My name is Lucy, and I am an amateur vegan cook and lifelong videogame enthusiast. I am from the East Coast of Canada and currently live in Toronto with my partner, R., and our border collie.
I have been vegetarian for about ten years and vegan for two. I am vegan for ethical reasons, and the fantastic health benefits are a wonderful bonus. In the first few years after I stopped eating meat, people would often jokingly ask if I was going to become “a vegan.” I would always reply, quite honestly, that I could never give up dairy and that there was absolutely not one chance in a million that I’d ever go vegan. So, this has been a real life lesson in the fact that you really don’t know what you’ll be thinking or doing years down the road. Going vegan was the most liberating decision I’ve ever made. (That statement comes off as pretentious but I can’t think of a more accurate way of saying it.)
I have been into video games since childhood. I got off to a rocky start with my first Nintendo, but thankfully overcame that phase. My home console trajectory has been NES > Sega Genesis > PlayStation 1 > PS2 + Gamecube > PS3 + Wii, with some PC gaming and an Atari thrown in during the 90s. (I’m still finishing up my PS3 game queue, and I’ll be getting a PS4 soon. Still unsure about Wii U.) I have enjoyed many game genres including RPGs (JRPGs, action-RPGs, shooter-RPGs), action-adventure, platformers, shooters, puzzlers, and physics games. My favourite games are Super Mario Brothers 3, Final Fantasy VII, Fallout 3, World of Goo, the Katamari series and the Demons’/Dark Souls series.
When I am not cooking/eating or gaming, I enjoy training my border collie, reading (vintage sci-fi is my favourite genre but I’m pretty varied), listening to music, and shopping for vintage clothes. My education is in psychology and social work with a specialization in mental health.
I started this blog as a way to fill an excess of free time by writing about my two favourite pastimes. Although I am still figuring out the whole blog scene, I’ve found it very rewarding.