Nicknames: From my family: T4, Geoghegan, Geoghegansito, Goog, Googy, Valentin,
Nicolas, come mierda. (Origins: Various variations of my name, mistaking me for my uncle, or the dog that died the year I was born, and a Spanish insult.)
From friends: none ever stuck, but I have been called a "motherfucking bastard" a hell of a lot.
Online Aliases: Wifflecat, Viewtiful Geo, (& Years ago: Chibicrown, chibiwasabi, GeomanX, a bunch of names from Chrono Trigger back in the early 90s)
Location: Rockville, MD
Occupation: Unemployed (AGAIN) and wannabe video game producer.
Area of Expertise: Tracking down info, finding things, map grid memorization, solving problems in ways people don't expect them to be solved. If being an 80s PI stereotype could actually work in real life, I'd be golden.
Hobbies: Video Games, politics, fixing shit when it goes wrong, puzzles, manga/anime/comics, wandering around.
Favorite Quote: "I don't know you! I have no idea what crazy shit you're going to do next. Just when I think I have a handle on it, you do something so insane, that not a single thing from all your years is a prediction." ---Mom. (I love you too)
Favorite Food: Ropa Vieja with congri, a side salad (light olive oil/salt) and homemade flan.
Favorite kind of music: Anything, from any genre, that gets the blood pumping. (Whiny crap or sappy songs about the lead singer's ex-girlfriend get smashed to bits)
Favorite Book: Books piss me off, but if I had to read anything, it would be the collected works of Aristophanes.
Favorite Movie: Kill Bill 1+2. (Only movie to ever make me feel in my SOUL, someone had to die. Wasn't until the second movie...I'll let people guess the moment.)
Favorite Game(s): Viewtiful Joe, Mega Man Series, Ratchet and Clank series. UN Squadron and it's spiritual successor Carrier Air Wing, Chrono Trigger, Gradius, and various Mario and Sonic games. If it involves a good pace, and skimps on cutscenes/story, I tend to like it.
Favorite Website: live.twit.tv You'll learn more in 10 minutes than anywhere else about a variety of topics, and get clued into what's really going on in tech. Other guilty pleasures include cracked (history major) newgrounds (all the awesome flash XBL/PSN titles...have a freaking nexus) I also scan headlines on various political websites.
Most frightened of: A modern equivalent of the destruction of the ancient Library of Alexandria.
Most Embarrassing Moment: While not paying attention to a conversation, (when the topic drifted from sex) I blurted out "Oh, I have no idea, I'm a Virgin."
Happiest Moment: The one I'm in right now. The rest are dead and buried by time. Also, the future and the past can go and engage in the lamest 69 in History)
A Vivid Childhood Memory: 2 that cemented the kind of person I'd become once in 1st and once in 2nd grade.
1st Grade: We had an assignment to say why we were special. I refused. The priest thought I was depressed and had no self esteem. I stayed in all recess, and finally revealed my reluctance was because I didn't want to tell an authority figure he was wrong to give out that assignment.
2nd grade: I posted the full story a long time ago, but the summary is this: A class bully wanted to create a club where everyone did what he said. I refused to "eat mud." I created my own club. Next recess, he ordered everyone to kick my ass. I fought back. I got detention because the dumb bitch teacher believed the class "cry on cue" kid. (I lost my reluctance to ever tell people in charge they were wrong soon after)
Your "good deed" of the century: I may be arrogant, but I'm not that arrogant. If I do a good deed, it's because it's gotta get done.
Guilty Pleasure(s): Pornographic humor. Cute things. Scotch.
If you had 1 wish, what would it be and why?: I'm not going to waste wishes on things humanity can and SHOULD solve. So I'll waste it on giving all women the ability to change the size of their breasts at will.
When refilling your toilet paper, do you prefer it over or under?: People bother to do that?
Would be voted "Most Likely to...": Become Pope or the Antichrist. (Actual clamins in elementary school. My lame superlative in high school was "Class Video Gamer." Though on the senior year front page the question was asked "Does anybody EVER know what Tom Geoghegan is doing?"
What color are most of your socks?: Black.
What would be the title of a tell-all book about you?: "We finally got the bastard."
What do you spend too much time doing?: Arguing and Thinking.
Most treasured possession: As of right now? My gametes.
What's always on your grocery list?: Milk.
The thing you like best about yourself: This n' that.
The thing you like least about yourself: Motherfucking joint pain.
What should never be discussed in polite company (if anything)?: Remember what the Kurgan said to the Highlander in the Church. Yeah, anything like that.
Favorite hero (Fictional or Factual): I don't have any.
Favorite villain (Fictional or Factual): Villains are spoiled little brats.
Favorite forum thread at Thegameheroes.com, this very moment: The crybaby Ralph one, really hit the imaginations of the GH crew.
If you were to have a plate in your head, which metal would you choose and why?: Whichever one will still let me get an MRI.
Cake or pie?: Pie
What was your first console?: NES
Your first game for that first console?: SMB/Duck Hunt (GRAY zapper)
Nerdiest moment: I got a $10 dollar bill from 1933, and showed it off at a campaign office to people saying "so?" Friggin scientists...
If you were a superhero/villain, which member of the forum would you choose to be your sidekick/henchman, or vise versa?: Anyone plucky enough to prove they're up to the task of being my sidekick would get it. I'm more "Year One" these days anyway.
If you were playing a tabletop RPG, who would you pick to be your DM?: I have never, in my life, played a tabletop RPG. I couldn't make it past the creation phase where I fell asleep while trying to do stats.
If you were one of Dr. Wily's Master Robots, which one would you be and why?: I'm such a damn Mega Man nerd, That I know, technically, I can't pick any robots from MM1, 4,6, 9 and 10. (or from mm+B) Shadow Man. He looks human enough to wander around aimlessly if he needs to, and has all the skills of a friggin ninja. Plus his weakness is so damn annoying to pull off, it's not even halfway funny.
Any final thoughts before this wraps up?: Bacon is awesome. There is a dessert called Tocino del Cielo. "Bacon from heaven." Think about how awesome it must be if you've never had it.
Favorite booze: Scotch.
Favorite console: Tie SNES and PS2
Favorite comic: Deadpool
Favorite anime: I know it's fucking cliche, but Cowboy Bebop is STILL motherfuckin' awesome. Only show I've ever watched that made me cry.
Favorite manga: Cromartie High School and Yotsuba&
Favorite character: Goku... I love how damn happy that dude is. I wish I could be a fraction of his joy and work ethic.
Favorite dance: Any one that a woman does seductively.
Favorite forum: Considering how much time I spend here...this one!
Favorite member: Psycho Gorilla, just for teaching me how awesome classic DK was.
Favorite song: Welcome to the Jungle
Favorite band: Not any bands, But Bear McCreary and Yoko Kanno make music that hits my soul at every angle.
Favorite podcast: Tell 'Em Steve Dave. I love salty people.
Favorite salutation: Hey man, howsit going? (followed by 'zup and yooooooooo)
Favorite (forum) rank: Daxter "I miss pants" ---I never wanted to leave that rank.
Favorite skank: Hate skanks, prefer the "evil cunt" variety: if Christina Hendricks played the Baroness from GI JOE, I'd be a happy, happy man.
Favorite bank: Snoopy piggy bank from my grandmother.
Favorite tank: Shagohod
Favorite wank: Score Magazine
Favorite yank: Dead- Tie: Teddy Roosevelt and Fred Rogers Living- Leo Laporte, one of the last few honest people broadcasting/netcasting today.
Favorite Hank: Hank Aaron... don't know why. I've never followed sports. Just first Hank that came to mind
Any last words to wrap up this abomination of a member spotlight?http://www.splicd.com/CtgA-FWu_10/88/92
Don't forget to ask ViewtifulGeo any additional questions you may have here in the thread!