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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2013, 07:20:14 AM »
Mine is the Spanish phonetic pronunciation of my name.  When I lived in Mexico, on several occasions, people wrote my name as Quesi or the affectionate diminutive of Quesita, which is what folks usually called me. 

Accent on the first syllable for Quesi.  Second syllable for Quesita. 

Oddly, in the gaming world, folks often misspelled Quesita as Questia, and during my pre-mommy days in which I would do live chat in games, guildmates often mispronounced my name as Quest-ee-a. 

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2013, 01:04:22 PM »
My initials. Lame but effective.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2013, 01:23:23 PM »

My initials as well as my last name is separated and I am the third. It's simple and they all rhyme.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2013, 12:10:27 AM »
     Imagine how distressed I would be to find myself have to spend eternity after death with people I would want to have nothing to do with in life, worshiping a deity that I consider to be a psychopath.  Now that really would be hell for me.

     I couldn't agree more - very well spoken. 

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2013, 12:15:53 AM »
Mine is from an idea I've had for a short story (which I keep telling myself I'll write someday, but probably won't) about a man whose lifelong dream is to be able to play the piano, but he can't because he's a dwarf -- his legs are too short to reach the pedals, and his arms and fingers aren't long enough to play the keys properly.

     My wife isn't a dwarf  :) but she complains about her small hands all the time - she has her ARCT in piano but found that at music festivals she couldn't play the more glamorous selections that adjudicators favored because she can't reach more than an octave.  We often debate the following: considering the gargantuan hands that some basketball players have, would professional basketball players have an advantage at playing the piano or would their hands be too big to effectively play the smaller intervals?

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2013, 12:21:23 AM »
     My name is a combination of the colors of my two favorite football teams - the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the U of S Huskies.  I am just wondering how far I should run with this pattern - if I should decide to choose a favorite NFL team are my choices limited to the Eagles and the Jets; if I decide to cheer for an NBA team must I cheer for the Celtics; and where does this pattern leave me with respect to beer selections?

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2013, 05:01:29 PM »
and where does this pattern leave me with respect to beer selections?

Heineken.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2013, 12:02:39 AM »
and where does this pattern leave me with respect to beer selections?

Heineken.

     I have tried it - I don't recall that it really stood out to me.  What kind of beer do you drink in Australia?

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2013, 12:11:44 AM »
and where does this pattern leave me with respect to beer selections?

Heineken.

What kind of beer do you drink in Australia?

A truly exotic brew called "Whatever's on sale, mate"  ;D

But seriously, we have a range of boutique and mass produced beers probably much the same as Canada. Popular 'brands' are XXXX, Tooheys, VB, Carlton.

There are very few independently owned breweries, most have been swallowed by corporate heavies.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2013, 02:20:30 AM »
and where does this pattern leave me with respect to beer selections?

Heineken.

What kind of beer do you drink in Australia?

A truly exotic brew called "Whatever's on sale, mate"  ;D

But seriously, we have a range of boutique and mass produced beers probably much the same as Canada. Popular 'brands' are XXXX, Tooheys, VB, Carlton.

There are very few independently owned breweries, most have been swallowed by corporate heavies.

     There are some good microbreweries in Quebec and BC, but Saskatchewan is kind of a barren wasteland when it comes to finding good beer.  It is much more productive to travel to Alberta or Manitoba as the selection is much better.  The best liquor store I have ever been to is the Zyn wine shop in Calgary.  They must have between three and four hundred different types of beer arranged categorically by country or region (e.g. England, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, etc...).  A true paradise - good thing I don't live in Calgary. 

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2013, 07:49:07 AM »
Who didn't love "The Jetsons" growing up?

My wife and I used to actively collect metal lunch boxes.  Believe it or not, there is a finite set of them (about 450 unique ones documented).  In 1985, a judge in Florida ruled the metal lunch box a weapon, after a case where a child hit another child with his metal lunch box.  The last one manufactured was Rambo.

It turns out that there are some lunch boxes that are rare, and thus the price goes up.  The Jetsons dome metal lunch box was one of those rare ones, and difficult to find.  We ended up getting it off of Ebay, and we paid a high price.  We still have our collection, but we've decided to sell the ones we enjoy the least.  We had them displayed in out Kitchen all the way around on a shelf near the ceiling.

It made for some fun conversations when people visited us.  Everyone seemed to have a story about their favorite metal lunch box.

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2013, 05:16:13 AM »
While my nick[1] is not in any religious text, unless you want to count the gospel according to Cat, and even there it's called Fuchal, there is a biblical link to it ... sort of.

Fourth year of middle school. English/Dutch/History/Religion teacher had one of those nine month afflictions and was coming up on the tail end of it. So we got two substitutes (one for English/Dutch, the other for History/Religion). And, of course, being the bunch of assholes one tends to be at that age. We decided to do the utterly overused trick of chaning names. Out comes the bible[2]. But, our knowledge of the damn thing being about as detailed as one can expect from Belgian teens in the late eighties we couldn't find enough different names! What other book contains peculiar names and is easily available to schoolchildren? The Atlas of course (hey, at least were sticking to the religion theme ... right?)
Et voila ... Fiji.
The name stuck as it is fairly similar to my real name (which, at the time, I hated and am still not too jazzed about). I'm registered under that name in many a forum.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2013, 09:36:01 AM »
Mine comes from a little segment in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which it is explained that some 98% (or similar, don't remember exactly) of known galactic civilizations have a drink called Gin and Tonics (such as Chinianto-mnigs/djin-anthony-ks/Jinnan tonnyx, etc) ranging from ordinary tap water served at slightly above room temperature to something that kills cows at 20 paces. (spellings/quote also probably slightly off as I'm going from memory and haven't actually seen the book in many years. It's one of those things I find I can never lend out, as people tend to keep it forever and I've had to replace it too many times already)

Anyway, I always got a kick out of it, and it was the name on the first email account I ever created, and pretty much my default screen/username for various sites since. I had to originally change the spelling as there was already an email in use with the original spelling from the book.

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2013, 10:31:10 AM »
My middle name; using it serves the dual purposes of preserving some anonymity and getting some use from it.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2013, 10:38:46 AM »
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2013, 12:47:15 PM »
I had the following exchange with Junebug recently that sums it up:

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Your welcome Dump.  that's funny. :laugh: I think I'll nickname you Fire!

The only message boards I'd participated in prior to joining WWGHA were sports related, and I habitually used the same screen name. It works well on the sports boards as a reference to something that is just uncontrollably awful[1], but in retrospect it might have been wiser to choose something a little less goofy for this site. But I suppose its good for some LULz, and I'm not someone who digs being serious all the time, so I guess I'll hang on to it. Feel free to call me whatever variation of it you wish, although "Fire" is probably the most flattering of them :), and "Dump" the least[2].
 1. example: "When we won our first 3 games I thought we were Super Bowl contenders, but then Johnson blew out his knee, we lost 5 in a row, and the season turned into a total dumpster fire."
 2. DF is also an acceptable alternative
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2013, 05:41:20 AM »
I choiced this username because I like the cryptography.
I used an old encryption technic called "Caesar Cipher".
To know more about it : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_cipher

I choiced my first name "Anthony" like plain text after I tested all substitions possible , and I choiced Viocjit.

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2013, 08:03:58 PM »
I prefer to just use my name because frankly I can't remember a bunch of usernames but my name is always taken so...
Lori     - my 1st name
Pink    - my favorite color
Angel  - what my patients called me
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2013, 12:55:38 AM »
I choiced my first name "Anthony" like plain text after I tested all substitions possible , and I choiced Viocjit.

I was actually wondering about that ... should have spotted the repeated i's though *kicks self*
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2013, 12:56:25 AM »
Angel  - what my patients called me

Ok, I have to ask ... DO you in fact have stupid hair?
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2013, 07:57:42 AM »
Mine is the Spanish phonetic pronunciation of my name. 

If I recall my limited spanish correctly, it also translates roughly as "it is so" or "the truth". 

¿que tu crees?

Creo que sí.

or

Claro que sí

Oy.  My spanish is muy rusty.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2013, 08:40:20 AM »
The only message boards I'd participated in prior to joining WWGHA were sports related, and I habitually used the same screen name.

Am I the only person to see a fiery duck climbing out of that dumpster?
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2013, 02:59:44 PM »
Am I the only person to see a fiery duck climbing out of that dumpster?
Well thanks to you I can't get that image out of my head.  Maybe Michael Bedard can translate that into an art piece[1].

To the OP:
This is a handle I've had for various alternate identities (read: interweb presence) for nearly 20 years.  Holy guacamole that makes me feel terrible.  I'm going to go watch some Saved by the Bell episodes now...
 1. http://www.mbedard.com/Scripts/default.asp
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2013, 06:05:20 PM »
Quote from: Fiji link=topic=e24956.msg557878#msg557878 date=1370843785
Angel  - what my patients called me

Ok, I have to ask ... DO you in fact have stupid hair?

If I don't avoid humidity I have the blonde version of a "jewfro".  Pretty stupid.
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2013, 10:08:51 PM »
Am I the only person to see a fiery duck climbing out of that dumpster?
I actually never noticed that before, and now I can't unsee it! Great!

Dumpsterfire, the Duck of Death! I will now proceed to change my sig.

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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2013, 02:14:49 AM »
Am I the only person to see a fiery duck climbing out of that dumpster?

Well thanks to you I can't get that image out of my head. 

I actually never noticed that before, and now I can't unsee it! Great!

Sorry!   :'(
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2013, 08:12:28 AM »
Sorry!   :'(

Its all good, Anf. I'm OK with being the Flaming Duck of Death. :laugh:
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2013, 08:50:00 AM »
Sorry!   :'(

Its all good, Anf. I'm OK with being the Flaming Duck of Death. :laugh:

Weren't you in Game of Thrones?
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Re: Where did you get your username from?
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2013, 11:50:18 AM »
Quote from: Fiji link=topic=e24956.msg557878#msg557878 date=1370843785
Angel  - what my patients called me

Ok, I have to ask ... DO you in fact have stupid hair?

If I don't avoid humidity I have the blonde version of a "jewfro".  Pretty stupid.

Now that I know the reference I would have to say way stupid.
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.