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« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2019, 10:37:36 AM »

I suppose I've been here long enough, I should explain mine. It's not that complicated. "FRO" was a high school nickname I had, because of my hair. I hated it at first, but it stuck, and eventually I embraced it. I'm still "FRO" on the shmups forums. Most other forums either wouldn't allow a username that short, or it had already been taken by someone, or by a bot. So I added "Metal" to the front because, well, I love heavy metal. Thus, MetalFRO was born.
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« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2019, 10:48:57 AM »

He's the funkiest dude in the mosh pit
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« Reply #92 on: January 19, 2019, 03:00:43 PM »

I don't think I explained this yet. I am too lazy to look back through this.

My real name is William but my family and friends call me Willie. In high school one of my friends starting calling me this one day and I hated it. Soon some other started to, thankfully it was only a few people. He explained he thought I talked like a robot, in a kind of monotone voice. I disagree but maybe when I was younger I was more like that. I think the older me speaks with more emotion. But I don't think I ever agreed with this assessment. However even though I hated it I realized soon after it gave me a unique nickname I could embrace and use on social media platforms such as this. I always had trouble thinking of usernames before and now I had a good one to use. An example of a username I used on the music sites LastFM and Rate Your Music were CantDecideAName and ThisDesiredName. I literally just used the fact I couldn't think of one as the username. I loved the wittiness of those but RobotWillie is more personal and has more to do with me. I also used the name of the city I live in, its a good sized city and there isn't really any other cities with the name so it was often not taken when signing up for services such as the main Shenmue fansite which a member there showd me this place (Ryudo) as he went by then. If it was used I would put Will on the end, another shortened version of my real name. I did this on MySpace. It is dangerous to use the name of where you live in retrospect but its large enough that I don't fret about being picked out of the haystack somehow and my first name is common enough, and I never told anyone my address unless I trusted them (such as a guy who exchanged games with me).

The bottom line is I finally had a name that was more unique and personal and ironically I hated it at the start. I do like being called Bill less for some reason. Its because I have been given the nickname Willie and calling me Bill sounds wrong to me.
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« Reply #93 on: January 19, 2019, 04:55:53 PM »

I suppose I've been here long enough, I should explain mine. It's not that complicated. "FRO" was a high school nickname I had, because of my hair. I hated it at first, but it stuck, and eventually I embraced it. I'm still "FRO" on the shmups forums. Most other forums either wouldn't allow a username that short, or it had already been taken by someone, or by a bot. So I added "Metal" to the front because, well, I love heavy metal. Thus, MetalFRO was born.

He's the funkiest dude in the mosh pit

The first time I read "MetalFRO," it conjured up images of some guy wearing a wig made out of Brillo pads.
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