An Interview with Kelly M from The Archaeology of Tomb Raider

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Title: An Interview with Kelly M from The Archaeology of Tomb Raider
Interviewer: 8-Bit Girl
Interviewee: Kelly M
Date(s): 19 November 2015
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Tomb Raider
External Links: 8-Bit Girl: An Interview with Kelly M from The Archaeology of Tomb Raider, Archived version
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An Interview with Kelly M from The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is an interview with Kelly M.

"Today on 8-Bit Girl, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly, writer and moderator of her Tomb Raider fansite The Archaeology of Tomb Raider. Her site is a fantastic source of Tomb Raider news, features and reviews, as well as interesting posts on history, archaeology and travel."

Some Excerpts

Your site is a fantastic source of Tomb Raider and archaeological lore. What made you start The Archaeology of Tomb Raider?

Aww, thanks. That's very sweet of you.

I started The Archaeology of Tomb Raider as a way of getting more involved in the Tomb Raider fan community and since there are so many fansites out there, I had to try and carve a little niche for myself. The idea of creating a fansite that focussed on the art and artefacts seen in the Tomb Raider games had been in my mind for years but it wasn't until the reboot came out that I finally decided to put my plan into action.

There's no denying that Lara is an awesome character for so many of us. But what is it about her that you like?

I'd say it's her confidence, her no-nonsense attitude, her intelligence, and her passion for all things ancient...even if she normally ends up destroying most of the sites and artefacts she comes across.

How has it been fund-raising for Extra Life?

It took some time to gain momentum but I ended up raising over $1000 for Extra Life with the help of my fellow Tomb Raider fans. I don't know how you feel about fundraising in general but I'm always a little reluctant to ask people to make a donation, especially when I tell them I'm raising money by playing video games. Sadly, there still seems to be a certain stigma attached to gaming and I feel people are more comfortable donating money when you tell them that you're planning to run a marathon or humiliate yourself in public in some way. ;-)

Thankfully, the live-streaming side of things was a lot more fun. I managed to clock about 30 or 40 hours across the space of a week and treated my viewers to some playthroughs of the Uncharted series, GTA Online, and Far Cry 4.