I grew up in the Great White North, also known as Toronto, ON. I
moved to San Francisco in August 2010 and loved the year I spent
there. Due to some annoying restrictions on my student visa, I
moved back to Toronto to be able to work while in school. I always
try to stay positive and I love to make others laugh. There is
nothing better than a good conversation!
What I’m doing with my life
For the past two years I've been involved in the games journalism
industry. I've had my work published on Lv42.com, 1UP.com and more.
In May 2011, I self-published a magazined called Cultured (check it
out on michaelrbrown.com), focusing on bringing the stories behind
game development to new audiences (particularly women and anyone
over 40). Currently, I live in Toronto where I'm pursuing both my
Bachelor's degree and a College diploma from the University of
Guelph-Humber. Also, I went sky diving this past summer and it was
I’m really good at
impersonating Tim Gunn, playing Zuma and being an eternal optimist.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm really tall, but don't let that intimidate you. I'm actually a
nice, honest person with a good sense of humor who can laugh about
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo et
al), Asterios Polyp, Ring, The Harry Potter series, Eat Pray Love,
Master Harold...and the boys, Me (by Ricky Martin), Y: The Last
Man, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (yes, it was a manga
TV Shows: Damages, Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List, Dilbert,
Better off Ted, Daria, Nurse Jackie, 1 Girl 5 Gays
Movies: Potiche (an amazing little French movie you need to
watch!), Bridesmaids, Miss Congeniality, The Devil Wears Prada,
Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Batman Begins,
Doubt, One Week, Shelter
Music: Au Revoir Simone, Hey Champ, The Stills, I Come To Shanghai,
Feist, Florence + The Machine
Food: Just about anything....except for Dolmas.
The six things I could never do without
-My sense of humor
-A good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever is on my mind. It depends on everything else that is
On a typical Friday night I am
with friends (either out or just relaxing at someone's place) or
taking it easy and reading a book or watching something on Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have read Asterios Polyp over 5 times and I own multiple copies
of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
You should message me if
my height doesn't scare you away :P