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Offline elone

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2013, 11:45:10 PM »
Just made it up. The first letter of my real name is L, so I thought L1. Just decided to not capitalize the first letter. No real meaning behind it.

In my brain I pronounce it like an internet company. E loan.

Or maybe it is a mix of Spanish and English. el one,  ie. The one.

Anyway, I liked the sound of it.

Offline Rex Pacis

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2013, 02:38:09 AM »
Its a play on my own name.

First name means ruler or king. Last name means flowers. Thought King of Flowers might be a little too soft. So what do flowers represent at times? Bam! King of Peace...Latin it up some and done. Sorry Jesus but I think it suits me.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2013, 02:01:58 PM »
Everyone has such neat and original stories behind their names! :D Thank you for sharing them! :-* I'm eager to hear more! :-)

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2013, 02:51:38 PM »
I signed up under the name Star Sapphire.  My typical usernames have something to do with goats (my favorite animal), but I wanted something a bit more elegant here.  The stone of our engagement rings are star sapphires (When we bought them, I had never seen the stone before and they reminded me of his eyes), so I went with it.  Once I realized I could misspell my name to match his, I changed it to Star Safyre or we could be Mr. and Mrs. Fyre.

Offline xenondestroyer

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2013, 04:03:35 PM »
Ah, xenondestroyer, from the times I played X2: the Threat, the Xenon were the robot enemies in the game. After destroying their Huge battleship with a tiny little fighter(no one else ever tried it before) I took the name with pride and used it just about everywhere

Offline Skynet

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2013, 05:29:07 PM »
Skynet was sort of a personal in-joke for me; I once entertained the thought of an Internet persona of a newly self-aware robot exposed to human nature via the Internet.

Even though I later abandoned the idea, I thought that it was a cool username, so I chose it.

Offline Boxy

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2013, 05:56:12 PM »
Boxy is pretty much a shortened version of Boxman, which has seen many variations at plenty of other places.  People seem to associate either with Boxxy, a supposedly infamous internet troll, and a character from this popular song on youtube who happens to be half box, half man. :P  Truth is, I knew about neither of those when I first came up with the name for my gamertag on Xbox Live.

Lost is still pretty much my favorite TV show ever, despite it having ended quite a while ago now.  Locke, my favorite character on the show, had told Boone in season 1 that he'd worked at a box manufacturing company.  It wasn't until season 2, though, that he'd earned the nickname "Boxman" from Desmond, and I thought it was good enough to stick myself with since I admired the character so much.  Besides, I wasn't terribly good at thinking up my own names.  One I'd used before was simply "EvilUser" - not very creative. :P

Like I said, though, it has seen variations.  I took a song from Lonely Island and turned it to "Like a Boxx".  That and Metal Gear Solid 3 has given me the idea for "Big Boxx", and it's funny because Snake's real name there is John, just like John Locke.  There's even one codec conversation wherein Snake tells Sigint that it's his destiny to hide in cardboard boxes, much like how Locke thought all about destiny on Lost.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2013, 02:09:09 AM »
It took me a little bit to come up with a new handle to use here. I wanted to go with something new that I haven't used elsewhere, which takes a lot of names off the table as I'm a serious altaholic in MMOs.

I started by looking up names related to my given name. It's actually a pet form of another name which is, itself, a pet form of a much older name.

Stella Maris is Latin for Star of the Sea, and I've always had a strong connection with the sea, so I thought it would suit me just fine. :)

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Offline CastorTroy

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 11:55:26 AM »
Castor Troy is the character played by Nicolas Cage/John Travolta in Face Off. I just absolutely love the character, such a badass, hypnotically cool, and played by two of my favourite actors.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2013, 09:58:28 AM »
I kind of wondered at that name castor i was going to ask. I loved that movie.

Offline Rhapsody

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2013, 09:59:31 AM »
Partially because I love the name, and partially to complement my husband's screen name here, which is Requiem. :)

Offline Top Cat

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2013, 02:07:07 AM »
Sure, why not. =^_^=

Like ElusiveM00se, I decided that I wanted to have a different name here than the user name I've been using on dozens of other sites, for over a decade. Separate my porny persona from the "work-safe" me.

So I started thinking. Cats have been in my handle since about 92, when it was still BBS'es and not the Internet as we know it. Cats are an important part of my life, whether talking real-life pets, or internet catgirls, or what-have-you. And then I started thinking about ways to spin that in an erotic context, and literally the first thing that popped into my mind was Top Cat. Top, as in dominant. And my second thought was remembering the old cartoon by that name, and that settled it. =^_^=

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Boxy: I'm 90% certain that Boxxy wasn't what she appeared to be - she was going off a script. I think she was some sort of new-age actress portfolio, demonstrating that she can do the apparently rambling stream of consciousness. But I have no proof of that, just a strong hunch.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2013, 03:17:06 PM »
'Remy' was the name of a girl I used in a roleplay I wrote some years ago. 

At the time of choosing a name for that character, I just named that girl 'Remy' after one of my favorite brandies 'Remy Martin'.  My favorite brandy 'Hennessy' just doesn't have the same ring. 

Anyway on joining here, I took her name with me to start over with a fresh sheet so to speak, and I love it.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2013, 12:08:05 AM »
I took the name "Hades" for a couple of reasons.   The primary reason is that I think from a historical perspective you can tell an incredable amount of detail about a culture and civilization by looking at how it handles the question of death.  Some cultures go the route of the ancient Egyptians and go to near-obsessive levels in their desire for answers.  Others go the route of the ancient Greeks and Romans who see the Underworld as simply a continuation of this life and are content with that.   The Western world, thanks to the heavy influence of Christianity, generally sees death as the gateway to eternal paradise or torment depending on the state of your soul.    Death terrifies us as a species, and so we spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about it and resources trying to delay it as long as we can.

And to a smaller extent, I went with the name because I have used it for about six or seven years now through my roleplaying circles, so I thought if by some coincidence I came across anyone on here that knew me through those circles, this would make it easier for them to find me. :)

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2013, 12:23:27 AM »
I didn't find mine anywhere or even make it up.  I registered and when I it was time to type in a screen name it was there in my mind waiting for me and came out through my fingers like most of my writing does.  I've always liked the word beguile and the song "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" which has it in one of lines of lyrics. 

I would beguile everyone if I could.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2013, 03:54:49 AM »
I've always had a habit of putting a "placeholder" name in while I fill out the rest of a form whenever I'm signing up for something like a forum account or e-mail or what have you.  I do it because if I don't put something in the box, I won't be able to mentally get past it to fill out everything else.  The intention is that I'll think of something else once I've got all the other information out.  I'm not really sure why I do it, I think it's a neurotic holdover from when I played MMO's and would constantly redesign my characters to suit a different personality if the name I wanted wasn't available.

Usually, what I do is put in a single-word pseudonym that seems too awesome to be available.

So, to make a long story short, apparently the name "Violence" was available.

>.>

My story isn't nearly as inspired or cool as everybody else's...

Though, I guess that's really the story of how I ended up with the name, rather than chose it.  I don't think I've ever told anybody why I chose it.

At the time I signed up for the account, I was very heavily in mourning over the passing of my girlfriend... and one of our "things" was that she'd always have me write her stories, or tell her stories before bed or during bed-related-activities.  She used to get more excited the more violent or brutal the stories were... so, in a kind of twisted way, I ended up associating violence with sex.  I also kind of credit her for whatever talent I might have with words, so I wanted my name to be something that reminded me of her in a fun and positive way.  And, believe me, Violence seemed like the more interesting and acceptable alternative compared to naming myself after any of our other "things". *laughs*

Luckily it also comes with so many delightful puns for any time I need to make a thread.  :D

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2013, 05:03:53 AM »
Soooooooo....when I signed up, I used the name 'irish fantasy'. That has been one of my screen names for a very long time. I always have difficulty figuring out how the name will be used once the registration process is done so I just tossed 'irish fantasy' in there because I couldn't think of anything better.

All of my screen names have always had the element of Irish, Ireland, Celtic, etc....because that's part of who I am (parents are from Ireland)

Once I got in and saw the patterns and themes of names people had, I decided to change to one of my other familiar screen names, Aislinn. Aislinn is an Irish Gaelic name that means "dream" or "vision" in Irish Gaelic and it is also one of the many names on my birth certificate (Irish Catholic, enough said...) I also like the idea of fantasy, dream and/or vision because when you write, you are creating a 'vision' for someone else to read and think about.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2013, 04:03:52 PM »
Since 97 I have used 3 screen names glitterpixie, thatpixiebrat, Pixie. My nickname in real life is Pixie as well. I love fairies, and all things related and have since I was a very young girl of about 3-4 years old. When signing up for this site, I wanted something that spoke of that like, but was a bit more mature as I am now in my 30's.

And so... FaeBorne popped into existance.

;)

And thats the whole truth an nuttin but!  :-*

Offline Endorphin

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2013, 09:18:12 PM »
I was listening to an artist called 'Endorphin' at the time.

Endorphins are associated with good moods and feelings of well-being.

I'm usually in a good mood.

et Voila!

Username ---> Endorphin ;D

Offline Thorne

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2013, 10:22:44 AM »
I've been 'Sylverthorne' pretty nearly everywhere I have an account.

I don't remember why I chose it, but it fits. I'm a night-owl by preference, was born under a moon sign - there's the silver - and most people will agree that I can be very sharp when upset or offended.
I generally answer to 'Thorne' on the 'net, and I've been known to answer to it IRL, too.
Problem is, if I don't get it first, someone else usually does, and thus I have a couple of different variations on the theme.  ::)

Offline Sex Bobomb

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2013, 10:30:26 AM »
Because we are Sex Bobomb and we're here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2013, 01:04:37 PM »
I chose mine because ginger is another term for a redhead, which I am and scorpion because I'm a scorpio. The 2012 I added because that is the year I came up with the name on another site.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2013, 02:37:40 PM »
I've been using Bloodied Porcelain for years now... it's become part of my online persona.

To explain the background on it...

Originally the name was adopted as a bit of a "tribute" to my favorite RP character of all time, who first made her appearance in a Vampire: the Masquerade table top when I was oh... about 12 or 13. I played a malkavian with regressive personality disorder and who, despite being in her late teens when she was turned, dresses and behaves like a child, even going so far as to call her Sire "Daddy". She was malnourished as a human and so her stature was much smaller than most girls would have been by her age, but vampirism suited her and brought out her best physical qualities (skin tone, intense stare, red hair, etc). When I played her both in table top and later in LARP sessions, she was described by others as being a "walking, talking, blood splattered china doll". It was a natural progression for the name to be born from that.

But the name is a double edged sword, as it also has some real life meaning as well:

I have, for years, apparently been one of those girls who gets described as "doll like" for one reason or another. In the BDSM community I used to frequent, I was described as being "everyone's favorite porcelain doll" because I have a very very fair complexion and when I'm patient enough to allow myself to be dressed up, have my hair done, etc I pull off the look very well. Add to that the fact that like so many, I'm "broken" in one way or another, and the fact that I'm a bit of a masochist, that's where the bloodied part came from. Put them together, and it's supposed to embody the "broken doll" sentiment.

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Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2013, 02:55:25 PM »
Actually a play on the character "Cyrano Jones," the oily, villainous merchant from the original Star Trek. I originally adopted it for the purpose of writing a series of "Sleaze Trek" spoofs which have since fallen by the wayside (though I may yet adapt the background material I came up with for an RP here).

Offline hippyness

Re: What made you choose your screen name?
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2013, 03:19:19 PM »
hippyness is my secondary screen name. I use it for things I don't exactly want showing up when you google my primary account.

HippyChibi, my primary (see the connection) came from years ago when I felt I needed a new screen name. Too many people were referring to me as a hippy in real llife so it seemed appropriate to add in a screen name. Chibi has been with me sense... I don't know, Charter Cable offered an alternative to AOL. Not something I could get rid of. I'm just old and can't accept change too well.