I'm a woman who loves her video games. I'm also pretty much a nerd for all that is nerdy: MST3K/Riff Trax, Star Wars, Anime/Manga, Kevin Smith, X-men Comics, and of course all things video games. Someday, I would look to get paid to write for and/or about video games. I'm awesome, so it'll will probably happen.
I have a strong hatred for the Atlantic Ocean.
Yoshi BBFs forever: Me, Suff0cat, Wardrox, and ScottyG.
Preferred games are RPGs and puzzle games. I like the occasional FPS (Timesplitters: FuturePerfect being my favorite) and some racing (Burnout Reveeeeenge).
Current Games: Burnout Paradise
Left 4 Dead
Space Invaders Extreme
Harvest Moon Island of Happiness
Chrono Trigger DS
My Project 365 That link is to some of my photography/photoshop art done for Project 365. If you don't know what Project 365 is, GOOGLE IT DUH.
Some of these might be repeats from my 25 random facts note on Facebook because I'm lazy. I'm leaving out obvious stuff like "I work for Negative Gamer" or "I left Ripten because one of the editors called me a bitch" or "I'm dating Wardrox." If you don't know that stuff by now...well then, you don't even know me. And that is a cryin' shame.
1. I was on national TV when I was 8 years old.
Thatís right. When I was in the 4th grade I was on MTVís Oddville. I still have the size XL t-shirt to prove it. What was my weird, embarrassing talent? I blew up a balloon with my nose. Good thing all my friends were guys when I was young, because they thought I was fucking awesome for being on that show.
2. My first time drunk I pretended to be a video game character.
The first time I ever got drunk (you know, certainly not before I was 21) I yelled ďIím Sonic the fucking Hedgehog!Ē and proceeded to do somersaults around my friendís house. I made some sort of drunk sound effects as well. I tried to wrap myself in blue blanket too, however it was very awkward to roll around like that so I gave up.
3. I have had a song written about me.
Itís not a famous song or anything. The bandís name is The Burrs, and the song is Tired. You can go ahead and download it. The band was only together for a year and recorded few more than the four songs on their "EP" so I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you get their music for free.
4. I am related to Annie Oakley.
Though my FPS skills are poor, I am indeed a direct descendant of the female sharpshooter Annie Oakley. In fact, the middle name ďOakleyĒ has been passed down to every female in my family up until my mother. Apparently my grandmother thought that Oakley was a stupid middle name for a girl. She was probably right.
5. I have held a baby octopus.
I got to hold one when I was in Hawaii. They are very cute and squishy.
6. Iím small because my growth was stunted as a child.
Iím 5í3Ē and weight somewhere between 100-115 lbs (my parents never kept a scale in the house). Itís not because of a good diet, but because I was iron deficient as a baby and refused to eat. My mom took me to many pediatricians, who all said I was simply a picky eater. Finally a doctor caught it and I was treated, but the result was that I am smaller than average.
7. My favorite food is quite possibly gravy.
I fucking love England.
8. I was a working theatre technician before I decided I wanted to write for games.
I had work at a couple of local and state stages as an electrician, carpenter, scenic artist and assistant stage manager. I loved the work but I didnít like most of the people. I can still probably make a mean faux wood grain, and I'm not afraid of a table saw.
9. I have never cried more in my life than when I was forced to put my cat down two years ago.
Iím sure everyone remembers the whole poisoned Iambs fiasco. My cat was one of the many who were poisoned. She was my first pet, and in her later years was as affectionate as a dog. We were given the choice between subjecting her to lifelong, painful dialysis or putting her down. She was so weak she could barely get up the stairs by herself. We chose to put her down, and the last look she gave us seemed to me like utter confusion, as if she couldnít believe we were actually going to kill her. I cried for a week straight. Just writing about it is making me cry.
10. I bought a Black Yoshi because it looked like Wardrox.
Ah yes. The infamous Black Yoshis. I originally bought one as a way to remember Wardrox, because we figured after PAX we would probably never see each other again. Wardrox was wearing all black and was sporting the yellow mohawk, so there was quite a resemblance. Then he ended up getting one as well, ScottyG realized how badass the Black Yoshi was and traded his red one for a black, then Suff0cat grabbed one as well. From what I hear, Rio has one now too. Black Yoshis rule.
To sum it all up, I'm pretty awesome. I mean, I held a baby octopus. How cool is that?
I just wanted to write you guys a letter telling you how awesome it is that you guys are around. As I pack up my apartment and get ready for my semester in England (THREE MORE DAYS OMGGGGG) I realized that the hardest part about leaving was saying goodbye to all my Destructoid friends.
Dtoid NY, you guys rock. Thanks for throwing me a going away party, it was good times. All of the crazy adventures we had in NY, NJ and PA were awesomely epic. The video of us playing Rock Band (I'M TIIINOOOOO!) cracks me up every time. I would elaborate more on this, but I think this is an ATV trail and it's about time to turn back.
OOO OOO OOOO OOOOOO!
Super awesome thank you goes out to Nerdfit and Cataract for helping me and Angie move my stuff yesterday. Even if it was work it was till fun to hang out with you guys. Sorry I could only pay you in Chinese food.
Destructoid has helped me find people who are not only fun to play games with, but also just cool to hang out with in general. I used to feel like I was kind of a weirdo and didn't belong anywhere. Almost no one at my college plays video games. Ever since joining the community here I've become more confident in who I am and I know that there's a place where I belong.
Video unrelated but awesome
I know it's kind of mushy, but Dtoid and all the people here have made my life so much better. I have tons of new awesome friends, a great boyfriend, and a job all thanks to this site. My life has changed so much it's not even funny. Leaving America behind isn't as hard now, since I will always have my badass friends here in the innernets.
So thank you Destructoid, for helping me meet some of the coolest people ever, and giving me a place where I belong :) Special shout outs to everyone I met at PAX, IRC, and Stickam <3
Alrighty then, much later than I originally proposed since I was busy watching history happen. Tino is disqualified for not following the rules, and Wardrox is disqualified because...well...that's just unfair :P
However, the winner of this contest is Mix, because I think his dog is super adorable. He should PM me, becuase I am a bit drunk and probably not remember this in the morning. I have had severl beers to celebrate the election results, and my stomach feels nice and warm. IRC scares me sometimes.
Also, a friend of mine said where he works at gamecrazy has a stack of codes, and that he might be able to swipe me some. If I get more I'll let you know :)
I tried to get more, but my friend wasn't working so I only got one. So that means it's time for a mini contest! This code (according to the card) should work on either system.
Alright then, contest rules are simple: In order to win, express in the comments (in words or pictures) something that you feel redefines adorable. Flattery will not work; I already know from RonB that I redefine adorable.
So if you want a time trial code, you have until midnight EST to post an entry. Have fun :)
Hey if anyone else is on the Atlus Faithful mailing list, you know they have a contest going on. WELL GUESS WHO ENTERED?! Oh yeah, me bitches. I am the only person in the contest dressed as Yukari.
I'm not sure if voting counts towards the winner of not, but you should vote for me anyway. I think you can vote for more than one.
Why should you vote for me, you ask? Well let me give you some motivation: If I win, I will be holding my own contest for one of two items in the prize pack: the Growlanser: Illustration Archive signed by Satoshi Urushihara (character designer) or the Etrian Odyssey II 3-disc Music Collection (winner's choice).
So if you want to win stuff, help me to win stuff.
Check out some of the other entries too though, the Gwendolyn costumes are out of this world.