Welcome to our Clan Truth Community Spotlight! This week, we are featuring someone that has killed Riven so many times, she could probably build an Ahamkara from scratch. Seriously y’all, she has at least 100k Voices. Please welcome, Quiscalusmajor!
CT: So, Quis (can I call you Quis? I’m gonna regardless), tell us a little about yourself (without revealing too much identifying information you don’t want to give away. Maybe just tell me your blood type). Let’s start off with learning about what you do for work.
I’m a tattooer. Folks pay me to stab patterns into their skin and call it therapy :3
CT: Aside from videogames, what hobbies or pastimes do you enjoy?
Mostly drawing or painting as a hobby when I’m not drawing for a client project. Every so often I’ll get a wild idea about doing something craft-related like knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, beading jewelry, origami, and this one time I even had this master plan to create folded fabric flowers (‘tsumami kanzashi’, they’re super adorable!) — I’ve got whole tubs of varied art supplies for when I get into the mood to do something not related to drawing — but I don’t really have any serious hobbies other than video games and art.
CT: What is a skill you have that you take pride in?
I don’t have one, really! I’m more a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ sort of person.
CT: Any fun facts about yourself?
I have petaloid toenails — they’re like weensy little extra toenails that grow on the outside edge of my pinky toenails. I don’t really notice them unless it’s time to trim my toenails, if they grow too long, they rub on the inside of my shoes and it can get rather sore and painful when that happens :3 (Would it be weird to ask for pictures?)
CT: How long have you been playing video games and what are some of your earliest and/or favorite video game memories?
When I was very young, I remember we used to have an old Atari, I’m wanting to say it was the 5200. I remember playing Breakout and Galaga on it, and then the year the NES came out our family got one for Christmas, it was awesome. that Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge saw some serious playtime, lol.
CT: What are your favorite foods, music, movies, shows, etc.?
I enjoy hot buttered croissants, techno, Miyazaki films, and most of the big-name sci-fi shows and franchises (Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Red Dwarf, etc. and so forth :3)
CT: Let’s talk a bit about Destiny and Clan Truth specifically. When did you first start playing Destiny, and can you tell us about what drew you to the game?
I had honestly zero clue what Destiny was during the lead-up to launch. It was not on my radar at all, I remember seeing posters at GameStop for it but had little interest in any game that required a constant internet connection to play it. What I did want was the Master Chief Collection, I was super stoked for that Halo 2 remaster. I found a deal on an XB1 I couldn’t pass up, but the MCC was still a month out. a free game was part of the deal, the store’s selection was hella limited and Destiny was the only thing they had that looked remotely interesting. that was early in October of 2014, and I’ve played little else ever since.
CT: So, after all these years of Destiny, what is your primary/favorite class and why?
My first character ever was a Warlock, but I wound up making a Titan too just to try it. I wasn’t really super in love with either character, I just liked a chance to earn more loot/materials and enjoyed the fact that Destiny felt like Halo with space magic. then I saw Mr. Fruit’s ‘I’m Sorry’ Shoulder Charge compilation (https://youtu.be/Denarux7SOA) and as soon as Xûr brought the Mk. 44’s with him again, you bet your sweet booty those metal boots were on my legs in the Crucible and I was having the time of my life slide-shotgun Shoulder Charging with Found Verdict. then House of Wolves hit, bringing with it the Holy Greaves — the first time I tasted bubblebro blood in the suicide cave on Shores of Time, that absolutely set the ‘this is my main character’ choice in stone.
CT: You’ve been around Clan Truth for some time, what does your history with the clan look like?
I’d taken a break from the game for Season of the Drifter, played some other games (Anthem, Division 2, and Nier Automata iirc), but when I came back for Season of Opulence, my clan had gone from sparsely populated to dead, no one was really playing D2 anymore. I needed a more active clan, so I started checking r/DTG’s Team-Up Tuesday threads, saw an advertisement for banning some poor guy named ‘Pentad’ and thought it sounded like a good time, so here I am :3
CT: If you could remove any one weapon from the game, which one and why?
As of this point in time, probably Wavesplitter. I’m not sure what the point of it is other than being a Void option for a Trace Rifle and now that we have Ruinous Effigy, it feels completely useless, idk.
CT: If you could design an exotic weapon or armor, what would it be?
I would love an actual grav-hammer type weapon, something that would allow me to boop enemies away or smash them to bits depending on where or how I land the shot. it could be themed either like a long-handled Sunbreaker hammer or like Saladin’s flaming axe (the one we used to have out in the SIVA-fied Cosmodrome area). (Holy hell, this sounds awesome. Bungo plz)
CT: Ok, standard introductory questions have been asked and answered. Let’s learn more about you. First, how do you correctly pronounce your username? What is the backstory? Are you a military major? Is there a Quiscalusminor out there? Is it a musical reference?
Just sound it out, ‘kwis-kal-us’. I’m not picky, my old clanmates used to just call me ‘Q’ or ‘major’ but we’ve got Waffles here so I can’t go by the latter anymore, lol most of my friends now call me ‘Quis’ (pronounced ‘quiz’) and that’s fine too :3. As for where it came from, “quiscalus major” is the Latin name for my favorite bird, the boat-tailed grackle. they’re dumb and noisy and just fun birds to watch. most of the time I tell folks it’s Latin for ‘all the good gamertags were already taken’ though. (I like pronouncing it as Kwee-skuh-loos)
CT: Why is your name grey? Don’t you love us anymore? (Street Cephalopod has a theory that you’re just preparing to defeat the Balrog)
Don’t worry, I still love you guys! when I joined the server and the clan back in Season of Opulence I was in Exiled Truth (which is why I always say XT is Best T when prompted lol) but after a while I made some other friends and we were raiding together a lot, so we all joined a clan that at the time was full of people we met off LFG and were raiding with together on a daily basis. I did eventually bounce from that clan to a different, smaller clan that I’m still in now, it’s mostly just a core group of folks who hang out in party chat a few nights a week and help each other out and us being in the same clan together means we can knock out the ‘Clan Night’ style bounties and triumphs more easily. (I expect you to bring them all over to Clan Truth. You have until next Thursday)
CT: So, you raid a lot, like, a lot a lot! Why do you raid so much, even though you’ve already capped the rewards for the week?
I just like raiding! I like the encounters, I like meeting new people, and I also like having new experiences and bringing back funny stories about what happened in this or that LFG group. no two raids are ever the same, not even with the same team :3.
CT: What is your all-time favorite Destiny raid? What about your favorite encounter?
I hate having to choose, but for D1 it would be HM Wrath of the Machine, D2 would be Prestige Leviathan. Aksis 2 would be my favorite from Wrath — the music is god-tier, a good team would be Supercharging so there would be supers everywhere and of course you’d have your Dark-drinkers and it’d be spin to win all day. in Hard Mode you had no revives of course but you _did_ have a bit of leeway with the servitor bombs whereas in Normal if you missed one, that’s it. Calus is my favorite Prestige Levi encounter thanks to the rotation mechanic where the punchyboi goes in and someone leaves the void at random, it made for more moving parts, but it was really a lot of fun with a good team!
CT: If you could design a whole raid, what would it be like? What kind of environments or encounters would you want to see?
I honestly haven’t given much thought to raid design, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Vex; VoG and Garden are a lot of fun to play and they both have awesome environments to just run around and explore in, both in and out of bounds. I’d love to have another raid or a raid lair that perhaps melded Vex architecture with Pyramid architecture and gave us something new to fight in the process.
CT: What is your most treasured/favorite thing you own (doesn’t have to be related to gaming)?
other than a few sets of unique jewelry, I have a few tattoo machines that were passed down to me by my mentor. they’re not anything truly priceless, exceptional, or mind-blowing, but they mean a lot to me and if I had to think about it, they’re probably the only irreplaceable items I own and I would be very upset to lose them.
CT: Who do you think is the sexiest admin?
I mean yes, Shua has the baldness and the OnlyFans, but Oblivion has Zoidberg Jesus as an avatar… decisions, decisions :3 (That avatar is pretty hot…)
CT: On the subject of tattoos, how many do you personally have? Do you have a favorite?
‘a lot’ is my usual answer when someone asks, mainly because I’m bad at math and I’ve lost count :3 my favorite is as yet unfinished (just haven’t had the time!), it’s a Last Dance on my calf and I’m gonna have it colored in with the same colors as the shader I used on my original one.
CT: What is the weirdest tattoo you have ever done?
I did an apple eating another apple on a guy a couple years ago, that was fun. I’ve also done a ‘Grade F USDA’ stamp on one guy’s butt, and another guy has ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’ stamped on his butt as well (both are meat stickers, lmao). ‘weird’ and ‘hilarious’ often go hand in hand :3 (Would you put a meat sticker tattoo on my butt too? “Manager’s Special” sounds good to me.)
CT: What is your favorite tattoo that you have given someone?
again, hard to choose favorites! but I did a Sailor Moon/Mandalorian mash-up last year on an awesome client, she usually gets fun stuff :3
CT: If you were given the power to choose a tattoo for anyone in the clan, who do you pick, and what would you have them get?
If I were choosing, poor Corvian would have that severed braid of beard immortalized somehow, perhaps carved into an ‘RIP’ tombstone or something. I’m sad it had to go, but I hope it turns out to have been worth the sacrifice! :( (I will kick in $20 toward this happening)
CT: If you could design a Clan Truth themed hamburger, what would be on it?
Definitely a fried egg, because most of us crack each other up :3
CT: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself that we haven’t covered yet?
not much, but if you made it this far, I would like to say thank you for reading! <3
Quis, thank you so much for your time! It was great learning more about you!
That concludes this installment of the Truth Interview Thursday Spotlight!