Blogger/Streamer — Heather [hexterah]: A chronic napper and procrastinator, Heather has been a gamer since she used to play Nintendo with her older sister and scream at the TV with her about how Uncle Fester needed to walk faster. Besides video games, she enjoys writing, photography and working on websites – she also enjoys sewing when she’s not in the frame of mind to scream at the sewing machine or a pattern for some reason or another.
Games: Silent Hill 2, BioShock, Layers of Fear, Grand Theft Auto V, Myst, Fallout 3, Saints Row: The Third, Danganronpa, Dance Central
Characters: Kinzie Kensington, The Glitterati, Trevor Philips, Touko Fukawa, Woshua
Soundtracks: any Silent Hill game, Myst/Riven, Undertale, Layers of Fear
Movies: Clue, Legend, The Warriors, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Musicians: Akira Yamaoka, Kate Bush, Sneaker Pimps
Characters: Gudetama, Tenel Ka Djo (Star Wars: Legends), Jacen Solo (Star Wars: Legends), Lisey Landon (Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story), Morticia Addams (The Addams Family), Carol Peletier (The Walking Dead)
Blogger/Streamer — Ashley [Aphy]: A daydreamer extraordinaire, Ashley has been playing video games from the ripe age of three when her brother handed her a controller during a mad Super Mario Brothers run. Thinking she was a true natural and youngest ever to master the fireball throw, she played alongside her big brother for hours at a time. One fateful autumn day, however, the truth was revealed. The controller had been a decoy, a con, a sham, nay conspiracy–it had never been connected. With a plumber sized chip on her shoulder and everything to prove, Ashley eventually went on to master Super Mario Brothers and has played video games with the controller plugged in ever since. When she’s not saving the galaxy from Reapers or looking for Peach in another castle, Ashley enjoys writing, DIY projects, planning Disney vacations, and elaborate jewel heists with her
four pets partners in crime.
Games: Mass Effect, Civilization, Dragon Age, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Bioshock, Borderlands, Super Mario Brothers 3, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Characters: Carth Onasi, Garrus Vakarian, Kaidan Alenko, Talizorah Vas Normandy, Handsome Jack, Atlas
Soundtracks: Bastion, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Braid, Elder Scrolls (All)
Movies: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, The Lost Boys, Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones
Musicians: Jeremy Soule, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Guster, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding
Characters: Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Jon Snow and Brienne of Tarth (A Song of Ice and Fire), Hermione Granger and Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter), Doctor McCoy (Star Trek)
Blogger/Streamer — Nate [Draetheus]: Coming soon!
Games: coming soon!
Characters: coming soon!
Soundtracks: coming soon!
Movies: coming soon!
Musicians: coming soon!
Characters: coming soon!
Blogger/Streamer — John [Governor Gecko]: This guy loves his RPGs. The addiction started with Final Fantasy for the NES, a game that he never beat as a child but thoroughly enjoyed. He would spend hours pretending to be one of the characters as they trudged through swamps, over plains, and to their doom; he wasn’t very good at keeping everyone alive. Eventually MMORPGs such as Everquest became John’s craze and turned much of his high school into memories of time spent in Norrath. Nowadays John has a life outside of RPGs and thoroughly hates it. RPGs are the best. Just one… more… level…
Games: Chrono Trigger, Lunar: The Silver Star, Minecraft (modded)
Characters: Legion (Mass Effect), Rudy (Wild Arms), Aya (Parasite Eve)
Soundtracks: Remixed (Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana), Skyrim
Movies: Avatar, Eurotrip, Lord of the Rings
Musicians: Ahrix, Blink 182, TPR
Characters: Randy (South Park), Fry (Futurama), Peter Parker
Blogger — Natalie [Nara Rouge]: Like the other staffers, Natalie got her start in video gaming with the original Super Mario Bros as a wee girl. One day when her and her mom were at a garage sale, they happened upon an old NES system for a mere $5, which included several classic games. Mom bought it and after hooking up the old tech in the family room, mother and daughter proceeded to struggle through several levels of Mario, Duck Hunt, and even Disney’s old Magic Kingdom game. Natalie learned to love video gaming and grew her collection from the NES, to the original PS1, to a beloved turquoise N64, on and on.
These days she doesn’t have as much time to game as she used to, as she begins the very long journey towards a PhD in Art History. However, video games remain her main form of fandom and she manages to get in a few hours of playtime a week!
Games: Metal Gear Solid series, Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition, Overwatch, Legend of Mana, Persona 3 and 4, Final Fantasy 12, Civilization
Characters: Revolver Ocelot and Big Boss, Garrett Hawke, Dorian Pavus, Jesse McCree, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fran and Balthier
Soundtracks: Metal Gear, Dragon Age, Legend of Mana
Movies: Aliens, Pontypool, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Lawrence of Arabia, What we Do In the Shadows
Musicians: Lana del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds, Nicki Minaj, Hamilton soundtrack, Sia
Characters: Black Widow (Marvel), Loki (Marvel), Alex Krycek and Fox Mulder (X-Files), Elsa (Frozen), Margaery Tyrell (A Song of Ice and Fire), Jacen Solo (Star Wars: Legends)