Mirby is someone who's been around for a very long time. Having seen the site in its many iterations, including the past version of this very wiki, she's somewhat knowledgeable on its history.
Growing Up with ZFGC
At the age of 13, Mirby joined ZFGC sometime in October of 2003 under the alias mariomario112189, several months after Daniel Barras had founded the site for his project, Ocarina of Time 2D. The forums were hosted on ezBoard back in those days, but that didn't last long. They were soon moved to invisionFree, and then to some other format she's not sure of (she's pretty sure it's SMF). During this time, her moniker had changed to dakirbymaster or DKM for short. Then, in 2007, it became MetaKirby.
In July of 2008, Mirby made a revelation to the forums. Located within a thread entitled MetaKirby Reveals All! the then male-identified MetaKirby revealed their habits of crossdressing. This later spiraled into the truth however, which was that MetaKirby was, in fact, transgendered. Despite some troubling posts by other members, and some attacks, MetaKirby held her head up high.
She continued on her path, and in 2010 moved away from her hometown to Fremont, CA. After six months there, she found herself in San Francisco, where she lives to this day.
Mirby was temporarily banned once. As can be seen in this post she went on a rather explicit rant against then-member Random. After dealing with his own special brand of idiocy for weeks, she finally snapped and ripped into him. These arguments were evident by bertfallen's post immediately preceding the linked one, consisting entirely of, "Oh god, is this going to be another Mirby vs Random?"
It did not, because Diminish, then 4Sword, banned her to keep her word. As fate would have it, he was permanently banned a couple of weeks after this incident, and Mirby's ban expired after 30 days. It was good for her, as she was able to relax and get into a better state of mind.
Mirby has worked on many of her own projects, including but not limited to:
- The Legend of Zelda: Bloodlines
- Relics of Nature's Fury
- Dr. Wily (hack of Dr. Mario)
- EXE Quest (hack of the original Final Fantasy with Mega Man Battle Network characters)
- Super Mario Adventure (many iterations)
- Pokémon Rainbow
- Clarisse's Quest 7 (Rockman 7 FC sprite hack)
- Mirby has a near encyclopedic memory for random facts and trivia. For instance, in the hardcover copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there are 734 numbered pages.
- Though she is not athletic, she does enjoy playing sports, especially football. There is no need for clarification, as both types of football are fun.
- Mirby plays a lot of video games. No really, a LOT of video games. Don't believe me? Check out this list of games I've beaten.
- Mirby is also an aspiring journalist, with her articles easily found here!
- Mirby really enjoys the Zelda series, naturally, along with Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Kirby, Mario, Pokémon, Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Dragon Quest...
- Mirby currently owns a Game Boy Advance, DS Lite, 3DS, Wii, Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, and a Sega Genesis.
- She is really into the video game music remixing scene, befriending numerous individuals therein. She has directed Audio Engineering: A Tribute to Cid, dedicated to the many Cids of Final Fantasy, and is currently directing Hometown Heroes, arranging various town themes from RPGs.
- She also has presence on the "making-the-world-a-better-place" side of things, working for a youth advisory board overseeing a homeless youth services agency. She has also spoken out against ill treatment of homeless youth, especially in the Castro area of San Francisco.
- She's a very helpful person; you only really need to ask her to help and she will.
Standing up to gm112
On September 24, 2012, Mirby proved gm112 over a debate relating to the importance of Kingdom Hearts titles released on the various handheld consoles by peacefully making her point clear. Good job, Mirby! --hawthornegm112 (talk) 03:48, 24 September 2012 (EDT)