Get to know your guildmate interview #3: Pumpkin
Mum and dad and a younger brother and sister
Rusty aka King Fluffybum
What do you do for a job?
Full time student and part time accountant
What would you rather be doing for a job?
Taste testing cocktails on a tropical beach resort
Favorite Pastime outside Gaming?
Reading, listening to music and shopping
It’s your last meal…. What do you have?
A packet of tim tams that never runs out.
What’s your favorite movie?
There are too many to possibly list and really depends on my mood
A big favorite would be Breakfast at Tiffany’s as I have loved it since I was a
What’s your favorite book?
As an ex-bookseller this is a very hard question to answer. A short list…
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
The Lovely Bones
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Kite Runner
The Handmaids Tale
The Thirteenth Tale
Recent books I’ve loved:
Lies of Locke Lamora
What’s your favorite quote?
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely
ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
If you could erase one genre of music from history, what would it be?
None, not even country. Music is a crucial for the human soul. There is a
reason why oppressive countries always ban music and dancing.
Cake or Pie?
Cake I suppose… I would prefer to have a smaller slice of each of them. Variety
is spice after all
You’re having Dinner tonight and have 3 Guests (alive or Dead) to invite,
Who are they and why?
I can’t pick three (yes I am an indecisive person). There are some TOGs out
there I would like to meet. And I would also like to see some departed loved
If you could have one thing in this world, what would it be?
The sole winning ticket for this New Year’s lottery
What are some of the stand out games that you’ve played in the past?
Guild Wars 1 and Superfrog.
Favorite Game so far?
Guild Wars 1
What have been your top 3 concerts you’ve ever been to?
Only 3?? Too hard to choose…. Hmm….
Florence and the Machine. Florence is AMAZING.
Mumford and Sons
And when I saw Laura Marling live as she has two of my other favorite artists
supporting (Boy and Bear and Johnny Flynn). It was awesome. NIN were also
great and the first time I saw Tool (not the second) Garbage were awesome too.
How long have you been a member of TOG?
Of all your toons, which 2 are your favorite and why? Also, what is the
origin of their names?
Cassandra Lykos. She is a Mesmer (Mesmer’s are awesome) and the Lykos part is
just my GW1 name I always used and I like the name Cassandra for a Mesmer. I
like my myths.
Second most favorite… Hmm…. Not sure… I probably spend the most time (aside
from Cassandra) on Maeve Aislinn. Her name means “intoxicating dream”.
What do you most like about gw2?
Playing with my Toggie friends. And that it is visually stunning.
Game improvements, what would you like to see improved?
Sometimes the hearts/skill points seem very same/same.
If arena net asked you to create a new playable character class for the
first expansion, what would it be?
Quaggan. Pumpkin likes any excuse to go “ooooh pretty” and talk in third
What new crafting profession would you like to see introduced into GW2?
You’re about to be banished to a deserted island for the rest of your life.
You can pick 5 cd’s to take with you to listen to for the rest of your life.
What 5 cd’s would you take?
TOOOOO hard to choose…. Can’t I just take my iPod that has everything on it?
That would take up less space than the CDs.
Ok first pick would be Boney M’s greatest hits. I have
awesome memories of that CD. My first holiday away with friends we went to this
tiny country town on the beach and that was the only CD we had. We got
endlessly drunk and listened to it nonstop for a week. Whenever I hear “Brown
Girl in the Ring” or “Daddy Cool” I am instantly happy.
Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness.. That way I get 2
awesome CDs that I will never get sick of. I love my Smashing Pumpkins. Florence
+ The Machine “Lungs” she is incredible.
Now this gets hard… I want to take the easy option and say some JJJ
hottest 100 CDs or list off a few greatest hit CDs (The Cure, David
Bowie, New Order spring to mind). It’s too hard to choose just five….