|"You can't give her that!" she screamed. "It's not safe!"|
IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.
|Home||North Carolina, USA|
|World||Timeless River or Hollow Bastion|
Hi, y'all. Just another Kingdom Hearts fan here.
I do try to check in at least once a day to perform my staff duties, more sometimes if I'm actively working on a page or project. However, I am a full-fledged adult, at least according to the United States government, and as a result things in my real life become a little more important than wiki editing. You know, family, job, pets, non-video game related hobbies, the usual stuff.
What Am I Working On?
I'm currently working on the following items on the wiki.
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Missions - Creating, formatting, and proofreading.
- Wiki usability (Tutorials, userboxes, etc.)
Anyone is welcome to join in at any time. I encourage it, actually. It keeps my horrific spelling in check.
Every once in a while, I'll get a message similar to this on my talk page: "OMG, where did you get your sprite? Daisy wasn't in Chain of Memories...was she?!?" For a big hint, check out the image's name...
This one is also a sprite edit of mine, made in celebration of the release of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Hey, if Mickey can rock an Organization XIII cloak, why not Daisy? The quote is from Thud!, my favorite Discworld book.
My current bubble, which is blue both in honor of the impending release of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and because blue is my favorite color and I haven't gotten a chance to have a blue bubble yet. The sprite is from Kingdom Hearts Mobile, modified by both myself and DTN. The quotes are from the Doctor Who special "Time Crash"; my sister has gotten me hooked on Who over the last couple of months.
Who Are You?
I get asked a lot of questions about my background, particularly my age, marked with the dignified description of "old" at right. I don't want to give too many details about myself, but I will tell you the following:
2. My original background is in the sciences, especially astronomy. I got into teaching when the research money went away following September 11th, and I found out I loved it. Sadly, I'm taking a break from education at the moment because I'd rather teach students things they can use instead of how to fill in bubbles on a test sheet. Just so you know, office work is boring and monotonous...don't do it, kids!
3. I have many non-video game hobbies...I'm a martial artist, specializing in Tai Chi and I read like it's going out of style (current favorite author: Terry Pratchett). However, my love and passion is movies. Start me talking about cinema and you cannot shut me up. Especially animated films. Especially the works of Disney and Pixar. My best friend, who is an even bigger Disney fan than me, was the one who got me started on this whole Kingdom Hearts thing in the first place.
4. As for video games, I am still replaying through Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, mostly to help with the Mission articles. I am also stuck in a perpetual game of Fallout 3, I am having a blast with Soulcalibur IV, and am also rocking out with Beatles: Rock Band (finally!)
5. I don't watch nearly as much TV as I used to (especially as I don't have cable), but I find time here and there. Current shows I tune into are The Big Bang Theory and Mythbusters. My sister also got me addicted to the current version of Doctor Who; I'm currently catching up with series 4, so no spoilage, please. ^_^ At any other time, I can usually throw in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Whose Line is it Anyway?, or The Simpsons and be a happy puppy. I also have a ridiculous number of favorite anime series, topped easily by Cowboy Bebop and Lupin III. Hmm...wonder where my username came from now?
6. I love almost any kind of music. 80's music makes me feel all young and child-like again, the Beatles were my first favorite band, and Dave Matthews Band and the Barenaked Ladies got me through college. I'll listen to just about anything, though...J-pop, big band, alternative rock, classical, jazz, film soundtracks, oldies, and even country all have a place on my mp3 player.