Who am I?
I’m Tom, I’m 21 and I’m from the West Midlands in the UK.
I’m currently fumbling around trying to figure out what it is I want to do with myself. I’ve spent most of my life so far as a student and, in the past, have studied too many different things including music, theatre, English language, English literature, psychology, sociology, astrophysics and biology. Theatre and music are the two things I wish I’d never given up on.
I absolutely adore the English language in every way, shape and form; I think our mother tongue is the most beautiful, versatile and powerful thing we have. I love the way it looks when written, the way it sounds when spoken. I wish I could learn each and every one of the other languages on Earth as well.
I find myself eternally drawn into fictional universes and doubt I shall ever really leave any of them. This is especially true of video games and books. There is something entirely irresistible about a beautifully crafted, fantastical yet strangely plausible world. Hell, I even find myself thinking about them when I’m not playing the game or reading the book. One day, I fear, I shall become lost beyond all help as the lines between my world and the worlds I love become steadily less rigid. But would that really be the worst fate that could befall me in life?
I find language in these worlds no less beautiful than in ours. Keelah, I even catch myself using snippets of fictional languages (I can only hope I never become a Trekkie; those kinds of HolQeD are a whole other kettle of bIQDep). Geh, nust kos brit ahrk morokei, nid?
And, gaming, oh, all of the gaming. There is very little I can say about the topic of video games other than I just adore them. They are stunning, they are entirely enthralling. I don’t play a specific genre; for me games are about the story. I tend to gravitate towards a beautifully crafted storyline and a well-established, intricate universe. If gaming could be my life it most definitely would be.
I respect everyone’s right to their opinions and beliefs but will rarely tolerate having it crammed down my throat. I believe that people are generally decent but think that one of life’s greatest tragedies is the propensity for the most ignorant and vile people to be the loudest.
Things that I like.
The written word:
Dorothy Parker, H. P. Lovecraft, Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Susan Hill, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe.
The world of television:
Supernatural, Modern Family, 30 Rock, The IT Crowd, Friends, Frasier, Merlin, Doctor Who.
The world of gaming:
Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Assassin’s Creed, Fable, Dragon Age, Portal, Bioshock, Dead Space.
XBL Gamertag: PreventHorizon.
The world of audio:
Rammstein, Lady Gaga, Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Airplane, Kansas, Rob Zombie, Lordi, Fall Out Boy, The Eagles, Adele, Tori Amos, Within Temptation, and other random stuff.
The miscellaneous stuff:
Misha Collins, food, many varieties of tea, vintage things, arty-crafty stuff, the occult, theatre and acting, speaking in random accents, and awful, awful singing.