Figured I been here long enough to write one of these out proper, so here we a-go.
I'm a programmer by trade and a video gamer by hobby. I can super get lost into a narrative, especially when it touches on parts of my life. I would imagine that's why I got into certain kinds of video games more than others. Catherine really hit home for me because it represented something deep at the root of the story that we all experience; the problem and power of choice. You never really know if choices you make in life will lead to positive outcomes, but we do it anyway. Some choices I've made led to some glorious times and others led to days I'd rather forget than remember.
The choice of becoming a programmer was one of my better choices in a lot of ways. I've created some things in my time that I'm super proud of. It's like having dynamic legos in a way. I will say the greatest joy of programming is watching people use and enjoy what you made. It's what keeps me at the job I'm at. I started out learning it on my own for the most part and went from there, learning from others. It's a great way to learn anything, honestly. I've learned more from friends or people I knew than I did from the internet. The most fun thing I've ever wrote programming wise was a chat bot for IRC.
The choice of where I live was born out of the job I have. I'm not going to say I like it here, because that's a lie. It's okay, if I want to be fair. There's a few things about it I'm not happy about, but overall, I have my own little sanctuary from the world, so I can't really say it's a net negative. One day, I'm aiming to go somewhere new and different. Not necessarily because I think anything's going to be better there, but more because I want a reset of sorts. Sometimes new surroundings can bring completely different concepts to the table, some of which could be life changing. If you have a chance to go somewhere new, I'd suggest it.
Video games were kind of a no brainer. It's a great way to relieve stress and take your mind to different places. My favorite video games of all time have to be either Catherine (full body +1) and Banjo-Kazooie.
Banjo Kazooie ignited my love for trophy hunting and it's what brought me here. That game was a great adventure in both story and the process of getting 100%. It's the first game I truly felt accomplished completing. That must of been why I did it about ten more times over the past 15 or so years.
I'm a big kid at heart and I'm pretty okay with it. I know how to serious up when adulting needs to be done, but I can kick back when I need to. To that effect, I'm totally covering my body with various tattoos of things that made me smile in one way or another. My favorite one so far is of a pikachu and eevee sitting together with a heart over them.
If ya ever see me in a party, feel free to hop in and get ready for a goofball