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Offline AMindBesideItself

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Explain your username
« on: August 15, 2012, 10:30:25 PM »
Mine needs no explanation. It's disturbing how few people on here have DT related usernames.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 10:33:58 PM »
I got mine from the play Waiting For Godot. My high school friends were amused by the silly plot, and we developed several inside jokes related to it. I took the name and altered the spelling.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 10:35:02 PM »
Dark Casle is one of my favorite bands, Stevie Floyd is a lass who inspires me and I have a crush on her as well, so I thought "HEY, it'd be a cool username, I like it, maybe others will"

And then with one of my firsts posts people thought I was just repping their newest album and thought I was the band themselves.
lol, that was funny.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 10:38:22 PM »
It's the name of the greatest human being alive.



Me.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 10:39:43 PM »
That doesn't compute. Your username isn't Devin Townsend.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 10:47:16 PM »
if you had a long Polish name you'd abbreviate it too.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 10:48:07 PM »
That doesn't compute. Your username isn't Devin Townsend.

Are you implying that Devin is merely a human?
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 10:49:33 PM »
My name is George (my first name, despite every single person I know outside of work and save for a few certain family members calling me Barrett, my middle name, since birth; which is what I consider my 'real name' save for 'Kami-sama') and my grandfather called me Tio Jorge, or Uncle George, one night whilst we were having a big family dinner (I was about 5) after I walked into the dining room wearing my grandfather's fedora; apparently I looked like a mini gangster. He also called me Pequeno Diablito, or Little Devil many times as I caused a ruckus in his very tidy, very big house; I thought about that one but figured TioJorge was just easier and more evocative of my gangster ways. Mexican Cartel, by the bye. None of that Godfather bullshit.  :P

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 10:50:28 PM »
That doesn't compute. Your username isn't Devin Townsend.

Are you implying that Devin is merely a human?

....You win this round.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 10:56:22 PM »


This guy, only when I started using this handle I thought it was spelled Rumborak.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 11:12:59 PM »
Another lousy attempt at combining album names.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 11:18:31 PM »
My name.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 11:59:39 PM »
My name is Jack.  :biggrin:
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2012, 12:05:03 AM »
My name is Jeremy. My PE teacher sophomore year used to call me Jay Rem E... other people started calling me it. I started using different variations of Jay on the interwebs (I still use Forever_Jay on a newspaper forum)... Also.. I love Octavarium. The album and song.
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2012, 01:27:21 AM »
Ruba is an Eppu Normaali song, which tells humorously about how people who listen to rock music are more stupid than the others and rock music makes you dumber. Ruma Ruba Korbela (in English Ugly Ruba Korbela) is the "narrator" of the song.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 01:28:27 AM »
A character from Heroes Of Might And Magic III. Been using it since around 1999 when I got internet at home.
Zydar is my new hero.  I just laughed so hard I nearly shat.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2012, 01:31:43 AM »
theseoafs stands for theseopinionsarefacts, a now-defunct comedy blog I used to maintain.  I still use the handle because it's rarely taken.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2012, 01:42:16 AM »
Since I have radioactive crimefighting powers, I've named myself after the writers of the Spider-Man theme song - Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster. With one minor adjustment, because I thought "bobwebster" sounded too much like an instruction.

Mine needs no explanation. It's disturbing how few people on here have DT related usernames.
Eh! Everybody here knows the Dream Theater songs. Becoming Constant Motion (the poster) would just have you drowning in a sea of it. Don't use words everyone's going to be typing anyway - rule one, that!

Not that I'm criticising your screenname! Fine name, I'm sure you'll do well with it. Just from my own point of view. Much easier, on a Dream Theater message board, for someone to go "Which one's ConstantMotion again?" than "Which one's ZombieFeverLICKMYBRAIN?" I already know the latter person. Constant Motion? Less distinctive. Unique names are more memorable.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2012, 02:00:24 AM »
It just sorta came to me. I've had it for like 7-8 years or so, I came up with it a long time ago when I was going to play Counter-Strike with a friend, and I needed a cool nick. So I sat down and thought for a few minutes and tried out different combinations, and eventually it just became "Zantera".
Now I'm getting questions every week regarding Tibia (I think Zantera is a Tibia server or something) which always makes me laugh since I've never played it.  :lol

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 02:00:40 AM »


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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2012, 02:36:00 AM »
Mine is a synthesis from parts of my first and last name, and it was the username that was given to me by the IT department when i went to University.

Nikos Katapidis -> nikatapi

Not so interesting i guess.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2012, 02:49:58 AM »
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2012, 02:58:16 AM »
I can't.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2012, 03:01:31 AM »
My initials.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2012, 03:13:36 AM »
Oooooooooh! Look at mister fancypants 4-namer over here! I didn't know we needed TWO middle names to post in this thread. I guess I'll just take my moribund, lower-class, 3-name ass into some thread where paupers are welcome!

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2012, 03:24:34 AM »
dude, there are people with like 10 names :P

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2012, 03:25:44 AM »
Who are posting in this thread?
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2012, 03:36:16 AM »
dude, there are people with like 10 names :P

I know. I was just gettin my _floyd on. Africans have some crazy long names.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2012, 03:47:53 AM »
A Legend of Zelda enemy.
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2012, 04:08:24 AM »
While in high school I was nicknamed Neko (not because it means cat in japanese, I learned that later) and I used to drink lots of vodka back then and there's this vodka called Nikov so it was a mix of those two

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2012, 04:14:01 AM »
It's pretty self-explanatory for people on this forum.

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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2012, 04:35:08 AM »
I'm really unoriginal.
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Re: Explain your username
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2012, 04:51:13 AM »
Well, at least we all know your name :)
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