Reaper

For some strange reason, Reaper took a brief holiday trip to my neck of the woods this past August. Was it to see the exciting Royal Canadian Mint? Perhaps he just wanted a lock of my hair, who knows? What I can tell you is that Reaper is a really nice guy and not nearly as shifty or gun crazy as I expected. Ok, he was a little shifty.

Read on to learn all about Reaper. Don't fear the Reaper, just sit back and enjoy the ride. Or something.
Who the devil are you?

I am known by many names. Names foretold in prophecy long forgotten... Steve. My name is Steve.

What are you supposed to be doing during the day when youÂ're reading GWJ?

Going to class. And working. And not killing people. That last one's a HUGE one.

When youÂ're not working or gaming, what do you do with your time?

Well, mostly I spend time ga... wait. Not gaming? I'm not sure I understand the question. I usually work out, surf the web looking for cool stuff (not always about guns. There was this one time I found something that had absolutely nothing to do with guns.), and dream of a day when I can hang out in my multi-million dollar mansion surrounded by beautiful women whom I barely know.

How about family? Do you have any kids?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No.

What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?

Joint Operations, while it doesn't have a bayonet, it does have guns and stabbing. Riddick would be a close second. It gains huge points for allowing me to snap necks but loses out due to being single player only.

Which game are you looking forward to most?

Oh crud. Well... Halo 2 was it. Now I'm dreaming of running over people in my tank while Minase snipes with 120mm APFSDS rounds, and Tenchid laughs hysterically, spraying the burning ruins with coax machine gun fire... *sniff* it brings a tear to my eye. Oh? Game? Uh... The Joint Ops expansion?

What is your fondest gaming memory?

Creating an energy monopoly in M.U.L.E. I'd start with low cost energy alternatives for the farmers and miners, and once they'd become reliant on me to provide them with energy, I'd jack up the price! I bankrupted so many people. God, I miss that game.

Finally, why do you play games at all? Why havenÂ't you outgrown them?

Games more so than any other medium draw me in and keep me sucked in to worlds full of heroes and villians, hopes and fears, and ultimately, they contain the very story of the human condition. Hell. I don't know. Maybe... and this could be more crazy Reaper talk, they're fun. I hope I never outgrow fun.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?

Nothing of any consequence. If you gave me a blank sheet that I could fill with generic musings, I'd probably never shut the hell up.

Comments

the man. the myth. the gun crazed nut. after this interview, he still remains a complete mystery to me.

About the only fact I gleaned from that is that Reaper's handle matches his appearance.

That cold look on Reaper's face. I wonder how many times he stabbed the photographer, and where he hid the body(parts).

Wow. For once my mental image of someone online was pretty close to reality. I will be very happy if those 120mm APFSDS rounds make it into the JO expansion. I guess I should start practicing with the M82 now to get ready.

The face of a truck lover, indeed.

You know, I heard the trucks in teh expansion will feature sharpened snow plows!

I just can't get over how mild mannered he sounds on TS. Maybe that's because all of the voleince is being vented?

Hmmm, I dunno. He looks a lot like Hobbes from Harsh Realm. So tell me Ho... erm, I mean "Reaper" - where is Santiago?!

For once my mental image of someone online was pretty close to reality.

Is it just me, or do other people mentally picture other GWJers as their Avatar? Seriously, when playing JO and hearing Reaper speak on TS, I picture the Reaper from Pratchett used as his avatar. Certis is the Avatar Certis. Swampy currently looks like a deformed Heisman Trophy with little HUD numbers floating next to him. Slick is an Executive Trans.... er, I mean Caveman. Sorry, Izzard snuck into my mind.

Point is, the only mental image I have is the avatars, tempered by posts. And no, I don't imagine Pyro as that abominable altered green dinothingy. Just the original. I've about purged that wrongness from my head, thank you very much.

Oh, and yeah, Reaper's voice doesn't seem to match the photo, but it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

He MUST be evil... he added a halloween to March... look at the picture close... the calanders behind him says Feb and Mar.... in March he has the 31st as Halloween!

duckilama wrote:

Is it just me, or do other people mentally picture other GWJers as their Avatar?

I do the same thing. I even picture people by there instant message icons if I haven't met them. This happens a lot at work since I haven't met half the people at other locations in my company but they IM me all the time. Once I meet someone or at least see a pic thought that becomes my mental image.

I knew he was trying to lead a quiet life as a famous actor and keep it hush-hush, too late now:

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Reaper = Elias Koteas!!

Loved you in Some Kind of Wonderful Elias!

I was honestly just trying to go for a "neutral - don't use your typical 'I hate all life'" face.

after this interview, he still remains a complete mystery to me.

Oh, sh*t! I forgot. Cheddar cheese jalapeno poppers are my favorite food. I hope this clears everything up.

Edit:

For god sake's! The "mysterious cord" is a power cord for a radio base station charger. The Feb/Mar magnets are for my perpetual calender. Interestingly, as I look at my calender, I see that all of the rest of my month magnets are missing... very curious.

What's my voice sound like on TS, Ducki?

That picture worries me, too. The pens on the left are disturbingly organized. Almost symmetrical. The rest of the background is inordinately tidy. And then there's the wire going into some kind of plug on his neck...shudder...

That picture worries me, too. The pens on the left are disturbingly organized. Almost symmetrical. The rest of the background is inordinately tidy. And then there's the wire going into some kind of plug on his neck...shudder...

Ok, if I ever get profiled, I'm taking a photo in front of a white wall. Or sending in my DuckiLama pic. Or maybe just a pic of part of my leg.
And the wire is clearly Reaper's charger. I knew his shanking skill was superhuman!

Nice to put a face with the voice from TS. I bet that's your game face - calm and reserved, with a "I'll pull your heart out through your thorat if we meet in battle" stare.

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Heh... just realized the shirt I was wearing probably didn't help...

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I think that plug going into his neck at the base of his scull is some kind of a spinal tap device.

I've been mentioned in an employee profile ! This will go down as a great day in history! Do you imagine me as my avatar too? lol

He does look like I imagined - go figure. Robear kind of looks like what I imagined as well.

Do you imagine me as my avatar too? lol

I think it depends on the avatar. I still see Rilla as the abominibible snowman from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

I think Reaper looks like River Phoenix in Stand By Me. How dreamy!

Seasons don't fear the Reaper, nor do the winds or sun or the rain...

I love the way the answers really does not tell you anything. Obviously one person that does watch his back.
Hmm.. If I ever get to play JO again I know will laugh twice as hard when I shoot you in the back.
-Xino

Reaper,
Were you in "Full Metal Jacket"?

It's uncanny. You could be Pvt. Pile. (albeit thinner)

See what I mean?
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holy sh*t.

OMG.

Reaper was telling me he liked Jelly donuts, too! Yikes!