Its kinda hilarious, but if you run my nickname through a search engine in your spare time, there are 2 pages of results, and I'd say about 2 of the links are really involved with my nickname. There have been tall tales, myths, legends, and even bets about how i settled with the Nickname RadBunny. Some people may tell you it can be broken down, Rad standing for the eighties word 'Radical' and the bunny standing for playboy bunnies of the 80's. This is false, and a cover story for when i was too lazy to explain the real origin of my online nickname. In fact, there is a very interesting story of how i came to this nickname by accident.
It began back in 1997, when things still made sense to me. The summers were hot, the winters were cold, Gas was cheap, and computer games were still great, with original plots. One of the games i picked up was an Activision classic that put just about every game to shame. Interstate '76 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_%2776
) was one of the first multiplayer games, and was a slight ripoff of Twisted Metal with a 70's vibe. However, its graphics and gameplay easily put every twisted metal i ever played to bed. It also had a huge multiplayer following as well, and people would even hack the game files to make their cars fireproof, and put machine gun turrents on every mount, even if they were only supposed to go on the top of the car mounts. Back in these days i was known as Radiator, yes the part of the car that cools everything down. I was recruited by a famous hacker at the game named Hoppo, and we created a program with an interface that would allow you to design a hacked car in the game with ease. While hoppo's name was on every copy of this program, on the original website most of the credit for the Hex coding was given to me. When the program went public on Hoppo's website, i received an email two weeks later. It was from one of the Hex coders from the game! "Oh shit, i'm going to be sued, and i'm not even 16 yet!" This was no to be, he was wondering how the hell i got the hacks to work in the first place! I was honored to show him the ropes. And in the sequel they created a character known as 'Radiator Mother' in the game, to prove that I, Radiator, was the mother of all hacking. I was quite amused that they would actually put my name on a character in their game.
But back to the story of how i came to this name. On the Interstate 76 disc came a program called mIRC (Microsoft Internet Relay Chat). It was a way to chat and make friends with people all over the net, and is still in use today. I continued with the name Radiator, and i think it was around easter of 1999 that i actually changed it to RadBunny, in order to do a joke on Easter. However, i met a girl that day, my age and she was nearby, and we hit it off. The next day i changed my nickname back, and she told me she liked the other one better. So in an earnest attempt to get laid, i changed it back. To round up a long story into a short one, I got laid, the girlfriend didn't stick, but the name fit like a charm.