I am Wolfy-Boey, and I'm a 20 year old Lebanese gamer who hopes to one day become a part of the videogame industry. A have a passion for almost all forms of entertainement: comics, movies, animation, music etc... But I hold a special place in both my heart and genitals for videogames.
Here is a massive list of some things and games that I love in no particular order to help you know me better:
The Monkey Island Series
Metal Gear Solid Series
De Blob 1 & 2
Shadow of The Collosus
Time Crisis 2
House of the Dead series
Monster Hunter Tri
Resident Evil 4
Art Style Series
Super Mario Series
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
The Zelda Series (Links Awekening FTW!)
No More Heroes Series
Mario & Luigi Series
Mario Kart DS
Ufouria: The Saga
Pretty much anything from Level 5 (Dark Cloud 2!)
Pro Evolution Soccer series (Yes, Sports)
Virtua Tennis series
Prince of Persia series
Splinter Cell series
Ace Attorney series
Bit Trip series
Deus Ex series
Apples and Apple Juice
Phily Cheese Steak
Attempting (and failing) to grow moustaches
... And too many other stuff to list!
P.S: Amazing header made by the equally (if not more) amazing falsenipple.
Hello there, I am Wolfy-Boey. You might know me from such old ass blogs such as this or this or maybe you don't! But who cares about that stuff, out with the old and in with the new I always say. Lucky for you, what you clicked on by accident is holds not one, not two but 10 totally fresh and new factoids about me, me, me!
So sit back and enjoy, as I selflessly strip myself bare in front of your naked eyes!
10. I hate cupcakes
Let me make one thing clear, I HATE ICING. I happen to think icing is the worst thing to ever happen to baking. I do however, love muffins, so when I was to atrocity that is the cupcake, I couldn't help but sneer. I couldn't ever bare to swallow my first bite. The way I see it, cupcakes are the result of someone trying to mask the awfulness of some bad muffins he's made by just covering them up with lots and lots of sugar. Cupcakes are a disgrace to the cake family. It is a muffins with bird crap on it.
Muffins >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cupcakes.
9. I used to think out loud in class when I was a kid
This was a habit I developed when I first changed schools and didn't have any friends. I'm an introvert by nature, and I mainly feel awkward when surrounded by a lot of people. So I mainly sat quietly in the back of the class all alone. Not having anyone to talk to meant that all my witty and unquestionably hilarious comments would go unnoticed. I recalled when Guybrush Threepwood would talk out loud in The Curse of Monkey Island and decided to do the same. People thought I was talking to myself (to be fair, I kind of was). People were getting scared.
To make matters worse I used to sit next to the wall and would occasionally crudely draw dinosaurs and tanks on there. The rumour mills began spinning wild tornadoes once I started drawing tiny soldiers killing each other. Then there was my general weirdness. The fact that I carried a gourd to class with me everyday. My packed lunch having an apple ALL THE TIME. Talking about video games any and every time I spoke. A general lack of interest in more popular subjects, like football, basketball and other ball related activities. Tucking my shirts under my pants. Dear lord, when will all this WEIRDNESS end!
A year later, the school would hire a psychiatrist and I would be her first - and as far as I know, only- student. I sat in a room with her, she asked some questions. She then left the room, leaving me with a paper, a few pencils and instructions to draw whatever was on my mind at the moment. I drew some dude riding roller blades. The whole process took about 5 minutes. I never saw her again.
I guess I was deemed normal. I wish I had that on paper though, because most people still don't believe that I am.
8. I love Waterworld
Yes, I mean the Waterworld where Kevin Costner drinks his own pee and Dennis Hopper wears an eye patch. Yes, I am aware that it's too long, that Dennis Hopper is INSANE in it and that Kevin Costners character is unsympathetic. I still love it.
7. In High school I rented my DS to a couple of students
I had previously lent my DS to some class mates during History class, but they loved it so much they kept asking for it every time. I got annoyed after a while because really, I wanted to play Advance Wars: Dual Strike and I didn't anybody else messing up my campaign. So I refused to lend my DS to anyone unless they payed me by the hour. To my surprise, they accepted. I made quite a bit of money. Instead of investing it back into my business and buying more DS games though, I just used all my profits to buy a lot of fruit Mentos.
I have no regrets.
6. When translated, my real name has the potential to be pretty awesome.
My real name is Iyad El-Hout.
El-Hout literally means: The Whale.
The origin and meaning of Iyad is very fuzzy, but the ones that have repeated themselves the most are: might, warrior and pigeon.
Thus, my name is: Mighty Warrior Pigeon, The Whale. Yup.
5. I can stretch my toes pretty far apart.
The one thing that stuck with me after watching Disney's Tarzan wasn't the epic, emotional and inspiring score by the always amazing Phil Collins, nor was it the grand finale or the gorgeous animation. Nay. the only thing on my mind as soon those credits rolled; How the fuck did Tarzan stretch his toes enough to grab vines with his pinky toe?
After that I stretched my toes as far as I could at least once just before going to sleep. In a few months time, I had succeeded and would forever make my relatives jealous of my toe stretching skills.Who says your dreams can't true?
Actually, about that...
4. I tried applying to Digipen to study Game Design
Whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was clear: A Game Designer. I loved playing video games and was (and still am) genuinely fascinated by the hard work, dedication and design necessary to create. Alas, it was not to be, for a series of unfortunate events that sorely lacked any presence of Jim Carrey, I missed the deadline and never really got a chance to apply a second time. Now I've somehow ended up in Scotland studying for a career I honestly can't say I'm too excited about. C'est la vie, n'est-ce pas?
3. I don't eat or sleep much.
This seems quite odd on contradictory considering how both how lazy I am and how passionate I've become about cooking. I pretty much force myself to go to sleep and have to remind myself to eat most times. I always found it hypocritical that my parents scolded me for wasting precious time during the day and then demanded I waste at least 8 hours of night sitting comfortably in a bed, staring at the wall. I guess I prefer to spend my time on more productive endeavours like procrastinating or scratching my bum. If I'm feeling a bit proactive, maybe even, I don't know... Do both at the same?
2. I performed at a comedy club twice.
At first this may seem to contradict with my previous mentions social ineptitude and crowd anxiety. Surprisingly though, I'm actually a pretty good public speaker. Maybe it's the fact that I know what to talk about before hand and prepare what I want to say even. Maybe it's that, the fact that both parties know what to expect from each other. Or maybe I'm just unbelievably charming and charismatic and I just don't know it. I don't know. All I know is, I don't vomit on anybody whilst preforming, and that some people laughed at some words I said. So that's good!
Still, I can't help but feel I could do a lot better. My delivery wasn't as precise as I'd like it to be and I din't really move or express myself with my body, in fact I barely moved at all. This is definitely something I wish to pursue further, so I hope I improve. Now, I just need to find a gig that isn't 400 miles away.
1. I am the only one who still (or maybe ever?) tags all his blogs with "Gay for Joseph Gordon-Levitt"
Because I'm still totally gay for Joseph Gordon-Leviit.
Coldplay are my favourites musicians and Viva La Vida is my favourite album.
Don't look at me like that. Their music is marvellous. Stop looking at like that!
It's beautiful! It is!
Well, that's ten things you didn't know about me. I hope this can bring us closer and maybe even become friends one day. Now leave me alone! I want to listen to Yellow in a dark corner with nothing but my feelings besides me.