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Profile of Hoggle
I saw this and my first thought was that it was intentional, just for kicks and out of boredom. Very few of us on the net use our real names. Ive chosen probably a score of names over the years for different places and reasons. My current name was chosen because it was the first thing that popped into my mind, Hoggle was a character from Labyrinth (a movie I saw far too many times).

Why did you choose your name? (Maybe INSANE will answer this one with something more clever than I gave him/her credit for).
Merry Christmas
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Profile of NJJ
My handle was a carefully made decesion based on variety of socioeconomc, aesthetic and political reasons that I won't go into here...

no wait...its just my name!

Shane Wiker
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Profile of Shane Wiker
I chose my name's my name. Smile

Shane Wiker
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Profile of timofy
Well because timothy was taken and I presumed Tim would have also been.
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Profile of Aperazor
My nick has to do with my occupation, I don't shave gorillas as is most commonly suggested instead I'm a Real Estate Aperazor (appraiser).
The nick was just something I started using about 12 years ago on computer forums and just stuck with it on anything I join for the sake of not having to remember anymore names than I have too.
After I started at the Café I wish I would have come up with something a little more magical, but I didn't know how long I would be sticking around.
I still try to sign all my posts with my real name since I know this is an issue for some people on the board and I don't like to use my picture since I haven't got one that I would want to see everytime I seen one of my posts.
I guess it is sort of like when you hear your voice on the voice mail and cringe,that's what happens to me when I see my picture. I have the mental image of a young handsome guy and my picture seems to shatter that mental image always looks like some old bald guy...whewww!
All the best
Nick Zender
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Profile of Hawkan
My real name is Håkan. English-speaking people would hurt their tongue trying to pronounce it. "Hawkan" gets very close to how it sounds in swedish.

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Profile of Cliffg37
My mother named me Clifford because she wanted me to have a name I wouldn't shorten. (I am not joking). I call myslef Cliff because I like the sound of it more than Clifford. I have tried using secret identies in certain aspects of my life, and let me tell you it is not easy to maintain that without slipping or someone unknowingly outing your secret.

I have never much considered using anything other than my own name.
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
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Profile of Dr_Stephen_Midnight
I chose my name's my stage name.

Dr. Lao: "Do you know what wisdom is?"
Mike: "No."
Dr. Lao: "Wise answer."
Michael Baker
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Near a river in the Midwest
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~michael baker
The Magic Company
Jonathan Townsend
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Ossining, NY
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Profile of Jonathan Townsend
I went with JonTown at first, though got tired of folks referring to me by the contraction as if it were my name, and so put my full name there, even though it is a pain to retype when I lose my cookies.

As to insane... yes, certifiably and pleased to tell you. all the coins I've dropped here
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Profile of Ollie1235
I chose ollie1235 because that's the fist part of my email(which has changed since)
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Profile of Partizan
I called myself Partizan as I really hate fruit with a red hue. (abs)
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain
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Howard Wiles
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I chose mine cos its my name....not likely to forget it....on second thoughts though as I near 60 years, maybe that won't apply for much longer!Still...I've got my name tags inside my jacket just in case..

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Profile of drwilson
What Steve said...


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Profile of Jaz
Jaz is short for Jazbar Narodeth, a neutral monk of high level from my days of playing Advanced Dungeons and Dragons.
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Profile of CamelotFX
Mine is an acronym for my company: Craig Anderson Magic Effects Laboratory of Theatre (CAMELOT). When I started the company in central Greece, it was "of Thessaly" but now that I'm back in the USA, well...
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Profile of Josh Riel
I chose foreverriel because most people wouldn't believe me if I said I was the Pope.

I'm not
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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Profile of Dizzy
.... because I'm a 'dizzy' blonde. It sounds better than 'stupid girl'

kihei kid
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Profile of kihei kid
Standing on the beach in Kihei Maui holding my girls hand listing to the waves crash and watching the sunset and then the stars come out reaching from horizion to horizion makes me feel like a kid again.

kihei kid
In loving memory of Hughie Thomasson 1952-2007.

You brought something beautiful to this world, you touched my heart, my soul and my life. You will be greatly missed.

Until we meet again “my old friend”.
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Profile of NJJ
On 2005-01-14 11:19, Michael Baker wrote:

I agree....

I never trust a rabbit in hat sillohuette with a handle.

Posted: Jan 15, 2005 6:07pm
Of course a rabbit with handle would be easier to pick up....
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