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Offline AuthorGuy

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2011, 02:57:28 AM »
Author Guy is the name of a character I wrote in a story years ago, about an author trying to write a story and getting a lot of flak from his characters. When I created my little bookselling operation (to sell books at craft fairs, etc.) I named it Author Guy as well. So now I sign up for everything as AuthorGuy. There is another author who calls himself TheAuthorGuy but he's not me.

Offline Ixtila

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2011, 10:06:50 PM »
Ixtila is the name of the main character in one of my (unfinished  :P ) short stories set in ancient Peru. I've been using it ever since the internet was only direct dial email (yes I'm that old!) hehehe

Offline Shanothaine

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2011, 08:23:48 AM »
You know when you wake up after a very vivid dream and you remember it for the rest of your life?

I woke up and remembered my name to be Shanothaine, and I was some sort of medieval sorcerer - so went 'hell yes!' and kept it :D
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Offline Shamrock

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2011, 08:59:07 AM »
Shanothaine gave me my nickname while we were studying. True story.
Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind

Offline Shanothaine

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2011, 02:21:02 PM »
Shanothaine gave me my nickname while we were studying. True story.

You know it! And we drink Shamrock shakes everyday!
Renegade book reviewer and haphazard writer:
blog: http://geishahouse.me
twitter: @Shanothaine

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Offline Tegh

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2011, 05:09:38 AM »
Mines a tad complicated i guess. 

Tegh-pronounced T-ay-was a close appropriation of an old Nordic term for sword man.  I use it as my pen name due to the adage "the pen is mightier then the sword."  It's one of those overly complicated inside jokes, but I've been ruling with it for a long time now ;)
If any are interested in a small sample of my writing...

http://www.fictionpress.com/u/694214/Tegh

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2011, 12:22:31 PM »
Lord of the Rings: Online. It was the name of one of my characters before I stopped playing. She was a redhead, from Rohan and a guardian. And she used to smash people in the face with a shield. A woman after my own heart <3

Offline jdiddyesquire

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2011, 02:57:29 PM »
Name is Justin.  I think I'm cooler than PDiddy.  Thus JDiddy.  Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure.  Bill S. Preston, Esquire.  JDiddyEsquire.

Amazing.
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Offline pornokitsch

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2011, 04:22:39 PM »
Wait, we're not all using our real names?!

Offline Mr Soul

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2011, 05:08:24 AM »
My first choice was taken which surprised me.

I'd been playing guitar and the last two songs I had played were Neil Young songs.  The title of one of them would not be appropriate I'm sure so Mr Soul it is.

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Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2011, 02:08:07 PM »
Wait, we're not all using our real names?!

Nope.  Well except for you Porno. ;D

Offline ganstream1

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2011, 02:30:33 PM »
the game the Granstream Saga .... I wanted to put granstream1 as my nick, but forgot the first 'r' and end up with ganstream1. Didn't sound bad so it stuck.

Offline adolph.debeer

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2011, 10:55:31 PM »
Hi!

Mine isn't a nickname, actually. It's simply my name and surname - easy as that!

Offline Sereg

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2011, 01:27:43 AM »
My nick is Sindarin for Blood in the LOTR universe. I gamed a lot and wanted something fierce and threatening looking as an alias.
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
-Yeats

Offline Nyki Blatchley

Re: How did you Choose your Nickname?
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2011, 07:06:15 PM »
Mine's my name  8)  Well, on my birth certificate it's Nicholas, but when I was at school (a long, long time ago) I had one of those classes where it was way more fun to play around with the letters of my name than pay attention, and I came up with Nyki.  I liked it, and it stuck.  For most of my life, I never met anyone who'd seen that spelling before, but lately I've come across a few people (mostly female  ???) using it.  I suspect them of stalking me.