kane_magus: (kanethumb1)

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Created on 2017-04-10 01:12:25 (#2999198), last updated 2017-09-21 (5 days ago)

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Birthdate:Jan 26
Location:Madison, North Carolina, United States of America
Laconic version: I'm a guy. I play video games. I read. Sometimes, I write. I veg out on the Internet. That's pretty much it, for day-to-day stuff outside of work and such. Also, as of around March 2012 or so, I am a brony.

I like video games either of the PC or console variety (though these days it's almost exclusively PC [especially now that I've sold almost all of my consoles and associated games]), surfing the Internet, mostly for webcomics and to visit my usual online haunts, watching online shows like Angry Video Game Nerd, Two BestFriends Play or variousSlenderMan-relatedshows, and reading/writing when I have a spare moment not spent doing those other things (though I should actually switch it around so that I'm doing those other things when I have a spare moment not reading/writing).

I graduated from DigiPen in 2008 and was working at TT123/GameInstinct until December 2013. I am currently unemployed and looking for "a job, any job," though my ultimate goal is to become a published author of fiction novels/short stories. Still got a ways to go before reaching that lofty goal, though.

I am currently living on my mother's farm in Madison, NC, and have been since February 2014. This is where I lived all of my life, prior to moving to Redmond, WA in August 2004, and it's is where I find myself once more, now that I've moved back.

Schools previously attended:
DigiPen Institute of Technology (2004-2008) - Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation.
North Carolina A&T State University (2000-2002) - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Rockingham Community College (1997-1999) - Associate of Science.
Dalton L. McMichael High School (1993-1997)

Completed games I've worked on at DigiPen (annoyingly, none of the old links to these games worked anymore and so have been removed):
-- Fuzure (Senior year, 2007-2008)
-- Telurica (Junior year, 2006-2007)
-- Psychosteamion (Sophomore year, 2005-2006)
-- OGIC (Freshman year, 2004-2005)

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Favorite Quotes

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

-- excerpted from "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" by C.S. Lewis

"...never [enter] into dispute or argument with another. I never saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many, on their getting warm, becoming rude, & shooting one another. ... When I hear another express an opinion which is not mine, I say to myself, he has a right to his opinion, as I to mine; why should I question it? His error does me no injury, and shall I become a Don Quixote, to bring all men by force of argument to one opinion? ... There are two classes of disputants most frequently to be met with among us. The first is of young students, just entered the threshold of science, with a first view of its outlines, not yet filled up with the details & modifications which a further progress would bring to their knoledge. The other consists of the ill-tempered & rude men in society, who have taken up a passion for politics. ... Consider yourself, when with them, as among the patients of Bedlam, needing medical more than moral counsel. Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics. In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal."

-- Thomas Jefferson, in an excerpt from a letter to his then 16-year old grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph

"This is the problem with compassion, we're compassionate to everybody except those people who aren't compassionate. You can't do it that way. How do we refrain from throwing out of our hearts even those people who we believe to be seriously misguided? How do we keep from throwing out of our hearts those people who are caught in their own fears, in their own distrusts, in their own exclusivities?"

-- Rabbi Ted Falcon, during a talk at Interfaith Community Church, September 10, 2010.

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp for themselves the reins of government; destroying afterwards the very engines, which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

-- George Washington - excerpted from his Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

"Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating."

-- Simon Pegg (Not sure of the origin for this one, but it's still a good quote.)

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

-- Theodore Roosevelt, The Kansas City Star - May 7, 1918

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