What's the story behind your username?
If you are one of us folks whose username is not your actual name, what is the story behind it?
I'll go first.
Amarth was an evil necromancer character I made for a very old "rogue-like" Tolkien-based PC game Angband, and later on a similar necromancer in Diablo 2. It's been my recurring gamer name since back in the days.
It was picked at a whim while I were browsing through Tolkien's Silmarillion and it simply means "Doom" in Sindarin. Most famously in Amon Amarth, Mount Doom, the volcano where the One ring was forged. A fitting (though admittedly silly) name for a necromancer.
Now as it happens I'm from Sweden and there's a somewhat famous Swedish death metal band named Amon Amarth. So everyone thinks I took the name from them and that I'm a fan, though neither is true. I simply took it from the same original source as them - Tolkien.
I don’t know. Everyone seems to hate whatever I write anyway.
Years ago I was posting on a political forum and for some reason people started writhing in pain whenever I told them what was wrong with them. So I did a genome test and found I was dropped off on a doorstep one day from a passing Vogon freighter (yeah, I was lucky I got my security clearance, because I was able to see some of the Area 51 files). Anyhow, I thought I’d carry on my family legacy. Vote if you care - or are still alive to.
The SS part of my username is the abbreviation of my real name.
The numeric part
3.1415926535897932384626433 is the value of ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle. In reality, this value is infinitely long, but I had to trim it down to 25 post-decimal digits because of the limitation of Stack Exchange. I picked this ratio because I was always interested in it. Also, there's a supernatural kind of thing attached with it. When I was kid, I realized I already knew certain things like speed of light is fastest. The value of ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle being infinitely long was also among them.
The entire username signifies that the mystery of SS is infinitely long just like ratio of circumference... oh, leave it.