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  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    @legomatt - we live in a post-modern world - more fun references here TV Tropes
  • plantmanplantman Member Posts: 97
    edited May 2013
    I happened to watch a trippy video for a song called Plantman by Gary Young around the time. It is insanely horrible - so much that it stuck in my mind.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543

    Good spot. TV/Movie/Literary Tropes... once you're aware of them you are never the same again... but they're soooo funny to spot... and read about.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Member Posts: 1,372
    Chose this username since I like the car 'Bugatti Veyron'. I often imagine a tribe of humanlike Veyrons, so they're called 'Veyronians'. Example of one in my profile picture, Photoshopped heavily but essentially the body is constructed of Hero Factory LEGO. I'm the only one, I believe, to do this, hence 'The One Veyronian'. It's crazy, but nearly all my usernames reference this 'tribe' name. :-P
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    edited June 2013
    Long story. When I signed up for the main site, I had just finished with some biology homework, studying micro-organism thingies (you can see how much of that has stuck with me). Because I lived in Africa at the time, I picked Plasmodium, because it's the scientific name for the microbe thingy that causes malaria; common in the part of Africa where I lived. All of that sounds very morbid now that I look back on it, but it wasn't intended that way...
    Interestingly enough, I did have someone PM me and ask if I was a microbiologist...which I had to deny.
    The profile pic is because when my little brother was younger (like, 5 to 7 years old), that clone trooper was his favourite Lego minifig, so he was always telling me about his crazy adventures etc. I grew kind of fond of him...with their oversized heads and vacant expressions, I've always thought Lego clone troopers rather...I don't know...cute?
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    edited June 2013
    My surname is button I had to put belly in front of it! (and I'm not overally trim) the 290 bit was my house number at the time I created my xbox live account several years ago and it's now my username on everything.
  • joel4motionjoel4motion Member Posts: 959
    Only belonged to one forum before and that was a VW golf forum, i had a v6 4motion then an r32 4motion so joel4motion it was. Didn't even occur to me to change it for here, always been my forum name...
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 116
    Perijove - The point where an object orbiting Jupiter is closest to the planet's center. The more generic term is periapsis, which can refer to the closest point in an orbit for any celestial body. Conversely, the term for the farthest point is apoapsis, and apojove when specifically referring to Jupiter. Got that? There will be a quiz.

    Jupiter is my favorite planet and I would really like to see more missions sent out there to explore, especially its accompanying icy moons, like Europa. It's essentially a diverse mini-solar system within our own solar system. It's not even that far away, only half-a-billion miles.

    It is an obscure astronomical term that aptly describes my passion for space exploration. Also, it isn't likely to already be taken whenever I sign up for something that requires a username.
  • roxioroxio Member Posts: 1,383
    Mine is boring - was the name of photo software that came on a CD with a camera
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    Mine is the name of my car, fairly simple really.
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 651
    edited June 2013
    ^I'll trade you a skydiver and 2 mechanics for that. :)
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    As much as that, throw in a half eaten turnip and it's a deal.
  • JjfanJjfan Member Posts: 30
    I'm a huge NASCAR fan and one of my favorite drivers is Jimmie Johnson.
  • luckyrussluckyruss Member Posts: 872
    Mine was a nickname at Uni. My name is Russell and the Lucky was initially ironic, then maybe true, and then no one remembers why.
  • klatu003klatu003 Member Posts: 729
    legomatt said:


    Good spot. TV/Movie/Literary Tropes... once you're aware of them you are never the same again... but they're soooo funny to spot... and read about.

    So true, you are never the same again! Now, when watching "B" Scifi on TV, we shout out the tropes as they occur -- "For Science!"
  • ludzikludzik Member Posts: 429
    - it's what I called the lego minifig in my native language :)
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    Grateful Dead Fan. Made a Grateful Dead inspired Wizard costume many many years ago and named myself Deadareus The Grateful.
  • never_too_old_4_legonever_too_old_4_lego Member Posts: 13
    I feel young when I'm Legoing, hence the username
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375


    Cause if I was a porn star, my name would be Skeet Cummings. I also am a fan of Skeets, Booster Gold's droid.


    3/18/81 is my Birthday.

  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 341
    Wanted to have just "clonetrooper" as my username/internet handle for ebay & other websites, etc but found that someone already had it or had registered it so it wasn't available. The next closest was "theclonetrooper" so I chose that and the reason was seeing the Clonetroopers jumping out of the Republic Gunships at the battle of Geonosis in Attack Of The Clones was just so fricking awesome, plus my avatar leans towards my profession, (Chef).
  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    My first first lego clone was the 91st Reconnaissance Corps trooper. This is my first Lego Forum account. Hence the name, 91stlegotrooper.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    i was that guy in high school that got a crappy car as soon as I had a license (17 in NYC, but you could get a junior license that wasn't valid in the city limits at 16 so i did... could drive with a permit and a licensed driver but not with a jr. lic.!) Fast forward a bit and i have a car full of my hooligan buddies and end up in a gas station in Bayside, Queens and one of them starts messing around so I'm chasing him and he jumps in the car... I run up on the roof and jump up and down and he yells out "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh snap it's a MURRRRRRRRRRRRRPHQUAKE!!!!!!!!" I cracked up laughing... 17 years named Murphy and i'd never heard it. Almost everywhere on the internet it's my handle but there's a few that have eluded me. I have it on twitter but @ murfquake doesn't and i'm always getting messages and emails for him (especially from guitar center, he's in some band) If i can't get it I usually throw a 2 on there because my birthday is august 2nd. My greatest fail ever was getting stuck with murfquake2 because some other schlub on aol already had murphquake... it still annoys me everytime i use it (was a 10 letter limit in screen names back then)
  • AanchirAanchir Member Posts: 3,014
    My twin brother and I were collaborating on a BIONICLE story when we joined the BIONICLE fansite BZPower. It changed a great deal over the years and never got fully written. Two of the characters were Lyichir: Rachira of Influence and Aanchir: Rachira of Time. He took the former name and I took the latter.

    As the orign of the name became less and less relevant, I tried out a couple names other than Aanchir over the years on sites like deviantART, and while they're easier to pronounce (for the record, it's pronounced AHN-keer), I never really get to like them as much as Aanchir. This is the name people have come to know me by in the LEGO community, it's unique enough that there's generally no confusing who it identifies, and in some cases there's a certain amount of respect attached to it.
  • 52scoobydoo52scoobydoo Member Posts: 32
    Scooby Doo was/is my favourite cartoon and would be the default search on my early days on the internet at a cybercafé, before I could afford a computer.
    It's still a frequently used password & or username including ebay. 52 is my house number.
  • flecskiflecski Member Posts: 83
    First name is Fletcher, so it gets shortened to flec.
    Then years ago a few of us used to play networked Red Alert, and I always preferred the Ukraine / Russian forces so I could use the tessla coils. I always thought that half the other side of the Iron Curtain used to have names ending in 'ski', hence Flecski.
    Strangely, Ive never had a problem with anyone else using this name.

    And I agree, its a great question
  • binaryeyebinaryeye Member Posts: 1,831
    edited July 2013
    In 2000, I moved away from home. As part of that, I could no longer use the internet service provided by my parents. So I signed up for a Yahoo! email account and needed a new username. At the time, I had a strong sense of starting a new phase of life, so I decided to abandon the username I had been using since 1994. I was also into computer graphics at the time, as well as cyberpunk-themed things as a result of reading too much William Gibson and listening to too much Front Line Assembly. Every month or so, I would create a new desktop image for myself, generally composited from random images, 3D renderings I'd done, etc. At the time I needed the new username, my desktop image was a stylized face with random code snippets overlaid on it and a stream of binary numbers overlaid on the eye of the face. I thought "binaryeye" sounded suitably tech/cyberpunk/cryptic, so decided to use it.

    My avatar here obviously has no relation to my username. Castle was my favorite LEGO theme as a kid, and my favorite faction was the Black Falcons.

  • OldLegoOldLego Member Posts: 28
    I actually was surprised that mine was available. Pretty self-explanatory on mine as well...I'm...44 years OLD and I like me some lego.
  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 120
    I was big into Star Trek Voyager for a while, plus lots of 4s in my birthday
  • MorkManMorkMan Member Posts: 900
    Comment #130! I never knew my question would be so popular. But I do confess, I love reading through the posts. Thank you everyone. Keep on answering!
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375

    MorkMan said:

    I chose this username because...

    I'm a translator, and I like the phrase. Simple as that. And nothing to do with the film!
    Oh dear...sorry bout that Bill Murray bit...
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375

    Nobody would care why I picked my name so I'm not even going to bother explaining. I'll probably just get marked as Spam...


    I care. Perhaps you are a fan of the bluish-grey donkey from Winnie the Pooh?

  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    skeet318 said:

    I care. Perhaps you are a fan of the bluish-grey donkey from Winnie the Pooh?

    Thaaanks for noticing mee...

  • GreenArrow57GreenArrow57 Member Posts: 71
    Green Arrow because I like the TV series, and 57 because I grew up in no.57 Plasturton Avenue, not because I'm 57! I use a few other names on eBay and on other sites, not least because I tend to forget them!
  • GreenArrow57GreenArrow57 Member Posts: 71
    ...and the Avatar is my grumpy old dog, Dylan, I forgot to mention.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    ^^^ I didn't see that picture before. Ha ha. Classic!
  • AndyPolAndyPol Member Posts: 402
    Just my name, and the second bit is because my wife is Polish (and I wish I was too). I used it quite a lot on the internet already so it wasn't a Lego thing, just easier to use the same name here.
  • stickbug29stickbug29 Member Posts: 68
    edited July 2013
    I've used it for everything ever since my second online account (which was ClubPenguin in 4th grade). My favorite insect from my childhood was the stickbug, and I was born on Dec. 29. Hence, my name was born!
  • pd66pd66 Member Posts: 173
    Great thread so thought I would add to it...

    The PD part is simple - my first and last initials. The 66 is in tribute to the best hockey player to ever pull on skates - Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins who wore number 66.

    If I can get it PD66 is my go to username online but if it is taken there may be variations on my name with the number 66 or I may throw in an 87 to include current phenom Sidney Crosby in the mix.

    As an example, I managed to get PD66 on PSN as I bought PS3 on launch day but I have ended up as PD6687 on XBox Live as I was a bit late to the party on that one only getting an XBox when the lad wanted one for Christmas!

    The team Lemieux played for - and now owns - is the inspiration for the avatar of an angry penguin - I use this online where possible as well.

    Surprisingly with all this hockey love I am neither Canadian nor American - born and bred in Greater Manchester, England!

  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 651
    @pd66 said: I was a bit late to the party on that one only getting an XBox when the lad wanted one for Christmas!

    Bet you can't wait till he wants the Death Star!
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    I just changed my user-name from
    since I now live in New Zealand (but Im from the UK)
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,075
    ^ Just make sure you don't move again :)
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    Yes, thanks for changing it .. it is a bit of a pain isn't it. Tell you what, I'll do you a deal - if you add a 'location' display next to people's names, I'll change my name to just Si or something and be done with it :)
  • MorkManMorkMan Member Posts: 900
    Si_UKNZ said:

    if you add a 'location' display next to people's names, I'll change my name to just Si or something and be done with it :)

    I second that motion!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    ^ Thirded...? Either way I agree.
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 373
    I'd love to see locations by people's names. I have to admit I don't know how to figure out where people are from now. (Is there a way to do so, or do you have to somehow "friend" them?)
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 629
    ^ You can usually see it on the person's profile page, but of course they have to add it first.
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 651
    Ronyar said:

    I'd love to see locations by people's names. I have to admit I don't know how to figure out where people are from now. (Is there a way to do so, or do you have to somehow "friend" them?)

    I find that if they use the word, brilliant, rubbish, post or parcel, they are probably from the UK. Other than that, I'm at a loss too.

  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 651
    The location display sounds like a good addition. Is it being considered?
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