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noWizardme
Valinor


Jun 22, 8:15pm

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What user name do you wish you’d thought of? Can't Post

“Mad Baggins” in my case.

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Petty Dwarf
Bree


Jun 22, 9:10pm

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I wish I'd remembered that "Petty-dwarf" should have a hyphen. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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When Durin woke and walked alone."


noWizardme
Valinor


Jun 22, 9:27pm

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Dash it! ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Attalus
Lorien


Jun 23, 5:46pm

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Okay... [In reply to] Can't Post

"Prince Imrahil" would have been great

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhúr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mûmak. But we got him!


sador
Half-elven


Jun 23, 6:47pm

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I which I knew how to check. [In reply to] Can't Post

I wanted to be Gwindor; but for some reason, I felt sure the name was taken, and haven't figured out how to check - I settled down on another name from that tale.

I probably should have just tried; in the worst case, I would be informed the name was taken. I didn't think of that, either.

There is a member named Gwindor now; but that user has joined five years after me, and hasn't posted once.


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Jun 23, 6:48pm

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If I weren't already L. Ron Halfeven... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I'd want to be Ernie L. Pheriannath.

And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Jun 23, 10:28pm

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On another forum [In reply to] Can't Post

which is no longer extant, I was Gardenersmate and was quite fond of that, as I am something of a Samwise fan - and a gardener.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 23, 11:49pm

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Go to 'Who's Online'. [In reply to] Can't Post

At 'Who's Online' you can check the Membership Directory which reveals that there is indeed a Gwindor (but not a 'gwindor'). However, that member has never posted and has not logged back in since the day of registration: Mar 10 2012. So you had a window of about 4 1/2 years when that username was available! Angelic

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Jun 23, 11:51pm)


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Jun 24, 2:24am

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This name goes all the way back to the old.... [In reply to] Can't Post

...Corona's Coming Attractions website. I don't know if anybody else around here used to frequent those boards or not. It was a movie news website, which gave detailed updates on films in various stages of development.

They had forums divided into different subgroups, and I spent a lot of time on their Lord of the Rings board. It was basically TORN for me before I discovered TORN (sometime in 2002, I think).

Anyway, I had desired to use the very simple username of Strider, but there was already a member there who used it (and the promotional image of Viggo similar to the art that I use as my avatar here). So I pondered different variations of Aragorn's names and titles, until I settled on Aragorn the Elfstone, and used as my avatar the promotional image of Aragorn holding his sword up at Helm's Deep.

Over the years, I've grown quite attached to my eventual choice and even use it on other boards not affiliated with Tolkien (except on AwardsWatch, where I'm Elessar).

"The danger with any movie that does as well as this one does is that the amount of money it's making and the number of awards that it's got becomes almost more important than the movie itself in people's minds. I look at that as, in a sense, being very much like the Ring, and its effect on people. You know, you can kind of forget what we were doing, if you get too wrapped up in that."
- Viggo Mortensen

(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Jun 24, 2:25am)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 24, 6:41pm

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I would have gone with gammer [In reply to] Can't Post

though I do like my gramma stuff :)




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dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 24, 6:53pm

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I don't think I do, really..... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always been fond of the dormouse and his teapot. Smile

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood and every spring
there is a different green. . .


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 24, 8:31pm

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This was my first message board [In reply to] Can't Post

and the whole User Name was new for me. I wanted something Tolkien, but there aren't a lot of female names. Eowyn, Galadriel, and Arwen were taken. I loved the Ents and wanted Fimbrethil, but that was taken too. So I chose entmaiden and kept it when we switched to the new boards (that was 11 years ago, and the boards aren't new anymore).
I have other names for other message boards I visit, but for this board, entmaiden is me. Smile


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Jun 24, 11:06pm

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Oh, dear god... [In reply to] Can't Post

...it HAS been 11 years, hasn't it? Crazy Cool

It really doesn't seem like it. I suppose the fact that "newboards" is still in the web address has kept me feeling like it wasn't as long ago as it has actually been.

Of course, I wasn't a member back on the old boards (joined in '09), but I was a longtime lurker.

It's rather amazing how long you guys have been part of my life. It's just now occurring to me that next year will be my 10th anniversary as a member! Smile

"The danger with any movie that does as well as this one does is that the amount of money it's making and the number of awards that it's got becomes almost more important than the movie itself in people's minds. I look at that as, in a sense, being very much like the Ring, and its effect on people. You know, you can kind of forget what we were doing, if you get too wrapped up in that."
- Viggo Mortensen

(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Jun 24, 11:08pm)


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 24, 11:25pm

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I've admired a lot of nicks on TORN, [In reply to] Can't Post

especially ones with a pun, such as Haldir in Headlights. But I've been happy with my choice of nick.

Like Entmaiden, this was my first discussion board (actually it was the first website that I registered for anything and I had no idea what personal information I was making accessible by clicking 'register'!) As it happens, I've since used Ataahua on a variety of other websites - it's become my standard 'other' identity. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 24, 11:55pm

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I never really considered a different username. [In reply to] Can't Post

I rather liked the idea of a username that could be easily recognized across multiple message boards, so Otaku-sempai in some form has followed me from forum to forum.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Attalus
Lorien


Jun 25, 4:47am

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Alas, I wish it were [In reply to] Can't Post

I was active on SF-Fandom and Entmoot before. Frown

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhúr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mûmak. But we got him!


sador
Half-elven


Jun 25, 7:33am

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Now I do know, obviously. [In reply to] Can't Post

I've actually searched the boards, and found out that I've earlier remembered the story in a different way.


I did once ask the admins how to change my username (I can't find that post), but I was advised to keep the existing one, as I was already known by it, and it would be problematic to search older posts and associate them with me (some members did change their usernames when TORn moved from the old boards to the new ones, but I wasn't around by then). So here I am.


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jun 25, 4:46pm

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Totally unimaginative when registering. [In reply to] Can't Post

I think I was starting LOTR for the umpteenth time, and reading Bilbo’s farewell speech.

But our nicks do grow on us do they not?

There are SO many clever names on TORn. noWizardme and L. Ron Halfelven spring to mind, and of course grammaboodawg – quite crafty!

Playing with names:

Bo Romear
Perry Grin
Harry Gorn
Dís n Dat
Denny Thor
Beth Akalla
Ollie Fant
Brock Badger
Bungo Straight

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 25, 9:53pm

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Me too [In reply to] Can't Post

I deliberated for a while over mine. I chose Eledhwen because Túrin is my favourite Silmarillion tale, but 'Morwen' didn't seem to fit. Apart from the fact it's a bit tricky to pronounce IRL (the 'dh' being 'th') I like it a lot. I was incredibly miffed when I joined LiveJournal and someone else had pinched Eledhwen before me, but it's my pen-name for all the fanfic I've ever written online and it's my username on a couple of other websites too. I can't imagine being anything else now.

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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Jun 26, 3:20am

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Mine too. [In reply to] Can't Post

Although not my first time being a member of a large community where almost everyone was known by a nickname.

When I joined TORN, I first tried for some of the more common and uncommon names of Gandalf and Aragorn, all long taken by December 2003, before this one occurred to me.

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for if it prosper none dare call it treason.


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CuriousG
Half-elven


Jun 26, 5:45pm

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Celeborn's original name, Teleporno [In reply to] Can't Post

It would be funny at first, but it would get old after awhile, especially if people shortened it and quoted me in posts. "As Porno said about the balrog and its wings."


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 26, 11:18pm

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'Porno! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah it's probably for the best that you didn't take that. If I remember right, I think there was a Teleporno at IMDB that frequented the boards for the LotR and Hobbit films (until IMDb dropped their forums).

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Annael
Half-elven


Jun 27, 2:55pm

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Lothiriel [In reply to] Can't Post

I was here early enough that I could have snagged it, but started out using another nick (ritergrrl) that I used on other forums. Then I decided to find a Tolkienish one instead, and because I also use variations on "Annie" on other forums, I looked in the Encyclopedia of Arda and found Annael, which AT THE TIME was defined as a female name (it's not, and they've changed the definition). But I'm used to it, even if a lot of people find it impossible to spell correctly (no, it is not "Anneal").

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around … The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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CuriousG
Half-elven


Jun 28, 6:56pm

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Maybe you could kryptonize "Annael" [In reply to] Can't Post

And tell people you're the sister of Kal-el, Anna-el. Smile But then you might get stuck with Anna L.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jun 28, 7:51pm

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Anna-L [In reply to] Can't Post


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"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock

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