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Kyloe
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posted April 14, 1999 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyloe   Click Here to Email Kyloe     Edit Message
Most of us gave away our location, gender, and age. Now I’m really curious about some of your nicknames. Since I brought that up in the gender/age thread, I’ll be the first to explain mine.

Kyloe is a town in Northumberland, near Lindisfarne, whose earliest recorded name is Culeia. My real name is halfway between the two, and it’s pronounced something like cool eye, which explains my backup nick.

So, what about you, Adam, Alex, Frl. Gerwin, Dan, Obi...?

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Those who ha' w' Garrett bled

Abdiel
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posted April 14, 1999 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Abdiel   Click Here to Email Abdiel     Edit Message
No dice, baby. Can't reveal my secret identity. . .

Jubello
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posted April 14, 1999 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jubello     Edit Message
i can't tell you... it's a secret... if i told you, i'd have to kill you... ><><

Shades
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posted April 14, 1999 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shades   Click Here to Email Shades     Edit Message
Ahhh the joys of being a 'member' (another angelic overture)

Shades and Thief, heh, you do the math

Jyre
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posted April 14, 1999 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jyre   Click Here to Email Jyre     Edit Message
Jyre's the name of one of the characters I made up shortly before joining the forum. Don't ask me where it came from, it just suited the character at the time.

Lytha
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posted April 14, 1999 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
And I thought I had seen in your thoughts that you knew where the name "Lytha" has its origins, Kyloe. I gave you as many clues as you need. :P

Ghost
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posted April 14, 1999 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ghost   Click Here to Email Ghost     Edit Message
i have an annoying habit of being REALLY quiet and sneaking up on people and yelling BOO! in their ear

as for Obi-Ghost that was given to me by Cadfael..for some reason so i use it now and then

JimmyTheHand
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posted April 14, 1999 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JimmyTheHand   Click Here to Email JimmyTheHand     Edit Message
Jimmy the Hand a.k.a Squire James is a character in a lot of Raymond E. Fiest's Books. He's a thief (James not Raymond). Anyway, I'm a big Fiest fan so I borrowed the nickname.

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They're three kinds of people in this world...Those that can count...And those that can't.

Kyloe
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posted April 14, 1999 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyloe   Click Here to Email Kyloe     Edit Message
Sorry, I'm without a clue.

Lytha
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posted April 14, 1999 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
I have some of the bad habits of Lyta Alexander from Babylon 5. And I have her hair-color, and I am a fan of the series.

Enough clues?

Fingers Ferkin
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posted April 14, 1999 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fingers Ferkin   Click Here to Email Fingers Ferkin     Edit Message
My nick has been 'borrowed' (one doesn't like to say stolen ) from a cat we used to have.

I named the cat 'Ferkin' purely to embarrass my wife. When she asked me to call the cat in, I would stand at the front door and shout "Where's that Ferkin cat?"

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Where's that ferkin' thief gone?

Kyloe
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posted April 14, 1999 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyloe   Click Here to Email Kyloe     Edit Message
Abdiel, Jubello: I never inquired about your identity. I'm only curious about what made you come up with your nicknames. Never mentioned the Spanish Inquisition.

How did you read my thoughts, Lytha? One of the first posts I ever read on this forum was how much he/she liked your name. I've been curious ever since that.

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Du siehst gar nicht gut aus, Felix.

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Koobze
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posted April 14, 1999 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Koobze   Click Here to Email Koobze     Edit Message
well, i am Koobze... because I thought it sounded cooler/better than kubi (koo-bee) and those are the first four letter of my last name, which is too hard to pronounce for the canadians and americans i know(not all canadians and americans, mind you).
it seems their feeble minds couldn't pronounce my name.
it is kubiaczyk, which is pronounced
koo'bee'a'chick, but the ch part in chick is a woderful blend of 'ch' and 'sh'

Lytha
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posted April 14, 1999 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
This is strange, Kyloe, because I read posts of you, before I dared to set my feet into theese holy halls. The thread where lothril said that he liked my name was long after that.

And I'm just teasing you, when I say that I read your thoughts. No psychic abilities myself - apart from the odd behaviour to answer the questions of some people before they have asked.

Fingers Ferkin
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posted April 14, 1999 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fingers Ferkin   Click Here to Email Fingers Ferkin     Edit Message
O.K.! Own up! Who stole Kyloe's sense of humour?

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Where's that ferkin' thief gone?

CardinalFang
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posted April 14, 1999 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CardinalFang   Click Here to Email CardinalFang     Edit Message
WHOOOOSSSHHH!!!

The Spanish Inquisition? Who said that?!!

Come back here that thou might suffer the tortures of the Comfy Chair and repent. At last count, you have 457 last chances before I come after you, Kyloe!

And, you're right. Felix doesn't look good at all. Now time to get out of the Bonehoard before the zombies get you!

CardinalFang

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Abdiel
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posted April 14, 1999 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Abdiel   Click Here to Email Abdiel     Edit Message
Well, if you must know, literary reference. I won't tell anymore. However, there's a certain little birdie who frequents this board who might (if his signature is any indication) be able to tell you more. Go ask him.

Fingers Ferkin
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posted April 14, 1999 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fingers Ferkin   Click Here to Email Fingers Ferkin     Edit Message
You do not see at all well?

Is that bacause Garrett only has one eye?

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Where's that ferkin' thief gone?

CardinalFang
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posted April 14, 1999 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CardinalFang   Click Here to Email CardinalFang     Edit Message
Abdiel:

Ahem. Milton! (cough cough) Paradise Lost! (cough)

Sorry, that just slipped out.

CardinalFang

Fingers Ferkin
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posted April 14, 1999 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fingers Ferkin   Click Here to Email Fingers Ferkin     Edit Message
Wasn't Abdiel the Angel of Puritans?

Come on, Kyloe! According to this forum, most of you are above the average age of the majority of most computer 'game-players' (thepaladin56; gender/age; 13 Apr 99), above average I.Q. (Creslin; IQ,IQ,IQ; 03 Apr 99), and you have the power of the internet at your fingertips!

How do you think I found out where 'Abdiel' got his nick from?

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Where's that ferkin' thief gone?

CHILLman
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posted April 14, 1999 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CHILLman   Click Here to Email CHILLman     Edit Message
Well, I previously explained my nick on another thread, but one more time won't hurt.

This is how it is, I chose this nick simply to mock my real attitude (well that, and I was having one of my less "creative" days).

~ Chill

Datoyminaytah
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posted April 14, 1999 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Datoyminaytah   Click Here to Email Datoyminaytah     Edit Message
Datoyminaytah.

Say it out loud to yourself.

Imagine Joe Pesci saying it.

While referring to a certain Arnold Schwartzenegger movie where Arnie was a cyborg.

Get it?

Come on...you had to know it was "The Terminator".

I'm curious how many people "got it" without it being explained. Of course, I know how I pronounce "Datoyminaytah", but who knows how one might pronounce it after only seeing it in print.

Oy'll be back.

Stonewall
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posted April 14, 1999 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stonewall   Click Here to Email Stonewall     Edit Message
Nope, not afraid to admit I didn't...and I did puzzle over it.
Mine is pretty obvious, I guess...after the brilliant and enigmatic Confederate General.
http://www.stonewalljackson.org/ for you Yankees and internationals.

GreyMouser
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posted April 14, 1999 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GreyMouser   Click Here to Email GreyMouser     Edit Message
I got my name from the Lankhmar series by Fritz Leiber. You'll find Fafhrd on this forum, too..

They are two of the greatest heroes ever to walk the world of Nehwon: Fafhrd, the giant barbarian from the Cold Waste; and the Grey Mouser, novice wizard, master thief, swordsman unparalleled.

To make it easy for you, two random links about this topic. Or use any search engine...
http://sflovers.rutgers.edu/archive/bibliographies/leiber/lank.htm
http://kinrowan.com/ill_met_in_lankhmar.html

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CHILLman
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posted April 14, 1999 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CHILLman   Click Here to Email CHILLman     Edit Message
I was wondering how you pronounce your name, Datoyminaytah. Could you give us a little syllable (SIL-uh-bal, like that) based type thing? Thanks.

~ Chill

Abdiel
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posted April 14, 1999 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Abdiel   Click Here to Email Abdiel     Edit Message
I don't know about the Angel of Puritans, exactly. It could be, I suppose. Especially considering Milton's leanings and the role Abdiel plays. . .

Cadfael
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posted April 15, 1999 04:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cadfael   Click Here to Email Cadfael     Edit Message
Derek Jacobi been one o'mye heroes since I Claudius, an Aye'd been watchin him as Cadfael on Mystery (a series o'mysteries, oddly enough, broadcast on PBS, what be American public television fer yer overseas Thieves), and when Aye wanted ter post Aye needed a name. With the character came the odd cant, though it ain't anythin like Jacobi's Cadfael. Asides Aye are a warrior what has gone the ways of spirit and peace, jest like Cadfael who were a crusader but became a monk.

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Hist and Ho

Kyloe
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posted April 15, 1999 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyloe   Click Here to Email Kyloe     Edit Message
Sorry Abdiel, Jubello: Freakish weather affects my mood. There was snow in the roofs yesterday.

Andel Crodo
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posted April 15, 1999 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andel Crodo   Click Here to Email Andel Crodo     Edit Message
I wanted an original name that couldn't be duplicated, so, I rearranged the letters in my first and last names (give or take a few letters) and came up with Daniel=Andel, Cordeiro=Crodo.

The scary part is that I actually answer to either name. ;o)

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~Andel Crodo

TES: The Essential Site
http://www.m0use.net/~crodo/

Jubello
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posted April 15, 1999 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jubello     Edit Message
no problem, kyloe.

i'm still not going to tell you though !

lothril
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posted April 15, 1999 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lothril   Click Here to Email lothril     Edit Message
Lothril could easily be explained if youre a Tolkien fan! thats as much as Galadriel lets me reveal!

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FatherNature
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posted April 15, 1999 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FatherNature   Click Here to Email FatherNature     Edit Message
Let's make that Tolkien with a capital T...he deserves it.

The Scarlet Jester
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posted April 15, 1999 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Scarlet Jester     Edit Message
My nickname explained: I am a strange type of comedian, and red in colour.

The Scarlet Jester
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posted April 15, 1999 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Scarlet Jester     Edit Message
A joke from my reportoire.
Why are most dwarf's surnames fireforge?

The Scarlet Jester
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posted April 15, 1999 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Scarlet Jester     Edit Message
Because they can't spell immolating smelter!!!

The Scarlet Jester
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posted April 15, 1999 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Scarlet Jester     Edit Message
Question to Jubello. Your interest says "The Craft". What's that?

The Magpie
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posted April 15, 1999 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Magpie   Click Here to Email The Magpie     Edit Message
Larris has been my handle ever since I got into the comp.scene many, many years ago. He's a rogueish boy character from a 60-years-old cute Norwegian goody-two-shoes comics, whom I once had the honor to portray in a small drama thing on national TV.

The Magpie came along at some later point; it's derived from the last name of that same character. I decided that one was the most fitting in a community of thieves, anyway.

Cadfael, did you ever read the novels by Ellis Peters?

Abdiel, you're right, I had your name nailed long time ago...

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quote:
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Larris, the Magpie "Millions of spiritual Creatures
walk the Earth unseen,
both when we wake
and when we sleep." --John Milton, Paradise Lost


lothril
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posted April 15, 1999 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lothril   Click Here to Email lothril     Edit Message
hey dont you give me crap about respecting Tolkien y hear!? i used to be able to talk fluent elven myself..i have mapped Middle Earth from north to south.. i have illustrated every single character... i ve even tried to consturct Minas Tirith in Worldcraft and miserably failed...i am a Tolkien freak i am i tell you! i ve read the Hobbit the Silmarillion and the Lord of the Rings 6 times each!!! i have no personal life and i will only have sex if my girl is a Noldor! and you have the nerve top tell me off because i fergot to press the silly Shift button????? my god some people are so touchy! by the way... i have a personal life and i had sex with a girl that wasnt a Noldor... ....but i didnt like it... ok whoever guesses what my name means will get a present... and this is not just a cheap trick to get your attention..in fact it is... well A present!!! thats what you ll get!

lothril
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posted April 15, 1999 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lothril   Click Here to Email lothril     Edit Message
double posting!

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lothril
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posted April 15, 1999 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lothril   Click Here to Email lothril     Edit Message
oh god!

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lothril
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posted April 15, 1999 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lothril   Click Here to Email lothril     Edit Message
can you actually belive that?

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Jubello
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posted April 15, 1999 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jubello     Edit Message
s.j., 'tis an ancient craft... to which most of us on this forum should be well acquainted with.

the ancient craft of digital dexterity and presdigitation...

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rock-crawler
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posted April 15, 1999 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rock-crawler   Click Here to Email rock-crawler     Edit Message
My nick-name comes from my other, real-life, away from the computer, type hobby. I own a Jeep that actually gets used for real off-road stuff. never cruised a Blvd (at least not since i got it).
As i work as Tech Support for a "major isp" (*ahem* Earthlink *ahem*)and then play the crap out of Thief when i get home, i need to do something out there in the fresh air sometimes.

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"When I die, I want to go like my grandfather ... in his sleep, not
screaming like the passengers in his car."

Neumann
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posted April 15, 1999 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neumann     Edit Message
John von Neumann -was a bright mathematician who stated game theory, a mathematical model of possible outcomes in game.
He was first to explain that in zero sum game there exists best strategy for each of the players.
I was thinking of math major last year, and kept this name in memory.
Now i am COS major-computer science.

Datoyminaytah
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posted April 15, 1999 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Datoyminaytah   Click Here to Email Datoyminaytah     Edit Message
[CHILLman] >I was wondering how you pronounce your name, Datoyminaytah.

da TOY min nay da

As in: Youse goys gotta get up pretty oily in da moining ta outsmaht "Datoyminaytah".

Maybe MAHK would have got it, but I don't know if he reads this board, just EvilSpirit and Boojum.

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Chud
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posted April 15, 1999 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chud   Click Here to Email Chud     Edit Message
Chud is my nick since I was 15, partly from the second half of my name (Richard) and also coz I was in a metal band and therefore quite scary to others Chud comes from a movie title:

C.h.u.d.
(Cannabalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers)

FatherNature
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posted April 15, 1999 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FatherNature   Click Here to Email FatherNature     Edit Message
To Lothril!

Lothril was the fairest of the Elven kingdoms that still existed in Middle-Earth in the 3rd age. It was here the Noldorqueen, Galadriel ruled together with Celeborn.
It was also here that Arven, daughter of Elrond, and Aragorn, son of Dúnedain, swore their love to each other.

BTW my earlier comment wasn't meant to be rude in any way. I'm also a great fan of Tolkien and I didn't mean to insult you.

Ghost
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posted April 15, 1999 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ghost   Click Here to Email Ghost     Edit Message
i got it before the help Datoyminatah =p took me a while after you started posting tho heeh

CHILLman
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posted April 15, 1999 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CHILLman   Click Here to Email CHILLman     Edit Message
LOL, okay, so you have that astranged "Nu Joysie" accent in there. Well, if youse don't minds, oil jus coull yous by Datoy fo showt, alroit? Alroit.

~ Chill

Seraphiel
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posted April 15, 1999 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Seraphiel   Click Here to Email Seraphiel     Edit Message
I'm only a newbie here, but I've been using this nick for many years so here it goes...


Seraphiel is the eponymous chief of the order of seraphim. Seraphiel ranks highest of the princes of the Merabah as one of the judgement throne angels.

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"What is to give light
must endure burning."

-- Viktor Frankl

Vim
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posted April 16, 1999 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vim   Click Here to Email Vim     Edit Message
Vim was the name of one of my pc in a pen and papper rpg i played.

No, he was no thief. An assasin and must be cos of that i play on normal so i can kill'em all

Cadfael
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posted April 16, 1999 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cadfael   Click Here to Email Cadfael     Edit Message
Aye already told yer why Aye use Cadfael, but in answer ter yer query Magpie, yes Aye read Ellis Peters. Howe'er that were some years ago and it were the dramatized Cadfael what were on mye mind when Aye first posted.

Ter the Tolkien fans, Aye once read the Ring trilogy out loud fer a friend's daughters (they were 10 and 12, when we started). Every member o'the fellowship had their own voice and every race had their own accent. It were fun when Aye'd use the wrong voice and Aye couldn't remember who it were, then the girls'd say "no thats Merry not Pippin," and Aye'd have ter read it again. Took us well more than a year ter get through it aloud. The longest chapter ter read were Treebeard, as he talks so slow.

Thanks Kyloe, this be a good thread.

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Hist and Ho

lothril
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posted April 16, 1999 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lothril   Click Here to Email lothril     Edit Message
to father nature (whatever happened to the mother nature cliche?) if you are right about my name the i guess i should be called Lothlorien!!and if that wasnt clear enough in my post i was just takin the piss... so there!

Tommyboy
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posted April 16, 1999 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tommyboy   Click Here to Email Tommyboy     Edit Message
Are the lothril then the people of Lothlorien? If not, hten I give up. I tried to look up "Lothril" in David Day's "Tolkien Bestiary" but I couldn't find anything about any lothrils.

cjoshuav
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posted April 16, 1999 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cjoshuav   Click Here to Email cjoshuav     Edit Message
cjoshuav - *sigh* - In the nascent days of PC communications (i.e. when I ran a Commodore 64 BBS) I used the handle Driftwood. I even had this neat .sig file that would type Driftwood (each letter a different color) and then backspace and type the initials D.W. I think I'll go take some Geritol now.

When PC BBS's came into vogue (and I'm talking 8086 processors here) handles were discarded and everyone started using their names. I found that there were often other Joshua's, but never a Joshua with my first and last initials. Thus, I started using cjoshuav.

Now, handles are back in vogue; but I've been using cjoshuav for so long it just seems too confusing to change now.

Jubello - Does your nickname have anything to do with travelling?

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Redearth
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posted April 16, 1999 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Redearth   Click Here to Email Redearth     Edit Message
"Red Earth" is what my last name means. Although it has to do with farming (shutup), I like it anyway! And no, I don't farm.

Jammer
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posted April 16, 1999 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jammer   Click Here to Email Jammer     Edit Message
I got my name because the stuff I work on is used to jam radar and communications stuff. Kind of boring way to get a nickname, but I like it and that's all that matters.

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I'm not clever enough to come up with a cool signature.

cjoshuav
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posted April 17, 1999 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cjoshuav   Click Here to Email cjoshuav     Edit Message
Jammer, are you a 96 series MOS in the Army?

Jammer
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posted April 17, 1999 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jammer   Click Here to Email Jammer     Edit Message
No. Air Force is where I do my jamming.

LondoMollari
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posted April 17, 1999 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LondoMollari   Click Here to Email LondoMollari     Edit Message
Why do I get the feeling I have one of the Easiest nicknames to figure out?

It also explains my playing strategy.... If:
Lord Refa = a burrick, &
Narns = undead

then how do I get the Narn's to do my work for me. heh...heh... heh...
See Babylon 5, "The Rock Cried Out... No Hiding Place" for further details.

Lytha
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posted April 17, 1999 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
LOL, Londo.

Poor Refa... And who impersonates Cartagia for you, and who is Vir?

Creslin
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posted April 18, 1999 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Creslin   Click Here to Email Creslin     Edit Message
Creslin came from a book I read by L.E. Modesitt, Creslin was a Great Order Master and I thought the name was good.
Creslin.

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May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

Tarrant
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posted April 18, 1999 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tarrant   Click Here to Email Tarrant     Edit Message
Taken from 'Gerald Tarrant', a character born of Miss C.S. Friedman's twisted mind, author of the Coldfire Trilogy. The first book in the series is Black Sun Rising. Read it!

LondoMollari
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posted April 18, 1999 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LondoMollari   Click Here to Email LondoMollari     Edit Message
Lytha:

Cartagia is an easy match. He must be Constantine.

As for Vir I haven't come up with a good one. Any suggestions cheerfully taken.

If you watch B5 the association with the undead and Narn will become infectous if you start thinking about it. You got the fast moving sword wielding ones that charge for no reason.
Now think of when Garabaldi and the Narn security forces were trying to repeal borders. Let hide behind cover and ..... not charge directly at them en masse.

Lytha
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posted April 18, 1999 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
Londo:

Yes, of course: Narn are similar to the Undead. But the major difference between them is that Zombies survive the fights. Narn die very often in fights.

I don't know why they had to do fight close combat in the scene (where Garibaldi's arm was broken) ...

Cartagia as Constantine. Hehe... (explanation for my amusement: you should know that I used to call my mage in Diablo "Cartagia".)

That would make The Eye to Vir, somehow.

LondoMollari
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posted April 18, 1999 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LondoMollari   Click Here to Email LondoMollari     Edit Message
Lytha: """I don't know why they had to do fight close combat in the scene"""

I think that's rather the point. They don't have to fight in close combat... It's just in their nature to charge. This is why Centauri win wars and Nars end up being slaves.... As the Gods dictate It Should BE.....

Ishy
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posted April 18, 1999 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ishy   Click Here to Email Ishy     Edit Message
AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Will nothing stop these insane B5 fans?!?!?! They're almost as bad as *shudder* the _Ultima Dragons_...

As for my nick... well, I used to spend a lot of time on the board at www.wheeloftime.com... any Robert Jordan fans?

Just to fire up your memory, here's a possible conversation between me and, er, someone...

Ishy: I am Ba'alzamon, the Heart of the Dark!! MUHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAAHAHAAAAAA!

Eeerie voice: So, how come, if you're so powerful, a stupid shepherd who hardly knows he can wield the One Power manages to kick your ass twice, then kill you the third time?

Ishy: I'm not dead!!! It was all a sham, I tell you!

Eeerie voice: Explain the burned, rotting corpse then.

Ishy: Er...

And if that's not enough clues, there's no hope for ya

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When thy life is cleft and scorched,
When death and despair leap at thee,
Beat not thy breast and curse thy evil fate,
But thank the Builder for the trials that shape thee.

Tolen
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posted April 19, 1999 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tolen   Click Here to Email Tolen     Edit Message
I'm working on a comic book right now and 'Tolen' is the main character; A thief, as you might have guessed.
'Tolen' is just a nickname for him, too, because it's the word for some kind of wolverine in his world.

- Tolen

Ninja
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posted April 20, 1999 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ninja   Click Here to Email Ninja     Edit Message
Ok, I'll give people three guesses for mine... it's really tricky :-]

Keef
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posted April 20, 1999 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keef   Click Here to Email Keef     Edit Message
'Kay... Keef is from an ancient Amiga game... Keef the Thief... stunning game, truly deep plot, amazing character interaction.... and that's just what was written on the box!

BTW, oh transparent one, twas I who gave you your Obi...

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Cadfael
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posted April 20, 1999 03:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cadfael   Click Here to Email Cadfael     Edit Message
Struth Keef, yer the one what dubbed the Master "Obi-Ghost," Aye jest liked ter repeat. It not be that Aye stole it, it were jest borrowed as'twer.

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Lytha
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posted April 20, 1999 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
Well, to come back to the really interesting point, Londo: B5.

The Narn don't have to act like this. Yes. I always wondered why they behaved like stupid warriors in Diablo. Yeah, this is the most obvious association I had about the Narn. And I named my Warriors after some of the Narn. They, too, tended to die.

When I watched yesterday how a Zombie fought some Burricks, and a Spider, I was still very amazed about his good technique. Insofar, they don't match the Narn so good (as I said earlier: The Narn died with their technique, the Zombies survive every fight.)

But, well. Another point: The Centauri. You have the name of one. Do you agree with me that the Centauri share this evolutionary problem? They developed this baroque and decadent life style, with nobles and a strict hierarchy. I think that this style will lead into their extinction through simple evolution, too.

Yun
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posted April 20, 1999 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yun   Click Here to Email Yun     Edit Message
Do you guys play Super Street Fighter III - 2nd impact?
Yun is the strongest character.

The Scarlet Jester
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posted April 20, 1999 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Scarlet Jester     Edit Message
I never got past Street Fighter II, let alone super duper street, alley, road, and avenue fighter 3rd edition with silver bells and nobs on.

GreyMouser
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posted April 20, 1999 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GreyMouser   Click Here to Email GreyMouser     Edit Message
About the Narn topic: I think this behaviour is related to something called "honour". Nothing a thief would have to worry about much.

Lytha
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posted April 20, 1999 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
Yes, "honour." Good point.

That explains why someone called two Zombies once his "white knights", as they had protected him from the evil lizards.

LondoMollari
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posted April 20, 1999 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LondoMollari   Click Here to Email LondoMollari     Edit Message
Lytha:

"the Zombies survive every fight."

Ummm.. if they survived every fight how did they get to be dead, and thus chosen for zombification, in the first place. I think we can safely assume that all Zombies have lost at least ONE fight.

----the other half of this response is in a new thread...---

Andel Crodo
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posted April 21, 1999 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andel Crodo   Click Here to Email Andel Crodo     Edit Message
True, Londo. However, logic dictates that they wouldn't have been a zombie at the time the fateful fight was lost, now would they? ;o)

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Lytha
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posted April 21, 1999 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lytha     Edit Message
No, Londo. Indeed they lost one fight, but when they died they were not Zombies, but Humans. So, Zombies survive every fight. :P

Catalyst
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posted April 21, 1999 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Catalyst   Click Here to Email Catalyst     Edit Message
You are forgetting those fights that are fought with Hammerites.

Fenn
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posted April 21, 1999 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fenn   Click Here to Email Fenn     Edit Message
I needed a character name that fit in the Thief world.

Well, my initials are F.E.M.
If you split the M you end up with two N's.

Fenn

redEye
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posted April 23, 1999 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for redEye   Click Here to Email redEye     Edit Message
and now, what you've all been waiting for... my beleated contribution to this surprisingly amusing thread. good 'un, Kyloe.
lothril, that was just plain scary - i know guys like that.
Cadfael, that Tolkien thing is just plain kewl.
Ishy, yes, and I spent some time on rasfwr-j. the WoT game should be... interesting, at least. looks kewl.

my name? I've used it ever since Doom, I think. I put some thought into it, and kinda figured that all of the connotations of redEye applied to me (well, most, anyway) at one time or another. I had it narrowed down between that and bloodShot. man, that was a long time ago .
and Lytha? no more b5, please .

-redEye3.

Thumper
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posted April 23, 1999 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thumper   Click Here to Email Thumper     Edit Message
Ouch.

He who does some thumping with a jack.
Spin around and make them black.
Out with the lights, a heart attack.
Walk away and don't look back.

I mumble.

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Khalid
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posted April 23, 1999 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Khalid     Edit Message
For those of you who have p-p-played Baldur's Gate you sh-sh-should know...

Otherwise, I guess you'll just have to buy the game to find out...

Digital Nightfall
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posted April 24, 1999 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Digital Nightfall   Click Here to Email Digital Nightfall     Edit Message
Well.... I started out as Reaper. Came up with it as a whim, for I needed a callsign under 8 characters for Descent.

Well, when I started doing IRC RP alot, year ago, I used that name, and I eventually was granted a lordship, making me Lord-Reaper.

One day, I wanted to do a Sci-Fi variant of that character. A sort of alias he would use in the Cyberpunk future.

I came up with Digital Nightmare based on this odd animation w/ music that came with the old cubic player. It featured multicolored spinning doughnuts, with the text "Digital Nightmare" in the background. I still have it if anyone wants to see it, it's pretty cool, though old and corny.

Well, I used it. The chicks loved it, because they enjoyed calling me "Digi". So it stuck, and eventually I stopped using the old Lord-Reaper nick and stayed with Digital Nightmare.

Well, about half a year ago, I was feeling spontaneous, and while re-registering myself for ICQ, altered my name slightly to be Nightfall. Why?

- I enjoy the time between 6pm - 12am... my favorite period of the "day".
- Nightfall sounds less crackerish. (no, not eubonics for white person, I mean a criminal hacker) I always gave people that wrong impression.
- Lu, a.k.a. "The Systemshock2.com chick", thought it fit me better anyway.
- It fit the whole Thief scheme better as well. (this was in the months before the release)

So That's that. And of course, one of you, Jyre I think, started calling me Master Nightfall, and though I thought that sounded kinda dorky at first, it eventually stuck as well....

[This message has been edited by Digital Nightfall (edited April 24, 1999).]

Kyloe
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posted April 25, 1999 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyloe   Click Here to Email Kyloe     Edit Message
Got a new nick, Alex? And 50 posts in only eight days! Tsk, tsk.

Damn, it's that flashig ad again! grrrrrr

[This message has been edited by Kyloe (edited April 25, 1999).]

Ithel
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posted April 25, 1999 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ithel   Click Here to Email Ithel     Edit Message
To Redearth: I think your last name must be Adam. Am I right?

My nick is my middle name.

Knife
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posted April 26, 1999 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Knife   Click Here to Email Knife     Edit Message
Well, I've a passion for knives (kind of like a fetish actually), those army kinds, and I thought if I was a thief like Garrett, my personal weapon, unlike his assorted array, would be a handsome steel knife.

Gee, I can picture my knife already...shining blade, blood-red handle with a gold dragon curled around it. ;-)

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Hoga
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posted April 27, 1999 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hoga   Click Here to Email Hoga     Edit Message
Hoho + Yoga = Hoga

I found this worked with almost all kinds of games (medieval, futuristic) so it stuck.

Kyloe
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posted May 10, 1999 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyloe   Click Here to Email Kyloe     Edit Message
I'm bringing this thread up, so that the newbies can see it. ThePaladin5656 has posted his explanation on the Thief chat forum, but it's much better to have these things in one place, innet?

I'll let him speak for himself, though, rather than copying his post.

ua
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posted May 10, 1999 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ua   Click Here to Email ua     Edit Message
well, consider this one newbie who is pleased you did so Kyloe
As for mine it comes from the last two letters of my very biblical first name. a name given to me be a very wierd friend of mine while i was a radar ET3 in the navy.

Shadow`
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posted May 10, 1999 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shadow`   Click Here to Email Shadow`     Edit Message
(Formerly iamjonas)
Hmm... this is a holdover from my IRC days & my fascination with FF3.

Shadow

-- Still wandering around the Lost City, cursing Fire Elementals under his breath.

Myk
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posted May 10, 1999 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Myk   Click Here to Email Myk     Edit Message
Well I needed a Short easy name for my ren fair name.

Thinking on it for a while I came up with Myk. It was easy for the other members to remember.

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Claw
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posted May 11, 1999 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Claw   Click Here to Email Claw     Edit Message
Anyone ever read the "Book of the New Sun" series by Gene Wolfe? I highly recommend it if you haven't. Thats where I acquired the name Claw...

S.S.B.1
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posted May 11, 1999 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for S.S.B.1   Click Here to Email S.S.B.1     Edit Message
My nickname is Super Soul Brother #1.
I sing in a Black Gospel Choir at school. We have white members (of which I am one), black members, and international members. Our director started calling me that because everyone says that I sound like a big black man when I sing.

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Super Soul Bro #1
"Canyadiggit?"

kfgecko
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posted May 11, 1999 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kfgecko     Edit Message
KFGecko is my short hand handle for my full alias: Kung Fu Gecko.

I've had it for years when me and my college buddies would be goofy and call ourselves "super hero" names while we played video games, sports, whatever.

Kung Fu is cuz I did kung fu and I think it really helped me health wise, sports wise, and self confidence wise. Gecko because I have a tendency to act the part of my personality that closely matches the people around me... like Geckos blend with their environment. Plus, I really enjoy the culture, people, food, weather, and environment of Hawai'i, where there are a lot of geckos.

Sky-Falling Space Marine
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posted May 11, 1999 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sky-Falling Space Marine   Click Here to Email Sky-Falling Space Marine     Edit Message
I got my nick' from a short story I read. It was called "A Dry Quiet War" by Tony Daniel (I think).

It centered around the once commander of the 8th sky and light regiment, there enemies called them 'sky-falling space marines'. That may also have been descriptive as the war they were in was very destructive.


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techleash
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posted May 22, 1999 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for techleash   Click Here to Email techleash     Edit Message
Well.. Guess this one's going to be a large one but here goes . I thought my nick up while I was trying to figure out a nick/pseudo for my "musical" hobby . You could call me a "tracker" of some sorts . And I mainly do Drum & Bass music (if this doesn't make much/any sense to you at all then I can't be bothered to explain it ) I played a couple of pen & paper rpg's with that nick (Shadowrun & a rpg me and my friend designed.. Can't remember the name of it no more) but that doesn't matter much .

- techleash

Fafhrd
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posted May 23, 1999 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fafhrd   Click Here to Email Fafhrd     Edit Message
Ishy=Ishamael.

As for my nick, GreyMouser already explained it. I planned on being CrazyEddie (The Mote in God's Eye, The Gripping Hand, two excellent books by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.), but I gave them the wrong e-mail and I couldn't get my password.

Terminated
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posted May 23, 1999 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Terminated   Click Here to Email Terminated     Edit Message
"Et tu Brute! Then fall, Caesar!" Julius Ceasar Act III Scene i

Thats how most of my games end.
Though it is hard to say that with grace when you step on you're own mine.

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Jennie
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posted June 02, 1999 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jennie   Click Here to Email Jennie     Edit Message
Piffle, piffle, pifflous!

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Gareth
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posted June 02, 1999 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gareth   Click Here to Email Gareth     Edit Message
Gareth-one of Artur's knights.But I just like that name.

Sparrow
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posted June 03, 1999 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sparrow   Click Here to Email Sparrow     Edit Message
For love of Ursula.

But, I would never be that brave. Hence, a shorter one.

Also, birds tend to fly away when you approach them.

Think what you like. I don't.

Sparrow
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posted June 03, 1999 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sparrow   Click Here to Email Sparrow     Edit Message
Well maybe I should not be so evasive.

Long time ago (I am ancient, believe it) I was impressed with the balance between philosophical and scientific approach in some ‘children’ books written by Ursula Le Guin (her Earthsea novels). Later, even in these forums, It struck me funny when people, who obviously read SF (in my books that assumes a lot), put Le Guin down as a simplistic writer. I have found her to be the best writer to simplify the scientific philosophy behind the books by Roger Penrose, Stephen Hawkings etc. For those wondering what this ‘philosophy’ might be I give a unbelievably simplified quantum physics definition: “Universe is in balance. Any action disturbing the balance will have a counter action.”

This principle actually made black holes visible for Stephen Hawkings. Heh.

Ok, back to the nickname: The main character in the Earthsea novels is called Ged or Sparrowhawk. I felt it would be an affront to use the full Sparrowhawk name, so I dropped the predatory part.

Jades
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posted June 04, 1999 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jades   Click Here to Email Jades     Edit Message
Well, I started using this nickname online when I got into IRC a few years back. I also use it as part of the title of one of my sites.

The first thing I used it for on computers was probably as a commander name for Elite, which had (IIRC) an 8 character limit. My full name (Graham Thurlwell) was too long, and Graham didn't sound snappy enough. I decided to use Jades, since Maharg was a little naff.

Jades was one of my nicknames at school (the story of how I got it is long and obscure), and since I quite like it I decided to use it online.

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johnwink
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posted June 04, 1999 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnwink   Click Here to Email johnwink     Edit Message
My name is John and I'm a writer and W'ink is a contraction for Writer's Ink.

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Junkie Doodle
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posted June 04, 1999 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Junkie Doodle     Edit Message
Well, I've always had a fascination with junkies; you know, the things people are willing to sacrifice just to get away from the drudgery of everyday life.
Combine such natural escapism with doodling, playing, and the link to gaming is quickly made. And so was born Junkie Doodle, the one who loves to play.

To be honest, I made that up completely, but it sounds good. Which brings me to the real reason: it just sounds good.

Moo Shakna
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posted June 10, 1999 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moo Shakna   Click Here to Email Moo Shakna     Edit Message
Hmmmmm,
Moo Shakna...
Ok, here's my story...

A while ago (2 or 3 years) my friend finally realised that he could, without too much effort, do a really good indian accent. You know... "ohh lots of yumm papadams, Thousand appoligies etc."
Because of this, he decided to call my parents house the "Donvale Curry Hut". kind of like Pizza hut, but a curry hut..
(oh god, this just gets worse & worse......)
anyway, We needed a person to "Run" the Curry Hut. A person of stability, stature and a good cook. Thats where the name...
"Mooshkabab Ramasamadam" comes in. He was a made up character and was the "sole propietor of the Donvale Curry Hut"
(....and worse and worse.....)
So Mooshkabab Ramadamadan stuck for a while and i used it for a handle everywhere. BBS's, passwords, applications for credit etc.
One day, the same friend was over at "The Curry Hut" and we were playing a multiplayer game of C&C. Trying to type my name in fast, i accidently typed mooshkana. This quickly transformed into, "Moo Shakna".
Now my friends call me Moo for short. Not just on the net, but in every day life...
"Hey whats Moo doing this weekend", or on an answering machine "hey moo, its "bob" call me back..."
Sorry about the long post..

BTW: this is a true story. No lies, and no i do not like Curry.
hahahahah.

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And he said unto thee, "What you percieve is what you can expect, but only if you expect what you will percieve." With that, he looked forward and was there.


Wyclef
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posted June 11, 1999 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wyclef   Click Here to Email Wyclef     Edit Message
I've only been here 4 days and I'm already contributing to one of the 100k+ threads. Heh.

When I started dialing into local boards, I was around 8 years old. My brothers did not particularly want me online, but when they went to a school band practice one night, I snuck on to the Com Pewter and registered as Guy Smiley (!), who was a character on Sesame Street. Two days later, I was unceremoniously booted from the board (I wasn't old enough.) Next board I tried, I used a false ident and changed my handle to The Mexican Hatdancer. I remained TMH until all the local boards withered and died with the advent of the Internet. I have yet to find a good game of Trade Wars on the Internet.

What does this have to do with my current nick? Absolutely nothing! I shared that because the story of my current nick is rather dull. A week ago, a friend of mine was detailing Wyclef Jean's contributions to Rap music. I do not particularly like Rap, but I thought Wyclef was a cool name.

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Wyclef
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posted June 11, 1999 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wyclef   Click Here to Email Wyclef     Edit Message
The Curry Hut? :-) Do they deliver?

Paz
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posted June 11, 1999 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paz   Click Here to Email Paz     Edit Message
Paz is really just a corruption of my surname (Parrish). Yeah I know, how very, very dull.

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Gives my hands the shapes of angels." Paz

menschmaschine
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posted June 15, 1999 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for menschmaschine     Edit Message
Kyloe
My nickname is actually part of my email address. My last name is Mensch and, being somewhat of a Kraftwerk fan, Menschmaschine came as a natural nickname. I come from nearly 100% German ancestry, though I'm not from Germany and though I've travelled the world (I was in the Marines), I never made it there. I see that you're from Berlin! Cool. If you want to discuss this further, email me at my nickname @n2.com.

Ymochel
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posted June 15, 1999 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ymochel     Edit Message
My nickname comes from my former AD&D character: Ymochel the Drow Warrior.

Ymochel is actually Welsh and means "to shelter" or "to beware". I know this cause my grand dad was a Welshman ... (Taffer ...

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Ymochel
The Dark Elven Thief


ruy
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posted June 15, 1999 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ruy   Click Here to Email ruy     Edit Message
Well...............You got me I'm Ryu from Street Fighter I'm using an anagram of my name


No really my name is Mithruth (high elven language, I like "grey fury") and i have 7000 years

ruy
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posted June 15, 1999 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ruy   Click Here to Email ruy     Edit Message
Well...............You got me I'm Ryu from Street Fighter I'm using an anagram of my name


No really my name is Mithruth (high elven language, Is like "grey fury") and i have 7000 years

Ergates
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posted June 15, 1999 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ergates   Click Here to Email Ergates     Edit Message
Ergates is the name of a character in a book by Iain M. Banks (Feersum Enjin) (Not sure of the spelling). Liked the character, liked the name. Not an exciting story at all though.

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