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09-03-2020 at 06:49 PM
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Explain Your Name And/Or Your Avatar

Learning the reasons behind someone's choice for a username/handle and avatar has always been super-interesting to me. I found that TG members back in 2008 started up a discussion on this subject, and I thought it would be great to hear from current members about their avatar/name choice. It's here at the General Forum:

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/119059-Explain-your-Name-and-or-Avatar

I kicked things off with a post to bump (page 7).

Take a read and share!

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  1. speedy47591's Avatar

    Username comes from a combination of my zip code, and my love of cartoons. Slowdown Rodriguez is my favorite, but noone remembers him, so speedy. The avatar on my user page is from some of the action figure photography I do. The avatar at the bottom of my android subs is from a series of depressed clowns I made using musical notes on Instagram. Got super depressed one day, and blurted out " you f***ing clown" when i was talking to myself. Its been a recurring theme ever since.

  2. speedy47591's Avatar

    Slowpoke not slowdown, darn auto correct

  3. RaGe's Avatar

    I just found my response to the original thread. A little embarrassed...Kind of a braggart haha! I can't even blame it on being young and silly, because I wasn't. I would never type that nowadays. I would be subtle with my "dominant" approach :D


    Hmm...in a few years, I may be looking at stuff I typed now, thinking similarly. Humans...we're constantly evolving :)

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  4. Max's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by RaGe

    I just found my response to the original thread. A little embarrassed...Kind of a braggart haha! I can't even blame it on being young and silly, because I wasn't. I would never type that nowadays. I would be subtle with my "dominant" approach :D


    Hmm...in a few years, I may be looking at stuff I typed now, thinking similarly. Humans...we're constantly evolving :)


  5. RaGe's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Max



    Holy crap, that pic is HUGE!!



    Sandler time...




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  6. Snowflake's Avatar

    and now that it its screenshotted its too late for you to edit it. you should've planned ahead before you got maxed

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  7. Tuffy64's Avatar
    Tuffy simply being my nickname since school. The 64 because I couldn't think of a better number. I mean, Nintendo and Commodore used it, so it must be a cool number!


    Pfp/ Avatar being when I won two of my eleven Switches from my local arcade/amusements.
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  8. Snowflake's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by speedy47591

    Username comes from a combination of my zip code, and my love of cartoons. Slowdown Rodriguez is my favorite, but noone remembers him, so speedy. The avatar on my user page is from some of the action figure photography I do. The avatar at the bottom of my android subs is from a series of depressed clowns I made using musical notes on Instagram. Got super depressed one day, and blurted out " you f***ing clown" when i was talking to myself. Its been a recurring theme ever since.

    I was born arrogant and returned to my arrogant roots but I’ll always remember my years of depression (about three ). It pains me to hear of people who were truly depressed and not just using it for attention. You’re a good guy, I hope gaming can give you the arrogance that defeats depression

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  9. Garrett Holland's Avatar

    Mine was simple ... I picked the ugliest lookin' creature I could find and use his mug for an avatar, then found an equally offensive name, and voila ... my persona.

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  10. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Mine's easy, I'm a hermit with attention seeking behaviors, lol, I wanted to make sure anyone who knew me by either name would likely realize "that's got to be him".

    :D

    Kidding, I suppose that's probably semi-true, but I've been using the net about as long as it has existed for "regular people", was too oblivious to consider anonymity being a "safe" option(the World sure has changed...), and it's just the name I've always used in forums and stuff, I guess I thought it was "cute".

    Ironically-honestly, I don't really like being called "Roger", IRL.

    "Poco" is a long story-basically, I'm a "the third", and the nickname existed before I was born.

    Roger was my Grandpa, lol!

    :)

    Anyway.

    Can tie my Paternal Grandmother in, too-the Tarantula in my pic is a Rose Hair, "Grammastola rosea".

    It's name was "Dot", after my Grandmother, and she grew roses(didn't steal them, tho), but my mind would interpret "Grammastola rosea" to "Grandma stealing a Rose", and I'd just picture her with a sneaky grin on her face!


    Unfortunately, the Tarantula turned out to be a Male, and aged out shortly after the pic-I have a Female as well, and I DID "breed" them, but no results-still, he got to "do it", which is the ultimate goal in a Male Tarantulas life, so he passed away "fulfilled".

    :)


    All that, and I didn't actually pop on to comment on my name/avatar, I actually wanted to comment on the term "Avatar" itself.

    Long story short, Mick Foley(Mankind/Cactus Jack, etc, etc...)completely ruined that word for me.

    He, haha, had a successful run as an Author(I actually met him recently!), and one of his running themes was making fun of another wrestler, Al Snow, one of his best Friends, but unfortunately, not the most marketable dude.

    (Head...?)

    Anyway, one of Al Snow's early gimmicks was "The Avatar", and I guess Mick would make "Guy jokes" as often as possible, referring to his, uhh..."brown spot" as his Avatar.


    This was before the term was in common usage as it is today, and anytime I see someone talking about their Avatar I just can't help but go all Beavis and Butthead for a second.

    Hehe...

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  11. Taylor Gonder's Avatar

    On this site I just used my name!

    My IGN is usually Izaden which is derived from the FF9 main protagonist Zidane.

    Taking the letters in order of 214365 produces Izaden.

  12. voodoo_chilly's Avatar

    I've been a huge Jimi Hendrix fan my whole life. Used to trade cassette tapes with people all over the world in the 90s of concert crowd recordings of Jimi. Really love the song "Voodoo Child (slight return)" but Voodoo CHILD is always taken as username. SOmetimes Voodoo Child is titled Voodoo CHile. Chile sounds like the country chile. So I changed spelling of Chile to "Chilly" and that name is always available. So "voodoo_chilly" it is...

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