I first heard the term "star" pattern from Dwayne Richard, but it was over a phone conversation and I'm not entirely sure I heard him right. I couldn't quite figure why it would be called such, as it certainly didn't draw out a star shape, but perhaps he only meant it was THE pattern, the one everyone and their momma used, the "star" pattern. Thing was, I didn't play that way. I taught myself to play the rivets as I mostly do now, with the "weave", and to this day I stand by it as the superior approach for the majority of rivet screen fireball spawning scenarios. Later on, when I was writing a bunch of junk in the "DK Million Point March" thread over at old TG, I needed a way to easily communicate about the various rivet approaches whilst avoiding any ambiguity. The "star" pattern could simply be called the "two hammer approach", and the "weave" the "single hammer approach", but readers of the million point march thread specifically asked me to illustrate clearly what I had tried to describe in words. And so, I threw together some diagrams on Microsoft Paint, named the two primary patterns so there would no longer be any confusion, and the rest is the rest.
Some time after officially giving a name to each of the primary patterns, I put together a youtube video showcasing 5 or 6 different approaches, including a no hammer approach and in fact, the "reverse weave" pattern demonstrated in the "juice box" video. The "juice box" name and video is just for yucks. I was just a bit shocked by how well that rivet came together, despite having junked it up right from the get go. I said the next person to say something in the chat could name the pattern, and that person was Scooterjay, with his rather catchy, albeit silly name. Obviously the pattern is just a "reverse weave" and obviously it is not in any way reliable.
Actually, now that I think about it, wouldn't it make more sense that Dwayne said "start" pattern. This was back in 2007 when I was a total rookie on the scene and I guess I just assumed "star" was what the pros called it. I suppose when drawing a star most people start at the bottom left, go up, down, and then back through the middle, but that is a stretch. It wasn't until the "DK Million Point March" thread that I realized I was the only ding-dong using the term "star".
If indeed I just misheard Dwayne I guess that makes a decent origin story.