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    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10

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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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    I have a friend who calls my often hidden

    artistic side Rikku, after the FFX character. The dreamer bit, well... I've always been a dreamer, and I hope that never changes.
    RikkuDreamer RikkuDreamer 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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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    "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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    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 1 Response Jul 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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    No4skin49 No4skin49 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Salvador Dali is my favourite artist of all

    time. Gala Dali his wife and Muse is the subject of this work from 1952. The painting shows her pieced together through a series of spheres representing the synthesis of Renaissance art and atomic theory, illustrating the ultimate discontinuity of Matter with the spheres...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 3 Responses May 5

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    lailahailallah lailahailallah 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    The story behind my Username is

    that I'm a very cool person once you get to know me. I also don't look like my age at all. I'm a kid at heart even though I'm 23.
    CoolKid77 CoolKid77 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Color Me Stupid.

    I get really bummed out, person after person, saying how my name is a put down to myself and asking why I set it as that. For one, I am not stupid, and I know that. Color me stupid is lyrics from my favorite band, in one of their best songs.  When I was 14 or 15, I was looking...
    colormestupid colormestupid 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    My name is Artemis and I like nine in Hebrew

    so it is Artashia 😃😃😃😃
    ArtemistheHunter ArtemistheHunter 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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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    It basically just means cool kids.

    Why? I'm obviously soooooo cool. (Obvious sarcasm is obvious)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 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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    Denteavvelenato

    I've actually been asked about my name by some users who realize it is italian, Its literal meaning is poison tooth, as in C’ho il dente avvelenato. Literally, “I have a poison tooth,” this phrase implies: “When I speak on this topic, be aware that I am foaming-at...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses May 9, 2012

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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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    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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    Not much of a story..

    .we live in Minnesota and enjoy the professional (well, actually any level--college, high school, other) sports teams! Many people use the Vikings or Twins as a reference and the Timberwolves was too long to type regularly! The Wild was shorter for typing and is not as...
    Minnwild Minnwild 46-50, M 5 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I have 2 clown names

    and I couldn't choose which one to use so I used both.
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    reef182. reef is the name i go by (not my

    actual name) and i usually use 1823 after it except i had already made my first ep account under that name when i first started using this site and had no idea how to work it XD so there you have it!
    Reef182 Reef182 16-17, M Jun 30

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    'Phosphenes' are those swirls

    and dots of colors and light you see when you close your eyes and rub them really hard. When I was little, I was afraid of the dark. So, when lying in my bed at night, I used to close my eyes and rub them until the phosphenes appeared. I would focus on the little patterns and...
    LostInPhosphenes LostInPhosphenes 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I kept coming up with usernames already taken

    as I tried to set up my account, so I decided I would just put a random set of letters and numbers in for now, thinking I will just change it later but now I've decided to keep my username as is.
    A112C A112C 46-50 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My Profile Name Faithfullcarrie

    Faith my middle name & my first name Carrie. i'm faithful always tell truth never lie unless christmas & someone birthday. i told few lies about christmas presents. yes 1 time april fools day i told my mom i was pregnant. i had her believe it until 2 minutes until midnight i said...
    Faithfullcarrie Faithfullcarrie 36-40, F 27 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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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 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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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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    . . .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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    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 4 Responses Jun 29

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    ok so i get a in box from some chick asking

    about my Username and why would i ever enjoy giving blow jobs...Well with the user name i have picked is the part i love to be and can play it very well..With that being said trust me i can dress up and hit the world with class too...Now your ? was why i like to give head well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 27

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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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    Commie47 Commie47 18-21, M Jul 30

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23

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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 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 23, 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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    Mayi06

    Well my name is 'Anandamayi' its kinda big for a user name and also its pretty old Indian name. well my name means happiness. i love that, but since its big, i wanted it to be short :) PS: I was named after my Grandmother since she was the reason i was born safely(old rural...
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