Lali ho! Those of you keeping track of my recent activites will know I've recently hacked my PS2 and then spent an age trying to find the ISO of Dancing Stage/DDR Fusion for my girlfriend Heather, who's a massive fan of the series, and Fusion in particular. Well, thanks to a kindly donation of the actual game from my neighbour, who strangely doesn't care that I'm borrowing her game simply to copy it, I now have said ISO patched, burned and working 100%. Well, aside from the unlockable songs, got a LONG way to go before we unlock everything. Well, what I may have neglected to mention is that I've played the game before. I learned to play when the game first came out so my now thankfully ex girlfriend had someone to play with. And I've been a gamer my entire life, so I got pretty good at it. And now I've played against Heather and kinda annoyed her. 'Cause even though she's been playing the series since day one, I'm better at Fusion than her. The DDR series is sort of a guilty pleasure of mine. It's not well known that I can AAA* every song on every difficulty, either with the mat or a standard control pad. And I got to thinking. We all have these little guilty pleasures. Be it a game series we'd rather people not know we play, or anime we watch, music we love but wouldn't ever admit to listening to, etc. So what are your guilty pleasures? Since I started all this, I'll start us off. - My MP4 player currently contains pretty much every song from every Final Fantasy game, and over 100 songs from the DDR emulator I downloaded for my ex. I don't care, I like the songs. The Final Fantasy music I put on when I'm trying to sleep. I suffer from nightmares but the music helps me dream of previous adventures instead. The DDR songs just have catchy beats. - My nickname is Blaze because my friend Amelia presumed I'd picked the name of the character from Ace Combat Squadron Leader myself. I've grown so fond of being referred to by that name that if you call me by my real name, chances are I won't even acknowledge you. To that end I have a one-of-a-kind 'Ghosts of Razgriz' patch sewn on to the right shoulder of my leather jacket. - I wear a Final Fantasy 7 'Soldier First Class' dog tag around my neck because when I was in the Air Cadets I actually was a Soldier First Class, so my friends gave it to me as a joke. It carries such sentimental value that until recently I never removed it. I've only taken it off now because after so many years of constant wear, it's pretty much wrecked and if it gets wet, it reacts with my skin and I get blue patches on my chest. I normally keep it hidden under my shirt because I've been called a geek way too many times for wearing it. - It's not well documented amongst my social circle that following an arguement about FF7's ending I wrote a fanfic to clear up the loose ends. Fanfic writers are generally looked down on, probably thanks to the endless supply of crappy 'what if Sephiroth came to my high school?' fics written by dumb 13 year old fangirls. Because of that I don't tend to mention it very often, even though I'm proud of my work. - I attend those LARP events every now and then. EVERYONE laughs at me when I mention it. But F it. I'm pretty much born to use a sword and I don't get much opportunity to use one in real life thanks to that pesky 'no murder' law that spoils all my plans for my work colleagues. So I make the time to go whenever I can. I don't go apeshit and dress up in expensive costumes or anything, but I do kick ass in the wars. - I play Magic The Gathering, Warhammer 40K, and I'll be starting up a character for D+D next time I attend. Mentioning any game not along the lines of CoD, Halo or GTA in this city is tantamount to saying 'I'm a huge fucking geek, please kick the shit out of me'. So I generally don't mention them. Those are a few of mine. What are yours? Feel free to post if you have the courage to stand up and say 'this is what I like, fuck you if you want to argue about it'.