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Let's see, way back in 1958 there was a great flood. The waters rose up and swallowed the entire earth. The Great Possum Spirit came and drank all the water and restored the earth back to it's previous state of non-muddyness. When all the non-muddyness dried up, all that was left was a few rocks and a little possum, me. Nobody knew what to call me so they invented the word possum. Which at that time in their language of grunts and snorts, the word non-muddyness roughly translated to possum. Hence my first name Possum. Later in life, I was on the set of a Mel Gibson movie, Mad Max I believe it was, when he became irate over not having the right brand of bagels in his dressing room and he tried to run over me with a methane powered pickup truck. That resulted in my last name of Stinky, which I later changed to Jones to honor the great Davy Jones of the Monkees. Then in 1998, again on the set of a Mel Gibson movie, and Mel being the nutjob that he is, again became irate over some food item and this time successfully ran me down with an exact replica of the original Batmobile. The paramedics gleefully pronounced me roadkill and the name stuck, even though I really wasn't dead. I was nursed back to health by Oprah and went on to star in several animated feature films that were only released in Iowa and North Dakota. At least, that's how I remember it.

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Oh my, that's truly solidifying.

I cannot even imagine the pain. You truly went down the avenue of groundhogs.

And now I need to tell my story:

Today I was reading the book “Why Lies are False,” and I realized, lies are false. Then I had a happy flashback... I was in the custody of giraffes. One told me I was being held custody in the New York Times office. Newspapers all around me had headlines that said “Yankees Win their 24,782 World Series.”

“What year is this?”

“Why don't I get back to you on that?”

Then it all went black.

Just kidding, that was later. My friend was getting a bit fussy about my boss. He thought that the whole "job" thing had gone too far. Suddenly, in one swift motion, he knocked my boss out, dragged him down the stairs, dragged him back up the stairs, took the elevator down, put him on top of the Declaration of Independence, then tied him up and threw him into a hospital window. This was all in one swift motion.

And that is the story...

I honestly don't remember though. It had something to do with me finding Voldemort in a castle and his curse rebounding back on him when we dueled.

"The truth is just an excuse for having a lack of imagination."

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Let's see, way back in 1958 there was a great flood. The waters rose up and swallowed the entire earth. The Great Possum Spirit came and drank all the water and restored the earth back to it's previous state of non-muddyness. When all the non-muddyness dried up, all that was left was a few rocks and a little possum, me. Nobody knew what to call me so they invented the word possum. Which at that time in their language of grunts and snorts, the word non-muddyness roughly translated to possum. Hence my first name Possum. Later in life, I was on the set of a Mel Gibson movie, Mad Max I believe it was, when he became irate over not having the right brand of bagels in his dressing room and he tried to run over me with a methane powered pickup truck. That resulted in my last name of Stinky, which I later changed to Jones to honor the great Davy Jones of the Monkees. Then in 1998, again on the set of a Mel Gibson movie, and Mel being the nutjob that he is, again became irate over some food item and this time successfully ran me down with an exact replica of the original Batmobile. The paramedics gleefully pronounced me roadkill and the name stuck, even though I really wasn't dead. I was nursed back to health by Oprah and went on to star in several animated feature films that were only released in Iowa and North Dakota. At least, that's how I remember it.

I love your stories! :lol:

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I have been a Vegetarian since I was 15 but hated veges, so once I started working I used to get the mick taken out of me and one guy said if you don't eat meat or veges you must live on minerals. This then led to the name mineral boy which got shortened to Minners and the 71 is the year I was born. I now love me veges :) but the name kinda stuck. Its the user name I use on PSN but most people pronounce it as Minors where as it is actually pronounced dinners with the D replaced with a M.

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Greetings All,

My user name or handle began in the mid 1980's when I began to use The Cleveland FreeNet with my Commodore 64 and a 300 baud modem to login to this new and free service. It was all texted based, only ASCII graphics. My computer only produced 4 Bit graphics so I was only able to produce works of up to 16 colors on my composite TV set. I had seen works done on more powerful machines with higher resolution graphics. My desire was to able, at some point to be one of those "Hi Res" artist. I developed the phonetic spelling as "HyReZ" and developed an ASCII avitar that was pretty much like the one I use today. Since then I have discovered scores of rip-off HyReZ's but, I am the true original. I have a floppy disc somewhere that has all of the emails and text captures of that time with my avitar/logo enclosed but, I have not been able to find them to display here. The earliest is the one that I am using @ the Paint.Net Forum. This logo/avitar was used by me in 1993, about the same time as the World Wide Web was introduced to us in north/central Ohio.

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nice stories here :)

my story began in 2007 when I created a second life account... I wanted to have something that fits my real character, that explains who I am for real... lol so I found Aislin. You were able to choose a last name from a list and I liked Thespian best, so I became Aislin Thespian.... eversince, I use the name Aislin everywhere on the net, because I really don't like to post my real name everywhere....

I do have to tell that you pronounce Aislin as 'eyeslin or icelin' in my case since I love icy periods, I am a real winterperson and because I was/am a photographer (eye) in second life....

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Ah-ha! I knew Hyrez had to be at least that old with that sort of ascii art in the avatar slot. Fun reading up on everyone. I almost feel like a stalker though. (Dont forget to lock your windows folks ... B) )

About me, and name thereof: I'm in the same category as Hyrez in many respects. I come from what is considered a bygone era of sorts. I like the command line, unix shells without graphics, etc. I'm mainly a system's analyst so I have strong leanings into just being the typical geek. Not as geeky as Rick per se, but that's what happens when you go down other rabbit hole's chasing Alice.

Delpart is an actual name in some places. There is even a fairly accomplished mixed media artist that can claim that spot.

Sadly, mine is more mundane: Its the delete partition command and/or utility.

I never really intended to get carried away with being known in these circles so I picked a name, like I do for many forums, that is based on a command reference. This causes all sorts of fits and search barriers without being malicious (believe me there are tons of user names that can actually cause problems). That and I am fond of the command as well. Though to be honest, I like using debug more: Favorite KB Article ... KB 106419. Side note: I was surprised when this went from being hidden to public, but so much of the hidden content in the MS support database is rather open knowledge anyways.

Over time I've been a lot of commands as a persona. I guess I'm stuck with Delpart for a time now. Though its not all bad. Just a problem when you want to do some text effects though as that lower case P drops below and makes for challenges. Like mirror floors ... (Yes, all caps works, but I'm from a world of case sensitive use ...) And the dp avatars etc is because I see the command as two words. Plus it works out for this and that.

Nothing special, but I figured I should explain somewhere that this delpart is not another delpart or an actual name. Just the whimsy of a geek stuck in a time warp ... (omg, I just made a Rocky Horror reference even ...)

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As a bass player in a rock band, I wanted something that would stand out in the band credits, since my real name is kind of generic and forgettable. Some of the best bassists in the industry have cool nicknames: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), P-Nut (311), even Geddy Lee of Rush (whose name stems from his mother's heavily accented pronunciation of "Gary").

I settled on RedBeard for two reasons:

1. It conjures up images of a pirate, and pirates were essentially the rock stars of the eighteenth century, given to excess drinking and debauchery. Love 'em or hate 'em, they were not easily forgotten. Aaarrr, matey!

2. I am of Scotch-Irish descent and my goatee and chops are...well, red, so it fits my physical description as well.

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My user name just came from a song I saw on someones blog ( Indestuctible-Britt Nicole) and I was trying to think of a user name...and well...the title Indestructible came to mind first. Boring story, right? :P Usually my user name is either Jordan or JordanMelissa or something like that but I wanted something different. Soooo...yeah. There you have it.

Dude Britt Nicole is awesome! That's a pretty sweet origin.

Ok well, my name all started with the fact that being flatfooted, I've always been a naturally silent walker. So people often got surprised when I seemed to come from thin air. Many years ago I took karate, and since then have read and practiced selfdefence and awareness books. That was reaffirmed by the fact that I love to craft weapons, wood, metal you name it. Then I got into parkour (if you don't know what it is look it up on wikipedia), which is totally different from free-running. Thus, people started calling me NinjaManDan. And finally 21 is the best number (triple 7, my B-day #,etc.) so there you have a Ninja in the making.

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My username came from the days when I played runescape, just a few years back actually. I lost my original account's password, so I had to make a new one.

I asked my mom about my username, and she said to use my initials.

Andrew Gradick John MacGillivray.

So, even though I no longer play runescape, I still use the username. I feel as though it is more meaningful than some random words, and it also has a nostalgic feel to it because of how I got it.

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Well you see, back when I was young and foolish ( :P ), about 8 years old I'd say, I was trying to register for neopets, and gosh darnit, every single username I tried was taken! So, being so young and creative, I decided to come up with my own! "Schnicka" flows pretty logically in terms of structure, and is super fun to say, so BOOM, there it was, and I've used it for pretty much everything since! (Except for food, I typically use something edible for food, but that's beside the point)

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