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So what is it you would like to know about this Wolf?
Well let's see where to begin. First of all you should know I'm essentially a cat. I don't know how really to describe it because you can't see me in person and how I behave, but my personality and mannerisms are definitely of the feline variety.
I love a good story, but the most important thing to me will always be the characters in the story. That is why I love stories in games like Ace Combat Zero where the game focuses on the character rather than the story. Also this is partially why FFVIII is my favorite Final Fantasy.
I am a romantic at heart and as such I tend to be a bit of a dreamer when it comes to things. I idealize and hold things/people to very high standards. So if you see me getting frustrated on occasion it's because I want to believe something and the evidence against is just overwhelming.
This causes me to not always be politically correct, though I will say that I do make the best effort I can to avoid getting personal in arguments. I prefer to defeat an opposing person's argument with facts and by breaking the argument down. Not by needlessly bashing the person behind the words.
I love writing. I always have and I can't imagine stopping any time soon. I know I'm not always consistent, but I hope that after the 30/30 series is done, and the changes to the Community Update happen that I will be able to stick around for a while.
I am very ambitious and will set high goals for myself very often (such as making blogs for 30 straight days about 30 separate games). But I find that unless I do this that I burn out on ideas quickly.
Personally I think the 30/30 series is one of the best things I have ever done for myself, and would like to pass on the challenge to someone else who would be willing to accept it.
I am going to promote the hell out of the Writer's Guild, because I want to see that place really become somewhere where the writers of the community can openly talk amongst themselves and get feedback/ideas for blogs. Again, idealistic, but I can hope.
The WGWC or Writer's Guild Weekly Challenge though has taken over as the most difficult thing I have ever done. For those of you that don't know or understand, keeping up with all you awesome people and figuring out new challenges every week is more difficult than it looks. I can sometimes spend 3 hours on one of those blogs alone, and was the reason I burned out.
However it is also some of the most fun I have ever had, and as such is the reason why it is back. I love you guys and I love this community, so leaving without really giving a good enough explanation (in my opinion) was a travesty. I wish I had passed it on, but for some reason not doing that seemed right and now I am glad that I decided not to. Thank you to all that participate weekly, you guys rock so much.
And thank you to everyone that follows, reads, and comments on my blogs. You really have made this place feel like a home here. <3<3<3 for all of you.
And that's about it. Maybe I'll add some more, or change it up soon, but those are the important things you need to know about me.
Or you guys could always ask me questions. I'm strange I guess in that I'll answer almost anything that you guys want to know about me. So if you have something you want to know, just ask.
For those who really want to know me though, here are the 10 blogs by me you have to read:
1. Why Gaming Will Never be Taken Seriously - The first opinion blog I ever did is the first thing you have to check out. Granted I was a bit of a hothead back then (still am though much more controlled now) so take the comments with a grain of salt.
2. The 10 Worst Trophies/Achievements of '09 - One of the most fun blogs I have ever written, and in all honesty one of my favorites ever. I'd love to do an '11 version, but I was having a lot of trouble finding really bad ones to make fun of... darn you developers for starting to understand how to make good achievements.
3. Frustrating =/= Challenging - I probably should have this higher up on the list, but really this blog is just so good. I really am happy with how this one turned out and really was the first real flash for me about how my writing was viewed/received.
4. The Art Debate - I think that this is probably where my maturity finally came out. The argument I make in this blog is a well-thought out very concise set of reasons that show exactly how I feel and why I feel that way. Now while not as good as some other people's best I feel it is a great blog to see how an argument should be constructed.
5. Small, Tight and Narrow: A Critique of FPS Map Creation - I love the title for this, but that shouldn't take away from what I wrote. The blog is another good blog and goes into a topic that I touch on again later on in this list.
6. The Problem With 'Gamers' - This probably doesn't apply to anyone here, but for your information this is just how I feel about the culture. Honestly it still hasn't gotten any better.... but that I suppose takes more than just a bit of time.
7. My Life as a Gamer - Some people have normal gaming experiences growing up. Some are less normal. Mine personally was as far from normal as you could get. But you should see for yourself.
8. Rethinking Online Gameplay - It ties into the Map blog above, but really stands alone as a 'what not to do if you're a developer' blog. I would hope that someone would take it for the advice it is, but I doubt it. And so we're doomed to cookie-cutter hell till someone with more influence figures it out.
9. Being a Better Blogger - I have done everything I can to really help out the bloggers here. I did the WGWC to give people ideas on what to blog about. I will answer anything that anyone wants to know. However there are still times where I want to reach through the computer screen and slap someone. Rather than doing that I decided that it was time for the unwritten rules to be written. Others can contribute to this, but these are the points that (In my opinion) are the things all bloggers should follow.
10. 30/30 Final Day #30 - Shadow of the Colossus - My personal epitome of blogging. This is the one blog you have to read if you skipped all the others. It is just.... it's a culmination of blogging that I don't think I could ever touch again. Maybe eventually I'll write something just as good, but honestly if I can find even half the level that I wrote at for that final blog of the challenge I would be more than happy.
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