Get to know your fellow members of The Shizz
Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:54 AM
What people call you outside of the internet: Larry, Simpson, dark meat, coco butter, LiL Larry and just "L"
Top 5 bands: Minibosses, spastic ink, primus, dream theater, the advantage
Top 5 games: Orcarina of time, River city ransom, super double dragon, golden eye/perfect dark and smash bros and World of warcraf
Top 5 movies: Ong bak, legend of drunken master, Face off, TMNT1&2
Watch T.V.? A bit
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?:Mostly X-play, Adult swim, The factor and real time with Bill Mhar, That plistic surgery show on one of them educational channels(Discovry tlc etc...) Critical hour.
How did you become a Bossie?: I was on Vgmusic.com went too the sheet music links. I found a site called Video Game jam. There were links to The Minibosses and generic. I herd Mega man 2 and I was hooked ever since.
Play any instruments?: Bass Guitar
In a band? (include webpage if available):nope
Job: Looking VERY hard for one
School: John jay college for criminal justice
Life Goals: To become a Special agent for the FBI while makin hip-hop anime/video game beats for my friends rap group in my free time.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: I went scuba diving in Muai and it was the most exciting thing evar!. I felt like SolidSnake in the beginning of MGS1
Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:58 AM
I call that the "Devour Your Face" shot.
What people call you outside of the internet: Tony, but I have gotten Geo a few times.
Top 5 bands: Metallica, Gorillaz, Minibosses, Eyedea and Abilities, Ours
Top 5 games: Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario RPG, Megaman II , .hack series, Zelda: LttP
Top 5 movies: Independance Day, Boondock Saints, October Sky, Star Wars (all 3, dammit), Constantine
Watch T.V.? Nope.
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: Just to spite you, I USED to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles obsessively.
How did you become a Bossie?: I mentioned to a friend that I really wished game music got more attention, and she said "Uhhh, you know about the Minibosses, right?" Downloaded some stuff, saw them at PAX 04 a month later, and instantly joined the forum. Lurked a bit too much, but I didn't have a lot to add to most conversations: one of the times I did, it was my (negative) opinion on Kingdom Hearts. Ohh man did I get rushed. XD
Play any instruments?: Used to play the violin,
In a band? (include webpage if available):
Job: Game tester for Nintendo (yes, I can get you games for cheap, no, I can't tell you about what's in the department), most likely will be leaving soon to work for Horizon Air.
School: Graduated high school with two years of college under the belt.
Life Goals: To work in the game industry as a writer/editor or, if I stop sucking, work on game music. Moving to California to get a place with my girlfriend of two years (she really likes the Santa Cruz boardwalk). Stop stressing so much about money Beat all the good Zelda games (seeing as I've played them all but only beat Minish Cap)
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: I'm insanely picky with games and movies, but not with covers, I can listen to every DoD entry (and have, I take that shizz to work on a CD). Level 2 spriting skills. You gained 4 Experience points for reading this post. You gained 2 Happy Smile points. You gained 1 Strength point. You learned "Purple Lightning". Wizard is about to die, needs food badly.
EDIT: Getting with the times.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:17 AM
What people call you outside of the internet: Dabbi or David depending on how well you know me.
Age: the tender lovable age of 19
Top 5 bands: Minibosses, IHYWYP, Rip Slyme, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant and the pillows
Top 5 games: MM3, Sonic 2, MGS 1&3 and Final Fantasy VII
Top 5 movies: Sonatine, Kids Return, Brother, This is Spinal Tap and Drunken Master 2
Watch T.V.? it happens.
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: Whatever good is on and if there aint anything good on iīll pop a Seinfeld, Invader Zim or
a Flying Circus dvd in.
How did you become a Bossie?: my friend linked me to their page some 2-3 years ago and immidiately started digging the music but i
but i didnīt sign up for the board until the beginning of this year when akumu was whining about wanting the
TMNT movie soundtrack wich i happened to own.
Play any instruments?: Guitar and sometimes i play around on an ukulele
In a band? (include webpage if available): Nordic Gay Alliance
Job: currently none but this summer i was a waiter at a chinese restaurant.
School: i go the the women school of reykjavik (itīs really called that) and have one year remaning there
Life Goals: to not fuck it up and maka something of it.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: when i was like 3 years old i thought that god was a cloud with a poisonous beard.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:23 AM
Top 5 bands: Minibosses, Advantage, (every other videogame band) and i listen to a lot of classical music and a few other bands like NIN, Faith No More and other Mike Patton projects...ect
Top 5 games: Contra, Mike Tyson's Punch-out, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, many many NES games.
Top 5 movies: Dont really know right now, Im not big into movies at the moment.
Watch T.V.? not really anything new, sometimes a watch Bill Maher or game shows, but i watch a lot of Batman Animated Series and Transformers, TMNT...old shows and cartoons, and I have a soft spot for Curb Your Enthusiam and I like the Sopranos.
How did you become a Bossie?: christmas eve of 2000 i believe it was, but i cant remember the year, it was a while ago though, I was doing a napster search for castlevania music when i came across generics Stage 1 CV1 song. I also downloaded CV1 and CV2 by the minibosses and from then on I was hooked. Christmas came a day early that year
Play any instruments?: Piano and Drums/Percussion and a little bagpipes (not much though)
In a band? (include webpage if available): no
Job: Student worker at the college i currently attend, although its not really a job, i just hang out, in fact, im getting paid to fill this out right now.
School: High School, Associates in Arts, working on a Bachelors in Music Education
Life Goals: To arrange and perform many NES songs from my favorite soundtracks and to become the absolute best musician I can be. Also, I would someday love to be a percussionist/drummer in a latin/salsa jazz band. Also to own a piano that is shaped like an old NES model.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: Im an average guy for the most part, any story i have to tell would be too long to post in this particular thread.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:07 AM
- when i party i also spread the word of the minibosses.
What people call you outside of the internet: a big fat mess, ken, kenny
Top 5 bands: beatles, a tribe called quest, dillinger, bad plus, jimmy smith
Top 5 games: rise of the dragon, flashback, shadowrun, thief series, zelda series
Top 5 movies: back to the future, romero's dead series (zombies films in general), gilliam movies, monster squad (hell yeah boglin), pee wee herman's big adventure, the shining
Watch T.V.? yes
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: adult swim (when possible), lost, wild boyz, the state, stella, reno 911, wonder showzen, twilight zone, quantum leap, unsolved mysteries, simpsons, the yes networks ultimate roadtrip becuase my friend is on it and the show is stupid.
How did you become a Bossie?: i randomly found "contra" by the minibosses on napster back in 99/2000, i would read the shizz periodically, joined twice, never made too much of an impression, but in May when i joined and didnt bother to introduce myself or look to see what the taken screen names were and chose "wood man" out of my love for mega man 2 (word up to mills, your avatar is the bomb) and then got kind of ripped upon for it, i know this was a good, warm place and that I should stick around. no seriously though, you guys all kick ass.
Play any instruments?: bass guitar, a little piano, some guitar, played trombone in high school
In a band? (include webpage if available): http://www.myspace.com/kiefertrifecta (old band)
Job: freelance P.A., just quit a job as a teacher, im a loser basically
School: seton hall university in nj, graduated in 2004
Life Goals: gain money and fame, then use the money to go back to school again and become a scientist... hehe, science is cool.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: lets be friends. i was also a dj on wsou, the radio station at seton hall, it was fun. the internet is for fun too.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:03 AM
Age: 23, turning 24 at the end of October.
Top 5 bands: Metallica, Tool, Linkin Park (don't judge), System of a Down, Minibosses.
Top 5 games: Final Fantasy 6, The Sims 2, Stronghold, Half-life 2, Dragon Warrior.
Top 5 movies: I can't even begin to choose my faves here.
Watch T.V.? Occasionally.
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: The Daily Show, Family Guy, muchmusic (whenever nothing else is on), late night chat line commercials.
How did you become a Bossie?: Wasn't really much of a bossie, that is until their show at PAX. Now I want to have babies with all of them. I got involved with the Shizz because of the Dwelling of Duels competition (the two-month competition of November-December 2004), which I found from a link on Virt's site.
Play any instruments?: Guitar, bass, little bit of piano, little bit of drums, little bit of recorder.
In a band? (include webpage if available): nope.
Job: Still lookin'.
School: Just graduated from the Computer Systems Technology program at BCIT.
Life Goals: Get married, have a kid or two, work in the video game industry, get awesome at guitar.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: In Tekken 3, I am the Eddy master!
Posted 23 September 2005 - 11:07 AM
I am the most unphotogenic person I know. Whatever.
What people call you outside of the internet: Dillon. It's actually my middle name.
Top 5 bands: Of all time? Too hard to choose, but I'll list some regardless: Minibosses, Joe Satriani, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Dream Theater
Top 5 games: How about five games I'm in the process of playing through instead: Gundam Wing: Endless Duel, Starcraft, Chrono Cross, KotOR II, Gran Turismo 4
Top 5 movies: Not a big movie-goer, so I don't know
Watch T.V.? Occasionally but not really
How did you become a Bossie?: Some time ago, in late 2002, I discovered file sharing networks. I put in video game names just for fun, and to my surprise, I got a good amount of results. Thus I discovered the Minibosses. Aside from a very brief stint on the green board (I don't even remember my name on there), it never occured to me to join their message board until early 2005.
Play any instruments?: Guitar, for 7 years or so. More recently, bass
In a band? (include webpage if available): No, but possibly soon to be
Job: School is my job at the moment
School: Ask me later
Life Goals: Meet all my favorite minibossies at a minibosses show. Become a good all around musician, with decent equipment and a place to play, so I can make music without help if need be. Finish college and get a good job. I would absolutely love to own and maintain my own budget race car. Eventually, I want a family.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: Well, I don't have any good stories at the moment but here are some random facts: I wear contacts. I occasionally go through mood swings. I work on guitars for fun, and have actually been paid to do it. I've been wearing the same pair of shoes for a year and a half now...I know that doesn't seem like a long time, but it is for me. I am addicted to the internet.
Posted 23 September 2005 - 12:31 PM
Top 5 bands (outside vg): Joe Hisaishi, Cafe Tacuba, Prick, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Pillows
Top 5 games: FF4, Earthbound, Super Mario USA, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue, Jet Set Radio
Top 5 movies: Ikiru, Kikujiro, Kids Return, Ghost Dog, Doggy Poo
Watch T.V.? Yes
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: Boy Meets World on DVD and too much VH1
How did you become a Bossie?: Shit, I don't know
Play any instruments?: Yes - guitar, hand percussion, bass sometime soon (but all very, very poorly)
In a band? (include webpage if available): Survival Kid
Job: soon-to-be programmer in the VG industry
Life Goals: Beat every version of FF4 released (SNES, 2x Super Famicom, Jap/US PSX, Wonderswan Color, GBA, etc, etc)
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: SnappleMan, house, and I saw some ass-less lesbians makeout while picking up bubble tea in Chinatown (sorry George, you stayed at home doing hw)
Xbox 360: "Pretty Amy"
Posted 23 September 2005 - 12:37 PM
Age: 21 in less than a month
Top 5 bands: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slipknot, Pantera
Top 5 games: Double Dragon 2, Jackal, Contra, Super C, Mega Man 2
Top 5 movies: Fight Club, Fight Club, Fight Club, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Watch T.V.? If the simpsons or seinfeld are on, yes
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: uh, the above. I am pretty sure I have watched more episodes of the simpsons than anyone on this earth, if u talk with me and i dont use a simpsons quote, its rare.
How did you become a Bossie?: Looking for some VG music one day and just stumbled upon the site.
Play any instruments?: Piano, not well. want to take lessons but am very lazy
In a band? (include webpage if available): nay
Job: University then during summer I work for the government of new brunswick (w00t) inspecting roofs of govenment owned buildings, fucking sweet job, all i do is drive and climb ladders, plus my meals and accomidations are paid $$
School: University of New Brunswick Civil Engineering program
Life Goals: To defeat Sagat and become the Muai Thai champion.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: nothing i can think of right now
Posted 23 September 2005 - 02:58 PM
I just realized I have no good pictures ever.
What people call you outside of the internet: Chris, Christopher, Booty, D, Italian
Top 5 bands: At this time probably Fantomas, Naked City, Secret Chiefs 3, Time of Orchids and the MiniBosses
Top 5 games: It's hard to pick, so I'll go one per genre. FFII U.S., Contra, Mario 64, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3
Top 5 movies:Once Upon a Time in the West, Spaceballs, Star Wars: Empire, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Ichi the Killer
Watch T.V.? Sure
If the answer to the above question is yes, what?: Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, South Park (this was before they were shown every single day), Mr. Show/Kids in the Hall/Upright Citizens Brigade (whenever they happen to be on), and Married with Children (greatest sitcom ever).
How did you become a Bossie?: EGM article'd. Lurked for almost 2 years then joined February 04'.
Play any instruments?: Bass (7 years) and Clarinet (almost 11)
In a band? (include webpage if available): I do stuff with friends, I'd hardly call it a band, though.
Job: College bookstore warehouse employee, and bookstore manager every now and then (been there 2 years now)
Life Goals:No idea, but I know I'll be playing a lot of games in the meantime.
Random facts and stories you can think of involving you: Nothing interesting.
I think that the only way you're going to nail a 10 (or 11) girl is if you have millions of dollars, a non maniac mansion, a bichon frise with a bow on it's head, a yacht, and multiple fast cars! i'm so sorry :/
Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:24 PM
Top 5 bands: Opeth, Nevermore, Emperor, Behold...The Arctopus!!, and Death
Top 5 games: Final Fantasy VIII, Xenogears, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Final Fantasy VI
Top 5 movies: Dark City, Full Metal Jacket, 12 Monkeys, Terminator 2, Saving Private Ryan
Watch T.V.? Not really
How did you become a Bossie?: I read about them in the EGM article, July 2001(?) and I 'joined' their little message board before they joined the Shizz or the booger boards. Back then you didn't even have a log in, just type in your name and go. Plus there was a 100 post limit and then the thread would end. Made for some fun games.
Play any instruments?: Guitar for about 5 or 6 years. Haven't really practiced in a long while.
In a band? (include webpage if available): No, but I want to.
Job: *groan* Rockport. I hate retail.
School: UAT for a year now.
Life Goals: To graduate college, secure a job at a video game company, get fed up with it, start my own company, release a long string of blockbuster hits that has everyone saying it's the best game of all time. Die old and rich.
Random Facts: I've met the Minibosses several times on different occasions. Cool guys. I've been to E3 twice. And I own the original Minibosses CD.
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