smell of burnt paper. "Horse hair?!" shouted the hindmost of the nation of ARGUSHTONIA, cowering behind his paper towel fort, as he demanded that the bombs be placed in every place he had ever defecated. The colonel needed no further warning, as the bridge collapsed directly in front of him, and the opening arms of the cuttl'fish twirl'd to reveal a cacaphony of babysitters, all shouting at the fucking microphone that we were all going to sit at dinner with their boyfriends and pass the potatoes as we pleased. New information aside, the Doom was brought to light by a very silly man by way of a death. Only one death, and that was Death-22. Blood for toaster mittens, and the crumbs of my keyboard sting like bragshn'l glass in fingers of a midsummer night's eve, when the quilt fired mattresses howl at the moonlight in the sea of Japan. Treat sandwich was bestowed upon my cauliflower just before the young child pulled out his pancake batter, and made unhealthy of them all. Lancashire reviewed his situation, looking back on Gene Wilder, Lampreys, shoes, and absolute one (that being the temperature that is exactly one degree above zero). But the chloroform collapsed before he could dance another word, and the chamberlain crumbled into the waves, all murky pink, while the corpses of various household names drift upon the surface, mocking all light, and disparaging rumours about Ross Perot.

"Well, maybe we can get it right this time", exhumed Robert Plant as he cradled the curdling of a blood-stained calf, crying out for its mother, and slowly bleeding to death as it starved. He collapsed on his knees, and wept, as the calf too, cried out, for the love of its mother, and for the merciful death that it could never hope for.

Robert Plant cried, and the ship drifted away into the sunstream...Quote from

Note: I was listening to a lot of 'of Montreal' at the time.
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Post by: Yavuz on August 21, 2016, 08:11:26 pm
I did a (frankly somewhat embarrassing) stream-of-consciousness writing experiment when I was in highschool, and I've used bits of it for usernames on various websites over the years, 'Lamprey Cannon' and 'Lancashire McGee' in particular.

Lancashire McGee was wrestling with at the local foghorn, when he was struck by a notion of speeding velocity. Felled by the rapid-moving concept, Lancashire dropped into a metachloric lapse, and produced a wallaby from his prickly fingers. The complacent crew whose cameraderie forbade them to strike the stricken, or fell the fallen, proceeded instead to photograph Lancashire in assorted Tulips, and laugh with sardonic laugher at his decrepitude. The foghorn was then assaulted by a nefarious Gene Wilder, clutching in his massive hands the scripture of Barium, which is the notion that ants buy very small things in very large quantities (economy of scale). The luck of the lamprey assault cannon was with it that day, as the Gene Wilder had absolutely no affinity for creatures without faces. The Lamprey cannon was, however, seized by the amplitude of the frequency modulator, and promptly doubled over in pain. Nuclear weapons stored aboard the good ship Lollipop irradiated the shoestore salesman attempting to clamber away from the dangerous tuna fish can, but the Leopard bashful, replied in kind, with a .45 caliber round through the brain. As the salesman fell, he caught one final glimpse of his true love, the Pinball instruction manual that had guided him through the war of 104. Hours passed, and as the moment finally snapped into real motion, the Peruvians elected to reshape the concept of schtuvermitch, which is to say, the blood of the innocent children. Nothing had prepared the great mushroom for this contingency, and his spawn could only look on in horror, as a pink mist wafted over the land, carrying with it the smell of burnt paper. "Horse hair?!" shouted the hindmost of the nation of ARGUSHTONIA, cowering behind his paper towel fort, as he demanded that the bombs be placed in every place he had ever defecated. The colonel needed no further warning, as the bridge collapsed directly in front of him, and the opening arms of the cuttl'fish twirl'd to reveal a cacaphony of babysitters, all shouting at the fucking microphone that we were all going to sit at dinner with their boyfriends and pass the potatoes as we pleased. New information aside, the Doom was brought to light by a very silly man by way of a death. Only one death, and that was Death-22. Blood for toaster mittens, and the crumbs of my keyboard sting like bragshn'l glass in fingers of a midsummer night's eve, when the quilt fired mattresses howl at the moonlight in the sea of Japan. Treat sandwich was bestowed upon my cauliflower just before the young child pulled out his pancake batter, and made unhealthy of them all. Lancashire reviewed his situation, looking back on Gene Wilder, Lampreys, shoes, and absolute one (that being the temperature that is exactly one degree above zero). But the chloroform collapsed before he could dance another word, and the chamberlain crumbled into the waves, all murky pink, while the corpses of various household names drift upon the surface, mocking all light, and disparaging rumours about Ross Perot.

"Well, maybe we can get it right this time", exhumed Robert Plant as he cradled the curdling of a blood-stained calf, crying out for its mother, and slowly bleeding to death as it starved. He collapsed on his knees, and wept, as the calf too, cried out, for the love of its mother, and for the merciful death that it could never hope for.

Robert Plant cried, and the ship drifted away into the sunstream...Quote from

Note: I was listening to a lot of 'of Montreal' at the time.
LancashireMcGee, August 21, 2016, 07:31:15 pm

That's more entertaining than Michael Byc's shit.
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Post by: Vinny Possum on August 22, 2016, 11:59:19 pm
Basically this.

(http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aP4XEWV_700b.jpg)
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Post by: Ragnarok Boobies on August 25, 2016, 02:05:04 am
I'm not entirely sure exactly when I came up with mine, but I've got a theory as to how I did. Everything gets real hazy that far back.

The first game I ever actively set out to 100% was Crash Bandicoot. I don't know why. I think I was just enthralled by the series.
Around '03 or '04 I discovered webcomics near the end of high school and became engrossed with two in particular; "Mac Hall" and "Megatokyo". By the time I graduated in '05 the concept of leetspeak had made steady headway into the forefront of my subconscious.
A few years later with the purchase of the Orange Box, I found myself in need of a Steam username. Thus, 3viltiki was born via an effluvium of nostalgic placenta as 1337 speak and Crash Bandicoot's tiki mask character (Aku Aku) finally collided and merged as a gestaltian idea that came erupting out of the unholy blighted zone of cognizance that is the CRT-fried portion of my prefrontal cortex.
tl;dr - Megatokyo and Crash Bandicoot did the nasty in my subconscious and gestated a dumb username that I can't bear to rid myself of
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Post by: chai tea latte on August 25, 2016, 02:52:58 am
They're delicious.
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Post by: chai tea latte on August 26, 2016, 06:02:30 am
It stands for 'chyours truly latte' because I read Snow Crash at a formative age
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Post by: Captain Capacitor on November 01, 2016, 02:02:22 am
(http://rebootrevival.com/images/alphaCapacitorB.png)

Captain of the Saucy Mare
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Post by: Nasuth on November 14, 2016, 02:19:34 am
YES HELLO
After being a board member for three years, you get to break my forum-posting cherry with this thread.

So mine comes from the book "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guinn combined with my bad eyesight causing me to read it wrong all these years. The real word is "nusuth" and it means "It doesn't matter" in the native tongue of the people in that book. But I always saw it as "nasuth" for some reason, and it's stuck that way ever since. Still means the same thing in my head, tho.
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Post by: Breakfast on November 14, 2016, 11:22:37 pm
Bradypus is the genus of the three-toed sloth, evolution's most hilarious animal. Oedipus Rex is a play written by Sophocles about some motherfucker from Thebes who becomes king and then blinds himself. Put them together and you get a dumb username that made me laugh for a second.
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Post by: cashmir sweaters on December 21, 2016, 09:26:37 pm
I like cashmere and misspellings and also I didn't want to have an easily traceable web identity anymore. I think this is the only site I'm cashmir sweaters (of any spelling).
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Post by: Silent Liver Disease on December 21, 2016, 11:10:07 pm
It's the nickname for Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis. The common abbreviation is my last name. It's basically cirrhosis without the fun part where you drink heavily for several years first. I have a bad habit of changing my username often, but $10 is forever, dudes. I figured this wouldn't identify or embarrass me down the line.

I'm also pretty soft-spoken, so it's fitting.
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Post by: I Liked That Joke on December 21, 2016, 11:58:12 pm
I like jokes!
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Post by: Frank West on December 22, 2016, 09:42:37 am
It's the nickname for Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis. The common abbreviation is my last name. It's basically cirrhosis without the fun part where you drink heavily for several years first. I have a bad habit of changing my username often, but $10 is forever, dudes. I figured this wouldn't identify or embarrass me down the line.

I'm also pretty soft-spoken, so it's fitting.
Silent Liver Disease, December 21, 2016, 11:10:07 pm

yah it's too bad you can't change your username here
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Post by: Silent Liver Disease on December 22, 2016, 02:33:52 pm
I know I can, but aside from Sherman Tankesque edits I feel like it would confuse people to do so.
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Post by: LaserSeusan on December 22, 2016, 03:43:11 pm
And the last thing you'd want to do on here is confuse people.
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Post by: Runic on December 22, 2016, 03:47:22 pm
I know, right? What if you confused Guest? They're super gullible and known to get aggressive when confused.
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Post by: Cleretic on December 22, 2016, 05:54:23 pm
I like jokes!
I Liked That Joke, December 21, 2016, 11:58:12 pm
I'm gonna be honest, when I saw your name for the first time I was really hoping you'd only make a single post.

I mean I love new people here anyway, but that would've been such a great thing.
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Post by: I Liked That Joke on December 24, 2016, 12:57:34 am
I like jokes!
I Liked That Joke, December 21, 2016, 11:58:12 pm
I'm gonna be honest, when I saw your name for the first time I was really hoping you'd only make a single post.

I mean I love new people here anyway, but that would've been such a great thing.
Cleretic, December 22, 2016, 05:54:23 pm
Send me ten bucks and I'll erase every post I've ever done except that one.
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Post by: Chestrockwell on December 24, 2016, 03:33:51 pm
It's from this run the jewels song.


What it's actually from is the movie boogie nights but I still haven't seen that movie.
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Post by: Agent Coop Time! on December 24, 2016, 03:41:36 pm
It's from this run the jewels song.


What it's actually from is the movie boogie nights but I still haven't seen that movie.
Chestrockwell, December 24, 2016, 03:33:51 pm
I commend this post
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Post by: skeleton party on December 24, 2016, 08:46:18 pm
I wanted a username related to Zelda, and I always remember that phrase "This'd be the bomb shop!" from Wind Waker, soooo I went with Bombshops. It's pretty much my handle on almost every site I'm on at this point.

Thank you for letting me tell this exciting tale.
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Post by: Standplaats Kraków on January 06, 2017, 05:58:55 pm
I used to be Tyfus, back in PoE days. I was a squatter and a punk in those days, and my first name is Titus.

Then I grew a little bit older, and then a lot older, and I found that I wanted a more acceptable, less 3dgy username for situations where that's more fitting.

Now I'm Standplaats (arch: a place a journalist is stationed in Dutch,) Kraków (where I live these days.) Only my really old accounts are still Tyfus or DeTyfus.

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Post by: SirSlarty on January 07, 2017, 03:08:59 am
"Slarty" is short for the Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy character Slartibartfast. I liked his character because he designed fjords and I thought that was hilarious. "Sir" because I was 14, a nerd and uncreative with names (I'm still two of those things).

Thanks thread for reminding me that my username is over two decades old! [freakout]
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Post by: Malten on January 07, 2017, 04:44:15 am
I wrote a poem.

Titillating
Overcompensating
Stimulating
Exasperating
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Post by: Comfycrab on September 16, 2017, 06:01:05 am
I'm a comfortable crab.. it's actually just a lame joke between an old friend, and I like crabs..
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Post by: spunkzilla69 on November 13, 2017, 01:57:43 pm
Spunk = seminal fluid

Zilla = a romanisation of the second and third syllables of the name 'Gojira', a fictional Japanese monster

69 = it's the sex number
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Post by: GirlKisser420 on November 13, 2017, 02:03:31 pm
69 = it's the sex number
spunkzilla69, November 13, 2017, 01:57:43 pm

nice
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Post by: Shell Game on November 13, 2017, 08:54:28 pm
I like things with shells like turtles and snails, my zodiac sign is Cancer the crab and my friend links me with a crab because of that, and I used it for a self-deprecating tagline to a blog i kept for an audience of no one.

Plus I just liked it.
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Post by: Wrought on November 14, 2017, 11:56:46 am
Yes, really.
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Post by: Apricaughts on November 15, 2017, 08:02:51 pm
I wanted something semi clever and without any real significance. To me, usernames are like tattoos. If they mean something, eventually its likely that you will no longer identify with its meaning (which, coincidentally, is why I've scrapped every other username I've ever had). If it has no meaning but is relatively charming, it'll never cease to be amicable.
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Post by: FinchChunk on November 16, 2017, 02:05:50 am
I hit a random worked generator until I had something I liked the sound of.
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Post by: Nemisissy on November 16, 2017, 02:03:34 pm
When I was 14 (and edgelord supreme) I went to a friend's house for a Halo LAN party. I attempted to make my username Nemesis, but added an extra i. Nemesisi. It stuck and I just extended it into something that is obviously not a typo.
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Post by: floaty ghost on July 13, 2019, 04:01:31 pm
My sense of being detached and observing the life I am a part of.
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Post by: dickthedick on August 14, 2019, 08:11:06 am
My real name isn't Dick, but if it was I'd be a dick about it.

It's lifted from a really old swedish comedy website called Borr clip that was just a fake e-zine that wrote nonsense articles. It was pretty funny but is long dead now. Dickthedick was an alias for one of the writers.
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Post by: Salubrious Rex on August 21, 2019, 08:56:32 am
I was playing Dragon's Dogma and while going through my inventory stopped and admired the name of the item Salubrious Brew. I don't know where I got the Rex part but knowing me I was thinking about Warcraft III and remembered the name Conjurus Rex from it.

How sad.