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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2010, 06:59:36 PM »
How exactly do you pronounce it? When TDoL talk, we both pernounce it as Zian-al.

That's how I say it.

Damn it Xian. Make your name less complicated.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2010, 07:01:27 PM »
 :lol

Zz-eye-ann-el.

Like "Zion" from The Matrix, with a vowel replaced.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2010, 07:03:36 PM »
Long story.  I've told it before, but there doesn't appear to be a version from after the crash.  Before re-typing it, I'll see if Cozmo just has it saved somewhere.  And, no, it does not have anything whatsoever to do with Star Wars.  (although, really, if it was from Star Wars, that would somehow be less geeky than the real story)

So it comes from the Star Trek erotic fan fiction you wrote.  Cool.
     

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2010, 07:04:29 PM »
:lol

Zz-eye-ann-el.

Like "Zion" from The Matrix, with a vowel replaced.


Cool. I was right.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2010, 07:04:36 PM »
This guy:



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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2010, 07:23:20 PM »
XianL

X can be construed as a symbol for "Christ", and my name is Christian. "Christ"+ian = Xian. So if you ever have troubles pronouncing it, just think "Christian" (I'm looking at you, Nick :P)

And L is the first letter of my last name :tup

It's really funny, at some point over the Christmas break I think I was in the shower or something when I had a mind-melting epiphany and figured out what your name meant. Man, was I ever proud of myself. :lolpalm:

I originally chose the name "Global Laziness" when I joined the Megadeth Forums back in late 2005 or early 2006. I chose it simply because it was the name of a song I was really digging at the time by an indie-punk band from Quebec called MAP.

When I came to these forums, I signed up as "cgyflames89" (which I generally use for emails and such) because for some reason I thought that that was a sign-in name and not a screen name. I used that account mostly to hover (I only posted four times) and eventually created this account ("Global Laziness") when I wanted to start posting more frequently.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2010, 07:26:32 PM »
:lol

Zz-eye-ann-el.

Like "Zion" from The Matrix, with a vowel replaced.


Cool. I was right.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2010, 08:20:08 PM »
Mine's a combination of BLACKwater Park by Opeth and Pink FLOYD. I like the Floyd quite well but fucking loved 'em at the time I created this name. As for Opeth, I was already writing music vaguely similar to theirs with the whole acoustic-mixed-with-heavy/groove-riffs approach and after hearing Demon of the fall as my first exposure to them I couldn't stop listening to them and eventually Blackwater Park was the album of theirs I just couldn't put down.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2010, 08:30:43 PM »
Volk = "Wolf" in Russian. Wolves are my absolute favorite animals, so it seemed natural (Plus their the name of the gang in Crackdown :metal)
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2010, 08:32:01 PM »
Volk = "Wolf" in Russian. Wolves are my absolute favorite animals, so it seemed natural (Plus their the name of the gang in Crackdown :metal)

And the 9? And Rina's 93? Why are you guys being so secretive about your numbers?

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2010, 08:37:46 PM »
Volk = "Wolf" in Russian. Wolves are my absolute favorite animals, so it seemed natural (Plus their the name of the gang in Crackdown :metal)
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Volk = "Wolf" in Russian. Wolves are my absolute favorite animals, so it seemed natural (Plus their the name of the gang in Crackdown :metal)

And the 9? And Rina's 93? Why are you guys being so secretive about your numbers?


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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2010, 09:57:39 PM »
As a kid I wanted to make an email address. My parents suggested I take a name of something I like and stick some elfish suffix on it. I went with Geno from Super Mario RPG and -wyn. Ta-da.

Apparently Genowyn is actually the name of some mythological or literary figure, because I've had a few people ask me about that, but note that most of the google results on the name are me. (don't search, since a lot of them seem to be forums I posted like 2 times on)

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2010, 10:00:27 PM »
I am J, and J is me.













/cryptic post despite the pedestrian origins of the username

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2010, 10:04:49 PM »
Figure it out.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2010, 10:06:08 PM »
If you're a Metallica fan, you should know.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2010, 10:06:29 PM »
I made a joke, somebody one-upped me, and I made another joke saying that my name should be Super Mario. Hefdaddy (I think) took it from there.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2010, 10:09:11 PM »
Figure it out.

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Mine has its origin from a friend reformatting my computer in 2005 and making my username for my account "James the Jamesman." I don't know how, but all of my friends started calling me "Jamesman," and it stuck. Yeah, people call me Jamesman IRL.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2010, 10:52:22 PM »
I made a joke, somebody one-upped me, and I made another joke saying that my name should be Super Mario. Hefdaddy (I think) took it from there.

Why the hell have I not noticed your avatar by now, Lee? I was gone from this place for the last 9 months and your name was already changed to the current one when I got here. I can never forget you since you were the first person to ever sig one of my quotes.
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« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2010, 11:31:28 PM »
Yeah, I guess I'm pretty awesome.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2010, 04:26:37 AM »
I played drums in a two-piece band called Sneaky Blueberries.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2010, 06:14:56 AM »
I like Opeth, and I'm unoriginal, so I swiped a cool name of an amazing song from their discography that reflects my interest in atmospheric music.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2010, 06:27:57 AM »
Despite Dream Theater being in my life as long as I can remember, I didn't really get into them until Systematic Chaos. The line the caught my attention the most was the "Dark Master..." part. I'm not sure why it stuck out, but I wasn't really paying attention to it when my dad played it in the car on a road trip, as I was reading. Suddenly I heard that line and my attention was grabbed. I made him replay the entire CD so I could actually listen to it. Thus, my love of Dream Theater was born, and my name was created. (NO, ITPOE is not my favorite song, just the song that got me into DT)
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2010, 06:28:20 AM »
Apologies for the hamster story on the first page but it was, alas, a lie.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2010, 07:15:13 AM »
One of my lifelong loves has been playing guitar.  There really is nothing in the world like it and if I could make a living doing nothing but playing my guitar, I damn sure would.  So there's the "Guitar" part of it.

The "Cozmo" part has a story:  July 4, 1997.  My Kiss tribute band, Cold Gin was playing a gig at the Brokedown Palace in Washburn, WI.  We're sitting in the upstairs apartment, overlooking Chequamegon Bay (a small inlet of Lake Superior), putting on our makeup for the show.  Now the bass player, who'd formed the band many years prior had the same name as me.  Since he'd been in the band longer, it was decided that I needed a nickname to cut down on confusion.

They liked to razz me about the fact that I was always a little bit of a nerd, so they suggested Newman (a la Alfred E. Newman).  Then they all said "Nah, people will confuse that for Newman from Seinfeld".  Coincidentally, at the time, I'd dyed my hair black to blend in with the Ace Frehley wig I wore for gigs.  I'd also started growing it out, so it was constantly unruly and difficult to manage.  Given the "Nah, they'll think Newman from Seinfeld" idea and my black, unruly hair, our singer mentioned about how my hair looked like Kramer's.  Kramer's first name is Cozmo.  Voila.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2010, 07:28:03 AM »
I took mine from a character in Heroes Of Might And Magic III. I've been using it here and there since my first days on the web (1999).

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2010, 07:33:02 AM »
I'm usually "Teh GIR" on forums and such, but I did LTE just as simple acronym to Liquid Tension Experiment.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2010, 07:50:56 AM »
Mine is the way the locals would pronounce the last name of Boston's first baseman at the time I joined the forums.  It's also how people would sometimes pronounce my surname, despite the spelling difference.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2010, 08:00:19 AM »
Mine is the way the locals would pronounce the last name of Boston's first baseman at the time I joined the forums.  It's also how people would sometimes pronounce my surname, despite the spelling difference.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2010, 08:20:18 AM »
I had a lame username on a site and wanted to change, but I had no idea about what I would use. I thought about it for like two weeks and at one point it struck me, just as a nice combination of words; Logical Nightmare. At first it didn't seem appealing, but I grew to like it and after a while it was the only thing I could imagine having as a username.

Best part: LogicalNightmare is 16 letters, and the beforementioned site only allows 15. I ended up spelling it LogicalNitemare, which is still my name on last.fm och probably somewhere else, then I changed the username to MissHeroin (from the SoaD-song). I use Logical Nightmare and Miss Heroin about equally.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2010, 08:38:21 AM »
Shortened form of Xavier James Denton, which is the pseudonym I use on most sites.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2010, 10:03:31 AM »
I dunno, mizzl looks like Mitch, my name, and it's nice and short.

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« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2010, 10:49:33 AM »


And with that, you just became a little bit more awesome.
HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!  THIS is why LHK is the President of Awesome.

Why is everything you post the best thing ever said?  :lol

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2010, 10:57:13 AM »
I always loved how Alex leader of the Droogs (A Clockwork Orange) always referred to one of my favorite composers as "the great Ludwig Van". The pomposity of it  suits my prog-snob tendencies :p
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