Who is Creole Ned?
Creole Ned is the online persona I created in 1997 to play games on what was then called the Internet Gaming Zone (now MSN Games). A friend and I had whiled away many an hour playing games like Duke Nukem 3D and Age of Empires over modem (how quaint!) but yearned for more. The IGZ required you to create a name that would be used in the various game rooms. My friend chose Sexy Nancy because he thought it would be fun to roleplay a hot chick who was into gaming. I chose Creole Ned for reasons unclear to me to this day. I wanted some kind of adjective-noun combo to go along with Sexy Nancy and after not much thought “Creole Ned” just popped into my head. I have no particular love for creole food, though I do like it.
As for my friend, it turned out that Microsoft did not like people describing themselves as sexy and so his alter-ego became Sweet Nancy, which if anything was more disturbing.
I have stuck faithfully to the name Creole Ned over the years as my connection graduated from a phone line to cable and then DSL (ironically, back to a phone line). Probably the most notable online use of the name was for the games Tribes and Tribes 2. For a few years I was also one of the volunteer forum moderators for Vivendi’s official Tribes forums and used the same name there, so someone somewhere probably associates it with being banned. :p
Who is the person behind Creole Ned?
My real name is Stan James. I was named after my dad’s father and was born in Duncan, British Columbia on September 19, 1964. My time on this planet has been split chiefly between the town I was born in and Vancouver, which I moved to in 1986. I’ve also lived for a time in Nanaimo and Victoria. I should probably point out that I’ve not spent time off the planet, just to stave off conspiracy theories.
I currently live with my partner in New Westminster. There are a lot of hills here. And trains. I write stuff and (normally) work to support the writing. Yes, I know I’m doing it backwards. I’m working on that.
Why should you care what I have to say?
That’s a good question. Really, you shouldn’t. This site exists as a vehicle through which I can entertain myself. If others are entertained or occasionally gain some small insight, that’s a nice bonus. But I won’t pretend I’m terribly fascinating. I just like to write and hey, here I am.
Will this page be updated?
Probably. I like stealth-editing. This whole page could be completely different a month from now.
I may be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org