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How did you come up with your username?

I see a lot of people on here have have nice usernames, how did you come up with it? Mine used to be imkittyror but that seemed kind of childish so I changed it to Falsalm

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How did you come up with your username?

Well. Originally my name was Nerdy Computer Guy but for obvious reasons I changed that.

Gwedin is the name I use in all online stuff (some asshole on Steam already took that name! FUUUUUUU). There I was, playing Daimonin and about to make an elf character when suddenly "Gwedin" popped into my head. Sounded rather elvish at the time so I used it. And it stuck. Smile

Falsalm is a pretty sweet name IMO.
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How did you come up with your username?

Believe it or not, I was running out of username ideas to use for Territory War, so I decided to use the Random Article feature on Wikipedia. The one that happened to be selected was this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansgrohe

I've used the surname Hansgrohe ever since.

Hansgrohe is actually a real-life company. I just thought I might as well use it, since I had nothing better, other than "theman4000" or something cheesy like that.

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RE: How did you come up with your username?

Gwedin sounds cool. I was playing this old starwars game that auto generates names for you and FalseArma2 came up, I just mixed it around and made Falsalm

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(01-15-2014 09:50 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Believe it or not, I was running out of username ideas, so I decided to use the Random Article feature on Wikipedia. The one that happened to be selected was this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansgrohe

Hansgrohe is actually a real-life company. I just thought I might as well use it, since I had nothing better, other than "theman4000" or something cheesy like that.

Wow your more than a hundred years old :O

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Some say it derived from pinky and the brain, others say its from a character from a DC comic, few whisper it may have come from the callsign of a character in a fiction novel. Perhaps its simply what it means.

The myths of creation are many. But the truth? No one knows and perhaps it'll be lost to time...

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How did you come up with your username?

I called myself Doa, then DoA, because short usernames are cool. Also, it is an abbreviation for my old Blogger name, DukeOfAwesome.

Why DukeOfAwesome? I have no idea; I wanted something generic and semi-cool-sounding, and that was it at the time.

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RE: How did you come up with your username?

My username was originally night.artist

Night becuase I'm a night person.
Artist becuase I'm an artist.
The period just held it together in a nice way.

The first time I used this username was Habbo Hotel. I still have the same account.

I changed to just Night because that's typically what people call me anyways.

But I've been using night.artist since about 12 or 13. (17 now)

Now I typically use some variation of XxNeonKittensxX (neonkittensxx, neonkittensx, xneonkittens, etc.)

I kind of want to change that now though too. Because i made that username around 14 signing up for youtube (yes my youtube is XxNeonKittensxX I have cat videos.)
That was the end of my "scene phase" while I was still transitioning out.

Would be nice to just use Night for everything.

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I dont know what the numbers mean. They dont stand for a date or anything(though it may appear that way).

Actually, the first brainiac was 3392. Then I made 3395 which was the main, while 3397 was a substitute. I used these for Runescape(where I first used). I still dont know how I ever came up with the name or number though.

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Wow. These are actually some really cool origin stories. Mine's lame, though Razz

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Planetfall = best old game EVARRRRRR
666 = disdain for organized religion

It was my Minecraft name first and it's become my main username for most things.

Though much later I realized it could also be an excruciatingly horrible Doctor Who reference, hence my current title.

I find it more than a little funny that Hans is named after a shower head company...

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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RE: How did you come up with your username?

Let me take you through my thought process when I signed up.

"Okay, School Survival. I'm finally gonna do it. But... What will be my username? Well, I don't want to use my regular one, I want this to be a isolated thing. So, I need to come up with a new one. What describes me.... Well, I have called myself a hippie several times, so why not TheHippie? No, that's just stupid. Well, what are hippies... They're a subculture. Hey, that has a nice ring to it. I'll do that."

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How did you come up with your username?

My username is old.

I'd say at least 8 years or so(maybe more)

I think I started Runescape when I was...in 3rd grade?
So that'd make me...I dun know. But it's that old.
(I reset my life clock when I turned 18. Everything before is now based on the prek-12 grade I was in, so between 5-18 I guess)

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How did you come up with your username?

I'm a huge fan of games made by Valve and my favourite series from them is Half-Life so I chose the protagonist of the games.
(I also have a mousepad of Gabe Newell)

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I didnt play half life when I concoted this username.

Not that it would matter. Ive found games I played in the past turned out more entertaining when I finally understood them.

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How did you come up with your username?

I was signing up for Club Penguin and I was reading the 6th Harry Potter book at the time so I decided to name myself after Alastor Moody. Alastor was already taken though, so I named myself AlastorIV. Club Penguin got rid of the capitalization on the 4 though, and sometime later I needed a username and I vaguely remembered using Alastoriv at one point, but I misspelled it Alistoriv and I've used it for almost everything ever since.

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How did you come up with your username?

Does anyone care for my answer?
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How did you come up with your username?

I was sick in bed the day before school started. I was on my laptop in bed, dreading school because this semester was gonna be hell. My PC was on my blanket, so I was like, why not?

I leik being a pyro and spy...in an online hat simulator.
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RE: How did you come up with your username?

Well, I write, and do a little Roleplaying on the side, so I have a thing for medieval names. I was actually looking for a name for my horse, in one of the Roleplays I was in, so what do I do? I become more of a noob then I ever have been and I look up "medieval horse names". Not only did I find great names, I had two favorites. Thorodon, and SorrowSweet. I couldn't use both so I mixed them and got ThorodonSorrow.

And since, every one of my usernames has either Thorodon, or Sorrow in it.

I know. Pretty boring.

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RE: How did you come up with your username?

(01-20-2014 10:21 AM)LedoS Wrote:  Does anyone care for my answer?

Yes, we care for your answer.

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My username is a fake name stolen from a certain conspiracy theorist.
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(01-20-2014 10:21 AM)LedoS Wrote:  Does anyone care for my answer?

Still waiting...Popcorn

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Alice Cooper School's Out album, 1972 Biggrin
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Old skool.

Any time now, LedoS...
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RE: How did you come up with your username?

I call myself "Missile" because I use to have a special interest in ICBMs/SLBMd, espeaclly the Trident missile currently being used by American missile submarines

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How did you come up with your username?

used to?

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(01-24-2014 01:36 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  used to?

Yes

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Yes

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My mother an I were playing when I was around four years old. She came up with the name; it's the name they used when setting up my Xbox Live account for me way back in the day, and honestly it was too good not to use ever since.
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Mine is from an music of muse xD ----- isolated sistem
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