I'm a 23 year old artist/teacher. While in University I experimented mostly with Animation, Video, and Games.
The lovely [dearly departed] Anthony Burch* featured the fruits of my experimentation here on Destructoid as part of the Indie Nation Series Which probably is one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me! One of many reasons why I love Destructoid.
*The [formerly] Resident Person Named Anthony Who Isn't Anthony Perri.
My first console was the SNES. It remains my favourite, and I've been playing games ever since without pause. Recently I've been a little burned out on the modern sensibilities of a suddenly overwhelmingly Western market. Most of the HD games don't appeal to me.
I currently live in Korea where I teach english and avoid Starcraft [and the north].
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Header photo by Dario Ayala, 08
Edited by Anthony Perri, 09
I love Destructoid. This is the coolest, simplest meme ever. I don't know who started this but, your awesome.
These are in no specific order, just as they came to my head.
1. When I was little I used to tell people that I was going to work for Disney.
Ya, those people must have thought I was pretty cute. Cartoons fill me with a sort of awe and inspiration, always have. I think it's because of the potential they hold. I always thought I was going to be a world famous animator. Still hoping!
2. I've only ever been with One woman/girl and wouldn't have it any other way.
I have the slash in there because I met my girlfriend in highschool, we were both 16. It turns out she was having trouble meeting a 'nice guy' and confided in a friend of mine at her school. We talked on the phone shortly after and to escape the embarrassment of my home ('you're talking to a girl!') I went outside on my dad's cell (young!) and talked to her for two hours, despite the rain. We're 21 now. Love you Ro.
3. I applied to the Chemistry program at my University.
I am horrible at math. It's a sort of legendary amount of misunderstanding. I'm just not a logical sort of person. That said, I love science and applied to the Chem department at Brock [notable allumni, Dennis Dyack...] I didn't get in, thankfully. But I was at a point in my life where I was not so confident about using my art as a way to support myself and family in the future. So I decided to throw caution to the wind and become...an art teacher. Ugh. I'm boring. To be fair though I've abandoned that too, which leads me to my next point...
4. I want to make games for a living.
I've been an art student for almost four years now and I keep coming back to games. I've done some graphic and design work in different independent projects sometimes through my old job at a university run graphic design house, and also at my current job where I'm lead artist for an upcoming iphone game. A friend and I have since begun designing a game and hope to become some sort of note-worthy indie developer. Fingers crossed.
5. I'm almost immediately embarrassed of all art work I produce.
I look back on work and just do not like it. I find myself thinking that I can do much better, that it's irrelevant and contrived. Ugh. It's frustrating. That is probably why I haven't posted anything to dtoid, despite being on youTube for the purpose of a job application. This may also explain my pessimistic prologue to the RFGO animation.
Pasucz46 is a new community member, he posted a similar point in his list. We have completely different tastes in...Well frankly everything. Most music, most games. Despite our differences though we always end up having a great time together, especially when games are involved.
7. My strange obsession with Pokemon has been rekindled.
I picked up Pokemon Diamond a year ago (or was it two?) Anyways, I LOVE THIS GAME. It is flawed, sure, but for some reason, maybe it's the simplistic way it presents it's narrative, maybe it's nostalgia, or the simple mechanic that I'm raising these animals but I cannot stop playing it. I'm heading towards 80 hours, haven't beat it yet and legitimately am proud of the pokemon in my party who have been there since the beginning. That said, I get incredibly disappointed when the youngins underperform. I want to be the very best, like no one ever was.
8. I was unhealthily obsessed with Spider-Man in High School
I've always been a spider-fan, drawing him my entire life. Watching the cartoons and reading comics. When the cartoon went off air It sort of went away, when the movie came out though these suppressed feelings returned, in a big way. I was Peter Parker for Halloween 3 years in a row, I made my own mask and shirt (spandex) That were actually awesome. My gr.10 science teacher actually called me Peter, which I also signed on my tests... Maybe that's why I applied to Chemistry... Ya, It sort of alarmed my Girl friend after a year or so it stopped being cute apparently...
8.5 I Love Cosplay
Since I told you all I made a spider-man costume I should note that I've also been Link (because I am so original) and Falco (because my friend is original) for Halloween. It's pretty fun recreating those costumes! Probably going to do it every year.
9. My cat, Luna, just threw up on the couch.
I cleaned it up, crisis averted. Yes- she shares a name with Chad's Dog, but unlike his pet, shes named after Sailor Moon's cat.
10. I became a member of Dtoid years ago so I could comment on Summa's obnoxious reporting.
Ya, Kotaku actually sent me here via a link and I was intrigued by the graphics and entertaining writing. It was the early days of Dtoid and the community was young, I didn't join because I thought 'These people are AWESOME' I joined because Summa was pissing me off and I needed a voice. In my first post I said something to the effect of; He ruined joystiq for me but I won't let him do it again...blah blah blah. guess what; I won.
Sorry I'm late to the meme- AGAIN. Wish I had more pictures!