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Explain Your Name
« on: January 06, 2009, 08:33:25 PM »

During a helping of succulent to sucktastic sushi @ MAGFest, it dawned over us that we were unaware of the origins of those sitting directly next to and across from ourselves.

Rectification, yo.

My title came from the shorthand of Arcturus. Sharp. Easy.

Then some other gonk came along and every IRC visit since became a catastrophuck.

Where does your screen name originate from?
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 08:36:53 PM »

Some asshole gave me this name, and people haven't called me anything else since.  In fact I tend to get yelled at if I try to name myself anything other than Brentai.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 08:39:16 PM »

Playing Secret of Mana (Back when SNES was hot) in my bedroom again I needed a name for the Sprite. Just started punching random letters in, and got "Lyrai"

A few years later, I decided to change my online handle that I had been using for less than two months no I will not tell you what it is even though I submitted something to GameFAQs under it.

Did a google search for 'Lyrai'
Zero results
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It stuck!
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 08:39:44 PM »

I went through a slew of names in my first decade or so on the Internets and finally decided handles are for pussies.

...which is, of course, why YOU'RE comfortably anonymous and I'VE got fuckwits posting pictures of places where I used to work.

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Some asshole gave me this name, and people haven't called me anything else since.  In fact I tend to get yelled at if I try to name myself anything other than Brentai.

...yeah.

I'm the worst friend ever.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 08:43:36 PM »

You're just lucky you have the good favor of CRASH JUSTICE!!!

By which I mean this guy apparently.

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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 08:47:08 PM »

Beats the fuck out of me. I'm not named Bill and I am terrible at playing or otherwise manipulating bongos. Began using it one day, long long ago, and kept it up out of consistency.

But I'm apparently the only person on the Internet to go by this moniker. I say apparently because every once in a while I'll try to sign up for some service and discover the name is taken. When that happens, I typically go by "Real Bongo Bill".
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 08:55:59 PM »

During a helping of succulent to sucktastic sushi @ MAGFest, it dawned over us that we were unaware of the origins of those sitting directly next to and across from ourselves.

Oddly enough, I had the same discussion over Chinese food when I had a small party with Roger, MarsDragon, Burrito, and Kei-chan a couple of years ago.

For those who don't know, Rosencrantz comes from a minor character in Hamlet, and he (along with Guildenstern) are the main characters of a play (and also movie, in which Rosen is played by Gary Oldman) appropriately titled Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. When Guild pointed me towards #finalfight a long time ago, he suggested that we take those names for some reason.

My other main handle, Aett, is another (and dumber) story. The short version is, Aett is the name of a fictional character of mine that I created when I was eleven or so. The way I came across those four particular letters is a surprisingly long story.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 08:56:48 PM »

I can't really explain my name beyond that it was spontaneously thought up as a handle for Worms 2 online play a decade ago.  It seemed appropriate for use in a game about exploding sheep.

My AIM name, in which I add "Nova", was also spontaneous though it's appropriate in a few ways: A nova being a type of explosion, NOrthern VA is my current location, and NOV is the first three letters of my last name.  I wish I could be this clever on purpose.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009, 09:02:09 PM »

For those who don't know, Rosencrantz comes from a minor character in Hamlet

...I assumed for quite some time that Ophelia and Fortinbras were part of your group.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 09:05:17 PM »

Needed something to use as a handle on the Ecchi Attack forums while making THE GREATEST FIRST POST THEY HAD EVER SEEN.  Beforehand I'd been using various shit mostly ripped from anime, occasionally using my real name or Penis instead.  Since it was on the EA boards, I used a Waita Uziga avatar, and meat was the most appropriate thing to pair with it.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 09:09:45 PM »

My first name is Ted, and I-



...yeah.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009, 09:14:00 PM »

Some misunderstood lyrics to a song by a local musician, which I mashed together.

Also the name of a song from the Katamari Damacy soundtrack but that was an accident.

If Norondor doesn't explain his, I will.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 09:21:24 PM »

As for me...

Duh.

The last nickname I held was Yamucha, which dates WAAAAY back to early high school, when I was still hanging around the VERGE crowd, and was totally retarded for Dragon Ball.

EDIT: I'm remembering the tale of why I changed my name to McDohl.  I was sitting in #finalfight one night, and Sharkey berated me for having a Dragon Ball-related nickname, and I had just finished falling in love with Suikoden for the first time.  You do the math.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009, 09:21:45 PM »

i figured meadowtron was a play on the metatron.

norondor of the eldaaaar
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2009, 09:26:44 PM »

It's my last name.

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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2009, 09:28:25 PM »

Pern + I can't spell = Joxam.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2009, 09:33:11 PM »

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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2009, 09:36:30 PM »

You're just determined to name everybody after types of wank material, aren't you?
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2009, 09:42:32 PM »

Both of you get a room and fuck already, jeez.
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Re: Explain Your Name
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2009, 09:44:26 PM »

Needed something to use as a handle on the Ecchi Attack forums while making THE GREATEST FIRST POST THEY HAD EVER SEEN. 

Same here, and it just seemed to work on so many levels.

Also, Ecchi Attack popped my forum cherry. :kowhyee:
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