Izzie: AKA Izziebot, Izzie-bot, IzzieBytes, Izari, or just Isa (confused yet?)
‘ello, world! I’m an all-around geek living in the greater Boston metropolitan area. I currently work in the publishing industry as a graphic designer doing layouts, ads, and other fun stuff for the magazines I’m employed with. I also have experience in photography, image editing, and web design. It’s great fun and I’m extremely lucky to be working in the field I graduated from and love so much. My interests vary greatly from video and table-top gaming, foods, politics, social issues, and more. So you’re likely to find pretty much a bit of everything here.
As far as gaming goes, I’m predominately an MMO connoisseur (aka obsessed) with a disposition to RPGs. A fan of PvP, my favorite games are Guild Wars, League of Legends, and Minecraft and I’m 98% likely to be found on one of these games at any given moment. Other gaming obsessions include Starcraft, Yahtzee, and Settlers. I also enjoy console fighting games like Soul Calibur, Super Smash Bros. and Tekken. On the off-chance I’m playing an MMOFPS, I’m the one running around screaming and shooting brick walls.
I’m known as Izari in the Guild Wars community and run a community blog TalkTyria, and I frequent many of Guild Wars’ forums and sites, like Guild Wars Guru, Guild Wars 2 Forums, IncGamers, and others. I’m also fairly active on Twitter, so feel free to check that out!
I love to attend conventions: I’ve been terrorizing them since I was 16 and have recently ventured into the gaming expos as well. I plan to go to as many as I can possibly afford and take tons of pictures, report on, and of course, game the weekends away!
I’ve been going a bit more free-form here; I’ll pretty much write about whatever comes to mind which usually will be about gaming culture, food, life on the East Coast metropolis and artsy things. But anything is pretty much game.
History: I started this blog about five years ago on a terrible site called Greatest Journal and when Guild Wars was my main MMO. At first I wanted to simply document all the stupid shit I did online, but eventually I thought I’d expand my horizons. Greatest Journal imploded so I moved to Insane Journal, a relocation that was very short lived.
While there, I made a 2nd blog for Warcraft and eventually decided it was pretty stupid to have a separate blog for every game on a site that was worse than Geoshities.
I then settled with blogger/blogspot for it’s ease of use and link to my Google account. In the move I imported all 4 years of internet tomfoolery from both games and beyond into one, festering cesspit for you, the internet, to enjoy. After another two years I would made my way over to WordPress. Not even a year later, I bought this domain. And so the blog is here as you see it, still mostly a record of my stupidity on the internet and in real life.
Future: My hopes are to work for a publication, either print or digital, that centers around something I’m truly interested in. I currently work at a boating magazine which is all fine and dandy but I will never afford a boat (and the world is probably better off without me behind the helm of one!) and I have no idea what “starboard side” means. Even though I’m predominately a designer and artist, I also love writing and am taking the blog-mania as an opportunity to hone my skills and get my thoughts out there (not too bad for someone with no formal training, right? Right??)
Until then, I hope those who come across this twisted piece of the massive blogosphere can get a good chuckle, leave a comment, and come back for more.