This is one of my two accounts that I post regularly under. The other being GDL_Havoc. Habokku is the Japanese translation for the word: Havoc, and as such I use it as my general posting name.
Now, as Paul Harvey would say, here's the rest of the story.
Long many years ago, I got MW3 right after it released. After devouring the single player content, and having a computer with enough of an internet connection to attempt multiplayer, I jumped in with both feet under the name CobraJC7. I was in my early highschool years, and My reasoning for this was simple: I had just finished building and painting a scale model of an AH-1 Cobra gunship, and liked the name.
After a month or so of playing, I happened to drop in with a particular pilot by the name of GDL_Highriot, whom I have sadly lost touch with over the years. I do hope one day I might be reunited with him and the rest of the crew I came to call friends over the ensuing years, but I digress. Highriot was impressed with my abilities and asked if I was a part of any leagues or affiliated with any online MW3 units, which I wasn't. So he asked if I was interested in trying out for the Gray Death Legion, which was in the BattleTech Universe League (BTU). I figured why not, and gave it a shot. He told me about the unit, that it was an I.S. outfit, and about league, explaining that it was stock only. I actually preferred this, having tried out different game types out over the previous month. He asked what weight class I wanted to try out in, and I said heavy, as I tended (and still do tend) to prefer heavy and assault 'mechs. I assumed he would bring a 70 ton Avatar, and considered doing the same, before I remembered my tinkering in the 'mech lab and remembered the Orion. 75 tons, and armor comparable to an assault 'mech. So I went with it, and proceeded to trounce him several times over. He then happily accepted me in to the Gray Death Legion, but decided to rename me after our bout. If I remember his quote correctly... "Yea... I'm going to need to rename you... from now on you're Havoc. So from that moment forward, I was GDL_Havoc through MW3 and all incarnations, then MW4 and all incarnations.
Fast forwards a bunch of years and GDL has sort of disappeared while I'm in college and not long ago I get back in to MW4 through the Mektek freeware version.
I fell in with the Draconis Combine of the NBT league shortly afterwards, thus Habokku was born.
And that's the semi-short story behind my name.
As for my sigs, the picture was created by one of my old GDL mates many many years ago. The quotes are of course, the Shakespearean quote from the play Julius Caesar. "Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war"
The second is my favorite quote from Captain Malcolm Reynolds of the Firefly television show. It speaks to me and as such I use it.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by Habokku, 17 December 2011 - 11:30 AM.