What is the meaning behind your GWJ name?

Well now. My dad is on the craaazzyy side and used to call his car Zeecar and our van Zeevan and the couch Zeecouch and the stove Zeestove, and so on and so forth. Thus, Zeegirl was born. Oh, also my last name is Zeeman. That helps it make sense I suppose.

zeegirl wrote:

Well now. My dad is on the craaazzyy side and used to call his car Zeecar and our van Zeevan and the couch Zeecouch and the stove Zeestove, and so on and so forth. Thus, Zeegirl was born. Oh, also my last name is Zeeman. That helps it make sense I suppose.

Was he German:
"This iz zee car, This iz zee van,"
....oh, never mind

mine's an abreiviation of a basterdisation of my surname I've used for some while. (although I did include the 'z' back when I though it was 1337. Now I look upon it in the same way one would now look upon a tattoo of The Vaselines from one's teenage epoch - you knew it was right at the time, you just never realised you'd grow out of it)

Throughout high school, and through part of my first year of college, I had no personality of my own. I'd simply assume the group mindset of whatever social circle I was part of at the time. About halfway through freshman year, I was called out on it, and for some reason, that triggered a pretty long period of figuring out who I really am.

The handle's a reminder to think for myself.

Irongut was my first MMORPG character, a dwarf warrior on EQ's Xev server and later in WOW. I just kept using it to stay consistent. I cannot claim steel abs or a six pack anymore though.

The first reaction people usually have to my nick is that it's something sexual/perverted, but my nick came from my juggling days. I was into juggling in the mid-90's and was coming up with an alternate AOL screen name for use when I didn't want to share my real screen name/email. Spam was becoming a problem then.

Yes, I was an AOL user at one time. A beta tester way back in the late 80's when it started as a Mac-only service in fact.

Anyhoo, "Juggler" was taken. The devil stick was one of my favorite juggling apparati, so I went with "DevilStick". I stuck with that name when I got into online gaming with Team Fortress Classic.

This is a devil stick. The sticks you usually see on college campuses (the ones with the tassles on the ends) are *not* devil sticks. Those are "flower sticks", and those are considered wimpy by devil stickers because they are easier.

http://www.preisvergleich.org/pimages/Devil-Stick_4__611326505_20.jpg

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Back in the day when I 1st moved out of my parents house and got my own apartment I decided to get the internet. I signed up with a local provider called wwisp, and I needed an account name. I didn't want to use my real name so I added some extra letters to come up with Brizahd. Just Brad with "i,z and h."

I also sometimes claim to have come up with this for UO, but that is not entirely true. I already had the brizahd part, but for UO I was going to be a wizard thief and got tired of having to tell everyone that so I combined the 2 to make wizahd.

I've had a string of tags throughout my Internet career. When I was in German in high school (and thought I was tough stuff), I went with 'Krieger' or 'Wolf' (or 'Wolf07'), then it was [MRVL]Cable during my (brief) CS stint late high school/early college. That changed into 'Pilgrim' (or 'Pilgrim7') during college's period of introspection.

More recently, its been 'Haakon' because one of my favorite cultures is the medieval Norse. I identify alot with their values and mythology, so their history is very interesting to me.
I'm also the eldest of three boys, so that fits, and in my youth, I had big ambitions. Still have, but they're tempered abit by reality. I'm also a big fan of the Space Wolves. This is also my tag on Steam.
And, as you can see, seven's clearly my favorite number.

Jolly Bill is actually new for me. It started because a very good friend of mine and I were just sitting around bulls**ting, and for some reason the topic of my mother came up. You see, my mother is not hugely overweight, but is definitely somewhat... round. In this particular conversation, I believe there was some sort of reference made to Santa Claus (although not in a bad way). All I remember is it led up to him saying:

"Well, she's jolly, I'll give her that."

This probably makes absolutely no sense without actually having heard the conversation, but I was looking for a new nick, and I was amused at the time.

Everywhere else online I'm known as Gynsala. Pulled out of thin air because I liked the syllables when I was 13 and just starting on the internet.

When I first started playing HL2 DM with GWJ I was retiring my alias of days gone by. So, when I signed on I just went with what I'm called in real life, Mike Chuck. After a few ecounters with Gaald where I escaped victorious by a very slim margin of health, he was beside himself and as he is oft to do he cursed my name. "D*mmit! Die, McChuck!" Apparently, the anger pushed the words out faster than his tongue could express. I liked it and was in the market for a new name so I grabbed onto it and stopped lurking.

Chiggie von Richthofen:
Named for the Red Baron himself, Chiggie von Richthofen (CvR) was a Chig Ace of Aces, single-handedly responsible for destroying multiple SA-43 squadrons as well as many seasoned pilots. He flew an advanced prototype Chig fighter, powered by Sewell Fuel, which was impervious to the cannon-fire of an SA-43. Lt. Col. McQueen personally destroyed CvR in an explosive dogfight, avenging Lieutenant Winslow's death.

http://www.space-readyroom.de/chigs.html

I picked a Space Above and Beyond name to pay homage to one of my beloved childhood shows. Plus it sounds silly but distinguished at the same time.

My tag is what was painted on the side of his fighter.

I use this name for pretty much everything.

The Cannibal part used to be my nickname. I originally threw in the Crowley portion because I needed something that was original. I like alliterations and I had a book of his on my desk at the time. Thus history was made.

Two words: Carlos Hathcock. I'm a military buff of sorts and have always been fascinated with Navy Seals, snipers, black-ops, etc and I've always been a very good sniper in most military games so I went with 93_confirmed based off the info below. I use this name for email, GWJ, Gamertag, and a lot of other things.

"Widely recognized as the Marines' most proficient sniper, Hathcock had killed a confirmed 93 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong personnel. His actual total is believed to be well over 100, which the official count does not reflect. North Vietnam even put a bounty of $50,000 on his life, which was far more than other bounties put on U.S. snipers"”typically only $50-$100 USD. The Viet Cong called him Lông Trắng, "the white feather sniper," because he always wore one in the band of his bush hat and only removed it once while stalking an NVA General.

His work demanded steady nerves and was exhausting. During one pursuit of an NVA general, he had to cover more than 1,000 meters of open terrain during three days and nights of constant crawling an inch at a time. In Carlos's own words, one enemy soldier (or "hamburger" as Carlos called them), "shortly after sunset", almost stepped on him as he lay camouflaged with grass and vegetation in a meadow. [1]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_...

PurEvil wrote:

The original way I wrote it was PürEvil (Pure Evil).

Just because I now know the truth doesn't mean I'm going to stop pronouncing it "purr" on Vent, my brother!

I assume a lot of people get my handle, but maybe not. The Fedaykin are "Fremen Death Commandos" in the world of Dune. I don't know what a Death Commando is, but I'm sure it's cooler than being a Life Commando.

I fell in love with Dune when I was in high school, and called my Wing Commander character Fedaykin. Prior to that I actually named my video game characters after myself, or in the case of FF1, myself and my IRL friends. I've had a couple other BBS and net handles, but Fedaykin has been my gaming handle 98% of the time.

Oh, and there are other Fedaykin out there, so I added my class year from college. Aggies are fanatical about their class year. I haven't run into a Fedaykin98 yet, so if you see one, chances are it's me.

And please, call me Fed.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
PurEvil wrote:

The original way I wrote it was PürEvil (Pure Evil).

Just because I now know the truth doesn't mean I'm going to stop pronouncing it "purr" on Vent, my brother! :wink:

Don't worry, that's actually what I prefer.

93_confirmed wrote:

Two words: Carlos Hathcock. I'm a military buff of sorts and have always been fascinated with Navy Seals, snipers, black-ops, etc and I've always been a very good sniper in most military games so I went with 93_confirmed based off the info below. I use this name for email, GWJ, Gamertag, and a lot of other things.

"Widely recognized as the Marines' most proficient sniper, Hathcock had killed a confirmed 93 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong personnel. His actual total is believed to be well over 100, which the official count does not reflect. North Vietnam even put a bounty of $50,000 on his life, which was far more than other bounties put on U.S. snipers"”typically only $50-$100 USD. The Viet Cong called him Lông Trắng, "the white feather sniper," because he always wore one in the band of his bush hat and only removed it once while stalking an NVA General.

His work demanded steady nerves and was exhausting. During one pursuit of an NVA general, he had to cover more than 1,000 meters of open terrain during three days and nights of constant crawling an inch at a time. In Carlos's own words, one enemy soldier (or "hamburger" as Carlos called them), "shortly after sunset", almost stepped on him as he lay camouflaged with grass and vegetation in a meadow. [1]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_...

That is one fascinating story, are you sure his nickname was not Snake :)?

My nick was created by a friend of mine, a religionist student. After a debate about my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (I call it a hike, since I am not officially a Christian, nor do I consider myself one), the experience and the reasons behind it she decided to call me a "wandering taoist" instead of "pilgrim" (which I declined to use, as my reasons were not religious), and it stuck.

McChuck wrote:

When I first started playing HL2 DM with GWJ I was retiring my alias of days gone by. So, when I signed on I just went with what I'm called in real life, Mike Chuck. After a few ecounters with Gaald where I escaped victorious by a very slim margin of health, he was beside himself and as he is oft to do he cursed my name. "D*mmit! Die, McChuck!" Apparently, the anger pushed the words out faster than his tongue could express. I liked it and was in the market for a new name so I grabbed onto it and stopped lurking.

That's heartwarming.

Fedaykin wrote:

And please, call me Fed.

Can we call you K-Fed?

Duttybrew wrote:
Fedaykin wrote:

And please, call me Fed.

Can we call you K-Fed?

You missed the memo. Kevin Federline is now known as Fed-Ex.

Irongut wrote:

Irongut was my first MMORPG character, a dwarf warrior on EQ's Xev server and later in WOW. I just kept using it to stay consistent. I cannot claim steel abs or a six pack anymore though.

I was the same away and I'm diggin the handle...

Hrm, is this the only nick-origin thread? I remember clearly posting the origin of my name to one, but I can't seem to find a post from me in this thread. Maybe it was rpg.net.

Anyway, my name comes from a Peter David novel. He's a character who has an overwhelming to control everything, from himself to others. I think it struck a cord with me when I first read it because I felt I had no control over my own life.

To comment on 93_confirmed, I have the book Marine Sniper (about Mr. Hathcock's tours of duty) on my bookshelf at home and it is one of the most amazing acounts of Vietnam I have ever read. Just reading about where he went and what he did helped me understand the entire war in a better way.

Just Brad with "i,z and h

Brizahd....ahead of his time...fo shizzle

pol is just a shorter and easier way of spelling my name, picked it up from Rick Cooks "Wizards Bane" when I was young. Felt a bit more original until Squaresoft came along and spoiled it for me. Also looks more at home on the internet than my more than common first name.

pol wrote:

pol is just a shorter and easier way of spelling my name, picked it up from Rick Cooks "Wizards Bane" when I was young. Felt a bit more original until Squaresoft came along and spoiled it for me. Also looks more at home on the internet than my more than common first name.

Huh, I assumed it was Pol from Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince/Dragon Star series.

I named my online identity after my favorite Aikido technique. It is difficult to find unique combinations of letters nowadays but "shihonage" seems to be available almost everywhere. Technique names are very useful for creating Diablo2 characters as well.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I assume a lot of people get my handle, but maybe not. The Fedaykin are "Fremen Death Commandos" in the world of Dune. I don't know what a Death Commando is, but I'm sure it's cooler than being a Life Commando.

I always thought it sounded like a hockey name. I don't really follow hockey, so I figured it was a player.

Coming up with clever names has never been my forte. This is evidenced by the many online games I play using the generic charactor handle 'player' or whatever the default name is. When I was registering for the site Don Adams had just passed away. I always liked his Agent 86 charactor and I figured he wasn't using it anymore.

shihonage wrote:

I named my online identity after my favorite Aikido technique. It is difficult to find unique combinations of letters nowadays but "shihonage" seems to be available almost everywhere. Technique names are very useful for creating Diablo2 characters as well.

I think that was one of the throws I was shown when I took a few intro lessons to Aikido. I also recall I wasn't very good at it. Some of the wrist bends they taught were useful against my little sister though.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I think that was one of the throws I was shown when I took a few intro lessons to Aikido. I also recall I wasn't very good at it. Some of the wrist bends they taught were useful against my little sister though.

The "wrist return" (kote gaeshi) is useful when your little sister is trying to wrestle the TV remote from your hands. True story. When she reaches 16 though, you'll have to use more interesting techniques to dodge the haymakers. True story.

I normally used the kote hono gaeshi, "partial wrist return" on her.

I got deep into computers way back in the 80's and am still a huge fan of the movie WarGames. The somewhat funny part is when I first started using the Falken part of the name I couldn't be bothered to look up how Professor was spelled so I went with Dr. instead. Plus hated the thought of typing the whole word Professor into login screens.