Mtgrnwdstar

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mtgrnwdstar (real name - Rob) is a forumer on the Sydlexia.com forums. He was a lurker from early 2007 until June of 2008, when he finally enrolled as an official member.

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Discovering SydLexia.com

Mtgrnwdstar's roommate, Ramses, was playing through Mortal Kombat II one day and wanted to figure out how to do the fatalities. So he searched Google for them, and he discovered Syd's "MK Fatality Fest" article. Mtgrnwdstar noticed Ramses was laughing awful hard, and went over to see what was so funny. Once he read "When Kitana blows bubbles, it's kind of cute; when Michael Jackson does it, it's illegal in at least 30 countries" and laughed about as hard as he's ever laughed, he was hooked. He branched out and read a great majority of the articles, enjoying every single one. Then he went to the forums, lurked for a while, got a feel for the place, and then, on June 22, 2008, Rob took the plunge and became an official member. His activity has been sporadic due to a job, school, and family/friends/girlfriend, but he contributes whenever he can.

A little about the member

Rob was born on September 13, 1986. He had a pretty good childhood, although he was usually an outcast and picked on for most of his grade school years. He was born and raised in Chicago. At age six, he moved to his current house in Mount Greenwood, a neighborhood in the Far Southwest Side of Chicago, which is where his screen name originates from.

Personal Life

Rob currently resides in DeKalb, Illinois. He attends Kishwaukee College in Malta, and currently works as a delivery driver for a Chinese restaurant.

He is the youngest of three children. He has one brother and one sister, and three nieces and one nephew from them. He has a girlfriend named Maria. Rob and his girlfriend, Maria, circa October 2008


Hobbies and interests

Rob is an avid sports fanatic, namely baseball and football. Rob's favorite sports teams are the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago Bulls.

Rob also plays 16" Chicago softball in the summer. He has played for 6 years in various leagues, and his team has started to branch out into the more serious, competitive leagues. He plays shortstop, 2nd base, and short center, but mainly shortstop.

Outside of sports, he likes reading and video games. His favorite video games include:

  • Rock Band (1 & 2)
  • Fallout 3
  • Crackdown
  • Saints Row 2
  • Team Fortress 2
  • CounterStrike
  • Half-Life 2
  • Portal

Music

Rob has a very eclectic taste in music. Some of his favorite bands include:

  • Dream Theater
  • The Living End
  • Nonpoint
  • The Offspring
  • Incubus
  • Shinedown
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • The Academy Is...
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • That Handsome Devil
  • System of a Down
  • Godsmack
  • Metallica
  • Linkin Park
  • Foo Fighters
  • My Chemical Romance (I don't give a fuck what anyone says about them, I like them)
  • The Bravery
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Blink-182
  • Drist
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Bon Jovi
  • The Exies
  • The Fall of Troy
  • Rise Against
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Hoobastank
  • The Ides of March (Vehicle, baby)
  • Journey
  • Lucky Boys Confusion
  • Papa Roach
  • Rush
  • Taproot
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