Who am I?
My name is Tintin. I’m 17 years old as of the start of this blog in 2016. Born, raised and living in Brisbane, Australia, I am a university student currently studying Bachelor of Medical Imaging at the Queensland University of Technology. I am Vietnamese and proud to be…even though I can hardly speak Viet, let alone write or read it (hahahaha…). I have also been diagnosed with clinical depression, and gotten away with lying about being on the road to recovery.
What do I like?
Gaming…as much as I hate conforming to stereotypes, this one is true.
I currently play Warframe (PC – Steam), Rainbow Six: Siege (PC -Steam), and Black Squad (PC – Steam).
Also, I used to play Warface (PC – Steam), Blacklight: Retribution (PC – Steam), Age of Wushu Dynasty (iOS/Android), Smite (PC – Steam), Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links (iOS/Android), Dragonfable (PC – Web), Team Fortress 2 (PC – Steam), and Love Live! School Idol Festival (iOS/Android). And don’t get started on all the XBOX 360 games I have!
Steam Name: Dispatch009
I watch YouTube videos related to gaming, science, maths and music too! Channels I subscribe to include SciShow, Veritasium, Numberphile, Periodic Videos, CrashCourse, Let’s Play, BrownMan, TetraNinja, TheGameTheorists, TryHardNinja, TheAuZZieGamer, and NateWantsToBattle.
Finally, I like singing. Not that I’d say I’m good at it, but I did have a Facebook and Twitter page (though I didn’t post any ACTUAL content) since it is just a work in progress. Music tastes include bands like Bastille, The Eagles, Fall Out Boy, and μ’s; anime OSTs like Reluctant Heroes, The Hero, and Time to Say Goodbye (by Jeff Williams & Casey Lee Williams); and miscellaneous artists like Michael Buble, Celine Dion, and Ronan Keating.
Oooh! On a related note, I enjoy watching anime, though I’ve kinda found my favourite already. It’s a music-oriented anime franchise called Love Live!
It’s a franchise that has voice actresses who perform musical performances just like a Japanese pop girl group. The twist is the performers are also the voices actresses in the anime series (of which there are two: Love Live! School Idol Project and Love Live! Sunshine). The songs are the main cream of the crop, and they are the reason why I LOVE Love Live! (Bad jokes aside…)
What do I usually do day to day?
I don’t work…I just study or game my life away. When I’m at uni, I usually head to lectures or the QUT eSports Arena to play some Rainbow Six: Siege. If not, then I’m listening to podcasts like Cortex, Hello Internet, The Unmade Podcast and Upgrade.
In first and second-year, I used to constantly on Age of Wushu: Dynasty (AoWD) trying to level up while I’m in lectures or while studying (thank the Heavens for auto-running). If not, I would either be at home watching YouTube videos, actually studying, or playing Love Live! School Idol Festival (LLSIF) when there was an event on.
Oh, and I’ve recently started watching anime and reading manga/webcomics (for the first time since I was 10). Currently not watching anything, but some things I’d recomend are Love Live! Sunshine (Season Two now complete) and a webcomic called Memories of the Haunted. Oooh, and if you like the web-comic, please take a look at FruitTartz who co-created it. His DeviantArt gallery and Facebook page are linked.