This is my site. Yes, I'm aware that the statement seems pretty obvious. However,
in this case, the emphasis is definitely on the purpose, rather than the ownership. This site is for me.
I made it to find things to reference when I'm not home...
I made it to point my friends to
I made it to keep the universe appraised of my stupendous arrogance
This is my site and you are welcome to visit. Don't look for pearls of great wisdom or
ex cathedra statements on the nature of the universe. I do that offline. Do feel free to wander through to get an idea of some of my interests and tastes, or to read the reviews of various media (when and if I get to posting them): Old and New, Textual and Visual. Please wipe your feet before you come in, though...I'm too lazy to vaccuum the carpet.
Who am I? Well, I'll just put some variant of my LiveJournal userinfo statement in for now. At some point maybe I'll even update it again. Hell, here I've found a wonderful partner and yet this is the only mention you'll see of her until we rework this thing from scratch. :) Hopefully by the end of 2012, this site will reflect both of us and all our kids. We may have time to handle that after the wedding. In theory. Maybe...
These days, people who don't know my real name know me as Kelyn Blackwolf, mostly because of my former work on AC2 Warcry. Others have in the past met me as EGO or perhaps Zeyr if you are an old time NEROtic.
I'm a gamer, editor, computer geek, martial artist and voracious reader. I'm probably best known as a doting father, though. Just ask...I'll bore you about my son.
As a gamer, I'm currently focused on boffer LARPs and console games on my PS3 (mostly RPGs). I mostly LARP playing NERO International, though I have not attended in close to a year due to other commitments.
Writing/editing is a less frequently indulged hobby, now that AC2 Warcry is defunct along with the great game that spawned it. I have been known to work on LARP rulebooks as well for both NERO and nTeraction systems and have staffed some NERO variant campaigns (Plot for Wildlands South, Campaign Director for the later
years of DLSR, helped create the original Core NPC program for NERO Mass), along with running events for the NERO Mass in the 90s and early 2000s. I have some ideas about writing again, both fiction and non, but lets point back to that overcommitment thing, shall we? There is a big difference between off-the-cuff LJ posts and this bio and actual quality writing that has gone through some revisions.
Professionally, I'm Information Security Manager for a rapidly growing software company. I was previously responsible for architecting the servers, networking,
infrastructure technology and all other aspects of tech outside our custom software. Prior jobs include being MIS Manager of a smaller company (something of
a jack-of-all-trades position with a small staff under me) and Windows Administrator in a much larger one that acquired the previous. I know a little about
everything and read directions really well by now, even if they are somewhat inscrutably written.
I read (a lot!): fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, mysteries, philosphy and how-to books with abandon. I also have a minor addiction to the pulps,
both early and modern: Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Shadow, The Executioner, The Destroyer are the ones I'm currently working on completing
collections of. We'll have to see where I go from there. My current favorite author (defined as the only one I always buy in hardcover on day of release) is Jim Butcher, author of the Codex Alera and the Dresden Files. I think it is pretty clear that I like series books somewhat more than standalones, because I hate to let go of good characters.
I worked security for Arisia since 2005, running the department in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the Operations Desk in 2012.
Hrmm...what else. I'm now in my 40s, a former black belt now out of shape, but working on getting back into it. Along with my son, I study Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido at an excellent studio in Hudson, MA. I'm also intermittently getting back into hobbyist carpentry, though I have no workshop space in a condo, so I have to restrict myself to summer work, when I can find the time. My only religions are responsibility and honor. My largest obvious faults are distractability and forgetfulness...the rest I think I'll keep to myself. ;) I'm generally identified as a dominant personality and I tell the world's worst attempts at jokes and
puns, something my son seems to have picked up from me. Oh...and I have a tendency to write things like this piecemeal over an entire workday, lending them just the perfect amount of inconsistent and fractured continuity.
Hrm...fairly dull, but I guess that suffices. Y'all come back now, y'hear? :)