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Via [livejournal.com profile] ohmeguro

- Comment to be interviewed.
- I’ll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.



1. Favorite RPG? If this is too broad.....IDK make your own distinction.

This is very broad since... well, it's pretty much MY THING.

I'll say that Final Fantasy IV is my all-time favorite RPG and game in general. It's basically that nostalgic game that can never do any wrong, in my book.

Dragon Quest is my favorite RPG series overall, though. Dragon Quest VIII was a game I let myself get super-hyped-up for and it blew away even my highest of expectations, so I suppose that deserves a mention.

Megaten is a series I'm relatively newly exposed to (starting with Persona 3), but it's quickly become one of my favorites. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne was a game that completely took me by surprise with how much I ended up liking it, and has remained my favorite in the series that I've played, thus far.

I should probably stop here. You have no idea how many RPGs I love to death. I could go on forever.

2. What do you like about PONIES? :3

LOTS OF THINGS :3 My first episode was "Swarm of the Century", and Pinkie Pie being completely insane plus Twilight's mental breakdown and suggestion that they build an exact copy of Ponyville off to the side... yeah, that struck my sense of humor perfectly, and I was hooked ever since.

It's just such a happy freaking show, and I tend to be the type that enjoys happy, lighthearted things rather than intentionally dark, serious stuff, so it also has that going for it. The fact that it's something girly and colorful BUT I LIKE IT TOO makes it interesting to follow, as well. Blowing people's minds when I mention I like this show is also always fun, always.

I generally don't "do" fandoms but I'll say that FiM's is actually remarkably tolerable, and although all the BS you'd expect from any other fandom exists, I think the show's tone and messages shine through all that. Just something as simple as the artists being referred to as "drawfriends" instead of the usual "drawfags" is amazing to see, even if it's not being nice intentionally.

So, yeah, I'd say ponies bring me almost nothing but joy, something that can't be said for many things out there!

3. Least favorite archetypes in RPGs

I'd have to go with "intentionally bland lead heroine" as my least favorite. As in, she's not as cute as the younger girl in the party, and not as sexy as the older woman in the group. Yet despite that, she's the one the main hero dude chooses to hook up with. She's usually relegated to some kind of support role in battle, to add to her uninteresting qualities.

I guess what irks be about that is there isn't any reason why the "main female love interest" has to have this sort of bland virginal maiden quality to her in order to be with the main guy, or just star alongside him in general. Meanwhile, younger spunky cute girl is allowed to have more of a personality and have an interesting character design, and the older sexy lady party member is mature, attractive, and carries herself in a way that most hotblooded young heroes would appreciate. Both characters actually get to fight in battle, too.

There are a lot of RPGs that have this "setup" of three females, but I think some handle the main heroine better than others. Estelle from ToV, for example, is cute and amusing enough despite her "main girl" status, and has a lot of unique qualities that set her apart.

4. Favorite non-game passttimes

... This is a tough one.

Skipping the obvious acts of watching anime and messing around online, I actually do like to get outside and explore nature, particularly at the beach! Unfortunately nothing the east coast has to offer will ever live up to California/Mexico's coastline, so I've been unmotivated in that area for... well, a long time.

Speaking of Mexico, camping out there has been a family tradition since forever. We've camped right on the beach and in the middle of the desert before, and this is without anyone else around for miles and miles, mind you. The whole concept of desert survival/camping/having fun in the middle of nowhere is probably my "manliest" pursuit.

My area of study in school is modern languages, so anything involving either Spanish-speaking cultures or Japanese culture catches my interest. What little "actual" reading I get done is usually in one of those languages, typically short stories and poetry.

Oh, but make no mistake, even in the middle of Mexico I have my portable gaming systems, and I've used untranslated video game in assignments in Japanese class before. I really DO play games a lot.

5. How did you meet your fiancee? :33

And here come the nerdiest words I've ever typed: I met my fiancee, [livejournal.com profile] krile, at a Final Fantasy message board. She had a Rydia avatar and she was a moderator, so I was obviously impressed! She and I got to talking, and we had at least video games in common, but as it turns out we're basically genderswapped versions of each other, with a few quirks thrown in for good measure.

Eventually we got up the courage to meet each other, and everything else fell into place from there. I ended up moving up to Connecticut to live with her and go to school, and the rest's pretty much history!

Of course, telling people "we met online" usually makes them think we were on some kind of dating site, but it's gotten fewer and fewer odd looks as time has gone on, since that seems to be more mainstream now.

Date: 2011-07-22 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohmeguro.livejournal.com
2. :33 yay! A friend linked me to it so I'm strongly considering watching it now.
3. IAWTC. I don't know, either, but I do wish it would end. :/ It's not interesting or fun.
4. Duuuuuuuuuude. I love nature-ing and studying languages so that sounds awesome!
5. :3333 That's sweet! [livejournal.com profile] ansemaru and I met on a Persona roleplay on Insanejournal, so I can relate 100%

Date: 2011-07-22 02:25 am (UTC)
ext_189275: (I wake up every morning like this)
From: [identity profile] slimequest.livejournal.com
Really, you should watch MLP for the same reason I've begun reading Homestuck - it just makes the internet easier this way! XD I also think it's just plain amazing for what it is. If you ever need something to brighten up your day and let your brain take a bubblebath for a half-hour or so... load up an episode!

And yeah, languages are my thing! My "dream job" would be to localize Japanese RPGs, but I'm not sure if that'd realistically happen. Japanese is hard, I mean... really. I love the sadistic challenge of it, though.

Also, I was wondering where you guys met! See, the internet really DOES have everything you need on it, am I right?

Date: 2011-07-22 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ansemaru.livejournal.com
:3 Interview me?

Date: 2011-07-22 06:29 am (UTC)
ext_189275: (Serph's up! Get it??)
From: [identity profile] slimequest.livejournal.com
I AM AT YOUR COMMAND, ALMIGHTY SERPH BUTT

1. What was your first exposure to anime/manga?
2. Are you the neatfreak type or are you content to let things be less than ideally clean/organized?
3. Give some examples of the types of songs I'd find on your typical music playlists.
4. A videogame you never thought you'd like but ended up really enjoying?
5. How'd you first get into/hear about Homestuck? What were your initial thoughts about it?

Date: 2011-07-22 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ansemaru.livejournal.com
1. Looking back through the annals of time, sources suggest Pokemon was the first anime I ever watched. The first anime I watched and identified as "anime", rather than "this cool show I watch", however, was Tenchi Muyo.

My first manga was Rurouni Kenshin. I started reading it because I thought the few episodes of the anime I'd seen were awesome.

2. I am very, very far from being a neatfreak. The most organized things I have are my favorites on deviantart and my icons folder on my computer. Otherwise, everything I have is a complete and utter mess, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

3. There's... well, I'd say 70% of my music is video game soundtracks. Plus Homestuck music, which is essentially a bonus to the Earthbound soundtrack, y'know? There are a couple of anime soundtracks (Nabari no Ou and Madoka), Disney songs, a smattering of Vocaloid, a heap of anime opening and ending themes that caught my attention, and some bad pop from various FSTs. There may be things that don't fit that mold but that is the majority of my musical taste.

4. I'd never expected to enjoy Mass Effect! I'm not a Western RPG person by a long shot, and my first thought was "eh, shooty game in space, not my kind of thing". Then I watched a friend play it, and was overwhelmed. Because yes, there was shooting in space, but there were also dialogue options that were well-written, and there were aliens that blew my mind. The more I saw of the series, the more I warmed to it. Just a lesson I like to keep in mind now! Not every game will be what you first expect it to be.

5. I think I just sort of osmosed it by being on the internet and occasionally seeing fanart. Weirdly enough, I used to hate it, though! The earliest fanart I saw was not very good stuff, and I became fixated on how bad the color scheme for the trolls looked. This gave me a very poor impression of Homestuck, and I spent nearly a year talking smack about it and avoiding friends who got into it. Then [livejournal.com profile] fireholly and [livejournal.com profile] gheofabulousduk got into it (both people who I trust in terms of taste), and I was told by the latter as well as some of his friends at my school that it was actually very good! But it wasn't until [livejournal.com profile] kiri_no_tanuki started spamming me with good fanart of the trolls that I finally gave in and read it. The rest is history.

Date: 2011-07-22 08:40 pm (UTC)
ext_189275: (Kinky girlfriends approve!)
From: [identity profile] slimequest.livejournal.com
1. I think Tenchi ends up being a really good first "oh, so THAT'S anime" show, but maybe that's just because so many people I know got hooked that way. I guess it ends up standing out from your typical cartoon enough for people to notice something's different.

3. You have no idea how reassuring it is to know that other people have the same nerdy as hell music collections like I do.

4. My greatest fear is being unable to make my Shepard look hot. Please tell me I can make a hot main character, either gender.

5. That's really interesting that you hated it at first! But I think previously-hated-but-then-loved things end up forging really strong bonds with people. I suppose because the criticisms aren't as hard to deal with because you had plenty of your own to begin with, among other things?

But yeah, good fanart is basically a gateway drug to everything.

Date: 2011-07-28 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alice-curiouser.livejournal.com
[[And here come the nerdiest words I've ever typed: I met my fiancee, krile, at a Final Fantasy message board. She had a Rydia avatar and she was a moderator, so I was obviously impressed!]]

And then all her base were belong to you?

Date: 2011-07-30 11:01 pm (UTC)
ext_189275: (sup)
From: [identity profile] slimequest.livejournal.com
All her base. Every last inch was conquered ;D

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