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Offline Sam Browning

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2011, 09:13:41 PM »
I Know gambit is awesome and taylor kitsch was brilliant in origins wolverine and there is alot of talk about a gambit origins so FINGERS CROSSED!

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2011, 09:40:43 PM »
I Know gambit is awesome and taylor kitsch was brilliant in origins wolverine and there is alot of talk about a gambit origins so FINGERS CROSSED!

That would be really cool!  I always loved Gambit! :)

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2011, 10:44:03 PM »
Hah, dunno why I came up with the name Arthum but it was the name of my first character in a written MMORPG in Polish through a browser :P After that it kinda got stuck to me with a friend of mine who sent me an invitation to that game and I started using it for everything I do online ^^

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2011, 06:15:34 PM »
"GavinGuile"
Because I am a horribly unoriginal fanboy, and adored The Black Prism [Brent Weeks]. I've used "Brynd Lathraea" [Legends of the Red Sun, MarkCN], and once, just once, toyed with the idea of "Kvothe" [TNotW, Pat Rothfuss], but promptly decided I was nowhere near worthy. ; )
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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2011, 05:59:45 PM »
It's my now defunct work mainframe userid!!! I figured it would be pretty unique! I use it all over the place!
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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2011, 07:16:00 PM »
2 favorite characters in the Naruto manga series : Itachi & Orochimaru. Anyone reading Naruto?
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Offline Gothic Panda

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2011, 02:45:19 AM »
I like gothic (both new and old) and I like pandas. I originally used this name for one of my alt characters on Ragnarok Online. Right after I made that character, I got my first art table in an artist alley (at Anime USA in 2008). Since the name was on my mind at the time, I registered my studio name as Gothic Panda. Since then, it's kind of assumed my online, and to some extent my real life, identity.

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2011, 09:39:29 AM »
I simply fused together two fantasy series I like. The Dornish from ASOIAF because I find their quick to anger mentality interesting and also the Red Viper was just awesome. The second half of the name comes from the Malazan Book of the Fallen series where the "first sword" is a title among the Tlan Imass, basically meaning the person is the best swordsman of that clan, it is a pretty cool concept I thought and it sounds good.
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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2011, 02:17:05 AM »
I used to write poetry under the pseudoname of Ekoja Edami. I've shortened it to Ekoja. A lot of people think I'm asian or that the name is taken from an anime. It's not and I'm so white I reflect vampires. Read my name backwards to see what it means.

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2011, 04:35:30 PM »
I used to write poetry under the pseudoname of Ekoja Edami. I've shortened it to Ekoja. A lot of people think I'm asian or that the name is taken from an anime. It's not and I'm so white I reflect vampires. Read my name backwards to see what it means.

That's cute! :D  Good idea for a pseudoname. :)

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2011, 02:50:29 AM »
I used to write poetry under the pseudoname of Ekoja Edami. I've shortened it to Ekoja. A lot of people think I'm asian or that the name is taken from an anime. It's not and I'm so white I reflect vampires. Read my name backwards to see what it means.

That's cute! :D  Good idea for a pseudoname. :)

Thanks :) I've always hoped that it would make people smile when they figured it out.

Offline ChrisMB

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2011, 11:04:04 PM »
Mine's totally unoriginal or inspiring, I suppose. It's just my shortened first name and the first letter of my middle and surname.

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2011, 10:01:31 PM »
Well, When I was like 8 or 9 I was really interested in Latin (I know - Weird) and I found out through my short-lived obsssion with Harry Potter that Draco means Dragon. Then later on I was reading this book about the history of the English language (Honestly ... Yes at 8 or 9 - I was advanced for my age) and discovered that the stereotypical dog name is Fido because the Romans used to call their dogs that as it means (Roughly) Kind and Faithfull, I then discovered that Fidus must always go behind the thing if you use Latin grammar
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Draco Fidus was born - roughly it means Kind and Faithfull Dragon (I Think - but fidus can be translated ino about 7 different things) And then I decided to use the name for a character that had been wandering around my head since I can remember and voila Draco Fidus, a prince, chosen one, warrior and my username on every site except my YT account.
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Offline ayros

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2011, 09:52:16 AM »
Ekoja Edami, nice! It just made my favorites list. I've been scratchin my head about Missoularedhead for far too long, feels good to finaly have it explained. I knew it involvd a 'miss' & 'redhead' the middle just lost me.

I picked this name from one of my favorite characters, 'my' in the literal sense. 
Ayros is short for Ayros'rosinoe'diforida.  rosinoe identifies the clan and diforida  the family line. 
They ridiculously insist on using the full name at all times but I have the unfair advantage of bein the author so Ayro will do lol! :)




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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2011, 06:12:15 AM »
Mine's a... strange metamorphosis. Back in the early '00s I played a game called Utopia by Swirve (web based strategy game, kingdoms and all kinds of craziness, pretty sure it is still going today). I don't even remember what my first names were (think it was my old MUD characters) but it sort of bugged me and I ended up wanting to go with Merlin as a huge Arthurian legend nut, but someone else had the name in the community, so I started thinking about it... and even though it was utterly inaccurate to any form of the mythos I became MerlintheWarlock...

That stuck for a while, but I got fed up with being confused on ICQ as the other guy (I was a semi-big time because I put way too many hours into the game) and so I started looking for a new handle... and I liked the basic premise of the name and I just kept playing with it, then I decided I wanted Wizard in the handle, when Wizard of Westmarch struck. Something about the alliteration appealed and I've used it as one of my two primary handles ever since (or variations at least, since WizardofWestmarch doesn't fit in all login name sections because people are assholes, including xbox live :))
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