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Title: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on January 27, 2010, 04:25:07 PM
ITT we post stories about our usernames.

I came up with BirchBoy (originally Birch Boy) years ago when I was at a friend's house playing Halo 2. We were making characters and I had to think of a name, and I think I was thinking of either birch beer or a birch tree/wood (we might've been drinking birch beer), so I named my elite Birch Boy. That's also my gamertag (except someone somehow already had it, forcing me to make it B1RCH BOY). Apparently it's also the name of a Canadian syrup brand.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Rina on January 27, 2010, 04:29:10 PM
Mine's easy. Rina = my name.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: 73109 on January 27, 2010, 04:29:56 PM
Date I first saw DT. 7/31/09 But I think most of you guys knew that.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: RobD on January 27, 2010, 04:33:49 PM
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


 :corn
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: yeshaberto on January 27, 2010, 04:35:44 PM
Date I first saw DT. 7/31/09 But I think most of you guys knew that.

oh, cool... I figured it was your zip code.   :)

mine is hebrew for joshua and the 4 was added because when I first signed up for email (back in the Juno days) the name was already used as was 1, 2 and 3. 

Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: lonestar on January 27, 2010, 04:38:20 PM
The first forum I checked out, Yesfans, all ready had the name I wanted, Your Move(a Yes song), so in a pinch I just put in lonesoul.  I quickly realized that was stupid, and it led to lonestar.  Once I found my original avatar, I kinda grew into it.  I'm not actually a spaceballs freak, though I do enjoy the movie.  Sorry guys.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Sigz on January 27, 2010, 04:39:07 PM
Old nickname from elementary school, I've used it as a screen name since I was like 10.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Rina on January 27, 2010, 04:39:41 PM
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


 :corn

At least we won't forget ours, right?  :P
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Sigz on January 27, 2010, 04:40:40 PM
Mine's easy. Rina = my name.

What's the 93?
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: RobD on January 27, 2010, 04:44:27 PM
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


 :corn

At least we won't forget ours, right?  :P

You'd be surprised...

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Rina on January 27, 2010, 04:44:49 PM
Mine's easy. Rina = my name.

What's the 93?

A parasite that attatched itself to my name, and I can't get rid of it.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Rina on January 27, 2010, 04:45:14 PM
It's my name, so...

...

...yeah...


 :corn

At least we won't forget ours, right?  :P

You'd be surprised...

:neverusethis:

I'd be impressed.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Ultimetalhead on January 27, 2010, 04:51:05 PM
Portmanteaus kick ass. So, I figured a portmanteau about being the ultimate metal head would be double the kick ass.

And thus, the UMH was born.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Space Invader on January 27, 2010, 04:58:42 PM
I just needed a user name and I found a cool Space Invaders avatar. It made sense.

It doesn't now that I have the avatar I have now, but meh, it works.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: cthrubuoy on January 27, 2010, 05:15:35 PM
I let my hamster do some keyboard crawling and this was the result.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: ReaperKK on January 27, 2010, 05:16:27 PM
When I was in third grade I got a computer and was playing netmech on the zone. I just took Reaper and KK is my initial = Karolis K.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on January 27, 2010, 05:18:48 PM
PlaysLikeMyung is my Native American name, along the same lines as DancesWithWolves and PlaysWithHimself :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: emindead on January 27, 2010, 05:19:50 PM
Short for your "eminence is dead".
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: skydivingninja on January 27, 2010, 05:34:05 PM
Just a random thing from middle school.  We figured a skydiving ninja would be a pretty badass, frightening thing to deal with, so I started using it as a screen name and I haven't really felt like changing it ever.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: wkiml on January 27, 2010, 05:41:47 PM
real complicated on this one  W= First Initial  KIML= first 4 letters of my surname

I know, I know, the originality is mind boggling
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: kingshmegland on January 27, 2010, 05:42:19 PM
I let my hamster do some keyboard crawling and this was the result.


This is the best!!!!

My name stems from a story Alex Lifeson told by Neil Peart in the Power Windows tourbook.  He was King Lerxst, King of Shmegland.  So he declared that monday's was a day off from recording and named it  Big Al day(For the Producer of the album). So I wanted to use this as my Email so I tried Lerxst, KinkLersxt ect.. Until I came up with Kingshmegland.

This is the link.  https://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/tourbook-powerwindows.php

Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Elsydeon on January 27, 2010, 05:48:45 PM
I saw this name in an old video game (Phantasy Star IV) and thought it was cool so I started using it as a username everywhere.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Hyperplex on January 27, 2010, 06:04:41 PM
Derivative of my website - nothing earth shattering here.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: faemir on January 27, 2010, 06:17:53 PM
I took the Silmarillion, looked in the back at the elvish name-sections, and made faemir.

That was after making moredhel, only to find it was the name of the main character in some book :yeahright
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dr. DTVT on January 27, 2010, 06:19:10 PM
I let my hamster do some keyboard crawling and this was the result.

When I saw this thread title I was hoping you would respond because I was trying to figure out what yours meant.

Mine is simply the same IM handle I've used since 2003.  dreamtheater (obvious) and vt = Virginia Tech.

I got sick of using my high school nickname for my handle, especially since I had to start explaining it, so when I got accepted to VT for grad school, I decided I needed a new online persona.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on January 27, 2010, 06:19:43 PM
Derivative of my website - nothing earth shattering here.
Besides your avatar  ;D
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: bosk1 on January 27, 2010, 06:31:46 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)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 27, 2010, 06:37:46 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
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: bosk1 on January 27, 2010, 06:40:38 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

Oh, really?  I always thought it was Chinese, which is why I usually refer to you as Jan Lee (over Anglicized pronounciation of the pinyin version).  Heh.  The more you know...
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: emindead on January 27, 2010, 06:44:55 PM
(https://notallbits.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/the_more_you_know2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: pogoowner on January 27, 2010, 06:45:54 PM
My dog's name is Pogo.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: juice on January 27, 2010, 06:46:08 PM
i was trying to think of a new name for online things and all i could come up with was juice but im still open for ideas to change it on the next thing i join.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: rumborak on January 27, 2010, 06:48:07 PM
This guy:

(https://film.onet.pl/_i/news/duze/r/rumburak_1.jpg)

rumborak
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 27, 2010, 06:55:33 PM
Oh, really?  I always thought it was Chinese, which is why I usually refer to you as Jan Lee (over Anglicized pronounciation of the pinyin version).  Heh.  The more you know...

I'm sure you know, but X'ian actually is a Chinese city (which gave my good friend's Chinese girlfriend a good dose of mirth).

In retrospect, I probably should have chosen a screen name that has a more common pronunciation consensus :P
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: 73109 on January 27, 2010, 06:57:02 PM
How exactly do you pronounce it? When TDoL talk, we both pernounce it as Zian-al.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Space Invader 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 27, 2010, 07:01:27 PM
 :lol

Zz-eye-ann-el.

Like "Zion" from The Matrix, with a vowel replaced.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dr. DTVT 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: 73109 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: TheVoxyn on January 27, 2010, 07:04:36 PM
This guy:

(https://film.onet.pl/_i/news/duze/r/rumburak_1.jpg)

rumborak

Von der film? Ich habe der Deutsche wiki pagina von der film gelesen. Ich haube das es mein Deutsch verbessert habt  :P.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: black_biff_stadler 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.

Six years later I still can't find a band to replace them as my fave.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Volk9 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)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness 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?

(https://www.nouvelordremondial.cc/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/its-a-conspiracy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy 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)
+2
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?

(https://www.nouvelordremondial.cc/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/its-a-conspiracy.jpg)
:lol
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Genowyn 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)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: j on January 27, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
I am J, and J is me.













/cryptic post despite the pedestrian origins of the username

-J
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: sonatafanica on January 27, 2010, 10:04:49 PM
Figure it out.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: True Death of Life on January 27, 2010, 10:06:08 PM
If you're a Metallica fan, you should know.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Jamesman42 on January 27, 2010, 10:09:11 PM
Figure it out.

lol


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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: black_biff_stadler 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.
Title: Re: I may sig you again, but I kinda got a theme going here. . .
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on January 27, 2010, 11:31:28 PM
Yeah, I guess I'm pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: sneakyblueberry on January 28, 2010, 04:26:37 AM
I played drums in a two-piece band called Sneaky Blueberries.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: HarlequinForest 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on January 28, 2010, 06:20:05 AM
Figure it out.

You like Sonatas? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dark Master Of Sin 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)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: cthrubuoy on January 28, 2010, 06:28:20 AM
Apologies for the hamster story on the first page but it was, alas, a lie.

C = See
thru = Through
buoy = Boy

See Through Boy

I'm quite pale.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Zydar 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).
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: LTE 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: millahh 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: kingshmegland 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.

Time to do a shot millahh! ;)
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Logical Nightmare 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XJDenton on January 28, 2010, 08:38:21 AM
Shortened form of Xavier James Denton, which is the pseudonym I use on most sites.

Xavier = from X-men
James = My actual middle name
Denton = from Deus Ex
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: mizzl on January 28, 2010, 10:03:31 AM
I dunno, mizzl looks like Mitch, my name, and it's nice and short.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Phantasmatron on January 28, 2010, 10:17:58 AM
(https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/Phantasmatron5/phantasmatron.gif)
Title: Re: Totally
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on January 28, 2010, 10:49:33 AM
(https://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/Phantasmatron5/phantasmatron.gif)

And with that, you just became a little bit more awesome.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: LudwigVan 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
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: LTE 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.
hey my last name is miller too!
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Arcaeus 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Nick on January 28, 2010, 01:41:01 PM
I always love these threads...

:lol
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Zook on January 28, 2010, 01:43:12 PM
Zook is my main cartoon character I created in 4th grade. Been using this screen name for ages. Zook is also the darkness within me. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: antigoon 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Fuzzboy on January 28, 2010, 01:52:36 PM
https://www.fuzzboy.com/
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 28, 2010, 01:52:53 PM
:lol

Zz-eye-ann-el.

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

Do you see it Nick?!

TELL JEFF. GO. :lol
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: bosk1 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dublagent66 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: ZBomber 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: MetalManiac666 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: SilentFox 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: bosk1 on January 28, 2010, 03:49:01 PM
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dr. DTVT on January 28, 2010, 04:14:59 PM
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

Don't forget Spinal Tap!
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on January 28, 2010, 04:17:03 PM
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

Don't forget Spinal Tap!
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.
:facepalm: On you all



Motörhead
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: emindead on January 28, 2010, 04:21:57 PM
Drëäm Thëätër
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: bosk1 on January 28, 2010, 04:23:49 PM
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

Don't forget Spinal Tap!
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.
:facepalm: On you all



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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on January 28, 2010, 04:25:02 PM
Drëäm Thëätër
For some reason that just makes it weird-looking, not more  :metal  :lol
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

Don't forget Spinal Tap!
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.
:facepalm: On you all



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
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Zook on January 28, 2010, 04:29:57 PM
ALL WOUND UP
ON THE EDGE
MOTÖRHEAD
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Orbert 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Rina 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
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on January 28, 2010, 04:51:54 PM
ALL WOUND UP
ON THE EDGE
MOTÖRHEAD
:lol

SLEEP DISTURBED
RESTLESS MIND
KILLING TIME
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Orbert 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: cthrubuoy 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Zook 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
PERMEATE
ACE OF SPADES
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy 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
RESTLESS MIND
KILLING TIME
BOUTS OF FEAR
PERMEATE
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

HEIGHTENING
NERVOUSNESS
DOWN ON ME

I AM PARALYZED
(I WON'T) PAY YOUR PRICE

CAUGHT OFF GUARD
WARNING SIGNS
BURIED ALIVE

TENSION STRIKES
CHOKING ME
ONE SHORT LIFE
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: cthrubuoy 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.
Quote

I was very tired.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: AcidLameLTE 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.
I had a similar situation where the Scottish Qualifications Authority sent me a letter address to "Harru" and one of my friends now calls me by that name to this day :yeahright
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Sir GuitarCozmo on January 29, 2010, 07:16:26 AM
Ulauts make everything more metal.  Ask Queensryche and Motley Crue.

I remember that conversation.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: BlobVanDam 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............
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Zydar on January 29, 2010, 07:22:04 AM
And that sexy pink avatar :eyebrows:
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Phantasmatron 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: setrataeso 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.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: SilentFox 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
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: TheVoxyn on January 29, 2010, 07:02:17 PM
It's kinda gfrom a star wars book and stuug rite.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 29, 2010, 07:05:30 PM
It's kinda gfrom a star wars book and stuug rite.

Explain it properly, you beetch. I want to know what star wars book ;D
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: setrataeso on January 29, 2010, 07:05:57 PM
It's kinda gfrom a star wars book and stuug rite.
I want to know what star wars book ;D

This
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: TheVoxyn on January 29, 2010, 07:08:56 PM
It ws the series called the new jedi oredr. I think it wass about 14 books or so, one of the moesdt awesome series I have read. The Voxyn were these jedi slaying beast that where immuner to the force.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 29, 2010, 07:14:31 PM
It ws the series called the new jedi oredr. I think it wass about 14 books or so, one of the moesdt awesome series I have read. The Voxyn were these jedi slaying beast that where immuner to the force.

Interesting. The only force-immune beasts I remember were from KotOR (their name escapes me). Are we talking pre-Phantom Menance, or post-Return of the Jedi?
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: TheVoxyn on January 29, 2010, 07:15:57 PM
post return of he jedi. it is one o he most aseome seiriws ever.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 29, 2010, 07:16:55 PM
WAIT. It deals with Luke/Hans's children?

I remember. Awesome series, indeed.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: setrataeso on January 29, 2010, 07:25:57 PM
WAIT. It deals with Luke/Hans's children?

I remember. Awesome series, indeed.

Yeah, I've put off reading it for a while.
I'm still reading a bunch of standalone novels.
But the post-Return of the Jedi books are apparently really intense.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on January 29, 2010, 07:28:03 PM
I can't give an accurate asswssment, as it's been easily 5 years since I read them all. My mindset and judgement of the quality of novels was quite different at that age.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on January 29, 2010, 11:03:52 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
RESTLESS MIND
KILLING TIME
BOUTS OF FEAR
PERMEATE
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

HEIGHTENING
NERVOUSNESS
DOWN ON ME

I AM PARALYZED
(I WON'T) PAY YOUR PRICE

CAUGHT OFF GUARD
WARNING SIGNS
BURIED ALIVE

TENSION STRIKES
CHOKING ME
ONE SHORT LIFE

WHY DO I FELL SO NUMB
IS IT SOMETHING TO DO WITH MOTORHEAD
SHOULD THIS BE FIGHT OR FLIGHT
I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M CONSTANTLY KILLED BY DEATH

RAPID HEARTBEAT POUNDING THROUGH MY CHEST
THE CHASE IS BETTER THAN THE CATCH
I FEEL LIKE I'M IN DANGER
ON YOUR FEET OR ON YOUR KNEES

A STIFLING SURGE
SHOOTING THROUGH ACE OF SPADES
EXTREME APPREHENSION
DANCING ON YOUR GRAVE

LOST ALL HOPE FOR REDEMPTION
GRAVE SITUATION PLEASE DON'T TOUCH

WHY DO I FELL SO NUMB
IS IT SOMETHING TO DO WITH MOTORHEAD
SHOULD THIS BE FIGHT OR FLIGHT
I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M CONSTANTLY KILLED BY DEATH

HELPLESS HYSTERIA
A FALSE SENSE OF MARCH OR DIE
TRAPPED IN MY PHOBIA
POSSESSED BY OVERKILL

RUN
TIME IS RIGHT
OVERWHELMED BY THIS COMPLEX LINE IN THE SAND

HELPLESS HYSTERIA
A FALSE SENSE OF MARCH OR DIE
TRAPPED IN MY PHOBIA
POSSESSED BY TIME IS RIGHT

RUN
TIME IS RIGHT
OVERWHELMED BY THIS COMPLEX LINE IN THE SAND
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Arcaeus on January 29, 2010, 11:06:33 PM
The fuck is this shit?
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Phantasmatron on January 30, 2010, 12:48:35 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.
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

I used to love the Redwall books, but that was about ten years ago, and I don't remember a whole lot anymore.  So...this is awkward... but I don't get any of those references you just made.  Sorry.  I'm a terrible Redwall fan.

Silent Fox just reminded me of Marlfox, I guess.

Wow, now I really want to read Redwall stuff again.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dark Master Of Sin on January 30, 2010, 04:03:41 PM
The only thing I have ever mastered,
Is the skill to create disaster after disaster,
And when I try to stop it,
It only happens faster,
And this is why I am called,
The Dark Master.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Fluffy Lothario on January 30, 2010, 04:14:34 PM
Fluffy and Lothario were two nicknames I had at high school.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: RandalGraves on January 31, 2010, 01:39:38 AM
Randal Graves . . . just a great fuckin' movie character.  Oddly enough, this is the only place I have that user name.  Everywhere else it's AzOutcast.  The name somewhat clashes with the avatar, but the photoshop was too good to pass up.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Sintheros on January 31, 2010, 02:48:49 AM
I wanted a neat name. Sin's a good place to start. Though the shortening to "Sinth" has ended up more popular than "Sin" which I like anyway.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Phantasmatron on January 31, 2010, 10:18:51 AM
Randal Graves . . . just a great fuckin' movie character.  Oddly enough, this is the only place I have that user name.  Everywhere else it's AzOutcast.  The name somewhat clashes with the avatar, but the photoshop was too good to pass up.

Yeah, I hadn't seen the Clerks movies until after I'd been on DTF for a few years.  The character name seemed oddly familiar to me.

Then I was browsing the forum and suddenly it hit me.  :lol
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: CountVoorhees on January 31, 2010, 10:32:44 AM
My name is Josh and I am a Jason Voorhees fan.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: AwakeFromOctavarium on January 31, 2010, 08:55:09 PM
Awake is my favorite DT album.
Octavarium is my favorite DT song.
From is a conjunction.

That's all.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: DukeOfYork on January 31, 2010, 09:04:46 PM
I am the duke of york
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: SystematicThought on January 31, 2010, 09:31:59 PM
My 2nd attempt at combining DT album names. I like this name over Images and Memory over at MP's forum.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: OperantChamber on January 31, 2010, 10:14:43 PM
Operant Conditioning Chamber aka Skinner Box.
Long story short, it's a box where you train animals with reward or punishment. It's the basis of behavioral Psychology.

And I think it sounds cool.
 :hat
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Orbert on January 31, 2010, 11:05:39 PM
Awake is my favorite DT album.
Octavarium is my favorite DT song.
From is a conjunction.

That's all.

From is a preposition.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Portrucci on January 31, 2010, 11:29:41 PM
I thought it was funny at the time............... :|

yeah in hindsight not a good name, but gotta live with it now  :coolio
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness on February 01, 2010, 02:08:53 PM
The only thing I have ever mastered,
Is the skill to create disaster after disaster,
And when I try to stop it,
It only happens faster,
And this is why I am called,
The Dark Master.

...of Sin.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dark Master Of Sin on February 01, 2010, 02:24:11 PM
The only thing I have ever mastered,
Is the skill to create disaster after disaster,
And when I try to stop it,
It only happens faster,
And this is why I am called,
The Dark Master.

...of Sin.
I wanted just Dark Master, but the name was used before.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness on February 01, 2010, 02:25:59 PM
The only thing I have ever mastered,
Is the skill to create disaster after disaster,
And when I try to stop it,
It only happens faster,
And this is why I am called,
The Dark Master.

...of Sin.
I wanted just Dark Master, but the name was used before.

Haha alright, I was just nitpicking.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Silent Voice on February 01, 2010, 03:25:09 PM
Mine's from Final Fantasy... there's an attack called Silent Voice in FFVIII and FFIX

Been using it since I was about 15, back in 2003.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: splent on February 01, 2010, 08:44:35 PM
My first and last name put together
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness on February 02, 2010, 08:18:02 PM
*doublechecks the Facebook group*

I know it sounds better, but why Splent over Slent?
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dimitrius on February 02, 2010, 08:32:48 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
So you couldn't tell me this that time I asked you over PSN?!?! I hate you!!



Mine's pretty dumb, I was walking by the living room in my house and they had this Disney movie playing, Anastasia, where one of the characters is name Demetrio in the Spanish translation, so I changed it to Dimitrius and I've been using it ever since.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Fiery Winds on February 02, 2010, 08:52:29 PM
I was putting together a 3D animation video for a school project, and though it would be cool to have some sort of company name at the beginning.  Since I had already put together the text intro on a red/orange gradient background, it looked like flowing fire, so I came up with "Fiery Winds" and turned in a "Fiery Winds Production".
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Phantasmatron on February 03, 2010, 12:37:59 AM
Mine's pretty dumb, I was walking by the living room in my house and they had this Disney movie playing, Anastasia, where one of the characters is name Demetrio in the Spanish translation, so I changed it to Dimitrius and I've been using it ever since.

It's okay.  You've made up for your lame username origins by having an awesome avatar.  :tup
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: robwebster on February 03, 2010, 05:19:23 AM
I won it in a fight to the death with a homeless man. I won when I tricked him into crunching up an old 9V battery. Hungry bugger.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: XianL on February 03, 2010, 06:49:43 AM
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
So you couldn't tell me this that time I asked you over PSN?!?! I hate you!!

Lolwut? Don't remember you asking :lol
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: zerogravityfat on February 03, 2010, 06:51:53 AM
no story behind it. it always was and always will be.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dream Team on February 03, 2010, 06:53:40 AM
Mine's kinda corny . . . when I joined the forum my wife was a lot more into DT than she is now, so we were the "Dream" team. With DT becoming more uber-metal with each release, her fandom has slacked off unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dimitrius on February 03, 2010, 07:12:55 AM
Mine's pretty dumb, I was walking by the living room in my house and they had this Disney movie playing, Anastasia, where one of the characters is name Demetrio in the Spanish translation, so I changed it to Dimitrius and I've been using it ever since.

It's okay.  You've made up for your lame username origins by having an awesome avatar.  :tup
Castiel is pure badassery!
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Tick on February 03, 2010, 05:20:21 PM
Named after the famous philosopher.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Dimitrius on February 03, 2010, 05:33:19 PM
I thought it was after the cartoon.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: PlaysLikeMyung on February 03, 2010, 07:15:23 PM
Named after the famous philosopher.

There's a philosopher named Tick?
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Orbert on February 04, 2010, 11:06:24 AM
Yes.  Haven't you ever seen the cartoon?   If that's not a hard-core philosopher in action, I don't know what is.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: kingshmegland on February 04, 2010, 11:15:41 AM
Named after the famous philosopher.

There's a philosopher named Tick?

Yes, and I qoute, *clears throat*  "Eat my Justice".  Words to live by.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Tick on February 04, 2010, 05:16:28 PM
Named after the famous philosopher.

There's a philosopher named Tick?

Yes, and I qoute, *clears throat*  "Eat my Justice".  Words to live by.
Thank you King for injecting some sanity !!! :lol
No one on this board has really yet figured out I'm nuts.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Tick on February 04, 2010, 05:17:41 PM
Yes.  Haven't you ever seen the cartoon?   If that's not a hard-core philosopher in action, I don't know what is.
Thanks Orbert. Its about time someone gets me.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: LCArenas on October 31, 2010, 11:18:26 PM
It's my name (First two letters are my first and middle name, then comes my surname), though I'm planning to send a request so my name is changed to LuisC.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: cthrubuoy on November 01, 2010, 02:34:49 AM
It's my name (First two letters are my first and middle name, then comes my surname), though I'm planning to send a request so my name is changed to LuisC.

Old thread is old.

New thread is new:
https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=17793.105
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: elmatto on November 02, 2010, 12:16:05 AM
Well....my name is matt, and I thought about the chris farley skit, "el nino is spanish for....THE NINO".
And....well....that's how I came up with elmatto. Nothing really amazing.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Cecilia on November 02, 2010, 12:28:33 AM
Simon and Garfunkel song my Mom used to sing in the car. One of my earliest memories.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Volk9 on November 02, 2010, 12:41:29 AM
I like Wolf. Volk is Wolf is Russian. I like Russia?

Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness on November 02, 2010, 12:42:51 AM
I like Wolf. Volk is Wolf is Russian. I like Russia?

But what about the number 9? o_O
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Orbert on November 02, 2010, 07:56:10 AM
Number 9?
Number 9?
Number 9?
Number 9?
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Global Laziness on November 02, 2010, 10:18:56 AM
:lol Well played.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Orbert on November 02, 2010, 11:13:33 AM
Thanks.  Some people won't get that one, but we can rest assured that we are cooler than them.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on November 02, 2010, 11:59:16 AM
I get it. ;D
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Gadough on November 02, 2010, 12:20:44 PM
I don't.

Anyway, quoted from the duplicate thread.

Last year, me and a friend were reading the back of our English textbook and the play "Waiting For Godot" was mentioned. We never heard of it so we looked it up, and laughed our asses off at the plot and concept. Soon, several stupid inside jokes developed between the two of us related to Waiting For Godot. My username is a reference to that, intentionally misspelled because I like the way it looks that way.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Birch Boy on November 02, 2010, 12:35:32 PM
It's a Beatles reference, as far as I know.
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Marvellous G on November 02, 2010, 12:40:44 PM
My surname begins with G, and I asked a friend from my old school to attract a teacher's attention for me while I got a book out, and he said, 'Miss, Tom marvellous G wants you!' Which I thought was the best name ever, which was understandable as I was about ten. What's less understandable is that it still makes me giggle. (and has the added bonus of making people misspell it when it's RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM 73109  >:( )
Title: Re: The Story Behind Your Username
Post by: Odysseus on November 02, 2010, 03:43:42 PM
I holiday in the Greek islands a lot.... one of my friends gave me the tag... it stuck and I use it on most of the forums I've been on...