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Law Bringer
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Where did your online name come from?

Mine was just a random name I thought up a long time ago when I was starting a new game of Baldur's Gate.

Ever since, Tyranicus has been my name for every RPG and every online community.

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Law Bringer
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I came up with Arancaytar probably around 2001 or so. The name for my heroic alter ego (13 years old, you know how it is). In 2003, I needed an online name for a forum, and I used it. Then, I signed up an email address with that name as well (up to then I'd always used my real name), and some time later I used this name to sign up on Spiderweb. It's been my online handle ever since.

At the time, it didn't mean anything. In the meantime, I've found it means "first wanderer" in a language I made up later, "agitated room ripple jewel" in Novah, "walking mountain village" in yet another fantasy lingo and "king who lies (as in lying down, not telling lies)" in Quenya. It is also uncomfortably close to "Aaron Carter", whoever that is. Be assured that all of these things are coincidental.

"The Threadless Thread" is obviously a reference to the collection of Zen Koans by the monk Mumon, ie "The Gateless Gate". If someone finds their way to one of the old Geneforge forums, they will understand why I took it, too. :P

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Councilor
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"Dikiyoba" was originally a stupid acronym that had something to do with dinosaurs. Dikiyoba has no idea what it stands for now. Dikiyoba now uses it for all online purposes. The name "Dikiyoba" also has the ability to mutate seemingly at random.
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Agent
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I had Slasher as my first, just because I wasn't smart enough to think of anything else.

Then I had various "Holy Toenail" monikers (Toenail Returns, Holy Toenail 2.0, etc.) from a strange joke from my friend David Cameron

Then I had Happa Tai Yattai from a weird song by HappaTai.

Now I have Toenail and Matisyahu because I'd like to stay with a name that people can remember as I've been Toenail for a long time but I also like the artist Matisyahu so I combined the two.

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Posts: 1287 | Registered: Thursday, August 14 2003 07:00
His Mighty Tentacle
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I was endlessly amused by the description that Jeff had included about how Vlish don't taste good, because they were designed that way. What if Shapers created a delicious Vlish for a fine dining experience? Said Vlish, being a mind reader, would surely know it's fate and go rogue.

That, and I felt that the Vlish was a truly original creature.

In G1, people talked about Dryaks this, and Cryodryaks that, and I was sort of hung up on the Vlish. And then I found out how stupidly powerful they can be when leveled up and taken to the endgame. Terror Vlish especially. I was facinated with them.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
Posts: 1104 | Registered: Tuesday, February 12 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
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Guess. :D

I do have two other names I use for accounts for games or such. One is Last_Tonight, a delightfully chilling phrase that I found in a collection of both terrible and incredible fantasy stories.
The other is zam_bam, your typical on-the-spot random nonsense.

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Posts: 420 | Registered: Sunday, January 8 2006 08:00
Councilor
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Originally by Delicious Vlish:

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In G1, people talked about Dryaks this, and Cryodryaks that, and I was sort of hung up on the Vlish. And then I found out how stupidly powerful they can be when leveled up and taken to the endgame. Terror Vlish especially. I was facinated with them.
Vlish are great. I create three or four regular vlish to take on 800 health Sholai in G1. It's great fun.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Typo.

[ Sunday, March 26, 2006 13:00: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Apprentice
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Generally, I am horrible at coming up with names. Pretty much all of the names I have used in the past on the internet were pretty bad.

When I registered for this forum, I tried using the method that so many other people here said they used the last time someone made one of these threads, of typing in random letters, then adding vowels in the right spots. That didn't give me anything I liked, so I just ran the NPPAngband random name generator until it gave me a name that I liked.
Posts: 11 | Registered: Monday, March 13 2006 08:00
Lifecrafter
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Kingy. The most basic unorigional name someone can come up with. My last name is King, so my friends have called me Kingy since I was 8. What an interesting story.
Posts: 776 | Registered: Friday, July 4 2003 07:00
His Mighty Tentacle
Member # 627
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Vlish are friends, not food.

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If I could make just one wish, I would want a tasty vlish.

Geneforge IV. Still no tasty vlish.
Posts: 1104 | Registered: Tuesday, February 12 2002 08:00
Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by Delicious Vlish:

quote:
In G1, people talked about Dryaks this, and Cryodryaks that, and I was sort of hung up on the Vlish. And then I found out how stupidly powerful they can be when leveled up and taken to the endgame. Terror Vlish especially. I was facinated with them.
Vlish are great. I create three or four regular vlish to take on 800 health Sholai in G1. It's great fun.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Typo.

Where is your gimmick now?

My current name is the product of a Desp meme. There has been some spillover onto SW, in the form of a failed contest.

[ Sunday, March 26, 2006 13:32: Message edited by: The Worst Man Ever ]
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Law Bringer
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Ephesos is a name I came up with many, many years ago for a general "I need a name for this character" purpose. It has served throughout the Avernum series, and into most other games I play.

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Councilor
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Originally by The Worst Man Ever:

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Where is your gimmick now?
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Vlish are great. I create three or four regular vlish to take on 800 health Sholai in G1. It's great fun.

Dikiyoba.
It is there and always was there. Dikiyoba's gimmick is using Dikiyoba's name instead of self-referential pronouns the entire final paragraph. In the above case, the entire final paragraph is just Dikiyoba's name.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Master
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My current PDN comes from an applet that Djur made that is designed to erase from the screen the contents of the posts of a certain member. Of course, it defaults to me, hence the name.

On another note, it seems my moniker is long due to be changed, but I'm too lazy now to think of another good one. I suppose you struggle with that too sometimes, Alo. :P

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Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Guardian
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Mine's Sindarin. What I want is a detailed explanation of every single PDN that Alorael has had.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Law Bringer
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I don't remember every PDN I've ever had. I lost about five in a horrific computer disaster of file corruption.

The rest I can explain, or I can at least make up plausible and entertaining lies.

—Alorael, who will admit that care and forethought go into some PDNs more than others.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Master
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Learning the hard way how not to behave at a message board (read: banned from ikonboard). It's still hard for me, today, to believe that the name stuck for all these years.

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Infiltrator
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This particular name is a reference to the character Talon Karrde, a smuggler and information broker in several star wars novels

Also, what does PDN stand for? I'm assuming it means the same thing as moniker from the context.

[ Sunday, March 26, 2006 16:34: Message edited by: Smugglers' Alliance, Chief of the ]

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Posts: 536 | Registered: Sunday, September 7 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
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Publically Displayed Name.

—Alorael, who thinks of Alorael as his moniker. It is his nom de plume/internet. His PDN is just what his name appears to be at any given moment.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Infiltrator
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OK, thanks

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Posts: 536 | Registered: Sunday, September 7 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
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I chose to rename myself Lazarus upon my return to Spidweb boards after a several month leave of absence. I only really use it on these forums.
My most common internet id is either FacelessMan, or my real name. The former is a reference to "A Song of Ice and Fire", and it later took on other interpretations. Strangely I never used it on these boards.

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Shock Trooper
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It aided the rather silly entry post into my first RP on a different board. No reason to change it since then.
Posts: 356 | Registered: Saturday, August 23 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
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As I've said once on another topic like this, my name comes from a nickname my Year 4 teacher gave me.
Posts: 587 | Registered: Tuesday, April 1 2003 08:00
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Smugglers' Alliance, Chief of the:

This particular name is a reference to the character Talon Karrde, a smuggler and information broker in several star wars novels

Also, what does PDN stand for? I'm assuming it means the same thing as moniker from the context.

Wow, I haven't seen you here for quite some time. Must be, what, two years? o_O

Premonition: Incurable curiosity forces me to ask what the RP was about and why your entry post fit the "premonition" bit. Was it the name of your character?

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Awww, at first, I thought this topic was about me. :(

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