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Subject: The Gun Insider: Heart of the Lion Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:05 am
Hello, ladies & gentleman! This time in the GUN insider we bring you an interview with one of the main writers of this article series, who loves GUN til death and is one of the most active staff members we've ever had. He goes by the name of @William Lionheart
Credits go to the interview crew and to keat for spell checking
Q: Hello there, would you like to introduce yourself?
WL: SALUTATIONS! Have to say having an interview that I used to do isn’t really the weirdest thing I’ve done. Anyhow my name is William as you could’ve guessed and I live in Belgium in the province of Antwerp. I finished my last education as Security Guard but currently work as a shop clerk, due to not being hired as a Security Guard. I’m a PC gamer by heart and have been playing games by myself from age 6 up till now. I’ve been in a few roleplaying communities before for games like Jedi Academy and The Specialists mod for Half-Life. There have been times where I was part of a modding community participating as beta-tester and multiple times eventually became the project leader. Mostly after everybody else gave up and I tried to keep the train on tracks.
Q: So, what brought you to G.U.N?
WL: Well awhile back I was looking for mods for my next NV play through on the Nexus and while I was looking into the mod Heroes of the Apocalypse 2.0 http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/58717/? By @dragbody I tried to find more of his work. This lead me to DeviantArt and from there I found out he was active on the Gaming Underground Network. When I finally arrived, I was at first a little hesitant to join at first due to the fact I do not like to register at many places. Yet after some thought, I decided to give it a try. I didn’t even start looking into the mods and actually became a part of the community instead. I only ever tried a mod WAY after being promoted to Colonial
Q: What could you tell us about your hobbies?
I love to read: Be it Sci-fi, Horror (I’ve read the works of Edgar Allan Poe), Fantasy (Warcraft) Marvel Comics, Manga’s and Detective stories (Read every story of Sherlock Holmes and love reading Poirot)
I like to go out and walk: Especially when the weather is good, just put on my music and I’ll take long walks.
A long time ago now I used to do some photoshop edits myself but I quit that because I found my skills too lacking for my taste. It was fun while it lasted but not only did I fuck up my eyesight with it, I often kept seeing uncolored pixels even when it was so far zoomed out it was barely noticeable. I ended up sitting maybe an inch from my screen with my eyes just to see the little mistakes I kept seeing.
Though I replaced my photoshopping days with guitar play, which I’ve been doing for the past 3-4 years now. As I like to read I also like to write but guess that one’s obvious now :p I’ve also picked up a joy in running long distances, which came to be due to Security training and I ran the Antwerp 10 miles last year. Though due to bad shoes and feet problems I’m still recuperating.
And lastly, I love to play video games, I mean duh.
Q: So, you play the guitar? What made you decide to actually buy one and practice?
WL: For a couple of years since my last high school years, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to learn to play the violin as a romantic thing to do if you have a girlfriend. Though a violin isn’t cheap let alone the lessons so that was only left as thoughts. Awhile later a friend of mine introduced me to Metalocalypse the metal cartoon featuring the band Dethklok. I was listening more to Metallica at that time than before and I actually wanted to start to play the guitar. So, one day that same friend showed me Rocksmith 2014 and told me to get it. I waited till I had enough money to purchase the Rocksmith Guitar package and right when I had it, it was no longer available. Though after few days waiting and monitoring one site, in particular, I managed to grab it right before it got sold out again. I have to say it was the best purchase I made for my birthday ever and 3 years later I still enjoy playing it. Though when I went to my friend’s place to celebrate his birthday I did not expect to go home with his first guitar. An improvement upon my first guitar.
My first guitar, I never thought of giving it a name at the time so I just nickname it Black for it's looks
This is the guitar I received from my friend, he is a borderlands fan so it's kinda obvious where the name comes from
Q: Do you want to achieve anything with your guitar skills?
WL: Yeah, I actually do want to, it may be farfetched and sound crazy to most people. But I really want to become a great guitarist one day. I won’t do it for the money but just be able to play the guitar because I love to do it and share my love for it with other people. Though I would show off at school reunions :p
Q: So, is there any particular form of music you like?
WL: I mostly like Metal and it’s all variations, many variations of Rock, but I also enjoy other styles too. My mood for music varies from time to time. Fallout made me appreciate older songs and artists. For example Dion & The Belmont’s, Elvis Presley, The Inkspots and Frank Sinatra. I took over most music from my brother but ended up developing my own taste. I grew up mostly listening to Linkin Park, who are to this day, still my favorite band. Though I don’t listen to them that much anymore, compared to on a daily basis back in high school. People complain about how they changed, but I still like them and their music. They try something new, though it sometimes doesn’t catch on they do bring great songs.
As for my favorite singer, it has to be Jon Bon Jovi from the band Bon Jovi, he’s been my favorite singer for ages and I even based my hairstyle on most of my life. Other bands, I love besides these two are Metallica, Slipknot, Mushroom Head, Sabaton among others.
Q: What made you start these interviews?
WL: Well the main reason is because I like to write stories, I used to write plenty of stories hoping to become a writer one day. In my last school year, my fellow classmates loved the stories I wrote for our assignments. I usually cut off from writing them even though having so many ideas. My main problem is the lack of inspiration and the worry that it may seem like I’m stealing somebodies’ idea and that it has been done before. Writing these interviews gives me the opportunity to start writing again. I did finish one Zombie Survival guide and I should get on to releasing it yet haven’t thought about it in a while.
Q: What kind of games do you like and is there one you love the most?
WL: I mainly love to play Open World RPG’s like Fallout and Skyrim. I just love recreating myself in these worlds and live another “life”. Though I usually take forever to finish the main quest because I just love to go out and explore and do other things first. Fallout 4 broke the record I finished it and all its DLC's within the year. I’m also a huge fan of The Witcher franchise, Mass Effect, and the Half-Life franchise.
I love myself some shooters from time to time but not the kind where you put your mind on Zero and just kill everything in sight. Though a great exception has to be the Serious Sam franchise. As for the most favorite game of all time, it has to be Half-Life. I’ve finished that game both modded and unmodded +40 times cause the game is just so great, hell even HL2 is nearly up to that same amount, combined I played them nearly over a hundred times if not more.
Q: Any particular car you like?
WL: Can't say I am a car nut myself but I have a few car's that I do fancy. I don't know why but I have a thing for big ass cars, mostly trucks/pickup trucks. I have a thing for the Range/Land Rover brand since I was a kid, absolutely no clue where it comes from but just look at them. When I first saw the Evoque I almost drooled in computer class. Despite that small back window, that car is so awesome. Though can’t go wrong with a Ford Mustang either both the more modern sports car version and the classic muscle car version are so amazing. They both have both speed and power that just draws me to them. I also absolutely loved Frankenstein's car from Death Race (remake) and finally, a classic that I love is The Hummer. As for brands my interest go out to Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Range/Land Rover and Mitsubishi
Q: What is cosplaying and why do you do it?
WL: Cosplaying is basically dressing up as your favorite character be it from games, movies, series, comics or manga. In a sense, you represent a character from a source you like the most. As to why I do it, it's just fun to dress as your favorite character. Even though people just think it's dressing up it's something fun to do especially when you're in a group with characters from the same source.
Q: Is there anything you want to say to/advise the other community members?
WL: Be yourself and believe in yourself. If you have hopes and dreams that are crazy don’t give up on them. You can achieve the greatest things if you believe in just yourself. Community wise don’t put all your money on becoming a colonial, there’s a lot of great stuff in the public lounge and a lot more. There are no easy ways to becoming one, just be ACTIVE and CONTRIBUTE. I take great joy in finding people who are willing to stick with the community and have them brought up for a promotion.
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Subject: Re: The Gun Insider: Heart of the Lion Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:19 pm
Well it certainly was different for once to be the interviewed :p Thanks for the hard work @keatit71 and @LukaTheJawa . As an exception to this interview if anyone wants to ask me some questions here, I'll do my best to answer all of them.
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Subject: Re: The Gun Insider: Heart of the Lion Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:39 pm
Cool to learn about our oldest members. I am delighted to have learned a little more about you William Lionheart. Thanks to those who spend time doing the interviews. Look forward to reading the next..
Subject: Re: The Gun Insider: Heart of the Lion Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:43 pm
It was about damn time I posted here. As always, great work, nice interview! I was cool to have the interviewer interviewed.
@William Lionheart Nice guitars you got there buddy! Got an epiphone myself (it's the 1st guitar that I got in fact), but it's a SG shape and not a Les Paul. The black one really has its charm I think. Now I wonder, what's your favorite between the two?
Like I said, great interview, thank you guys for working on those interviews Can't wait for the next one.