Well, no nagging parents or anything, at least not in the way you'd think. As for a job... don't have one! Unless you count my side-business, which is in the Marketplace section. I'm just merely trying to get from point A to point B; I just happen to be several steps behind. At the very least, I'm retrying for my driving permit. So there's a start. I'm also engaged and happily so. A man isn't measured by his success, but by his heart?
I'm not sure if someone could explain to me what this means? GIRL = ML101IRL? Also, my mother's cat = Jezebel. I'm totally confused. Maybe I just haven't been around enough blogs to know what it's supposed to stand for. I hope I'm not reading this wrong or anything but does a girl alarm mean that girls aren't welcome on this site for some people? I know it's difficult for girls to fit in in a boy's gaming world so if its too much trouble to include someone else, that's OK. My brother is the only person who ever really cared to sit down and talk with me about games for the most part anyway. All his friends think I want a stupid Wii-fit board because I'm a girl even though I don't even play those kinds of games. I would choose to take an aerobics or yoga class at the local fitness center instead of sit on a plastic board in front of the tube every time.
Post by Raison D'etritus on Oct 9, 2010 12:24:23 GMT -5
There are several girls on this forum, and they are all more than welcome (more than me even!). --Personally, I strongly prefer the company of women to men, in any endeavor.--
What some people are insinuating is the potential lack of validity to the gender claim of some people on the Internet. I believe the "alarm" comment is referring to the fact that such claims seem less valid when the part seems. . . overplayed.
And Megalink was a nefarious troll who wreaked much havoc for a thousand years before being slain by the might hand of the Moderator Unsavory, and now people prophecy his return, possibly under the guise of pretty girls. And the threads shall run green with trolls.
EDIT: Rest assured that you're welcome here, whether you're a hideous troll, or a beautiful goddess. Some people just fear for their children, regardless.
Post by Raison D'etritus on Oct 10, 2010 17:14:17 GMT -5
I think ALoY does have a stronger female presence than most gaming forums because of the -relative- level of maturity. On most forums, girls are probably met mostly by fourteen year old boys with obscene comments and silly questions about whether they are single or if they look like their favorite anime women/celebrities, etc.
And while more girls is always a good thing, I think we do have all the bases pleasantly covered of archetypes necessary for a gaming forum. We've got the spunky and rambunctious tomboy, the cutesy/adorable girl, and the enigmatic NPC who pops up in random cutscenes with hints and clues pertaining to our gods (our gods here obviously being Falcom).
We'll have to wait and see what archetype Seth fits into. Also, if I left anybody out, my apologies to the ladies
He who gets screwed by tentacle monsters should see to it he does not become one.
sassysetha, you asked what some of us do for a living here. Currently I work as a web designer for a series of community banking institutions in the south-east. There's a few companies out there that do what we do, but I'm employed by one of the largest providers of banking services. Even though I work as a web designer in profession, I also take on side projects here and there such as creating fansites for my favorite gaming series and/or lending graphic design assistance to some upcoming Falcom translation projects, namely Zwei 2 for now, but perhaps others in the future. I also would very much like to enter into the gaming industry one day, possibly even work for a publisher, but my preference being a developer having to do something with 3D modeling, animation and graphic design, which is what I went to school for.
That's pretty much my background in a nutshell. : )