WHO AM I? - Astrid Castle (also known as Asti, Lady A, and Greyflea)

OCCUPATION - Just finished 4 years at university studying Illustration. Currently a temp. tester at E.A. Games!

AGE - 23, same age as my twin sister, funnily enough.

HOME - London, England, Earth (for now)

PETS - Two wonderfully evil male cats, Raziel (yes I'm a Soul Reaver fan) a black/grey longhair, and Cid (and a Final Fantasy fan too!) a mainly black tabby - and he's the biggest cat you've ever seen!

WORK EXPERIENCE - I actually worked in a hairdressers for my work experience at school (I don't know how they have the patience! Did no actual hair cutting, but I made many a cup of coffee ;) Have been working in the Gamestation (an unofficial one, ahem) for the past few years - it was great to be surrounded by so many films and video games, I'm in heaven! Shame about there being customers...
Also worked at EA games as a tester, and worked on the games Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (all systems) Battlefield 2 (PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360) We Love Katamari (PS2), Me & My Katamari (PSP) Black (PS2 and Xbox), Burnout (NDS), Namco Museum, Pac-man World 3, Battlefield 2 expansion (PC).

VEHICLES - Other than my space ship? I have full licenses for both car and motorbike (the bike's more fun to ride, but a car's more convenient.)

FAVE ARTISTS - Yoshitaka Amano, William Blake, Albrecht Durer, Aubrey Beardsley, Mucha, Edward-Burne Jones, Yoji Shinkawa.

FAVE FILMS - The original Star Wars trilogy (Empire Strikes Back being the best!) the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy (lots of trilogies!) Jurassic Park, Aliens, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Matrix, Labyrinth, Escape from New York, Moulin Rouge - I could go on forever!

FAVE BOOKS - Anything by Terry Pratchett, especially the Discworld series, Harry Potter series, Gormenghast, Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice.

FAVE GAMES - Final Fantasy VII and X, the Legacy of Kain series (especially Soul Reaver) Metal Gear Solid series, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Silent Hill 2 and 4, Resident Evil 1, 2 and 4, Devil May Cry, Gunstar Heroes, Zelda, Flashback, Another World, Metroid Prime, Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight, Day of the Tentacle, Kingdom Hearts, Xenogears, Castlevania SotN, Shadow of the Colossus, We Love Katamari.

FAVE MUSIC - In terms of composers, anything by John Williams, Yoko Kanno, Jerry Goldsmith, Howard Shore, Karl Jenkins, Tchaikovsky, Hans Zimmer, Philip Glass, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Holst.
Musicals - Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Tanz der Vampire, Chicago, the Producers.

Bands - Not really into 'normal' music, but I'd say Queen, Michael Jackson, Abba - give me classical music any day!

FAVE TV SHOWS - The Simpsons, Star Trek: TNG, the (early) X-Files, Scrubs, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, the Office, Have I Got News for You, Question Time (!), Frasier, Knightmare, the Crystal Maze, Lexx, Farscape, Futurama, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (did he ever find his father?)

MOI - My list here is very similar to my sisters, don't you think? Well we are twins and do live in the same house; we just happen to have the same interests, it can't be helped. ;) I love drawing and always have, films and games being my main source of inspiration. I was always taken to the cinema as a kid mainly to see fantasy films (it was the 80s!) If I could, I would live in a theatre in the West End as I'm always visiting them anyway - you can't beat a live performance, it's magical. :) I love escapism, and being transported somewhere else for a few hours, not to mention the atmopshere in an audience, and the theatre's great for it! (shame it's so bloody expensive) I like to ride my motorbike, though it can be so dangerous in London what with all the traffic/crazy people. I'm studying shotokan karate, though not yet a blackbelt like my sister. (I could still beat her in a fight I think ;) I love to travel, though sadly don't do as much as I'd like - travelling into central London is great though, I love the city.

EMAIL - greyflea@hotmail.com

MSN - Same as above!

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NAME - Trudi Castle/Lady T. A Bachelor of Art in Visual Comunication Design (that's illustration to you!)

OCCUPATION - Just finished a 4 year illustration course. Currently a tester and part of the Submission Audit team at EA Games.

AGE - 2 decades and 3 years

PLACE OF BIRTH - Planet Earth, island of the Brits, London.

PETS - Smokey black longhair male cat named Raziel (pawn and messiah!). Shorthair male tabby cat named Cid (Highwind). A MDP named Raoul. Various amounts of goldfish, frogs and toads

WORK EXPERIENCE - Electronics Boutique/Game. Computer graphics company designing packaging. Various commissioned pictures.
Games tested at EA: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PS2, XBOX, GC, PSP, NDS, GBA, PC)
Battlefield 2 (PS2, XBOX, XBOX360)
We Love Katamari
(PS2)
Me and My Katamari
(PSP)
Black (PS2, XBOX)
Burnout (NDS)
Fifa 2006 (XBOX360)
Pac-Man World 3 (PS2, XBOX, PSP, PC)
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary (PS2, XBOX, PC)

Battlefield 2: Armored Fury (PC)

VEHICLE LICENCES - Car and motorbike (suppose sailing boat doesn't count?)

FAVE ARTISTS - Edward Burne-Jones, Aubrey Beardsley, Tetsuya Nomura, Hiroaki Samura, Yoji Shinkawa, William Blake, Alan Lee, Katsuhiro Otomo

FAVE FILMS - Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, LOTR FOTR, Escape from New York, The Lion King, Aliens, Silence of the Lambs,The Truman Show, Big Trouble in Little China, Star Trek 6 and 8, Jackie Brown, The Matrix, Sleepy Hollow, Toy Story, For a Few Dollars More, My Neighbour Totoro, Moulin Rouge, Laputa, Memento, Chicago, ummm, and tons more.

FAVE BOOKS - LOTR trilogy, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Gormenghast trilogy, Discworld series, The Diary of a Nobody, Les Miserables

FAVE GRAPHIC NOVELS - The Sandman series, Kabuki, Blade of the Immortal, Akira, Naruto, Priest, The Walking Dead

FAVE GAMES - Final Fantasy VII and X, Legacy of Kain series, Zelda series, Flashback, Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2, Resident Evil series, Super Smash Brothers Melee (go Bowser!), Mario Kart, Castlevania: SOTN, Silent Hill series, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Gunstar Heroes, Dark Forces2: Jedi Knight, Starfox, Phantasy Star Offline (was the only way I ever played it!), Super Mario World, Monkey Island 3, Advance Wars, Space Invaders, Metroid Prime, We Love Katamari, Animal Crossing

FAVE MUSIC - SCORES - anything John Williams, Howard Shore, Jerry Goldsmith, Tchaikovsky, Philip Glass, James Horner, Holst, Sibelius, Yoko Kanno, Karl Jenkins
MUSICALS - Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Anything Goes, Chicago, City of Angels, Tanz der Vampire
BANDS - Queen,
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Silverchair, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Travis, George Michael, The Darkness

ME - I have a twin sister, who I think looks nothing like me, contrary to what others say. I love travelling into central London, the atmosphere is absolutely great, and often provides inspiration for my drawings (and is great for a fun time out, naturally!). Am a black belt in shotokan karate, and ride a 125cc Yamaha motorbike. Have had 2 previous accidents (one on me old scooter, the other on my old 125cc Honda), and so far am only scarred physically, not mentally :) Hopefully this one will stay in one piece, ay?

EMAIL - truds82@btinternet.com

MSN - lady_tavington@hotmail.com

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