She didn't feel comfortable sharing a bedroom with her husband any longer, so she used their finished basement as an apartment. One constant in Chobot's life growing up, aside from video games, was a love of all things Japanese.Her aunt lived in Japan teaching English for eight years and would send back trinkets, toys and oddities."It's so silly, but the crosswalks there for the big intersections, when you push the button and it's ready for you to walk, instead of just showing the little man like it does here they play music. ' It's my second week in and I'm starting to make my way around, and I'm visiting all these cool places, and I'm hanging out by the side of the river, and I've got my stop-over cafe I hit up on my way to the Gion District.
"I was only ever made to feel special when other people were around," she says. It just kind of devolved into living with a roommate." In addition to her failing marriage, Chobot was soon gutted by a simple bureaucratic quirk.It tacked nearly eight more years onto her studies. In late 2004, as the Detroit housing market began to show signs of trouble and her husband's business declined, she defiantly took a job at the local EB Games."I basically had what I call a 'quarter-life crisis' and completely lost my mind," Chobot says. A few months later she took her entire savings and bought a ticket to Japan.Months passed, and around that time her pre-ordered PSP came in.She took it to a photo shoot later that same day, and the rest of the crew gathered around as she unboxed it.It wasn't the tone that was out of place for the website, which at the time featured racy pictures along with its video game coverage. Chobot says it all started in 2005, when IGN writer Chris Carle found her roaming the halls of E3 and asked to interview her not for a job, but for a story. Carle is writing for readers who have become infatuated with the mysterious woman, and his two-part interview finally puts a name to the face.