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Old 01-09-2012, 03:19 PM
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"Gedge" is my surname and when I joined Runescape (which consumed my soul; don't do it) I wanted to make it sound cool so I put "The" in front of it.
Then I started using it for other things so I only had to remember one username.
Now I've quit RS (thank goodness) but there's still a load of places where the name "The Gedge" is used.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:44 PM
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I'm a member of a Yahoo usergroup/forum (recording related), and one day the moderator of this group called me "Arky" (instead of my first name Arkadij) in a post. From that moment on I started using this name on other forums.

When I registered on YouTube the user name "Arky" was unavailable so I chose "777Arky777" just because I like and have been using 7-string electric guitars quite a long time (already before KORN or similar bands made 7-strings popular).
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:49 PM
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Despite the otherwise obvious meaning of THC,(tetrahydrocannabinol), it actually stands for The Headless Children.

Since I was a wee lad I thought it would be a cool band name. Used to doodle it all over my PeeChee Folders. Then in 1989 WASP came out with an album titled The Headless Children, which I thought was cool as hell that they named their album after my band name.
It's still one of my favorite albums of the 80's.

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Old 01-09-2012, 05:25 PM
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I'm pretty boring I guess, but I love drums, so when I registered, it's the name which came to my mind, and the abreviation remains the same, just MAD about music... :)

@ THC

Of course, tetrahydrocannabinol was the first name which came to my mind when I saw your posts the first around, what else could it be, he? :-))
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:25 PM
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Figured this would be as good a first post as any! My first name is Danny, which some old friends nick-named me Dano (guess they watched too much Hawaii Five-O as kids). The 8180 part is a joke my Dad and I had about EVH's 5150 Studio. Combined the two and there you go!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:05 PM
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Mine is boring.. it's just my first name and the first letter of my last name. I do use "alienmuppet" on some other sites, but didn't here for some reason.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:20 PM
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Mine is simple. I play Zickos drums. Originally my user name was Zickkosdrummer but I lost the password and was unable to recover it so I signed up again as just Zickos.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:42 PM
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I got banned and had to come up with a new name-)
Let me clarify that - I got banned without reason.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:24 PM
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Jo„o Diogo Rocha

my name obviously ;)
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:45 AM
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YabaMTV = Yaba Monkey Tumor Virus

I was learning about this virus in Medical School and it was just such a cool name and a virus that targets one species of monkey. Too cool. Plus I had fun with all the comments about MTV from ignorant posters that assumed I named it after Music Television (MTV).
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:52 PM
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When I registered I just used the first thing that came to mind. I don't like anything about it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:55 PM
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It's a very good album by WASP and an outstanding drummer back then...Frankie Banali!

"The Bizarre" and "The Last Command" are my favourite albums...

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Old 01-20-2012, 01:38 AM
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Something about a man and a telemarketer pitting their children against each other in lethal combat for the right to bear the name Cabazon.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:45 AM
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Oh I got my name after hours of deliberation it's just my name. Some great ingenuity on show here.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:45 AM
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In the northern frostbitten forests of Sweden, everyone drives atleast one Volvo. I like to build things. I don't build Volvos, but I thought it was a nice combination. The number 3 represent the Almighty Father, The Wise Son and the Unholy spirit.

I worship Satan. I am angry. I am evil.

The prophets of doom have spoken of my return since ancient times long lost and forgotten.

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:38 PM
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I was at a duck pond with friends and one duck gave a weirdly human and intent cackle. We then joked around with an anthropomorphic story of how they were interacting. They were so darn cute. This is the name we gave the designated evil duck. He is probably passed now but his name lives on.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:13 AM
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I just used the name I made up for my house, "Vegas Island". You can see why I call it that from the picture. Enjoy!
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:36 AM
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JOF, is for Jar of flies, an Alice In Chains album, and izzm...is well, jizzm. :D
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:45 PM
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My full name is Iain Wilson and I'm a big guy. 'Nuff said...
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:43 PM
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Ho, I see where you got your inspiration for your name...

I thought it was this, you know, coming from down under: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollyanna_(band)
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:23 PM
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I was at a duck pond with friends and one duck gave a weirdly human and intent cackle. We then joked around with an anthropomorphic story of how they were interacting. They were so darn cute. This is the name we gave the designated evil duck. He is probably passed now but his name lives on.
I'd wondered about your U/N. The evil duck ... excellent :)


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Ho, I see where you got your inspiration for your name...

I thought it was this, you know, coming from down under: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollyanna_(band)
Nah. It's just a carry over from a philosophy forum I used to frequent ... ironic. At around age 18 my favourite song was this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl1CoQS2yz8, which says a fair bit about my world view haha
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:10 AM
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At around age 18 my favourite song was this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl1CoQS2yz8, which says a fair bit about my world view haha
Interesting... Bill Bruford, you certainly enjoyed his drumming for a few years now :)

According to Paul Simon, the music we listen to when we're 16-18 years old, will be the music we'll like for the rest of our lives :)
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:39 AM
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In the northern frostbitten forests of Sweden, everyone drives atleast one Volvo. I like to build things. I don't build Volvos, but I thought it was a nice combination. The number 3 represent the Almighty Father, The Wise Son and the Unholy spirit.

I worship Satan. I am angry. I am evil.

The prophets of doom have spoken of my return since ancient times long lost and forgotten.

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Wow, I bet you're a bucket of fun at the midsummer crayfish parties :)
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:11 PM
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Interesting... Bill Bruford, you certainly enjoyed his drumming for a few years now :)

According to Paul Simon, the music we listen to when we're 16-18 years old, will be the music we'll like for the rest of our lives :)
At first it wasn't about BB for me but the mood of the music. So powerful and bleak and exotic - it felt like a rebellion against conformism (yay!). Later I really came to appreciate BB and, later again, Jamie Muir, who added incredible textures. Love to see Jamie play live.

Agree with Paul Simon. Maybe that's the time when we are most emotionally receptive to music?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:37 PM
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There are some really cool and innovative stories and names here. Anyone else care to join the party?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:38 PM
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Uhh...you're kidding, right?
Nope, not kidding.........:)
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:39 AM
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I donít have a huge story behind my username. It is simply my first name and the last name.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:16 AM
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Netz Ausg is german for power output.

Way back in secondary school I was working on a creative writing assignment and needed a name for the lead character in the sci-fi epic I was writing. I couldn't think of anything with a suitably short, memorable name that also held a bit of mystery. I thought and thought and cast my eyes around until... my gaze settled on the power pack behind the computer I was using.

There it was...

NETZ AUSG

No turning back since :P

I suppose it was meant to be - I am now the one who outputs the most decibels in the band...
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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I suppose it actually should be "Netz-Ausgang", Ausg would be an abbreviation, lol :).
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:45 PM
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I suppose it actually should be "Netz-Ausgang", Ausg would be an abbreviation, lol :).
Potentially, but it doesn't have the same zing to it :P I only found out what it meant some 3 years after appropriating it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:34 PM
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longgun is a commonly used word for a scoped rifle.....I served as an Army Sniper for a long time....hence the name. My avatar is also the US Army Snipers "emblem"
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:45 PM
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Guys in high school (35 years ago!?!) morphed my last name into "Moke."

I was a smoker at the time, so my nickname morphed one more time and stuck.

Doubt that any but a handful would recall that, but there you go.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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HooAhh, LongGun! Thanks for yor service, Brother!

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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dt= Dream Theater
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:52 AM
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"K" is the initial of my first name. "Badd" is........well.........Badd. Bad as good and Bad as Badd. (ego checked at the door, I promise)
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I left the Army as a Sergeant First Class, I was in the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan and Iraq, so it just fit.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:54 PM
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Awesome posts guys, keep 'em coming!
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My car....its what I use on all the other forums I frequent.

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:02 PM
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My parents gave it to me after my two grandfathers Odd and Anton.
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