3-PG is a community. The community is what makes us what we are, so the great people that make up our community is what makes us great! We have occasionally used the Community Spotlight featurette to focus everyone's attention on a select few that continually go above and beyond in making our community what it is. We like to give them a chance to shine in the sun, and enjoy some of the gratitude we feel towards them. And this gives us a chance to get to know these stellar people a bit more as well.
We all appreciate E1evenRed, his recent round of great reviews, and his company on TeamSpeak... but also his great attitude, welcome camaraderie, gracious manner, and his willingness to kick the other team's butt when we really want him to. As an added bonus, E1evenRed has accepted a position on our staff to help coordinate our creative writing competitions as well as continued article and review publications on our front site. Please put your hands together and welcome E1evenRed as our new "Community Scribe". To give him a High Five of your own, comment below or head over to our forum post to congratulate and raz him.
With the Community Spotlight, our appreciation, and our thanks, our nominee will also receive our limited edition 3-PG medal as well as the game Dead Island on Steam.
Profession: Retail, aspiring writer
Hobby: Writing, video games, horror, hobby games
First Joined 3PG: Spring 2009, though I'd wandered in occasionally before that when it was called Crazy TF2. I have memories of some wild nights in the melee barn.
What drew you to 3PG and why did you stay: The mods made the game. It was faster, more intense, and more fun. Back then it used to be busy up through the wee hours. I remember being online at 5:30 in the morning with four other people. The other team was a pair of engies, and they choked us on the whole map in one tiny room. Son of a bitch.
But it was the people that made me stay when I got bored!
Whats you favorite thing about the community: It's not just about TF2. I play WoW with these guys, I've played Terraria and Minecraft and competitive Dungeons of Dredmor with them, and two different kinds of Worms. We've raged against zombies together and stayed up late in the night laughing and telling stories about awful customer service and Chib's Adventures in Drinking. I came in for the fast respawn and cloaking. I stayed in for all of you.
Favorite TF2 Class: Spy, demo, pyro
Favorite Weapon in Worms: In Reloaded, it's the Earthquake or the Blowtorch. In Ultimate Mayhem, it's the Alien Abduction. That shit is hilarious. Screw sentries.
Favorite Game (Besides TF2): What a loaded question. Based on what? What I've played the most? Ragnarok Online. The one I respect the most? Amnesia. What would be the best game in the universe if they fixed the bugs? Tie between DCUO and Dead Rising. Super Mario World, Arkham City, System Shock 2, Mass Effect 2, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Favorite Console (or Handheld): Super Nintendo
Favorite Movie: Any pre-90's John Carpenter: Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China. Also Trick 'r' Treat. Kung Fu Hustle. The Blues Brothers. Anything with Gene Wilder.
Favorite Super Hero: Batman, Gambit, Harvey Birdman
Favorite Book: Dandelion Wine, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Favorite Band: Dragonforce, Coheed and Cambria, Tom Waits
Favorite Quote: "Oh, God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play, and it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen." -Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Favorite Class (When you were in school): Cartooning class. Yeah, even more than creative writing.
Favorite TV Show: Mystery Science Theater 3000, 2004-2007 era Adult Swim
Favorite Comic: Uncanny X-Men, Batman
Favorite Color: Storm Blue
Favorite ? (anything else you really enjoy, TV show, hobby, etc): Favorite Food! Tacos, Pizza, Funnel Cakes, iced coffee!
Muppet Character most identified with: I wish it were Rowlf, but it's probably more like Gonzo.
Dog or Cat person: Black cats or big dogs. I'm easy.
And finally, what is your "big" dream or what do you want to be when you grow up: I want to be the first President of the Internet.
Until then, I want to eventually take my writing pro. But hell, even if that falls through, I'd be happy doing anything as long as I'm doing it for myself. I'm majoring in entrepreneurship, and I have a great deal of respect for anyone who is their own boss.