Post by Ratqueen on Apr 20, 2012 11:32:01 GMT -5
Hello there, RKC people!
True, I'm no spring chicken, but boy do I still love to play games! That never gets old for me. Petz is just one of the many games I enjoy, and I'm not ashamed to say I'm also a complete computer geek, and have been since... well, ancient times, shall we say?
My name is Carole. I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, and my first language is French (oui). I moved to the US in 1994, kind of foolishly following my dreams and blind love at the time (now that certainly didn't turn out well), and sometimes regretting I did. I miss my family a whole lot -- they live in Switzerland. I don't know what I'd do without a webcam.
Now I live in Ohio with my boyfriend of 12+ years and my 2 lovely cats, Riddle and Dune. I've had a lot of rats in my life, but don't have any right now -- that would be risky with 2 indoor cats (I miss having rats crawling around though!)
Cat-shaped pillows... or my kitties, Riddle & Dune?
I'm a little shy when I don't know people (ok, a lot), so I may come off as somewhat of a loner, or someone not easily approchable -- and I really don't mean it...
I love heavy metal (that's all I listen to), I read a lot of books (big Stephen King fan, but I'll read just about anything), and my main hobby is to play computer games (The Sims, anything Tycoon, flight and car simulations, RPGs, and... mmh, what do I not like? Action/fighting games). I also love nature and taking quiet walks in the wilderness.
I started playing petz a long time ago. My first dog (named Bytes) was adopted in Dogz 1 in 1996. A year later, in 1997, I adopted my first cat, Zachary, in Catz 1. I kept screenshots of them all those years:
...Bytes (1996) | Zachary (1997)
I started the RKC forum in June of 2003. That was more out of necessity than anything else because the big petz forum of the days (what was its name again??), the one where everybody would hang out back then, had just closed its door suddenly and permanently, without warning. That was quite a shock, I remember. Members were floating around, forum-less, so I decided to rally them into a new one, taking the opportunity to try out some of my ideas like Express Shows, and hoping for better organization and maintenance. That's how RKC was born. It took off pretty quickly and steadily, with a lot of the "lost members" of the other forum joining here.
Hope you enjoy RKC!