Was deemed by the Arishok as one who commands a great deal of respect. Was recently thrown out of a wheat field for going against the grain. Once conquered Rhode Island using a can of lima beans, a yo-yo, and a used copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 on Blu-Ray. Is a founding member of the band Bladder Failure, whose hit single "Flushed From the Bottom of My Heart" spent nearly six minutes atop the Canadian Top 10 (until the software glitch was corrected). Invented the word "zfaifnv" while trapped in the back of a UPS truck with a flatulent snapping turtle.

ALSO: Does not tolerate use of the word "when" under any circumstance.
The Legend of Blake
Embark upon a journey to become a legend. Or not. It's up to you.



The Ban Game

I ban JJJ7 for not taking any of my shifts at work. Hah! You should have known that would come back to haunt you!

What are you thinking about right now?

Oh no! I hope that the cat comes back. My cat used to like to dart outside whenever the door opened, but she never ran away, thankfully. The one time she got out and nobody noticed, we found her just sitting on some bricks in front of the house, watching the birds... She doesn't hunt. The one time she actually caught a bird, she didn't know what to do with it, and the bird just hopped away. It didn't even fly. It hopped. XD. But I digress. I really hope the cat comes back!

It's not 1993, you don't have to hyphenate online any more.
I don't have to do so, I choose to do so. There are many words in English which can be hyphenated according to personal preference, and often hyphenation provides greater clarity over non-hyphenation. If you choose to only use the non-hyphenated version all power to you, but don't seek to correct me for a perfectly grammatical and acceptable version. I use them interchangeably depending on the situation, in this I was stressing annoyance and therefore accentuated the 'on' component of the term.
I still say you were wrong about the spelling of petaQ, though. :P

Can a video game change you or your life?

Scribblenauts taught me how to spell "raisin" properly. For some reason, I always thought it was "raisen."

I can't really pinpoint any exact moments that truly changed my life, though, I know that over the course of my years, video games have undoubtedly played a large part in shaping the person I've become. It's been an evolution, I suppose.


Making maps is probably one of my favorite things to do while making a game. I like the feeling of building the entire world from the ground up. I have no real process for doing it, though. I'll be making the game and realize that I need a forested area that leads from a village to a larger city, and then I just go for it. I'll usually start by drawing a trail/path/road through the area (if there is a trail/path/road), and then build up the world around it. I strive to make each area as unique and interesting to look at as possible, throwing in as much detail as I can to make the world seem alive.

My maps are usually 60x60 tiles. A forest might contain four or five such maps. That being said, I don't usually fill every single inch of real estate. I only detail what the player is going to see. Because I don't have some grandiose vision of the entire world, this unused space gives me some extra room in case I need to add a road to another map somewhere down the line.

That being said, I am anal about continuity between areas. If there's a tree halfway off the screen near the exit to one area, the other half of the tree better appear near the entrance to the next area. My maps are all 60x60 for a reason--placed side-by-side every single one of them will knit together to form a single, uniform world. So my process isn't entirely random. As the world grows, and maps start falling in line next to each other, I'll know that I *need* to have an exit here or there, and that helps the process along.

HD Xenosaga

I actually have very little desire to play FF7, mostly due to the fact I hate random enemy encounters. To date, I think I've managed to tolerate a mere four games with the dreaded feature (FF9, FF10, Rogue Galaxy, and Bravely Default--and I only played that because you could turn the random encounters off).

The Mess-up A Wish Foundation

Granted. I don't know what the wish was, but it probably involved me taking you somewhere, and I would have foiled your antics with a very witty response.

I wish that my muscles didn't rip my shirt every time I flexed.

The Ban Game

I ban pianotm for saving 15% or more on car insurance by switching to Geico. (Could've done it on esurance for half that amount of time!)

Get it 'cause you are hardly earning it. xD
Yeah, I hardly earn my fat stacks of cash, and then I have to turn around and spend it all on you. It's like I inherited a kid from a long-lost relative. :P

The ^ < v game

^ How dare you even think about stopping your medicine early! I'm sure that the pharmacist told you that you absolutely MUST finish all of the prescribed medicine no matter what, even if you feel better. It's common sense. Speaking of common sense, taking seiromem seriously is totally whack, man. I mean, there's an errant apostrophe in his avatar.

< Failed to convince JJJ7 to go to work for me. And not only did I go, I stayed late because I'm dumb.

v Needs to do laundry.

HD Xenosaga

I've never played any of the Xenosaga games, but man do I love the soundtracks. Especially Xenosaga: Episode II.

And SquareEnix has said they're not going to remaster FF7 until they make a game that's better than FF7. I've never played it, so I can't judge, but FF12 is a masterpiece in my book (and given the opinions I've seen about FF12, ONLY my book).

The Ban Game

I ban MajoracanKing for... .... ....I don't think I can ban someone who thinks I've come up with the most awesome quote ever. I need loyal minions to boost my ego. Bah, I can still ban him for trying to take all of my hardly earned cash, though.