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Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-20-2003 11:09

Just conducting a little research

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-20-2003 11:33

There's a waaay old thread on that...

Anyway, for my name; I once read the Klingon word 'majqa' in a gaming magazine. I'm not a trekkie, but I thought it had a nice ring to it (it'd be pronounced like 'mica') so, I added an H to it to make it extra complicated for people to remember (not to mention to evade the Klingon lawyers), and I stuck with it.

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-20-2003 12:02

We've had another one of those threads more recently, but I couldn't find... Probably lost in some dusty corner down in the basement.

I "found" my name when I was searching for a good name for a mage I was going to play in a DnD campaign. Found the latin word 'veneficus' that translates to wizard in english. I liked the word so I chose to use it when I needed a nickname online. Can't really remember why I chose to use a 'z' instead of a 's', but there is probably a good reason for it

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[This message has been edited by Veneficuz (edited 05-20-2003).]

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 12:44

:FAQ:

(Yes, enough people have asked me this question in the past that I decided to make a FAQ entry for it...)

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 05-20-2003 14:48

Well, My name came indirectly from my computer. In some circles I am known as Tao, and when my computer arrived, at a time when other friends were having babies, it became known as my baby, I suppose 'cos of the amount of time I was spending with it when it first arrived. (It was a difficult delivery)! So when a name was needed, to represent (me+puter)=Taobaybee seemed to pick itself.
What about your name Moon Shadow? I recall Cat Stevens having a song "Moon Shadow". Any connection?
Gosh!!! 100, it doesn't feel like 100 posts!!



[This message has been edited by Taobaybee (edited 05-20-2003).]

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-20-2003 14:59

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 15:04

My last name is Kretsinger and ever since middle school my nick has been krets.

:::krets.net:::

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 15:31

My middle name is Gilbert, my last name is Nolan.

Fey
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Netherlands
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-20-2003 16:00

I wrote the best story ever (and I'm still looking for a comic artist to bring it to the rest of the world, so if anyone feels like making a comic...). It features alot of people and on one page I once mention someone named Fey Silvith. Fey is just the name, Silvith the House. Silvith is also my domain now ^^ Fey stuck as an easy nick for everywhere else on the web.
And I'm new here so I like to see where other people got there nick from, though it's not something I would think of to search an archive for, or the FAQ for that matter ^^

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 05-20-2003 16:02

Veneficuz: Yeah I looked for that thread and failed to find it which is a pity. Anyway I started a FAQ on this:

:FAQ: Where did the inmates get their nicknames from?

As the thread where I answered is missing I am The Emperor (shortened to Emperor for convenience) because I am The Emperor in real life. Around 10+ years ago I got to know a group of guys in my local and they had been calling me The Emperor because they thought I looked like The Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon. Hence shortened versions: Ming, Mighty One and Master (mainly Ming). I went with Emps as a shortened version here (which only a couple of people call me in real life) to avoid having to explain why I was signing off as Ming. There are people who would struggle to tell you what my real name is.

A couple of stories:

A guy I'd known for 15+ years came up to me and asked if I was called the Emperor. He'd been in the car with his mother and they'd seen me walking down the street and she'd said "Look there is the Emperor".

A month ago a friend brought her new prospective conquest to the pub and introduced us as "This is Tom and his girlfirend Jo and Daisy and his girlfriend Luct and this is The Emperor and this is my sister.......".

Its worth pointing out that this isn't unusual and amongst my friends there are: The Warrior, Fruit Bat, Sock, Daisy, Vulgar, Bernie (most people don't realise that isn't his real name - if you phoned his parents house and asked for Bernie they would go and fetch him without comment), etc.

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Astral Plane
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 17:19

My name is drawn from my draconic name granted me in astral transition and my infinite fascination for dragons.

Long story... no short version. But.. uh... ask if you really want to know.

GrythusDraconis
"I'm sick of hearing that beauty is only skin-deep. That's deep enough. Who wants an adorable pancreas?" - Unknown

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 17:28

I never really had a nickname that stuck with me through school. My real name being Alice, I got Alice in Wonderland from the time I started school - but for some reason, I resented it then... it's true most of the time now.

When I was in college, a very dear friend started calling me "Bodhi", short for Bodhisattva. Apparently, just because I'm a super nice and generous person.
For those who don't know, in Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is an enlightened being who, instead of moving on towards Nirvana, stays on the earthly plane to assist others in their search for enlightenment. They are known to be very generous.
I wanted to use just "Bodhi" as my nickname, but when I first got connected, the username was taken. I added the 23 as an afterthought (read most anything by Robert Anton Wilson for an in depth look at the number 23...) - it wasn't taken...
Just call me Bodhi...

Bodhi - Cell 617

[This message has been edited by bodhi23 (edited 05-20-2003).]

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-20-2003 17:34

Well, I am part native American Indian...Cherokee. And since I joined the GN first...but wasn't really comfortable with Guru (that's reserved for real graphic wizards and programmers, IMHO...people that know their stuff), and since my life has been an interesting adventure...Shaman...combined with the internet equals WebShaman.

*shrugs*

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 17:47

la·cu·na: An empty space or a missing part; a gap

i actually was flickin through the dictionary looking up a word and came across lacuna...to avoid a D&M response... it just seemed to fit


*D&M= deep and meaningful

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Raptor
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: AČ, MI, USA
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 05-20-2003 17:54

Contrary to popular belief, my name isn't based off Jurassic Park.

Raptor

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 05-20-2003 18:22

bodhi23: I presume you've heard the Beastie Boys' "Bodhisattva Vow"?

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

MindBender
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: a pocket dimention...
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 05-20-2003 18:24

I wonder if I need to explain my name... the little voices tell me you should all know already.


It's only after we've lost everything...
That we're free to do anything...

EzRa-D
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-21-2003 00:00

Ezra is my middle name and the D stands for Damian, my first name - hence my domain name damianezra.org. when i started gaming i used the nick EzraD (ez - rad) when i came here i put a dash in it.

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-21-2003 00:53

my name is adam reitsma.



Ruski
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 05-21-2003 02:30

Ruski.....ermm everyone knows it...yeah it means Russian in err Russian simple huh....well since I came to Puerto Rico it seems no one here actually havent seen not a single russian so people just started calling me El Russo, Ruski and so on...basicly I just got stuck with it.....

why cant they simply call me by my first name? Artur...not so hard afterall




Sanzen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-21-2003 05:38

Sanzen is a song by dredg .. i've been a fan of dredg for a long time, and i love the song. i recommend anyone to go see these guys live, you'll be amazed.



[This message has been edited by Sanzen (edited 05-21-2003).]

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 05-21-2003 06:35

I decided on 'norm' because so many people call me that . I've been called lots of other names, but most of them I don't care to repeat, and some of them are just too hard for me to pronounce, so I usually just stick with 'norm'. It's also very close to my real name, which is spelled with a capital 'N'.

The lower case 'n' is my one and only stab at humility. So now I get to brag about how humble I am...

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-21-2003 08:05

Gamespy (or something) used to have a name generator, and one of the names came up as pig-bacon. I needed a name for CS at the time, so I decided to change it, and decided that counterfeitbacon sounded good. In any case, for internet stuff, I usually just sign up as cfb now, since I like that better than the full name.

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-21-2003 08:38

Very cool to hear some new people's name origins... Moon Shadow, I'm very interested to hear how you came to yours

. . : slicePuzzle

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-21-2003 13:26

Yes, that's what I was going to say Bugimus, I like how people here choosed their nickname. Here you go :

Well, I choosed Moon Shadow for many reasons... One of the main reasons is I like a lot watching the moon at night, I can watch it for a long time, always rediscovering its everlasting beauty... I maybe have an exacerbated affinity towards things humans never altered. And, I also was always fascinated by space, stars and such, and the moon belongs to this.

The moon has also lots of effects on humans you know. Even if people say the contrary, I can assure you a lot of them change when the moon is full and bright in the night... And I like it

And well, I sometimes fell very poetic, to be frank I am quite a poetic person, and the moon is an image I always have in my mind for it represents many values that embrace my feelings about love, life, and such...

Furthermore, I also added shadow for some reasons. The first one is that I find the association of those two names quite beautiful. But I also choosed shadow because it sometimes represent me well. You all surely know this type of people that claim everywhere they go, that shout in their cellular phone in the subway so that everyone can hear about them, that always play the interesting. I generally despise such people. On the contrary, I do not show much about myself, and that's why I choosed shadow... I prefer staying more silent, letting the fools speak so much, I do not feel like them this envy characteristic from our century to be assumed and defined only by our relations with others. Not that I'm an asocial, I have quite a lot of friends, I just hardly mix with such peoples, and that's why from their point of view I can appear like a shadow...

So, I am Moon Shadow

PS: Grythus, please share the story with us

Rauthrin
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 2 Miles Below Insane
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-21-2003 17:59

I made the name from a combination of the words "demon" and "assassin" using theGrey Company Elvish Language. It came from a D&D campagin that I played about 3 years ago, it was the name of the PC that I played (current lv17sor). I liked the name and have used it in many other things as well. By the way, this character is actually trapped in the Plane of Shadow right now. (Bad experience with an archdemon)



[This message has been edited by Rauthrin (edited 05-21-2003).]

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-21-2003 19:11

Emps - I do love the Beastie Boys... I'm 99% certain I've heard the track, but I don't think I've heard the name before... What album is it on? I have 4 of the 5... dang... now I'm gonna have to go and check!



Bodhi - Cell 617

Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-21-2003 21:31

My nick actually came from an episode of M*A*S*H I was watching several years back. The outfit's generator wasn't working and they needed to keep a patient's abdomen drained after surgery, but the electric pump wasn't working. So, they slapped together a "Wangenstein pump" out of whatever they had handy (a couple of jars, some tubing, a old can, etc.) in order to save the patient's life.

A year or so later, I was making a Mage character for an 1880s campaign, and wanted to make a mad scientist-type who appeared to be a snake-oil salesman. The name "Harvey Wangenstein" seemed to fit nicely, and the name has become a favorite (and relatively unique) pseudonym of mine.

I am a big fan of A) science, B) history, C) inventing things and D) bodging things together, and so the name of a scientist from history who invented a device you can build from whatever is lying around really appealed to me.

[This message has been edited by Wangenstein (edited 05-21-2003).]

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 05-21-2003 21:57

bodhi23: I'm not sure it is on the anthology 'The Sounds of Science'.

[edit: Ahhhhhhh got it - track 14 'Ill Communication' - it is superb ]

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

asptamer
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Lair
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-22-2003 00:26

asptamer = tamer of asps (snakes)

No I do not tame real snakes, but I enjoy getting "cracking down" people by getting to know the way they think, and thus getting past any masks they put on themselves. Sometimes it works.

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 05-22-2003 02:22

Wolf is an animal spirit that had appeared to me once. This is one way that I honor him. In some cultures, Wolf is symbolized as a pathfinder, teacher and healer. I love wolves and respect them.

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-22-2003 03:42

Rameses Niblik the Third is a reference to Red Dwarf, a really funny British sci-fi comedy. I heard about the episode one day, and thought it would make a good name.

P.S. The actual name is Rameses Niblik the Third, Kerplonk Kerplonk, Whoops! Where's my Thribble, but I shortened it for the sake of the Asylumites. Thank me whenever you feel like it, folks.

P.P.S. I'm actually considering having my name changed to Handara Zuur, a name I came up with myself. Perhaps when the Doc is not so busy...

Moon Dancer
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Lost Grove
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-22-2003 06:56

This nick came partly from whimsy and partly from spiritual views. I have a great affinity for the moon... I feel like my spirit dances when I stand in its pale light. (Hence Moon Dancer) I chose MD for this forum, because it is a name with no past history, and no strings attached. It reflects my personality well (no pun intended)... at least so I believe.

Nimraw
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Styx
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 05-22-2003 11:19

Nimraw is a old name that I've been using in computer related situations since the C64-days.

In the beginning I used several different names, but stuck for a while with Nimrod. Then I read (or actually first played the text-adventure) the HHGTTG and there was Marwin. Started playing around with the characters and ended up with Nimraw.
It's more unique than Nimrod and since I sometimes takes on a doomsday attitude (to my father I sometimes went by the nickname "Eeyore") I found it quite fitting.

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-22-2003 16:24

Emps - wouldn't you know that's the one album I don't have! Now I have to go get it...
Thanks for the reference though. Be sure I'll be checking it out!



Bodhi - Cell 617

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-22-2003 17:36

Years ago I needed a name for something stupid like an online game, and the first 7 or 8 that I chose were not available.

I got frustrated and grabbed the closest book, which happened to be the Star Wars visual dictionary. Opened it up randomly to the page that listed the DL-44. It was short and simple and available, so it stuck.

kaboi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Nairobi, Kenya
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-22-2003 19:24

my real names :Edward C. Kaboi need I say more, besides its quite rare a name

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-22-2003 19:52

Yes, please say more.

platyjim
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Fromsville
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 05-23-2003 02:50

mine comes fromwhen i was doing a comic book with a friend and we each had a character and mine was a platypus so thats been one of my internet names from when i was doing the comic. my first name is jim so i just mixed that with platypus

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Moth
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: columbus, ohio, usa
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 05-25-2003 00:14

The moth has always been special to me though I didn't know why. I dreamed of them and drew them as a child. Later, I had a spiritual event.

One day when I was in high school, I had a very bad day and was thinking of suicide. In despair, I went into a field behind my house. I was wrapped in a repeating loop of sadness and worthlessness. Self-hatred overwhelmed me. I fell to the ground, striking myself with my fists until I was bruised on the face, arms, legs and chest. Suddenly, I couldn't hit myself anymore. I became aware of a large white thing I thought was a bubble flying toward me accross the field slowly. As it flew closer I realized that it was a moth. It's wings were beating so furiously they were just a blur. It flew up to me and circled me several times. I put out my hand and it landed on it. I stood there looking at the moth and it looked at me. Everything seemed still, like the field was holding its breath. After a few moments the moth flew off my hand. I stood looking at it. I then realized that my problems that I thought were so big were really small. I put aside my desire for suicide and left the field. Since then whenever I feel really down I remember that day. I guess some people may call the moth my power animal. I just know that it's important to me.

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