Smoop is no more

Posted by Praying Mantis on July 15, 2015, 6:11 p.m.

And no that doesn't mean he's dead. My old username SMP has been superseded by Praying Mantis. SMP was once the moniker I had on every website I visited, but that changed years ago everywhere but here. To give you a bit of background, my last name is Prentis, and Praying Mantis is a play on that. It's a nickname I had in highschool, and more appropriate of a username than those that I've previously had (Deathdor, Spastic King (hah), SMP, Grinner, Eggnogg). What's the story behind your username? I'd like to hear it. What names have you used in the past?

I wouldn't make a blog without an excuse reason to do so, so here's a couple of drawings I completed for university.

Hope you likey. Created as an ode to messy closets, junk filled garages and cluttered rooms.

Besides that what have I been doing? These uni holidays have given me a good opportunity to veg out for a few weeks, so I've mostly been playing Terraria, smoking pot and watching TV shows. Deadwood is the shit.


Iasper 8 years, 10 months ago

Your drawings look fantastic as always! The perspectives are nice.

My username dates back from 7th grade, when I realised that if I'd lived in the Roman Empire, my name would be spelt with an i because they had no j. It just stuck.

panzercretin 8 years, 10 months ago

Breaking Worldstar News: artist formerly known as "Smoop Dog" now known as "Praying Lion"

DesertFox 8 years, 10 months ago

D: Another namechange!


Kunedon 8 years, 10 months ago

Where's your praying mantis persona

nap 8 years, 10 months ago

+1 4 art

Phoebii 8 years, 10 months ago

I'll probably never change my nickname. It has become part of me over the years.

Zuurix is main character in the book I write. He's god-like being, but his power is taken away from him, because he almost… Well, Zuurix almost destroyed everything. But he's good guy… Sort of. Long story. Really long.

Art is nice.

Kamira 8 years, 10 months ago

Well, it was nice knowing you as Survival MultiPlayer.

Moikle 8 years, 10 months ago


Praying Mantis 8 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the compliments on the art, peeps.

@Iasper - I always read your name as Lasper until now. Oops.

@Kamira - Minecraft copied me. I should sue.