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?