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20 March 2007 @ 12:32 pm
Username meme  
I got tagged by dualbunny and since I like this meme and can imagine people being perplexed by my username, I am passing it on.

Post the explanation of where your user name came from. Then tag ten users whose explanations you would like to hear. If you are tagged, post your explanation to your page.
I haven't had many nicknames in my life, but when I was a younger bop, I used to go out Thursday and Saturday nights to the indie-pop/britpop clubs in town, and it's there that I acquired 'bop radar' as a nickname. My best friend originally dubbed me with it because, if I recall correctly, we were giggling at some poor DJ who was sadly the only person bopping along to his mixing. Apart from me. And then I started scanning the room for anyone else exhibiting any inclination to bop. I'm one of those people who has to move to music at concerts or in clubs. I just really don't see the point of all this standing still and looking suave business. And Melbourne clubs/gigs have only become more still and lifeless in the years since. 'Tis a great complaint of mine. Anyway, I think I was 'Bop radar' or occasionally 'Bop raider' (my friend being fond of wordplay) on my friend's phone for a good seven years or so... possibly more. When I got an LJ, it was the only alias that sprang to mind. I didn't put much thought into it. It was years before I actually started posting in my LJ. But 'Bop' or 'Boppy' feels like my name on here now. :-) I don't think I could change it.

I tag bloodygoodgirl, c_mantix, huzzlewhat, brandil and really anyone who wants to do this. :-)

PS. What is this 'Blood Ties' and should I care?
Current Location: work (sadly)
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Jennyladydreamer on March 20th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Blood Ties was a book series in the pre-cell phone era about an ex-cop named Vicki Nelson who quit the force because she is suffering from an eye disease which destroys her nighttime vision and will eventually make her go blind. So she begins to work as a private eye, and by chance, picks up a case chasing a demon and meets sex on legs a vampire who is also trying to get rid of the demon. Her old partner/fuckbuddy interacts with her on the police side of things. She continues to find supernatural cases on werewolves, mummies, evil gods, zombies, etc. Wackiness ensues. Then Lifetime picked it up because it's about a strong female lead who has two pretty men who want her, and she doesn't feel the need to choose or commit, per say.

Why should you care? I dunno. I care because I worship Tanya Huff and I'm hoping they keep Henry (the vampire)'s bisexuality in tact and the characterization for the three leads so far has been dead on. Vicki is very hard-headed, but she's also very selfless, so I'll follow her as a hero over someone who blunders about without showing me they have any real personality. We'll see where it goes from here, but they have Huff's approval, and I'm optimistic.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee thinking hmmbop_radar on March 20th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
I was 'meh' until this part: it's about a strong female lead who has two pretty men who want her
*beams* I don't know if I can back the name 'Henry' for a bisexual vampire though. Nevertheless, sounds intriguing...
Jenny: cuteladydreamer on March 20th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Well, Huff's working historically with Henry. He's the bastard son of Henry the Eighth, who died under mysterious circumstances. He's not a broody vamp, though. Or he shouldn't be. And he usually doesn't kill his prey. One of the women he dallies with comes over for sex and bloodletting. Because he's that hot.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Madame Pompadourbop_radar on March 20th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
The bisexual bastard son of Henry VIII makes it sound very camp indeed. ;-)
Nora Norwich: Vicki Nelsonnorwich36 on March 20th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Also, in the books he's a romance novelist! (On the tv show he's just a graphic novelist, which isn't nearly as fun).

He's based on an actual historical bastard son of Henry.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois LMAObop_radar on March 20th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
*giggle* He sounds fab! Graphic novelist has street cred. I see why they went with that.
Vacuum state of peacebzoppa on March 20th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
He was awesome as a bodice-ripper writer, though. Vicki totally made fun of him all the time for it.

I totally see your assertion on graphic novelist giving him street cred. It's like making the game in Casino Royale poker rather than baccarat. Appeal to the audience and time period, rather than faithful to the book. Which is fine, it's an interesting choice, though.

(I came *this close* to going to grad school for film studies, and books-to-movies was my specialty. The choices screenwriters make in the changes are fascinating! Just check out Emma Thompson's screenplay of Sense and Sensibility which was brilliant and, in fact, improved on the book in some respects. Or the suppression of themes in McGrath's Emma... okay, I admit, I did write my A+ final English seminar paper on Emma so I have a lot to say about it. And I had 25+ pages on that; the original was supposed to be on Clueless but I'd already written enough to guarantee me the A so I stopped.)

(Which reminds me, I should get my Dresden Files post together... *sigh*)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: books are lovebop_radar on March 21st, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
If I had all the time in the world, I'd love to do film studies too. Books-to-movies sounds like a particularly fascinating speciality. *g*
Vacuum state of peacebzoppa on March 20th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
I'm only answering because I happened to refresh on my friends' page.

Blood Ties is based on a kind of good book series by Tanya Huff back in the 1990s. Human private eye, vampire sidekick, although who the hero really is is probably up for grabs. I haven't even seen an ep yet, although I probably should because I did like the series, and an LJ friend of mine is buds with the author.

I'm not quite sure what I expect out of it, although I'm kind of liking The Dresden Files in both book and show form. Making Blood Ties a series makes me slightly nervous, though, seeing as it was just 5 books. Dresden is different enough that I literally feel like I'm getting a new ep a book and almost a completely new series. The tv show turned a lot of stuff topsy-turvey and in a better way than I normally see books as truncated/adapted.

Okay, it's clearly a late night on my part. I think a few of your regular tv meta commentary-people are watching Blood Ties they can give a better answer. Me, I had a few drinks too many this evening.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bamber yellowbop_radar on March 20th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
*giggles* Thanks for answering! I'm getting a vague picture now, I think...
sarmoti: Wayne's World - I like to playsarmoti on March 20th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's awesome! I never even had a guess as to what your name meant, but I like it!

My LJ name is explained in my user info, if you haven't read it already. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy Willow friends hugbop_radar on March 20th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Aren't names interesting?! Masters of the Impossible! I loves it!
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on March 20th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I've made several posts about the show: http://norwich36.livejournal.com/tag/blood+ties
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Hiro \o/bop_radar on March 20th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Fab! I should stop arguing points that three quarters of BSG fandom will NEVER agree with me on, and mosey on over...
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on March 20th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
Hey, where does yours come from?!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois mix tapebop_radar on March 21st, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
It was only when we got older did we realize that our princess names were more appropriate for strippers and pornstars
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on March 21st, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
I became 'semantics', though I do regret getting cute with the underscore and all... LOLOL
HA! That's brilliant! So cute. Yours is a fabulous username story--I'm so glad I asked!

I like that semantics is essentially about the relationship that unites words and symbols to meaning. It takes me back to E.M. Forster's "Only connect". Those are words to live by.
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl on March 20th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on March 21st, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! \o/ Yes, it is really strange how a momentary decision can shape your identity in a new direction. But then I find the entire process of having an online identity fascinating and odd... a year and a half on from starting posting actively on my LJ, I'm still experiencing new revelations about it.