Believe it or not, we had to convince him to be a mod!! It's our Cook$ 1) Name Paul Adam Cook 2) Age 33 3) Where do you live? Wrexham in North Wales, home of the Welsh Open which some of the Old Guard will remember… 4) What do you shoot? I have a 04/5 Dark Intimidator, itching to be shot 5) What's your occupation? I work with disabled kids, running hydrotherapy programs. I mess about in a swimming pool mostly. 6) When/how did you first get into paintball? I used to play cricket (God knows why) and there was a paintball site behind the club. I got friendly with the guy who ran it and he offered me some weekend work, strimming and what not. This progressed and I ended up reffing, and then it all started from there. I was about 13 when I started reffing and 18 when I played my first tournament. 7) What was your first marker? I had some dreadful Spyder, then moved on to a 4x4 Shocker which was all of the bad parts of every gun rolled into one. 8) How often do you use p8ntballer? I never leave 9) What first brought you to p8ntballer? I have been here longer than this forum. I remember when it was just a list of posts. 10) What keeps you here? It’s odd, I don’t even play anymore so there isn’t an enormous amount to keep me here really, but the friends I’ve made. I mean, it’s humbling how we all rally round in times of need and astonishing just what lasting friendships I’ve made through this site. I reckon if I was stuck anywhere in the country and put a post up on here, somewhere nearby I’d get a bed for the night. 11) Have you met many people from the forum? Quite a few, mostly from days of yore 12) What is your dream gun setup? I don’t really know. I’d like to have some of the guns that I used to own back though. 13) What is the worst gun you've ever owned? Probably that Shocker but it was my pride and joy back then so I’d never have admitted it. 14) What's your favourite p8ntballer thread or post? There used to be some crackers back in the day, but the airplane/conveyor belt one was good. 15) If p8ntballer was yours for a day what would you change? There would be more naked ladies 16) Explain your username? My surname is Cook, so I used to get called Cooks. The $ is something that I used to think was cool when I was young and dumb. 17) Tourney, magfed or woods/scenario? Back in the day, tourney all the way. I used to wear glasses for everyday living but didn’t used to for playing as they always steamed. So if I was playing woodsball, I couldn’t really see all that well, what with the terrain. Supair was easier for me. I’ve had my eyes lasered since. I’d love to know if I’d have been any better back then if I could have seen better. Nowadays, I don’t really think supair is for me, it’s lost its charm. But I’d definitely consider playing some woodland tournaments. 18) Who are your two favourite mods? Jay and Dusty. And Dskize. And Robbo. 19) Who is your dream p8ntballer karaoke partner and what is the song? Robbo, and Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. 20) You're in the final of who wants to be a millionaire. Who on p8ntballer is your phone a friend? People always think you should save this one until last instead of asking the audience. There’s 100 people in the audience, surely those are better odds. Regardless, Jay is a smart cookie, as is Robbo. And JJ. Still, they’d be redundant as I’m a trivia monster. 21) Take this opportunity to clear up one misconception about yourself? There aren’t any misconceptions about me. 22) You've been asked into the big brother hows and you can take five forum members. Who and why? Are there 5 women on here? I’d take Mario, Matski, Jay, JJ, and TJ Lambini 23) You have the chance for dinner with any 3 people living or dead. Who and why? I don’t want anything heavy going here, I want to enjoy dinner and have a laugh, not talk about politics or stuff. So I’d pick Bob Mortimer, Kim Woodburn (from How Clean is your House (love her!)) and Dwight Schrute from the US Office (the character, not the actor). I know he’s fictional so if I’m not allowed him I’ll have Scotty T from Geordie Shore. 24)What is your favourite film and song? Jaws is my all time favourite, at the moment though I have a massive boner for Mad Max Fury Road. Song is The Girl by City and Colour. 25) Tell us one interesting and one boring fact about yourself. Obvs, it’s going to be that the Hoff threatened to have me killed. And I can lick my elbow. 26) If you could give one bit of advice to people, what would it be? You are far, far stronger than you think you are. So never, ever, ever give up. 27) You're invisible for a day. What do you get up to? I’d go and beat up mime artists so everyone would be like “Have you seen this guy, he’s freakin’ amazing!?” 28) If you could be any celebrity for a day who would it be? Prince. If you count him as a celebrity that is, I always thought of him as a gift from heaven. 29) What's your most embarassing moment? I dunno really, it was probably girl related and I was probably a teenager. 30) What is your proudest or most memorable moment in life? Everyone says the birth of their kids, but I think that’s just biology. But the two I can think of are my daughter, the look on her face when she realised she won the egg-and-spoon race at sports day last year, and on Christmas Eve when she was 3, I carried her outside to see Santa going over (International Space Station), she was overjoyed and it brought tears to my eyes. The look on her face is going to be the last thing that flashes through my mind when I die. 31) what is your worst habit? Over thinking and worrying cripples me. And not suffering stupidity and incompetence particularly well. 32) Name your best paintballing experience? When I die and go to heaven, it’s going to be one neverending, sunny, booze filled Welsh Open 2003 with all the friends that I’ve ever played with. Or that time I shot 7 of 7 playing the Campaign Cup at Crystal Palace. 33) What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you? There’s some that I won’t go into, but I don’t know really. I’ve never really been truly scared. I’ve done skydives, bungees, that sort of stuff but that’s not really scared is it? 34) You're on death row, what's your last meal? I’d order one of those massive steaks (rare) that if you finish it, it’s free. And then I’d eat it all but one bite. That’d show ‘em. 35) First thing you'd do if you won the lotto? Spend the rest of my life up to my eyes in lapdancers. 36) Tell us a joke Last night, a man in Wrexham was shot with a starter pistol. Police think it might be race related. 37) What's your porn star name? (name of your first pet and your mother's maiden name) Fish Collins.