For many many years I was a geek (degree in Comp Sci.) I programmed heavy duty. Ergo, digilady - digital lady. (I've been with Amazon so long now - my nick has been Jokerette for 10 years now!) Nobody knows me as Digi anymore.
"Wizards" was a derivative and commercial movie, not a great work of art, but it had one compelling character (for me, anyway), Neckronn99/Peace. And there are those who say I do resemble a moronic robot.
My name is Casey, which along with my middle and last names should belie my Irish ancestry. So when a dear friend and coworker who had recently moved from Canada to the lower 48, also of Irish ancestry, started calling me Finnegan, I liked the nickname and it eventually stuck.
If you're Canadian and reading this, you already get the joke that was played on me by this evil little Irish elf named Suzanne.
I found out years later when I was debating in an online forum that was predominated by Canadians. I was posting as Finnegan but someone had asked what my first name was. I replied "Casey".
"You've got to be friggin kidding me!" was the reply.
Anyhow, Casey and Finnegan are two idiotic sock puppets that were given life by a children's television personality called Mr. Dress Up. Think of a dorky hybrid of Mr. Rogers, PeeWee Herman and Captain Kangaroo.
I confronted Sue about after the conversation and she laughed herself to tears, pig snorts and all. It had been something like 8 years.
Honestly, it's made me love the nickname even more. Cops are notorious pranksters, and that has to go down as one of the better ones. Of course, I'd rather be on the delivering end of one of the legendary pranks than on the receiving end.
It wasn't the only prank I fell victim to over the years, and whether victim, suspect or just a witness, they all made for good material in my short stories collections.