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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2010, 12:03:12 PM »
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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« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2010, 12:09:31 PM »
I actually have no idea where I got this username, but I am 100% sure that I've been using it since before the Pokemon, Arceus.

It's probably Latin or something I discovered whilst sniffing glue.

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« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2010, 01:41:01 PM »
I always love these threads...

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2010, 01:43:12 PM »
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2010, 01:52:05 PM »
Created the antigoon handle in middle school for counter-strike I think. One of my friends called me the "anti-goon" because I was really short and skinny.

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« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2010, 01:52:36 PM »
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2010, 01:52:53 PM »
:lol

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« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2010, 02:28:31 PM »
Created the antigoon handle in middle school for counter-strike I think. One of my friends called me the "anti-goon" because I was really short and skinny.

Kinda similar to mine.  My friend Dave (no, TAC, not Meniketti) sort of came up with the initial iteration back in high school.  We both were into arcade games.  The more stuff you had to shoot/blow up/etc., the better the game.  Dave observed that the name of one space shoot-em-up game, Boskonians, was kinda neat, and that you could kinda play around with it.  So taking BOSKONE, you could kinda break up the letters to get 13051 < ONE.  ("13" = "B"; "5" = "S"; "1<" = "K")  Mathematically, this is not true because 13051 is not less than one.  BUT, you can kind of flip it on its head metaphysically.  The idea was basically along the lines of the romantic ideal that one who has known love is greater than the untold masses who have not.  Thus, 13,051 representing the masses who have never known love are < the one who has.  13051<ONE is thus a paradox, and "BOSKONE" thus becomes the "cool secret password" for a couple of high school boys with nothing better to do than come up with such things. 

It's just one of those things that stuck through the years, and I began using shortened versions of it.  Way back when common use of the Internet and email and such was still relatively new, I had to choose a username for my AOL account.  Usernames had to be lowercase and had to have some numbers as well as letters.  The obvious choice was the shortened form, "bosk1."  I've used it in that form ever since.  So both the lack of capitalization and the 1 at the end are officially part of the name, and the one isn't on there just because I knew everyone would want "bosk" as their username and put the 1 on just to show I was first.   :biggrin:

Anyway, as I said, kinda dorky, but there you have it.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2010, 02:31:57 PM »
My user name has a double meaning.  I joined the forum shortly after the release of SC, so I was listening to it a lot!  I also use my name to describe to human condition from my point of view.  The alt-caps effect is meant to represent the rollercoaster of life.  I guess it could've been Systematic Motion, but CC just seems to work better.
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« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2010, 02:36:03 PM »
Zelda Bomber

Zelda the video game, and the Bombers were a group in Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. I made it when I joined a Zelda message board back in 2000, and it just kind of stuck. I like it.

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« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2010, 02:59:31 PM »
Created the antigoon handle in middle school for counter-strike I think. One of my friends called me the "anti-goon" because I was really short and skinny.

Kinda similar to mine.  My friend Dave (no, TAC, not Meniketti) sort of came up with the initial iteration back in high school.  We both were into arcade games.  The more stuff you had to shoot/blow up/etc., the better the game.  Dave observed that the name of one space shoot-em-up game, Boskonians, was kinda neat, and that you could kinda play around with it.  So taking BOSKONE, you could kinda break up the letters to get 13051 < ONE.  ("13" = "B"; "5" = "S"; "1<" = "K")  Mathematically, this is not true because 13051 is not less than one.  BUT, you can kind of flip it on its head metaphysically.  The idea was basically along the lines of the romantic ideal that one who has known love is greater than the untold masses who have not.  Thus, 13,051 representing the masses who have never known love are < the one who has.  13051<ONE is thus a paradox, and "BOSKONE" thus becomes the "cool secret password" for a couple of high school boys with nothing better to do than come up with such things. 

It's just one of those things that stuck through the years, and I began using shortened versions of it.  Way back when common use of the Internet and email and such was still relatively new, I had to choose a username for my AOL account.  Usernames had to be lowercase and had to have some numbers as well as letters.  The obvious choice was the shortened form, "bosk1."  I've used it in that form ever since.  So both the lack of capitalization and the 1 at the end are officially part of the name, and the one isn't on there just because I knew everyone would want "bosk" as their username and put the 1 on just to show I was first.   :biggrin:

Anyway, as I said, kinda dorky, but there you have it.

Holy shit.  :lol

Anyway, mine should be pretty self-explanatory.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2010, 03:32:51 PM »
Created the antigoon handle in middle school for counter-strike I think. One of my friends called me the "anti-goon" because I was really short and skinny.

Kinda similar to mine.  My friend Dave (no, TAC, not Meniketti) sort of came up with the initial iteration back in high school.  We both were into arcade games.  The more stuff you had to shoot/blow up/etc., the better the game.  Dave observed that the name of one space shoot-em-up game, Boskonians, was kinda neat, and that you could kinda play around with it.  So taking BOSKONE, you could kinda break up the letters to get 13051 < ONE.  ("13" = "B"; "5" = "S"; "1<" = "K")  Mathematically, this is not true because 13051 is not less than one.  BUT, you can kind of flip it on its head metaphysically.  The idea was basically along the lines of the romantic ideal that one who has known love is greater than the untold masses who have not.  Thus, 13,051 representing the masses who have never known love are < the one who has.  13051<ONE is thus a paradox, and "BOSKONE" thus becomes the "cool secret password" for a couple of high school boys with nothing better to do than come up with such things. 

It's just one of those things that stuck through the years, and I began using shortened versions of it.  Way back when common use of the Internet and email and such was still relatively new, I had to choose a username for my AOL account.  Usernames had to be lowercase and had to have some numbers as well as letters.  The obvious choice was the shortened form, "bosk1."  I've used it in that form ever since.  So both the lack of capitalization and the 1 at the end are officially part of the name, and the one isn't on there just because I knew everyone would want "bosk" as their username and put the 1 on just to show I was first.   :biggrin:

Anyway, as I said, kinda dorky, but there you have it.

Where does the umlaut over the "o" come from?

Basically, the story behind my username is that I stole it from a friend in middle school because I thought it was cool and have used it ever since.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #82 on: January 28, 2010, 03:49:01 PM »
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.
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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #83 on: January 28, 2010, 04:14:59 PM »
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2010, 04:17:03 PM »
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

Don't forget Spinal Tap!
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« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2010, 04:21:57 PM »
Drëäm Thëätër

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #86 on: January 28, 2010, 04:23:49 PM »
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

Don't forget Spinal Tap!
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Motörhead

Of course.  I was only giving examples, not an exhaustive list.  I figured if I invoked the name of the mighty Motorhead, the more delicate members of the forum might have a panic attack.
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« Reply #87 on: January 28, 2010, 04:25:02 PM »
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For some reason that just makes it weird-looking, not more  :metal  :lol
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Motörhead

Of course.  I was only giving examples, not an exhaustive list.  I figured if I invoked the name of the mighty Motorhead, the more delicate members of the forum might have a panic attack.
Ah, I see

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #88 on: January 28, 2010, 04:29:57 PM »
ALL WOUND UP
ON THE EDGE
MOTÖRHEAD

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« Reply #89 on: January 28, 2010, 04:44:32 PM »
Longtime DTF folks have heard this story at least twice now, but what the hell.

A telemarketer talked me into three years of Stereo Review magazine, but he managed to swap the first two letters of my name when he typed in the information, so I got three years of magazines addressed to Orbert instead of Robert.  Orbert is the name I always use on forums or other online stuff.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #90 on: January 28, 2010, 04:46:33 PM »
Longtime DTF folks have heard this story at least twice now, but what the hell.

A telemarketer talked me into three years of Stereo Review magazine, but he managed to swap the first two letters of my name when he typed in the information, so I got three years of magazines addressed to Orbert instead of Robert.  Orbert is the name I always use on forums or other online stuff.

Orbert = way more  :metal

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2010, 04:51:54 PM »
ALL WOUND UP
ON THE EDGE
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:lol

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« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2010, 04:56:45 PM »
Longtime DTF folks have heard this story at least twice now, but what the hell.

A telemarketer talked me into three years of Stereo Review magazine, but he managed to swap the first two letters of my name when he typed in the information, so I got three years of magazines addressed to Orbert instead of Robert.  Orbert is the name I always use on forums or other online stuff.

Orbert = way more  :metal

Thanks.  I think of jazz rather than metal, since there's a jazz trumpeter from Chicago named Orbert Davis and I live in Chicago (the burbs actually).  But metal is cool, too.

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« Reply #93 on: January 28, 2010, 05:19:14 PM »
My girlfriend is really good mates with the guitarist from Motorhead's son.

Inb4 Cool Story Bro.

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2010, 05:25:01 PM »
ALL WOUND UP
ON THE EDGE
MOTÖRHEAD
:lol

SLEEP DISTURBED
RESTLESS MIND
KILLING TIME

BOUTS OF FEAR
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« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2010, 05:27:15 PM »
My girlfriend is really good mates with the guitarist from Motorhead's son.

Inb4 Cool Story Bro.
Odd wording but I get what you're saying.

Anyway, to continue,
ALL WOUND UP
ON THE EDGE
MOTÖRHEAD
SLEEP DISTURBED
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KILLING TIME
BOUTS OF FEAR
PERMEATE
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« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2010, 08:37:08 PM »
Created the antigoon handle in middle school for counter-strike I think. One of my friends called me the "anti-goon" because I was really short and skinny.

Kinda similar to mine.  My friend Dave (no, TAC, not Meniketti) sort of came up with the initial iteration back in high school.  We both were into arcade games.  The more stuff you had to shoot/blow up/etc., the better the game.  Dave observed that the name of one space shoot-em-up game, Boskonians, was kinda neat, and that you could kinda play around with it.  So taking BOSKONE, you could kinda break up the letters to get 13051 < ONE.  ("13" = "B"; "5" = "S"; "1<" = "K")  Mathematically, this is not true because 13051 is not less than one.  BUT, you can kind of flip it on its head metaphysically.  The idea was basically along the lines of the romantic ideal that one who has known love is greater than the untold masses who have not.  Thus, 13,051 representing the masses who have never known love are < the one who has.  13051<ONE is thus a paradox, and "BOSKONE" thus becomes the "cool secret password" for a couple of high school boys with nothing better to do than come up with such things. 

It's just one of those things that stuck through the years, and I began using shortened versions of it.  Way back when common use of the Internet and email and such was still relatively new, I had to choose a username for my AOL account.  Usernames had to be lowercase and had to have some numbers as well as letters.  The obvious choice was the shortened form, "bosk1."  I've used it in that form ever since.  So both the lack of capitalization and the 1 at the end are officially part of the name, and the one isn't on there just because I knew everyone would want "bosk" as their username and put the 1 on just to show I was first.   :biggrin:

Anyway, as I said, kinda dorky, but there you have it.

That isn't dorky at all, it's awesome! Best story of the thread so far, IMO.
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« Reply #97 on: January 29, 2010, 02:44:23 AM »
My girlfriend is really good mates with the guitarist from Motorhead's son.

Inb4 Cool Story Bro.
Odd wording but I get what you're saying.
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« Reply #98 on: January 29, 2010, 05:40:31 AM »
Longtime DTF folks have heard this story at least twice now, but what the hell.

A telemarketer talked me into three years of Stereo Review magazine, but he managed to swap the first two letters of my name when he typed in the information, so I got three years of magazines addressed to Orbert instead of Robert.  Orbert is the name I always use on forums or other online stuff.
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« Reply #99 on: January 29, 2010, 07:16:26 AM »
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

I remember that conversation.  Good stuff.

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« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2010, 07:19:13 AM »
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

I remember that conversation.  Good stuff.

Not to mention my glorious day of being endowed with umlauts. Good times............
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« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2010, 07:22:04 AM »
And that sexy pink avatar :eyebrows:

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Re: The Story Behind Your Username
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2010, 09:12:50 AM »
Basically, the story behind my username is that I stole it from a friend in middle school because I thought it was cool and have used it ever since.

For some reason, I'd always assumed that your username was a Redwall reference.

And...now that I think about it, that was a pretty dumb assumption.

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« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2010, 09:20:47 AM »
Back when I was really into Star Wars (I still am, but I used to be REALLY into it) I played a lot of Star Wars games that let you create a custom character (like KOTOR and stuff). I decided that I would just create an identity for all video games that I would use (except for Rock Band and Guitar Hero, where my name is always The Impregnator). So Setra Taeso became my Jedi name.
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« Reply #104 on: January 29, 2010, 06:57:40 PM »
Basically, the story behind my username is that I stole it from a friend in middle school because I thought it was cool and have used it ever since.

For some reason, I'd always assumed that your username was a Redwall reference.

And...now that I think about it, that was a pretty dumb assumption.
Truth be told, Redwall was one of my favorite series.  Gotta love those Dibbuns!  Not a dumb assumption -- I give you permission to call me Slagar  ;D