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- 20, Male
- Cold, icy Northern Norway
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Welcome to my profile. I'm a Fallout fan and an Elder Scrolls fan. Play a bit of Command and Conquer too. As for music, the only bands I need are MetallicA and Iron Maiden. They're epic and never fail to brighten (or lower) my spirit when the need arises.
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Level 7 Gamer
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2014-07-02 13:54:29 by JamesHatfeld
About frikkin' time, huh?
First things first. I skulked around on NG a couple of years before I created an account.
Before my "conscription", I roamed all over the web for entertainment; Armorgames, Gamershood, NinjaKiwi, Maxgames, Fizzy, you name it.
But none of them were anywhere equal to - yeah, you guessed it - Newgrounds.
So I made my account and played some games. Unfortunately, I've never really had a talent for producing anything... cool, like music, art or games. But I've always had my way with words, and over the years I've perfected the art of commenting, beginning stages were similar to "OMG, THIS IS SO %#&u"#¤ AWESOME !!1!!!1ONE!!1!", while nowadays it's refined praise and admiration of all the little details in a picture, or the playablity of a game.
A little bit about myself, then: I'm a dude from northern Norway, with a ridiculous amount of random knowledge about geology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, history, and just about any class taken at school.
I got one person I can call friend, which, for now is all I need. I've known him since I was 5-6 and he was 4-5.
I'm partially asosial, primarily for two reasons:
1: The contact I've had with class"mates" has been in the form of ignorement and mental and/or physical abuse.
2: I'm rather introverted, and I thrive in my own company. Guess I have to be, all things considered. Ah well. It's better to be alone than in bad company.
So, I shielded myself from the outside world by taking up video games at the age of 12. The Elder Scrolls IV, Oblivion, and later Fallout 3. I came to love them, both the cultural setting of the games and the unique freedom they offered. I was free to... mold a hero, a champion, who was strong, intelligent, agile and charismatic; being the hero I most likely never could/will be.
I came to live through my in-game "avatars", which is why I still play the games to this day. The level of depth on so many levels immersed me, and has still not quite let me go, which I'm completely comfortable with. For now.
I would not be surprised if someone claimed me to have escapism. But the video games helped me deal with the loss of my father by taking my focus of his demise and applying it to a TV screen.
I started listening to MetallicA when I was 12, shortly after my dad passed away. That was in November 2006, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Anyway, their fast, (usually) aggressive style, awesome solos and deep, meaningful lyrics I more-often-than-not could relate to, captured me. You should check them out live in the '80s or early '90s, that's when they were at their peak. Now, not so much. James Hetfield's singing has gotten worse and worse since he went through rehab in 2003. And Lars' drumming has gotten... so-so. But that's just my opinion. You're welcome to believe anything else about the matter, for better or for worse.
Alright, lets get a bit basic, shall we?
I like books (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, GoT, that sort of thing), music (MetallicA and Iron Maiden) and video games (a bit of First Person Shooter, and lots of real-time strategy like Command and Conquer)
My favorite era is the Viking era, ca. 700 - 1066. I like their harsh way of living, and it made them tough and hardy. But not only were the vikings ferocious warriors, they were also skilled farmers and tradesmen, when they later established trading cities in eastern Europe and along the Volga River.
I don't work out, but I'm still rather fit, due to I strain myself not in a gym, but at home, using manual labor every so often. I also ski and shovel snow in the winter, swim abroad in the summer, and hike (you know, as in going on a trip strolling on a mountain) the rest of the year. My favorite time is autumn. Or fall. Depending on your language disposition and/or preference.
If you have read this entire, gargantuan post, then I thank you for your time. I'm currently unable to return your wasted minutes back, so you'll just have to deal with it like an adult. Please don't sue me or anything.
I needed to get that off my chest, and even if downright no-one will read it, it provides me solace. I hope. Otherwise, there's no point in me writing all this. Hm. Guess I decide whether it's all for naught or not (heh). It's not for naught.
I apologise for any misspellings or an awkward use of words (not the long ones though, I use them intentionally). I wrote this text as I always do. Fast. Sometimes, letters get mixed up. I'm sorry if that ocurred. English is not my mother tongue, by the way. May help explain why I write as I do.
Feel free to comment/ PM any questions! I'll answer what I can.
Below is a picture of my hometown. 3200 inhabitants. I just hope the link works. Just copy/paste or something.
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Total Medals Earned: 923 (From 128 different games.)