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Explain Your Username.
See title. It's not rocket science is it. Obviously some people's will be their own names or variants thereof, but others I suspect will be more interesting.

Me: Shambler, simple, favourite monster from Quake, I got into gaming and all this from Quake SP.

Ok Lol 
Trinca is Portuguese word that means biter...

when I was 18 years old I was pretty nasty with women�s and my friends start calling me "Trinca na ma�a" that means bite in the apple. And since then everybody now me by this nick :|

pretty weard but many dads of friend of mine don�t call me Rui, always Trinca... 
No back story. No explanation.

Really just wanted a nick that didn't sound like something you would see elsewhere (how many 'Deathbringers' do you see online?), and something that I would be fairly sure wouldn't be taken.

This is the result. 
And You Like It!!! :DDDDD 
Well my name is Rick, or atleast thats what I call myself, and my mother affectionately called me Ricky as a kid but I always said I prefered Rick. And that was that. I called myself RickyT23 because I was 23 at the time, it rhymed and I thought my name would annoy pretenciously dark named people because it would burst their bubble. A bit. Or something. Now I see that the 3 would make a very nice chin which resembles an arse. >(8-)3 
Trinca Likes It I Moean 
My initials. I am imaginative and creative.

Actually, when I first started posting on the internet, back in the stone age, I was in a rush for some reason, and didn't really care--just wanted to post and respond to someone, or get my question answered, or whatever, and get back to what I was doing.

Still don't really care about nicks, but if I did it over again, I'd probably go with something else, only because 3-letter combos are often taken, or below minimum length. I use "aas Bandit" as a regular alt if "pjw" doesn't work. 
Improbable Jedi 
I was working with a fireworks / sound system crew called improbable for a week constructing a stage, taking it down, setting up the rig and 'performing' - setting off fireworks and carrying pieces of metal sculpture around.

I was out of it at the party afterwards and had a drugged up rant when the idea came to me to spell jedi wrong, making it improbable.

You don't get much geekier than that. 
My real name is Eric but at my first job in a sandwich shop I wore a name tag that said "generic." I did it because getting a job was what everyone expected me to do in high school and I never wanted to. My manager used to think it was funny to "fagify" my chosen name by calling me, quite loudly, GEN-ER-REY! Of course, he was also known to freeze in position and do "underwear poses" at random, but that's another story. 
I wanted a new nick as I didn't want to use Taskmaster anymore as I'd been using that since, shit ... high school, I think. Anyway, I like Willem DaFoe the actor so I took his first name. And it looks like my real name, Warren. 
just because of TF's spy 
I needed a net name since I was working on a Quake map that I intended to release. So I emailed some preliminary screenies to the Team Shambler's Quake Level Review site and I said call me Scrag Bait. It seemed like the best I could come up with since it was Quakey and I was bait for Scrags. Shortly afterwards, I combined the two words into one.

The moon icon is because this story makes readers sleepy. 
When I started in mapping/quake stuff, I actually didn't have a nickname and just went by real name, including on map releases.

It was when I started deathmatching in quake and quake 2 that I needed a name, so I went by "metal_slime" after the enemy from the NES game Dragon Warrior.

Then later, i started hanging out in various IRC channels and generally the IRC networks didn't allow names longer than 9 characters, so i shortened it to "metlslime". 
Which one?

In order;

Bad early teen 'darkness'.

Then came to me in a dream.

Then taken from a line in 1984 (not a brush reference).

Then pretensious post-millenial abbrv. faggotry (nntt, which I now use everywhere except here).

Oh, and a derivative of the mayan's name for their own society. Or 4 in their language for full abbreviation (my wow/gaming name, tawantin/tawa)

Yes I have multiple personality disorder... 
Which one was grindspire then? 
That'd be the dream one. Seriously. 
My two over-riding passions at the time (in gaming terms anyway) were Tony Hawk's 2 and Quake levels.

I had this dream about some vast industrial castle complete with vores, knights, half pipes and giant rails used to travel everywhere (kinda like that boarding mod for Q1 a few years ago). It was called the Grind Spire. Hence the name... 
I played Descent and Quake way back in the day, but never online. Starsiege: Tribes was the first game for which I needed a nickname. I was very much a high-ping bastard at the time, so I tended to play a supporting role very heavy on base maintenance, defense, and preparations. I chose the name to reflect my playing style. In maps like Broadside and Scarabrae, even doing repairs of your base can keep you very busy. However, servers playing mostly Roller Coaster or Deadly Crossing brought me out of my shell.

I haven't played games online in years, but the name has continued relevance for describing the way I deal with online message boards. 
Generador De Dolor Rectal 
I picked mine so that one day on IRC Vigil could call me Rectal Pain Generator (or was it Friction who said that? Beats me--they're both Finnish so they're probably just the same person anyway). 
they're probably just the same person anyway

I get that a lot.

As I'm the super intellectual type, and my broad knowledge of the universe left me with way too many options for a nickname, I stuck with Daz, because that's my name... 
Speech Impediment 
Throughout my life, I've had a number of speech impediments. Don't know why, just have.

It was during one such time that I used to say 'Gler' when I couldn't think of something to say. That progressed into 'Gleeb' when I chose my name.

Before that, I used a_vinalaff (from an April's Fool advert, back when compuserve was cool). Since, I have used Gleeb Torin/GleebTorin (blame Guild Wars) and BadSushi (Some sushi misbehaved) 
Nothing Fancy 
I needed to sound like an Englishman when on-line and I realised that my real name spelt backwards made me almost that: Ekim Mahdoow. Nobody has ever questioned it. 
Mike Wins 
... are self ecplanatory in my case: just edit my profile.. you'll understand ;) 
I was mapping my first level of the abandon in 98 and made a new texture in Quake. It had to be a airbrush like in real world on walls, and having just a new Wacom drawing device I could sprite one.

Having nothing else in mind than the anagram:
the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
I brushed a piece madfox.

Playing Quake often feels like a mad in a fox hole. 
you needed nicks for the descent profile, and all the other guys had these cool, english sounding nicks. this was the first that came to my mind (i think i had played the game once, but really wasn't thinking of it). that must've been me being around 10-12 :o 
My Name 
plus its a palindrome! 
from icelandic
1. (illur) bad, evil
2. (rei�ur) angry, mad 
Negative Kinetic Energy 
Drives the shit right back up your ass!

Maybe there's some initials thing involved as well... 
you infused the neutronical "!"

i thought it was something a bout negative kinetic energy negke

Lol Mike Wtf 
do a google search for kona carmack. yes, yes, i actually nicknamed myself after a playboy model, and not even a hot one. to make it worse, she actually married the shrivelled up hugh hefner. brackets added for extra effect. i'm an idiot.

i actually only use this nickname in gaming, everywhere else i use razzzor, which came from the wrestler razor ramon / scott hall. 
My Username 
is the name of my user. 
nakasuhito is just meaningless gibberish :) 
and i finally registered the name too!

dunno why i post here. i love quake maps and seeing screenshots of the ones you guys are working on, but for some reason i can never finish one myself.

maybe i should post screenshots of the heretic/doom ones i do have finished and sometimes work on. 
Efdat Derives From... 
#1 the greedy fat dude (like i was back then)
#2 greedy f_dude (to fit the quake hud)
#3 ef - dat (as pronounced by r.m. with an horrible german accent)

that's how the story goes =) 
I First Used 
this nick originally in Ultima V. It doesn't really come from anywhere. My friend played a while and climbed down some holes in a dungeon and saved the game - only one save slot in ultima V and the game was lost. Had to do a new character, zambuz, but he sucked. So I made a new bambuz. Been stuck with it since. (And I still haven't finished Ultima V, great game though, I just lost my notes back then and it's impossible to advance without them.) 
From a cartoon figure of a game magazine. Means a bat in Estonian. Actually just Nahkhiir, I don't know why I put the extra a in the middle (later I found out that nahkahiir means a whore in Estonian but I decided to keep my nick because I had used it for years already). 
Sean Campbell is my real name, Scamp was a natural shortening, adding the '-ie' for effect.

The shrimp connection never crossed my 13 year old mind. 
Back in the DooM days I was known as Creed on DWANGO. I was big into comic books and used Sabretooth's 'real' name. I stuck with Creed through Quake etc until the lame band came around then switched to AEnoch or �noch. I've stuck with it ever since. 
this is a cool thread, dunno why I haven't read it before.

When I was a kid I played Catacombs Abyss. I was also a bit OCD, with categorization, logic, making sure all the floor tiles lined up, etc (kind of like Spirit now - JK your archiver/categorizer impulse is one of THE top contributions to Q1 and modding in general in two decades). Anyway, I started imagining my own fantasy world early on, and I wanted there to be five "sizes" of humanoid being: gnomes (tiny), dwarves (a bit bigger), humans (normal sized), ogres (like 7 ft tall) and GIANTS (like 10 feet tall). On the opposing side: a civilization (yes, I know this is contradictory) of "monsters": Goblins, Orcs, Tronyns, Trolls, and Titans. They were five races just like the human five races, and with the same scale, except they were on the other side of the Human-Tronyn war. Btw Goblin wasn't the real name of the smallest type of Green Race (since the non-human races were all green or grey, as inspired by the Orcs and Trolls in catacombs), but I forgot the name I did give them - and shit, as one sad-ass packrat of the mind I wish I still knew it.

So basically, I am a 10 year old's vision of a green non-human in a fantasy world who lives in a dungeon and is bound to fight against "human aggression." lol not much has changed! 
i totally ripped off that guy who made music for unreal. 
Name I used playing ut2k3 on my university LAN. Is supposed to be OverZealousQuakeFan but that's too long for various games and websites :p 
My Initials With An Underscore At The End. 
I'm another one of those boring "it's just my initials" people. I think I've been using it since I was 5 or 6, when I noticed that you could stack the "M" on top of the "H" (or draw a horizontal bar between the legs of the "M") and I thought it looked awesome.

These days I just use lowercase because I was too lazy to hold down the shift key once and the habit stuck. 
Lower Case 
i dont remember why or where or how i got it. and i only use it here, so its even stranger when i think about it. usually i use benoski or benoskanov.

i always post here when i'm sleepy too, so maybe that had something to do with it, and that might explain why my posts are so shit. 
holy shit, i even posted on a few posts above! man, i must have alzheimer's or some shit. :D 
Kinn is German for chin. I have a chin. I don't have a German, although I'd probably like one. Not sure I could eat a whole one though.

In fact this is the only place I still use that nick, everywhere else I call myself either Slooch/Sloochy/Sloochie/Sloochieslooch, or Mister Gibbycrumbles, which are both far more interesting names with rich and eventful backstories that will be told, retold, and possibly untold, around the flaming hearth for generations to come. 
the func_ ate the remainder of my list of Sloochy variations, but it was probably for the best, and anyway you get the idea (that last one was Sloochieslooch). 
I Was Always Wondering 
that dremora_kynmarcher named after Kinn's Marcher 
I Use My Real Name :) 
I once got home after anight in the town and a heavy munch session at various fastfood suppliers i logged in at my local quakeserver (probably even the shareware server since i didnt kno instantly you could just add "registered 1" to unlock the full game :P)
and i named myself De_Verorberaar wich means the_devourer. I used that pretty long but the guys at the local ctf server where just to lazy to type more then 4 chars so it got abreviated to orbs.
My other nick Optimus Joop: My friends call ourselves jopies (and sometimes other people if they qualify), a jopie is someone who likes to smoke drink party (actualy none of those ingedients are required but i geuss its a fair description like this)
and i jsut added optimus (most other got a jopie nickname alike) and i forgot if that came from optimus prime or its just my classsical education and the little Latin that stuck 
It Was 1996... 
And I was playing multiplayer Queck and I wanted another nickname than "player" and this was the first that came to mind.

I still use it to this day. :3 
Play on my name...nothing special. 
Oh Cool, Never Seen This Thread! 
I play trombone.
bite is an alliteration to make it sound catchy.
I use brassbite only for this forum. 
Interesting! I didn't know you played trombone.
Do you usually play jazz or classical? (or perhaps something else like ska or reggae?)

My used name is HexenMapper because I did a bunch of mapping for Hexen. I made a 15 map Hexen mod called "a Morte". It got mixed reviews... 
He plays the rusty trombone. 
Nothing Really. 
I liked the phrase "one true blue" and decided to put a spin on it. 
20 years ago I got my first real taste of multiplayer gaming in Quake. I was going under the name "Dr Death PhD", but was devastated to find someone else with exactly the same name on the same server! So I switched to a name that embodied the attributes I hoped to display as a quake player. I'm not sure I ever managed to live up to the name, except when playing against my girlfriend. 
ds are my initials, I added them because dumptruck is used already on Xbox Live, PSN and message boards.

I don't tell people the thru origin of "dumptruck" - it's not that exciting but not something I like to share.

My previous nick was "whitejazz" but haven't used that since 1998. 
Interesting Resurrected Thread... I'll Play 
My previous nicks were enliten (or n-li-10) and reiki.

Both of which I found really wanky.

So I decided to think of what I like, turns out I like space and quake. So I combined Astronaut and Shambler.

It works a little better in an Aussie accent because the "o" in astronaut becomes more like an "a" (astra-naut). Similar to the way the Aussie accent messes with the "er" in shambler making it an "uh" sound, (sham-bluh).

In my accent it sounds like sham-blah-naut. 
Quake master. Because I thought I was one when I was 13. Guess I am one now. 
Lo Frag Traff 
...was a name for a character in an iain m. banks science fiction book called 'excession'.

i latched onto the 'frag' thang for obvious quake reasons.

apart from that, what else could it be twisted to mean?

low fragmentary traffic? 
I think I was subconsciously inspired by Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the character Frank Pritchard (who is a total prick), or more accurately a trailer for that game as I picked up the name a little while before the game came out.

It's a reasonably unique name and certainly better than any of the ones I had before it, even if it is "supposed" to be a family name rather than a given one. 
I used to play CTF on pub servers as R00k1e then I got better, and dropped the 1E.
Though I had used names like deepfriednewbie, def1ance,and madcow, yet I think my 1st quake name was UnknownQsoldier after the comic UknownSoldier. 
Mines Obvious, Metallica Song Title 
Blood will follow blood...

Dying time is here...

Damage, Incorporated

Q3A nick I used "back in the day". 
According To William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, 
a mugwump is a strange and drug-addled creature which dwells in the bars of the Interzone. I am a strange creature and I only do pot, but I like it a lot! 
Over 20 years ago, amalgamation of Killer and Kills. Also lets have a bout of the "killies" aka frag the shit out of some people. 
A constructed (industrial) message embedded in the natural cry of an organic being...ooh that distrans is so 1980s: 
inDuSTRial TRANSmission? DSTRANS...distrans? 
...that would've been cool, but no, much simpler 
Ooh, A Dune Reference! 
I missed that... Should have known but it's been a while since I've read the book. 
i cab't even fucking remember 
that wasn't me

I'll explain the whole "Clench Throckmorton" thing sometime, but I'm too knackered right now, and anyway it's a long story, which, in the immortal words of Fermat, this margin is too narrow to contain 
Fermat Was Such A Troll 
He didn‘t have a proof, and if he did, it was sure as shit wrong. He is for sure one of the greatest trolls of history. 
So my real name is Ijaaz(my user is so fucking creative) and this is my third account, because I lost the first and second accounts password 
...there are many Ijaaz multiplying...growing; but, they are only one?

Quake paradox at work... 
That would've been much more impressive as a Haiku. BTW, when are we having the Haiku jam. Levels structured in the Western interpreted Haiku structure 5/7/5 ? 
Short and simple, Newhouse is my surname if translated from finnish to english. 
Uusi Talo 
I bet Google just fucked up really hard on that. I just typed „Newhouse“ into the translate. 
It went right "Uusitalo" 
Cool :D 
Ever Played Runescape? 
I just wanted a cool fantasy-like name for my Runescape character like 13 years ago, so I just took the first two letters of my name and added the rest. Quite a few people called me Israel, but nope, I wasn't thinking about the country at all, when coming up with the name... at least I think. xD 
"The act of cleaning ones genitals, post coitus, on a conveniently placed piece of material, when a tissue or similar conventional cleaning device is not near at hand."

zwiffle wins worst username award :D 
Agreed! @_@ 
Zwiffle wins the most apt username award more like. 
I'm a creep, I'm a man,
I'm like a monkey when writing code, yeah
I'm at peace, being a failure
I can chill because in my code I trust, yeah
It's nerd behavior, uh huh
It's resolution dammit! 
A Fan Of PJ? 
First name of a giant gangster-hedgehog* from a Monty Python sketch, but with botched spelling.

(* not as of yet established whether real or imaginary) 
L = the first letter of my first name
Powell = my last name
129246824*10^294299424 = the number of cryptography awards I have in storage 
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