A Change of Pace, AKA Arc Gives out Unsolicited Information for No Reason
by, 12th July 2011 at 05:07 PM (103 Views)
If you saw the title of this blog entry and thought it referred to my blog as a whole, you'd be right. Only half-right, but still right. I am indeed going to change the direction this blog (or at least the tone), but I am also going to try and change my presence on BMGf as a whole. I've been thinking, and I've realized that I'm probably perceived as the most dull person here, existing only to give out forgettable opinions and occasionally minimod (although since I'm an actual mod now, this phrase means "Butt into other people's business and spout wrongheaded opinions on what they should do").
I want to change that, and part of that change is going to be the rebooting of this blog. I originally conceived this place as an area in which I could offer well-thought-out editorials with angles not seen too often in this particular fandom. Looking back, that seems laughably pretentious. From this point on, I'll still be posting those sorts of things (just to reinflate my credibility), but in general I'll be posting more casual things. Weird stuff happens. I'm narcissistic enough to tell people about it and assume they care.
So, in an attempt to simultaneously a) stop being such a stiff and have more fun, and hopefully make new friends b) indicate to people that YES, I HAVE A PULSE, and c) begin using this blog for good instead of boredom, I'll devote the rest of this space to re-introducing myself. Feel free to ask any questions you want at the end.
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Hi, I'm Arc Blader! I first joined these wonderful forums in August of 2010, exactly one day after my brother's birthday, having used Bulbapedia for quite some time before that. I've been a Pokémon fan since I was about six years old, when I stumbled upon one of Tracey West's anime adaptations in my local library (it was the one about Sabrina - #4, if I remember correctly), and I received a copy of Yellow for my seventh birthday. When that stopped working, I moved on to Blue and Crystal, playing them endlessly, but never beating them (mainly because I was about eight when I played them). I eventually got Sapphire for my tenth birthday (feel the symbolism!), and that's about where I started getting REALLY serious about the games. I watched the anime religiously until about fourth or sixth grade (the filler got to me ), and I read PokéSpe and whatever-the-hell-that-shoujo-one-was-called whenever I could get my hands on it. I don't go on Wi-Fi much (except to trade with friends), mainly because of my crappy setup (I'm forced to stand in the corner of my yard and hope for a signal).
Some non-Pokémon stuff:
~ I'm not the biggest otaku in the world, but I'm trying to get there. I watched Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Digimon as a kid, so I've got a good starting foundation; now I just need to watch some other stuff. I've seen a few episodes of Death Note, Gurren Lagann, and The Tatami Galaxy, and I've enjoyed them all, so I'm still in progress (I hope).
~ I'm a pretty big music nut. The two genres I tend to prefer are indie/alt rock and classic rock, although I'll listen to pretty much anything as long as it isn't mainstream pop/country. For reference, my favorite bands are Oasis, Green Day, the Pixies, the Beatles, Muse, Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, the White Stripes, the New Pornographers, and Radiohead, although there are plenty of other bands that I deeply enjoy.
~ I enjoy writing, and hope to be an English major. Recently, in order to keep my chops intact while away from school, I've taken up fanfic writing. (A story called Mercenaries should be hitting the Writer's Workshop in a few weeks).
~ As far as games go, I'm a bit of a Nintendo fanboy. The Legend of Zelda remains my favorite game series ever (Majora's Mask being my favorite out of the entire series), while Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box is my favorite individual game.
~ I play a few instruments (bass, guitar, clarinet, and some self-taught piano), and written a few songs, although I''m not sure if they'll ever see the light of day.
So yeah, feel free to ask questions and stuff. Hopefully I'll come out of this thing with more perceptible personality.
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