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#1 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

Hey guys, I need something to do in my free time besides Nerf and disc golf, so this is what I want to do. As stupid as this sounds, I want to create a NIC biography. This includes the history of Nerf and details of its competitors, line of blasters etc. The various NIC forums and its creators. The most popular NIC Youtubers, Drac, Uin etc., and some of the most revolutionary modifications involving stock and home made blasters. This isn't going to be a week long, month long or even year long project. This vision I have, is to inform our children's chidren of this wonderful hobby we all love so much. So this is what I need from you, the Nerf haven part of the NIC. I need as much information as possible. If you have any important and relative information to any of the topics, or feel I should add a "chapter" please do so. I will be spreading this to all of the major forums, (Nerfhaven, Nerf HQ, the HVZ forums) and including them as well. If you want to be apart of this, I need information from you. I want this as well written as possible, and I can't do it without your help. Thank you ahead for your cooperation and support.

When this biography is complete, it will be printed out and sent to all major influences in the NIC for approval, and I will take all feedback and revisions and finalize them to be published to every forum and printed for every nerfer to keep. This is going to be big guys and will hopefully be remembered for generations. Keep that in mind as we travel this journey together.
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#2 Draconis

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:56 AM

I greatly appreciate you including me in this list of possible subjects. I am quite willing to help in any way possible.
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#3 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:07 AM

I greatly appreciate you including me in this list of possible subjects. I am quite willing to help in any way possible.


Well the first chapter of this biography will be the History of Nerf. What you can do is forward me links to where I can get the full low down on NERF and Lanard. Send all info through PM. I appreciate your willingness to help Draconis.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:11 AM

Make sure you include the glorious butt conquests of the LGLF.
Carbon was a major contributor to homemades in the nerfing community, so he deserves a few honorable mentions... and an interview would be cool.
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#5 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:18 AM

Make sure you include the glorious butt conquests of the LGLF.
Carbon was a major contributor to homemades in the nerfing community, so he deserves a few honorable mentions... and an interview would be cool.



I will need to be informed Righteous. I have only been apart of the NIC myself for a year. Yes, I should include interviews of the ones that have revolutionized the NIC. I have no clue what the LGLF is.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:36 AM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

I greatly appreciate you including me in this list of possible subjects. I am quite willing to help in any way possible.


I think he was referring to that wannabe vampire guy.


Anyways, it might be a good idea to include different dart making methods used throughout the ages. i.e. glue domes, slugs, etc. Speaking of slugs, include Captain Slug. Even though he isn't around anymore, he did contribute a lot of great stuff.

Include the angel breech, the hopper, the RSCB and whatever other loading mechanisms you may find out there.
Include the 4B and it's modern OPV relocated variants.
Plus-bow.
X-bow.
Kane's HAMP. Those are pretty cool.

Besides those specifics, look into some of the origins of the NIC and some of the first popular blasters and modifications that came a lot with it. Mention popular wars (Armageddon, Apocalypse etc.)
Make sure, however, you don't make us all look like even bigger nerds than we already are.

Edited by chavez_guy, 05 August 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:12 PM

Make sure, however, you don't make us all look like even bigger nerds than we already are.

Don't worry, that's impossible.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

I think he was referring to that wannabe vampire guy.



You are clearly mistaken. That guy has a stupid username and doesn't photograph well. I, on the other hand, am quite photogenic, and make a much better subject of study.


Also, I am quite certain that Carbon is correct.
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#10 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

You are clearly mistaken. That guy has a stupid username and doesn't photograph well. I, on the other hand, am quite photogenic, and make a much better subject of study.


Also, I am quite certain that Carbon is correct.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:40 PM

In terms of recording the history of Nerf, this timeline off of the Nerf Wiki lists all of the Nerf guns made to date. It's under construction however, so it may be incomplete in some areas.
http://nerf.wikia.co...i/Nerf/Timeline

Here is a family tree of all super soakers.
http://www.isoaker.c...all_series.html

You could probably just start at the general reference thread, as many of the greatest and original mods are posted there. The modification reference thread for the Longshot is also a nice place to check out since the Longshot has played such a big piece in the NIC.
http://nerfhaven.com...?showtopic=7527

There's a good chance that you know of most of this already, but hopefully some of it helped. Good luck.

And if it means anything, I also agree with Draconis.

Edited by ShaNayNay, 05 August 2012 - 01:40 PM.

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#12 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for the help shanaynay.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

If you mind, I think it would be awesome to have a whole section on 'surges' of Nerf popularity in areas of the world. For example, how Philly has always been a staple of proffesionaly run Nerf wars, the large surge of Canadian Nerf along the later part of the last decade, the explosion of Nerf in the South East (Georgia area)along with Florida Nerf in the past few years.

Also to include how people moving, or influential modders in the NIC have made more Nerfers in areas of the world. Example would be SGnerf, Athanie, Psyk in the areas of Asia, and The Unholy 3 in the North West (correct me if I am wrong there).
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#14 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

Thanks spud, ill keep all that in mind
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

I know this sounds stupid, but could you make a section about how few wars and big Nerf events happen in the Midwest? (Kansas for example)
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

If you did want to do this, you will need to be careful to get accurately portray the development of the different nerf hotspots. It was mentioned that the South East is has exploded into a nerfing hotspot, but this is hardly new, the Random Encounter clan (of Alabama) had a forum presence in 2003.

Also, how nerf scenes develop is likely influenced by surrounding areas and certain individuals. For example, DC nerf as the NIC knows it only began after our interaction with other nerfers at the first ECNO (in Delaware). It originally became popular due to a large number of people and has since been "reborn" by a new group of individuals.

To accurately create a history/biography, you will have to talk to many first hand sources, not relying solely on what is documented on the forums or what a single individual says.

Some topics that I would discuss are:

  • The Nerf Listserv
  • Nerf Online
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  • NerfHaven
  • The LaMarios
  • Other websites that I'm not mentioning
  • The Four Horsemen, LCM, LGLF, countless other clans
  • The development of Nerfing locations (SoCal, NJ, Alabama, DC, Ohio, many other locations)
  • The development of nerf modding

Some resources you will find valuable will be the nerf wiki, which was originally hosted at NerfHQ and is still available here. It was then moved to ProjectNerf, available here. Additionally, TheGrinch's old website NerfWorld contains one of the best directories of older nerf websites. In my opinion, the most important ones that many people were not around for are The LaMario's, Yakman's site, Webbzter's site. There are also many clan sites linked as well as many of the older nerfer's websites. NerfWorld also has links to several Wayback Machine editions of websites that are no longer available, as well as some of the original Nerfaholics comics.

If you did take up this project, I would urge you to get perspective from many of the nerfers who have been around a while in order to break things up into "eras" and see what they consider significant. They also may have contact with other, now absent, nerfers.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing what route you take.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

We all have large dicks. And no girlfriends. Worth mentioning in such a work of literary genius.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

We all have large dicks. And no girlfriends. Worth mentioning in such a work of literary genius.

True, and true.

I'd focus mainly on homemade advances in the past few years, and the evolution of darts over the years. Clips (Hoppers, RSCBs, Inlines, n-strike clips, etc.) should have a chapter/section due to the fact that they completely changed nerfing in the workshop, and on the field.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:15 AM

Every couple years someone tries to do something along these lines and makes the mistake of writing about things which no one they've spoken to actually experienced. This community has about the shortest memory span of anything I've ever encountered, and it's never really been to its detriment. If you'd ike to alter that, more power to ya'. As a well documented ass, and the only person who has been active for the entirety of the NIC's existance, I'll be more than happy to criticize the end results.
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#20 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

We all have large dicks. And no girlfriends. Worth mentioning in such a work of literary genius.

speak for yourself, been dating the same girl the past 4 years...but i digress :rolleyes:

True, and true.

I'd focus mainly on homemade advances in the past few years, and the evolution of darts over the years. Clips (Hoppers, RSCBs, Inlines, n-strike clips, etc.) should have a chapter/section due to the fact that they completely changed nerfing in the workshop, and on the field.


Homemades will have a seperate section in the bio, don't worry, they are a very important part in the NIC, I know that for sure

Every couple years someone tries to do something along these lines and makes the mistake of writing about things which no one they've spoken to actually experienced. This community has about the shortest memory span of anything I've ever encountered, and it's never really been to its detriment. If you'd ike to alter that, more power to ya'. As a well documented ass, and the only person who has been active for the entirety of the NIC's existance, I'll be more than happy to criticize the end results.

Glad to know I have someone to consult in the process VACC.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

The Articles section here is a great place to start.

Other items that should be investigated: Mag7, Four horsemen, Sex Dwarves, Canadians, Rainbow Clan, Captain Slug, Stefan (or whatever the username of the guy who invented the stefan), Rise/fall/and more recent resurgence of NJ wars, the SNAP, Rainbow catch, +bow, and Bow powered blasters.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

Compiling a history of an internet community is a bit far removed from the subject of actually nerfing. Moved to Off Topic.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

Also don't forget this clan from around 2006. I heard they were pretty good.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

Best Clan Ever


...dafuq did I just read?

On topic, I'm curious what your layout will be for presenting this. Is this going to made into a wiki, a website, a series of threads etc.?
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#25 ZoMbIe HuNtEr

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:30 PM

...dafuq did I just read?

On topic, I'm curious what your layout will be for presenting this. Is this going to made into a wiki, a website, a series of threads etc.?


It's gonna be old fashioned... a book, created from a word document.
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