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How or Why did you choose your online name

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Sunday, August 27, 2006 4:32 PM

GOAT


not very imaginative, I guess but goat was a nickname that I was given while working on an engineering team. I had a goatee at the time and was thus dubbed goat.

the username that I have for my main email is a little more interesting. when I signed up for it, I had to use a minimum of 5 characters and since goat is 4 and I had just started learning Japanese at the time, I looked up what goat was in Japanese. Unfortunately, yagi (Japanese for goat) isn't any longer, but I added the suffix sama (implies that the person is of much higher social rank; a lord or something like that) and came up with yagisama which roughly translates to "lord goat". Sometimes I can tell whether or not someone can understand japanese if they look at me funny after telling them my email address

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Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:33 PM

CANTTAKESKY


I don't care, I'm still free. You...

Can't Take My Gorram Sky From Me

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Sunday, August 27, 2006 8:59 PM

SERYN


Quote:

asortafairytale wrote:
Mine is the title of a Tori Amos song...



I knew it!

It is a great title is it not? I never think of things like that when I need to.

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Monday, August 28, 2006 12:08 AM

BABYWITHTHEPOWER


As DESKTOPHIPPIE was so astute to figure out (and she's my hero for that) mine is a reference to the moviee Labrynth. It was one of the spoken lyrics in the song "Magic Dance" by David Bowie

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I'll be in my bunk.
http://www.myspace.com/babywiththepower

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Monday, August 28, 2006 12:46 AM

SIXSHOOTER


I'm just a big western fan.

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Monday, August 28, 2006 1:25 AM

CAPERCAILLIE


Mavourneen - do you know the song Kathleen Mavourneen? It has been a favorite of mine for years. Now I know more about it. Thank you!

My online name is a nickname my husband came up for me when we were on our honeymoon in Scotland. It is gaelic for "woodcock". It is not very romantic but at least it is better than the other choice, Killicrankie, which is the name of a battle site and which for some unknown reason, it caught his fancy.

Back to the woodcock story, I grew up in a city. However, I married a man from the whillywacks. My family sort of views him as a Neaderthal man. He and his father and brother actually own guns and go hunting every fall. What do they hunt? Little birds with long skinny noses. I was initially bothered by this until I discovered that the birds are winning. Those little birdies are toying with their fragile male egos. Actually, I must admit, I love to go hunting with my husband. It is the most gorgeous time of year and it is fun to watch the dogs on scent. Who woulda thunk it?

Capercaillie is also the name of a really great Scottish band. Their songs are wonderful. The lead singer is a soprano with that high haunting sound that only the Gaelic singers have. I think they were featured in Braveheart or Robroy. (I'm a greycoat and my memory is failing!)


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Monday, August 28, 2006 6:24 AM

RUGBUG


Mine has nothing to do with Firefly, but I use it almost everywhere because it is rarely taken (if it is, I add the three letters of the town where I live). I hate nothing more than thinking up internet names. I came up with the name because:

I swing dance (lindy, balboa, shag, charleston). I use to swing dance A.LOT. Like every night of the week. Until the wee hours. Rugbug is a combination of Rugcutter and Jitterbug, two terms from swing dancing's past.

I like how Rugbug sounds in my head...makes me smile. It's a happy handle. Although, after meeting some people IRL, I've realized it is very odd to introduce yourself as Rugbug. :shrugs: Oh, well.

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

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Monday, August 28, 2006 6:50 AM

ADAMWANKENOBI


I've been a huge Star Wars fan for a long time, so when I started using the internet when I was 10, I simply combined my name with my favorite Star Wars character's name. And the name stuck, so I've used it everywhere on the net (not just on Star Wars-related sites).

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Monday, August 28, 2006 6:57 AM

SICKDUDE


It's where I work.

www.sick.com

"I am your father, Luke. Give in to the Dark Side, you nob!" - Doug McKenzie

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 12:40 PM

LITTLEALBATROSS29


I chose mine because I just love the way Mal calls River "Little Albatross " during his speech at the end os the BDM.

Bryce
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I swallowed a bug.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:09 PM

WHOOPS


Mines kinda simple really. Im very accident prone and mess up a lot so Whoops kinda fits the bill.

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"Love. You can do all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat in the air you
don't love, she'll shake you off sure as a turnin' of worlds. Love keeps her in
the air when she oughtta fall down. Tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens.
Makes her a home." Mal


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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 4:48 PM

TRAVELER


I like to climb on my bike and go. Have ended up in places I didn't start out for. Like they say, it's not where your going but how you get there. I usually get there soaking wet and tired. I picture myself as a Bilbo Baggins, huffing and puffing trying to catch up with the dwarves on the first day of their adventure and wishing I hadn't forgotten my handkerchiefs. So I see myself as a traveler.


Traveler

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Friday, September 1, 2006 2:10 AM

SPACEANJL


Quote:

Originally posted by capercaillie:

Capercaillie is also the name of a really great Scottish band. Their songs are wonderful. The lead singer is a soprano with that high haunting sound that only the Gaelic singers have. I think they were featured in Braveheart or Robroy. (I'm a greycoat and my memory is failing!)




I thought I was the only person to have ever seen this group (they were supporting Runrig!)

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Friday, September 1, 2006 2:26 AM

JONNYQUEST

"Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?"


Quote:

Originally posted by PumamanRedux:
Pumaman is from an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This was entited The Puma Man

Redux means again, I believe or near enough ...

I was looking despeartely for an IM handle and then a forum log in name ... and so forth ....



Pumaman was one of my favorite episodes!

"Well, here I am."

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Friday, September 1, 2006 4:37 AM

MSG


Kaneman- I am now horribly confused ( which may be a result of exhaustion) but how does the fact that you are a woman with a name totally unrelated to kane or man explain why you are kaneman??? Use smaller words and simpler explainations for those of us sadly driven mental by their studenst:) HUGS



I choose to rise instead of fall- U2



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Friday, September 1, 2006 6:03 AM

GIXXER


A big old 1100 is the nearest thing to going for full burn in atmo.


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Friday, September 1, 2006 6:28 AM

JUTS


I have had my name for most of my life. Juts (rhymes with boots) was bestowed upon me by a hockey coach way way back, just after the dinosaurs had walked the earth. Jut being the first three letters of my last name, I am guessing it was easier to just scream Juts instead of my entire last name.

It has followed me ever since. So instead of ignoring my destiny of having a forever lingering nickname, I have embraced it and now use it for just about everything.

"Nuf said."

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Friday, September 1, 2006 11:05 PM

KINGHENDRICK


Hendrick is my last name.. and i'm the king baby

I don't want a signature!

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Friday, September 1, 2006 11:14 PM

KANEMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by msg:
Kaneman- I am now horribly confused ( which may be a result of exhaustion) but how does the fact that you are a woman with a name totally unrelated to kane or man explain why you are kaneman??? Use smaller words and simpler explainations for those of us sadly driven mental by their studenst:) HUGS



I choose to rise instead of fall- U2







J=K, O=A, A=N, N=E + (Woman- Wo) = Kaneman Well, it's true

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Monday, September 4, 2006 12:27 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


I wanted a subtle Firefly username. Nothing with character names in them etc. CosmicFugitive refers to my favourite characters Simon and River.

It can be applied to Farscape too.

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Monday, September 4, 2006 3:14 AM

PLISSKEN


Basically, I've always loved the character concept of Snake Plissken from Escape From New York and Escape From LA. Anti-hero badass who hates authority. My kinda guy.

My Sig = one of the best scenes in a movie EVER.

"Nobody draws until this hits the ground."
*throws the can high into the air.* *Can hits the ground*
"Draw."

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Monday, September 4, 2006 3:21 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


It came to me in a dream, and I forgot it in another dream.



Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum.

Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.

-- Cicero

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 3:50 PM

STINKINGROSE


Is that "yoots" or "joots"? Or perhaps "hoots"?

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 4:16 PM

RYCE


I have a last name that is not pronounced as it is spelled, and most people do not get it right on the first try. Many moons ago, my high school calc teacher (who was a riot and gave everyone nicknames) called role on the first day of class and came up with "Krispies" as my last name (it was either that or Kleenex). So he decided to call me Rice Krispies for the next two years. I like my spelling of Ryce better. It could have been worse: another girl was called Tarantula.

No power in the 'verse can stop me!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 6:02 AM

PONYXPRESSINC


I was indoctrinated into Westerns and sci-fi as a nipper and I was always fascinated by the idea of the pony express.

When I was trying to come up with a screen name, I had a plot bunny kicking around about the Firefly verse version of the Pony Express, (Very small ship, comparatively huge engine, perfect for smuggling black market beagles).

Anyway, the story never went anywhere but it was the first thing I thought of when I joined up.

So, one day there may be a story about the Pony Express Incorporated and that's where PonyXpressinc came from.

It's really my mild mannerd alter ego, I have other names elsewhere Bwah ha ha ha ha!

:)

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 6:46 AM

22CLAWS

Entirely pointy.


My cat Magic has 22 toes, and 22 claws.


22

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 5:18 PM

DREAMWALKER


When I was a bit younger (up till I turned 18, 5 years ago) the Church I used to belong to had a camp that was a combined archaeology/Native American culture camp. I'm not Native American but I find the culture fascinating and I'm an Anthropologist. The woman who ran the camp was a Seneca Elder named Grandmother White Wolf and she gave all of the campers Native American names. We each got a younger name and an adult name. The name I was given during my last year at the camp (when I was 18) was Dreamwalker. I've always thought it was beautiful and I've used it on a couple of message boards and it's my AIM screen name (Dreamwalker2415 if anyone ever wants to chat).

"You're talking to Serenity. And Early...Serenity is very unhappy."

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Monday, September 11, 2006 7:50 AM

JUTS


Quote:

Originally posted by stinkingrose:
Is that "yoots" or "joots"? Or perhaps "hoots"?



That would be "joots"

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Monday, September 11, 2006 2:24 PM

ELK


Well um...
I guess my name came from the breed of dog I own. ELKhound

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Monday, September 11, 2006 5:50 PM

HEWHOKICKSALOT

It takes all kinds to make the world go ‘round. Unfortunately, some are pedaling in the wrong direction...


It's probably self-explanatory, but just in case anyone thinks it has anything to do with ballet...


I've been practicing various martial arts since I was 12, which makes me... whoa.


Anyway, my feet ain't kissing the dirt much, so to speak. So's you can imagine my delight when River whispers "Miranda" and proceeds to gracefully and beautifully kick the living go-se out of everyone in the bar.

Thank you Joss Whedon! Martial arts done right in an American-made film always tickles my soul.



"You're like a trained ape, without the training."


Rob O.

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Monday, September 11, 2006 5:51 PM

HUGHFF


My first name is Hugh, you'll be stunned to read. My last name before I married starts with an F. The woman I love also had a last name which began with an F. When we got married, we decided that we wwanted to share our names rather than one person changing to match. So we became the hyphenated FF, the firefly link is just a marvellous co-incidence.

PS in NZ at that time, the woman could change her name when she married but the man had to change his name by deed poll, so to do what Mrs FF got for free, I paid $88.

www.cpfc.org - my life
www.nbhs.school.nz - my work

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Monday, September 11, 2006 6:06 PM

SHINYYUKARI


Yukari is the name of my favorite character from Azumanga Daioh. She's the insane teacher I always wanted. I originally used the name on my Xanga which was Yukari_baby. And when I registered here, I need something. And since 'Shiny' is such a great word...

Yeah, it's simple, but I love it. It's my name on all the Firefly places I'm registered at.

"Well next time you be the bait!"~Andy Hurley
"Okay! Everybody not talking about sex, in here. Everybody else, elsewhere."~Wash
Browncoats are the coolest fans I've ever seen.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:18 PM

KACIDILLA


when i was in university, my nickname was kaci. our last year, my roommate and i had to take a government class (who knew?) and we ended up taking the same Latin America History class. the first day, the prof made some comment about quesadillas and my roommate turned to me and said "you're a kaci-deeya!" we decided since it came from the Latin American class, we'd keep the Latin American spelling...the double 'L' as a 'yee' sound.

it's just a screen name now...and the only way i sign emails/cards/letters to her.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:21 PM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Quote:

Originally posted by ShinyYukari:
Yukari is the name of my favorite character from Azumanga Daioh. She's the insane teacher I always wanted.



That show... is awesome.

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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love -
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some, but for everyone."

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:32 PM

CALLMEATH


I think mine's obvious. People who don't know me often call me "CallMe" in the chat, though.

Oh, and I'm nothing like Mr. Wing, I just like the name.

Except for the handsomeness, of course.

"Invader's blood marches through my veins like giant radioactive rubber pants. The pants command me! Do not ignore my veins!"

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:33 PM

MUTHKA


Well my insane friend one day decided I needed a nickname so Muthka was born and Ive been using it since.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 6:39 PM

SIKKUKUT


Mine is the name of one of the bad guys from C.J. Cherryh's superlative Pride of Chanur novels. Rather than the villain, though, he's the protagonists' untrustoworthy and dangerous ally. He is, of course, nonhuman; he is kif, a treacherous, brutal race with the all-pervasive drive to save face. Kind of like me, except the exact opposite.

I've used it on numerous message boards, mainly because it's never, ever taken. In chat rooms, people sometimes call me Sikk, which sort of amuses me.

On the few occasions it has been taken, I switch over to IssekOfTheJug, a reference to the best piece of short fantasy fiction ever written, Fritz Leiber's "Lean Times in Lankhmar."

I don't think anybody's ever actually gotten it.

__________________
To err is human, but computers do it much faster.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:38 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


It would be interesting to see who, from this thread, is still active.






---- I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn! "We don't fear the reaper"


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:28 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Still here :D

My name I chose from my favourite Silent Movie : The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. Wherein a nefarious Doctor manipulates a Somnambulist (sleepwalker) into terrorising the residence of an isolated Village....



°...Well here I am.°

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 5:58 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by FutureMrsFIllion:
It would be interesting to see who, from this thread, is still active.


Still active, relatively speaking, although I just checked and unless I blinked at the wrong time while scrolling I haven't posted in this thread yet. I know there was another one in which I did, or else I'm thinking of other boards.

E. C. Gordon is the main character in Robert Heinlein's Glory Road, a part for which Nathan would be well suited if anyone ever makes the movie. He used his initials only, since his parents saddled him with the awkward name of Evelyn Cyril. He answered to various nicknames over the years, including Easy, Flash, Scar and Oscar. To understand those last two you'll just need to read the book.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:21 PM

MOOSE


I'm like ECG, coulda sworn I posted in the thread but didn't see my post in the quick scroll through. Might of been another thread.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:17 PM

ISROUSRO


It is a acronym of where I worked and my job title.

Passionately indifferent.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:31 PM

MAL4PREZ


FMF! I didn't know you were still around here. Have you been, or are you just poking your head in for a minute?

I probably posted my reason way back, but I'm not going to look for it. I chose my username in 2005, when I wanted anydamnedone to be president rather than the one we had. Oh, those were dark times!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:56 PM

KAREL

Flying on duct tape and a damaged registry.


Oh my gosh, FMF! It is great to see you here. I can't believe I missed this thread back in the day. What a time capsule it is. It makes me all misty-eyed.

Karel was the name of a D&D character I played decades ago. When I finally joined fff.net after lurking for about a year and a half, I needed to come up with something, and Karel popped into my head.

JustShiny and I are still in touch and she still calls me Karel. I really like that.

I'm still in touch with many from fff.net. At the same time, so many have since flown into the black. I so do wish them well.

"Whatever is wrong with you is so right for me." -- Marillion.

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