The farthest back I can remember in my gaming memory was me, sitting in front of a Radio Shack computer circa 1985.
Remember the Floppy Disk? Yeah, we are going waaayyy back…
While my parents bowled in their bowling league, my best friends and I would be in the arcade of the bowling alley, playing Pacman and Gauntlet and DigDug.
We would also play our Speak and Spells together. I would think that would be considered the first “hand helds”.
I remember my best friend got the Nintendo Entertainment System ROB.
I was so jealous of her. But I still had the best Strawberry Shortcake collection in town. So deep down in my little 9 year old heart…I won!
As a teenager, I really didn’t game to much. I was a teenage girl. I paid attention to boys and volleyball…..and boys. Not really in that order.
Somewhere in my teenage years though, I did get a Nintendo Entertainment System
where I played the Classic Super Mario Bros.
And my ever favorite, The Legend of Zelda
I also played a bit of Mega Man
After that, I soon got a Nintendo 64.
I thought I was the super shit by upgrading.
On N64 I also played my most favorite game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This game is my all time super favorite ever.
I fell instantly in love with Link.
I fell in love with Link. I fell in love with the storyline and Epona, his horse. It was fantastic.
I didn’t fully pick up gaming again until I was about 21, after my college years. I didn’t game much in college because I was thinking to much about boys and booze and boys, probably in that order. Yeah, I was that kind of college student.
It was then that I got a PS2 and Kingdom Hearts became my new favorite game. It was everything a combination of Disney and hot anime could bring!
Yes I had a secret crush on Axel…I’ll admit it.
Some of my favorite Worlds in Kingdom Hearts:
There was one time, when I had two days off from work, a Tuesday and a Wednesday, and I spent ALL day in front of that game, only stopping to pee and grab food. It was fantastic. I was newly married at the time, no kid yet, not a care in the world. Just me and Sora. My husband at the time wasn’t to fond of this two day gaming marathon. He pretty much treated it like I was cheating on him with a video game, which maybe I was? Meh…didn’t think so. I called it a hobby. Roles were apparently reversed in my marriage, which is why it probably ended so quickly after it started. I loved my gaming and he would tell me to shut it off. (I would like to point out that this 2 day marathon happened only this once. I have always gamed responsibly.)
I made both those costumes myself. I think that I did pretty good.
I bought myself the Guide Book to help me through it and I read that thing like the KH bible, on my lunch breaks at work and anytime I could.
I did play Kingdom Hearts II after that and thought it was just as good. The storyline was smooth and very creative and I loved how they incorporated just as many Disney characters as the first one, if not more! From the Princesses to Dumbo to Winnie the Pooh and all across the board and in both games.
My favorite parts of KH II…
Tron Land was also a very close runner up as one of my favorite lands. It was the Tron from the 1980’s movie.
I also bought the Guidebook for KH II
Yeah…I took this shit seriously.
Moving forward, I got a DS Lite after that and played Kingdom Hearts:358/2 Days. This was a branch off of the initial storyline from the KH games. There were many other KH branch off games for other consoles that I never got to.
And it was this game that made me realize that if I ever wanted a sex fantasy to come true…it would definitely include Axel…
Ok, fangirl is put away now, she will not return, begging your pardon.
It was a tribute to these two games, Kingdom Hearts and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, that I created this:
I also started up on my current 3DS, the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. It was all that I loved about the original N64 Ocarina of Time but in 3D. I played that one and finished it within a few months.
After KH, I made the switch to Computer games and found the World of Warcraft. The obsession continued.
In October of 2006, Amorain, a human priest was born.
About 4 months ago I got the Mist of Panderia expansion and played for three months. Since then, my time has lapsed and with my move and such, I’ve put my WoW playing to the side for now. I do plan on picking it back up again soon though. I do have other alts but Amorain is capped and a healer and that is really what I love to play.
I’m sad because back when I started this priest I was in an awesome guild that was progressing through The Burning Crusade but ended up breaking up. Many of the guild members tried other games and for a while I even got sucked into playing Rift, but didn’t like that game at all.
I didn’t play WoW for about 2 years at one point.
I also currently play Wizard 101, just for fun. I started a Wizard a while ago with The Boy and we played together but he lost interest. I continued and have been working, on and off, to get my Life wizard up to 90. I actually like it and find its a relaxing game, yet challenging.
I do own a Wii and on there I only do sports and exercise games. The Boy plays Super Mario but I do Just Dance.
Whew! And that is up to date!
Now let’s look at the stereotype of a “Gamer” and how I have broken it:
1) The Stereotype says this a “Gamer”:
2) The Stereotype says Gamer’s are not female: Uh..*looks down* yup..I’m female! So FALSE!
3) The Stereotype says Gamer’s live in their momma’s basement: Nope, not me..I have my own apartment and furnish it completely.
There are tons of other “Gamer” stereotypes but I pretty much break them all. Its my hobby. It is what I do. Some people do knitting or golf. I like to shoot spells from my hands and fry the enemies brains out!
And THAT is my gaming history.