Everybody has a different story for where their Internet alias comes from... I see all these crazy usernames and gamertags, and I often ask myself what the hell they mean. Well, this is your chance to explain what the hell that means! I'll start off...
When I first got an Xbox and started playing Halo and going to LAN parties and tournaments, I quickly realized that I needed a name that set me apart from the crowd. I wanted a moniker that really capture what I'm all about.
So, naturally, my first idea was, "something to do with food." I've always been a pretty big guy, and I like to eat, and it's kinda what I'm known for. Being the funny fat guy was always the role I fit into pretty well, and it always suited me perfectly.
Also, I knew I wanted something that could have a couple, blatant spelling mistakes, but didn't change the way it could be pronounced. This was the best way to make fun of stupid people. Making fun of those who are less intelligent is something I'm quite good at. I'm super smart (and modest, by the way), so finding people dumber than me is pretty easy... Honestly, I spent the night at one of my buddies house, and I played Halo 2 on XBL for the first time. I almost IMMEDIATELY realized that a large portion of the kids on Xbox Live has a below-average reading level. My gamertag was the perfect way for me to point that out.
After about an hour of thinking, I landed on AlfabetSoop. It was food-related, it had two blatant spelling errors that kept the sound the same, and, as a bonus, the food itself is meant to be educational! Perfect!
So my gamertag and all my usernames from then on out were AlfabetSoop. I eventually got used to just being called Soop, so I changed my gamertag around through the years. Then, about a year ago, I went to change my gamertag BACK to AlfabetSoop, but it wouldn't take it, as the gamertag had already been used. I spent about 30 minutes trying to get ANY variation of AlfabetSoop...
EVERY combination of AlfabetSoop (spelled that way) was taken... I tried at least 100 different variants. None were available. Don't ask me how that happened. So I settled on AlphabetSoop. It took away part of what the alias was originally set out to do by correctly spelling 'alphabet,' but at least I was still Soop.
And I'll always be Soop.
Oh, and welcome to IPlayCoD! You thought it was a forum? No, it's my blog.
Soop's posts are TL;DNR.
PS - If you're really cool, I'll let you get away with calling me Albert Scoop.