So I’m going to tell you the story of why my online alias is Boy of the Forest (boyoftheforest, etc.). It really is the essence of who I am. I feel like I’ve never really grown up when it comes to discovering things in nature, exploring, and going on adventures. I never want that to end. I’ve always been an explorer at heart (even if only in the back yard). That’s the first reason.
The second reason is that I am a Gamer. I love video games, and love the fact that I grew up in an era where I could watch the technology of them grow before my eyes. I used to think that Super Mario had amazing graphics, and now we’ve got games like Battlefield 4 coming out soon!
But back to the reason behind my name, the bread and butter of my summers with my brother (wow, no rapper style rhyme intended there) was gaming on our N-64 (Nintendo 64). My all-time favorite childhood game was Zelda: the Ocarina of Time. This was my first quest game, and I felt the same sense of discovery when I played that game as when I was outside exploring nature. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is my “Zelda” these days, but I still enjoy the old game just as much.
These two elements combined when I was thinking of online names, and I think it’s the most fitting for someone of my nature.
Until next time,
— Boy of the Forest