The Sweetest Geek
The Short Version: I’m a girl from PA, USA who writes game reviews for other like-minded girl gamers. I love videogames, anime, kdrama, asian balljointed dolls, and anything kawaii. I work as a web developer for a small manufacturing company, and I run this blog in my spare time. I also really really like cats (or most any animal really).
And now for the really long version 🙂
About the Author:
Location: PA, USA
Favorite Games: It becomes so hard to choose when you’ve been gaming as long as I have. I tend to have fond memories of games from the 90s when I was growing up. Some of my favorite games include (Click the title to go to my review of each of them (when available))
1.) Lunar (Eternal Blue, Silver Star, etc),
3.) Planescape Torment,
4.) Phantasy Star (3 was my favorite, but they’re all awesome),
5.) Suikoden (2 of course is the best :D),
6.) Chrono (trigger, cross, etc),
7.) Final Fantasy (6, is and will always be, the best in this series. Actually I’m not that keen on the final fantasy series as a whole aside from 6. They are decent, but none of the others would even make my top ten list.)
8.) Growlanser Generations
9.) Dragon Age
10.) Sims (2, 3, and 4. Though, I spend more time modding the sims and creating sims/houses/pets/etc than I do actually playing it lol.)
I could go on and on – seriously. Here are a few honorable mentions off the top of my head in no particular order:
- Willy Beamish
- Popful Mail
- Lufia 1 and 2
- Shining Force
- Dandelion Wishes Brought to You
- Anima Mundi Dark Alchemist
- Atleir Iris (and others in this series)
- Breath of Fire
- Secret of Mana / Evermore / Mana2 / Legend of mana
- Tales of ___ (Destiny, Phantasia, Symphony, etc)
- Radiant Historia
- Tactics Ogre
- Ogre Battle
- Thousand Arms
- Legend of Dragoon
- Lost Odyssey
- Ever 17 (and Never 7 and Remember 11)
- Vanguard Bandits
- Vandal Hearts
- Landstalker / Alundra / Timestalker (aka climaxlanders)
- Banner Saga
- Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side
By no means an exhaustive list. I own (almost) every console since the original nintendo. Though largely lately have been playing more PC games or revisiting my older games. They do not make too many oldschool rpgs these days for the new consoles. I also like mobile and casual gaming because of the large number of otome games and visual novels available for IOS.
Favorite anime: Once again, when you’ve seen as many anime as I have…. lol… I could go on for ages. But I will sum it up with a top ten and the following remark. Largely, I watch almost exclusively shoujo anime. It has not always been like this, but within the last few years, we’ve seen a rise in shoujo anime becoming more available and my tastes have become more niche. It’s a cultural phenomenon just like what happened when cable/satellite tv first came out. We have hundreds of channels, each with a very narrow audience (not many anime channels of course, this isn’t directly related, merely an illustration.), people’s viewing habits changed. they used to watch whatever was on tv. Similarly, when I got into anime back in the 90s, we had very little available. There was no internet at all, and even in the early 2000s, dialup was all that was available for many people, including myself. This meant we didn’t have access to fansubs and had to rely on big companies to license the anime over here. Shoujo anime was almost never licensed since it was even more male dominated back in the 90s than it is now. — Now shoujo is so readily available that there’s more out there than I could even watch in my lifetime. So that’s why I choose to watch shoujo. It’s what I like and there is enough of it around now 🙂 My favorites include…. (Once again if a review exists, you can click the title to check out my review <3)
Peach Girl2.) My Little Monster
3.) Lovely Complex
4.) Aishiteruze Baby
6.) Full Moon Wo Sagashite
8.) Sailor Moon (including both the 90s version and the new Sailor Moon Crystal )
9.) Nagi No Asukara
10.) Wolf Girl and Black Prince
Other Geeky Interests:
I love asian balljointed dolls (as well as obitsu, pure neemo, hujoo, pulip, etc). I own the following sculpts: Dollmore Model F Melissa Baul, Crobidoll Limited Sinbi, Fairyland Minifee MNF Celine Moe Line, Fairyland Moe Line F60 Celine, Ipplehouse Claude, Migidoll Kay 2 (hybrid on Bobobie body for now), Dollzone Demi, Hujoo Dana, Obitsu Gretel, AOD Lele, AOD Mimi.
These dolls are artist dolls. they are fully articulated and self standing, able to pose in all kinds of ways. They come nude, and often unpainted, they are bald and have no eyes. you buy or make hair/eyes/clothes/paint their faces/etc to make them your own. No two are ever alike. It is an amazing and rewarding hobby. I love to photograph my dolls and take them out in public, especially out in nature.
Other Geeky Hobbies:
Boardgames – from designer games to family style games, love em all
CCG (collectible card games)
Technology / Gadgets / etc. I’m a lover of technology, gotta have the latest cellphone, latest laptop, latest tablets, and all the accessories and things that go with it.
I’m also mildly into comics, be they traditional marvel, darkhorse, etc, or of course manga.
I love, love, love korean dramas. Obviously since I love shoujo anime, and the two are so similar that korean dramas are basically like a live action shoujo anime lol. You can check out my Top Ten Kdrama to Make Your Cry Article here, which is basically most of my top ten favorite Kdrama since I like the sad melodrama types.
I love japanese culture/fashion/cosplay/etc. I would totally cosplay (and wear lolita) more if I knew how to sew, and also if I had a better figure for it lol.
I love animals! Especially cats, and it’s not anything to do with my penchant for asian culture (which also stereotypically loves cats). Cats are amazing, especially maine coons! I have *a mixed* one named Milo. He is the biggest cuddle bug ever. 🙂 The love of my life. I have another cat named Sadie, she’s a heinz57 lol (in otherwords, no idea.) she was older/abused when I got her, so she is more standoffish, but enjoys laying on a pillow next to me as I game or blog 🙂 Milo on the other hand, will lay across my chest/arms/shoulders lol. Dogs are ok too, but a lot of work. I’m much more of a cat person lol. 🙂 I also have owned and / or love rabbits, guineapigs, hamsters, ferrets, and chinchillas.
Let’s see what else…. Well my job profession in itself is pretty geeky 🙂 I am a graphic artist / web developer.
I’m really just a big kid, and I’m never ever ever going to grow up :). I love doing things that kids love, like going to amusement parks, water parks, looking at toys, playing with games, collecting things, etc. I’m forever and always young at heart and have a happy, positive and upbeat outlook on life.
I’ve been through some really bad things in life, from being teased and tormented as a youngster, to being in really abusive relationships, to divorce, and losing myself somewhere along the way. The divorce was the best thing to ever happen to me, it made me strong, I love myself now, and demand the same of anyone else who I choose to allow into my life.
I tend to overshare, write really long posts like this, and put my heart on my sleeve. I have a lot of thoughts in my head and like to use the internet to get them out.
I hope to make friends and share my love of geek culture with a side dish of cuteness sprinkled in for good measure. This blog contains things which I love, which I think everyone should love, because they are awesome, just like me 😛 (j/k). Reviews and opinions expressed are my own.