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Pwnage with Pacalin
Beware the 8-bit chops

via:PwnLove: After the interview with Tumblr’s beloved InsanelyGaming, I received a request from the the well known editor, Ron Workman, to interview Pauline “Pacalin” Acalin. The new media queen of all things geekery and gaming on Tumblr. She not only edits a handful and counting of awesome blogs but is also one of the masterminds behind the art project, 72Pins. She enjoys defacing things with pixels.

She’s one of the first editors to pay attention to my blog and follow me. I will always be grateful that she took time to read a small start-up blog at the time while I was still learning the ropes. Thanks for all the reblogs and likes, girl!

Pwn Love: How did you discover Tumblr and how long have you  been active on it?

Pacalin: I was turned on to Tumblr about 2 years  ago from another user.

Pwn Love: How many  blogs do you edit and contribute to? Which ones are they? 

Pacalin: pacalin | 72pins | it8bit | herochan | tiefighters | itlego and a  few more on the way very soon.

Pwn Love: What  is your favorite thing about Tumblr? What’s your least favorite?

Pacalin: It’s  such a simple and a fantastic way to build an audience. If you are an  artist trying to get your work out there, Tumblr is dreamy.The  frustrating part consists of sometimes not being able to access your  own site…to name just one.

Pwn Love: What is  your role in 72 Pins? How did the idea begin?

Pacalin: The  other nerd in charge called one day and said “Wouldn’t it be cool if…”  and presto, 72pins was  made (*presto = 1000+ man hours). My roles include, but are  not limited to, art director (we have a some talented artists working  with us), artist, and lots of little, detaily thingies. I also very much  enjoy making a scene in public when photographing our Nintendo  cartridges out in the world. It’s the BEST. Check out our blog for some  fun images.

Pwn Love: Hey Pauline, whatcha  playin’?

Pacalin: I keep drowning in Limbo world.

Pwn Love: What was your first video game of all time?

Pacalin: First  game I ever owned was Pac-Man for Atari 2600. First game that I remember  playing was Pong. I am a bonafide fossil.

Pwn Love: What is your favorite geeky pleasure if you had to pick just one? LOTR?  Star Wars? Video games? 

Pacalin: I have a pretty cool  collection of works from artists I admire. I’m madly in love with geek  art, especially gaming, and I totally want to marry 8-bit art. Helping  to promote artists and their incredible work is something I thoroughly  enjoy. 

Pwn Love: Who is your favorite artist  of all time? Any upcoming artists that you think people should keep  their eyes open for?

Pacalin: Of course there are dozens of favorites, but the one who evokes the most emotional response for me is Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński. Stunning website, too.

Pwn Love: You’re trained as a graphic designer, right?  How did you decide that was the career for you? 

Pacalin: Yeah,  I have a BS in Design, and it’s been the “not for me” career for about  12 years now, but that’s because of the confining brand standards that  my clients have had. VFX is where my heart and soul live, but that path  shifted long ago, unfortunately. 72pins has been a RAD, refreshing art  project to be a part of. We have an awesome team.

Pwn Love: What are you looking forward to most this holiday season? 

Pacalin: Outdoing  last year’s photo for our holiday card. I don’t think it can be done,  but the gears are spinning.

Pwn Love: You’ve  covered a lot of video game art shows from Venice to Paris. What was  your favorite show that you’ve been to? 

Pacalin: I live an  hour from Los Angeles which ALWAYS has an amazing show happening. They  are non-stop, and I go to as many as I can. I’d have to say that  whisking myself off to Paris for a week to check out the 8-Bit  Champions show was quite an experience. I also got to hang with  Thomas Olivri from Geek-Art.net,  who was the curator of the show which was awesome! I learned a lot  about what it takes to put a show together. Kudos to those behind the  scenes at these inspiring events!

Pwn Love: What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

Pacalin: I  am the mother of 2. Yikes, still surprises me…

Next week, I’ll have a mystery entrepreneur who turned a passion for video games into a bona fide business. Questions for our mystery guest? Anyone you’d like to see featured? Email me at howtopwnlove@gmail.com or submit via my Ask box.

(via:pwnlove)

Pwnage with Pacalin

Beware the 8-bit chops

via:PwnLove: After the interview with Tumblr’s beloved InsanelyGaming, I received a request from the the well known editor, Ron Workman, to interview Pauline “Pacalin” Acalin. The new media queen of all things geekery and gaming on Tumblr. She not only edits a handful and counting of awesome blogs but is also one of the masterminds behind the art project, 72Pins. She enjoys defacing things with pixels.

She’s one of the first editors to pay attention to my blog and follow me. I will always be grateful that she took time to read a small start-up blog at the time while I was still learning the ropes. Thanks for all the reblogs and likes, girl!

Pwn Love: How did you discover Tumblr and how long have you been active on it?

Pacalin: I was turned on to Tumblr about 2 years ago from another user.

Pwn Love: How many blogs do you edit and contribute to? Which ones are they? 

Pacalin: pacalin | 72pins | it8bit | herochan | tiefighters | itlego and a few more on the way very soon.

Pwn Love: What is your favorite thing about Tumblr? What’s your least favorite?

Pacalin: It’s such a simple and a fantastic way to build an audience. If you are an artist trying to get your work out there, Tumblr is dreamy.The frustrating part consists of sometimes not being able to access your own site…to name just one.

Pwn Love: What is your role in 72 Pins? How did the idea begin?

Pacalin: The other nerd in charge called one day and said “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” and presto, 72pins was made (*presto = 1000+ man hours). My roles include, but are not limited to, art director (we have a some talented artists working with us), artist, and lots of little, detaily thingies. I also very much enjoy making a scene in public when photographing our Nintendo cartridges out in the world. It’s the BEST. Check out our blog for some fun images.

Pwn Love: Hey Pauline, whatcha playin’?

Pacalin: I keep drowning in Limbo world.

Pwn Love: What was your first video game of all time?

Pacalin: First game I ever owned was Pac-Man for Atari 2600. First game that I remember playing was Pong. I am a bonafide fossil.

Pwn Love: What is your favorite geeky pleasure if you had to pick just one? LOTR? Star Wars? Video games? 

Pacalin: I have a pretty cool collection of works from artists I admire. I’m madly in love with geek art, especially gaming, and I totally want to marry 8-bit art. Helping to promote artists and their incredible work is something I thoroughly enjoy. 

Pwn Love: Who is your favorite artist of all time? Any upcoming artists that you think people should keep their eyes open for?

Pacalin: Of course there are dozens of favorites, but the one who evokes the most emotional response for me is Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński. Stunning website, too.

Pwn Love: You’re trained as a graphic designer, right? How did you decide that was the career for you? 

Pacalin: Yeah, I have a BS in Design, and it’s been the “not for me” career for about 12 years now, but that’s because of the confining brand standards that my clients have had. VFX is where my heart and soul live, but that path shifted long ago, unfortunately. 72pins has been a RAD, refreshing art project to be a part of. We have an awesome team.

Pwn Love: What are you looking forward to most this holiday season? 

Pacalin: Outdoing last year’s photo for our holiday card. I don’t think it can be done, but the gears are spinning.

Pwn Love: You’ve covered a lot of video game art shows from Venice to Paris. What was your favorite show that you’ve been to? 

Pacalin: I live an hour from Los Angeles which ALWAYS has an amazing show happening. They are non-stop, and I go to as many as I can. I’d have to say that whisking myself off to Paris for a week to check out the 8-Bit Champions show was quite an experience. I also got to hang with Thomas Olivri from Geek-Art.net, who was the curator of the show which was awesome! I learned a lot about what it takes to put a show together. Kudos to those behind the scenes at these inspiring events!

Pwn Love: What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

Pacalin: I am the mother of 2. Yikes, still surprises me…

Next week, I’ll have a mystery entrepreneur who turned a passion for video games into a bona fide business. Questions for our mystery guest? Anyone you’d like to see featured? Email me at howtopwnlove@gmail.com or submit via my Ask box.

(via:pwnlove)