What's the inspiration behind your user name?

Joined
Apr 28, 2014
Location
Nebraska
As a freshman I became interested in lighting, assisting the current lighting head with every show, and operating the light board, and since I will probably end up his successor when he graduates, my friend deemed me the baby light goddess and the name just stuck.

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Red leader

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Joined
Jun 14, 2014
Location
New city, New York
Doing a show in college I was on a spot my first year when the cue caller did a comms check by saying, "wings report in" so obviously I said "red leader standing by" and the name just stuck. No idea how I'm gonna transfer it to the new theater without sounding pretentious.
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2014
Location
Chester
Mine is more than a slight nod to Terry Pratchett, Ankh Morpork; coupled with the fact that I am often called upon to create illusions worthy of the West End, on a budget that doesn't even stretch to one shoe-string.
 

Diamond556

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Joined
Jul 12, 2014
Location
Cincinnati, OH
Nothing too crazy here.
Its my last name with a sequence of numbers behind it that I've used as a username on several websites for quite a few years now.
 

LilLace

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Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Location
Maryland, United States
Hello fellow Techs!! My username came from my circumstances. I currently work on a college technical services staff and most of our staff are taller and stronger males. So I received the title of Little girl which then turned into Lil for short. Apparently two syllable names are too long hence Lace. Since then I have accepted my nickname and fully enjoy climbing truss and running DMX/snakes under even the smallest of stages.
 

πr8qwn

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Joined
Jan 12, 2015
Location
Alameda island, California
I wanted to see if I could use the symbol for "pi" on my Mac. It was challenging and still looks more like an "n". Now, I've just given you a clue along with me natal date to puzzle out the pronunciation. I'll get an Avatar photo up soon.
 

Splinter

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Joined
Jan 24, 2015
Location
California
One of my idols in theatre from freshman year was an extremely talented tech and actor, and he gave me the nickname "Splinter" because, and I quote, "Kid, you are one [email protected]$$ booth tech." So thus Splinter, as in Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Oh, and I can also be a real pain sometimes.

That's it. that's the whole story.
 

πr8qwn

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Joined
Jan 12, 2015
Location
Alameda island, California
I have ADD, and I'm pretty pissed off about it.

Makes waiting for cues a helluva chore, sometimes.
I hear you MadADDer, (any chance a fan of "Black Adder"?) I manage to embroider when sitting on the board- no cross stitch or counted needlework, I have a SM friend who knits between cues, When waiting for props handoffs or FS cues I sometimes do a certain count of sit-ups or push ups depends on show and venue of course. Don't read anything more engrossing than a rehearsal report. I have missed cues that way. Its a great time to practice or teach yourself new knots or learn that ever-popular one hander bowline around the body.
 

wanderer

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Joined
Mar 22, 2015
Location
Southern California
Let's just say that my road to theatre wasn't a straight and narrow path. Still doesn't seem to be, for that matter... ;)
 

woolycd

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Joined
Nov 29, 2011
Location
SE Connecticut
Like all good sea stories, this starts out ... "This is no s....."

It was a hot summer evening, late July, 1973 in north central Iowa. That was the year the drinking age in Iowa changed from 19 to 18. I was still 18 and sitting around with two of my buddies and two cases of cold PBR when we started playing a drinking game called Bull S___. Sometime during that game, the name "Wooly" was assigned to me. I don't remember any of the details of how to play this game (or much of the 70's for that matter) but the name stuck through my time in the navy and through school, some still call me Wooly to this day.

Now if you have ever seen me, you might understand how I got that name. That was just weeks before I went to boot camp and my hair was almost to my shoulders I had a full beard. I still have a full head of thick hair and full beard. Since that July evening in 1973, I can probably count the number times I've been clean shaven on less than two hands. The last time was in July of 1985 for the part of a Samuel Chase in "1776".

It wasn't until I tried to sign up for an email address that I found out someone else had already taken 'my name'. I had to change my name for an email address. After much consternation (about 3 seconds) I added my initials. And that's how I got my user name, woolycd.
 

The Gray Lady

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Joined
Oct 15, 2015
Location
Pewaukee
My Technical Theater teacher actually chose this name for me. He was most likely going for some sort of pun since my last name is Gray. That, and when I was younger, I played a joke on one of my other teachers, pretending to be the ghost of the theater. Nothing harmful, just a few bangs from inside his office after he turned off the lights and shut the door.
 

Britlite

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Joined
Nov 24, 2015
Location
Atlanta
On many other forums, you are required to use your given name to identify yourself. Here on Control Booth, we don't have that limitation and many of us have chosen a different monicker to identify ourselves. I was wondering, why did you choose the user name that you have? If you use your given name, is there a reason that you stayed with that as opposed to choosing something different?

I identify as ruinexplorer on many forums. The main reason, for those of you who have seen my posts or read my intro, is that my original career goal was to be an archaeologist. In particular, I specialized in civilizations as opposed to tribal or nomadic cultures. I am extremely fascinated with how people create to make a world unto themselves and how external forces help to form their decisions.

So, how about others?
Was one of the first names I came up with for my company when I decided to go out on my own and try to take over the world with 8 cheap LEDS and a 48 channel board.
 

Britlite

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Joined
Nov 24, 2015
Location
Atlanta
I worked on a crew where, out of 12 tech, 5 of us were named Dave. Since I was the newbie, they tried calling me Davey. That lasted about a week. Then they used my last name (Simpson), then Simps, then DaveySimps. At that time email was just catching on (yes there was a time when it did not exist). So, I randomly used DaveySimps as my hotmail user name. Ever since then, I just sort of stuck with it.

~Dave
The same name on the GIG stories are always cool!! Im Noah so that rarely happens, but I bet you get it a lot..
 
Joined
Dec 15, 2015
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Burgher - a person who is from or lives in the Pittsburgh area but does not identify as a Yinzer, homophone of the food item Burger
And - used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences that are to be taken jointly
Fries - Delicious batons of deep-fried potato, often put inside or on top of hot deli sandwiches, salads, and cheeseburgers by people from Pittsburgh

I went out for sustenance with a stage manager on a tour stop at my theater recently and she was appalled that the portions of food in Pittsburgh are so massive and that nearly everything you order has fries in it or on it. I can't imagine having it any other way.
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Location
Nebraska
Pretty simple; my first name and my company name.