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Jayne avatar 2:40 AM on 03.08.2014  (server time)
Introduction Blog... Or a panicked lurker pokes his head up.

Hello, I am Jayne. I have been an avid dtoid follower since around mid 2012, and over my time spent here on dtoid I have, for the most part, been a dedicated lurker. Now I feel it is time for a proper introduction. 

I suppose I should begin with a brief preamble, I am a 21 year old college student and have been gaming since I was given a game-boy color for my birthday back in 1999. It started with Pokemon(blue version), of course, but I soon developed a fervid love for the turn based JRPG courtesy of Dragon Warrior Monsters, on the GBC. I had been exposed to gaming early in my life by way of my sister's PS1, though that was predominately me being thrashed in Mortal Kombat (sheeva...) or marvel vs capcom by my older sister, though I have fonder memories of the generation playing crash bandicoot and watching my aunt play Resident Evil and Dino Crisis.

My beloved game-boy was promptly followed by my very own N64, the christmas of that same year, and although I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Super Smash, Donkey Kong 64, Star Fox, Kirby, and Ocarina of Time, the second love of my life came to me on the PS2 in the form of SMT: Nocturne. This mature, morbid, macabre game began a life long love affair with the Shin Megami Tensei series, from Digital Devil Saga and Devil Summoner(Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV) to Persona 3/4, and eventually to the more recent Devil Survivor, and SMT 4, then back again to all those that I had missed in between along the way. Dragon quest 8 was another particular milestone in my PS2 days, which spawned another love of mine for level 5 (...but that's a tale for another day) and the Dragon Quest series in general, most of which were conveniently remade on the DS for my obsessive enjoyment. Being an ardent fan of Dragonball since childhood, I was simply astounded by the fact that Akira Toriyama had decided to do the art for a series of JRPGS.

But don't let all this lead you to believe I am purely a JRPG junkie(I am though... I really am). I spent most of my middle school days on the PC playing my cherished Baldur's Gate, Diablo II and Never Winter Nights. All of which kindled the flame of my affection for the western RPG, and DnD. Games like The Witcher, (Gods I love those books) dragon age, origins/awakening specifically, and the mass effect series are some of my all time favorites. However, there is just something special about the Japanese quirkiness that truly resonates with me, I really dig it. 

But now... as I finish my beer, I feel that it's time to bring this introduction to an end (and crack open another beer). I plan to be more active around here, comment-wise, as well as perhaps providing the cheeky blog post here and there, so look out for me and once again, hello everybody. I look forward to a keen relationship with you all in these here c-blogs. Here's to you, dtoid. Cheers.

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