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    Screen Names

    I think I made a thread about this a ways back, but what the heck...let's do it again. What significance does your screen name have?

    Mine comes from a dark time in my early college years, when I was about to start playing a browser game called Travian. ( DON'T PLAY IT, DON'T LOOK IT UP, DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. IT'S A TRAP.) I needed a name but couldn't think of anything, so out of desperation I pulled out a dictionary and started rifling through it from the beginning.

    I was there for a while.

    I got to the back, not having found much of anything, and came upon this cool word "zymology," meaning the study of fermentation. I claimed it as my own, and ten years later I haven't thought of anything better. At this point the only thing that would make me change was if there was a similarly obscure word meaning "the study of distillation," but I don't know of any. (Do you?)
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    I am mossrose.

    Otherwise known as portulaca, a small, delicate flower that grows here as an annual. It was one of my Mom's favourite flowers and she had a large patch of them that reseeded themselves and grew every year at the house I grew up in. It comes in a multitude of colours, and the blossoms look like porcelain, they are so delicate.

    I try to grow some every year.

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    I am The wall.
    I like my name and it is a wall.

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    My screen name signifies my nickname. Also known as Sparky, Sparkles, Sparks, Spork, Sparkmiester, Sparkplug, and many others.

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    Needed an AOL username/email address. Was going through a short lived drum n' bass period at the time; had Goldie's Timeless album in front of me, turned it over, and saw the song "Adrift". Good enough. Been using it ever since. I've used a few other screen names from time to time on other forums...Richie Dagger (from a Germs song), and Soul Anchor are a couple, but I usually just stick with Adrift. I've met up with folks offline who insisted on just calling me Adrift in person, and I always think that's a little funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    Needed an AOL username/email address. Was going through a short lived drum n' bass period at the time; had Goldie's Timeless album in front of me, turned it over, and saw the song "Adrift". Good enough. Been using it ever since. I've used a few other screen names from time to time on other forums...Richie Dagger (from a Germs song), and Soul Anchor are a couple, but I usually just stick with Adrift. I've met up with folks offline who insisted on just calling me Adrift in person, and I always think that's a little funny.
    When us twebbers met up at the tweb conventions and other times we pretty much called each other by our screen names. They became our nicknames IRL. Which for me is no different than the rest of my life since it is my nickname.

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    Mine is from an original character a friend and I created. I originally used Cerebellum, but kind of got tired of my brother mocking me for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    When us twebbers met up at the tweb conventions and other times we pretty much called each other by our screen names. They became our nicknames IRL. Which for me is no different than the rest of my life since it is my nickname.
    I wondered about that.

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    I choose my name because God loves me.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    Mine is from an original character a friend and I created. I originally used Cerebellum, but kind of got tired of my brother mocking me for it.
    I've mentioned this before, but whenever I see your username, I automatically think of the old Cerebus the Aardvark comics from the 80s.


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