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Meet the PokeCommunity'ers #18: Omicron (Beirut, GU Comics, Dovahbear) [Daily Bloggity Entry #273]

Posted March 27th, 2016 at 1:00 PM by El Héroe Oscuro



Omicron
Meet the PokeCommuntiy'ers #18

"Meet the PokeCommunity'ers" is a series of the Daily Bloggity in which I have a one-on-one with specific members of PC in which we can get to know them more. All responses are in their own words, and questions were made on a general basis. If you would like to see a specific user in the next edition, comment below! This will be a weekly series appearing in the Daily Bloggity at 5 PM Eastern Time every Sunday.

Date: 27 March 2016
Time: 11:12 AM ET
Mood: Embracing my inner Ron Burgandy

When did you become a member of PokeCommunity and how did you come across it?

I joined back in March 2010. I had always been a fan of Pokémon, but I hadn't played any of the games prior to that year because my parents wouldn't allow me to have a handheld device. My first game was Platinum and I was getting wrecked by Cynthia at the E4, so I joined PC to get help on beating her.

So your first game was Pokemon Platinum huh? Considering you had joined th game I suppose "late" in the series, was it hard to get accustomed to how the game worked compared to someone who had been playing since Gen 1?

I don't think so. I already knew a lot of the mechanics of the game and had played parts of previous games with a cousin. I also owned Pokémon XD and Pokémon Colosseum, so I already knew how most things worked, including type charts.

What is the significance or origin behind your username? Past usernames?

I wanted a cool xbox gamertag and eventually settled on omicronhuh. Omicron because I like the ring the Greek letter has. But Omicron was taken. At the time I had also been to a trip to cancun and learned that iguanas were called huh in Mayan and that they believed that they were the guardians of the earth, similar to cats for egyptians. So I just mashed those together. I was 10, okay. I use Omicron if it is available and omicronhuh on places where it isn't.

If it's any consolation, I think your username is pretty unique and has some cool history behind it. Don't worry that you were 10 when you made it haha. Do you think you'd ever see yourself changing your username to something else? If so, have any ideas as to what that may be?

Oh, I still love it, haha. It's just that the reasoning behind the username was completely random and I don't think I would get to something like that right now.

And yes, I have considered changing to Megido and use that in some games already. It's the last name of my favorite Homestuck character.

Which forum do you see yourself gravitating towards the most and why?

Trade Corner, because I moderate it and love it! Otherwise, The Underground. I've been having a lot of fun playing Mafia games the last months.

As a Moderator of the Trade Corner, do you have any tips or tricks for newcomers coming into your section? For instance, I think we both know that it could be daunting coming in and seeing RNC's massive trade thread looming over everyone else's haha.

It's hard not to be intimidated by such massive shops, haha. But it usually is a non issue, if you want to set up a shop and you think it might be too small or non successful when you compare it to larger, older ones, it's important to remember that many people seeking to trade are also sometimes intimidated by those shops and would rather trade with smaller ones. Always keep´growing your selection, and your shop could be as large as the other ones in no time. Probably not as large as RNC's, though. :p

If you could make any improvement to the site, what would it be and why? If you can't think of anything, what would you like to stay consistent?

There's not much I wouldn't change that isn't being worked on right now, and I don't want to spoil anything so I'll remain quiet on the subject. I just want the great users to stay.

If you could moderate any other section on PokeCommunity, which section which you choose and why? What would be the section you would least like to moderate?

The section I'd least like to moderate would probably be Anime and Manga, since I don't know/enjoy it so much. I've seen two animes and that's it. This might change in the future, but not for now.

There's plenty of sections I could probably enjoy moderating, but I don't have the activity in any of them for that now, haha. I'm not sure if I could choose one.

Daily Music - "Poscards From Italy" by Beirut
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What were these two animes that you've seen? Would you recommend them to other users?

One Punch Man and Madoka Magica. OPM was brilliant, I would definitely recommend it to everyone. It is a great show with great humor. Madoka Magica was also great. A friend kept telling me how Madoka Magica was basically an anime version of Goethe's Faust and how I should watch it. It is a great anime. The music is brilliant, the animation is gorgeous and the characters are very well developed. It is also very dark (even though it is a magical girl anime. haha) and just great overall. I would also recommend it, definitely.

Who would you consider a role model for yourself, in real life and/or on PC?

A friend of mine that has so much initiative. He has done a lot with his life and is 18 years old.

What has he done so far in his life that has garnished your praise for him?

He is a very independent person. He always has very clear what he needs, wants and how to achieve both. He has his priorities straight. He recently decided he wants to move. He is moving to Australia in a few months. He wants to work and settle and then try to study there. He knows no one there and is doing this alone. He just turned 18 years old. I would probably be terrified of doing that and I admire him for this.

What is your favorite pokemon and why?

Lapras! I love its design and the personality it was given in the show. I love it.

What are your opinions on Pokemon Sun and Moon, as they were just recently announced?

I'm really excited about them! I have a feeling I'll enjoy them thoroughly. Otherwise, I don't have much of an opinion on them because there's very little info about them out right now. I love learning about the games in the time between when they are announced and when they are released.

If you were granted a wish and could wish for anything - besides more wishes and more genies - what would you wish for and why?

Tough question. It would depend on the situation, but I would probably wish for the ability to fly. would make traveling the world easier.

Anywhere in particular where you think you'd want to fly to first once you obtain those powers?

I don't know. I probably would fly to the nearest mountain range. I believe that mountains are the best landscape to appreciate from the air. It's a beautiful sight.

What is your favorite video game or series and why?

The Elder Scrolls! I love fantasy and the Elder Scrolls took everything I love and made it a game. I love its deeply intricate lore, the great gameplay, the awesome storylines, everything.

You know, there are actually a lot of rumors circulating this year's E3 that Bethesda might announce the next installment in the Elder Scrolls series. What would you personally like to see in the next game? This can be new concepts, concepts staying the same, etc. etc.

I honestly wouldn't mind a bigger skyrim with better graphics and a different plot. That game was perfect. I would love to see a game located on Valenwood or Argonia. If Valenwood, I'd love to see more options of were-transformations. In skyrim, some books mention that weresharks, werevultures and werebats can be found in Valenwood. That would be super cool. I also want to see how they take on the migrating forests. In Argonia, I would like for them to expand on the origins of the Argonians and the Black Marsh.

But most importantly, I want the spells to be as similar as Skyrim as possible, especially Destruction spells. Skyrim's magic system was such an upgrade compared to Oblivion's, in my opinion. I'd like to use magic more like in Skyrim than like Oblivion in combat.

Daily Comic - "Quests" by Woody Hearn of GU Comics
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Who is your favorite video game character and why?

Serana from the Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC. I'm not sure why. I love her personality, she's very cool and a badass. She is also a vampire.

What did you think of that DLC as a whole? As a person who has also played that DLC, I think it's safe to say that the idea was a little bit out there in terms of the actual world eh?

I love the DLC. I love TES's lore and seeing Snow Elves alive and all of that was great. Better werewolf perks would've been better, though. Vampire Lords are so much more powerful than werewolves. :(

I also loved the background on what happens to souls trapped in soul stones.

What would you say is your dream vacation?

Right now, I'd love to visit Greece. I'd like to go to Meteora, to Corfu to try and find the beaches Gerald Durrell described in his books, to Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Delphi, all the ruins, Crete. Everywhere. That's the place I want to visit the most right now. Traveling the world is what I want the most in my life.

Do you think that traveling the world is something that can be obtained? I've heard many people talk about doing it, but - in my opnion - I find that very few people actually follow through with it.

I don't think you can feasibly travel the entire world. I want to visit a lot of places all over the world. I want to get to know different cultures and see all the different landscapes. Eat all kinds of food. Vistis cities, beaches and forests all around the world. Visit jungles and temples, caves, waterfalls, lakes and everything that is able to put a smile in my face. I want to travel the world, maybe not entirely, but as much as I can.

And if nothing major occurs, I'm sure I'll be able to. I already started a savings account reserved for that purpose.

Who is your favorite artist/song?

A favorite song would be impossible for me to pick. It's constantly changing and no song ever is #1, it's always several songs that I absolutely love. Postcards From Italy by Beirut and Cough Syrup by Young the Giant are very close, though.

My favorite band is without a doubt Beirut. Love them so much. They're an indie rock/world music band. I love their sound and the best concerts I've been to have been Beirut's. Crazy good atmosphere.

Those are all very good bands! Have you seen any of them live before? What are some bands that you have seen live/would love to see one day?

I haven't seen Young the Giant live and I'd love to. I'm dying for the opportunity to arise. Soon, hopefully!

But I've seen Beirut live twice and both have been great experiences. Best concerts I've been to, by far.

Besides Beirut, I have also seen Coldplay, Keane, Muse, U2, Maroon 5, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Travis, CHVRCHES, Halsey, Richard Ashcroft, Kiesza, Kygo, Damon Albarn, Foster The People, Kasabian, The Kooks, HAIM, Sam Smith, James Bay, Rixton, Robert Delong, Quadron, Palma Violets, The XX and The Dandy Warhols.

I go to a lot of concerts and music festivals, as you can see, haha.

What would you say is your favorite TV or cartoon to watch as a kid?
My favorite show probably was Zaboomafoo. I loved that show so much as a kid.
My favorite cartoon is Adventure Time, even though I was not a kid anymore when it started airing. Love the show.

Tell us more about Zaboomafoo. I personally know what it's about, but I think some of our younger readers might not exactly know what show is. And part 2 of this question is what makes this show likeable for you personally?

Zoboomafoo was a show about a lemur of the same name. It was set in a place called Animal Junction and Zoboomafoo would be there with the two Kratt Brothers. Each episode had a theme, baby animals for example, and it was an educational show about animals and nature. I loved that show as a kid. The theme was a big factor on my love for it. I've always loved animals and learning about them has always been a fascination of mine. It was also a cute show.

Daily Video - "Dovahbear Part 1 (Skyrim Cartoon)" by animator Bowz
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Outside of PokeCommunity, what are your favorite hobbies? What interests you?

I love reading, listening and playing music and gardening. I also love spending time with my dogs.

I would like to pick on different hobbies but I haven't found the time/place to do so. I'd love to take dance lessons sometime, enology classes sound really interesting, and I would love to practice falconry seriously.

What kind of dogs do you have?

I have two dogs. An Akita named Toru and a Westie named Terry. Toru is like a very large, fluffy teddy bear.

Playing music? You can play an instrument?

I used to play the Saxophone! I stopped playing due to several reasons, but I have been trying to slowly get back to it. I also play the Harmonica.

Falconry? Seriously? I feel like you're hiding something here haha. Tell us more about this hobby of yours.

One of my neighbors practices falconry. She is a vet and has several birds, including a Harris's Hawk. She practices falconry and I've gone on some trips with her and it is such a cool sport. You develop a close bond with the bird of prey and it is awesome. I know the basics of it and would like to someday practice it fully.

What would you like to do as a profession one day?

I'd like to work as a software engineer. I'd love to work for Spotify. 8)

Want to give a shoutout to a fellow PC'er?

I'd like to give a shout out to everyone on the Battle Server! Thanks for making my days more enjoyable.

What kind of questions do you have for Omicron? Who would you like to see next? Comment below and I'll make it happen!

‡ As always, the "Daily Bloggity" is self written by myself and includes just some of my opinions on different mediums. If you have a subject that you might want me to touch on, feel free to PM me or comment below! I would love to hear some of your ideas! And remember, rate each entry so I can know what you guys like and what to improve on! Tune in tomorrow at 5PM Eastern Time for the next edition of the "Daily Bloggity!" Cheers! ‡

- El Héroe Oscuro

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  1. Old Comment
    Nah's Avatar
    psyduckin hell I remember Zoboomafu

    and Omi how/why exactly did you get into faloncry?

    as for who next do like, idk, Harley or Live or something if you haven't already

    also Dawnguard was great
    Posted March 27th, 2016 at 2:36 PM by Nah Nah is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Omicron's Avatar
    <3

    My family has always loved everything animals. My father has had more pets, many weird ones too, in his life than I can recall. Animals are a frequent conversation topic. He printed a falconry magazine once and we liked the concept and all that very much. My brother and I read about it and liked it, but didn't really think much further about it. Then we were walking in the park and saw one of our neighbors with a Harris's Hawk and started chatting with her and that was that.
    Posted March 28th, 2016 at 1:43 AM by Omicron Omicron is offline
 
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