Hello, I'm Some Person. I am an anonymous commenter wearing a pink henshin helmet. It's a long story, but it's very symbolic and important and stuff. It sort of represents my anonymity, because I couldn't dress like a superhero (Alien? Magneto?) without turning a few heads, I think.

It's sort of an experiment. I'd like to know how people interact with a relative stranger as opposed to someone who they understand fairly well. So, anonymous. I might as well not have a real-life identity. Or alternatively, this is my secret one.

ACTUAL CONTACT PAGE STUFF: You can catch me on my Kinja, my new Tumblr, and my old, mostly-dead Wordpress. My Kinja is the most comprehensive in terms of my writing, though.

RELEVANT INFORMATION: I've played a whole lot of old games during my time being...um...not dead...due to being behind the times, having friends that were behind the times, and a lifelong fascination with the retros. What does this mean? Um, it means that I can bring up a lot of old game trivia? And that I need to get with the times and broaden my experiences. This is a serious life goal.

I'm also sort of an analytical character. This goes 100 times for games.

During play, my mind is like a black hole. Any sensory information that goes into it gets pulled apart and broken down to the molecular level. I delight in analyzing every perceptible detail I find in a game as part of my lifelong quest to totally understand game design. I sometimes write about my findings in my blog. I've developed some pretty strange ideas, but I think that's what happens if you look deep enough.

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Combine this impulse to analyse everything with a lumbering list of finished games, including some of the classics, and you end up with an ongoing series of...interesting conversations.

So what kinds of games do I like? Well, my favorite ongoing series is Metroid. Somebody wrote a guide to the series' canon, and I abused the annotation system to put music all over it. If you want to listen to them while reading the article, you should open the annotations in a new tab. Just some advice.

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To be honest, though, I like all kinds of games. Shooting games, jumping games, smart games, action games, touchy-feely games, personal games, gamey games, not-so gamey games, old games, new games, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

But what I'd like most of all is, and yes, I'm about to go all Tumblr on you, but what I'd really like is to see a wider range of games being made by a wider range of people covering more topics and evoking different emotions and even informing players and giving them something to think about. And it would be nice if the games that already do these things got more publicity than they do now.

So I write about that in my blog too, although I'm just one tiny voice and I'm not making much of an impact, and I doubt the world or anybody is actually better off for me being here. But I just can't pull myself to stop. I never really could.

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On another topic entirely, I'm making this:

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And here's some of the artwork of it:

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*Character's name was changed to Luna.

What is it? I'll tell you when I'm ready, which won't be long. (Edit: WHICH WILL BE LONG.)

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So...I can't think of anything else to talk about, or anything I feel like saying, sooo...oh, wait. Did you know I draw pixel art?

This is one of the first drawings I made when I was six.

And this is where I am now:

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(Some of these look better from far away, but Kinja blurs up small images, so never mind that.)

With that, I conclude my introduction. Thank you for your time. Have a nice day!