Where did you get your TF2 nic?

Rbp7oozRbp7ooz Ultraman Is AirwolfCarson City New
edited April 2014 in Team Fortress 2

For me it was Nerd Poet Auteur Ernest Cline.


by Ernest Cline

At the dawn of the Paleolithic Period
when the first humans left their caves,
mastered the secrets of fire,
and started making tools
with which to hack civilization out of the wilderness
This was mankind's first, tiny step toward an unseen singular goal
that would take millennia to achieve.

The centuries that we spent devising
physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, metallurgy...
All of our combined knowledge and technological advancements as a species
were to finally culminate in the creation of a machine of such flawless beauty
that it now clearly stands out as human civilization's crowning achievement:


In 1984 the world's most brilliant scientists and engineers were assembled in secret
for the sole purpose of constructing the world's most advanced
Mach One Plus attack helicopter.
This would be more than just an instrument of war.
It would be a work of art.
And no expense was spared in this, mankind's boldest endeavor to date.
The original Da Vinci parchments were consulted.
Extrapolations were made.
Fifth generation Swiss craftsmen were flown in merely to construct the dashboard.

There was painstaking attention to detail.

And upon its completion,
those present were unable to do anything
but stand and marvel
in wonder and in awe
at the sleek, black aerodynamic perfection...
that was Airwolf.

And I know there are voices of dissent shouting,
"What about Blue Thunder? What about Knight Rider?"
Fuck Blue Thunder.
Fuck Michael Knight!
And to hell with Street Hawk and Firefox.


Airwolf is the adjective we should use to describe anything
of majesty, beauty, and intensity.
Something that is simply fucking bad ass.... is Airwolf.
James Brown's music is Airwolf.
Shakespeare is Airwolf.
Sex so good it makes your spine ache and your knees buckle?
That's Airwolf.

And nothing is more Airwolf than Airwolf.

Airwolf is the Holy Grail. The Golden Fleece.
The thing you want that you cannot have.
When you go sprinting through the mall
desperate to fill the emptiness in your life
through the purchase of name brand clothing and electronics
You will never achieve satisfaction.
Because the one brand name you really want
is the one you can never have.
Oh, I'm sorry, we're all sold out.
That item was only available for a very limited time
and in very limited supply.

And only one man stepped forward to purchase it.
String Fellow Hawk!
And he bought it for the bargain basement price
of having the solid brass balls to steal it from the US government,
when, in their hubris, they were foolish enough to ask him to be the test pilot!

You don't ask a guy with a name like String Fellow Hawk
to fly your top-secret black helicopter.
Because he is obviously going to steal it!
He's obviously a prototypical American anti-hero,
for fuck sake!
He lives in the mountains.
He plays the cello.
His name is String Fellow Hawk.
He cannot be trusted.
He's not going to use Airwolf to execute American foreign policy.
He's going to keep it for himself.

Which is exactly what you would do.

Walking out to your back yard to stare at it every night around sunset.
The sight of it filling you such peace and resonant satisfaction
that you would come to believe the perfect haiku
would have just two syllables:



  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    An interesting story, but I don't know if I draw the connection between Rbp7ooz and Airwolf? :D

  • Rbp7oozRbp7ooz Ultraman Is Airwolf Carson City New
    edited April 2014

    Ah... well, when I play TF2 its Ultraman Is Airwolf.

    Thats kind of what i was going for by putting it in the TF2 disscussion rather than the main one. :-)

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Ah gotcha. That makes more sense now.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I got mine from my everything name that I came up with when I was 14 or so because I thought it sounded cool.

  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian
    edited April 2014

    when i was 15 I was a gnome / wizard in Everquest Ive wanted to change it to Jdav07 for the longest time since thats my handle everywhere else but Changing your name on IC is frowned upon! lol

  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian


  • RahnalH102RahnalH102 the Green Devout, Veteran Monster Hunter, Creature Enthusiast New Mexico Icrontian

    Mine is an anagram of my name plus a tribute suffix to a certain character.

    @Canti said:


  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    First D&D character I ever made was a Low-Constitution Wizard named Ilriyas.

    Part of the theme was that the character, in line with his Con score was constantly sick. Ironically enough (I suppose it's irony?) I was going through a long period of poor health at the time and in the middle of a session a friend of mine blurted out 'You're Ilriyas! Get it? It's because you're sick all the time!'

    After that I used it on the first online Roleplaying site I joined, and realizing that I'm the only person on the internet using it (Except one jerk who made a gmail account with it, though that could simply be me and I forgot the password/recovery) it sort of became my online handle.

    It's since been shortened to Ily or become Ily Wily and I've taken a liking to both.

  • trooster89trooster89 Are you from London? Icrontian
  • Rbp7oozRbp7ooz Ultraman Is Airwolf Carson City New

    Well... Forum name... sure....
    but as @Tushon pointed out, my forum name is Rbp7Ooz. (Another story behind that one... maybe I'll go Necro that thread.)

    I specifically meant the TF2 nickname. I should have been more descriptive in the header. My apologies.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    edited April 2014

    Thread title fixed :) .

  • Rbp7oozRbp7ooz Ultraman Is Airwolf Carson City New

    THANK you!

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian

    Copy/Pasta from the Forum ID thread as they are one in the same now:

    BobbyDigi, this is short for Bobby Digital. Any WuTang fans? If so you will know this is the alter ego of The Rza. I used to despise being called Bobby. "My name is Robert, How the hell do you get Bobby from Robert!?!?!"

    Then one of my buddies started calling me Bobby Digital and would start rapping off lyrics to Rza songs that included the name whenever he would see me. This leaked to my group of friends and they all started calling me Bobby Digital. I still introduce myself as Robert to anyone new and at work (tech support/cust service).

    Because Bobby Digital is not an original name it is normally taken on any given service. This includes Steam. Plus it is a bit long. In person a lot of my friends call me Bob Dig (shortened from Digital but looks like I use a shovel and not electronics when you type it out). So I use Bobby Digi in hopes that most will get the reference. I still get called Bobby Dig-ee a lot.


  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian

    Your mom.

  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian

    My mom.

  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    My current one? It's because I make milk, with my boobs.

  • oni_delsoni_dels Drunk French Canadian Montréal, Québec. Icrontian

    Dictionary of Japanese Kanji, p284, #1523

  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian

    I used to have a cool forum name. Then I played some TF2 with everyone and they forced me to change my forum name to my TF2 name. So that should tell you something about TF2 and this community.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    But this dude's name was like FreeC6875 or some crap...

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