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i could only think of 8 things



It's HARD!

But whatever, it'll have to do:

1. I�m not entirely satisfied with internet/nerd culture

When I say this, I mean that too many people within this culture (though not all) need to get over themselves, their interests and their perspective in life. Anger, bigotry and stupidity have become a standard online, and while it�s understandable that this can be hard to control, I think that a lot of people aren�t trying nearly hard enough. People, please calm down. Accept and respect those who are different than you, and don�t make a stink because someone don�t share your interests. Don�t let the rage take over, it�s just gonna end badly for yourself. I do believe that things can change for the better, but it�s going to take some effort from a lot of people. You can help.

2. I like starting out on a serious note so I can end on a fun one

As you can see�

3. One day I�d like to be a game designer

I don�t just like playing games, I like inspecting them and finding out what makes them work as experiences. At this point, I already have a set of basic design philosophies ready, based on little elements within games that I enjoy, compared to those that I don�t. My priorities wouldn�t be size, ambition or impressive technological achievements.

Currently I�m about to finish studying multimedia design, which I�m gonna use as some sort of distant starting point. One thing I want to do is to embrace the modern day �cinematic� types of games, and then steer them in a more �game-y� direction, as I�ve always been one to play for challenge rather than escapism. I�d primarily be using cinema tricks to do stuff like hype up boss battles. Speaking of�

4. I fucking love boss battles!

They are the best! The more unique and memorable they are, the better! I love all types of them too, from the grand and spectacular (most of them) to the quiet and tense (The End, Mr. Freeze..).�

Boss battles are the coolest thing in video games forever!

5. My taste in music makes no sense

I�m a big fan of hard rock/metal. I also really enjoy trance. Isn�t that weird?
It doesn�t stop there of course, but those two are the big ones. The fact that I listen to AC/DC as much as I listen to Armin van Buuren, being a big fan of both, doesn�t really seem to connect. It�s a bit like if someone has a long playlist equally divided between polka and dubstep. Can�t explain it, won�t explain it, next point.

6. I adore grilling!

I am the biggest carnivore you�ll ever meet. Vegetables are not food, they are food accessories! My absolute favourite dish in the whole world is ribs, very closely followed by the common steak. And both of these are, of course, best on a grill. It�s a passion that I share with my dad, and the two of us have had many spontaneous trips to a store in the search of some good meat.

Grilling is awesome too because it usually means sunshine and warm weather, which is the best weather! You poetic types can keep your rain and snow and shitty clouds, I�ll have me some good old shine!

7. I love Photoshop

If things were as they should be, I�d simply be writing �duh� here, but the truth is that I�ve fallen completely out of the habit of slamming together a silly image in response to a Dtoid article. That needs to change! I have too much fun doing it, and response has been mostly positive (that 90�s Steam controller boombox image I made even found its way to different websites). I promise I�ll start Photoshopping some more shit together, hopefully entertaining a ton of you in the process.

8. I never want to non-contribute

By which I mean posting and saying things that nobody can benefit from in some way. If I don�t have anything potentially funny, interesting or informative to say or ask, I shut up. This especially when it comes to replying to jokes, as the last thing I want to do is take a good thing and run it into the ground. That�s just cruel. Let the jokes breathe, I say. Never explain them either, then they�ll die.

Remember to always wipe after you poop.
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About Dango one of us since 10:28 AM on 11.09.2011

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