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Here is a list of things you should know about me:
I'm a female game/toy blogger living in New Orleans.
The NES is my favorite system of all time, closely followed by the PS2.
My DS is more or less glued to my person.
I can't resist playing Contra. Ever.
I think toys are the best solution to not wanting to grow up, and I have an always-growing collection of them, which is why I started Tomopop.
I require sushi for living.
I'm hopelessly addicted to Japanese dramas and skinny Japanese boys with awful hair.
I love wandering around used bookstores for hours.
I think about throwing rocks at people a lot.
I replay The Legend of Zelda about 5 times a year.
I read a lot.
I can't live without music.

Kon-kon!


This Pedro guy is pretty good.
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And these RetroforceGo! people aren't so bad.


Actually, the people I work with are pretty freaking awesome in general.


Sometimes I put on costumes, too.


Come find me on:

Twitter: colettebennett/tomopop
PSN: doumy0uj1
Wii: My friend code is too long to remember
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and my life flashed before my eyes... Thanks, Destructoid.
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I have a really cool life. Case in point: last night, I recorded RetroforceGo!, which was comprised of Topher, Stella and myself talking about Japanese rhythm games for two hours. Niero heard the majority of my end of the conversation and was inspired (as was I when I was done -- I wanted to play every game we had talked about!) When I signed off, there were stacks of rhythm games on the coffeetable. Unfortunately, we didn't get past the first one we played (to be continued tonight!), but it was worth it, because I discovered a totally awesome PS2 game I had never played before.

That game is Technictix, which you can see in action here. It's very simply: you move your character around on a board, stand in the middle of a ring, and push a button when the inner ring meets the outer ring in time with the music. PURE ADDICTION. We played until 4 am. I'm wiped today but it was totally worth it. It was in Japanese and English, with the menus mainly in the latter so it is very easy to navigate. Each time you complete a level successfully, you unlock a new character to play.

Track it down if you like rhythm games, it was totally fun. I'm going back to sleep now =p
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If it wasn't for Adam Dork, you would not see half of the stories on the homepage that you do.

Why? Because the dude sends tips to both Dtoid AND Tomopop regularly, making our jobs easier and keeping the news constantly flowing so that you can read it as soon as its announced. The guy is a lifesaver, not to mention one of the nicest people I've ever met in person.

Adam, I hope you have a great birthday and please know that you mean a great deal to the editorial staff of Dtoid. Also, Final Fantasy auction FTW!!!
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<p>While I was wandering idly about the office today I looked up at the big bookshelf near my desk and realized that since I don't face it (my desk faces the opposite direction), it's taken me until now to realize I have a lot of Chocobo.In fact, counting Rio's wonderful hat, Stella's Chocobo gift, and the three Chocobo that Ian sent Niero and I as a gift last Christmas wouldn't be so bad. The issue is that I have maybe ten more Chocobo at home scattered in various locations about the house. This does not even include all the Chocobo art given to me and all the games made by Square about them (which I own all of). I asked the Bastardino puppies what they thought. They ignored me.I mean, is there even a point where one can say "I have too many Chocobo"? is that like saying I own too many videogames? (We all know there is no such thing.) I've been to Chad's house on many an occasion, and he seems to suffer from a similar dolphin affliction. I think maybe I need to seek medical help.</p>
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[img]http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/102283-pax-2008-mad-community-love-and-why-i-fail-at-socializing/PAX08 017-noscale.jpg[/img] I had a rocking time at PAX, as usual, but unfortunately I contracted Con SARS on day two and spent more time than I would have liked ferverishly tossing and turning in my hotel bed. I wanted to post here and let all of you know that it was a huge thrill to meet you, and know that shaking the hands of the people that make this community the amazing family that it is is a humbling experience in more ways than I am able to describe. Much love to all of you and I hope the next time I see any of you, I won't be all germy and gross. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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While we don't have a cool box on the front page yet that will show off all the new cblogs, you can go to the Community Blogs page now and actually see posts from readers! If you've been waiting, get over there and start showing off your toy collection! If you have any questions whatsoever about how it works, shoot me an email at colette@tomopop.com. Hope to see you guys there! C.