Why do you think other SS.org members chose their particular user name?

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  1. Explorer

    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    It's said that poetry and art change in meaning because the viewer changes in outlook and experience.

    We've had topics before asking what a member was thinking when choosing a name. I'm more interested in knowing what you think of when you see a particular member's name.

    I know that I sometimes read handles here, and I know there's a story behind it. I also know that I might see something which isn't really there, but I see it none the less.

    Soldini, for example. Like the Sun, so I picture him as the Sun King, and therefore a bit more knowledgeable. Plus, that Houdini thing going on.

    Anyone about whom you have ideas based on their user name?
     
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  2. toiletstand

    toiletstand /\'...'/\

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    3 guesses. go!



    Explorer - his love of FORD knows no bounds.
     
  3. AngstRiddenDreams

    AngstRiddenDreams Filthy Casual

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    Project name. I figure quite a few people's names are their project/band name
     
  4. MrPepperoniNipples

    MrPepperoniNipples SS.org Regular

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    i think mine speaks for itself
     
  5. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    My image of a member is pretty influenced by their avatar, too. Sometimes that makes for a rude awakening when I see an actual photo of them! :lol:
     
  6. MrPepperoniNipples

    MrPepperoniNipples SS.org Regular

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    so i know and love Ultraman but what is hollowway
     
  7. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Path of Emptiness if I'm not mistaken ...

    Mine is my name but i believe that we grow to live up to our names whether they are given to us or we choose them for ourselves.
     
  8. possumkiller

    possumkiller SS.org Regular

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    Mine was given to me when I was in Iraq in 2005. Believe it or not but, the main thing soldiers in Iraq do is sit around playing COD4, Ghost Recon, and Halo. Possumkiller became my SN for Halo multiplayer tournaments.

    Even though I'm not really a redneck, I was given the name when people found out I was from the middle of the back-woods nowhere in Florida. People were always talking about how great Florida is and I just never could resist letting them know that obviously the only part of Florida they saw was the white part by the water. As soon as you get north of the beach, you might as well be in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, or any other deep south hell hole.
     
  9. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Ok, let's try again. Not the story behind your name. Why someone else chose that name.

    edit: I'll give it a try.

    Explorer knows it all, and I guess he likes to read a lot and EPLORE new shit.

    The Armada now known as JamesM Must love boats even though he builds planes.

    Bulb must (just like me) llove the sound made by shattering a lightbulb.

    Ghost of Perdition probablly likes Opeth a lot.
     
  10. mr_rainmaker

    mr_rainmaker Resident Cherokee

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    sometimes I put on feathers and a tomahawk and dance in the yard and water falls from the sky.
     
  11. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I often try to guess what people are like through their user names as well. There seems to be a few categories on this board: band/project names, song names, guitar models, real names, and old internet handles. I also suspect that there may be a correlation between how 'serious' someone's user name is and how serious a forumite they are, though I can't be sure because I'm biased by being familiar with all the regulars here.
     
  12. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    I think The Reverend chose his name because he likes small children :ugh:
     
  13. setsuna7

    setsuna7 Poor Gearwhore

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    and MaxofMetal because he likes well, METAL!!!
     
  14. Explorer

    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    @Scherzo - Dude, that's so wrong! *laugh*

    Remember, this isn't about *your* handle, but about what you think of when you read other users' handles.

    The Somberlain's handle, combined with his normal avatar, makes me picture him as a quiet academic who is contacted infrequently by government agencies for his input on matters of national security. "Well..." taking a puff of his pipe, "...we should assume that the aliens are hostile, given how that body was scorched. Those burn patterns show a pattern of experimentation and observation, as opposed to it being accidental." He's like a combination of that Pierce Brosnan character from "Mars Attacks!" and the scientist from "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

    Again... this isn't about *your* handle, but about what you think of when you read other users' handles.
     
  15. Fiction

    Fiction For Mod

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    I like to think of Scherzo as Gandalf :shrug:

    And Explorer as Koh from Avatar: The last airbender, but instead of stealing faces he steals knowledge.
     
  16. toiletstand

    toiletstand /\'...'/\

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    Fiction- Aloof, debonair, rico suave.
     
  17. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    For the longest time I pictured JeffFromMtl with the idea that his name was Jeff From Metal. Which gave me the image of the typical member on here. Then I learned that it was Jeff From Montreal, and I pictured an older French guy. :lol: I think I was right the first time!

    I also think of DJPharaoh as an actual house music style DJ, obviously because of the name. There's just no way in real life he looks like I have him pictured.

    Edit: Yup, I was totally wrong on Mesh. I just looked him up and he looks nothing like Skrillex. Which I think we can agree is a good thing!
     
  18. Pav

    Pav ???

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    Fiction probably thinks he's "larger" than real life.

    Explorer is descended from Christopher Columbus.

    toiletstand had a traumatic run-in with a trucker in a public bathroom as a child and would prefer not to talk about it.
     
  19. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    You're thinking of Catholic priests, man. :fawk:










    But perhaps I'm a pedo anyway...:rofl:
     
  20. Stealthdjentstic

    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Yes motherfuckers why..
     

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