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17 minutes ago, James Arryn said:

I feel deprived. Especially if there was some kind of ‘which spirit animal/Roman Emperor/fictional detective are you?’ element to the process. 

You should count yourself lucky - for every terrific name bestowed, there'd be some poor soul blighted with something awful like 'Varys's Estranged Ballbag'.

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I had a pic of Theda Bara and I think at one point was called Norma Bara after Norma Demond and Theda Bara and Bronn Stone offered “Theda Baratheon” as a play on Theda Bara and Baratheon and it was perfect and I loved it !! Never changed since 

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2 hours ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

I wish I could take credit, but meth is a helluva drug.

Now how you got hooked on snake venom makes all the sense in the world.

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Mine was originally The Pebble that Hides.   -Its been shortend to Pebble,  or Pebbles or Pebs over the years.  the most recent iteration due to kinda adopting the Stubbies into the very short people collective.

 

When I joined I wanted a name that had a nod to the books,  and also reflected me.  Pebbles and Mountains are made out of the same stuff just exist in different scales of magnitude.

Pebble cos I'm a short arse,   its also a nod to my Hubby who often told me that his RL name meant Pebble or small stone.

and the hides,  cos it rhymes with rides.   and I'm often accused of hiding down there normally after someone has walked straight into me, and thrown their beer all over me, after mistaking me for a gap in the crowd. 

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1 hour ago, Pebble thats Stubby said:

Mine was originally The Pebble that Hides.   -Its been shortend to Pebble,  or Pebbles or Pebs over the years.  the most recent iteration due to kinda adopting the Stubbies into the very short people collective.

 

When I joined I wanted a name that had a nod to the books,  and also reflected me.  Pebbles and Mountains are made out of the same stuff just exist in different scales of magnitude.

Pebble cos I'm a short arse,   its also a nod to my Hubby who often told me that his RL name meant Pebble or small stone.

and the hides,  cos it rhymes with rides.   and I'm often accused of hiding down there normally after someone has walked straight into me, and thrown their beer all over me, after mistaking me for a gap in the crowd. 

I believe you were also the Black Bear at one point although did you actually change your name for that or just the avatar? :P 

I was originally Florence’s Machine, a play on my favourite band’s name (Florence and the Machine). Then i think it was Helena’s Machine, to mash my own name with the old username. And from there to Helena Ex Machina because i’m very unoriginal and thought it sounded good. And now I don’t want to change it because its such a faff and people are used to it

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1 hour ago, HelenaExMachina said:

I believe you were also the Black Bear at one point although did you actually change your name for that or just the avatar? :P 

I was originally Florence’s Machine, a play on my favourite band’s name (Florence and the Machine). Then i think it was Helena’s Machine, to mash my own name with the old username. And from there to Helena Ex Machina because i’m very unoriginal and thought it sounded good. And now I don’t want to change it because its such a faff and people are used to it

oh I've had lots of temporary names but always come back to a Pebble of some kind

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It's the name of a carrier pigeon in a Tad Williams book.  I think it was a pigeon.  I never really connected with the book but the name stuck.  I used to name my mix tapes and other such things Inkdaub1...Inkdaub2...etc.  Inkdaub was the first user name I used the first time I needed one on the computer.  That may have been the first time I logged in to the internet.  One of the first anyway. 

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Mine was born when I took an online IQ test and got a really high score minutes before creating my first ever email account, which I jokingly/braggingly named polishgenius. Little while later I joined a couple of forums under that name and it's been my handle everywhere since.

Except on twitter, where some rando has it and I have to be polskigenius, but I've got my eye on the upcoming purge as they don't use their account much and I can hopefully grab it then.

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no idea

I think at least part of the motivation was something that was neat and not full of numbers, plus I arrived a little bit late to be Varys' Estranged Ballbag.

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My previous one-Bittersweet Distractor was a line from the song Reckoner by Radiohead.

My current one is just me reverting to being a Star Wars nerd .

Edited by Jen'ari

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You mean these aren't your real names?

 

eta: Seriously though there was never any question what monikor was right for me. The Direwolves were the embodiment of what I loved about George R. Martins world.

 

Edited by DireWolfSpirit

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2 hours ago, Nas! said:

My name is a killing word. 

You mean, it's a translation for dracarys? :-)

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I joined almost 20 years ago in the ezboard days so actual character names were much more available. Back then I was a whippersnapping teenager, so I figured I would go the opposite way and choose a crusty old codger as my screen name (though I'm pretty sure I wasn't fooling anyone given the banality of my early posting life).

Plus I liked the character.

I'm also from Australia, so coming from a faraway island with an outdoorsy culture where (drop) bears might kill you at any moment was an added bonus. :D

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5 hours ago, Ygrain said:

You mean, it's a translation for dracarys? :-)

It also might reference a small, hardy mouse known for survival in an extreme environment.  There's a shadow shaped like this mouse on the second moon.

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On 12/7/2019 at 3:12 AM, HelenaExMachina said:

I believe you were also the Black Bear at one point although did you actually change your name for that or just the avatar? :P 

Everybody was the Black Bear that one time he hosted pictionary and complained about all the PMs that he was getting and couldn't differentiate. :P 

My username is basically the English translation of my real name. For a while just after I joined the forum, my username was Dacey Mormont, for obvious ASOIAF-related reasons, but I realised quite soon that I don't really want an ASOIAF game, so I've been Buckwheat since. Sometimes people shorten it to Buck or Bucky, I even got used to being called that by people at cons.

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I came up with mine cause i saw the picture that is my avatar and instantly thought that this is the real mountain. Like i'm pretty sure this is what he looks like after the rage settle's, or maybe someone killed his pet hamster Murphey.

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