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Castlerook

Castlerook AMA
« on: 01 Sep 2017, 06:21 »

Or the guy formerly known as TheEvilDog.

I'm going to be cooped up at home for the weekend, so inspired by Thrillho and Welu, I thought why not do an AMA.

General things:
Male, He/Him.
Straight.
Born and raised in the Republic of Ireland.
Varied career.
Single.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #1 on: 01 Sep 2017, 10:58 »

Who are you & what have you done to EvilDog?  :x
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #2 on: 01 Sep 2017, 11:39 »

Pinched his avatar and posts, at least!
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #3 on: 01 Sep 2017, 11:46 »

Who are you & what have you done to EvilDog?  :x

He's dead and buried in the cellar. CUE THE MANIACAL LAUGHTER!

Pinched his avatar and posts, at least!

And his bank account too!

Nah, but seriously, TED was a name I'd been using since my late teens (15 years nearly!) and its been one that I've stopped using over the last couple of years. Plus, that guy was such a little shit!

Either that or this is my ultimate form....You folks decide.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #4 on: 01 Sep 2017, 11:57 »

OK, let's get this started (feel free not to answer bcs. 'none of your business/can't be arsed to answer/whatever'):

* Age? (I'm guessing early-to-mid thirties)
* Varied Career sounds interesting - Can we hear more?
* Is this John Travolta in your Avatar-pic?

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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #5 on: 01 Sep 2017, 12:11 »

Well, let's see...

*Born in December 1984
*My first job post-college was Quality Assurance for a laboratory in Cork and then a distillery. Then the Credit Crunch happened and the labs downsized. So I got into business administration - filing documents, that sort of thing. After a year or so, I then got into Tourism for a couple of years, even worked as a manager in the local tourism board and then worked as a training officer for new staff, dealing with Erasmus students. Now I'm the social media manager for a small PR company. So varied enough for just over 10 years.
*No, player created character from Dragon Age Inquisition. I sometimes use it for an icon on forums.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #6 on: 01 Sep 2017, 12:14 »

* Age? (I'm guessing early-to-mid thirties)

It's worth checking people's profiles.  Just because I didn't enable displaying age alongside posts doesn't mean it's not there for a lot of people.
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« Reply #7 on: 01 Sep 2017, 12:17 »

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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #8 on: 01 Sep 2017, 15:46 »

Are you in The Witness Protection Program?
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #9 on: 01 Sep 2017, 15:55 »

No. I think the Irish equivalent would amount to "Here, wear this fake moustache and pretend you're Dave from down the road. They'll never recognise you."
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #10 on: 01 Sep 2017, 18:29 »

Tangentially related, do you have a moustache and if so is it real?
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #11 on: 01 Sep 2017, 18:41 »

I do have a moustache and a beard...well...I did. Trimmed it down this week... Normally I go for heavy stubble for definition or something close to the Balbo beard.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #12 on: 01 Sep 2017, 19:04 »

Off the back of the Dragon Age mention, are video games a big hobby for you? Favourite game?
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« Reply #13 on: 01 Sep 2017, 19:19 »

They're not as large a hobby as they used to be. I mean, I'm a long time gamer and before I really got into video games, I was a tabletop gamer and I'm slipping back into that.

But the question was about video games. So what's my favourite game? That's a difficult one to answer. In fact I don't think I have a particular one. The ones I still really enjoy are:
- Resident Evil franchise, its a simple enough story, but the real reason I still like it is that its an easy stress reliever.
- Dragon Age franchise, just because I love the story and the world, even if they're sometimes poorly implemented.
- Elder Scrolls, mods. I like being able to create a game to my own particular interest.
- Metal Gear Solid franchise, pretty much the characters.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #14 on: 02 Sep 2017, 03:30 »

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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #15 on: 02 Sep 2017, 07:05 »

Don't you be bringing your puns here, jealous because I'm beardiful.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #16 on: 02 Sep 2017, 09:32 »

Are you into chess?
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #17 on: 02 Sep 2017, 09:55 »

You're not the first person to ask that.

I tried many, many, many years ago to get into chess, but an overly competitive principal kinda quashed that interest.
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #19 on: 02 Sep 2017, 16:55 »

OMG!!!


IT'S JOHN WICK!!!!!!!!
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Re: Castlerook AMA
« Reply #21 on: 03 Sep 2017, 13:56 »

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