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My name is Michael Turvey.

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Okay...so everybody's doing these things, I may as well join in. Before you read it though, I want to apologise for how depressing most of it is. I love you all. :D

1. I started drawing as a way to escape my home life.

I had a bit of a hectic childhood, we were constantly moving and I had trouble making friends at the new places I was living at, my parents were constantly arguing, my stepdad was abusive... give me a pencil and a piece of paper and suddenly nothing mattered. I could ignore everything that was going on around me and just have fun doodling characters and cartoons.

2. When I was 3 I set my house on fire.



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The only thing that survived was Hungry Hungry Hippos.

3. My first console was a Sega Master System II

With Alex Kidd in Miracle world built in. It was the first ever video game I ever experienced and I fucking loved it. I played it every single day. I woke up early before school to play it. I stayed up late at night to play it. I remember finally getting to the end...just as I was about to beat the final boss...

The game crashed.

The next game I got was Sonic the Hedgehog. I mastered the shit out of that game. All 6 emeralds. Fuck yes.

4. I don't own any current gen consoles.

Yep, the latest console I own is a Gamecube. I really want an Xbox 360 or a Wii, but I just haven't had the money. I have a pretty good PC though so I'm not completely behind on the latest releases.

5. I'm extremely shy.

Let me just say this now, if I ever meet any of you in real life, please don't think I'm rude if I don't talk to you. I'm just incredibly quiet. I worry so much that I'm going to say the wrong thing or that I'll say something and people will laugh at me, or I'll say something funny and people won't laugh, that I just clam up. I just seem to always assume people hate me.

6. Girls always want to be my friend.

I swear, the next girl that says to me, "I'm sorry, but I just see you as a friend." I am going to punch her in the throat. My first girlfriend dumped me with that line and I am not going to let the next girl get away with it.

7. I have a phobia of speaking on the phone.

This leads back to my shyness. For some reason, I find talking to someone on the phone one of the scariest things in the world. When there's no way to avoid it, I start sweating, my body shakes and I start stuttering.

8. I've never been drunk in my life.

I've never tasted alcohol, and I'm not going to try it. Saying that though, I'm not against people drinking around me. I hate it when people assume I'm spoiling their fun by not drinking. I don't tell people not to drink, I wish people would quit telling me to drink.

9. I'm slowly failing an animation course.

I've been on this course since September, and my work here has been getting worse and worse... I've failed like every module so far. The reason? I hate it here. I haven't made any friends. Most likely a combination between my extreme shyness and the fact that I don't drink. I got invited out once... and they left without me. So, I just want to thank everyone at Destructoid for being the one place I can go where I feel wanted. :)

10. I once headbutted a girl in the crotch.

It was during a night out... she asked me to dance, I tripped.

Yeesh.

Thank you to Destructoid and all it's inhabitants for making me feel like I belong somewhere! :)



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