I’m an analyst for a government contractor in the Washington, DC area; been doing that kind of work (or similar) for several years now.
As a resident of the area, I root for the local sports teams on general principle (except for the Washington Redskins, which is less “general principle” and more “devoted fan”. Was even a season ticket holder for the better part of a decade!).
I’ve played multiple tabletop role-playing games (such as the D & D role playing game, which has yet to make me psychotic, delusional, or deranged-which I really didn’t expect; how’d I turn out normal?), was a former player of Magic the Addiction (er, make that “Magic the Gathering”). One of my card decks was published in the March ’98 issue of the Duelist magazine (my signature deck, “Monster Mash”). I’ve also been hip deep in a couple of MMORPGs, such as Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and most of all, City of Heroes.
I do some writing in my free time-nothing published, though; I write for my own enjoyment, and I’m not anywhere near the level of skill or discipline to write for publication. That doesn’t mean that none of my work hasn’t found its way somewhere….
Unsurprisingly, I also read heaps of books, mostly in the sci-fi/fantasy category, although I’ve found good things in horror, action, and espionage books as well. I found I had a taste for the genre early in life, and it’s stuck with me ever since. Since I read so much, I thought I’d set up The Storyteller’s Archive to share my thoughts and opinions on books both old and new. After all, everyone else had a web site to say something-why couldn’t I?