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#161 Ace Jon

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:14 PM

I first needed a 'username' for Mario Kart DS, as my real name didn't fit. I also needed an avatar for the game. I was looking through the avatar templates in the game and an ace of spades took my fancy. My real name is Jonathan, but I go by Jon. 'Jon' fit nicely inside the spade of the avatar, but a lot of vertical space wasn't being used so I needed a 3-letter adjective to add to my name. Ace Jon.
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#162 twilitegxa

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:43 PM

My username was kind of a joint effort. My friend was into animation and wanted to re-do the My Little Ponies series, and we were all in high school, so everyone in our little group had nicknames, and one of my nicknames happened to be Twilight, from the My Little Ponies series. The name of the company he wanted to start was caled Gate X Animation, or GXA for short. I came up with the name when I was trying to choose a username for AOL, and it wouldn't allow enough characters for TwiLightGXA, which is how I wanted it to display, so I tried TwiLiteGXA, and it worked. And that's where my name came from! :)
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#163 utdfederation

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:46 PM

hello all
the story behind my username...hmmm

well to be honest it is a dead give away really.

utdfederation i chose because i am a fan of startrek  united federation of planets so there you go utd (united) federation just decided to keep the planets part off but i think it is original.

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#164 baronsamedi

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:19 AM

baron samedi is the voodoo doll i worship

#165 phpSensei

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:24 AM

hello all
the story behind my username...hmmm

well to be honest it is a dead give away really.

utdfederation i chose because i am a fan of startrek  united federation of planets so there you go utd (united) federation just decided to keep the planets part off but i think it is original.

utdfed


I think I am the only coder in the world that has never seen more than 1 episode of star trek, or watched star wars. Sometimes I try watching it but it gives me nightmares and my mom thinks its porn. I seriously should get a geekier name!

Maybe like PHPgeek or FourEyesSensei

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Who made the doll? Some factory.
Who made the factory? Humans.
Who made humans? God.

worship god. :P

I know ur kidding.

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#166 Derleek

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:40 AM

derleek my balls please! ;)

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#167 cgm225

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:06 PM

derleek my balls please!


(1) I think the quote and proper spelling is: "You can derelict my balls, capi-tan."

I think I am the only coder in the world that has never seen more than 1 episode of star trek, or watched star wars.


(2) I have seen star wars, but have NEVER seen an episode of star trek... you're not alone!

#168 Derleek

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

1) yeah ur right. that's just how my friends say it.

2) smart ass...

3) 2 is actually a compliment, i thoroughly enjoy a good smart ass.

4) why don't you derlict my balls?

#169 corbin

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:03 AM

derleek my balls please!


(1) I think the quote and proper spelling is: "You can derelict my balls, capi-tan."

I think I am the only coder in the world that has never seen more than 1 episode of star trek, or watched star wars.


(2) I have seen star wars, but have NEVER seen an episode of star trek... you're not alone!



I've seen all the Star Wars, but I can't stand Star Trek.  I've seen about 5 minutes of an episode and been like "OH GOD!" then turned it off.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:07 AM

derleek my balls please!


(1) I think the quote and proper spelling is: "You can derelict my balls, capi-tan."

I think I am the only coder in the world that has never seen more than 1 episode of star trek, or watched star wars.


(2) I have seen star wars, but have NEVER seen an episode of star trek... you're not alone!



I've seen all the Star Wars, but I can't stand Star Trek.  I've seen about 5 minutes of an episode and been like "OH GOD!" then turned it off.


All I know is the captain sleeps with a new green alien atleast every episode, but I agree it looks pretty difficult to sit through.

Although I have seen all the star wars, doesn't do much for me though. I personally think I enjoyed LoTR more. Something about it sparks my imagination a little more.
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#171 .josh

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:58 AM

I liked the original star wars IX X XI.  I didn't much care for the newer I II III ones.  Those seemed to have catered to a younger audience than the other ones.  I definitely liked LotR better than star wars, however, I have to agree they made the hobbits seem a little bit more homo than in the books, to the point that it was actually annoying.  I love that scene in Clerks 2 when Randal makes fun of the hobbits so much that dude barfed, lol.  The books were definitely way better.  I hear there's a new movie coming out based on the LotR prequel: The Hobbit.  Someone made a cartoon movie of that a long ass time ago.  I thought that was pretty cool. 


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#172 JasonLewis

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:52 AM

I find it annoying when people say you're supposed to watch Star Wars in the order of I, II, III, IV, V, VI... Why the hell would he make the last three first if you were supposed to wait 25 years before seeing the first three. -_-"
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#173 corbin

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:40 PM

I liked the original star wars IX X XI.   I didn't much care for the newer I II III ones.  Those seemed to have catered to a younger audience than the other ones.   I definitely liked LotR better than star wars, however, I have to agree they made the hobbits seem a little bit more homo than in the books, to the point that it was actually annoying.  I love that scene in Clerks 2 when Randal makes fun of the hobbits so much that dude barfed, lol.  The books were definitely way better.  I hear there's a new movie coming out based on the LotR prequel: The Hobbit.  Someone made a cartoon movie of that a long ass time ago.  I thought that was pretty cool. 




I must concur on LotR being better than Star Wars.  Then again, I prefer fantasy over sci-fi in general.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 11:35 AM

I liked the original star wars IX X XI.  I didn't much care for the newer I II III ones.  Those seemed to have catered to a younger audience than the other ones.  I definitely liked LotR better than star wars, however, I have to agree they made the hobbits seem a little bit more homo than in the books, to the point that it was actually annoying.  I love that scene in Clerks 2 when Randal makes fun of the hobbits so much that dude barfed, lol.  The books were definitely way better.  I hear there's a new movie coming out based on the LotR prequel: The Hobbit.  Someone made a cartoon movie of that a long ass time ago.  I thought that was pretty cool. 


a little bit?!?!?!?  :-\ 

definitely agree on StarWars I, II, III...they sucked.  now the original movies rocked and i still watch them...nerdy, yes...but i have embraced my inner nerd, and just roll with it.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:52 PM

Well there is not really a "story" behind my username.. I just want to note that it has nothing to do with "Queen". it's just a username i go in chats/forums.. that's all.. :D

#176 Maq

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:06 AM

Maq sounds like the beginning of my last name.
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#177 CaptainChainsaw

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

Hi all,

Someone requested that I share my story.  I used to use a chat room pretty heavily years ago and when I first registered I found that, in part anyway, the username I picked seemed to determine how people treated me.  After a few changes in username I selected CaptainChainsaw as I felt I needed something authoritative while also a bit menacing lol  I found that some were a bit scared to talk to me, others thought it was funny.  It's kinda stuck as I can't think of anything else, I even used it as the name of my first php project www.captainchainsaw.com...... sacfree pants anyone? lol see the clothing section!


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:43 PM

I find it annoying when people say you're supposed to watch Star Wars in the order of I, II, III, IV, V, VI... Why the hell would he make the last three first if you were supposed to wait 25 years before seeing the first three. -_-"

I wouldn't say you're necessarily supposed to watch them in the numerical order. That's the nice thing about prequels and well written stories that can each be completely self-contained. In an interview I read a long time ago, Lucas selected episodes IV, V and VI initially because he felt they were the ones most prone to holding up a solid story on the big screen (understandably so, given the time they were made). Interesting to think that now there are well over 50 Star Wars books available to read. Thankfully, I don't think that Lucas will be trying to make them all into movies ;)

I must concur on LotR being better than Star Wars.  Then again, I prefer fantasy over sci-fi in general.

Definitely have to agree here. I had thankfully read all the LoTR books a second time shortly before The Fellowship of the Ring came out, so I was once again reminded of the creative license that movie makers are (sadly) able to take in some cases. I mean, I've never really understood how a movie maker could completely change a character from a book or just decide to leave them out of the story completely (Tom Bombadil, for example). I still must say that, as a movie, the LoTR trilogy is one of my favorites.

As for other fantasy writing in general, I've enjoyed reading Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (although there are a couple duds in there) as well as reading Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth books. I would like to see someone get license to do a couple of the better stories in either of those series, too.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:47 PM

sacfree pants anyone?


wtf... lol

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:10 AM

I find it annoying when people say you're supposed to watch Star Wars in the order of I, II, III, IV, V, VI... Why the hell would he make the last three first if you were supposed to wait 25 years before seeing the first three. -_-"

I wouldn't say you're necessarily supposed to watch them in the numerical order. That's the nice thing about prequels and well written stories that can each be completely self-contained. In an interview I read a long time ago, Lucas selected episodes IV, V and VI initially because he felt they were the ones most prone to holding up a solid story on the big screen (understandably so, given the time they were made). Interesting to think that now there are well over 50 Star Wars books available to read. Thankfully, I don't think that Lucas will be trying to make them all into movies ;)


He is doing the Clone Wars again, animated though.
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