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way back when D&D was satanic and people wanted it banned (mid/late 80s) i was an avid player.  Played 3 nights a week for years until i became a parent and those responsibilities conflicted too much with the gaming.  

As for my username,  we were playing a module and had to interact with a black dragon.  The dragon's name, at least the first part of it that we could pronounce was Kormathian.  I shortened it and started using Kormath as my username online in the IRC chats and D&D styled MUD's of the late 80s/early 90s and then as the internet grew popular it became my online name for everything.  I've found a few places online where someone has stolen my name :( but for the most part if you see Kormath, that's me.

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Well, i use this nickname since i'm playing online (so at least 12 years now) and since then, i used it for every account on my consoles or my gaming pc. In fact, "Hypnoskull" is some crazy belgium Industrial/Noize project and i had a poster of them on my wall, because i was (and still am) totally into this kind of music. I needed a nickname and while looking through my room thinking about a nickname, i saw the name "Hypnoskull" and i chose it. I just added an Y at the end, because i made a belgian account for Red Dead Online

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I'm a veteran and like shooters. But you'd be surprised at how many people online call me "Mazh," French or middle-eastern sounding. I thought e z p z, I will just capitalize the Maj and people will realize it's major. then I found out Microsoft charges 10 bucks for a gamertag change. Maybe I should have called myself... Maj Tahal in the first place (?).

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I'm known by various names online (in fact, I think one of you might already know me from somewhere else, if said name is used by the same person it is there), so I decided to pick something new I hadn't used anywhere else for once. Thus, it has no real meaning to me beyond whatever the meaning might be where I took it from (Ready Player One). Maybe it's a matter of simple anonymity, maybe it's to escape a less-than-stellar reputation, maybe I'm cyber stalking the person I mentioned earlier, or maybe it's all just a big red herring and I'm trolling people. It's up to you to decide!  🤣

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Mine came from a PSN ID change that beta testers could do for a limited time a few months ago.  I changed it to "NerfThisBabe" because I love D.Va from Overwatch and she yells 'Nerf this!' when using her ultimate.  I added 'babe' at the end because it sounded good.

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Well, my username is one incarnation of my online persona since 2000.

Ive been lumper for nearly 20 years online, when it is taken, usually because I set up an account that I forgot about lol I end up with a derivative of lumper like lump, or lump321 or lumper4ever, lumper1 etc...

So my gamer tags are lump321 on one profile and lumper4ever on another.

When I started online in forums and building gaming pcs back pre Y2K, I was lumperthegreat for a time on 3dmark a benchmarking site, later just lumper.

It means to me, a person who has taken many lumps, but it can mean lots of things. one who delivers lumps, or to say lumper? I damn near killed her!! lol

sorry stupid joke,

 

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I just began playing, new here, this seems as good a place to start as any. My name comes from The Marine Corps Communications Electronics School in 29 Palms. Their motto is "We train C4 warriors" with the C4 denoting Command, Control, Communications, and Countermeasures. Of course, most people just think it means I am fond of the plastic explosive, which I must confess I am, very, and so the name still works.

Normally, I get two questions after this. The first is "Why didn't you pick something with 'Marine' in the name?" Well, because while only around 1% of the US population has ever been in the Corps, approximately 500% of the population has such screen names, and at least half of those are new Marines naming every single account they have that way. I would have been one of them if I had found an available one.

The next question is "What were you doing with C4 if you were in electronic warfare?"  The same thing I was doing driving a truck for three tours: being in charge of a platoon armory, the generator refueling crews, setting up election stations, searching houses, searching for weapons caches, mines, accompanying infantry...….you get the idea. I did whatever the Corps needed me to do, including help the other Comm bubbas make sure hat Comms were up 100% of the time, at least 80% of the time. It's not my fault if people don't change batteries, crypto, hopsets, or the ionosphere. It is certainly not my fault when people point the SatCom antennae at satellites that aren't there, or the Microwave dishes backwards. Still, Explosive Ordinance Disposal thought I was competent enough, or expendable enough, to put C4 on weapons caches, so I did.

I'm pretty sure that's NOT the way they're supposed to handle disposal of firearms, based on observing them in the field. To their credit, they never let me blow up any unexploded ordinance that might have killed me if I touched it in a bad place, but they were more than happy to teach me how to place plastic explosives and detonate them. The excuse they gave me was that they were busy and bored of blowing things up, anyway. I think the real reason was that they were filling out paperwork indicating they had followed the proper procedures and wanted a fall-guy if they got caught. I hate to damage the faith civilians have in us, but a surprising amount of military professionalism consists of "Let's not, and report it like we did." 

Don't worry, you can still count on us 100% in a fight. Well, the Marines at least. Then most of the army. You can count on the Air Force and Navy, too, just always late and over-budget. Not that I'd ever truly look down on the other services, it's a combined-arms force. Indeed, I owe them a great deal for leaving out gear that Marines desperately need. We'd buy it ourselves, but the Navy needs money more for nuclear-powered stealth laser destroyers. They're really important for all those times when a suicide boat is attacking, but you just need to kill the one guy driving it, as his buddies were only cruising. They also have to be computer-guided, which adds expense, because the Navy doesn't do so well in marksmanship training. Just kidding. You know we love ya, squids.

Sorry for the rambling, but that's the story behind my name. I've been using variations of it for almost twenty years, so it's just stuck with me, and so are y'all for the time being.

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1 minute ago, DNMNetTech said:

C4Warr10r: Welcome aboard devil dog.

Semper Kill, sir.  Always good to meet another communications specialist. I'd be even more impressed if your wife says you communicate well. I know mine says I don't when I can read back everything she says word for word. Whenever that happens, she insists that I didn't understand what she meant. Being married, I bet you know a thing or two about that. Don't worry, though, while she acts like pretty much every woman I have ever known in that way, she has other personal qualities I'd never leave. It's clear you love your wife, just from your name. I wish y'all the best. And no, I'm not saying y'all because this is the RDR2 forum. I'm actually from Texas.

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On ‎3‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 8:42 PM, Major Dammidge said:

@C4Warr10r I'm a vet, army medic, cross-trained in SIOP&T: security, intelligence, operations, plans & training ("S2-S3"). I can relate. Thank you for your service

 

Likewise, but I always say there's no need to thank me for service gladly given. Really, I prefer to thank civilians for providing something worth fighting for. You get extra thanks from me on a personal level for being a medic. I'd tell the story but this isn't really the place. Suffice it to say that somehow I had no problem facing bullets that might blow my head of at any second thanks to training, but I lost that head when dealing with my first casualty despite training. If it hadn't been for our Corpsman, he might have gotten sepsis or worse from my fumbling, panicky attempts to treat him.

I got better, but never better than trained medics. Thanks again for all you did.

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16 hours ago, C4Warr10r said:

Likewise, but I always say there's no need to thank me for service gladly given. 

Ditto. But to and from peeps who've been in the sh*t, it's a Band of Brothers kinda acknowledgement. And I know you get that 👍

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10 hours ago, Major Dammidge said:

Ditto. But to and from peeps who've been in the sh*t, it's a Band of Brothers kinda acknowledgement. And I know you get that 👍

Indeed, indeed.  Except for maybe the Blue Falcons. And I bet you get  that.  Good meeting you, Major.  

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On 3/27/2019 at 10:09 AM, C4Warr10r said:

Likewise, but I always say there's no need to thank me for service gladly given. Really, I prefer to thank civilians for providing something worth fighting for.

That's really to cool to hear. 

I'm one that thanks you guys, i mean you get enough disrespect from people i figure you'd like to hear a thank you now and then.  I do the same for police and firemen.  I think it takes a special kinda person (in a good way) to do what you guys and the law enforcement and rescue services do.  

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6 hours ago, EjectedCasings said:

I have always been a shooting enthusiast. My pop does a bit of reloading, so we'd always have to collect the spent brass. The name just kind of clicked for me one day.

been there done that.  I love the people that go to the unofficial shooting ranges around here and leave brass for me to collect :)  last year there was an increase in .357/.38 special casings at my favorite shooting area.  I won't have to buy any shells for years now, i collected over 400 casings after tossing some of the worse for wear ones out (including the 80 i shot over the summer).  I already have a few pounds of powder in the garage and stocked up on bullets when they were on sale.

Now i just need people to get using .308 and .270 rounds, i'm getting low lol

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