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Meet the Reader: theberzerka

Everybody loves The Little Man.

Hello, and welcome to another Meet the Reader. This week I sat down with theberzerka, with frequent appearances from his little man. That is not a euphemism.

It’s another long one for you, again. (That is a euphemism)


Big man, little man. Both awesome.

I always forget that you have the name of a totally badass cowboy. Hello!

Hello, I am a badass cowboy!

Hence the name!

Indeed. You should see what I wear on a weekend!

Do you cross dress? Are you “Kitty Johnston”?

I have been known to be partial to woman’s clothing.

I prefer Kitania. It’s more Mortal Kombat.

You know, we might as well just have all this at the start of the interview.

I’m fully aware that this will make the cut. I have no shame.

Life’s no fun if you have shame. Shame is for shameful people. So, for the people that can’t see your name in my Skype window (everyone), who are you, how old are you, and where do you come from?

I am Kit Johnston, I’m 25 and I come from the sunny seaside town of Cleethorpes.

Cleethorpes sounds like a magical place. Either that, or a particularly jokey STD.

It’s not magical and you could probably catch that here.

I’m being harassed by the little man. He’s attaching pompoms to me.

He’s dressing you up like a cheerleader?

Sort of. He’s weird, like me.

So, does he dress up like a little girl, when you’re in drag too? Do you go shopping like this?

I’m waiting until he’s older to let him in on my secrets. I am starting to think it’s genetic though.

It’s the repression. The harder you try to hide it, the more obvious and subliminal it becomes.

True. Children do have a sixth sense. Pretty sure Hayley Joel Osmond dresses like a girl too.

I had to look him up, but now I’m kind of scared. Why do all child actors grow up weird looking?

Have I gone too weird too early?

Not if you have somewhere weirder to go. I wouldn’t want you to have peaked this soon, but I’m sure we can crescendo again later on.

I have plenty more weird up my sleeve.

Awesome! I do feel we should try and head back to my list of questions, though… We all know you as ‘theberzerka’ on TSA, but how did you decide on this ID?

Right proper question. Hmmm, it all started when I was younger and needed an email address, I’m useless at choosing anything so I flicked through a metal hammer magazine and came across a poster for The Berzerker. That was already taken so I adapted the spelling and I’ve used it for everything ever since.

Oh, I hate choosing things. It’s totally the worst. How did you first get into gaming?

My older sister had a Commodore 64 that I used to mess about with. I would have to say that it was probably my stepfather and his mates that got me into it properly though.

That’s interesting. Did your sister play games too? What was your first real console of your own?

I’m not sure what she did with it really. I think it may have been a fad at the time. I do remember that she used to play Gilbert on it, which was a massive green bogey that you controlled. My first console was probably the MegaDrive.

The more pressing question, though, is whether you borrowed your sister’s clothes?

She did trick me into putting her clothes on, quite often. Those memories need to be pushed back down.

The truth will out, always! So, you were a Sega boy, then? Was it all Sonic and playground fights with Nintendo fans?

I wasn’t really a fanboy as my younger sister had a SNES, so I had the best of both worlds.

That’s cool. So, how did you get from there to where you are now with a PS3 and whatever else you own?

I’m not sure how I got here you’re the one with the black bag over my head, you tell me!

I guess I worded that poorly…

To actually answer the question, I went from MegaDrive, PS1, PS2 and finally the PS3. Oh, and I have a Wii.

So straight onto the PlayStation brand, and you stuck with it. Was the Wii mainly thought of for the little man?

I do like the Playstation brand, it’s the controller that just works for me.

No the Wii was totally mine. Think I got it before he was born. It was new and shiny and I totally fell for the hype. It now sits in the corner, and even the little man snubs his nose up at it in favour for the PS3.

It does have some cracking games on it, though. What does the little man play instead, then?

Yes it does. Every now and then it gets played with. I liked Little King’s Story. The little man enjoys MotorStorm Apocalypse and Burnout Paradise. He’s very much into car games. He prefers to crash though.

All the games with big crashes and arcade fun, then? The kid’s got taste.

Definitely. I like to think I had an affect on his taste. He often tells me that he wants to watch me get trophies. He’s even more satisfied with that little ‘ping’ noise than me!

He’s going to have some very strange fetishes when he grows up…

That’s not the worst thing he likes. Fetishes indeed.

Socks? Terminator: Salvation?

He wants you to know that he loves you. He’s very adamant that this has been said. As for his weird fetish, I’ll leave it as socks. I don’t want a knock at my door from social services thank you.

Well, he also stated that I smell of wee, once.

Don’t forget poo also.

Did he say I smell of poo? I didn’t remember that… I’m hurt.

It’s ok though as now he loves you and wants to know you feel the same way.

Oh, it’s impossible not to love him. He brightened every MS:A meet where he was happily bouncing around watching you race.

Not sure what’s going on here but I feel weird being the middle man. Do you two want to carry on without me?

No, no. This is your interview, after all.

Thank god for that. I was starting to feel left out.

Well, maybe we should bring it back to talking about you, then? What’s your favourite game of all time?

ToeJam Earl in Panic on Funkotron.

Dammit. In my hasty response I missed the ‘and’.

Well, I’m glad I’ve finally got someone who has a firm favourite game! I usually get wishy-washy requests for more than one game!

46 Comments
  1. E8_BALL_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Nice(as always,) to know more about the gamer behind the id tag.
    Cool read.

    Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 14:05.
  2. Death_In_Flamez
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Awesome read, forgot to mention your aggressive “crushing people” rampages though ;)

    Cheers for the mention :D

    Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 15:01.
    • theberzerka
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I like to crush. *runs off hulk style*

      Thanks captain.

      Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 17:58.
  3. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Great read! :)

    Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 15:06.
    • theberzerka
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      If it weren’t for that genius that is tef, it would have been unreadable. Maybe not that bad but I have noticed that he’s cleaned my spelling up.

      Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 18:25.
  4. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Haha…howdy…

    Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 15:37.
  5. Shakugan
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Nice to meet you berzerka! :D

    Comment posted on 22/04/2012 at 16:41.
  6. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    yay, cool to see another guy from my PSN Friends list @MTR, great read.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 02:07.
  7. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    great read guys.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 04:59.
  8. Boomshanks
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Woo, I was looking forward to this one. Great read and nice to finally meet you

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 07:18.
    • theberzerka
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Ha making me blush. Thank you.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 17:55.
  9. Crazy_Del
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Nice to know a little bit about you Kit
    Yeah we have had some gaming – Motorstorm, Bulletstorm? and we did play Brutal Legends (We did right?)
    (I really need to stop drinking)
    Thanks for the mention *Thumbs up*

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 08:26.
    • theberzerka
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      We have had some good gaming times.
      Yes we did Brutal Legends. I look forward to more games and I’m readily available for some more bulletstorm.
      No worries for the mention.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 17:59.
  10. Pritchie101
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Haha! I think that was the craziest MTR I’ve ever read.
    Very funny :)

    Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 16:46.
    • theberzerka
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Oh and to think that was just the tip of the crazy iceberg. :)

      Comment posted on 23/04/2012 at 18:01.

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