Hola, bounty hunters! I've been spewing words all over the FP for about a month or so now, and while I made an introductory blog a while back as well as a celebratory first forum post, I think it's high time I get in on this c-blog craze that's sweeping the Dtoid nation. We don't know each other very well, do we? And I don't like that. If we're going to be interacting on a daily basis like we do I want you guys to know the real me -- beyond my rabid love for Joshua Homme and gore. So I've rounded up ten things you may not know about me that are just politically correct enough to share publicly. They're just risque enough not to be considered vanilla so as not to actually offend or arouse any sort of anger among the masses. Here is a pretty benign list that you can read and ask me questions about if you're so inclined.
1. I've been writing about games and other forms of entertainment professionally since 2009.
I've been writing all my life, though. A long time ago in an elementary school far, far away, I ripped off the plot of a Sailor Moon
episode, changed the name, and won a fiction contest at my school. I've changed a lot since those days. For instance, I don't carry smiley-face backpacks from Xhilaration and I don't think '90s aliens in Kikwear pants are cool anymore. I'm also 24 now, so there's that.
I wrote my first amateur review one night between feverish LiveJournal scribbling and nonsensical gabbing with like-minded friends I met at Pwned.com. A good friend of mine back then decided she wanted to open up a blog, and I wanted in on it. The blog, dubbed Quarter-Circle Square, had a horrific default WordPress layout and I wrote about Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
after having just completed the game during an extremely buggly emulator runthrough to refresh my memory. It then dawned on me that, if I honed my talents, I could make money off of smashing keys on a keyboard until I began to form coherent sentences. The rest, as they say, was a long and tearful struggle to remain afloat in an industry in which you are expendable. And I have loved every second. I hope to continue loving it, 'cause I DON'T CARE~! I LOVE IT~!
2. I'm an anime/manga/VN/hentai fan.
This shouldn't come as a surprise, seeing as I'm the community manager at Japanator, but I harbor a passionate love for all things Japanese. A few of my favorite series are Berserk, FLCL, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Saikano, Paradise Kiss, RahXephon,
and Cromartie High School
. I'm also into guro manga and extreme hentai, and my favorite visual novel is Saya no Uta
. I also love Bible Black, Cool Devices
, and Mai-chan's Daily Life
in that regard. But I won't get off on a hentai tangent. Or will I
As far as music is concerned, here's a somewhat varied sampling of my tastes: Ayumi Hamasaki, Utada Hikaru, Perfume, Capsule, Aural Vampire, Rip Slyme, m-flo, tommy february6, Orange Range, Tomoe Shinohara, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Yeah, I like the sparkly, happy pop. It's so shiny and glittery and makes me feel like a GLAMOROUS MOVIE STAR, HAAAAAY.
3. I have the eating habits of a late '90s kid in middle school.
That is to say, I eat Spaghetti-Os, ketchup and rice, crave Surge, and indulge in Nick-L-Nip wax bottle candies whenever I can find them. Pepperoni pizza Lunchables are the food of the gods. I also like spaghetti and scrambled eggs. I'm not proud of this fact, but I love my childhood foods. One day I'll be an adult. Probably. And I'm a pro mode kid chef. I eat my Spaghetti-Os cold, straight out of the can, and the shaped ones taste much better than the regular Os. That's really the same with all pastas. Tell me angel hair doesn't have a more pleasing texture than regular fat spaghetti. It ain't happenin'.
I also like vienna sausages, ramen, and strawberry Quik sprinkled on toast as well as potato salad with no relish. God, it's all so gross and I love it. That there's gon' be my last meal. All of the stuff I mentioned in separate courses. It's going to be fantastic.
4. I love surrealism.
Surrealism is kind of my go-to when it comes to various forms of media. It doesn't even have to be classified as true surrealism. If it fits the description ever so loosely, I'm probably going to be interested, especially in the work of David Lynch and Twin Peaks
. I didn't grow up a Twin Peaks
girl, but I fell in love with it about 8 years ago while working as a medical transcriptionist. My schedule didn't allow for much free time, but when I had an hour to spare I blazed through the series like nobody's business. I'm proud to say I'm now a lifelong fan. Lost Highway
and Mulholland Drive
are other Lynch favorites, and his short films are excellent. I also love the French film Fantastic Planet
. Oh man. Just watch it.
5. Right now, I'm using a clip that Jon St. John (the voice of Duke Nukem) recorded for me as my voicemail greeting.
What can I say? Hail to the king, baby. Been a fan since childhood. Hear it here
, if you're so inclined.
That's it for the first part! Come back in a day or so for part two!
Brittany Stormborn of House Destructoid, Queen of the Weeaboos and the First Otaku, Khaleesi of the Great Plains, Breaker of Bust A Groove 2
Jewel Cases, and Mother of Niche/Rare Games