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Therefore, ABOUT ME!
I'm an Engineer in my mid-20s who enjoys playing with toys and computers. I've seen people who do their 'About Me' section as a series of unconnected facts about themselves, so I'm going to shamelessly steal that idea.
I have an XBox 360 and a PC
Okay, I'll start with the easy (and relevant) ones. I've had a PC in my house for years, though never had a console as a child. I was brought up on classic LucasArts adventures, Sim games and a hefty dose of Sonic and Mortal Kombat. If pushed, I'd say my favourite genre is RPG, though I don't think I'll ever love the genre as much as I did when games like Planescape: Torment, Fallout 2 or Baldur's Gate were more common. I caved relatively recently, and joined the dark side by buying a console (a Microsoft console, no less).
I'm definitely not a trainspotter
I work in the rail industry (no, I don't get free train travel... That is the first question everyone asks) but I'm emphatically not a trainspotter. My background is in Robotics; at University, I made a wall-climbing robot during my 3rd year (though it wasn't a huge success) and I helped work on a physiotherapy robot during my fourth year. I joined the rail industry as I wanted to do something good for the world, and I love being a consultant as you're constantly working on new things and learning new stuff.
I have a Transformer on my desk
|Actually, I have two on my desk|
I am, shockingly enough, a geek. I have a small collection of Transformers, and mark my territory at the office with one on my desk. I also do other geek things, like play PnP RPGs, email my friends pictures of LOLcats and occasionally Rick Roll people (always ironically, of course).
I love Charlie Brooker
Anyone who knows me knows this. I've been a fan of his since he was writing game reviews in PCZone so, yes, that cool thing you like I liked way before you.
I get very annoyed watching TV
I don't know whether this is a causal relation to the above, but I often get very annoyed watching the television. The worst offender is, of course, BBC Breakfast; I would happily punch Bill Turnbull in his smug face if I ever met him (actually, of course I wouldn't, but aggressive exaggeration for comic effect is very in these days, and I'm not strong enough to go against the flow). There is plenty of good programs on, but I usually buy them on DVD and work through them at my leisure; in particular, if you haven't seen it, try checking out The Wire.
I don't read enough any more
I used to devour books, but I just don't seem to have the time any more. I've got a stack of books I want to read (I won't list here, because I will inevitably forget I've listed it here, and I'll be forever reading whatever it was I was reading when I wrote this), but don't ever get round to them. I read comics as well, as they're fairly easily digestible; I subscribe to 2000AD, and I honestly believe Judge Dredd is one of the best Comic characters of all time. Just please don't mention the film.
I'd like one day to write a novel
That one is pretty much self explanatory.
I have a blog
Okay, you probably already knew this last one. I started up this blog in 2009, mostly for my own amusement. If anyone else reads and enjoys it, that's great, but I mainly use this to practice writing about video games and other geek things I come across. I'm constantly intending to post more on it, and maybe I will one day get into the habit of doing regular posts. Until then, I hope you enjoy my semi-regular thoughts on games I've played and other things I've seen with my eyes.