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    Stegodon kk fusion's avatar
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    I haven't done this on the 'old' boards until now, so here's K.K. Fusion!

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    That's weird, but kinda fun.

    I'm Mange Tout - which is French for 'eat all'. I am not the famous Frenchman who eats light bulbs and bicycles, in fact I am not French at all, and there are a small number of things I don't eat.

    I'm aware that the name can also be parsed as Man Get Out, but that is just coincidence.
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    Gary Gnu, of The Great Space Coaster television program.
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    I really did have a nasty cough when I joined the Dope, and I've come to like the name enough to keep it for here.
    To sleep, perchance to experience amygdalocortical activation and prefrontal deactivation.

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    It's my nickname in real life. Except there everyone has shortened it to Bean.
    Something witty and just obscure enough to make you think I'm cool.

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    The Red Fury. 2008 Dominant European Football Champions. About damn time too, not like I have a lot of years left to wait.

    WC in S.A. '10 next.
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    'ello

    What can I say, the guy's my hero.
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    I've done this before, but...

    Silvercat is my usual online identity. Silvercat was taken at the Dope, so I went with an expanded form.
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    Mine is from an old inside joke between me and my hubby. It is a reference to 90-weight oil, which is very thick, sometimes called axle grease.
    This message brought to you by NinetyWt, the Queen of Lubricants™.

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    I'm a mean drunken member of the wee folk. Well I'm not that mean. I'm not a Red Cap or anything.
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    Phalanx...the name I wanted but was denied on that dying other planet...

    Former military man, phalanx is a military formation...

    Phalanx sounds badass....

    It has an "X" in it, I am partial to words with "X", with the exception of "Xavier" where the "X" is pronounced "Eggs". God I hate that.

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    Trouble was my cat, and I used his name on one board, then when I registered at Snopes, Trouble was taken. So I said, wait a minute, I want to be Trouble again! And so it goes. I really want a new name/identity, but I can't decide on one.

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    Once upon a time I was reading Heir to the Empire. One of the Star Destroyers in Thrawn's fleet was called Stormhawk. At the time I was getting into the BBS scene and I needed a handle (that's what we called screen names back then), and I thought stormhawk sounded cool so I used it. The uppercase letter was omitted due to laziness. I had a few others, mostly animal themed stuff. I was also into heavy metal, so I guess it was a sort of theme. Some of the other ones I used were firebear, silver dragon, redstar, maybe a couple others I can't remember. If you were on some of the San Francisco East Bay BBSes in the mid 90s you might remember me, I was fairly active.

    Anyway, before long the Web rose to prominence and BBSes started dying. I discovered that while stormhawk had been locally unique it was not globally unique. So, still in a metal mood, I went for the pseudo-German misspelling you see before you now. I don't know if it still suits me really, but what the hell, I've had it forever now. No one else is using it, which after all was the point. (Yeah, I Googled myself. Yeah, those are all me.)

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    Quote Originally posted by ivan astikov
    I really did have a nasty cough when I joined the Dope, and I've come to like the name enough to keep it for here.
    Ha - I missed that so far. Good one!

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    It's Russian for brain.

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    Short for "pseudotriton ruber ruber," a type of salamander I used to collect as a boy.
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    It's both the name of a rock song I really like, and a reference to the SDMB's Pit Rules.
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    "Fach" is a German word meaning "compartment", but is also used to classify opera singers thus. "Verwirrt" means confused. Most of my singing life I've been vacillating between tenor and baritone (and I still essentially sound like a baritone on the bottom and a tenor on top), so there we are.

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    I made it up. I called my late cat Bo a bunch of different nicknames, and this was one of them.

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    Quote Originally posted by NinetyWt
    Mine is from an old inside joke between me and my hubby. It is a reference to 90-weight oil, which is very thick, sometimes called axle grease.
    And don't think we're not curious about the story behind that.

    A decade ago when I joined the Dope, I was reading about the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Took the name from King Badouin IV, Latinized to Baldwin.

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    When I first started needing a username on the internets, I had two cats, one named Feather and one named Lou. A friend suggested putting the two together, and lo, featherlou was born.

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    I was accused, by my friends, of acting too much like a cat on occasions and as I also worked for a large consultancy, I was the only one who always wore a suit to work.

    Hence being Cat In A Suit

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    I wish I could remember who it was, but when I once noted you'd think I'd have been promoted by now, some funny fucker suggested I'd then have to change my name to General Electric. I've decided to pretend I meant to imply that joke all along.

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    I started running in high school and have continued since(up to that accident a few years ago) and my name is Pat.
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    I'm Icelandic, so obviously I needed a Viking name. And the coolest Viking of them all is Orm den Röde from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Ships", which in english becomes WormTheRed.

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    My name is Julie.

    Yeah, I'm that boring!

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    I'm BellRungBookShut-CandleSnuffed on the dope. Not only was that too long to use here, I wanted a bit of a change. At one point someone was replying to me (I think it was Autolycus) and was too lazy or in too much of a hurry to type my name, so wrote something like BellRungalupagus. I liked the ring of it.

    The whole excommunication thing comes from my utter disdain for organized religious dogma after being raised RC. Or really any dogma, I suppose, but the religious kind was closest to home.

    Note that I haven't actually been excommunicated. Maybe if I go to my church and ask politely they'd do it for me.

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    My folks and their friends called me Muffin when I was growing up, so although it is not my legal name, it is a name that I have always responded to.

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    Quote Originally posted by ivan astikov
    I really did have a nasty cough when I joined the Dope, and I've come to like the name enough to keep it for here.
    Oh. I don't know why, but I always assumed your name was some sort of pot-smoking reference...

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    Mine is dumb. I'm not actually Brewha. Brewha was my roommate while I was in the USAF. Well, his last name was actually Brewer, but he was the original Brewha. I bought a computer and got internet through AOL. He heard about this whole instant messenger thing and signed up on my compter. He logged on once and decided it wasn't worth ever doing again. So, when I tried it out, I used the account that had already been setup on my computer. So, I became Brewha. I've been using it ever since - mostly because I don't want to have to remember another username.
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    Mine is something I came up with after reading the quote that is in my signature on the SDMB (and would be here, too, if the character limit were longer)—Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit. Do not listen to those who keep saying that the voice of the people is the voice of God, for the clamor of the vulgate is always close to madness. It's from an advisor to Charlemagne, and ironically is the first recorded use of the phrase "Vox populi, Vox Dei".
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    I started using the nom de 'net of Aleq waaaaay back in the BBS days--it's an elision of my SCA name. Since the local SCAdians were overwhelmingly also the local computer geeks and also active on or hosting most of the BBS' it was an easy way to be readily identified online. As time went by I got a leetle tired of always being assumed to be a guy and the name wasn't terribly clever in an of itself so I added the "Smart" bit because I hear "Oh, don't be such a SmartAleq" quite often. I had a Dope account under "Aleq" starting from when the board came over from the weird interim privately hosted incarnation, then I didn't have internet access for a long time, including losing the ISP specific email account that the Dope account was tied to, so I just opened up the SmartAleq account. It might have been nice to have the two names merged but back in the day they didn't do that, oh well.
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    Quote Originally posted by featherlou
    When I first started needing a username on the internets, I had two cats, one named Feather and one named Lou. A friend suggested putting the two together, and lo, featherlou was born.
    That makes you a cat.

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    Claptree is the slightly contrived translation of the Swedish word klappträ. It's an instrument used in olden days for beating laundry dry, seen here in the hands of a Polish washer woman.

    My friends and I took to the word, as it makes for a nice insult - words ending in -trä have a nice ring - of a person's intelligence. I consequently made it my own, anglified it and it's been my online identity since forever (1999 or so). Until fairly recently, the only google hit not related to me was this play.

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    [quote=kk fusion]
    Quote Originally posted by "ivan astikov":34vk6n42
    I really did have a nasty cough when I joined the Dope, and I've come to like the name enough to keep it for here.
    Ha - I missed that so far. Good one![/quote:34vk6n42]

    Someone's going to be really missing the headsmack smiley over here, aren't they?

    Regular readers will know, but when I first joined the Other Board there was already a "Diogenes" (a name I used to use elsewhere) so on about the fourth attempt I picked this name from C S Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet. It is both the Martian inhabitants' own name for their planet, and the proper designation of the archangel who runs the place (he's often simply called Oyarsa, but that is his function, and when not at home he uses his own name instead).
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    Mine is a combination of Guinevere and Anastasia. When I was in high school, I was really into Arthurian legends, and then later on, I was on a mailing list for fans of the movie "Anastasia", and everyone started adding "astasia" to the ends of their names. And let's face it-Guinastasia's pretty unique.
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    Quote Originally posted by Indistinguishable
    Quote Originally posted by ivan astikov
    I really did have a nasty cough when I joined the Dope, and I've come to like the name enough to keep it for here.
    Oh. I don't know why, but I always assumed your name was some sort of pot-smoking reference...
    That didn't help. That green stuff is hell on the lungs!
    To sleep, perchance to experience amygdalocortical activation and prefrontal deactivation.

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    Quote Originally posted by Guinastasia
    Mine is a combination of Guinevere and Anastasia.
    A-ha! So it is pronounced as in Guinevere, as opposed to as in Guinan from ST:TNG. I have wondered this, but never got around to asking.
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    Yawndave: the main character in a rock opera written for my high school garage band.

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    Quote Originally posted by Julie

    My name is Julie.

    Yeah, I'm that boring!
    Hi Julie, my name is Jill.

    My previous board name, Shayna, is my sister's dog's name. I really don't want to be my sister's dog anymore -- I'd rather just be me.
    AKA Shayna from SD

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    I'm big and I'm a girl.
    WTF did I just say?

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    Quote Originally posted by Biggirl
    I'm big and I'm a girl.
    waves madlyHi!!!!!!!! The brie is almost out of the oven, so the first official meeting here of the 'liberal but not a fucking lunatic society' can be start! I'll save ya a seat.
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    Quote Originally posted by wring
    waves madlyHi!!!!!!!! The brie is almost out of the oven, so the first official meeting here of the 'liberal but not a fucking lunatic society' can be start! I'll save ya a seat.
    Hey there! Just so you know, I am a fucking lunatic. That's what everybody tells me. But it's not because I'm a liberal.
    WTF did I just say?

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    It's all good - pull up a chair!
    Don't let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief, shining moment / That was known as Camelot.

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    "The Turtle Moves!"

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    Well I guess it depends on who you ask as to whether or not I'm a Liberal Lunatic, but I like your ideas and would love to subscribe to your newsletter.
    AKA Shayna from SD

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    When I first became active various places on the inter-tubes, I was re-reading the Anabasis (and finding more insight about leadership in that text than all the corporate training my Sun Tsu devouring colleagues were encouraging me to take, but that's another story...) And I was 41 yrs old. (Ah, lost innocence!)


    Hi wring. Got no brie on me, but sage derby and Pacifico Clara oughta do in a pinch. If Biggirl doesn't mind a little crowding, I'll just sit over in the "not exactly not a lunatic" corner. Quietly. Occasionally chortling.
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    Quote Originally posted by xenophon41
    Hi wring. Got no brie on me, but sage derby and Pacifico Clara oughta do in a pinch. If Biggirl doesn't mind a little crowding, I'll just sit over in the "not exactly not a lunatic" corner. Quietly. Occasionally chortling.
    Sage derby. Mmm.

    I need to join Biggirl in the "lunatic but not because I'm liberal" corner. If you think I'm strange now, you shoulda seen me when I was an anarcho-capitalist!

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    Well, it has just come to my attention via a friend through PMs that even though I've dropped my sister's dog's name as my username, I am still not free of sharing the same name as a family dog. <sigh> It's a cute story, though. . .

    My sister-in-law (Spiny Norman's sister in Denmark) and her husband got a puppy a few years ago, and guess what my niece and nephews named her?

    Yup, that's right; Jill. after me.

    It drove my BIL crazy, as he hated when he had to yell at the dog not to do something or other, as it made him feel wrong, like he was yelling at me. I think he's come around now.

    The funniest story is when one of the boys asked his mother, shortly after they'd gotten her, just out of the blue, how many breasts does Jill have? Charlotte was utterly aghast, thinking he was referring to me, and replied, "Well two, of course! Why on earth would you ask that?!! ". His answer provided the needed clarification that he was asking about the DOG! :mrgreen:

    It has been suggested that I change my username here to Miss Thang. I'm currently mulling it over.
    AKA Shayna from SD

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    Friedrich Nietzsche is my favorite philosopher. In his written work he is notorious for being hilariously boastful. In Twilight of the Idols two of the concluding chapters are entitled, ''Why I Write Such Great Books'' and ''Why I Am a Destiny.'' Thus a dancing star is born.
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