Your handle - why?

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jcwillia
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Your handle - why?

Post by jcwillia » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:30 am

Why do you call yourself whatever you do?


My forum handles are almost always jcwillia or JRock3x8 - the former was my college userid at U of Illinois, the latter is a bit more complicated. Longwinded explanation forthcoming...


I have picked many "creative" handles for myself over the years. I got serious into poetry in high school and penned under the name "Prisoner of Love", later shortened by friends to "Priz". I also used "Phoenix", "Blade", "null numb nothing" (nin inspired, I confess) just to name a few.

I finally settled on JRock because it was a name that others used for me, not what I called myself. When I started sharing my music with others, they asked "What do you call it?" Being somewhat embarrassed by my earlier attempts to name myself, I declined to answer. So, friends at work started referring to me as "JRock" because my first name is Jason and the "Rock" part, yah I really don't know :) I guess I wrote one tune that had a mostly guitar feel to it and maybe that started it. Anyways. The "3x8" ending was just a creative tag added to distinguish myself from all the other "JRock"s in the world, not the least of which is one particularly unpleasant looking fella.



So where did you get your name?
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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by timothyallan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:47 am

Mom

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by pepezabala » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:01 am

I saw Johnny Zabala playing his guitar in a bar in Berlin and was impressed.

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by supamonsta » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:06 am

a strange weird symbolic dream with a particular affective and unconscious affective charge... like a kind of "sign", inner profecy... :twisted:


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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by logic_user99 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:31 am

Because I used to use eMagic Logic for donkeys years... not really any more, though! And now, I can't change my handle.
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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by UKRuss » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:39 am

My name is Russ. I am from the UK.

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by timothyallan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:40 am

UKRuss wrote:My name is Russ. I am from the UK.
That's some story. Way more intriguing than mine.

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by UKRuss » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:47 am

'Deep' is my middle name. :wink:

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by timothyallan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:49 am

UKRuss wrote:'Deep' is my middle name. :wink:
Mine is "Danger".

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by UKRuss » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:08 am

Danger eh?

You ever had your scrotum bitten by a mountain goat and then have it run off only to find your precious sack for sale on Ebay the following day?

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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by serge_a_storms » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:15 am

Mine is a character in a book called Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey. Always liked the character so I half inched the name. :D
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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by Grappadura » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:20 am

Mine derives from "El Grapadura", a character from the toon "Beaver Brothers". He´s a wrestler and his name implies a "hard grip". Written with 2 ps its also "hard grappa", the italian liquor.


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Re: Your handle - why?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:59 am

Because TITBAG was already taken.
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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