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Why You Chose The Username You Did

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37 minutes ago, SP_FACE1 said:

My favorite texture.

 

heh. when i got to e3m3 for the first time i found a wall with that texture and kept coming back to look at it, so fascinating was that thing.

 

 

i have my name since 1990 when i was playing LHX attack chopper, and, being a pilot, i needed a name. so i took it from stanislaw lem's tales of pirx the pilot which i had read then, as the name was simple and catchy, not some overblown 1337gamer nick,  i thought. indeed, some guys that played doom with me in the past still refer to me as "pirx".

 

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I like Caffeine. A lot. I never sit down to do modding work without a caffeinated beverage close at hand, be it a coffee or a Rockstar.

 

Only sugar-free stuff, though.

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I think I only use this nickname here now

 

Jupiter Ex is the version of the Lithtech engine Monolith used to make FEAR 1 and 2 and Condemned 1 and 2. Games that will never leave my heart, or my hard drive, until both of them are not running anymore (...that was kinda dreadful)

 

 

4 hours ago, Neurosis said:

"make your mess your message"

I loved this

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2 hours ago, Caffeine Freak said:

I like Caffeine. A lot. I never sit down to do modding work without a caffeinated beverage close at hand, be it a coffee or a Rockstar.

 

Only sugar-free stuff, though.

you should start posting more again my friend!!

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@Pirx, I'm curious where Torr Samaho comes from? The main developer for Zandronum uses that nick, I thought you both were the same person for a few years!

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14 hours ago, SP_FACE1 said:

My favorite texture.

Heh, I remember playing through E2M4: Deimos Lab as a kid and seeing that texture for the first time. Those creppy faces combined with the level's ominous music...the stuff of nightmares, man.

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10 hours ago, Cupboard said:

you should start posting more again my friend!!

Heh, I'm flattered. I still check the forums almost daily, but often I'm too preoccupied with modding to post much. And when I do post here, its usually on the Phobos subforum, which is not visible to the vast majority of members.

 

Its easy for me to get really distracted and lose track of time, so my thinking has always been that the more time I spend on things like message boards and social media, the less time I have for being productive with work-related tasks.

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Short answer: It's the same as my YT channel name.

 

Long answer: Not long before I opened my YT account, I learned about the "Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Universe," which is a sci-fi novel (I think?) in which some scientists program a supercomputer to reveal the great mystery of the universe and the meaning of life -- and its answer was 42. I thought that was funny, partly 'cuz I'm an engineer who works on programming supercomputers, and partly 'cuz I'm an easy-to-amuse math nerd. After that, the number always stood out to me whenever I noticed it anywhere, and it seemed like it popped up on my health status a lot when playing Doom. So now this is my username for all my gaming-related web activity.

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Oh god. It all started with the 14 day trial of World of Warcraft where I signed up for a test account at my friend's place. I always liked Turok as a kid and so we tried Turok, but it was already taken. He told me there's an NPC called Turak, so we tried that, didn't work. We ended up with Torek, which worked.

 

The second k came some time after, when at some site a user named Torek was already existing and I couldn't be arsed to think of anything new.

 

And before sticking to this nickname since 2008 or so, I also went by the name KampfKater, so the 2 k's kinda remind me of that.

 

Fun fact: There are 14 player characters in WoW called Torekk, none of them belongs to me. I never played further than the 14 day trial and private servers.

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I want to read rdwpa's story. (If not just random characters)

Edited by Spectra : I always write characters incorrectly

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it's the name i came up for my character whose face i plaster on here and much else of the internet. it had a nice ring to it, so i've kept it going since.

 

note that it has nothing to do with viscera. a lot of people mispel my name as Viscera, and that's not how i came up with it. in fact, i pronounce the name as "vye-scra", to further help differentiate it from bloody guts. :p

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On 7/3/2017 at 10:19 PM, Doomkid said:

@Pirx, I'm curious where Torr Samaho comes from? The main developer for Zandronum uses that nick, I thought you both were the same person for a few years!

 

this-is-a-name-i-have-not-heard-in-a-lon

 

 

the doom wiki is right, it's from a german science fiction series, and i used that name some time simply because i liked it (and the story of that villain). and, on the other hand, i thought i didn't want to use the same name everywhere. little did i know that in the small world of doom there was someone better known using that name already. i changed it after noticing that people indeed mistook me for the programmer.  after all, "pirx" was way older, and that pilot pirx was a likeable guy not bent on being a hero, so why change something that served me well for years.

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Thought of Tootsie Roll candy, even though it's not available where I live. Then promptly thought of a bowlful of candy. As you can see, I kind of have a affinity for candy. Mashed the two phrases together, changed the "ie" to a "y". Boom, a username. Thought it up on the bus while trying to think up a name for some mobile game.

 

Found the profile pic on some Doom tumblr. Guy was mashing status bar faces together, then commented that one of the faces looked like Doomguy was trying to force a shit out. Thought it was hilarious and made it my profile pic. It's kind of lost it's edge now though.

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Its short for ravagefox. All the good names were taken.

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The name comes from the first GTA when your player character works for a Triad-like gang. You're sent out on yet another mission to kill criminal scumbags, but for some reason they give you this NPC to watch your back. I also liked playing Action Half-Life back around 2001-2002 (God, I wish more people knew of the sequel) and decided to adopt the name around 2004, though I didn't get my name changed here til the new forum change.

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To be honest, i cannot remember. It is the nickname i use in ZDaemon and so i use it here as well.

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9 hours ago, CzechMate29200 said:

@Kerberos i think that's the name of a Mac app, I'm not to sure though

 

and welcome to DW!

Thank you !!!

 

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Has a rather deep backstory...

Spoiler

...of misery and juvenileness.
 

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One thing to know. I was a kiddo one could easily refer to as 'butt monkey', or even so, 'chew toy', just to put it bluntly. Particularly the cause was that I let bullies and fear overgrow me all and every time due to mere insecurity and in a fairytale-esque belief in Karma - which barely happened anytime.

But the same time, I was also a rather immature f*cker, and a seeker of pure vengeance outta powerless misery. Each and every time, should one of them bullies find themselves in a temporary state of weakness or exposure, I'd take the chance and make their matters worse than Hell - to momentary feeling of bitter triumph at best.

I was convinced that I didn't deserve to be a punching bag just because I could be taken advantage of very easily - and as time progressed and bullying was slowly grown out by peers, my "strong feelings of justice" insisted hard on that I deserved to be compensated for everything I had to endure during my childhood.

In '08, I was admitted to a secondary grammar school, said to be the best in my rural neighborhood. The same time my mother would say: "Listen here, you need to make friends there, these five years will be the most influential ones during your scholar time, got it?". That was the moment I felt true despair coming over me.

To be fair, I told her almost nothing about what was happening to me whilst in elementary school, so she wasn't aware - and this is where immaturity really kicks in. My early insecureness and flatout repulsion towards failure made me into a comfy pansy who would never participate in anything optional that needs a fair combination of - mostly vigorous - motion and teamwork. So: telling her would solve the problem temporarily once, maybe twice, but then, I would've been forced to do against bullying by myself - which, as a constant abuser of ephemeral joy, was the thing I wanted as much as a ventral hernia.

Then I was given this task and to think about how to accomplish it - two and a half months to go. And this is where the most gruesome and unbelieveably surreal part comes - I'd quote my near-exact thoughts.

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Maybe. Maybe if I could become something or someone really, really loved. Someone who is so influential and awesome that people would go crazy just by the mentions of they themselves. Maybe if I could arrange that cheering crowds of people would become infatuated with my enormously decent character of community... Then I'd NEVER have to worry about anything anymore. Just in case some grumpy displeased f*cker would still cross my path of being happy and pleased, confident in what I'm thinking of becoming someone viable - all I'll have to do is to make all my fans arise against this one person, roll over them and MAKE ALL THEIR REMAINING LIVES DOOMED INTO COMPLETE MISERY...

 

And here I came. I'd become a brand new person under the alias 'Cell Marcell, the rapper' - who would later fail even more pathetically than he lived up to that point. One day that one story will be told as well - or not.

"Cell Marcell" as a name, in particular, just played with the returning syllable - Marcell isn't my real name either, but it would be nicknamed by Hungarians the exact same as my real first name, the one that, in fact, I utterly despised in a long-lasting phase between '08 and '13. Combined with my surname, which was referring to the same location as one would find a rather (in)famous Blue Oyster Bar in Hungary.

Since '10, when I made my account, falls straight midst into said phase, it's obvious why I'd become my formerly-loved alias here as well. 'Cell Marcell' as a person might be dead by now in particular, but small "outcries" like this would always remind me not to make the same dumb and blatant mistakes in life ever again.

Long story short: it's not (deliberately) related to the ingame Plasma ammunition at all.

[EDIT] And if you've read the full Spoilers: no, not in reference to "padded" either. Heh.

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Just now, TootsyBowl said:

 

Really? I thought your name was Dylan.

 

No.

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joshmon is already taken, try thejoshmon

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thejoshmon is taken, try mrthejoshmon

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Welcome mrthejoshmon!

Thanks Youtube.

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I wanted to have an alternative name to my version of Doomguy, which will be featured in The Doomguy Reviews, a web review show that I've been planning to get off the ground for some time now, but real life has caused me to be too busy to even attempt working on said review show. In other words, my version of Doomguy has multiple names and monikers (The Man of Doom, That Guy with the Helmet, etc.)

 

But in regards as to where "Man of Doom" actually came from:
 

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*cough* DMCHOSHO *cough*

 

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