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#1 cybergrunt69

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:50 PM

I was wondering where the heck some people came up with their usernames. There's almost always a story behind the names, so give it - where/when/why/how did you pick the name you're using on OCC?

Since I'm asking, I suppose I'll go first...

cybergrunt was a name I was given when I was in infantry (aka grunt), then when it was time to get out, I switched to a sysadmin job. It's a bit of a change of pace, and they didn't know what to do with me the people in those kind of jobs generally don't mix well... :ph34r: Anywho, I needed a nick when we started playing lan games (timeframe reference: duke3d, rott) so I got stuck with the name cybergrunt, and it's just kinda hung around since. I had to put some numbers at the end when I got my first webmail account, so there it went.

we already got a quick brief from Lo in another thread (which kinda sparked this one) - how about the rest of you?

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#2 LoArmistead

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:53 PM

for those afraid to go into the Politics and Current Events threads lol

Please, call me Lo lol.  I think it's time you OCCers see the history behind my name.  Cchalogamer knows full well what my name means, but I'll give you guys a littly insight. Lo Armistead is the nickname of a confederate Brigadier General, Lewis Addison Armistead; Commander II Brigade, III Division, I Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

On July 3, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg was at a standstill.  the union Army of the Potomac 100,000 men, and the confederate Army of Northern Virginia, 70,000 men, had met on the field surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  There had already been 2 days of figthing, both of which ended in stalemate.  Lee wanted to deliver one more decisive blow to dislodge the union soldiers from their entrenched positions atop several hills.  He ordered three of his freshest divisions (Pickett, Pender, Trimble) to assault the very middle of the union line.  Morning, July 3, Trimble and Pender's division begin to march towards entrenched union line. Union artillery quickly overwhelms their ranks and both divisions are forced to retreat.  General Pender was struck by a union minie ball, and Gener Trimble was struck by a piece of shrapnel.  This left Pickett's 5,000 men up against 12,000 entrenched union soldiers...the odds are not in their favor.  To make it worse, the rebs had used up all of their artillery, and the union were bringing up fresh batteries every minute.  As Pickett's three brigades (Armistead, Garnett, Kemper) approached the union line, the union soldiers opened fire delivering volley after volley, thousands upon thousands of lead balls ripping holes in Pickett's ranks.  As the brigades approached the wall, General Garnett was shot off his horse by a union cannon (his body was never found) and General Kemper was shot from his horse, mortally wounded.  General Armistead was the only commander left to lead the charge.  He ordered the remaining fragments of Pickett's division over the union line, thus hand-to-handcombat ensued.  Lewis Armistead was struck down soon after by a union rifle, and Pickett's battered division limped back to the safety of the confederate lines.  Overall, Lee's army after this assault was in shambles.  Of the 15,000 men that assaulted the union line that day, 6,000 returned to their lines that evening. Of the 50 Regimental commanders in Lee's assault force, 27 were killed, 21 were wounded, and 2 were fit for duty.  Of the 10 Brigade commanding Generals that were in Lee's attack force, only 3 returned to the lines unscathed.  ...

Lewis Armistead is famous for being the only confederate general to make it to, and over the union wall during Pickett's Charge.  he led the remnants of his men into the union line, knowing full well it was hopeless, but also knowing that if he were to sound the retreat, they would all be shot from behind. 

Anywho, Pickett's charge in a nutshell.

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The guy at the top with his hat on his sword...yep, that's my man Lo.

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my God I love history.  So who want's to sign up for Professor Lo's history class?

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#3 airman

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:59 PM

this is a good idea. =)

ummmmmm about 5 years ago when i started playing CS...i wanted a name what stood for something...like an abreviation. so i started lookin through a dictionary and came across A1C. which is Airman1stClass. soo i stuck with A1C for a while...and everyone asked me what it meant. so i went with AirmanFirstClass for another lil while...and then it shortened down to Airman...then aiRman, then airman. so yeah. that's my story.

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#4 bigred

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:00 PM

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reason 1: my first truck. drove it in HS. still have it. though it's no longer red. most of my trucks since then have been red (expidition, navigator, lightening, another 90, durano, an F350, and a 94 bronco)... also BIG trucks :)

reason 2: 6'2" 240lb reciever. red helmets, red facemask, red, jerseys, red pants... wonder what the 150lb DB's must have seen coming @ them? a big red monster.

reason 3: depending on the time of year, hair slightly red. beard red
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#5 NCC10281982B

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:04 PM

I had been considering joining occ for a while. I was tired of using my initials for everything. Fortunately Jedi outcast came to the rescue. My nick is an abbreviation of "I'm no jedi. I'm just a guy with a lightdsaber and a few questions." The phrase was originally said by Kyle Katarn. I forgot the N so the name came out as ijagwalaafq. I'm too lazy to fix it
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#6 silentsoundguy32

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:05 PM

well silentsoundguy was a mock award i got for a for freshman year because i was the assistaint sound guy and i didn't talk a lot... so i just started using it for other stuff because i like it, 32 is the number of channels on the soundboard i get to play with at school.

#7 anthony

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:05 PM

hmm where did mine come from..

well... Halo =D, ever since I started playing Halo, I was a driver - I was deadly in the warthog... screw shooting, il just run you over :D


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#8 airman

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:06 PM

ah....i finally understand now ijagwalaafq. *bows*

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:12 PM

CS name becuase i would be soo fast like time wasnt anything to me.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:16 PM

What can I say? I'm just some guy. When I'm gaming, it's abbreviated to Som3_G_.
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#11 spathalogic

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:17 PM

I decided to sit down one day and try and come up with an original name- came up with Instago (which was pointed out to me later to be a great product name for a laxative! :lol:).

Nothing special to see here folks, move along.

Roadkill, if only the car in your user picture could be edited into a warthog ;).

Edited by Instag0, 26 August 2005 - 08:18 PM.


#12 martymcfly

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 08:25 PM

if you have seen the Back to The Future Trilogy, you will know where my name comes from. I am usually actually martythemcfly, but in gaming, I am Ender Wiggins.

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