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22 hours ago, The Dread Pirate Roberts said:

My username comes from "The Princess Bride."

I won't spoil anything, but let's just say it's a big part of the story.

I know what you´re talking about.

Great movie btw

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Street name where I used to live was Bringleferry.

Some for reason I got the idea to change it into Bringlepuff and start using it as an IGN.

Very versatile. Bringlepuff. Fucklepuff. Ducklepuff. Shucklepuff. Schmucklepuff.

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That's a long one.

- Played Tekken(3...?) once in my life, as a teenager. Heihachi had a move called "Silver Cyclone". Liked the sound of it. Within the same week I started playing my first mmo, The 4th Coming(usually known as T4C). Named my character CycloneSilver.

- Months later, I moved on to Dark Age of Camelot(another very old mmo). In that game, characters started with a first name, and at level 10(iirc) they got a last name to complete it. I naturally went with Cyclone and planned to pick Silver as a family name when the time came. But obviously, "Cyclone" by itself, being a very generic name, was already taken. So I went with Cyclon instead.

- CyclonSilver just stuck as my pseudo for a few years. A few really old accounts of mine are still named that.

- Once I stopped being an edgy teenager I started thinking it sounded a bit ridiculous, so I tried to shorten it. As a result nowadays I mostly name myself just Cyclon, but at some point I juggled between that and CSX(short for CyclonSilverX, yup, so much for being more mature). I named myself the latter when I played Animal Crossing for the first time.

- For those who don't know, characters in Animal Crossing have automated pronunciation for all of their dialogue, but really sped up. As a result, they pronounced CSX something like "Ceesx", which grew on me after hearing it a few hundred times. I made my Serenes account around then... and here we are.

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I've changed my username many times, but I'm most commonly known by either Charlie or Musashi. Musashi is the name of a 17th century samurai who I used to hero worship during my teenage years. Charlie is simply my real name, which I started using when I got tired of the whole username thing. The rest of my usernames are mostly silly things that I happen to think up on a whim or come from series that I fancy at the time.

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Signed up for the lego website when I was a kid as Legoman11

Then when we got the PS3 I didn't want to associate myself with Legos so I renamed myself to pixelman. That continued as tradition on games like Minecraft and other websites and I still do it today though I have started to shift more towards calling myself Pepsiman.

I also go by Horatio and that's because I watched a funny Minecraft video when I was a kid and the guy said the name and I thought it was funny.

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I used my cat's name. Qiao Hu (巧虎) is Chinese and means "Skillful Tiger". I think it sounds pretty cool and it's like my cat "is on my computer, browsing the internets" ?.

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My first ever and 2nd favorite game console is Nintendo 64 and I pulled Tediz from Conker's Bad Fur Day. I loved playing as the evil Tediz. Had the game since I was 7 years old. Hearing the Tediz say "motha f**ka" was hilarious. I sometimes played as the squirrels too. When you get the machine gun I remember them saying "eat lead you mother f**kers" all the while missing :lol:  I know I shouldn't be saying this so causally but I loved that game. I think it was the only one my biological father bought me. Lol an M rated game as a 7 year old. Can you imagine? Good stories :P:

Oh the stories behind that game I could tell. I learned how to speak Tediz, I learned how to sing the entire Poo song and even can match the pitch and raise my voice, I even learned about female anatomy and sexual reproduction from the bee and sunflower scene. The fire monkies saying "argh I got pee in my mouth", or the squirrel sergeant singing that old military song, and so forth. I remember that game scene for scene, song for song, and every single chapter. I probably clocked over 100,000 hours on it and the remake that came out for the Xbox. But I slowed down after 10 years old on playing it. Moved on to RPGs and anime style games. 

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3 minutes ago, Azure in a Roundabout said:

“Roundabout” by Yes.

Ah, your taste in memes is quite sublime!

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I have a couple of other stories for usernames on other accounts.

-RiceSneeze (Switch/Twitch username): I was really hyped for Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, and I had recently watched Weiss Schnee's gameplay, and her moveset looked really cool. I decided then to use a (not-so)slightly modified version of her name as my username. 

-WaddleDee.psd (Twitter handle): Was originally iwanttodededie (was a fan of adding Dedede to the start of D-words), but that was slightly offensive, so I decided I needed to change it. Then, while dicking around in PhotoShop, I noticed that the file extension for PS files, .psd, rhymed with Waddle Dee, so I decided to change it to that.

-DontRewbtheLudes (Steam username): I was a fan of the "Don't Lewd the Rubes" joke in the RWBY fandom, and I decided to just switch the R and L. It's kinda dumb now that I look back at it, but I have no desire to change it.

-Lemon w/Milk (FEH username): Was Menacing for a time (because Jojo references), but I decided to change it to this. Name comes from a Vinesauce Windows Destruction stream (those are still gold btw), when Joel visited an ice chewer forum, where they were discussing "lemon" and "milk" ice. 

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I like the snow, and I wish it would snow where I live. =.= And glaciers are to do with the snow. Just "Snowy" is quite a generic name.

I've had a lot of usernames over the years, often relating to whatever franchise/thing I was into at the moment, or based off things about my favourite anime characters.

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My school did a musical where I was cast as a school mascot. I got to dance around in a big mascot suit which was a lot more fun than it sounds. The name just stuck after that.

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I used to watch Winx Club, ironically enough... my favorite character was Musa, not Bloom.

 

If you see anyone named Bloomi, Bloomisha, Bloom Lana, or Kiribloom... you're probably seeing me.

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My name Ares originates from couple of years back playing Civ V with my friends, and mostly making war and destroying most things standing in my way, so a friend called me one time jokingly Ares the God of War (greek mythology) knowing that I was into the greek mythology and mythology in general, I've just sticked with it ever since.

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Blattodea's the insect order that contains cockroaches*, and boy do I love those little buggers.

 

(*And termites, as of February 2018, because, as it turns out, termites are just really weird cockroaches.)

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It's pretty simple the first 3 letters of my family name and the first 3 of my name

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My name is based on a nickname I invented to play Zelda, which was Davio (Ravio, but with a D that comes from my real name). And then I decided to add the "En-" prefix because it sounded better. 

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It's the most 16-year-old-in-Philosophy-class thing, I know. Because I was like 16 and in a Philosophy class, and the concept of parrhesia - essentially, telling the truth no matter the personal cost - came up, and sounded both lit and aesthetic.

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i was eleven years old and i just rolled a toon named Infamy in dark age of camelot and i needed a buffbot for her so i used a thesaurus 😎

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