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What Does Your Username Mean?/Avatars & Identity

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Midna, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. InPrincipio

    InPrincipio Not all those who wander are lost

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    In principio is Latin for "In (the) beginning"
    ... since I decided to start again from the beginning and everything in my life has been making sense. Call it therapy, but it's going to help me write that book that I've been meaning to for many years.
     
  2. SchrodingersMeerkat

    SchrodingersMeerkat trash mammal

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    It's a pun on Schrodinger's Cat. Meerkats are my main special interest. The concept of Schrodinger's Cat is that the cat is alive and dead at the same time...and is NOT a zombie. When I was a kid, I was bullied in school and blamed for it and was always being yelled at to stop talking about meerkats (I never did...I just talked about them even more and the people who told me to stop gave up or I just cut them out of my life). I was alive physically, but emotionally and spiritually dead.
     
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    Shamar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Nearly everyone here has a secret identity, and most have an avatar. I believe these must be meaningful to the individual, and I've gotten curious about what those meanings are. I invite everyone to share those meanings here.

    I chose the secret identity "Shamar" after an old Turkish word meaning "a slap on the face." I chose it because it felt like society was figuratively slapping me on the face constantly, just for being autistic. I originally put together this avatar:
    upload_2020-9-25_11-33-9.png Later on, I came across the quote about judging a fish by the ability to climb a tree, and it seemed to fit so well that I just could not leave it. As an act of defiance, I put together the one I currently use:
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    What are your stories?
     
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  4. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Several reasons, Mia is a shortened version of my best friend's name, who also is HFA.

    Also why I named an abandoned kitten Mia, and brought her into my home.

    The flowered tree avatar is related to my surname.
     
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  5. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    Kit is the name of the character in A League of Their Own. She is in my avatar too.
     
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  6. Stella Nordica

    Stella Nordica Member

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    Stella Nordica is Latin for Northern Star. Stella is also a first name (not mine though, unfortunately). I liked the idea of having a "real" name online and giving away that I am both female and live somewhere in the north and identify with my home region.

    I haven't come up with an avatar yet but I'll probably upload a photo I took in or around my home town far away from any tourist spots, so nothing to recognise. It may be a landscape, a flower or some architectural details. I haven't decided yet and will take my time until I know what will feel right for this forum.
     
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  7. HeroOfHyrule

    HeroOfHyrule Chicken Chaser

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    My name is based on the main character from The Legend of Zelda since that game series is probably my most longstanding special interest. Plus I wanted to be like Link when I was a kid, so I thought something based off of him would be a good username for me.

    My icon is Link from The Wind Waker because that's my favourite Zelda game and the version of Link I tried to be like when I was a kid. lol
     
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  8. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Purely self protection ,the avatar is called the death of hope as my hope has died
     
  9. Creep

    Creep Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.

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    My username is Creep because I am a Creep & all the other usernames were taken. My avatar is my desk top I cleaned off the other day so I can actually see it.
     
  10. Magna

    Magna Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Magna (Mon-ya or I guess Mag-na if you want) is a Latin word for LOUD. I chose it when I joined my first autism forum because I think the world is a very loud place and I'm sensitive to loud sound.
     
  11. Ella Spell

    Ella Spell Something

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    Mine is a witty play on words but it also incorporates my dark and twisty side.
     
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    elbowgrease Active Member

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    Mine is something that always made me laugh ("What is elbowgrease?!"), I remember my grandpa or maybe one of my uncles saying it when I was really little and first getting a chance to wrench on something in the garage with them. "You've just got to use a little elbowgrease."
    But I also think of it as something like "by unorthodox means", or "outside the lines".
     
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  13. savi83

    savi83 Well-Known Member

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    Username: savi83
    It is simply a play with my surname and year of birth.

    Avatar: Mork (Robin Williams) from Mork & Mindy TV series
    Robin Williams is one of my favourite actors. I can relate to his character Mork. I don't really understand unnecessary social conventions which sometimes makes me feel alien, as an outsider and I am unable to take some of the things that NT's come out seriously.
     
  14. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    My username came from a clip from the Rejected cartoon, where this guy grabs the other's stomach, put it on his head, and declare "I am the Queen of France" while a weird background runs. The numbers in my username is my year of birth. As for my avatar, it's basically a cat who's queen because I love cats, and I thought it would match my username well.
     
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    Giraffes Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Mine is a joke from my ex, I said as I fell out of bed one night ‘I’m a gazelle’ his response no a giraffe, next day predictive audio txt said giraffes. I’m tall slim and long necked, also I think they are cute animals.
     
  16. Sapphire K

    Sapphire K Autistic Demigirl! (She/They/It) V.I.P Member

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    My username is literally just my first and middle name. I don't have my last name here because it's a very uncommon one, and it's easily made fun of, lol.

    My PFP is a picture taken of me near the beginning of last school year.

    My original profile picture was of a very surprised/startled Mei from one of the Overwatch comics.
     
  17. dragonfire42

    dragonfire42 Perpetual outsider

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    I use "dragonfire" because I seriously, legitimately believe I have the soul of a dragon. 42 is, of course, the answer to life, the universe, and everything (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

    I change avatars as my primary obsession changes. Currently it's Leviathan from the second Hellraiser movie.
     
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    Sapphire K Autistic Demigirl! (She/They/It) V.I.P Member

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    I also forgot to mention that I chose this PFP because I have a very friendly smile in this picture.
     
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    Soleil Well-Known Member

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    I'm a fan of a game called "Boktai", which is about a vampire hunter named Django, called the "Solar Boy". So I've used the word "solar" in a few other usernames, but this time I just used the French word for Sun.

    The pic is a character named Kino from the anime Kino's Journey, which is about Kino as she rides around on her talking motorcycle from country to country and observes the way people are. I really admire her, and relate to the idea of being an outsider who just goes around observing others.
     
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  20. renaeden

    renaeden Member

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    My name is a mixture of my middle name and the name of my parents' cat. The cat died a few years ago now. I was happy to name myself after him because he was a great cat.

    I first chose the name when I was creating an email account in 2005. I have used it on other boards since as I'm not that great at coming up with original names.
     
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