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My name is Kristina and I love my boyfriend <3.

Wait, that's not interesting yet. Second try. I'm female, I play games.

Shit, that's still not that interesting.



Let's see... I'm into photography and I'm an aspiring travel journalist. For now, I'm trying to get my name out there in other fields that I can write about..like movies and games. I consider myself more of a casual gamer, but I am an opinionated casual gamer. My favorite kinds of games are RPGs or puzzle games (like Final Fantasy serie, Monkey Island games (or Zakk and Wiki), Prince of Persia, you know...that kind of stuff). I also get really excited when I get to beta test. I got really excited when I beta tested Hello Kitty Online. Hey, don't look at me like that.

I now currently write news articles and such for Tomopop! Yaaaay.

I've recently participated in StarCraft II beta test and currently test FFXIV. Although, I'm not supposed to tell you that. I think I'll be OK, though.

I'll be blogging, giving you the casual girl gamer point of view whenever I have something to share. I might make a few posts here and there about how awesome my boyfriend is. Did I mention he's awesome? You might know him..he writes for you, you know. Yeah, that guy. Pedro <3

With a little bit of luck, (and a whole lot of blood and sweat) you'll see my name around more.

I listen to Pandora radio while I work. (work = editing photos, writing and my morning office drudgery)

I love zombie games, mostly because I think they're effing hilarious.


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Kristina Pino
3:09 PM on 08.24.2010

In today’s world, unless you’re doing it on purpose, idle time is generally “wasted” time. Most “productive” members of society use would-be idle time to read the paper, phone a friend, anything; as long as it’s not a whole lot of nothing, right? As long as said person doesn’t feel like their time is wasted.

So what do I end up doing when I have some spare time that I don’t intend to spend idly? I flip on my handy-dandy Nintendo DS Lite and play. My current game is Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. The other two DS Lite games that I haven’t managed to finish are Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Super Mario 64: DS. This is mostly because I don’t usually have enough idle time to complete long games like this in a timely manner (and get bored of trying to figure out where I left off every time I play it) and finding myself feeling further and further away from completing the game. Granted, it’s really simple to tell where you left off in Mario 64 since you have a star count and whatnot; but these other RPG’s don’t have convenient story markers like the journals on, say, Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy XIII (different systems, but it’s the point I’m trying to make, here).



Reading DToid is rapidly becoming a replacement (it’s a strong contender) for my time spent waiting or just sitting around, along with keeping at least 2 cameras at the ready in case I see something I want to keep for later (grin). It’s nice to have a smart phone.

Also, as a side note, I’ll be posting some news on (Squeee) Tomopop, if any of you read that site. It’s all very exciting; my first writing internship. Sorta. I get to post news. Stuff. I’m still waiting on the response for another one I applied to. If I get that, I’ll have even less idle time, for the win?

Honestly, I wish I had the patience to carry around books and more things like I used to, because I don’t always feel like taking out my DS and figuring out where I left off in a game I maybe haven’t played in 2 weeks, and more frequently running out of battery about 15 minutes in (because I always forget to turn the dang thing off properly). Recently I prefer to just travel light: 1 handheld (DS), my phone, keys, wallet and a camera.



So what do you do with your idle time? PSP? Book? Nose-Picking Olympics? An Inquiring Mind Wants To Know!
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