I do a lot of online gaming – particularly First Person Shooters – and I have a standard nickname that I use: Dead God. That nickname has served me well for many years, but with the rise of voice chat in various games it’s become clear to me that a lot of people, and I mean a whole fucking lot of people, misread it and end up calling me Dear God. It’s like they have a mental block that converts that lowercase D into a lowercase R and makes them sound like they’re pleading to a benevolent deity instead of addressing a fearsome monster of pwnage whenever they address me. Plus I’ve used it for years and it’s feeling a little stale. It doesn’t help that some games, Call of Duty: World at War, won’t let me use that as my name. I had to translate it into Latin and sign up as Mortuus Deus, which only a handful of people are going to realize is a bad and probably incorrect translation of Dead God.
Additionally I’ve seen some very clever gaming nicknames lately that got me thinking I needed something more sardonic and witty. Everything I’ve come up with so far, however, has seemed trite and silly. So I’m turning to you folks to see if you’re any more clever than I am at dreaming up gaming nicknames. Leave me your best shot in the comments.