Looking back at the number of new members, I just noticed this thread.
I must say my user name is not nearly as dark. It is the combination of half my last name and half my wife's. I started using it years ago. Before that I went by Traveller, but beyond that I used to spend as many weekends as possible out of town, I don't really remember exactly when or where that one came from.
How did I choose Pixlewitch? Well, I am a second degree Wiccan priestess, and a hedgewitch in my home - so it made sense that when I'm on the computer (using pixels-haha) that I am called Pixlewitch. Made sense to me.
I'm a massive Harry Potter nerd and when I (very excitedly) went to buy my wand at a con the one I was offered was this piddly little thing. I ended up buying the biggest one in the shop and my friends found this hilarious. The name stuck. Harry Potter fans are super cool people.
When my daughter was 4 she wanted to do a Wizard of Oz theme for Halloween. I tried to convince her to go as a flying monkey but she wanted to go as the Wicked Witch. She then asked if I would be her flying monkey, so I made the costume and it has been a favorite ever since!
As a semi-regular contributor to the once very active "BEAM Robotics" group on Yahoo, I used the handle Droidmakr.
I dropped the 'e' in maker because George Lucas had the copyright on Droidmaker.
Anyway, when I joined this forum, it seemed logical to just change a couple of letters, and thus became Dreadmakr.