Dear Beanies…………what does your respective handles mean???

Why I’m asking this? Just because….
(Today I saw so many beanies post thoughtful questions & stuff on the Fan Wall, I racked my brain for something cool & came up with these BRIGHT idea XD )

But really, I’ve been curious about all your names for a long time … (is it an abbreviation of something? a different language? a personal touch? random name? inspired by something?)

And there are SO many beanies who’s handle I’m SO curious about but I feel like it’d be so rude to straight up ask that to someone.

Hence this random post.
You all can answer if you want to.
Or just ignore.
Or worse, if this looks like an intruding question please tell me I’ll delete it rightaway.

PS. I wish I had a very deep reason behind my handle like its inspired from the nursery poem of the cat who went to London to see the queen but it literally means what it is. Fat cat (also

because I look like a cat when I put on kohl & I’m a couch potato so…). Yeah that’s it.

PPs. Going to finally finish this week’s That Man Oh Soo, & like every.single.beanie on DB, eagerly waiting for Pretty Noona eng subs like……..:

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    Nothing special behind my name either. It’s a nickname of a nickname someone used once. I didn’t want to be found online, and I’m pretty sure the person who used daydee probably doesn’t remember calling me that.

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    For me nothing special, just part of my real name πŸ™‚

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    The stereotype of the country where I’m originally from, is that the people there wear wooden clogs. Only they don’t. You know how these things work.

    So Cloggie has been my online name for a while.

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    For me…my nickname (that my whole family has been calling me since birth to the point that is might as well be a part of my legal name) means gold in my native tongue….and I’m a K-drama addict hahaha soo yeah πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    I’ve also been super curious about other people’s handles!

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    other Beanies posted that question before so don’t worry πŸ™‚ . My username “Kudo Ran” is basically my 1st OTP becoming reality. It comes from the manga Meitantei Conan, I wish Mouri Ran 👰will marry Kudo Shinichi 🀡and assume his family name et voilΓ  “Kudo Ran” 😃 .
    Side note : but the manga is nearly reaching 100 volumes and I don’t know when that will happen 😩. Guess that’s part of why I love dramas so much , 16 ep after they’re together 😜😆

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      I actually googled “Meitantei Conan” to confirm that you were talking about Detective Conan lol. Although I have heard of this manga, I’ve yet to read it. It’s quite popular I think…
      It seems to be one of those mangas that goes on forever…. *still waiting for Skip Beat to conclude one day so that I can start*

      Also thanks for your assurance, I was worried about my post lol. And thanks for replying πŸ™‚
      I was curious about your handle for a long time

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        Curious about my handle ? glad that I’ve replied πŸ™‚

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        *ahem* just passing by, and needed to say that you aren’t the only one waiting for Skip Beat to end ~ I just want Ren and Kyoko together already, is that too much to ask?!

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    Nothing special in my handle name, just a part of my real name. It’s an Indonesian word for ‘girl’ or ‘young woman’.

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    I was reading about chemical structure of calcite gemstones and it was incredibly boring assignment so was occasionally checking out dramabeans. I randomly picked up gem and 28 was the date of the month, sort of stuck with it since then. I regret it, should’ve picked something different.

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    Nothing special, I’m just lazy so I use my real nickname. πŸ˜€

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    Mine is very boring. It’s just my name. Not my full name, but no one calls me by my full name anyway. Everyone calls me Mindy.

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    Few years back I totally fell for Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher in an australian show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Phryne is all I would love to be.
    Now that you reminded me, I need to rewatch it😘

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    Similar to many beanies, mine is a nickname people call me based on my given name.

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    Notn special just my nickname…

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    Love that you asked or else I would’ve, @fatcat007. 😂 and the origin of your name is fun.

    I’m called several variations of the name β€œBam” ranging from β€œBam Bam, Bammy, to plain Bam.” This was due to the fact that I was a rather. destructive child when I was younger. And so I have @bammsie. And the Gent comes from many people referring to me as β€œthe gentle one” of my friend group, so I shortened it to Gent so it can refer to Gentle or Gentleman. 😂 I guess I just like how it sounds. It’s not very original or crazy, I know.

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      Do you know that I was inspired to write this post cuz I found your handle “bammsie” to be extra cute? ^^ And I was SO curious to know about it but couldn’t ask directly πŸ˜›
      (you & some other beanies whom I’ve talked to in the past few days; your handles piqued my curiosity lol)
      So thanks for answering πŸ˜€
      So you were destructive as a child but now you are gentle? πŸ˜›

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        😂 aww, thank you! You can ask me questions anytime, you know. I’m pretty easygoing about it, and I’m a very curious person by nature, so when the tables are turned, I’m pretty used to it.

        Well, I think I was sort of like The Hulk? In that I never tried to be destructive, I’m just a clumsy person with a very excitable nature. So my actions were destructive, but my nature was pretty gentle. Unless people hurt my friends. In which case, *turns green*

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    Nothing special either, I like my name so I use it a lot and it’s wa’ad it’s Arabic and it means promise and “may” is part of my last name so there you go 😊😊

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    It’s just the same as my email, which is actually random that was set up for me by my sister when I was, like, 8 years old lol, and I just thought that it would be easy to remember if I just used the same thing XD

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    Least innovative one. There’s a fandom called superwholock on FB combining 3 shows- supernatural,doctor who and sherlock. I just added potter of harry potter to that.

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      Another handle that I was curious about .
      yep, potter was the only part I guessed would be from harry potter. Are you a potterhead? πŸ™‚
      And you like Sherlock too? ^^
      Thanks for replying ^^

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        Yes and yes! Though not as obsessive like many others, I do love hp. .to the point where I once fervently hoped that hogwarts was real so that I could attend. .wait does that mean I’m obsessive?
        And sherlock- yes I couldn’t help falling for cumberbatch…yes the series is amazing too. .but if you like someone it enhances the watching experience…

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          Yay I love HP too, though I’m not obsessive either 😊
          Although I didn’t wait for my Hogwarts letter, I really wished that amazing fictional world created by Rowling were true cuz it was so fascinating😀

          And I’m a fan of Sherlock too, you are right, Cumberbatch’s presence enhanced my experience lol. I really liked his portrayal of Sherlock in S1 & I liked Watson’s character too, cuz those 2 had chemistry. That’s why I got hooked to the show….. Until the final season which was …. different (?)

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            The last season was definitely darker compared to the previous and also I felt disconnected probably because it was such a long gap. It’s my least favourite season. But is it the last season. I hope not though i know those two are busy with other projects.

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            It’s probably the last season if the producers don’t want to drag things out.
            I was OK with the conclusion.

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            @fatcat007 Yeah I guess i’m fine with the ending too. But I’ll miss them. Sometimes I wish there were more seasons but then I’ll be contradicting myself. Anyway I can see cumberbatch in the new avengers movie so..

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          spreading some sherlock love and m one crazy beanie for Sherlock and Benedict. And i dropped MQ2 cause they tried a lot of copy Sherlock’s latest season’s transitions but not to that level so i felt bit cheated.

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      I’ve been meaning to say I love your name from when I joined DB! I like three out of those four (never got into Supernatural, although the gifs seem highly relatable 😂)

      Also love your profile pic. A little Yang Se Jong never hurt anybody.

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        Thank you! The only reason I started supernatural was because of the lead jensen ackles. That guy is just so hot! While the series was initially good, I thought it succumbed to fan pressure and started churning out episodes just to extend the show (although it doesn’t have a huge fan base but the ones that are fans are dedicated). But I still kept watching because of him. But it’s the 13th season now! Even blockbuster series like friends have only 10 seasons. So unfortunately I had to stop watching. .Couldn’t keep up with it. But it was the first show which I liked that wasn’t recommended by my sis (who introduced me to English series). So it’ll always have a special place in my heart. If I get news of it ending, I might pick it up again to finish it .
        As far as my profile pic is concerned, he’s just one of my many favourites. I keep changing them. Although I’ve only watched duel, he made such an impact that I became his fan.
        Sorry for the long post.

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          Heh, no worries! I too write long posts, and yours seems more than justified for your ratio of quality content to length.

          That’s kind of me with Doctor Who, now.. The latest seasons haven’t been released on Amazon Prime so I haven’t watched in a long while..

          I do wish some shows would learn that sometimes less is more. πŸ€” Of course it’s sad when something comes to an end, but I wish they would learn to stop at a good time, because dragging it on usually just hurts it.. :/

          Ah, yes! I have many favorites as well it’s very hard to pick an ultimate one. Which is why I’ve gone with Schroeder instead of an actor.. 😂 I’m so indecisive, I’d end up changing my profile pic several times a day!

          And oomph, his performance in Duel was just. ach. Amazing.

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            Thank you once again.
            I agree with you regarding supernatural- less is definitely more. I will be sad when it ends but I want to part ways with it feeling happy rather than feeling frustrated of what a mess it has become.
            Doctor who- I loved 11 the most closely followed by 9 and 10. After capaldi came, I did like him but the way clara left the show disappointed me. she was my favourite companion which is against popular opinion I know. I just felt that her exit was more to satisfy her anti fans…again just my opinion. so I couldn’t get myself to watch the latest season. But now with a lady doc coming, I will definitely continue.

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            Oomph, Rose and 9 were my personal favorites, but I like them all, and yeah, Clara’s exit seemed rather.. harsh. Although didn’t she leave so Jenna could star in Victoria?

            I’m so excited for my lady doctor. 😊 I’ve seen the actress before (romancing Tom Hiddleston in an adorable period drama) so I’m super excited to see her tackle the role and bring her own special shine to it.

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            @bammsie, I’m so sorry but Rose is my least favourite companion. I don’t know I never connected to her. I did like her with 9 but the fandom went crazy with 10rose so I automatically started disliking them, which is a stupid thing because I really like david tennant. It happens with me, when everyone overhypes something I lose interest. I’m weird like that.really sorry I’ve nothing against rose…I can totally understand why ppl like her..but you can’t please everybody.

            I’m not sad that jenna coleman left. I know all the companions keep changing but as you said, her exit was harsh. Did they really have to kill her? While the exits of rose, donna and amy were sad, atleast they were alive. I guess the best exit was martha- she chose to leave on her own,not because she was forced to.
            And yes the lady doc, I’ve seen her in broadchurch ( like I said,I do like tennant), but had forgotten about it till my sis told me(she’s really good at remembering obscure facts which are totally irrelevant and useless in RL).
            Looking forward to the first lady doctor!

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            Ey, no need to apologize, @superwhopotterlock! We’re allowed to have different opinions without getting offended!

            Honestly, I think it helped that I got into the fandom late and never knew any of the hype until I was well into the show, so it never really effected me..

            Honestly, that’s what scares me when I introduce something new that I like to other people, because I know in my personal experience as well that overhyping can be overwhelming and just. too much. (Unfortunately, I may do this with BTS. My friends probably think I’m psycho. But. Sigh.)

            I have yet to see Broadchurch, although I am excited to see it, as it sounds good, and like you said, Tennant. Just. so many things to see and read and watch…

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            @bammsie, I only watched the first season of broadchurch. I felt that the series was too slow. But I got pissed with how the second season shaped up. So I dropped it. If you’re fine with spoilers I suggest that you see wiki before proceeding.

            I started doctor who with 11.so even I entered the fan club pretty late. But then I fell down the rabbit hole that is the fan pages on fb and discovered all the fan fic.
            And you’re right, the same fear is keeping me from checking out the kpop groups, for fear that I might not like them as much as everyone here does. The secondary reason(which is more logical) is I don’t have time.but who needs sleep anyway?

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            Sleep is for the weak. 😂

            And ok! I’m not usually too bothered by spoilers, as I just like watching the journey even if I know what will happen, so will do.

            That makes sense. I love when people explain why they like something, in addition to saying that they like it. It’s very hard to dislike something when you see the reasoning behind the love, imo.

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            @Bam Gent @superwhopotterlock David Tennant will always be my Doctor, and Martha is my favorite companion. River Song and Captain Jack are also favorites. I’m excited for a new showrunner because the last few seasons have not held my attention at all.

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            @egads glad to know someone else liked Martha too. She, clara and rory are my favourite companions. And of course I ship the doctor only with river.
            I love 11 because as he quoted’his was the first face this face saw’. Trying to be dramatic sorry. Basically I First Watched Him So He’s My first doctor.

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          I know you are telling this to @bammsie but I just wanna say that I love long posts lol so please don’t hold back on writing 😁

          And I think of Supernatural to be the kind show that has gone downhill but I still want to keep on watching cuz its addictive. 😂
          The first 6(?) seasons were interesting but the plot kept getting ridiculous so I put all of my effort into dropping it. 😂 But even now, if I come across it, I get hooked into watching a bit 😛

          And yep, their gifs are pretty relatable 😀

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            Thank you!
            Yes supernatural is addictive. I loved dean and everything about him. But my character matches more of sam. Anyway what I heard was it was initially planned for 5 seasons but I think due to its popularity(?) it was extended. That’s where it started going downhill. Kripke had the story fleshed out for 5 seasons perfectly but after that it just became a cycle of backstabbing each other thinking it was for the other’s good, being a noble idiot and sacrificing themselves, dying and then coming back. The novelty worn off so that after a point of time even when one of them died I was like “yawn! They’ll come back after 1 episode.” I don’t care anymore. So my idea of an ending would be either both survive or both die so that neither can bring back the other…sounds pessimistic I know.

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            Exactly. I lost interest when they died & came back; throw in some gods & angels & a back from dead mom & that was my last straw 😂
            I lost patience. I kind of get that it got extended because it was so popular but it got too stretched out.
            Only the initial seasons were fun & interesting….then it just dragged.

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            It isn’t pessimistic. I too hope they either die & go to a place where there’s no more supernatural stuff or lose their supernatural abilities & just live a normal life.
            At least the show will peacefully conclude.

            *but if they give a conclusion like Lost I’ll be ready to flip some tables*

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            @fatcat007, I’ve not watched lost so I don’t know..but if I guess correctly it has an open ending or totally messed up ending…if that’s the case I’ll be pretty pissed too. I’ve invested so much time in this…I don’t want another case of how I met your mother, where just that one last episode ruined the entire series for me.

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            OMG @superwhopotterlock let’s not even talk about How I met your mother finale.
            It was more disappointing to me than me poor life decisions. The worst of the worst. Its in the same league as Lost I guess.
            I refuse to acknowledge that ending.
            I have my own version in my mind.
            We invest so much in those shows & they give us……nothing. hmph!

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            @fatcat007 one of the reasons why I veered towards kdramas is they’re only for 16-20 Episodes. Even if the endings are disappointing, at least I can get it over with at one go. Not like English series where you watch everything for years and then that happens.

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      This one I knew. *when you admin a fanpage for 3 years and counting ;)*

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      I always love seeing your name come up, because it reminds me of my other fandoms that I am not as active in anymore πŸ€“

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        Thank you. Even I’m not that active anymore. But these started my obsession with shows without others influence. so they’ll always be a part of me.

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          I always refer to Harry Potter as the β€œgateway drug” of fandoms, since it started me into looking for fan fiction and forums for fan girling. I don’t talk about Harry Potter much anymore, but it’s still a big part of me and it’s funny sometimes because someone will start an HP conversation and unknowingly set me off. 😅
          I don’t watch Supernatural anymore, it’s been a while since my last Sherlock rewatch, and Doctor Who I see rarely, but I still love going down the rabbit holes of gifs and fandom jokes on tumbler and Pinterest. πŸ€“

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    Part of my real name, combined with an Indonesian celebrity’s name. She’s a well known trash and attention seeker 😂😂

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      The replies are getting more & more interesting, with so unique reasons lol.
      But I’m loving it ^^
      Thanks for replying. πŸ™‚
      I was curious about your handle, but since you mentioned before that you are Indonesian I assumed it must be an (abbreviated)name.

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    Mine is just my name shortened so nothing really special πŸ™‚ Sometimes I use shek1029 which is the first part of my name and my birthdate. On other sites I use (and old dramabeans) I am/was SweetiePie54 which was just the name I came up with in middle school. 54 are the first digits of the phone numbers where I used to live and sweetiepie probably because it was cute.

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    samantha — the name of my grade school best friend who got me into watching kdramas more than 10 years ago
    1– there were at least 3 people named Sam during the K2 discussion thread that we were having a hard time finding out who’s who so I put up a number beside my very common username.

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    Truthfully, I can’t remember how or why I came up with the name. I used it for a long time on an anime blog and just brought it over here. I guess I liked that, to the uninitiated, I may be of the male persuasion. As @sicarius said, I’m Ambiguous UmbrellaMan ^^

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      yep you are ambiguous .
      Don’t be mad but in the beginning your handle along with your profile image gave me this mental picture of an anime girl with lots & lots of umbrellas behind her XD idk why I thought like that, but that image has stuck in my head & every time we talk, all I see in my head are a LOT of bright colorful umbrellas XD

      But thanks for answering, I was too curious about your name (I thought you liked umbrellas for some reason, again, sorry)

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        Why would I be mad?? 😆 I am glad that my handle and picture conjured up such crazy and fun images. At least it’s not boring 😉 My picture is of one of the main characters from the anime FLCL (the greatest anime of all time ;P) I actually don’t watch much anime anymore- been years really. All my time is now being taken up by kdramas and kpop!!! Hahahaha

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          I haven’t seen anime for years either but I googled flcl out of curiosity & it looks so interesting……I want to watch…….but I don’t have time…….. T.T

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            It’s a really weird anime (only 6 episodes!) with the greatest soundtrack by The Pillows. I recommend at least giving the OST a peek.

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    I had so much fun reading the replies. Thanks for asking. ^^

    Mine – I was working as an environmental lawyer when I found db, so I just went with something related to that. It has a double meaning though – the second one is the irony of my life, because depite being a lawyer; neither then, nor I, am I rolling in the “green”, whether money or more natural surroundings. Poor life decisions haha. ^^;

    (that’s Yoongi right? so cute)

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      Yeah me too, I had fun as well. I’m glad I asked ^^

      whenever I see your handle I imagine “green fields” XD haha seriously though, I imagine miles of lush grasslands like the Prairies or something πŸ˜€
      So in short, your handle gives a good vibe πŸ™‚

      And thanks for replying gf, I was curious about your handle as well ^^

      yep it’s yoongi, I was looking for another gif of him falling down, its even funnier & cuter, couldn’t find it though :-/

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    Sera is a name that I’ve always wanted to be called as but I don’t think I want to change my real name LOL. So I’m using Sera for SNS purpose. 😉 Ms Temper is inspired by my love for drama Ms Temper & Nam Jung Ki because the female lead, Ok Da jung is my animal spirit. 😅

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    What a fun question! Thanks for asking @fatcat007, loved reading all the replies:) My handle is a combination of my three loves: Ji Chang Wook, Lee Dong Wook, and Chewbacca! One of which is obviously a little out of place here…

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      Yeah I’m enjoying all the responses too 😄
      And your handle reminds me cookie because…..it rhymes 😂
      And I like JCW a lot 😃

      thanks for replying 😃

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        Well i do happen to love cookies too… So my handle is really quite apt haha 😁 and yay fellow JCW fan!

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    Mine comes from Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. I just really liked how Park Bo Gum said Ra On Ah (the female lead’s name) sooo… I made it my db name 🙂

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    Best question ever! I learned so much from everyone ^^
    Mine is one of my many nicknames–Natalia, my name, combined with Godzilla! This is because I’m very calm and peaceful and I don’t usually lose my temper since it takes a looot to make me angry, but when I do, *I do*…so my friends used to tell me that whenever I get mad, I become sort of like Godzilla since it seems like I want to destroy everything and everyone, heh. The gorilla bit came just naturally because of the association I made between natzilla and magilla gorilla in my head (simply because it rhymes) ^^

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      Honestly speaking your handle did remind of Godzilla every time I read it 😁
      So I was so curious about it.
      “Natzilla” can be a nice handle as well 😀
      I am having so much fun reading all the replies too.

      thanks for replying 😃

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    Is it too late??? I’m replying any I’m way 😁

    isthatacorner is a handle I came up with during my hp fanfic writing days. Irl I am a very quiet person (except for when the fangirl squeaks out and then I’m a squeeing mess) . I hate being the center of attention and when I go out (anywhere) I always look for corners to tuck myself into. I even stand in corners of elevators. So whenever I go somewhere new my first question is always “is that a corner?” in other words, that’s MY corner and please scoot aside.

    isa (always lowercase) stems from isthatacorner. I like how little and small and contained it is. And I really like words (this is weird, but true) that stay on the same line. I don’t like the height of the tall letters and I don’t like the dangly bits of the dangly letters. I like words where everything is the same size. It seems more fair (I also don’t like odd numbers. Something is always being left out and it makes me feel bad). So…isa. That’s me. Whenever anyone capitalizes my handle I wince a little.

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      Ofc you are not late 😊
      It’s never too late for me to know the secret of a beanie’s handle muahhahaha… No jk 😛
      I was curious about your handle for a while now.
      So thanks for replying 😃

      Your reasons are so cutely detailed 😆
      Are you a potterhead too? 😃
      And I don’t like odd nos either, I prefer symmetry.
      But then your handle has 3 letters…😝

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        I was a potterhead back in the when–when the books were being published I was obsessed. The obsession has dimmed a bit but it always kicks into high gear when I’m about to host a library program. So in about 3.5 months I should be searching out new L/J fics or rereading old favs (preferably withOUT R/S. I do NOT ship those two.)

        I know isa has three letters! I don’t think about it anymore. And my real name has three letters (and both a tall letter and a dangly letter. Its like my parents didnt know me at all before i was born and developed this strange preference in my school age years). So it’s like a nod to both mes.

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          “Its like my parents didnt know me at all before i was born ” ahhahaha XD that is cutely funny haha.
          I’m a potterhead too, not the obsessive kind. I just love the books ^^ I’m not a shipper either, I mean never got to reading all the FFs … I just re-read the books so many times πŸ™‚

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      I’ve wondered about your name for ages. So glad to finally know the story behind it 🙂

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      Cute! I also love corners, they are the best and most comfortable spots.I’d be careful to write isa with simple letters from now on!

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        Oh, thanks! I honestly don’t mind when other people write with the capital I. Its standard punctuation. But….lowercase helps me feel like I’m hiding. I chat too much to really be hiding, but, yeah.

        Corners are the best! People can’t sneak up on you in corners (I startle RIDICULOUSLY easy) and there’s always somewhere to lean if you have poor posture and it occassionally (why can’t I spell that word?) leads to back pain.

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          Yes on back pains and getting the advantage of TWO WALLS you get in the corner!😃

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    http://www.dramabeans.com/members/sicarius/activity/433119/#acomment-434607

    (storing info for myself, beanies kindly ignore)

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    Mine’s boring. When I started DB I had 3 cats whose initials were B, L, and N. I was their mom. They have all since passed. 😢

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    It’s an abbreviated combination of both my first and last names. Egads is also a slightly archaic word to express surprise or sometimes anger, and because words, both new and those that are being lost to disuse fascinate me, I like it.

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      Oh I love words too! πŸ˜€ (more like scripts & a bit of calligraphy….?)
      But I can’t remember them, so I try to write them down πŸ™‚

      Another interesting info about a beanie’s handle…
      Thank you so much for answering ^^

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        Language, dialects, words, fonts, script, all of it fascinates me. I love looking at and reading words, and listening to the way people speak. I wish I had a better facility for actually learning and retaining new languages because the different ways cultures structure their grammar is infinitely interesting to me. Okay, I’ll stop geeking out now.

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      Google still uses it when they couldn’t fulfil our requests instead of “bummer”! They probably thought archaic is nerdy,haha.(which is true, btw) 😛

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    It was brilliant of you to ask this question, @fatcat007! I love reading everyone’s answers.

    I’m African-born and my Lingala-speaking nanny called me Tsutsuloo. Pronounced tsoo-tsoo-LOO, it makes your lips pucker like you’re trying to kiss someone far away.

    Haven’t used the name since I was four but it’s part of my identity. πŸ˜‰

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      Gosh I was hoping you’d reply here. πŸ˜€
      Everyone’s answer (including yours) are so amazing. I’m glad I asked the beanies ^^
      So I’ll properly pronounce your name now. “tsoo-tsoo-LOO” πŸ™‚

      Thank you for replying ^^

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    I wish I could tell you that my handle involves some great story or detail. It doesn’t. ….. It’s just a shortened version of Korean drama fan. Short and simple.

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    Someone actually did this last year but I forgot who. And these are always fun because we get to know beanies more!

    Anyways, thanks for linking me. Mine’s not as grand or as funny or as meaningful as the rest. It all starts from ARASHI, yes, the jpop band that I’ve known but never met for more than 10 years. Ninomiya Kazunari, who is my dp, chibi version. He is known as the meanie/savage (much like Yoongi) in the group and among fans he’s called neen SO Neen + meanie = neener. That is all. Thank you!

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    Hi… “mary” is part of my real name, while “waki” is from wacky which I’m not in real life. I’ve used this handle online for several years now

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    My handle is usually only ST which is an abbreviation of a nickname one of my friends made for me. It’s basically es-tee, but ST looks cooler. @estee is also my username. I wanted to be as anonymous as possible online, but estee is really derived from my name, so… I’ve been using it for a while now.
    As to why my handle is longer today, I got inspired by other beanies who sometimes change their display names and thought EXO’s debut anniversary is a good opportunity to try it out… πŸ™‚

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      Are you an Exo-L from their debut time? That’s what I assumed from your handle πŸ™‚

      Thank you for replying πŸ™‚

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        No, I am actually pretty new to K-pop (it will be a year now), but EXO was my first group.
        I just used this wording because other Exo-Ls are using it and it sounds better than 6-years-since-EXO’s-debut. Now that I think of it, it can be a bit misleading… πŸ™‚

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    My handle is just a mix of bees + giggle. Bees because my real name means honeybee (in a language not my own har har), and giggle because I’ve been known to giggle/laugh a lot. πŸ™‚ It’s not so special, but I’m so glad you asked! πŸ™‚

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      It is special & I like it ^^
      And Thank you for replying πŸ™‚

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      I always had this crazy image of a swarm of bees giggling when I saw yours. Gosh I wonder how would it be if such a thing is even possible.

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        Crazy. It feels like one of those dreams that feel real, and then you think about how weird it is, and that’s proof enough that it /is/ a dream hahahaha

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          Mind.blown.
          but anyway,we won’t be here if we can properly distinguish between what’s real and what’s not,hehe.

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    So yeah…. my name is pretty self explanatory. But the reason behind chosing it is funny-ish.

    I became a kdrama fan in 2013 and soon I was marathoning solely dramas all day long. Like literally not doing anything except watching dramas! Once I was done with all the “must watch” dramas, I started live watching dramas and reading DB recaps. When finally one day a show and it’s recaps- I Remember You- compelled me to comment here and for that to happen, I had to use a username, I just sarcastically told myself that my obsession has become too much- “now we are even writing on public forums and sharing our email IDs, huh? Obsessed Much?” And well, I just ended up choosing that self directed sarcasm as my identity from then on..

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    My nickname comes from my real name Cindy. Actually I have some Korean friends who call me Shindy because the letter c doesn’t exist in Korean

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    Mine is simply my name, and the rjy is my dedication to Ryu Jun Yeol cos I was so obsessed with him. My heartbreak for R88 was so epic and unforgettable, I dedicated my handle to him. lol. I still love him, but the crazy obsession has toned down now. Plus after R88 I became less of a lurker here at DB and more participative 😊

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      Oh I felt bad for his character in R88, even though I was on a different ship, I particularly felt bad that he never got to confess. That was my big issue. Other 2 R series at least had the second leads properly rejected, but in this one Jung hwan (right?) was just so sad … :-/

      Thanks for taking the time to answer πŸ™‚

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    Hellooooo?!!!!?? Are you there,fatcat? ✴ search under the landslide of notifications you might’ve gotten by now with a pentorch.✴
    You’d be promoted at this rate haha, early congrats here!😃
    My username? I like Peonies!
    Fluffy, colourful,beautiful things! They look like an upgraded version of roses to me.Though I’ve never seen one for real as we don’t have them here at our country.
    I was sick when I was 8, and I remember dad brought me chocolate cake roles and PEONY PAVILION from his office library to enjoy on bed. Perhaps that’s when my love for peonies began.
    My profile pic; I LOVE and collect pretty screenshots, and this one’s from a DB recap of SWDBS. When Bong soon went on a picnic with Min hyuk and read books lying on a lawn. Also pretty much me!
    My previous one was Joy looking out from a baby blue building at white cherry blossoms, from a TLAHS DB recap. Also me,mooning at flowers.

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      I am here πŸ˜€ I asked this question last weekend & I’m mostly done replying to all the notifs. But I still send this link to any beanies whom I find later & if their handles make me curious.
      And yes, it did help me level up soon after so thank you ^^

      OMG, I love peonies too! And I haven’t seen one in rl either XD
      But they are so soooooo pretty!!! ^^ So soft & fluffy!
      My absolute favorite flowers are pink peonies & pink roses. <3
      Cherry blossoms are another beauty ^^

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    The Story of My Name (because I decided to creep on your fan wall so that it’s mutual stalking 😘):
    Once upon a time in a hipster coffee shop, I ordered hot chocolate. A man chatting with the barista started laughing at my order, β€œI haven’t had hot cocoa since I was a kid ~ who even orders hot cocoa in a cafe?!” I laughingly respond that I order it all the time, and it’s a shame for only kids to drink it.

    I then ignore the rather strange man and return to my book as I wait with my cocoa for a friend. Later, as we cross the street in the dark, I hear a rather drunken voice yelling β€œHey Hot Cocoa Girl!” It’s the man again, this time drunk and laughing, and we hurry to my car.

    I know it came from a man harassing me, but I actually really liked the title, so I decided to reclaim it as my internet handle. The End.

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      My profile pic is of Lee Hong Ki in Bride of the Century with a kitten ~ because I’m a sucker for pretty men holding cats ~

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      Way to turn a bad memory into a good one. Hope you didn’t run into him anymore.

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        Thanks, it was so weird and offensive for this guy to try to make out that I was a child because of my drink, and yell at me like that… I haven’t been back to that cafe since.
        But the name is cute, so I’ll take his one moment of wit and move on.

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      Thank you for replying. Feel free to stalk XD 😘
      And I guess that was a great way to make lemonade out of a rotten lemon (that idiot)

      But I like your name too, It just makes me crave hot cocoa lol.

      And I actually liked Bride of the Century (could’ve done with a bit more skinship between the leads haga, its just me I know πŸ˜› )

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    When I watched The Sorcerer’s Apprentice movie I really like the “Arcana Cabana” that used in the movie. But in reality, I can’t say it out loud because my tongue can’t spell “R” perfectly :D. So, I decide to use Albana instead of Arcana ‘coz my friend is Albanian and she is so pretty. Just it. Nothing special right? πŸ˜€

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    OK I can answer your question. It’s no big deal.

    The reasons I came up with mmmmm as my name here is because M is the initial letter in both my first name and my nickname. (In my country people have long first names because first names are often the combination of good meaning words. But my first name is too short so it’s both my first name and my nickname)

    Either the world or the choice I chose made me very wary of exposing myself to others. I want to conceal every bit of me, if that’s possible so I came up with this name MM before Dramabeans changed to this new site. However, MM is too short a name to be registered so my first thought is just to type m 5 times to fulfill the requirement of the minimum amount of letters and that’s the full history of my name. Hahahaha

    You know, I just don’t want people I know to know that me who is so hardworking and serious and seem perfect in every way ( exaggerations for fun) is totally addicted to Kdramas with a lot of hot oppas and cute Korean female outfits and style.

    Hahahaha

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      Ah, most of us conceal ourselves here but I guess your handle is the most anonymous I’ve seen so far. People from your RL will never ever guess that it’s you 😀
      And my name starts with M too hehe ☺

      Thank you for answering, the Ms in your handle really made me curious 😃

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        Haha as I said it’s no big deal. I saw you’re also interested in the MBTI, not that I believe that people in the world can be categorized into 16 types, but I’m an ISTP female if that can help you understand a little bit more of me.

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          I actually read a bit about ISTP females (just the intro)….apparently they are “Friendly but very private” seems like you πŸ˜› (okay jk)
          I don’t believe a lot in it either, even if my results matched a lot with my personality, didn’t want to be limited to that. It’s just for fun. πŸ™‚

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    Annyeong, I am out of this world.

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    used this handle when i first started using twitter in 2010, couldnt think of a nice and creative handle like most people do, so i cracked my brain and thought of what i liked. a number of choices came out, was a hardcore fangirl of Taiwanese Singer/Dancer, Show Lo then, and “stage” was his brand name. he opened a fashion outlet and named it “STAGE”, it was pretty costly for a student, so i could only dream of owning one, and hence used the name “melovestage”. then time passed, i got lazy to think of a new one, so i continued using this handle.

    P.S. if you google my handle, pretty sure some of my SNS would come out since i use this handle for most of my SNS accounts

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    It’s so cute that you asked this! My handle has no special meaning to it. dini is a part of my real name and yuukie is just something that my friend used to call me. She made my first email account with fake name ( because I don’t want any of family members to know and I was too young at that time ) and she loves anime. That’s why it has some Japanese-influenced to it.

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    My user name is what I do every single time I spot a cat, always hoping it deigns to be petted ^^ Am proud to say that I meow preeetty well for a hooman! It’s also an around-40%-realised-self-prediction of my future as crazy cat lady…

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    Hi @fatcat007 – thanks for the note and thread to this discussion. Apparently, I missed this thread last week, so now I’m enjoying the discussion thread down the page.
    Where does my name come from? Well I lived in St Paul MN for about 24 years and during that time I fell in love with a beer called St Pauli Girl. That was when Flickr started and so I created an account and gave myself the name Stpauli_gurl (I think that was it) and I’ve used it in one form or another since then. Now I live in Oregon but I don’t think Rain-gurl feels right.
    Also the photo in my profile is my granddaughter at 4 months and is half Korean so I’m a wee bit biased.
    Fat Cat makes me think of all the chaebols and people in power so I’m glad you didn’t give yourself that name for that reason.
    Loving all the stories from the Beanies. This is my hangout place when I get up, during the day when taking breaks, and in the evening before and after my dramas.
    That’s right, I have no life. LOL!

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      The beanie storied are great right? ^^
      I’m glad I asked you, your story is amazing too.
      And your granddaughter is so cute! Lovely profile image.

      Haha no I definitely did NOT name it after chaebols 😅
      Besides, I think cold & manipulative chaebols are more like cruel wolves & cunning foxes than lazy useless cats 😁

      Thank you for answering πŸ™‚

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    My handle story is twofld:

    First: A long time ago I saw an article called “Do Jellyfish Rule the World?” in some science magazine and I decided that if I ever started a band that would be our first album title. Sadly, I’m not musically gifted at all so that dream was quashed. However, I still love jellyfish because they’re just so cool. Seriously, google all the pics of them in National Geographic – they’re beautiful. So that’s how that part of the name came into being. [Sidenote: I just googled the article, and it came out over a decade ago, and now I feel really old.]

    Second: As for the “Snarky” — well, that should be self-explanatory? See: all my posts. I’m pretty sure I survive on a diet of snark and sarcasm. I think snark is a good way to poke fun at things without being mean. I can’t not be snarky about things, even things I love, like dramas. (Though I actually started using the handle before DB introduced personal accounts.)

    …But, there is a slightly weirder, second, almost subconscious, reason I chose “snarky” as part of my handle: I really really love the Lewis Carroll nonsense poem “The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits)” which ends in one of my all time favorite lines of poetry ever:
    “For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.”

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      I like Jellyfish too.
      Once I saw a documentary in Nat Geo about the uninhabited islands of Pacific ocean. One such island had a lake(I can’t remember if it was saltwater or not) full of Jellyfish who didn’t have tentacles. The narrator described that it might have happened when long time ago a few Jellyfish got stranded in that lake due to high tide or storms, then due to lack of food source in the lake, the Jellyfish evolved over years & shed their tentacles used for hunting & instead used the method of photosynthesis to survive. So yeah, the lake was full of harmless beautiful jellyfish who survived on sunlight ^^

      And that poem reminded of Alice in Wonderland so I looked it up, but turns out, it is different from the “Jabbwerwocky” poem which I thought you were referring to. Have to read the who;e poem now.

      Thank you for replying.
      PS. I like sarcasm too .

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    When I was in middle school, for some reason I thought it would be cool to say “go dance the jig” instead of “go fly a kite.” I don’t know why. I was an odd child. But, ever since my usernames have always been jig related and “Jig” is the shortest rendition so far. Alas, I don’t know how to in fact dance the jig….

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    ah… hmm.. ‘llljr’ is my username but my display name is ‘Jrr’.

    to make things simple, LJR is my initials. i hope that answers ur question, haha! xD

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    Giocare means playful in Italian. I was originally born in Italy and for me this is how I stay close to my “roots”. Everyone in my life calls me by my real name or giocare at this point. It’s become my personal brand and I even use it for my personal website.

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    I have been redfox since 2004. I first used the name on Tim Burton Collective, a forum for burtonites. Then a crafts forum and poetry page and several others. DoesnΒ΄t mean much else, except my red hair and personality and nosyness and jumpy nature are like a fox. I am also very outspoken and can just NOT resist pplaying tricks or making a pun. Used to go by hundu which means small wolf in estonian, but it didnΒ΄t seem to suit me.

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    Hey @paperclip 🙋 Since you finally got a handle name, would you mind answering my question in this post that I tagged you in ?? πŸ™‚
    (If you don’t want to, that’s fine too)

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      Hey!!
      Ok so the idea behind my handle came to me when I started my exam prep. I had all these loose notes everywhere. So I got out a box of paperclips and decided to organise them. Believe it or not I spend an entire day(!) organising, labelling and paperclipping my notes. I thought, gosh this is what I do instead of studying, I only paperclip!!
      Over the last two years kdrama and kpop have consumed me. While I am meant to be studying or meeting deadlines or doing chores, I watch kdramas or k-pop videos or read dramabeans recaps instead. They are like those paperclips in a way.
      It has taken me a long time to delurk and register. One of my best friends is as into kdrama and kpop as me, and I usually just end up discussing and fangirling with her. But she isn’t watching my current fav and I had nobody to squeal with. So registered inspite of exams being right around the corner! See here I go paperclipping again….

      Uhh it could also mean an organised arrangement of the jumble of kdrama notes inside my head, if one was looking for a propah definition. Or a TLDR version 😝.

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        Seriously though thank you so much for tagging me, so glad I didnt miss this! In the days of yore on the old website I used to very occassionally glance at the OT. One thread that I clearly remember was the discussion on handles, because I just loved reading the variety of reasons why. Ever since then I have always been wondered about the story behind an interesting moniker. You definitely aren’t the only curious cat😋😋. Also then, I thought to myself if I every register I’d want to have a cool or a funny story too. So thank you for refreshing this thread and allowing me to be an active participant this time 😘.

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          No probz! πŸ˜€
          I myself lurked on DB for 8 years straight & only registered after the site got a makeover πŸ˜‰ we all love to lurk don’t we πŸ˜›

          And thanks for replying, so your handle has a lot of meaning to it, eh ^^

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    I am glad you asked and It really was a fun read, omo each db handle has a unique and cute meaning to it.
    So the story of mine (my sincere apologizes for the boring story),

    In my childhood days it seems I really loved mickey mouse a lot, my parents said that I used to name myself as Minnie. (but the funny thing is I don’t remember being like that)..
    So when I joined dB I didn’t think much and made that my handle,
    Also the pie at the end means the chocolate pudding pie. It was the most tastiest one in our college cafeteria hence the most powerful weapon to bribe classmates to do things…..

    And like DR. Ye if u give me advice to get to the point,
    in the end my handle is nothing special but the combination of Minnie Mouse and my classmates favorite chocolate pudding pie.

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    This thread is so cute πŸ™‚

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    This is fun!

    I stumbled upon kpop and became a fan in my early 20s that means two things:

    1. I was the only Kpop fan among my family members and friends
    2. The idols I stanned were younger than me

    That is why my handle is Closet Noona, because I was at first hiding my fangirling from the people close to me and I was a noona to all the idols I stanned.

    Eventually I did meet a group of awesome fangirls but they were all still younger than me (!) by as much as a decade LOL!

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    Thank you for linking me to this great thread!
    I took my name from the most interesting and awesome character in Bleach. Sadly the mangaka forgot her and the story become a prolonged series of levelling up *yawn*…
    I read LOTS of mangas before discovering dramas in 2013. As dramas gradually took over my life, I thought I’d bring a well-loved character who deserved so much more along with me, hence my handle.
    Originally from the States, I have lived most of my life in France, so I have mixed cultural references now. Add in my fascination with Asian cultures….

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      Seriously though, they leveled upto like infinity & beyond ! And as soon as she was *not executed* the manga/anime was no longer about her….
      I too read lots & lots of manga. Not anymore though.

      Thanks for answering πŸ™‚

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    What a fun thread! I must have completely missed it when you originally posted.

    Unfortunatly I don’t have a cute story behing my username. Just that since about 15 years ago until a few years back when I got my first smart phone, the only time of the day that I had the time to really browse the net to my heart’s content was at midnight when everybody and everything was asleep and quiet. The mood had become such a close part of my net-browsing and the internet me that I always used a variation of the word midnight on any site. I guess you can say that the habit has stuck.

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      But it’s so interesting! Hihi, I still browse on the internet at midnight so that my family won’t keep on commenting like “you’re always stuck to your phone 24*7 ” πŸ˜›

      Thank you for replying πŸ™‚

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    It was so fun reading all these comments. My handle was my username to almost everything else on the internet. Kekeke. I got it from when I was still addicted to Taiwanese dramas (where I have to watch it on websites that can get your computer AIDS circa 2006-2007, yes I’m old) as they frequently use this phrase. “Jiayou” is an encouraging phrase in which means “You can do it!” or “Keep going!” I loved it. It can help me encourage myself and I used it ever since 2007. Someone here from DB (it’s @chakhanseupeu) actually mentioned that my name handle is encouraging.

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      “where I have to watch it on websites that can get your computer AIDS circa 2006-2007” bwahahaha XD yeah those were the times right? ^^ I remember too, literally anything could kill my computer. rip old computer, you went through so much.

      Thank you for replying here πŸ™‚

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    Nothing interesting. Z.G.S are the initials of my actual name and 1994 is my birth year. πŸ˜€

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    Such a great question 🙌

    I actually wanted my handle to be Andy (my nickname) but it was taken 😭 and so I stuck with @fencejumper which derived from a childhood nickname “fencie” because I would jump over our family gate/fence instead of opening it and passing through like a normal person 😂

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    I’m afraid I didn’t put too much thought in my name (or my Β«profile pictureΒ») for that matter. Β«Just MeΒ» means just that. Didn’t want to use anything similar to my name because I feel this place (Dramabeans) is my sanctuary. As for the profile picture (you didn’t ask but the story is way funnier): I was watching Fight my way when it was airing and I remember being bored with the second couple. I thought the second lead was ridiculous him moping around and not doing what had to be done. So when he cried in an episode I paused it and zoomed on his face, and it became like a personal meme to signify Β«being sad and pathetic on the verge of ridiculousnessΒ».

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    In high school I was using huge nerdy glasses, studied a lot, had max. two friends and watched anime/played video games. I was literally a defination of nerd. In university I completely changed my style and majority of my personality traits/interests.
    I am still using the old nickname, have no idea why. Probably I am being a little nostalgic.

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    This thread is great, it answered a lot of questions I had about some beanies’ handles . Also I had so much fun reading every comment,it took me forever but it was worth it :). as for mine , I know it sounds Indian (right? Some people asked me if I were Indian before) but it’s actually purely Arabic and it’s my real name , it can mean the highest ( it can also mean higher) in ranking , position, etc. It can also mean heaven (like sky) , it has several meanings actually and it’s a little bit rare in my country , I’ve only met about 5 or less girls who have the same name in my whole life 😂 I have several nicknames but I love my name so I just use it as my handle in any website ….. that’s it !!!

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    Ha, mine is simple. I am a librarian and my name happens to rhyme, so I go with it 😁

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    Haha thank you for this. Interesting topic indeed! Actually I wish I had a reason now that you asked about it , but there’s no specific meaning behind my handle. 😄 Just that the number 17 has to do with my birthdate, so that’s about it. ^^

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    Ooh, what an interesting post! I’m having fun reading through all the comments and learning about other beanies and their respective handles.

    Hmm, it’s been so long for my handle that I’d almost forgotten the meaning behind it. I believe it was inspired by my love of Malcolm X – I went through a phase where I became obsessed with (learning about) Black History, partly because of my course at university, and partly because of my love for history and learning about iconic figures in general.

    Anyway, long story short, I remember reading up on Malcolm X’s reason for changing his surname to X (it was about identity and going back to one’s roots, whereby the X represented the unknown name of his African ancestors, and the loss of their culture as a result of slavery), and I was just so fascinated by it. So just like that, I figured creating a handle which uses the same representation along with “named” seemed like a good idea in a community where one’s true identity is best hidden for security reasons, hence the handle, “namedx”. I’m not even sure if that made any sense, lol but there you have it.

    Thank you for the invitation, @fatcat007 – it was a pleasure joining in the activity. I enjoyed reading the meaning behind your handle as well, it was all kinds of adorable. 🙂

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      Hmm… I looked up Malcolm X because apart from basic world history, all I ever got to study in my history lesson was the entire history of my country, starting from 3000BC, & that was a LOT of history XD
      Its so cool that you that your handle is inspired from the ‘X’ .

      Thank you for replying πŸ™‚

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    Nami for One Piece (my fav anime) and 1116 is the birthdate of Park Hyung Sik (he’s one of my biases)

    Yeah I know, I really suck at making/picking usernames😅

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    Jelly, phonetically, is the last part of my name and it’s a nickname only one of my uncles calls me by. (His daughter, my cousin, calls me Nana. If you put it together correctly, you get my name😊). Everyone else calls me by name or a different nickname, but of course that’s a secret😁. Anyways, in the internet I’m Jelly, nice to meet you aIl! I needed a handle and jelly is always taken so I added the bn (for bean of course) at the end. When I got into dramas and found Dramabeans I finally decided to come out my shell and start commenting online in the new version of the website. I felt that my handle fit well with a site full of beanies, so this is why I’m Jellybn-ie!😄

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    Thank you for linking me
    It looks like I’m so late 😅😅
    Not sure how can I missed this post back then 🧐🧐

    My handle comes from Nam Woo Hyun’s nickname (Infinite). Nam-U-Yon. NamU.
    and Namu means Tree in Korean

    I love Woo Hyun, I love his nickname, and I love the meaning… that’s way i choose this as my handle 😁😁

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    Well I just wanted a cool user name and thought of soul_searcher first and then decided to make it ‘seoul’ as it corresponds with my love for watching kdramas and I guess it could mean that I’m always searching for new dramas to discover

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    Nothing special actually. Del is part of my real name and I find that it’s actually quite a cool name since it’s short and not gender specific. But in my everyday life, no one addresses me as β€œDel”, so I thought it would be nice to get to use that name somewhere.

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    Mine comes partly from our last name and that I am the ‘queen’ of the house (I live in a house with all males – we have 2 boys, and even our pets are boys.)

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    my real name is *almost* the same with a few (or a lot of changes)… and i confess i saw in a cheesy romance book when i was in highschool (OMG my age is showing).

    and so it sort of stuck as my online name for mostly everything except official emails. i first used it in mIRC chat rooms (OMG i am old) and because im kind of internet paranoid so i even use it in japanese now on my social networks so none of my real-life friends (except for really special ones) can add me on twitter or instagram (been facebook free for almost 3 years now)

    you may also see me sometimes tagged as @khalessymd …which, obviously i derived from “khaleesi” + lessy being a big Game of Thrones fan. LOL

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      Not to worry, we all read the cheesy romance books in our high school XD
      I’m old too πŸ˜€
      Not a big GOT fan but I do read the plots…Has the series(book) concluded yet? I was waiting for the ending, just who gets the iron throne lol.

      Thank you for replying πŸ™‚

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    wwhat a curiosity filled post and it answered many of my questions abt other Beanie’s name.

    i have been on online kdrama land for a long time of 10 years. initially my handle was kdramaaddict then during Oh My Venus time, on soompi we had this discussion that So Ji Sub is kind of unique gold fish and i thought to start swimming to catch him. And decided to change my handle to kdramaswimmer as my most fav hobby is finding new gold fish like oppas on kdramaland… so changed it there and continued it same here too.

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    For me, its also nothing special. Hahaha. Originally its lurkermabz cause I spent almost 2 years lurking around DB reading comments, articles and etc. And mabz is somehow part of my real name. And oh, yes, I just put YE on my handle coz I’m a #YeLiner. Hahaha

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    I tend to use velvet in a lot of my social media accounts. I just had nothing else to use and racked my brain for something cute lol!

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      First of all, I’m sorry for not responding to you sooner because I was not on Dramabeans during that time.
      So back to my username, it’s sounds like the Chinese transcription of my English name according to my Chinese teacher. I’ve forgotten its meaning but it’s supposed to be feminine. My username has mostly been my English name with the last two numbers of my birth year, but I got drawn to the username trend of simply using words and my growing wishes to stay more and more anonymous on the Internet 😆

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      Thank you! I regretted not bookmarking this post since it got lost in the sea of fanwall posts!

      I’ve always used the same username for everything since I was in grade school, so this is first time I attempted at some creative username. I decided on this name because it stuck with me ever since a guided botanical garden tour I went to. My first reason for it was superficial, it sounds pretty 😅 But I was also fascinated by a few stories the botanist told the tour about acacia trees. One species live in isolation from other greenery and even other animals besides a specific species of ants in which they have a mutualistic relationship with. Another story featured a famous acacia tree is a lone tree called the Tenere Tree out in the Sahara desert that was a landmark for travelers in the desert.

      I first discovered dramabeans while I was living out of state and away from most of my family and friends especially those that I talked about kdramas with, so I must have just felt super lonely and maybe I felt like a lonely acacia tree? Either way, DB became a source of happiness in my loneliness and I really like the name even if no one in my real life knows about it hehe. My profile picture is a bundle of acacia blossoms too 😊

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        Thank you for replying πŸ™‚
        Your reason is so sweet ^^

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        I love acacia trees. And acacia’s flowers, they smell so nice and the tea is great for respiratory disease. They have profound roots so they are ideal for the coast so I decided to secretly plant some of them in our part of the coast, because of erosion. Bees love it, the wood is very hard but don’t bite it because you can poison yourself. It’s the best for terraces and more ecological, because you don’t need to use exotic wood for that.

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      Oh my gosh, I was just re-reading through everyone’s stories due to your current posting, and here I am as well! I apologize for missing the notification last year 😮
      Anyway, my name is so dull, bb are my real initials and I live in St Louis, Missouri in the middle of the US. When I started watching kdrama in 2005 I was inspired to internet search for “Korean soap operas” because I didn’t know how else to describe what I was seeing. That’s when I learned the proper term is “kdrama”, thank you very much, and I’ve been objecting to those calling them soap operas ever since. My search led me to an early Asian drama forum (CJK Drama Forum) where I was so excited to find people discussing the show I was watching (Prince’s First Love, what an oldie) that I just registered as the first thing that came to mind, bbstl. Little did I know it would become such an important part of my life. I use it most other places online except when I use “archie” in honor of our local landmark, the St Louis Arch.
      Thanks for asking, fatcat!

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    Sorry for tagging you even though you’ve answered already @charlieblue17.
    I usually remember the people who have answered but I should’ve checked again. 😅

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    @keroureganegan
    @faraway
    @mimu1234

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        Thank you tagging me in.💞

        BC was actually shortcut of Be Cause but lately I like it more Brittany Coast, because that’s where I’m living for now. I would love to come back home once, but people are getting more awful, too much money orientated and jealous of nothing and the nature is desapearing in concrete…

        kerouregan is actually the name of our home, once a farm, with a little mistake in brittan language which I was honoured to learn recently so I can translate the name now which would please chinese people because it means the golden farm.

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    Mu Gyul is from Mary Stayed Out All Night. I have a totally irrational love for that drama. Every time I mention it, I want to watch it.

    Joy is my favorite positive word and French is the language I’d most like to master.

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