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What is the story behind your Fluther name?

Asked by valdasta (2094 points ) November 15th, 2009

I am wondering if there is an interesting story behind your Fluther name. How did you come up with your handle? Was it on the spur of the moment? How long did it take you? Was it totally random or meticulously thought out?

In relation: How many of you use an avatar photo that is not you? Does it go along with your handle?

“Valdasta” was a nick-name given to me by my roommates at college. They couldn’t pronounce my last name…so Valdasta was the next easiest choice for them. It stuck.

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deni's avatar

My first name. B O R I N G.

RedPowerLady's avatar

My screen name is Red Power Lady but without the spaces. Red Power is a term used in Native American activism. It was used during the Civil Rights era. I started using this screen name quite awhile ago and use it on several sites I visit. I’ve never had any reason to change it as I’ve always loved it and it is very rarely already taken.

My avatar photo is just a random image I took off the web. When I started Fluther I didn’t see anyone else with an eye. It is beautiful and a bit funny to have someone watching you, hehe. So I thought it perfect for the site. I noticed many people do not use themselves on Fluther so I went with that theme. I suppose I could get a picture of my own eye…. lol. It has nothing to do with my handle.

Drawkward's avatar

It’s a carryover from another Q&A site that died earlier this year. Also spelled the same way backwards as forwards, which I like, plus the whole awkward bit.
It is not original, though. No where else, do I go by this username.
The picture is of me, I had another but it wouldn’t upload properly.

five99one's avatar

My name is my birthday: 5/9/91. It’s just stylized somewhat interestingly. And my avatar is just a jolly roger, because I like pirates and use this avatar pretty much everywhere.

J0E's avatar

My name on the site I migrated from was JØE but on fluther that wasn’t possible so I used a zero instead.

jrpowell's avatar

Mine is a anagram of my first and last name.

HummingbirdMind's avatar

A friend gave me the name Humming Bird because I often flit from one thought, project, idea, or feeling to another like a humming bird. Then he sent me an article that described
‘hummingbird mind’ a symptom of ADHD to some, a sign of creativity and business to others. It stuck. I like it. It’s really so me. :-)

faye's avatar

It is my name-It’s usually taken.

valdasta's avatar

@RedPowerLady “screen name” sounds so much more important or professional like “stage name” than “handle”. “Handle” is like a trucker’s alias. Well put, RPL.

evegrimm's avatar

It’s my name pretty much everywhere, from Twitter to Last.fm and everywhere in between.

And no, my avatar doesn’t match my name. But, it’s one of only a few AIM-sized icons that I had handy, so I grabbed it. (And who hates Eddie Izzard?)

RandomMrdan's avatar

I’ve used RandomMrdan for every username I’ve ever had that I can remember really. And my Avatar is Captain Kirk from the new Star Trek movie.

valdasta's avatar

Forgot to mention my avatar. Me, floating in our in-ground pool (early 70’s). I was going for the whole Fluther/aquatic theme. Aren’t I just the cutest?!

RedPowerLady's avatar

@valdasta Thank you, lol. That is one time my word choice is “fancy” compared to simple. I just associate “handle” with something my grandmother would say , not that I mind as I love her to pieces.

valdasta's avatar

Can’t believe how fast Flutherites respond…more like sharks than the jelly sort.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Here‘s the story, Morning Glory!

My avatar is from the Mad Men Yourself site, and it is meant to look like me had I been alive and an adult ca. 1961. Of which I was neither. I should have some specs on, but I didn’t like their choices.

deni's avatar

@valdasta OO we are sharks….piranhas!

Ivan's avatar

It’s long and complicated.

valdasta's avatar

@aprilsimnel I am glad that my question is a repeat of a question before I joined the Fluther. I have been edited more than once for my lack of originality.

Dog's avatar

I am a dog person.

(I also happen to be a girl dog person. However the feminine version of dog might be misunderstood so I just stuck with Dog.) ;)

holden's avatar

mine’s fairly self explanatory unless you haven’t happened to read the book. Apparently a lot of people on fluther haven’t.

sndfreQ's avatar

sound + freak = sndfreQ

(I’m an audio enthusiast)

The capitalized Q is because the q in lower case looks too much like a lower case g, an I got tired of people typing “sndfreg” in posts (this is before th @ autofill feature was introduced). Also, “freq” is a shortening of “frequency” which is another audio term…

The avatar I’m currently using is not me, but a kid who F-N loves coloring!!! When the zoom feature is implemented you’ll be able to see it in my profile-I just dig the photo!

Sarcasm's avatar

@RedPowerLady It’s always irked me that you’re red power lady, but your avatar has a blue eye.

Like @Drawkward, I picked this name because it’s what I used on a previous QA site (Airow). I don’t know why I picked Sarcasm back then. I’m a sarcastic person in real life, but sarcasm doesn’t carry well through the internet so I try to avoid it usually.
My avatar is me. Smoking some wafer cookie (People keep reminding me what it is, and I keep forgetting). Well, about to smoke it. I don’t know why, I like it for some reason.
The picture, that is. Not the act of smoking cookies.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@valdasta – Yes, well, you’ll see a lot of the people in that thread are long gone. Or dormant. ‘s OK.

valdasta's avatar

@holden I need to read Catcher again…I didn’t understand it when I read it in high school.

J0E's avatar

@Drawkward shhhhhhh! ;)

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Sarcasm ROFL. Wouldn’t a Red eye look a bit creepy?

Sarcasm's avatar

@RedPowerLady Yes. It would. But it would match the color of your name.

evegrimm's avatar

@RedPowerLady: Red eye = cylon. :D

DominicX's avatar

It’s my first name followed by the letter “X”. It sounds cool when you say it. :)

tinyfaery's avatar

tinyfaery is my very first online name. I guess I’m not very creative.

My avatar is constantly changing, just like me.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Sarcasm But matching would be so obvious, lol

@evegrimm See very creepy, lol

Drawkward's avatar

@RedPowerLady : The blue eye not being red kinda made me wonder.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Drawkward What is this… an intervention??? haha

valdasta's avatar

@DominicX like a super hero.

MacBean's avatar

@holden: That or we just don’t remember it because we’ve blocked unpleasant memories.
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My username is my surname. And my avatar is… I guess just the mental image I want people to have when they think of me.

cyn's avatar

cyndi=cynthia. it’s my first name.
hugs because i love hugs.

deni's avatar

@MacBean so let me be clear…your last name is macbean?

rangerr's avatar

My name on CounterStrike went from emorangerr in 8th grade to maddirangerr in high school. Then when I was on my one month Twitter spree, it was maddixranger.
I felt like I needed to grow up, so it became rangerr.
As for having two r’s… I have no idea.

My avatar used to be glowsticks, but I changed it it’s actually part of a bigger picture, check it out. I just like it.

Drawkward's avatar

@MacBean :No lie, when I see your name, I think instinctively “Mr. Bean”

valdasta's avatar

@RedPowerLady you are not the only eye on here ya know.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@valdasta I know, not anymore. But when I started I didn’t find any others.

Anyhow what is the point in that??

MacBean's avatar

@deni: Yep!
@Drawkward: Interestingly, my first name is Rowan – same as the guy who plays Mr. Bean. And I have the whole series on DVD. Blackadder, too. Love Rowan Atkinson.

Allie's avatar

Meh, it’s my name. I wasn’t as creative at the time I was choosing a name as I wish I had been. If I could pick another name, I’d choose Rufus. (My second choice would be BizarroAllie.)

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

People would refer to my younger sister and I as “Italian Princess Sisters” We aren’t in each other’s lives anymore due to a falling out we had. But I miss her everyday. So in memory of her, I often use the name as my user names. 12 and 17 are just my two favorite #‘s.

My avatar is of my fiancé and I a few years ago :)

valdasta's avatar

@RedPowerLady it’s late in my neck of the woods – kay? You have a wonderful eye.

valdasta's avatar

@Allie I vote that you recreate yourself: “BizarroAllie”

MissAnthrope's avatar

My username used to be my real first name and the initial of my last name, which is my default username everywhere because I’m uncreative in this sense and it’s usually not taken. I use it so much that it’s one of my nicknames in real life, it has a weird kind of ring to it.

I had an issue with an ex that knew I used Fluther and snooped on purpose, which then caused all sorts of drama. When my Fluther profile became the first hit when searching Google for this username, I requested a username change. They were kind enough to permit me to do it, and this is what I picked.

I wish I could claim credit for it because I think it’s pretty awesome, but it was actually the handle of someone I chatted with many years ago on SFNet. So, yeah, I totally ganked it. It’s a good one for me, though, because I have a general dislike and distrust of the human species.

I change my avatar as the mood strikes. I really like my current one. To see the full glory of its awesomeness, you have to see the larger version.

cyn's avatar

@holden are you a female or a male in real life?

Haroot's avatar

I use to play Counterstrike. Me and two friends started a clan and recruited three friends (all named Mike) from Vegas. To tell them apart, one was Mike, one was Mikey and one was Harout. So something happened between the three of them, causing Harout to basically quit gaming all together.

I stole his name. I always pronounced it Oot instead of Out so I changed that.

Allie's avatar

@valdasta I was set on changing my name for a few days. Then I thought about how bummed I would be if some new user signed up as Allie. I’d feel like my identity had been stolen, so I chose to keep Allie. You can call me BizarroAllie if you want to though! ;)

pinkparaluies's avatar

favorite movie les parapluies de cherbourg.
favorite color pink.
but theres a typo, i forgot a p in my user name lol

Sarcasm's avatar

@Allie Please don’t become BizarroAllie! She doesn’t taste the same.

valdasta's avatar

@BizarroAllie I shall.
@MissAnthrope Never heard “ganked” before. And what’s up with the avatar?

MissAnthrope's avatar

I’m just, like, so hip, you know? And what do you mean, what’s up with the avatar?! :\

Allie's avatar

@Sarcasm So you know where my underwear drawer is AND what I taste like? Stalker!~

valdasta's avatar

@MissAnthrope I like the avatar especially when viewed up close. I just thought there was a story to go with it. __It’s all good, flat out.__

evegrimm's avatar

Soo…why is this thread so popular, d’y’all think? Are we all just egocentric? :P

deni's avatar

@MacBean thats AWESOME. i’m jealous. i may have to look into changing my name.

faye's avatar

And sitting in a deck chair in the sun by an ocean- she only needs a corona and some company!

Facade's avatar

I sometimes put on a facade.
And, that’s my face.

valdasta's avatar

@evegrimm The sweetest name on earth is your own. I paraphrase a Dale Carnegie quote.

shego's avatar

I chose shego because she is mysterious like me. She has a soft side for animals like I do.

casheroo's avatar

@MacBean Lurve for the Rowan love! crush intensified

Mine is a nickname we had for our son. I don’t really call him it anymore, since I now identify with it as my name online. If that makes sense.

cyn's avatar

@evegrimm I’m going to admit that i am certainly an egocentric.

valdasta's avatar

@shego I am unfamiliar with this name; is she a fictional character of a book?

Drawkward's avatar

@evegrimm : If you’re human, you’re egocentric.

MacBean's avatar

@evegrimm: Ego probably has something to do with it! But also… I know the answer, and nobody else was likely to say it.

forestGeek's avatar

As my profile states, “ex forest ranger, turned computer geek”.

shego's avatar

@valdasta she is from the Disney cartoon Kim Possible

AstroChuck's avatar

As = Ass
Tro = Troglodyte
Chuck = To vomit

XOIIO's avatar

I’ve memorized the code in Brian Jaques book Triss (the Redwall series). I’d always write my name in it, and the characters are simmilar to XOIIO, so I started using that as my alias. It means Jesse all the same, but I got used to it. As for my sweet-ass picture? It’s just awesome!

@valdasta how do you pronounce your name?

shrubbery's avatar

One day, 7 years ago, after I had been at a new school for about 6 months, I called my good friend a tree because she was about a head and a half taller than me. She wasn’t really that tall, I was just rather short. So she called me a shrub, and so the nickname “Shrub” just kind of stuck. After that point, she introduced me to anyone I didn’t already know, as “Shrub”. The people who I knew before that call me Alison or Ali, but it wasn’t that many. The next school year started and even my teachers were calling me Shrub. I met a group of boys and was, of course, introduced as Shrub. One of these guys, (@bluemukaki) calls me Shrubbery instead, influenced by Monty Python’s Holy Grail no doubt, and he was the one who told me about Fluther, so I thought I would chose shrubbery as a username. Since then I have created other accounts on other websites and used variations of shrub and shrubbery.
At the moment my picture is orange for @cak.

valdasta's avatar

@AstroChuck YOU inspired my question! I recently viewed your interview on the blog. I was looking for the question about the meaning of “AstroChuck”, but I don’t believe it came up. So, I threw the question out, like chum, and you took the bait. Thank you.

holden's avatar

@cyndihugs IMMA GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO BOOBS!

cyn's avatar

<——still confuzzled

valdasta's avatar

@shego OK…so I don’t watch much Kim Possible; I am so out of the loop.
@XOIIO I am a bit paranoid about revealing my last name on Fluther. How’s this: It sounds nothing like “Valdasta”.

ekans's avatar

My screen name is the name of my favorite pokemon. It is not my favorite because it is a good pokemon it isn’t, but because it is snake backwards.

AstroChuck's avatar

@valdasta- Now you’ve made me feel bad giving out a bullshit explanation of my handle. I suppose I should come clean with the real story now.
Oh well.

holden's avatar

@cyndihugs I really don’t know how to put it plainer to you.

augustlan's avatar

August = Month I was born.
LAN = My initials.
Boring, I know. I collect “N“s of all kinds in real life (for my last name), but an “N” would have seemed weird here, so I went with an “A”. Several fine people here helped me tweak my avatar to get it to look like this.

Note: I am not augustian, but AugustLAN, despite was blondesjon says. ;-)

Jeruba's avatar

My answer hasn’t changed from the thread linked above by @aprilsimnel.

I started out using pictures of Cate Blanchett in her role as Elizabeth I as an avatar. That was the warrior queen in armor. For some months I stuck to her images just in that role. But after a while I branched out because they all looked so grim and imperious. I stayed with lovely Cate as my avatar but found other photos where she was smiling. The present one won’t last long; I just put it up in response to a remark about being all “serious and Jeruba-like.” I couldn’t find a picture of her undressed, but this one suggested it.

prude's avatar

I chose this name because I think the song is the bestest in the history of the world!
(Dear Prudence in case you didn’t know what I was talking about)

my avvy is the BDSM Barbie.

holden's avatar

@Jeruba Cate Blanchett is gorgeous.

drdoombot's avatar

<——-Cuz I can’t tell if I’m the original Dr. Doom or just one of his Doombots.

XOIIO's avatar

@valdasta pm me…

Also, why are you afraid?

Tell me your fearzzz…

HGl3ee's avatar

Elle-Bee: Growing up I never fit in. I was always the oddball, being teased and called names. My Mum saw the video for the song No Rain by Blind Melon; there is a little girl dressed as a Bumble Bee who gets laughed at during her performance. She becomes very upset and then she ends up running out and trying to find where she fits. By the end she comes across a big field full of people dressed up as Bumble Bees. My Mum saw me as that little Bumble Bee, and that I would eventually find where I belong. I even have a big fuzzy Bumble Bee tattoo ;)

When my SO heard this story he started to call me “Little Bee” or LB for short. I feel that it really fits me and who I am so I began to use “ElleBee” as my screen name :D

PandoraBoxx's avatar

At the bottom of Pandora’s Box lies hope.

rooeytoo's avatar

@augustlan – I just pumped up the font size and now I see, I always thought of you as Augustian!

Rooey was one of the best dogs I ever had. He moved to Australia with me at almost 8 years old and stuck around long enough to make sure I had settled in. He was a bouvier and one of the most intuitive and stubborn dogs I have ever known. Somewhere along the line Rooey was used so I went to Rooeytoo. The avatar is a pic of one of my current dogs, her name is Town Dog and she is part dingo, part aboriginal. Very smart and cunning and loveable.

I am a dog nut. I love answering this question because it gives me a chance to talk about my dogs.

markyy's avatar

Well obviously Mark is my real name, but I found this site like so many others because of a girl… A girl that calls me markyyyyyyyy, it was a crush and I grew over it. Looking at similar questions, I figured I was acting rather silly (knowing what to do already) and Fluther grew tired of new users asking about crushes, so I’ve never asked about it but stuck around.

Sarcasm's avatar

@holden I agree, woo boobs.

holden's avatar

@Sarcasm they’re just great, aren’t they?

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

This is my second name on Fluther. Evelyns_Pet_Zebra was my first Fluther name. I deep-sixed it for various reasons, and decided to stick with the zebra theme. So now I am Psychedelic_Zebra. Evelyn is the 300 foot tall god with six breasts I worship, and I love zebras. Every nickname, combat name, mail art name, and pet name usually has the letter Z or the word Zebra in it.

I’m becoming such an arachnophile that I may change it to some form of spider in the future. Zebra and spider and Evelyn, that should be fun!

markyy's avatar

Dangit. I was about to ask a similar question about avatars until I read your post again.

<—That’s me. I didn’t want to hide behind my anonymity on the internet. My appearance has always been an issue to me and I thought it would be good for a change to throw it out in the open. Plus a lot of the users I was (am) impressed with, use their (presumably) own face, so I made the plunge and took the shot. If you can’t see what it is, I’m looking disgusted at my own post with a question mark next to it (Like watching ‘2 girls, 1 cup’ for the first time).

@Sarcasm I always thought that was you eating a cracker with cheese, how wrong was I :)

wildpotato's avatar

The name is because I’m underground like a wild potato. B-52s, anyone? The avatar is just the cutest little potato monster Google could find.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

Like @markyy, I wanted to use my real face for awhile, so people could figure out how damned ugly I am in real life. =) I also stole the idea of having a cartoon balloon with a question mark in it from him, too.

markyy's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra Well I stole the balloon straight from Fluther (the jelly banners), so let’s not mention it no more. We don’t want Andrew and Ben to find out and sue us for copyright infringement.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

My avatar is a cool-looking red sunset due to the california wildfires earlier this year. Yetanotheruser-Yet another User of fluther.

cyn's avatar

@Yetanotheruser I seriously never figured out your name. I thought it was German or something.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@ElleBee that is one of my favorite songs, and videos as well. I fit in with the world as well as that poor little girl. Sorry to hear Shannon Hoon died, he had a great voice.

DominicX's avatar

@wildpotato I love that song…I don’t even get what it’s supposed to mean, but I love it. :)

I thought your image was a Teletubby, to be honest.

sliceswiththings's avatar

I saw a menu outside a restaurant in Portugal. It was in Portuguese and translated into English. One of the menu items was translated as “slices with things.”

I have no idea what it could possibly be (wish I had written down the portuguese) but my friends and I didn’t stop laughing about it the whole trip. I’ve used it as a screenname ever since.

Resonantscythe's avatar

@XOIIO DR. Jonathan Crane, I presume?

I started With Deathscythe, after the name of a mecha from one of my favorite shows in high school. But that started to get taken too much so on another site I changed it to Silentscythe because I’m into ninja’s and that was a way to satisfy two of my interests at once as well as appeal to my macabre sense of Aesthetics. Finally someone on another site had taken Silentscythe so I decided I needed to change it in a way I was convinced no one would have. I was taking an electronics course at the time and we were going over resonant circuits, so I came to ResonantScythe, and I’ve been happy to discover I’ve encountered no sites since where someone has the name I want.
Ah, that was a bit more long winded than I intended

I wanted to go with something oceanic for the Avatar to go with the site, but haven’t found anything I like so I went with a color-inverted picture of my eye which is currently Dyed orange for CAK.

tyrantxseries's avatar

I love Resident Evil
A Tyrant is a fictional creature from the Resident Evil series. Tyrants make appearances in almost every Resident Evil game as antagonists. They are portrayed as biologically engineered super soldiers, used by the Umbrella Corporation. There are many types of tyrants as the result of several different experiments. I came up with the T-X type (Tyrant X Series) for a book I’m writing and decided to use the name.

http://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Tyrant

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

The brewing company that makes the beer Fat Tire – (New Belgium Brewing) is based out of, CO where I live. The owner is a hilarious guy, and will give you a 4-beer sampler for free every time you go there. So I go often. To get the free sampler, they give you a list with 18 or so beers on it, and you choose the 4 you want. Instead of putting your name on it, they ask a question at the bottom, and then later identify you by your answer to the question. So they might ask “What 3 foods could you live on for the rest of your life?” Anyways, on this particular day the question was “Where do the wild things go?” Some people were answering things like – Peru, Your Mom’s House, Outer Space, etc. I went with Jeff Goldblum’s Private Facilities. After the drinks had been poured, the waitress came back over and started reading the answers. The Jeff Goldblum answer is really random and clearly not what she was accustomed to seeing that day, so when she read it she started to chuckle and ended up spilling the entire tray of beers. Her reaction was priceless. The owner came over to see what the commotion was, read my answer, and put it on the “wall of fame” with the other best answers. I giggle about that waitress every time I log into Fluther.

J0E's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities

Wow, that’s an awesome story.

prasad's avatar

It’s my name, Prasad (photos on Wikipedia are from South India; I’m from West or mid west India). Here it is in my mother tongue Marathi: प्रसाद.

You’d probably not pronounce it right, so here’s how you can:
P: p as in p en (प)
r: r as in r un (र)
a: ə (schwa sound; अ as in Marathi; @Jeruba Were you telling about this letter from Devanagari back at schwa explanation?)
s: s as in s o (स)
a: a as in f a r or aa hhh (आ)
d: as in th is or th e (द)

jonsblond's avatar

jon = my husband
blond = me

ta da! jonsblond

Fluther is the first site that I ever came across. I’ve never had a username before. I was one of those people that tried to ignore the internet for as long as possible. Now I’m hooked. not sure if that’s a good thing

My husband joined not long after me and came up with “Blondesjon” for himself. We are constantly changing our avatars. We usually use pictures of famous couples from television, movies or cartoons. We’ve been peanut butter and jelly before. Currently my husband is Latka from Taxi. I have a picture of myself right now until I can find a decent pic of Latka’s girlfriend Simka.

valdasta's avatar

@jonsblond I too, am new to the internet. Facebook first, Fluther second (not in priority, but in the order I found them).

Jon’s Blond – I like.

jonsblond's avatar

@valdasta Thank you. :)

BraveWarrior's avatar

“Brave Warrior” was one rendering of the meaning of my real first name from one of those “what does your name mean” websites (usually it is Courageous in Battle). I have an interest in Native American culture and have gone through several personal battles recently (mom dying unexpectedly last year, childlessness) so it has personal meaning that encourages me.

The avatar is because I love (Gospel) music and I did not see one like it used on Fluther when I joined.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I secretly like to pretend that Jeruba is Cate Blanchett.

tinyfaery's avatar

Whenever I see Cate Blanchett I think of @Jeruba.

HGl3ee's avatar

@MissAnthrope and @tinyfaery : I’m with you both! :)

casheroo's avatar

so do I. I imagine when reading her posts, that it’s being said in Cate Blanchett’s voice

wildpotato's avatar

@Resonantscythe Ah, I see! I always thought it was Reason Ant Scythe. Makes much more sense now.

PretentiousArtist's avatar

@holden I love catcher. That’s why you’re the best!
I’m just giving people what they want. Me

Resonantscythe's avatar

@wildpotato Well, I like to joke around that I’m mildly insane, so I could come up with a ludicrous story for that if you like

boffin's avatar

…story behind your Fluther name…
WW II Bletchley Park

…avatar photo that is not you?
Not Me

Does it go along with your handle?
No

zephyr826's avatar

Zephyr is a character (originally played by Pat Benetar) from Harry Chapin’s Rock Opera, “The Zinger”. The show did not meet with lots of success, but I’ve always liked it. 826 is just a number.

The current avatar is a pic of my Mad Men alter-ego. Thanks @aprilsimnel

prude's avatar

@zephyr826 I like that too:)

FishGutsDale's avatar

Fish guts dale…i prepare seafood for my job…i can gut, scale and fillet a fish in about 3 mins…I am so not proud of that hahaha

Dale

jonsblond's avatar

@FishGutsDale That’s totally cool imo. Be proud! :)

rooeytoo's avatar

@FishGutsDale – if you can do that with a sharp filleting knife and without removing any fingers, you are a true artist and should indeed be proud!

MacBean's avatar

@FishGutsDale Yeah, I don’t think I can do much of ANYTHING in three minutes. So I think that’s pretty awesome.

FishGutsDale's avatar

LOL @MacBean that’s rather funny. @rooeytoo i always say i’ve had too much practice and alot of cuts! haha

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Something about insomnia (contrary to popular belief, I don’t actually drink that much coffee)... it was a while ago that I thought of it.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@augustlan Your name reminds me of Narnia for some reason, I guess it sound similar in my mind to the lion’s name.

rangerr's avatar

@RedPowerLady Me too! Aslan! I just felt dumb saying anything.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@rangerr Phew.. glad I’m not alone.

wildpotato's avatar

@DominicX Nope, not a teletubby. I just found the page I grabbed it from originally – check it out; this person makes tons of cute little critters.

MacBean's avatar

This is the cutest thing on that whole site. ~

Okay, seriously, THIS is the cutest thing on that whole site. Trufax. If you disagree, you are simply incorrect.

valdasta's avatar

@FishGutsDale I knew your story would be cool. Thanks for weighing in.

FishGutsDale's avatar

@valdasta hahaha I’m glad it’s cool! Thanks alot.

Dog's avatar

@FishGutsDale Your name is so cool I made room for you in my Fluther by ousting a MIA Jelly.

valdasta's avatar

@Dog There is a max for the Fluther?

prude's avatar

@FishGutsDale I love to eat fish, don’t like to touch fish.

I think that is awesome:)

FishGutsDale's avatar

@prude I love to eat it! Don’t mind touching it…Despise the smell of it!

rooeytoo's avatar

@FishGutsDale -I knew a guy who worked around fish all his life, on the boat and then as a fish monger. For some reason he thought he might like to become a butcher but when he made the change he found the smell of the raw meat made him sick.

How can you do it if you can’t stand the smell?

FishGutsDale's avatar

@rooeytoo i cant stand the smell of raw meat either! haha The thing is with good seafood, it only smells like the ocean but the guts get on your clothes and on your skin and they stink!! So when i get in the car at the end of a shift, it’s windows down and air con on full, just so i don’t get the smell.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@FishGutsDale There are many things I wish I could do in three minutes, and there are some things that only take three minutes that I wish I could make last longer!

Dog's avatar

@valdasta Yes- there is a limit on how many you can have in your Fluther. I believe it is 100.

FishGutsDale's avatar

@Yetanotheruser That is hilarious! hahaha

XOIIO's avatar

I bet I can think of one thing @MacBean could do in 3 minutes…

ScorchPow!

Courtybean's avatar

Well my avatar is me and Courty is short for name Courtney. My surname starts with a B so I often get called Courty-B (it rolls of the tongue- try saying it!)

The bean part comes from jellybean which is what my ex used to call me. We were at a trivia/games night and the question was “If you had to pick a lolly, which one would you pick to best represent your partner.” My ex said a jellybean best personified me and my personality (I won’t go into specifics as to why he chose a jellybean as I don’t want to appear conceited by writing it- lol :-).)

The name stuck and Courty-B gradually evolved to Courty-bean.

I’ve been called Courtybean for years now and like many others, use it for everything. I’ve never actually had to explain the meaning behind it to anyone up until now and had forgotten it’s derivation. Brings back both bitter and sweet memories. :-)

@Sacrasm- I first saw your avatar thanks to that tread where you typed in the name and enlarged it. I thought it was hilarious!

@sliceswiththings- VERY cool! I’ll never forget a sign we saw in Thailand that warned against swimming/diving whilst under the influence of alcohol. It had a cartoon drawing of a guy who was under water and was making out with a fish. I actually found a picture of it here

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities- Sheer genius! Very funny!

@FishGutsDale- How did I not know this about you?! It’s odd because I was wondering where the name came from just hrs ago!!

@RedPowerLady- I’ve always thought exactly the same thing when I’ve read @augustlan’s name! Sounds like a character from Narnia!

NewZen's avatar

I was Zen on wis.dm, then Zen on fluther – always wondered how it would be available. I like it – even though I am not exactly zen-like at times, but rather, I hope it is like the Pygmalian wish; I try to be more zen-like and it reminds of me at times to try to be more zen-like.

Frustrated with the amount of time I spent (read: wasted) trying to accumulate lurve, then rewards, I ditched the account to start all over again (you can still see me here and there in my 250 or so questions and 5000 answers) to become NewZen. When I hit 5k again, I’ll become NewNewZen. At 20k – we’ll see. But I refuse to waste time looking for lurve in all the wrong places; I’m here for the communication and friends, and find the video-game prize aspect of it distracting. Brilliant and fun, mind you, but like farmville – suited for a younger audience and distracting. No offense to the lovely Bendrew and certainly not to the genius behind it Tim. It’s just me.

prude's avatar

@NewZen how about newzen2?

NewZen's avatar

@prude Never cared for numbers after names. It seems so, well, lazy and uncreative. I’d sooner just come up with a new nick. No offense, dear.

:-)

prude's avatar

@NewZen how ‘bout NewZenII?

aprilsimnel's avatar

Or NewZenII:Electric Boogaloo?

GoodBob, I’m not GenX at all. :/

MacBean's avatar

@aprilsimnel: lol4rl. Lurve!

NewZen's avatar

LOL4rl. I shall consider them all.

valdasta's avatar

NowZen
AgainZen
ZenAgain
PresentZen
ReZen

XOIIO's avatar

How about Zen Reloaded?

God, I love The Matrix

Jeruba's avatar

NextZeneration.

valdasta's avatar

@Jeruba Just when I thought I was being creative – you blew me out of the water. Nice.

Jeruba's avatar

@valdasta, you were being creative. I especially like ReZen, which presents numerous possibilities. I just couldn’t think of anything else with Jean-Luc looking at me like that.

valdasta's avatar

@Jeruba Thanks, I feel better about myself, now I can go back to bed. I don’t think NewZen gave us the story behind Captain Picard.

MacBean's avatar

I like ZenAgain because it’s fun to say. :D

valdasta's avatar

@MacBean Ask my kids, I am always talking in different voices (not because of any illness or anything) and impersonating people. Therefore, the “ZenAgain”, when said, could be interpreted as a German “then again”.

must be late…I felt like it needed an explanation

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