At first I was struggling to find 10 but suddenly I had more than 10!
1. My username is not taken from the French Band.
In fact, when I first joined here, I signed up as ďPoetic JusticeĒ, but when the cblogs first came, when people with spaces in their name wrote blogs, they couldnít be viewed without taking the space out of the URL so I asked Niero to change my name to Justice. Hence why Iím still Poetic Justice on the forums. Hereís two of my old avatars:
2. I still own my NES
which was my first console as well my SNES, N64, GameCube, GameBoy Colour and GameBoy Advance. Actually I still have the zapper for the NES too as well as the first game I ever got, Super Mario Bros/Duck Hunt in one cartridge. That was an amazing Christmas and I think I got the NES when I was 3.
3. I love drawing and like EX35 am also a flash animator.
Ever since I was a kid Iíve been in love with drawing and at age 15 my mate introduced me to Macromedia Flash (now Adobe Flash of course), and Iíve been in love with it since.
Iíve done a few Destructoid related things, including a background
based on the all your base meme viewable on the previous link and here
, a Dragonball Z type drawing
, a random piece
and a random animation of the smoking robot walking
Even a Mario Kart DS logo:
Some random shoop about Chad:
Recently my skills have improved and Iíve done more serious things for my assignments at uni, such as an artefact teaching kids about sexual health (including a guest spot by PaRappa the Rapper here
, an artefact about the awesomeness of Japan (including playable Koto) here
and an artefact mixing the lives of Max Ernst, a dada artist and Dr Frankenstein from the book here
π. Hopefully this week I've be starting a weekly blog about great Flash games
because I love them so much. Ever since Sheir's Sunday Sidequests stopped there hasn't really been anything similar.
3.5. I also have a deep passion for music.
I play piano, recorder, drums and beatbox (with a harmonica sometimes!). I'm also learning bass guitar. I also produce music using Logic Pro when I get a chance and enjoy music of all genres as long as it has a good beat. The first game soundtrack I bought was the Street Fighter 3 soundtrack, but before that I got the Yoshi's Story and Smash Bros. Melee soundtracks for free from Nintendo Official Magazine.
4. Iíve never smoked anything in my life and first drank alcohol in May 2008 at age 19.
First it was because of religion but as I grew up I felt both were unnecessary, especially smoking because it harms straight away. I drink every now and then (The Ghost and AnusMcPhanus have seen the only time I got drunk haha!) but itís not something I feel compelled to do.
5. Destructoid has been awesome to me.
Iíve won a lot of stuff here including 800MP from Koopa13 and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and a RSV2 shirt + faceplate from McSnow:
A Civilisation Revolution faceplate, poster signed by Sid Meier plus the money to buy the game!
Some E3 swag including iPod speakers, stickers, a Tatuaje baseball cap and a 2K belt buckle:
Heck Destructoid has even given me the chance to go to gaming events I would have no change of getting into if I wasnít part of Dtoid.
6. My favourite game of all time is Ocarina of Time.
Iím also pretty sure itís the only game has ever made me cry, and that was at the ending. I remember going to Poland and bringing my game and memory/rumble pack with me so I could finish. WHAT
a game. Seriously, the memories are just too much.
7. Iíve been to quite a few countries, including:
ē U.S.A. (Florida)
ē Trinidad & Tobago
Thereís still a whole bunch of places that I havenít been that I want to see though including:
ē Italy (Venice is particular)
ē New York
ē South America (Guyana in particular)
My favourite place that Iíve been to abroad is most definitely Japan. I turned 13 there and a few months before I went I got into DragonBall Z and anime so going there definitely made me excited. However, not only did I fall in love with the anime aspect when I went there, I fell in love with the culture, having stayed in mountain areas, cities and peopleís homes I was just taken away with the awesomeness of Japan.
8. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronomer.
I know itís not the typical policeman or fireman, but dammit I love the sky and the stars that dwell within it. I donít know what it is, but something about the stars fascinates me, every time Iím coming back from a club at 2AM or Iím just out in the early morning I always look up and just gaze are their beauty for a minute or two.
9. In Year 5 (when I was 10) I played Romeo in the school production of Romeo & Juliet.
I signed up to play Mercutio but the guy playing Romeo was messing around so they booted him out and asked me to play Romeo. I was so nervous playing Romeo on the first night when each song came on that I was meant to sing, I skipped the first line and sang from the second line.
10. Additional facts you may not know:
-1. I wholeheartedly think that Super Mario Galaxy is one of the greatest Mario games ever
, placing number 1 on my list with Super Mario World and Super Mario 64. Super Mario 3 is slightly behind those three.
-2. Iím saving my virginity till marriage,
or at least trying to. Like drinking and smoking, it was originally because of religion, but as I grew up it became a personal choice. Random to have on here but since Iím talking about myself (which I hardly do) I figured Iíd go all out.
-3. Iím sort of a closed book and I enjoy learning about people.
Rather than talk about myself Iíd much rather listen to other people talk and learn about them. I donít know why, but learning why people do certain things that they do and things about people is just fascinating to me.
-4. Iím mixed race, and my heritage actually derives from more than 5 countries,
including England, Guyana, Holland, Trinidad & Tobago, Scotland and way far up China and Israel!
0. I love this website and the community.
4SRS. Before this website I used to frequent Kotaku and Joystiq often, but after Kotaku linked to here and I signed up, this has been my main gaming site and is probably my main site in general. I refresh the main page a few times every day just to see what new blogs and cblogs there are.
The community here is so awesome, and the fact that the community has so many areas like the forums, the cblogs and IRC where everyone is welcome, because weíre all still part of the main tree Destructoid is great.
Meeting up with fellow members is always a great time, even at crappy events like the Play.com event last year, meeting fellow Dtoiders made the event awesome. My Destructoid new years resolution is to definitely be more active. Also thanks for the idea SilverDragon, Iím enjoying reading 10 things about everyone! If you havenít blogged about 10 things do it now!
Baby Justice is happy!
I <3 U DTOID.