Only an “about me” page this long can possibly reflect how awesome a person I am. Or something. The page was last updated on 29 November 2014.
Name: Vickie Do-Not-Misspell-Vickie Diablos
And now in pseudo-paragraph form: I’m a hopeless gamer; a butch-at-heart, unromantic, forever-alone pansexual (used to identify as predominant lesbian, but a person’s sex and gender mean less and less to me as I get older); a pro-sex and pro-choice feminist; an atheist who was forced into Catholicism when she was young; a realistic optimist who is frequently mistaken for a pessimist; a laid-back procrastinator who literally procrastinates over everything; and generally an underachieving nerd and whinger who loves to use, misuse and abuse run-on sentences, semi-colons and wordplay. My blog entries reflect exactly the thoughts that go through my mind, although I tend to make myself sound a lot more interesting and popular than my real-life taciturn, introverted and socially awkward self.
I have a younger brother whom I consider to be my best friend forever and ever. I have PTSD from my childhood. I have an inconvenient anxiety of making phone calls among my other social issues, which is often misunderstood as an excuse to avoid obligations. I don’t care about fashion, media (outside games), celebrities or gossip. Instead of watching the news, you’re more likely to find me reading about the latest game release or downloading porn. Oops, hehe.
- Get a real life
- Be near-native fluent in as many languages as possible (including scripting and programming languages)
- Play the violin in tune for at least 5 seconds
- Win Ig Nobel Prize
My various online game/virtual world identities. For added fun, throw my non-English character names into online translators.
- Retired characters: archived page here.
- Other possibly current accounts and handles: joined page here.
All-Time Favourite Games
Yes, some women game. No, there’s nothing special about me. I won’t pretend that there aren’t women or girls who make a big deal or expect special treatment out of it, but not all of us want that special attention. So, please, keep your misogynist “jokes” and backhanded compliments to yourself.
*cough* Anyway. My favourite genre is action-adventure. I also like survival horror, co-op shooters, RTS, some (MMO)RPGs (but generally not JRPG or turn-based) and brain games. I used to suffer from motion sickness, but I somehow got over it and am catching up on playing some of the popular FPS titles now.
All-time favourite series: Assassin’s Creed, Silent Hill, Tenchu, Tomb Raider
Other games or series I greatly enjoyed: Biohazard (aka Resident Evil), Command & Conquer, Dragon Age, Left 4 Dead 2, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, The Sims, Tokimeki Memorial 2, Tropico 4
MMOs I’ve played beyond a few days: Forsaken World, Glitch, Guild Wars, Lineage II, World of Warcraft
… I’m showing my age.