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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2007, 09:06:40 PM »

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Mine is, uh, my name.

My name-asonic. anything with -asonic at the end is better.

warningasonic!

I forgot the part about truncating your name as needed to enhance coolness. Cooperasonic didn't work for me, so I went with coopasonic. Similarly, I think warnasonic sounds good. biggrin
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2007, 09:12:42 PM »

I used to use fairly regular names, since my dog was a wolf and I liked wolves in general I did things like Shadowwolf and the like. But they became overused and I could never get them anymore. So I used to use Kybus which were one of the default races in the game Pax Imperia if anybody remembers that one, they were the warlike fighty guys. Anyway that was used once and I needed to come up with something else. So I looked up at my Dads and mine library of Sci Fi novels and I just combined 2 titles. I think one was Highlander and Skyfire and created SkyLander. And all the variations I use since some people are starting to use it also. But for the most part it's mine and wherever you see it it's most likely me. I use it in all my games and all that.
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« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2007, 10:20:32 PM »

Aha!

Lockasonic.  yes, yes... very cool.  You were right, Coop!
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« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2007, 10:29:08 PM »

read it backwards smile
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« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2007, 10:56:14 PM »

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read it backwards smile

You stole naednek's secret naming methods!
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« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2007, 11:02:07 PM »

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Quote from: Semaj on January 24, 2007, 10:29:08 PM

read it backwards smile

You stole naednek's secret naming methods!

Well the whole story is:

Me and my friends used ot mud many many moons ago... On one specific mud mainly (Realms of despair, which at last check was still going strong oddly).

He as a tribute to me, named a char Semaj.  Well he named him semaj because we played together... and I to be funny did one after another of our friends Slava... But since I seem to be spelling impaired put it down as Alvas.

Semaj became a pretty damn famous mudder due to me being highly bored and killing lots of other people.  The name was banned on ROD for _years_ because so many imposters came in trying to use my name claiming to be me.  Meh.. .so so long ago... I miss decalring war on the entire mud and winning smile
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« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2007, 01:59:26 AM »

It means I'm the boss.  Bitches...

Seriously, Knightshade is derivative of the deadly Nightshade plant but with that geeky D&D twist to it.  Dragon is, of course, because I'm an Ultima Dragon from WAAAAAAY back.  smile
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« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2007, 03:54:07 AM »

Well, I guess it came from multiple things.  There's an old Roger Miller song called "Engine Engine #9" that I used to hear from my Dad's record player when I was a young'un.  Deftones also have an awesome song called "Engine #9" on their first album, and of course there are numerous children's rhymes using that line (Engine, engine number nine, coming down the railroad line...).  Then there is the Beatles' famous Revolution 9, from which I loved to quote "Number nine?  Number nine?"

Anyway, about the time of playing Half-Life online I started using that name because it was just a sort of faceless/nameless tag and I have continued to use it (although I wouldn't mind a change).
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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2007, 05:00:34 AM »

The original Grievous Angel.
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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2007, 06:22:12 AM »

I've always had the notion that Zero was a fuzzy number...since you are really counting on nothingness.  So I am in other circles known as ZeroFuzzy...for GG, CG, and finally here at GT, it was shortened to Zero.  If you see my tag it says "Absolutely Zero" - because I also find it interesting that because it is the lowest temperature and based upon the laws of thermodynamics, absolute zero can never be reached.

One last thing that also fascinates me with it is the story of Zero:
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Once upon a time there was no zero. Of course people knew if they had nothing, but there was no mathematical notation for it. Zero was independently invented only three times.  The first recorded zero is attributed to the Babylonians in the 3rd century BC. A long period followed when no one else used a zero place holder. But then the Mayans, halfway around the world in Central America, independently invented zero in the fourth century CE. The final independent invention of zero in India was long debated by scholars, but seems to be set around the middle of the fifth century. It spread to Cambodia around the end of the 7th century. From India it moved into China and then to the Islamic countries. Zero finally reached western Europe in the 12th century.
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« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2007, 09:06:50 AM »

Mine dates back to the days of Ultima Online when they added the Napa server and I needed a character name, first name Zinfan last name Dale.  Geekey when I write it down but it has lasted me quite a long time.  My XBL name OtterChaos comes from another board where my login is Otter which stands for Over The Top'ER (this was a golf board and over the top described my biggest swing fault and the reason I no longer play that wretched game).
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« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2007, 01:36:37 PM »

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Once upon a time there was no zero. Of course people knew if they had nothing, but there was no mathematical notation for it. Zero was independently invented only three times.  The first recorded zero is attributed to the Babylonians in the 3rd century BC. A long period followed when no one else used a zero place holder. But then the Mayans, halfway around the world in Central America, independently invented zero in the fourth century CE. The final independent invention of zero in India was long debated by scholars, but seems to be set around the middle of the fifth century. It spread to Cambodia around the end of the 7th century. From India it moved into China and then to the Islamic countries. Zero finally reached western Europe in the 12th century.

So if there was no zero how did people finish this phrase to woo women?

"Ditch the _____ and get with the hero?"
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« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2007, 01:38:55 PM »

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First initial and the beginning of my last name.

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« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2007, 01:40:30 PM »

Quote from: Zinfan on January 25, 2007, 09:06:50 AM

Mine dates back to the days of Ultima Online when they added the Napa server and I needed a character name, first name Zinfan last name Dale.  Geekey when I write it down but it has lasted me quite a long time.  My XBL name OtterChaos comes from another board where my login is Otter which stands for Over The Top'ER (this was a golf board and over the top described my biggest swing fault and the reason I no longer play that wretched game).

The computer you use to play games is what, Zinfan; Dell? I like both your names, the OtterChaos one is clever.
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« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2007, 01:42:13 PM »

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So if there was no zero how did people finish this phrase to woo women?

"Ditch the _____ and get with the hero?"

/dev/null ?
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« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2007, 02:02:37 PM »

Mine is all about misdirection.  When people see the tag they know fear.  Then I hit them with goofy, unbridled, stupidity and ignorance.  Most people are then like HUH? 

Oh yeah, exactly what I was going for.  You know what I'm talking about right?   paranoid 
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« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2007, 02:42:16 PM »



Me and a few friends created a hit squad in a few early MMOs and I named the group DamageInc ala Murder Inc

I often named my character CreepinDeth or DamageInc as well
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« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2007, 03:35:07 PM »

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No way! That is very clever. I would never have put that together.  thumbsup

Obviously have never seen Angel Heart.   
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« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2007, 03:46:43 PM »

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No way! That is very clever. I would never have put that together.  thumbsup

Obviously have never seen Angel Heart.   
You know, I never saw that movie either

What??!?  So you came up with that tag without seeing the movie?  Impressive. 
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« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2007, 04:28:04 PM »

I'm not sure where mine comes from.

Devilsonic would be cool though

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« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2007, 05:07:49 PM »

It's the combination to my luggage.
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« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2007, 05:37:39 PM »

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« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2007, 05:44:50 PM »

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« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2007, 05:46:18 PM »

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I'm not sure where mine comes from.

Devilsonic would be cool though



Actually, using the formula you'd be Devasonic or Devilasonic
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« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2007, 05:54:28 PM »

Devasonic! DONE!
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« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2007, 06:17:04 PM »

Voltron, natch.  Also my D&D character.
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« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2007, 06:25:16 PM »

When I was a kid in ROTC, my squad leader took to calling me Piggy after the fat kid in lord of the Flies.  By the time I was a senior, I was 6'1" and the only people who still called me Piggy were my close friends.  When I first installed Half-Life, I needed a name, and since I was listening to Black Sabbath (as I am wont to do while FPS-ing), WarPig had a dual meaning. 
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« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2007, 06:49:32 PM »

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So if there was no zero how did people finish this phrase to woo women?

"Ditch the _____ and get with the hero?"

/dev/null ?

LOL!

Or /dev/zero or NUL or NL:

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« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2007, 10:25:10 PM »

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« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2007, 11:39:03 PM »


Several pounds ago and less facial hair, I had a striking resemblance to Shaggy.  It was a nickname given to me several times through college and in my professional life.  It wasn't one that I readily shared with people but ended up with in each new environment when someone would put 2 and 2 together, usually over beers with one of those "OMG, you know who you look like!?!?!" moments.  Doug is my name.   I combined the two for uniqueness.

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« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2007, 12:47:47 AM »




I was a poor speller when I chose his name for my first D&D character.    paranoid
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« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2007, 02:49:25 PM »

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I was a poor speller when I chose his name for my first D&D character.    paranoid

I was hoping it was a Robotech reference: Exedore

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« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2007, 03:23:59 PM »

My real name is Harry, but at work people started calling me HANK.. so when I signed up for Gone Gold I used Hank... and at the time I was working at Acclaim, and we were working on the first Turok... so it was all over my office (Action Figures, Posters) so I had dinosaurs on the brain... it just seemed to stick at that  point.
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« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2007, 03:58:40 PM »

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I was a poor speller when I chose his name for my first D&D character.    paranoid

I was hoping it was a Robotech reference: Exedore



well, they both have pretty geeky haircuts.  Exodor doesn't have a geeky haircut though  icon_wink
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« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2007, 05:18:08 PM »

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well, they both have pretty geeky haircuts.  Exodor doesn't have a geeky haircut though  icon_wink


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« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2007, 04:40:20 PM »

Mine, is a stage name from back in High School when I used to chant (singing reggae).
Junior Means, up and comming. Dan is the Virgin Island version for the Italian Don (mob boss).
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« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2007, 05:23:46 PM »

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