Online name: God of shadows, alternatively NakumaVecaan
Ethnicity: Viking (with not enough beard though 😦 )
Occupation: None for the moment, but am striving to be an author
With accounts on youtube, wordpress and a few other sites, God of shadows(or NakumaVecaan) is a fairly unknown youtuber, reviewer and blogger with interests in metal, fantasy writing and reading, pen and paper roleplaying and sometimes video gaming. Even if he seems to be a rather pale figure, there’s more than meets the eye.
Some of your favourite bands?
Ovid’s Withering, Advent Sorrow, Carach Angren, Falconer, Erra, Abysmal Growls Of Despair, Monotheist, Soreption, Acrania, Ne Obliviscaris and plenty of more.
Some of your favourite authors?
Terry Pratchet, Brent Weeks, Christopher Paolini, Patrick Rothfuss, Niklas Krog and a couple of more.
Some pen and paper roleplaying games you can tip?
Dungeons And Dragons 4th Edition and Earthdawn(forgot which edition). If you can read swedish I can really suggest Mutant Undergångens Arvtagare.
Some video games you could suggest?
Fable: The Lost Chapters and Fable 2, all the Halo games, Dungeon Siege 1 and 2, Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, all the Prince Of Persia games, Civilization 2 and 4, Heroes Of Might And Magic 3 including the expansions, Snowboard Kids, James Bond Goldeneye, Mario Party, Final Fantasy IX, Gears Of Wars 2 and 3 and Tanoth.
And some movies that you enjoy watching?
The Underworld series, the Matrix series, the Naked Gun series, Hot Fuzz, Shaun Of The Dead, Paul, Prince Of Persia, Pinapple Express, Hercules(disney), Beauty And The Beast(disney), the Hellboy series and some more.
What is your opinion on todays society?
The problem I see is that people doesn’t try to listen and understand each other, instead it’s only their own opinion that matter over all else, which I think is the main reason for many of the horrible things we see today. There’s a lot more I can say about it, but I will spare it for later.
What would you do to get a million dollar?
Nod and thank the person who gave it to me.
You’re stranded on an island, only able to take 3 things with you, which 3 things would it be?
A knife, an axe and… hm… not sure what the third thing would be…
Why did you start blogging?
Back then I wanted to review albums and sometimes discuss about the bands, but I wanted to do it under my conditions, determine the layout and the appearence of the site and stuff. I wanted to make a name in the underground at least, so people with similar taste could check my blog now and then to find new bands or releases to enjoy. Now it’s almost the same, but with the combination with my youtube channel and that I also talk about news and topics related to metal, be one of the people building the bridge between core music and the rest of metal(the fans of both) and make both sides enjoy at least something from the other side.
Why did you start a youtube channel?
I was inspired partly by metal youtubers like Infidelamsterdam, CountBlagorath and the likes, and partly because I wanted to contribute some and tip some of the bands I enjoyed, especially underground ones, because I didn’t saw (enough) of those bands, and also because I thought that people maybe would like to see a cd collection growing from the start(more or less). I also wanted to contribute some core music(deathcore, metalcore etc), since I hadn’t seen much of it from metal youtubers.
Could you tell one thing you dislike when it comes to music and/or bands?
When a band only have released a full-length or an EP but there’s nowhere to buy it in physical form, but they do got 10 different shirts you can get. For me it’s extremely irritating, since partly because I collect cds and vinyls and prefer that before digital copies, and because if you are able to produce that many different shirts, you sure can produce some cds. I can totally understand if you got a few more shirts than the amount of released material, like one shirt with the bandname, one with the album cover artwork and one fanmade, cool artwork or whatever, but more than that is just riddicolous.
Cats of dogs? Cats
Black or white? Black
Day or night? Night
Books or films? Books
Swedish or english? Depends on situation
Pizza or hamburger? Hamburger