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My name is action, and I am a familiar face on other boards such as HBGames.org
I am new to the dtoid community, though I am not new to the website. For the past year I have been keeping up with every headline on the page. It's the first thing I do when I get on the PC.

I own an Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, and a DS for systems. I am a very visual gamer, and attracted to J-RPGs mostly because of art. Some of my favorite games are FF3, FF12, Portal, and Skyrim. My range of genres I like is pretty limited. I will occasionally play a FPS or puzzle game simply because it's supposed to be a good game, but I won't buy them. My video game collection is also rather small, considering my last point.

I am easily swayed by the opinion of others and I can't keep a schedule, so I will most likely not keep up a blog here (I've tried, it didn't work.) Although you may see my comments around the site.

I am a fan of anime and manga, mostly the art style, because I cannot read a whole series all the way through without finding something else.

I enjoy to draw, compose music, write, and sometimes code. I have a deviantart, and my homebrew game's blog.

Some common nick names for me are
abreaction
action-man
actio (just because people are too lazy to type the N)


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