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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by thespaceinvader » July 18th, 2010, 6:34 am

Zarel wrote:My avatar, on the other hand, is a glider. Every once in a while, I get someone PMing/emailing me saying "Your avatar is backwards. The Hacker Emblem faces the other way" and I reply "That's because it's not the Emblem, it's a glider." Once, someone actually said "Your avatar is backwards. Gliders face the other way." That guy clearly had no idea what a glider is. :|
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Araja » July 18th, 2010, 12:14 pm

So, when do we do our avatars? :P

This'll be the bit where someone links me to a year-old thread and says "fool".

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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Hulavuta » July 18th, 2010, 1:10 pm

I guess you can describe your avatar here, although for most, it's obvious. However, avatars change a LOT more often than usernames, so the post may look, eh, "weird."
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Waxwood » July 18th, 2010, 1:12 pm

I don't know if you want to hear from someone who only has a handful of posts but I'll chip in anyway. My username comes from an ad that used to be on tv a few years ago for "waxwood" sleeper pines, a wax coated plank of wood! Boring I know, but the guy on the ad had a very large, white beard. Coupled with my love for beards this led to a username for all things on the internet! Huzzah!

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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Captain_Wrathbow » July 18th, 2010, 7:29 pm

... :roll:

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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by shadowm » July 18th, 2010, 9:48 pm

Araja wrote:This'll be the bit where someone links me to a year-old thread and says "fool".
Impossible due to the autopruning. And it's very unlikely that such a thread would be in Users' either.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by boru » July 18th, 2010, 10:08 pm

shadowmaster wrote:Impossible due to the autopruning.
<- imagines a car shaped like a prune, turning up onto the sidewalk and ploughing through dozens of unsuspecting o/t threads! :Awesome:
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by wesfreak » July 18th, 2010, 11:36 pm

Wesfreak was my username because after I joined the game and before I joined the forum I was practically addicted to wesnoth. My avatar is one of my favorite sprites that I actually created. (not from scratch though)

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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Herduk » July 19th, 2010, 3:52 pm

Herduk was an old PC on an old D&D Campaign an huge amount of years ago :P
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Jetrel » July 27th, 2010, 8:49 am

Jetrel was an obscure demon/angel in the book of enoch, which I picked since naming yourself after ridiculous/overpowered magic beings is all the rage for nerdy fantasy geeks. :whistle:

So I guess I'm one rung up the nerd totem pole since it isn't some elf name I made up. :lol2:
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Zarel » July 27th, 2010, 9:05 am

Jetrel wrote:Jetrel was an obscure demon/angel in the book of enoch, which I picked since naming yourself after ridiculous/overpowered magic beings is all the rage for nerdy fantasy geeks. :whistle:

So I guess I'm one rung up the nerd totem pole since it isn't some elf name I made up. :lol2:
So where did "Jetryl" come from? :P

Honestly, I think conlangers should be higher up on the nerd totem pole than fanboys of obscure topics. :P
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Gambit » July 28th, 2010, 3:22 pm

Jetrel wrote:naming yourself after ridiculous/overpowered magic beings is all the rage for nerdy fantasy geeks. :whistle:
I know right? The forums wouldn't take Cuchulainn, the Impure :(

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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Jetrel » July 28th, 2010, 6:08 pm

Zarel wrote:So where did "Jetryl" come from? :P
No vowels in hebrew. :geek: Supply your own.
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by Knaus » July 28th, 2010, 9:53 pm

Mines my last name :D
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Re: Where did you get your username from?

Post by shadowm » July 28th, 2010, 10:03 pm

Because otherwise they and their draining weapon special would become a game-breaking artifact.
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