your intro hardly has to be amazing Alexandria. thanks.
and getting comfortable is a process. this is a great, accepting and accommodating place for it though.
Hello, my name's James and I'm a British 20-something Internet Commissar(I was allowed to make up my own job title) whose principal interests include web development, programming(C#), Hopak, chemistry, movies, video games, Touhou, knife throwing, time & space, cooking and, as of a few days ago, 3D modeling & video editing.
I enjoy playing turn-based or real-time strategy games, with Supreme Commander, Civilizations and Dominions 3 taking up the majority of my free time. I also tend to play bullet hell shooters, though my skills are...Less than optimal.
Musically speaking I tend to lean towards different countries for different genres, my pop is Korean, my rock is Japanese, my techno-trance is Israeli, my metal is Finnish and my rap is straight outta Compton. My current playlist includes Alestorm, Brown Eyed Girls, Korpiklaani, Infected Mushroom, NWA, Girls' Generation, Crows Claw and XL Project.
If I'm not playing games or working then I'm usually busy with some sort of programming project, so I actually spend very little time reading. Whenever I do get the chance to read I usually go for something factual, philosophical(something that I only recently got into after the drunk, depressed philosopher who lives above me gave me half his library for Christmas) or anything by Lovecraft, Kafka or James Thurbur. My favourite book is Battle Royale.
I have a perfectly healthy obsession with the minor goings on in Hipster Labradoodle with Bangs Zooey Deschanel's life, this is thanks to Gawker's regular articles on her. My favourite member of Girls' Generation is Kim Taeyeon, who's name I mispronounce as Kim Twaron because Twaron used to be my goto choice of body armour whenever I started a new game of Jagged Alliance 2. I have a minor chewing gum addiction and, lastly, I can play the Harmonica...Poorly.
That's me, all wrapped up in a nutshell.
P.S. Oh, it'd also seem I enjoy spending hours avoiding work and, instead, writing and rewriting really long introductory posts.
nice. are you an independant or do you have a full time employer Commissar?
I was actually hired two days ago as the lead web developer for an electrical testing company, it's my first ever real job which, in hindsight, means I probably shouldn't be slacking off whenever possible but, thankfully, the work is extremely easy.
not how i'm wired, but it's not that strange.
Newborn nerdfighter and would love to get some communication going. Born and raised in Sweden, now living in Finland. My life consists of words, and I especially like combining them into fiction and reading other people who have done the same. I'm also into the humanities, art, music (piano and singing), learning foreign languages, gaming, technology, activism and politics. I like a good debate as well as pure geek gushing. Fandom-wise, one of my mains is Bioware's stuff. While not fluent in all, I can speak Swedish, English, Finnish, French, Japanese and Spanish. I consider pumpkin to be the most glorious food and I won't forget to be awesome.
My life consists of words
fantastic way to put it Annina. welcome.
What foreign language will you learn next?
For some unknown reason I really like Hebrew, but I'm not sure if I'll ever actually pick it up. Some basic Mandarin Chinese would be nice. Otherwise I'm just improving the ones I've got. Which ones do you know?
welcome to the ning Miranda!
while you mentioned some of the reasons for your taste in music, i almost admire you as much for that admission than your others. while i've had this conversation to an extent before (and have yet to see such here) nerd communities can sometimes be way more accepting when one comes out as queer (or genderqueer) or atheist/Christian (or follower of other belief system) or as a lover/hater of all sorts of quote nerdy things than for as a follower of more mainstream or supposedly mundane matters.