Someone lay me down a sick beat. We goin' ham.
It's mid-2007, not too long ago,
when a little nerdy white boy and his buddies go,
and sign up for Xbox Live to play some videogames,
using Gears of War and Halo as a replacement for dames.
Well I'm sitting there just thinking, trying to choose a handle,
but my friends names are much better, mine can't hold a ...
I am named after the minor planet 14111 Kimamos which in turn is named after a science teacher in West Virginia and not the lady in Michigan who writes romance novels under that name. (Just kidding. Actually user14111 is my real name.)
"Slytherincess" is, unsurprisingly, a combo of "Slytherin" and "Princess".
I've had this online handle since 2002.
I first read Harry Potter fan fiction at a site called The Sugar Quill, and I participated in their forums. I basically liked their site, but it was very restrictive -- for example, the site would only archive fan fic with what they ...
I joined this Stack Exchange to ask Wheel of Time questions. Rand al'Thor is the main character in the Wheel of Time series, and also someone I can identify with personally in many ways. Nobody else had taken that username (at the time, I didn't know usernames could be duplicated), so I used it. If it had already been in use, my second choice would have been ...
Keen has worked tirelessly to make this community a better place, doing so with grace, patience, and calm.
Thanks for all the hard work, Keen. I'm sure I speak for many when I say that you will be sorely missed.
You might want to take a cup of coffee and sit down for this.
Well, it all started in 2007. The world was a much more innocent place, or was I younger and more innocent? Who's to tell?
Anyways, being on volunteer work in Haifa Israel, a bunch of my friends and I started calling each other "Freak", you know, in a cool way.
Hey Freak, how's it going?
:-D Thank you very much. (You've been waiting a long time for this, haven't you?!)
Congratulations to FuzzyBoots, not only on hitting 100k just slightly after me, but also on overtaking me since then and moving into the top 8 users by reputation. May you and 14111 continue riding the wave of story-ID rep ;-)
My user name should show that I was male, so people wouldn't have to refer to me as "he, or she, I dunno". (My real name seems to have that effect; it sounds androgynous to native English speakers.)
I also like science fiction, and I wanted a name that reflected that. (It's a character from Red Dwarf, in case you're wondering. My avatar is the Red Dwarf ...
I stack, therefore I am. I build Lego for public display. My builder's name is Major Stackings and denotes the utter importance of each and every creation I put together. ;) Although I build whatever captures my interest, I'm mainly into micro scale & miniland scale MOCs (M.O.C.s, in Lego language means my own creation(s)), so, to me, the name Major ...
I’ve been a fan of The Lord of the Rings since before everybody had heard of it:
I read it for the first time in the late 1960s.1
I still have a very dog-eared and taped up copy that was printed in 1966.
Not a first edition, or anything, just old.
I’ve read it cover-to-cover probably five or six times.
(I have bought a newer copy; the old one is falling ...
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I'm named after a far away moon. In the year 2293 of the Prime Timeline, I exploded due to over-mining. This caused an ecological disaster on my parent planet that led to two warring empires not really fighting anymore.
(TL;DR: I picked it because I like Star Trek.)
Once I was Simon Waterson, a college football star who was transformed into a frog by a slighted witch. Then I picked up a sliver of Mjolnir, and was granted the power of Thor.
Now I am Throg, the Frog of Thunder. Evildoers beware.
I learned about Throg a few years ago, and it was (and remains) one of the funniest concepts I've ever heard; it's completely ...
/slytherincess raises her glass
I linked "Boat drinks" to the wiki page for Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead. I meant this to explain the source/meaning of "Boat drinks" in the context of a death, but it didn't occur to me that the title of the movie itself would make linking to it possibly super tacky. Please know that was not my ...
I am a competitive ballroom dancer and have a serious passion for all three types of tango, which is Argentine, American, and International. I was originally TangoOversway since, when I first logged on, the system wouldn't let me use Tango, but found later I could change it.
In American tango, there is a move at the lower ability level (Bronze) called the ...
At the time of posting this answer, my current profile picture is a photoshopped version of my Twitter pic, courtesy of @MikeEdenfield.
It is something of a running joke at this stage that I hate everything thanks to my vocal dislike for Man of Steel, with other negative opinions of sometimes popular things only cementing my status as the SciFi.SE and ...
Back when online gaming meant telnet, I was younger. And stupider. I may have just repeated myself.
I was just discovering the internet when I heard about online role playing. Friends liked MUDs, but I found myself drawn to MUSHes, which had less numbers and involved less killing harmless level 1 critters for an hour. The biggest MUSH I found was ...