The Story Behind Your Username

Lucky123

Arachnoknight
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Lucky123 was actually a mistake, I thought my username for some other sites was Lucky123, but it was actually Skink123, Lucky is the name of my skink so you can see why I got confused.
 

aendi

Arachnopeon
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Jun 23, 2020
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Mine is my name spelled in the phonetic alphabet! Pretty simple lmao
 

Tim Benzedrine

Prankster Possum
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Well, mine goes back quite a ways. And not particularly interesting.

I am quite a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's"The Lord of the Rings". The books and much later, the movies. There was a parody of the books written a long time ago by the folks at the Harvard Lampoon. it was called "The Bored of the Rings". It was a goofy parody and now has a lot of dated references, some that even were before my time.
For those familiar with the original books, you may remember the character "Tom Bombadil" a fey woodland dweller who seemed to be just a whimsical character, but was actually quite a powerful entity, he just sort of went native, I guess you could say. He was unaffected by the One Ring and it was hinted that he was a very ancient being and that was much more to him than meets the eye. He spouted silly songs and was really just sort of a side character encountered by the hobbits during their journey.

So, the Harvard Lampoon created a character based on him, called "Tim Benzedrine". He was portrayed as a burnt-out, drug addled hippy, living in the forest with his old lady, "Hashberry" (a play on the character "'Goldberry', the original Bombadil's companion). The character amused me a great deal. There were references made by the authors that I didn't completely get until later, by the way, largely due to the fact that the book was written in 1969 and referred to a lot of sixties counter-culture items.

Years later, when I made my first venture into interaction into what was then early social media on the internet, a bulletin board called The Lord of the Rings Movie News" a site that followed the production and of course the development of the movie, that was the user name I chose.. This was around 1999, as I recall. I developed the personality that many of you have come to know and loathe here, not taking a lot very seriously, constantly making wise-cracks, wandering off topic, etc. Known for writing song parodies and sometimes slightly off-color posts and silly comments. And I was a mod, eventually. I was there until the site finally shut down, probably a decade later.
So I just sort of carried over the persona when I signed on here.
 
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Swagg

Arachnoknight
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Mine comes from half of my last name. When I went to basic training I had a drill sergeant that had trouble saying my full name. He started calling me swagg and the name stuck.
 

ColeopteraC

Arachnobaron
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Mar 8, 2020
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Oh dear, some of these backstories are really great and inventive.

My favourite order is Coleoptera and my first name begins with a C. There.:bag:
 

The Mantis Menagerie

Arachnobaron
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It started with tropical fruit trees and then lepidopterans. But it was a mantis I found that fully led me down the invert rabbit hole. My collection is quite a diverse menagerie, and it was all started by a mantis.
 

RezonantVoid

Hollow Knight
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got a dictionary
opened up to 2 random pages and chose a word from each i liked
combined them and replaced S with Z
i liked the ironic contradiction between resonating, and nothingness. How could an empty and barren space, emit anything?

hence, RezonantVoid
been using it for years
 

Garnet3942

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May 27, 2020
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Well I mean this was just a name I wanted to use because my birth stone was Garnet but now that I think of it I do wanna change it because most of the time people think it's from a show. I honestly wanna change it lol. If you wanna know what I would change it to I would change it to midorkumo (greenspider in Japanese) mainly because my favorite color is green and my favorite animal is spiders! I do like the way it sounds too I think it's pretty!

my real name is William and I was thinking of an account name and I typed in mailliw my name spelled backwards and messed around a bit and ended up with mellow. :D
Lol that kinda reminds me of death note (sorry off topic lol)
 

Garnet3942

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death note is one of my favorite anime! 😁
That's awesome it's one of my favorites too!! (My all time favorite is bleach) Although I did not get my obsession from any anime lol more like I was afraid and yet I was curious about them and realised how sadly misunderstood they were spiders are truly amazing creatures!
 

Heterogeneity

Arachnopeon
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Jun 26, 2020
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I came up with my username in 2011 after getting divorced young and joining a new website called Okcupid.com. Online dating was like the Wild West back then AND you couldn’t tell anyone you were doing it lest they judge. Anyway, I wanted a name that described me in one word. I’m a bit of a contradiction being raised a poor farm kid but having since traveled the world. My education was eclectic so I chose a word to reflect that inner chaos, er, diversity of experience.
 

mellow

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That's awesome it's one of my favorites too!! (My all time favorite is bleach) Although I did not get my obsession from any anime lol more like I was afraid and yet I was curious about them and realised how sadly misunderstood they were spiders are truly amazing creatures!
One day I decided to hold an emperor scorpion at a pet store and then i bought one, and then I got a giant African flat rock scorpion and just kept getting more scorpions, i only got into keeping other bugs like tarantulas and centipedes after keeping several scorpions and wanted to try something a little different. 😃
 

SamanthaMarikian

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Jan 7, 2019
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It’s just my name because all my other usernames are my nicknames from when i was like 3 and i want to feel somewhat respectable 👁👄👁 But if i every change it it’s going to have beans or something legume related somewhere in it
 

Garnet3942

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One day I decided to hold an emperor scorpion at a pet store and then i bought one, and then I got a giant African flat rock scorpion and just kept getting more scorpions, i only got into keeping other bugs like tarantulas and centipedes after keeping several scorpions and wanted to try something a little different. 😃
That's pretty cool! My dad does not like the whole keeping scorpian idea he likes tarantulas more I do like tarantulas a lot but scorpians are pretty cool too.
 

Dr SkyTower

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Well I have an advanced doctorate in the little studied subject of "Utterly Nothing", who wouldn't want a degree in that! Unfortunately it hasn't helped me to to get a job anywhere in that particular field :rolleyes:
My user name represents my chosen field of "Utterly Nothing" - reaching for the sky - in utterly nothing :rofl:
 

RezonantVoid

Hollow Knight
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Well I have an advanced doctorate in the little studied subject of "Utterly Nothing", who wouldn't want a degree in that! Unfortunately it hasn't helped me to to get a job anywhere in that particular field :rolleyes:
My user name represents my chosen field of "Utterly Nothing" - reaching for the sky - in utterly nothing :rofl:
However you may feel about your chosen field, your profile picture shows you are truly cultured and intelligent individual. If not for Hollow Knight i would have chosen a HZD machine as my avatar too! ;)
 

Dr SkyTower

Arachnobaron
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However you may feel about your chosen field, your profile picture shows you are truly cultured and intelligent individual. If not for Hollow Knight i would have chosen a HZD machine as my avatar too! ;)
Awww, thankyou! I've actually got that avatar as a real live Lego MOC build... sitting on my desk next to my laptop! Built him without instructions and with no experience as a Lego builder! I have yet to give him a name...
 
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