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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 26

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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 22-25, M 7 Responses May 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Some years ago I was in Eastern Kentucky.

    ..in the mountains staying in a forgotten holiday inn. That evening there was a show ...a comedy performance . A real crowd showed up ...because this was a big deal in Pikeville. When the comedian came out on stage he was black! My he man was hysterical.....but later I...
    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    lailahailallah lailahailallah 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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 4 Responses Jun 29

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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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    Read my 50 things about me post,

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

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    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    lovelymaskedbeauty lovelymaskedbeauty 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    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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    Story about my name it's pretty simple.

    I am a UCLA Bruins Fan the "13" is my lucky number and also day I was born.
    UCLABruinsFan13 UCLABruinsFan13 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    TheDreamyWomanThis painting has an enormous

    value to me. It has the power to transport me back in a time when I was 21... I was young and full of life and yes dreaming dreams bigger than life.Alas... 19 years fly by at the blink of an eye and here I am looking at this painting and all I see is a stranger... that I can't...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 13, 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 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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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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    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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    It's the most hilarious word to me.

    And I use it as a gamer tag.
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 11, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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