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Who is Cervantes?

Pirate Elrond; Cervantes' current avatar

Cervantes is a regular on the CompSci.ca forums and in the IRC channel. He introduced himself in the Official hello world thread like so:

"Ahoy maties. I be Cervantes, and my hobbies include the following:

  • Rape and Pillage
  • Death and Destruction
  • Sailing the High Seas

If ye be so inclined as to join me on my expeditions, ye must be the sole reason for the evacuation of an entire town population greater than 50, ye must never have been in prison, ye must kill a ninja, and ye must not say "Shiver me Timbres" like that creepy Paul Bian character."

The Name

Cervantes originally got his name from the pirate in Soul Calibur, which he played on the Sega Dreamcast. Since then, he has discovered Miguel de Cervantes, who he also thinks is quite cool.

Cervantes' name was first degraded by TokenHerbz, who called him "Canvas". After being severly reprimanded, TokenHerbz did not learn his lesson: He went on to call Cervantes other grotesque variations.


Cervantes is currently a grade 12 student attending Newmarket High School, in the Greater Toronto Area. He is going to University next year, and his first choice is currently Applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He is also looking at Engineering Physics at McMaster University.


Cervantes has played soccer since he was 7 years old. He entered the rep system two years later, and has played on some fairly high calibur teams, such as Glen Shields. He is playing badminton quite seriously; Cervantes also enjoys cycling.


Cervantes likes the older music. The Rock & Roll of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly; the 60's pop of The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Band; the rockin' folk of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Dire Straits; the pyschedalia of Yes and Jimi Hendrix; and the classic rock of various others, including Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fleetwood Mac, CCR, The Guess Who/Bachman Turner Overdrive, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, old Rolling Stones, Supertramp, The Who, and Eric Clapton.

Cervantes greatly dislikes rap and doom/death metal. Punk is pretty high up there, too.

Likes & Dislikes



  • Biology Class, escpecially when creationism/intelligent design is taught instead of evolution
  • Dial-up
  • Football
  • Opera
  • El Comandante
  • George Bush
  • Stephen Harper
  • Polluted, greenhouse-gas rich atmosphere
  • Visual Basic

Past Avatars

Cervantes' avatars must always have some correlation back to the name "Cervantes". This is usually in the form of adding a bit of pirate to the avatar, with the exception of Buddy Cervantes, which was a mix between an image of Miguel de Cervantes and Buddy Jesus.

Cervantes' First Avatar
Buddy Cervantes
Pirate Duck
Pirate Minsc
Pirate Chuck Norris
From Penny Arcade, and justified by the fact that he will soon need an eyepatch
From Calvin and Hobbes
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