Who I Am
I am a student, avid video gamer, otaku, and dabbler in amateur programming and web design. Sometimes I also write pulpy fiction for the heck of it.
So whether you are here to stay, or passing through to places unknown, welcome to forrestlay.com. It’s crazier here.
What I Play
Pretty much anything. I have been noted for liking everything, and while that is more expansive than is true, I do enjoy a lot more than most gamers would. My favourite genres are first-person shooters and role-playing games (be they ye olde westernese RPG or JRPGs), though I also enjoy turn-based and real-time strategy games, racing games, fighting games, and platformers.
My favourite franchises are Half-Life (and anything Valve makes, pretty much), The Elder Scrolls, Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy, Persona, From Software’s Souls series, Monster Hunter, and Spyro when it was on the PS1. I am looking forward to Persona 4: The Golden, Persona 4 Arena, Assassin’s Creed III, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Borderlands 2 and Watch Dogs.
What I Watch
Like my preferences for gaming, I have a fairly low threshold for what shows I like to watch. Slice-of-life and romance-comedy anime are my particular favourites, though I enjoy science-fiction/mecha and dabble occasionally in action thrillers and mystery.
What I Read
Fantasy, action thriller, crime mystery and science fiction are my favourite genres. The works of Terry Pratchett are my favourite books, and I have a soft spot for the young adult novels of Eoin Colfer.
I also enjoy reading some manga and Japanese light novels. Yotsuba&! remains my favourite manga, and my favourite work across all media.
What I Code