Anklebuster is an alias that I’ve created for use on forums and membership sites all over the web. The butterfly, a blue morpho, is associated with this alias because I’m weird like that.
The Story of Anklebuster
My wife and I had just purchased our first home.
During those first hectic days, we obviously disturbed the indigenous fauna.
One night, as I stood in a darkened master bedroom – I felt something dash across my beslippered feet.
“Eek-a-mouse” does not begin to describe the invective that accompanied my 18-inch vertical leap.
Nor does it convey the anguished cry I uttered upon landing badly on the side of my foot.
I had severely sprained my ankle.
Thus laid up for a few days, I attempted to alleviate the boredom by exploring a local BBS.
Back in 1995, I used a 24 bps modem to dial into the ONIX Bulletin Board System.
There was a way to connect to a chess server, so I tried it.
The server required a user name. I wanted to be clever, but could barely think through the pain.
Obviously, I made some kind of connection and Anklebuster was born.