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    Where did you guys get your screen names from? What do they mean? I explained mine in one of my first posts...

    Well, first of all, it came to me one night when I couldn't sleep and wanted a new screen name.

    To make a long story short, it is a reference to how I was, in a sense, ransomed from death (i.e. particularly suicide, and just the way my life was going in general before I got back in church... I came SO close to trying cocaine just the week before.) by "fire" in that, "God is a Consuming Fire," and also a reference to "baptism by fire" (the Holy Ghost).
    By the way, I'm the girl in the picture, lol.... happily married though, so don't even...

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    Zergling just seemed like a neat sounding, short name. (It's a creature from the computer game starcraft, basically a cannon fodder, expendable creature for some hive minded space aliens.)

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    I have several reasons for choosing this name:

    1. Consistency and tradition. I use the same name in my e-mail address, several other forums, and as a login to several websites.

    2. I admire the culture of the Athenians much more highly than that of the Spartans.

    3. I have a tendency to identify with Athena more than the other deities, and think she had the better intentions behind her actions.

    4. I just think numbers at the end of user names look right on the Internet, and it makes it less likely that someone else will have already taken my name. I don't know why I chose 200 exactly.

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    Phyllobates Terribilis Gatsby

    Speaking of which, I believe it is time I changed my name. It isn't appropriate for an engaged man now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Phyllobates Terribilis Gatsby

    Speaking of which, I believe it is time I changed my name. It isn't appropriate for an engaged man now...
    Or, we could just change the meaning behind it. Suppose we decide it means:

    Philanthropist and Thinker Gatsby.

    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Or, we could just change the meaning behind it. Suppose we decide it means:

    Philanthropist and Thinker Gatsby.

    Just a thought.
    ... I'm not sure that would be quite right. More like Ruthless and methodical Gatsby, judging by what people normally say about me.

    I think I should go back to my SpectralShift nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    ... I'm not sure that would be quite right. More like Ruthless and methodical Gatsby, judging by what people normally say about me.

    I think I should go back to my SpectralShift nick.
    Great. Now I'm going to have to keep trying to remember that you aren't a new member. I have to go in my head and mess with my filing system.

    Unless you'd consider:

    Pedantic and Tireless Gatsby?

    Well, if you're thinking of an new nickname, what about 'Omniparity'? It makes sense considering Nonpareil's name. It would really look like you two were a couple.

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    It's a song.
    I bet they'll put something in the air tonight, just to light your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    SpectralShift
    rectal what?

    *sigh* It's past my bedtime. Can you tell?

    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Great. Now I'm going to have to keep trying to remember that you aren't a new member.
    What about if he just keeps the same avatar? Ya know, I think I identify people around here more by their avatars than anything else, maybe 'cause, being visually impaired it's easier to recognize an avatar than read the whole name. ?
    By the way, I'm the girl in the picture, lol.... happily married though, so don't even...

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    My name is a play on the ENFJ temperament which I came up with about a year ago. It's says what it means and something I always try to do with people. However I was shocked to discover in attempting to sign up for a couple of sites that "this name has already been taken". I want to know who this mysterious other L4TBNU is out in internet land!! I am the original & you can't touch this! (it would be really weird if they came up with it first.)
    "At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possibly understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine." **Joel Patrick Warneke**

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