I wanted to write a few blogs before introducing myself and now that I have two previous posts, I thought it was a good time to introduce myself. I am myherozero! And yes, my username is inspired by the Schoolhouse Rock song of the same name. I am in my mid-twenties and have been lurking Destructoid for the past two years or so as a way to take a break from work as well as keep up with video games but with that added cynical twist. Seeing the amazing community here made me sign up for an account to try to be a part of it. I'm sure my blog posts will mostly be when I get a random thought I feel like writing about, so I doubt I blog too terribly much, but I always enjoy commenting.
I like a wide variety of games, but I gravitate towards games that are quirky, have interesting gameplay, and/or a great story. My current top five favorite games are Red Dead Redemption, Suikoden 2, Final Fantasy Tactics, Bastion, and Skyrim. Other favorites would include the Katamari games, Harvest Moon, and Rock Band.
I also like building and creating custom things. I have made custom T-shirts, modded nerf guns, and my own personalized Xbox 360 faceplate (seen below). I have always wanted to make one of those mini arcade cabinets made out of a Gameboy SP (though I don't know anything about wiring), a custom 3D Catan board, a Fallout jumpsuit, and just recently the Commander Keen helmet (in case I ever go to a gaming con).
That's really about it, however, I did want to share pictures of my current gaming setup as I am pretty proud of it.
This is my hand painted Xbox faceplate and controller. I didn't use enough sealant on the controller, so the paint rubs off if you use it and I have been too lazy to fix it. It looks nice on my shelf while I use another controller.
I have custom pixel art of Metal Man and Mega Man that was made by my brother and my poster from the Double Fine Adventure kickstarter on my walls. There is also the Cait Sith and dragon priest mask papercraft. And also the signed soundtracks for Skyrim and Bastion. I'm not much of a game collector, I still sell games to help pay for new ones.
Thanks for reading!