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I used to be really obsessed with spiders as a little child, so when I was making an account somewhere, I decided to use "Sklípkan" (an infraorder of spiders, I couldn't find an English translation.. Those large and beautiful ones.. Tarantulas, for example.) Of course, it is impossible to use "í" on most websites (even PS! supports all kinds of weird symbols but you can't use a normal letter) and Sklipkan sounded really stupid, so I shortened it to Skipkan.


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There is a character in a Harry Potter fanfiction book written by a certain Pokemon youtuber whose title is "ManOfMany." I went with that name for a while, then after some time shortened it to Many


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I've gone by this name, or variations of it, since when I started gaming. I started with a space-based shooter, so I made this from pulsar, an astronomical object type, 512, a power of 2 (im a cs major so thats natural), and b for beta. My discord nick is PulsieTheDulsie, which came from pulsie, which was a nickname an online friend gave me. I AM NOT DUTCH BTW. My name sounds like it for some fucked up reason.
My nick in Showdown (Davixo1408) is a portmanteau between how my parents used to call me when I was little (Davicho, diminutive of David but with an X cuz is cooler) and my birthday (August, 14).
Here is just a meme, but with a small typo.
I was going through a weird time in my life and at the time Princess Bubblegum was an emotional anchor and I related a lot to her.

This is my third username on this site, first was e4d6 based on the Pirc Defense in chess, and then ScarfWynaut on wonky Wynaut analysis back in the day.
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Banned deucer.
I was going through a weird time in my life and at the time Princess Bubblegum was an emotional anchor and I related a lot to her.

This is my third username on this site, first was e4d6 based on the Pirc Defense in chess, and then ScarfWynaut on wonky Wynaut analysis back in the day.
Hey chess fren! Do you know theres a private chess room on PS!?


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RedPanda2577 October 23rd, 2016 - March 14th, 2017 - I like red pandas, red panda was taken, so I took some numbers I like and put it after "RedPanda" and that was my username for a while.

SciencePanda March 14th, 2017 - January 21st, 2019 - I decided I wanted to namechange and get rid of the numbers. I sampled a few names, but my friend called this one cute, so I used it for a while.

Rach January 21st, 2019 - Present - I qualified for a name reset, so I decided I wanted to namechange to a nickname of my real name, which is Rachel, because a lot of people call me Rach in real life and on Pokemon Showdown.
I keep forgetting that this thread is a thing, so hey I get to reveal a story about my nickname Sunny (which I own on PS!):

Long story short, one of my friends in 8th grade called me by the name Sunny Sunny Sundar. Initially, I didn't like the name since that he constantly repeated it every time I talked to him, but I grew to terms with it. So, Sunny was a nickname I decided to adopt when I went to high school. People often remembered me pretty easily this way, so that was nice.

Now, because of this, people are now teasing me, calling me Moony Moony Moondar because of how it's easy to make anything follow the style. ;_;

At least people don't call me Rainy (or Rainy Rainy Raindar) or else I'd hunt them down.
About 11 years ago, My brother and I used to share a computer to play games on. At the time we were playing a Source mod called Zombie Master and my brother got sick of me using his name when I was playing. So, I had to come up with a new name on the spot and I chose The Cheese Lord. I've stuck with the name ever since.
I also just realized that my steam account is just over 10 years old, and I have always gone by some variation of The Cheese Lord on there.


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It all started ten years ago . . .

A day in 2009: I discovered Smogon.com while on a lunch break at work. I was immediately drawn to the competitive analyses, gobsmacked by the amount of care and effort put into a mode of playing Pokemon I had never thought of before. I devoured the dex like a good book, reading and rereading my favorite entries even though I wasn't battling competitively that often.

November 2009: After playing around on Shoddy Battle, The_Eevee_General was born so I could post about a bug affecting Magic Guard and Thunder Wave. How did I devise such an awesome username? Eevee was my favorite Pokemon or something, generally speaking. If only I had known the ramifications of my name at the time and the connotations with another user that would surface...

Later: I dropped the underscores and became the The Eevee General. By now people were calling me TEG.

2012-13 (?): At the behest of asterat iirc, I dropped The and became Eevee General, which was also the name I had registered on PS!. Now, the proximity to the other Eevee user was laid bare, still mostly unknown to me. Soon after, I was routinely called EG, and the Eevee(lution) Rank names (e.g. Vaporeon Admiral, a nick adopted by a notorious PS! troll and archenemy of mine) flourished.

2017 (?): Wanting to rid myself of any Eevee associations, I began shopping for a new name. I tested out a few, but knowing that I'd need approval to change my name on PS! and Smogon, I had to comprise with something that linked me to my old identity. Thus, I jokingly messaged Zarel asking for EV, fully expecting to be denied for such a "universal" name, but he liked it and let me reset it on PS!. Soon, the Smogon cabal approved and I was reinducted as a smod under the name.

A dark day in 2018: My best friend arhops and I were bantering on Discord when suddenly he referred to the website as "Discbonks." Finding it amusing, I nicked over to Discbonks on the Smogon server and instantly met a cascade of derision and mockery. Knowing full well I had struck gold, I kept the name, and used it exclusively on the server until my retirement from all positions earlier this year.

And that is the mostly true story of how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb with tippecanoe and tyler, too. And so can you! Thank you.
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My cycle is ending here, thanks for everything.
I am a great lover of moons, I have always been passionate in this star, its phenomena, its colorations, its forms, its brilliance, everything on the moon impresses me today, it is the symbol of perfection without a real perfection. Mimas is one of the great moons of Saturn, known by "Death Star". It is the smallest body of the solar system able to take on a practically spherical shape. I just found this name beautiful and actually I use in a lot of websites, became my identity.

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