chris-littlechild - September 28, 2016
Â Itâ€™s funny how easily one nerdly interest can lead to another. One day youâ€™re innocently enjoying a Marvel movie, the next youâ€™re dressed as an elf, brandishing a +9 Longsword of Ishildur in a Dungeons and Dragons game at some comic book store somewhere, bitterly regretting the piss-poor life decisions you make at times. Â
Itâ€™s a slippery slope, Ego-friends, and thereâ€™s no turning back from it. Once youâ€™ve rolled those 12-sided dice and gotten your Norse warrior name (which is always something shit, like Mahalmar the Hairy-assed), youâ€™ve changed forever.
Kristian Nairn knows this better than most. He started off as a dedicated gamer, and now has himself a second life as Mahalmar the Hairyâ€¦ I mean, Game of Thronesâ€™ Hodor. In a recent interview with Game Informer, he showed us all just how far his gamer e-peen extends (figuratively).
â€œOh yeah, I spend way too much of my life playing video gamesâ€¦ Iâ€™ve been playing since the ZX Spectrum, before that I had Atari computers as well. Iâ€™ve always been a gamer,â€ he said, doing a pretty damn good job of talking the talk if you ask me. Thatâ€™s some nice retro namedropping there, Hodor.
As for walking the walk? Itâ€™s all about World of Warcraft for this guy:
â€œIâ€™m just so deeply into that game. Iâ€™ve been playing since launch and man, it just has me by the balls. It always has had and I think it always will.â€
So there it is. Thereâ€™s also a mention of King of Avalon, which makes it all too clear what kind of stuff Nairnâ€™s into. More on this right here.
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