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    I chose my username because I think this site

    can be a place to let my other person (no I don't have multiple personalities) be expressed.
    MrHyde96 MrHyde96 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    Prepare to be disappointed!

    My username is from a song.. The Outsider by A Perfect Circle. You should really listen to it... It's a great song.
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    my girl likes to give me silly nicknames

    for no reason that is the one she uses most frequently n it drives me crazy but that's OK cuz I luv her
    Chrissipher Chrissipher 31-35, M Jul 9

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    Journeyfulloflaughter

    this is actually my second username. my first username was a nickname i actually go by in real life. i decided it was too connected to my real life self, so i changed it to "journeyfulloflaughter". my very favourite videogames are final fantasy x and final fantasy x-2...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    Alana Unrest

    Alana Unrest is the name of my alter ego. She is everything I aspire to be. Alana means 'precious awakening' and Unrest refers to a state of discontent, of not being happy with the way things are. She stands for change & for awakening, and she will not rest until she gets there.
    AlanaUnrest AlanaUnrest 22-25, F 11 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Tiger

    It's been a long trip to get all the pieces of my name, and the help of BeautifulDreams42 to put them all together in a single name. This story is about my name, and everything that is behind it, the many questions and some requests could only be properly answered by sitting down...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    At school, bullies used to call me Salmon (my

    real name is Sally)... I decided that Salmon would be a good nickname for an account, because no one else would ever think of it (lol) and as for the 140301, it's my birthdate :3 (14th of March 2001)
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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    Commie47 Commie47 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I was born and raised (for the most part) in

    West Virginia and moved to a more north state when I was a kid. I was called Johnny Reb in school even though WV is the most northern "southern" state. WV may not be part of dixie (border state) but dixie is where my heart is. I altered johnny reb to suit my name, which is Sam.
    SammyReb SammyReb 18-21, M Jul 23

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    people always assume my name means

    that I'm either psychic or that I'm a psycho... No.. I just study psychology. Lol.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    What's In A Name?

    ??Originally posted July 2012.  Edited November 2013 to remove names of actual people in my life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, the 1995 part is easy right? After all, it was such an epic year; I'm truly surprised more of you don't have it in your usernames...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Lushiro

    Lushiro is brave, he's compassionate, never backs down from a fight and he's my main character in one of my fantasy stories. He's an inspiration himself as the catalyst of change.
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 7 Responses May 26, 2012

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    This is my second name here with the same

    profile. 455cargirl, formerly known as needalifeboat. I changed so much from the time I had joined and decided I no longer needed a lifeboat. I would have preferred "cargirl" but I had to make it different somehow so I put "455" in front of it. One of my dream cars is the Super...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I choose my username carefully.

    I believe it is important how we represent ourself. anotherlittlelamb Another - does this mean just like everyone else but nothing special. Little - I imagine I am still very young by many standards but does this also mean naive or small by experience. Lamb - This is the...
    anotherlittlelamb anotherlittlelamb 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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    Kims1cuckold

    I came home to find my beautiful wife who I adore and am deeply in love with in our marriage with my best friend having sex. They didnt even act surprised to see me and she said "hello cuckold come in here." I was in shock and wondering what she called me cuckold for. I didnt...
    kims1cuckold kims1cuckold 36-40, M 16 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 17

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    " A cut can't heal unless you leave it alone,

    I open mine daily leaving BONES EXPOSED." its a song by Of Mice & Men. I love them <3
    XxBonesExposedxX XxBonesExposedxX 13-15, F May 24

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    PaganPoet is no more.

    Back in June, I quickly needed to change my username to escape detection from my then-wife. I chose PaganPoet in a hurry. Contrary to the assumptions of most people who don't know me, I am neither a Pagan nor a Poet. The name comes from a Bjork song, Pagan Poetry, on her album...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 8 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    S74rxed (Star-Crossed)

    I found my way to EP several years ago because I was in emotional crisis. Going through some crap with my husband (we are still trudging along, same old crap though) at the time, and had been thinking about an old friend waaay too much - not quite an ex because we never were a...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    It's a song!!! I'm not actually from New York

    more like the other side of the world tbf. Riding to New York~ passenger
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17

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    My Username. (thought I Should Start)

    My username - Randomdriftwood. My story - The name I signed up with (which was different) I have had since I was 14, it was old and kind of lost its meaning so I had to think of something fitting. Using the same 2 word style I always use (adjective)(noun), I thought I need...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 18-21, F 35 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    neeiaI doubt there's anyone here

    who changed names more than I did over little more than a year on EP.I change names, a lot. When in doubt about a new name and avi that seems creative, speaks familiar, yet, unknown, it could be me :-)I realised now, I did not post a story about the transition from...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    How Cyclops Was Born

    My story is simple, and true. My user name aka: Mister Cyclops (CYCLOPS). Cyclops was born a few years back, the basics are as follows, I was stabbed in my right eye. At the time I did not realize I was stabbed, I thought my eye was grazed. It felt like a bit of sand or an...
    MISTERCYCLOPS MISTERCYCLOPS 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    My first username was boastroasttoast.

    That was just kinda by default, because I was just trying to enter my username for the first time, and I tried about 2 or 3, and they were taken, so I just randomly threw together boastroasttoast, with no meaning behind it, and I had no avi. One day, I was exploring the...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Pentupfreedom

    pentupfreedom is an oxymoron. I picked this name at a time when I was mildly depressed. Well, more than mildly depressed. I once heard depression described as being locked in a room with open doors. This description was more than adequate for me, hence the moniker, pentupfreedom...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Well, ladies and gentlemen of the jury,

    it's a play on the term "badgering the witness." I like to play with words, and that's what I did. What I came up with does suit me, but not for the reason I'm starting to see people on this site think. When I'd used this site under a different name, my jokes and opinions didn't...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 8 Responses May 18, 2014

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    My steam/skype/YouTube/twitch usernames are all

    Synthetic apples, but that was taken on this site, so I figured this is a tragedy... First world problems
    SyntheticTragedy SyntheticTragedy 13-15, M Jul 15

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    Imaginarylife

    Well, I love to daydream. Create a new world and a different life. And here on EP, I feel as if I've entered another world. Where people could actually understand each other. Here I could truly express what I feel. That is why this is my imaginary life :)
    1imaginarylife 1imaginarylife 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    it was a nickname a few of my female friends

    called me though I have many more and the rest gives away my age simple
    whitwhit86 whitwhit86 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    What does my username really mean?

    This is the question that I got asked through a private message a while ago and, lazy as I always am, I thought it would be a good idea to create a story out of it. The word leveler refers to an equalizer. A person or thing that promotes the abolition of inequalities or other...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    my username was created

    after this. i beleive that to help others they need to know this story. and this is why on everything i have made an account for since my 16th is named the two inner wolves
    twoinnerwolves twoinnerwolves 16-17, M May 20

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    People seem to be confused

    so I'll explain. Its pretty self explanatory though. Suicidalbieber - I'm suicidal & the last name of the person keeping me alive .
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    . . .am Not A Cd Lol

    I have posted my entry for a while to this group, before I decided to delete it just the same.I was approached through PM and asked if I am a crossdresser LOL because of how I've written the story.For one, I have nothing against CDs, but I got a bit perplexed at the remark. I...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    "It's better to light a candle

    than curse the darkness."- John F. KennedyEvolution, has been good to me.After suffering for so many years, I finally found the strength to stand on my own two feet, I finally found the strength to stick my chest out, I finally found the stength to hold my head up high!I have...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    American Witch

    Since a lot of people ask me about my username I figured I'd write this story. No, I am not Wiccan. I am not a witch. American Witch is the title of a Rob Zombie song. I am a huge fan of his and that is one of my favorite songs and thought it would make a fun username. That's the...
    americanwitch americanwitch 36-40, F 33 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Darkness is the symbol of two different things.

    The first is evil and suffering. The second is lack of knowledge, (hence the phrase, "in the dark"). I like to think I defeat the two, sometimes both at once.
    DarksBane DarksBane 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    my username is exactly

    as it is..crazy2letuknow ..crazy to let the one guy I was in love with know that I still loved him..that time has passed now and I just kept the username..but every now and then he still crosses my mind..I still wonder sometimes what could have been if we stayed together
    Crazy2LetUknow Crazy2LetUknow 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    The bible is k!nky. Really scary kind

    though not the good kind. That's where my username is from. Someone on here told me they wouldn't take my comments seriously unless I changed my name. I changed my name alright, to an even worse one. I admire myself for my creative genius in usernames. Kiss my a$$. :)
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Here Is My Story...

    Papri means flower petal in my language and i think it is the most beautiful thing God created..I love flowers :) I wanted my name to be Papri from childhood because it was the name of my closest friend and i loved her and her name obviously. She was a beautiful and very nice...
    papri papri 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Sinsoftheflesh: not only is it a reference to

    the Rocky Horror Picture Show, one of my all time favorite movies and a show that helped me feel accepted and comfortable in my skin, but it describes me as a person. For one, I see body modification as a form of art. This includes every branch of it including piercing...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F May 21

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    Well people always call me crazy

    and insane and an outcast a so Insane0k just mean I'm insane OK get over it it's me
    Insane0k Insane0k 13-15, F 2 Responses May 19

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    It's kind of self explanatory.

    Lost follower. I am a follower. Not in anyway a leader. The lost part means I have no where to go. I just broke away from something I have been following for some time and now I am completely lost. I am trying to find something new but ending up empty. For now I just have to...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    The Detention Room.

    (Titled because I am in my high school's detention room.) I took longer than I should have choosing a username. I kept typing and erasing many names, trying to think of something I like, and that I'd remember. After ten minutes, I went to youtube and started looking through songs...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    Read my 50 things about me post,

    lol. Answers there.
    wildflowerfolk wildflowerfolk 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Guys, I have an awesome tale to tell you about

    my username.. Bflyboo, was my first username for club penguin. Like.. It stuck with me, so basically, I've been "bflyboo" since I was 7. .-.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses May 29

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