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    What my name firestorm means and how I got it.

    Many people have asked me over the years what my screen name and "nick name" firestorm means and how it originated.
    To make it simple it's a massive full scale fire fight Examples:In the movie Platoon towards the end, the VC over ran the Americans position and the fighting was out of control. Bullets were flying everywhere and it was total confusion. In the movie Black Hawk down: In the scene where the convoy was at a stand still and they were in a gauntlet of gunfire. Bullets coming and going from everywhere. People going down everywhere. This is what a firestorm is. It is all hell breaking loose.
    I got the name while in the military after being in such a scenerio. When it was all said and done I didn't have a single round left and I had a wound in my thigh. (all 6 of us were injured one way or another)We lost 0 team members and the enemy head count was high. We were a
    team of 6. Not bad odds if you ask me. This is a quick and very vague account of the incident but due to actions taken on that day by me that I'd rather not go into detail about, the name was given to me by my team members several days later. I kept the name ever since then and use it as a tribute to the men that gave it to me. (for the record it is common practice to give one another such names. I'm not special for being given one but just honored by the reasons and the way the guys gave me this specific name. Hell prior to this I was "Downtown". It's rare your ever given an new name which is also a reason it means so much to me. (The navy refers to such names as call signs)
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    Wow thats a cool story FS.
    Play paintball often do we.......

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    hahaha yeaa paintball that's it.

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    Well I'm off for the day be back Saturday evening. Good night Ris and have a great day and week for that matter.

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    Tanks mate, you too. C ya

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    Originally posted by firestorm
    hahaha yeaa paintball that's it.

    whata coinkidink! Me too! THat is my paintball call sign!
    dude!

    "actually a cool story, FS"
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    My paintball sign is "Buddah"

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    No paintball sign here other than "Uh oh here comes Corys dad."

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    Originally posted by Fade99
    No paintball sign here other than "Uh oh here comes Corys dad."

    So you play (as in paint ball) with guys that arent old enough to shave, eh? You should feel guilty...
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    Originally posted by Fade99
    No paintball sign here other than "Uh oh here comes Corys dad."
    I can see you being like that Fade
    We played 6 on 12 once, a few guys that i'd played before, i overheard the guys on the team of 12 "this is fucked..... it's like playin against a fuckin swat team"

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    I played a 5 on 5 hyperball game with some rec ballers and ended up tagging all but one player.

    Cory and I wanted to play in a local 3 man tourny but were short one player. So the night before, the field owner said he had our third man. The tourny was the first we've ever played in and the first time all three of us played together. We ended up winning the whole thing. We each won 270.00 markers. Not bad huh?

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    Originally posted by Fade99
    I played a 5 on 5 hyperball game with some rec ballers and ended up tagging all but one player.

    Cory and I wanted to play in a local 3 man tourny but were short one player. So the night before, the field owner said he had our third man. The tourny was the first we've ever played in and the first time all three of us played together. We ended up winning the whole thing. We each won 270.00 markers. Not bad huh?
    Not bad at all
    What sort of gun do you use Fade?
    Pump, semi, or i heard you guys can get full autos over there??

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    Well, atleast you got a cool nickname. I have deepset eyes so it looks like I have rings round my eyes, hence Racoon, but most people call me coon. Been called coon since I was little
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    If you called someone coon here you'd get a punch in the chops
    It's a degrogitory name for aboriginals

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    Originally posted by Rissole

    It's a degrogitory name for aboriginals
    Was that a fraudian slip??

    Its derogatory, not grog

    You`re lucky there are no aboriginal members here yet

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