Hello, my name is Brian. I live in GA, the weather there sucks and there are many many stupid people here as well. I am an art student at a community college, because you pretty much do the same thing there as at a regular university but it's a lot cheaper. Woo!
I don't have much money to buy new fancy consoles, hence the community college, so instead I have a PS2 and a Gamecube (which was $30 and came with SSBM, yeah!). I also have a PSone and a Dreamcast along with a computer which I use for games time to time, but I mostly just stick with my other two consoles. One of my favorite series is Resident Evil because killing zombies and running around yelling "oh s---" to yourself every 5 minutes is the most fun you can ever have! Refer to first statement in this paragraph about why I'm not playing Left4Dead right now. Also finding games I consider to be "rare" makes me happy. Finding games like Rez, Skies of Arcadia Legends, and Ico at used game stores makes me jump for joy.
Besides all there there isn't really much else to me.
After somehow finding myself the proud owner of $600, being the nerd that I am, I went out and bought a PS3! Finally, I was able to experience the current generation of video games. I no longer had to scrounge through the used games at Gamestop, although that not to say that a lot of those games weren't great. So far I have purchased MGS4, CoD4, DMC4, Mirror's Edge, and SC4. All of this has truly made my life more interesting, as it gives me something to do besides playing Mister Mosquito over and over again, which is not a bad thing by any means. But this new fangled technology has also eaten my soul. Not good when you are starting another full semester in college, debating over whether to get my rank back up in CoD4 (because I didn't read what prestige mode does, dammit!) or to do my Environmental Science homework is a very difficult decision. The PS3 has also been responsible for taking my time away from everything else, including drawing, reading, socializing, etc. But I love it so much. When it told me that it needed access to the internet, probably to some secret information which Sony will use for global domination, I humbly purchased a $70 wireless router. I follow it's ever whim...
This is actually just a a rambling about blaming the PS3 for destroying my time management abilities, it makes me feel better about myself to blame an inanimate object : ). Now to whore myself off!
Because of this infernal machine I have only completed one drawing to date! The worst part is that most of it was finished before I bought the PS3, it sat around for a few days begging for me to finish it but I wouldn't listen. It wasn't a PS3.
Also before the purchase of what will now be referred to as the Soul Keeper, because that is just an awesome movie. I had also bought The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll. 1165 pages of goodness which has yet to be touched.
There have been some benefits though, more music listening has been happening to create a nice atmosphere for my online rampages, which actually just has me dieing...repeatedly, but that's not important! Peaches is the best companion to shooting people in CoD4, end of story.
Peaches- Teaches of Peaches
Steve Aoki - Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles
Creature- No Sleep At All
These are my choices for online everything, completely sets the mood. Everyone should check into them!
Ok, I think I've written enough and I should have probably found some other time to do this besides in between CoD4 matches....time to shoot stuff! Rawr!
So while cleaning up my bosses office the other day, I worked in HVAC by the way and as you could expect it's been really slow these past few weeks. Really slow. I stumbled upon a collection of 8-Tracks which the fool was going to throw away! I don't understand him and I probably never will, but I was not about to pass up on the chance of collecting something which I will probably never use, that would be silly. So I present to you to you the amazing wonder of the 1960s!
Oh my god, look at that thing. That big brown box was, what I assume, what kids would lug around with them all over the place to show off their good taste in music.
Once opened you can see how much space is still left for more 8-Tracks! The dreams of expanding this collection will surely pursue me for years to come, or maybe once I realize that people don't care about 8-Tracks as much as they used to. But, I must push on!
Searching through the case, most of what I found was crap. Class of '77? What the hell?! But there was a select few which I have picked which seem somewhat interested. These 8-Tracks are "Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band," "Steppenwolfe - Greatest Hits," and "Kris Kristofferson - Me & Bobby McGee." But the amazement didn't end there.
Look and be amazed as I present to you "Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5!" Holy smokes, Michael is black and a little boy! With a Fro! This is what I consider to be the best part of the collection.
Also since the 8-Tracks are located right above where I keep my CDs I decided to share the good word with all of you. I present "Wu-Tang Clan Meets The Indie Culture." Yes that is what the Wu-Tang symbol would look like if it was the old Macintosh symbol. And yes that is pretty much the entire reason I bought the CD.
But at long last I can now sit back and look at my collection of 8-Tracks and dream of times past which I will unfortunately never be apart of. Ahhh, Such good paper weights.
So in the mail the other day I received the teddie plush thing, not quite sure what it's actual name is. I was quite thrilled to actually win something and to get it so soon. I can't wait for the rest, unless the rest actually came and the hoodlums in the neighborhood took it from me...grrrr.
Anyways, here I am thoroughly enjoying my prize. I think the Canadian flag that hangs on my door fits nicely with the rest of the picture : ).
With yet another plush to add to my strange collection, which right now is only three including this one. I am one step closer to having a dream team of toys which I will one day train to take over the world. Below you get to see the teddie plush sitting comfortably between my Vivi and Odie plush things.
I've noticed that there are quite a few artists at Destructoid, and although I can't hold a candle to many of them I do like to see what people think about what I can do. So tell me what you guys think, I'm still a continuing student so they can only get better, right? I might have re sized them a little small, but I don't like it when they go outside the page and force you to scroll over.
This is a self portrait that I did of myself, it's a little heavy on the ink but oh well.
Then the one picture that I actually did for class. My teacher had brought in pieces of raw chicken and we had to draw them, I understood that we had to make a picture out of them though so I made them intro a dress. Fashion design might be something I should look into haha.
There you go, my hobby. My blog seemed a little bland with just an intro page, hopefully this brightens it up a bit.
Ok, so I guess that I'm going to do an Introduction post type thing just to get this rolling so that I have something instead of nothing, which has been here since I joined way sometime ago. Contrary to what most people will probably think, and to what it originally stood for, my name "Triple_C" shall come to be know as an abbreviation for "Cool Clean Cat."
Anyways, My name is Brian. Hi! You're all so pretty. I go to a community college in GA and the weather and people here suck. Except for those who go to Dragoncon ever year, they are awesome. I like music, art, video games, and books. Kinda of an odd collection but whatever. So far my favorite book which I have read has to be Catch-22, it it really funny and a great read if you can give it some of your time. Still reading more though, so who knows what can replace it someday.
Next I guess I'll talk about video games, if I have to uuhhh. I started really playing games when I was little and my brother bought me a SNES with Mortal Kombat and Super Metroid, the latter was obviously the better. My first ever love for a video game, which I still happen to love the same today, was Chrono Trigger. I used to go to my friends house and play it all the time. Now I play it at least once a year just to relive the experience. Unlike most people here, or I assume most people from what little time I spent on the forums when I first joined, I do not have a PS3, Xbox360, or a Wii. Sad story I know. But to compensate for that I have a PS2, GC, PS, PC, DC, and a GBA. (Enough abbreviations for ya? Just wait, there's more!) My favorite series, or at least the one which has stayed as my favorite, has to be the RE series! It's the reason I bought a GC, but since then I have found more games to keep my GC up and running. I nearly wet myself when I found Skies Of Arcadia Legends at Gamestop ^_^. I enjoy FPS sometimes, but only on PC and pretty much they revolve around HL and CS. Yes I'm one of those people who still play CS 1.5 ( Think that's the current version, it's been awhile), I missed my chance to get Source free with HL2 and don't feel like paying for a prettier version of a game I already have. That's about it for games so far, I'm waiting for something to come along and blow me out of the water much like Chrono Trigger did, there have been a few in recent years but nothing which had the same impact.
Onto the rest of me which is music and art. I like to listen to music and I like to draw. A lot. All the time. I generally stick to upbeat dance or electronic music because I find that genre lots of fun, but every now and then I find my way to other sorts, which have no place on my ipod. An example would be Benny Bennassi sitting right next to The B-52s, yeah it's kinda strange.
To end this here is a picture of my, like an unfortunate number of people in this vast world I was born with a stick of RAM attached to my upper lip. But now I am comfortable enough to show it to you guys, and thus I present to you my Ramstache!