I'm Duckaiser. Some people just call me Duck. No, that's not my real name. (for the record, Duckaiser is actually a combination of DUCK and ALKAISER. Alkaiser is the superhero transformation of Red in SaGa Frontier, which I thought was cool at the time. Probably coming from my upbringing of "henshin" shows like Sailor Moon and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!)
I had an interest in making games and levels when I was really little, drawing my own (often bad) levels for Mario, Mega Man, and Zelda games. I still have those old papers, and someday I hope to recreate them for real using Stencyl. I hadn't thought seriously about making games until RPG Maker came along, it was like nothing I'd ever experienced! My game was pretty random, massive in scope, and so totally not done. But it was fun! Going through the RPG Makers, I eventually came to XP, which changed everything, now I could finally start making silly fangames! Too bad I didn't finish anything. But it was from the RPG Maker XP board on GameFAQs that I first heard of Stencyl way back when, and I've been part of the community ever since! I believe I first registered on July 4th, 2007!
Some of my favorite games are Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tales of Symphonia, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metroid Prime, and Final Fantasy VIII. But I like a lot of games! I get inspiration from many, even though I don't always realize it. As a matter of fact, my current Stencyl project is actually partially inspired by one of the beams and visors from Metroid Prime 2!
I think I have too many interests sometimes, it is perhaps one of my greatest strengths and weaknesses at the same time. I can enjoy many different things, for instance I like cute things like puppies and flowers but I also like big scary dragons and giant robots...and most things in between. Once I watched Kim Possible and Fullmetal Alchemist back to back, which was admittedly a little weird. But that makes me lose focus, and regret some decisions. I love variety, but sometimes it gets in my way. Like when trying to make an RPG cast, I think of so many kinds of characters I'd love to have, but a "Suikoden"-ish game with 60 or so playable characters is a bit of an undertaking. It's also one reason I haven't completed a Stencyl game, too many different ideas that all seem interesting!
Outside of video games, I love to draw (not just stuff for video games) and practice Karate. Been training about half my life.