First and foremost I am an optimist and a lover of life.
Many doors swing right open for me. I have an above average capacity for working with people. However spend much of my time alone and pursuing some project or activity. I game quite a bit and it does take up more than 5 hours of my weeks. Gaming helps me decompress and it is challenging and therefore a worthwhile preoccupation.
Breaking down a game to it's moving parts and changing it to suit my gaming style. While I am technically a huge nerd my social skills have not suffered to drastically.
I grew up going camping in the desert with my father. A man very easily described as a raconteur albeit a slightly repetitive one. Stories of places far remote in both time and location. He loves NASA and astronomy more than his real life I suspect. That obsession with space and science fiction is either hereditary or learned... it is part of me in a large way.
So I spend a lot of time day dreaming and looking at the sky day or night. I have become good at retelling stories I have read with a slight shift towards my own idea. Michael Chabon in Maps and Legends describes two types of storytellers. Those that delve into the known and local world. Enriching and percolating lore into a deeply steeped cultural identity. And the others seek out new worlds like sailors seeking distant lands and returning with new experiences to add robustness to the already known.
Movie: Dune the 1984 version directed by David Lynch (corny though... a very corny movie) is my favorite movie if the only movie that comes to mind means that said movie is my favorite.
Music:DEVIN TOWNSEND, Ghost Brigade, Peter Gabriel, Estradasphere, Grails, Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses, Orange Tulip Conspiracy, Tom Waits, The Mars Volta, Blixa Bargeld, Dog Fashion Disco, Agents of Oblivion, The Book of Knots, Tool, El-creepo!, Mastodon, Kalmah, Isis, Guapo, Earth, Sunn O))), , The Deserts of Traun, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Acid Bath, Black Engine, At War with Self, King Crimson, Bonobo, This Will Destroy You and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
I have an obsession with Sci-fi and fantasy literature, cinema, and games. Considering other worlds and what they could be like tickles my proverbial pickle. I do consider video games as a legitimate form of art albeit a troubled and young one.
Furthermore Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Anton Wilson, and Charles Stross are some of my favorite writers. Robert Charles Wilson presents very interesting and very unique realities.
I am an amateur futurist. I spend a large amount of time picturing what the future will bring... although I have no real ability to predict. One should be wary of people that claim they can.
R. Buckminster Fuller and Ray Kurzweil can shape a persons thinking about where we are going in a big and positive way.