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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 02:45:34 am »

I would always try "The Unstable Midget of Love" but most games would not accept that name so I went with BioSlayer. Which means the slayer of life; Redundant huh? 
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 03:58:00 pm »

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The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth, in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves...

Who else here plays Wesnoth? I thought everyone did, but maybe not so many.


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I would always try "The Unstable Midget of Love" but most games would not accept that name so I went with BioSlayer. Which means the slayer of life; Redundant huh?

Its a little foggy now, but I think I used to build forum passwords out of words from different languages mixed together. Then I used one as a callsign, "Deus" from Latin meaning "God" and "Siddis" from Sanskrit or Hindi or something meaning I think "Gifts" which in this context are the supernatural kind. So mine's a little redundant as well.
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 04:45:07 pm »

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The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth, in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves...

Who else here plays Wesnoth? I thought everyone did, but maybe not so many.
I was playing Wesnoth, but almost not yet. You are not even aware, and then everyone is so happy. It is so much excitement for the next time. I am not the same too much like play Wesnoth. This is the everything story.
(TRANSLATION: I played Wesnoth a bit, but I got quickly bored. It would have been better if I didn't tell you - it would have been better to postpone this so that I can surprise you with this. Wesnoth is not my kind of game. That's it.)

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Its a little foggy now, but I think I used to build forum passwords out of words from different languages mixed together. Then I used one as a callsign, "Deus" from Latin meaning "God" and "Siddis" from Sanskrit or Hindi or something meaning I think "Gifts" which in this context are the supernatural kind. So mine's a little redundant as well.
Hey, right, what's your password? Mine is... HEY! You didn't expect me to tell you my password, DID YOU?!
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 07:06:08 pm »

My nickname is my last name phonetically spelled, with some adjustments here and there. It was actually Koowlûh, but I got tired of creating the '^' on the 'u'. Plus, most games/forums wouldn't accept it.
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2007, 05:05:52 am »

I have to confess my nick isn't terribly original.  I first used it back in '94 or '95 when I arbitrarily named my pilot this name when I was first getting into the original TIE Fighter.  At the time I think I had been on a bit of a Battlestar Galactica kick and picked out the name Baltar in reference to the quite cheesy villian in that extraordinarily cheesy show.  Nowadays I'm proud to continue using this monicker since Baltar is such a brilliantly written and acted character on the equally brilliant new Battlestar Galactica series.
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2007, 09:08:04 pm »

Angus Thermopyle is the main character from the sci-fi Gap Cycle series of books.

“…he was dark and disreputable, probably the most disreputable man who still had docking rights at the Station. His swarthy features were broad and stretched, a frog-face with stiff whiskers and streaks of grease. Between his powerful arms and scrawny legs, his middle bulged like a tire, inflated with bile and malice.” – Stephen R. Donaldson, The Real Story, page 4.
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2007, 09:08:54 pm »

A friend of mine and I were playing together at designing new ship concepts, and he would sign emails  as "Master 999" (from SC1, which was all he had played at the time). Well, the obvious reflection of that was... this.

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The first time I used this nick was for the online forums for Battle for Wesnoth, in which there is a unit called the Goblin Pillager... and a race of good-guy Elves...

Who else here plays Wesnoth? I thought everyone did, but maybe not so many.

I have. I've made some suggestions, one was incorporated.

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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2007, 09:47:49 pm »

Ok then.
A long time ago, when the first Lord of the Rings movie was out, I wrote a comparison between SC2 and the LotR, which I sent to Chad of the Pages of Now and Forever.
And sometime in these days I once visited the efnet channel #starcontrol (or #star-control, whatever it was), just to see what was going on (and nothing much was really).
I don't recall which of these two was first, but I needed a nickname for that. I didn't intend to use it again, so I didn't put much thought in it. I just wanted to pick something related to Star-Control, and not something which anyone else would have picked already. So I chose the Yehat, which had rather uninteresting names.
I thought of "Meep-Meep", as the Roadrunner sound (which is actually spelled "Beep Beep", btw), but either I figured someone else would have thought of that already, or I actually found a reference of someone using that name, so I just picked a variation. The fact that it was an actual Terminator flagship captain might have been an influence.
And for the second of the two occasions of which I don't remember which was first, I used it again, and that was that.

Fast forward a couple of years, to when TFB announced that they would release the source code as Open Source. Before they released it, Chris Nelson was working at TFB as an intern, doing the initial work. And he was asking for some help reverse engineering some of the 3DO files. A few people responded. We communicated on the PNF board, and I needed a name. I just used the old name, still considering it a temporary name.
Then, the source was released, and the interested people used IRC to communicate, and I just used "Meep-Eep" again, because that's how they knew me.
And then I needed a SourceForge account for CVS access, and "svdb" was taken, so I used "Meep-Eep" again.
And since everyone knew me by that name by that time, I adopted it for the newly created board too.

So it was basically an accident.

Btw, if I ever need another Yehat name, I'll use "Teep-Meep'. The Dutch folks here should appreciate that. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2007, 12:00:15 pm »

You know, you really are a good story-teller.
Apropos... Hmm... you know, Meep-eep is the name of that Terminator captain, not Meep-Eep or meep-eep. So it must have been something else involved, in addition.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2007, 12:56:40 am »

Well my nickname is kind of self explanitory for those who have played the X-Com games, I'm a huge fan of them you could say, so it kind of became a sort of tribute to me and the old game many gamers used to love back then to keep the flame of this old game going alive (sometimes people say 'X-Com fan?' in lobbies and such Tongue). Elerium basically is Elerium-115 from UFO Defense/Enemy Unknown, a super material that powers the alien technology and eventually human/alien hybrid technology. It started out as Elerium-155 but then was cut to Elerium for short, I just think the name sounds funky too Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2007, 09:33:53 am »

Hey, what a coincidence. There is a sysop of the Romanian Wikipedia named Elerium. Just on the second place as PageRank if you search for "Elerium", after a Wikipedia article about it.
I presume you're not that Elerium, are you?
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2007, 11:17:40 am »

Somehow I really doubt it.
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2007, 11:25:32 am »

What a synchronicity. I was doubting it too.
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2007, 12:05:20 pm »


Btw, if I ever need another Yehat name, I'll use "Teep-Meep'. The Dutch folks here should appreciate that. Smiley


You could always try a variation on an Earthling name: Kurk . Grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2007, 03:25:33 pm »

Mine came from the principal Ur-Quan antagonist in the awful Star Control novel.  Tongue

I'd originally picked it as the name of a MUD character back in Feb '98 - I'd never had an online nickname before, so just chose one based on what I was reading at the time! (Here's the character if you're curious, complete with obligatory SC quote at the bottom Smiley)

I didn't really think I'd ever use it for anything outside of the MUD, but soon I began to re-use it on message boards such as Spacebattles and again for things like the creator chat IRC session... eventually it just stuck, and now I use it for nearly all my on-line escapades Smiley
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