Interview with Haggis

Sozzals
Hi folks today I’m joined by Haggis aka Haggs aka MLgenie aka Loketar. Haggis is from the Feenix era of Pyran.

Thanks for agreeing to have a wee yarn with me today!

Haggis performing his sexy striptease to passing onlookers.

 

Haggis
I joined on Feenix when Pyran was just clearing ZG/Starting MC. I remember you put an advert in Org general advertising Pyran, whom an old flatmate of mine at the time (Ravnos) had been a member of on retail, so I messaged you to ask about them and one thing lead to another i joined the old TS server and you’ve struggled to get rid me of since!

Sozzals
I don’t think we’d ever want rid of you Haggs.

Tell us about life as a Haggis then. Where you’re from. What you do. What turns you on. What makes you tick?

Haggis
Life as a Haggis is pretty good, contrary to popular belief we don’t spend our days running around hills! I’m currently working with a couple of family members in Dunbar in the south of Scotland but I’m Originally from up North in Inverness. Mexican food is arguably my biggest turn on, I’ll do pretty much anything for a good burrito. Other than that I just spend my time gaming and watching television so I can’t complain really!

Sozzals
I thought Scottish people enjoined complaining! Isn’t it a popular past time?
Tell us about your gaming career. How you started out. What you’ve played over the years. What you’re playing now.
How come we haven’t heard you on voice chat in fucking ages man?

Haggis
Nah, we just complain so others think our country is crap and don’t try and steal it. We’re actually a very jovial bunch!
When did my gaming career start? Damn, uhm, about 27 years ago or thereabouts? I remember playing on the NES, the original Mario Bros but my first true love was probably Zelda: A link to the past on the SNES, since then I’ve kept up to date with every generation, FFVII, Ocarina of time and Tony Hawks 2 being probably my all time favourites, I’ve also spent a lot of time on WoW – Which was my first MMO, then moved on to Dota which I put far too much time into!

I’m not playing too much these days if I’m honest, I’m a bit between games trying to find something that I really enjoy (It doesn’t help that my cat decided coffee would make my GPU go faster so I’m running an old HD4650)

It has been far too long since I’ve been on voice chat! I tried to resurrect Excalibur a while back but there weren’t many takers so hopefully I can find something to play soon, any recommendations?

Sozzals
Heroes of the Storm. It’s free. Jim and I run a group for it most evenings – no pressure, no toxic, fun PVP!
If your computer can run wow, it should run HOTS. If you’re not a big PVPer, Theory, Albi and I are also playing Diablo 2 reliving the good ol days if that’s of any interest!! 😀
What kind of TV do you watch? What have you been watching lately? Any good recommendations?

Haggis
I’ve tried a few times to get into HotS but it just lacks some of the tryhard elements of MOBAs that make them exciting for me sadly. I’ve yet to play Diablo miltiplayer if I’m honest, i always played it solo back in the day (Dial up was a bitch)
I watch a lot of different genres to be honest, i have some older guilty pleasures that I’ll not divulge but recently I’ve been watching and Enjoying Sneaky Pete on Amazon Prime whilst I await American Gods season 2

Sozzals
Sozzals doesn’t like undivulged information!!!! I saw that Sneaky Pete advertised – will check it out.
Do you have a bucket list of things you want to do before you die? Top 5 things?

Haggis
I’ve always wanted to go skydiving for one, but I’m not sure I’d have the guts for it as I think that very last step might stop me. Other than that I’m not sure, I’d like to visit Japan and Canada but really that’s about it, nothing terribly exciting I’m afraid

Sozzals
What kind of music are you into? You look like a bit of a rocker dude

Haggis
I have a very strange taste in music, obviously the best track ever written is Turning Japanese by Kirsten Dunst, but aside from that I have playlists that go from 90s hip hop to 70s rock, to electro swing so i dabble as much as I can, my 3 favourite acts are probably Soundgarden>Jimi Hendrix>Black Sabbath so maybe I lean to rock/metal slightly more than the others

Sozzals
Fairly ecclectic then. I shall withdraw future judgement based on appearances!
Where did you lose your virginity?

Haggis
Just in a bed, it wasn’t all that exciting although the timing worked out such that people were firing fireworks off (It was new year) so I like to think everybody was celebrating it

Sozzals
Were you amazeballs or a fumbling mess?

Haggis
Well seeing as I’m the only one who can give an opinion. I was absolutely amazeballs, hence the fireworks

Sozzals
That’s the correct answer!!
Do you own a kilt?

Haggis
I do yes! It’s the Mackenzie clan tartan, it’s not my traditional tartan but it was a family members regiment tartan in the forces and it looks 10x better than mine

Sozzals
We need photographic evidence of same.

AND an answer to the question….. What’s under that kilt?

Haggis
You know this, I don’t think I have any, I should probably sort that.
Well there’s never any underwear under the kilt that’s for sure

Sozzals
Dangling then. Wild and free.
What was your favourite subject at school and why?

Haggis
It’s the best way.
I’m not sure, i wasn’t a big fan of school I always lost concentration too quickly. I did enjoy chemistry and physical education though so probably one of them two

Sozzals
Who’s your hero?

Haggis
That’s quite a tough question, I’m not sure I have a singular person I’d consider a hero

Sozzals
It can be a fictional character, like Jean Luc Picard. I find real humans are too flawed to make heroes of.

Haggis
I would probably pick Gordon Ramsey actually, might seem a bit strange but he had his eyes on being a professional footballer and was close but had an accident so put his energy elsewhere and is now probably the most successful person in his area of expertise.
Plus he doesn’t take any crap, an admirable quality.
Maybe not hero, but certainly someone whom I would look up to for general character and suchlike

Sozzals
lol fair enough, a strange hero
i don’t like how he treats people though and talks to them like an army platoon leader
it would be unacceptable in any other workplace to talk to your colleagues in such a manner

Haggis
Plus his actual cooking videos on YouTube (Not the T.V show stuff) is really therapeutic, it’s Bob Ross levels

Sozzals
i think a lot of that was “for show” though, like, no one can be THAT angry all the time

Haggis
I think that’s 99% for the television, when you see him outside of Hells kitchen and kitchen nightmares he’s a totally different person
Yeah for sure

Sozzals
yeah, i guess you find that in a lot of different entertainment medians from chefs to professional wrestlers heh
i notice you frequent #petting-corner often. have you got any furballs of your own?

check out haggis’ super cute kitteh!!!

Haggis

I do! I have a kitty and 2 dogs, one dog is a mobile dustbin for food, the other is a Collie who is scarily obsessed with reflective surfaces, I’ve always had animals around me i would probably find my house quite quiet without them

Sozzals
In most cases, animals are better than humans!
Except monkeys. Monkeys are dicks.

Haggis
Monkeys are dicks, i heard an anecdote (possibly just an urban legend) about a friend who knew someone with a pet Capuchin, long story short he left a cup of tea in the living room and came back in to find it squatting over his cup.

 

Sozzals
fucking

Haggis
I don’t fancy having a monkey after reading that whether it’s true or not

Sozzals
Are you from a big family? Only child? First born? The youngest?

Haggis 
I’m one of 4, the oldest by about 8 years, so aside from the cat and dogs there were always plenty animals in my house

Sozzals
I’m almost afraid to ask this – but did you set a good example to your younger siblings?

Haggis
Next question

Sozzals
I’m not asking this just cos your Scottish, k? But, have you ever been so wasted that you’ve woken up in unfamiliar surroundings?

Haggis
Yes
More times than I’d care to count, I woke up in a Wendy house when I was about 17
I’d been at a party and made it outside to wake up 4 or 5 hours later with no clue where I was
I woke up about 2 hours late on a bus last year after a particularly heavy weekend [a lot of cannabis]

 

Sozzals
Haggis, will you, in the later years of your life, joining us in the Pyran Retirement Home where we intend to LAN party all day and smoke cannabis and talk shit all night?

Haggis
I’d be honoured, just make sure there are no bus journeys involved

Sozzals
A look into the mind of a Haggis. Who in Pyran would you like to see interviewed haggs?

Haggis
Ben!
Failing that Grouse or Pidge

Sozzals
<3<3
ty sir
pidge too shy
grouse’s will be up tmrw

Haggis
Spoilsport, and not at all thanks for asking

Seeing as Grouse has one incoming and Pidge refused I nominate Stompy or Blaze, hopefully one of them says yes.