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01 July 2011 @ 09:56 am
First online handle QOTD  
What was your first online handle?
I'm feeling: curiouscurious
ruthless compassion: peekaroraborealis on July 1st, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
So embarrassing: "missweet". I was trolling around IRC chat rooms, and I figured a cute, girly name would get lots of attention.

Boy howdy.
Misanthropic extrovertdbang on July 1st, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I take it that worked well ;-)
The other side of Delirium: wolftaura_g on July 1st, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
That brings back memories...

My first online handle was Little John.
metagnatmetagnat on July 1st, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
My first online handle (on BBSes in the 90s) was "Random" after Arthur Dent's daughter in the fifth Hitchhiker's Guide book.

I believe I also used constellation names - probably Rigel or Orion.

Then I was using Bilove (eugh) when I first got to college. By the end of college, I was using metagnat, which I've always loved because it isn't taken anywhere, it's nicely gender neutral and it conveys a flavor.
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on July 1st, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
"just julia"
pir on July 1st, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
pir was the first username I used but the first handle in that sense was Mort. I was an awkward gangly teenage redhead with seemingly too many elbows and knees, it seemed to fit.
bison need inbbbsg on July 1st, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
evilgrrl, i think.
... in a handbasketinahandbasket on July 1st, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
First one I can still remember was Clockwork, but I know there were others before that...
I came up with Clockwork when I was digging around BBS's at the age of 12 or so. I spelled it differently on a regular basis, but that's where it started.
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on July 1st, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
"Fishmonger". My second, which I took to more and used for a year or two, was "moth".
buxom_beybuxom_bey on July 1st, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Um, Bey. Kinda stuck.
unintentionally intimidating: MITcoraline on July 1st, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
i was very attached to that handle, and used it on all the MOOs and BBSes i frequented in the early 90s... and if the women who ended up marrying my college boyfriend hadn't already had it as an MIT username when i got to college, i might still be invested in that name! which is a weird thought.
Jonathan Woodwardwoodwardiocom on July 1st, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)

I'm pretty ensconced in my identity.
Chipceo on July 1st, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
"Castellan", on the in-house mainframe chat system at UMass. I was a big Doctor Who dork at the time. Also used it on alt.callahans some years later.
E. K. Mangosteenmangosteen on July 1st, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
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T Streichsweetbaboo on July 1st, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Jack Black