Latest Update to this page: 10/14/2013
Greetings, my name is Ken, and I am 30 years old. I have bounced around in numerous customer service related jobs starting with Concessionist and Usher at an AMC Movie theater, and ending with working in a call center for Safety First, a third party driving monitoring service for trucking companies and insurance companies. Currently, I am unemployed, and due to the economy am attempting to learn a new trade in my spare time.
I have enjoyed history and creative writing for as long as I can remember. I enjoy learning, even if my school records were not all that great. I attribute this mainly to the fact that I was not interested in everything that was taught at school, and branched off to my own study even when I should have been focusing on the classwork at hand. I have no regrets though. Not as far as my school days go, anyway. I have made many stabs at writing all through my life, even as a child. Nothing has been published, especially because I haven’t made any attempts to have anything published. I wrote earlier on simply for the enjoyment of writing and exploring the imagination in my mind. Among the authors I’ve read and liked, and to a degree consider my inspirations, are J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Brooks, Clive Cussler, Jim Butcher, Robert Jordan and there are others; some well known, some obscure. Mainly, I like to read, and write, about fantasy-fiction and science-fiction.
I’m also a gamer, and have played a few games in my time. I can’t claim to have the devotion of some of my friends, who have sources to these games that I have no idea where it comes from, but since 2001, I have been involved in Massively Multi-Player Online games. I started with a game called Shadowbane, then went back and looked at older games like Ultima Online and Diablo II, then went ahead and looked at games like City of Heroes/City of Villains, Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and most recently, Skyrim and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Before Shadowbane, the only computer games I touched were Real-Time Strategy games such as Starcraft and the Age of Empires series of games. It was a Strategy Game titled Battle Realms that eventually led me to Shadowbane. Aside from the aforementioned games, I have even done some Alpha Testing on Rift, but after they went into Beta testing, I haven’t logged in. I was also invited to betas for DC Universe Online, Starcraft II, and Age of Conan, but due to circumstances, never actually did the testing.
I also enjoy anime. Due to my love for history, my absolute favorite anime is Rurouni Kenshin. I have seen most of the series (up to the end of the Kyoto arch, with Shishio Makoto) and have the manga for the whole series. I have also seen Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal and a Rurouni Kenshin motion picture. (I forget the subtitle for the motion picture, but they used a different voice actor for Kenshin in it, than in the series, and they weren’t as good.) Trust and Betrayal I think was my favorite part of the whole Rurouni Kenshin Saga, but I love it all. I have other anime I like, but that one just grabs me the most.
Anyway, that’s what I have to say about me, for now, and I hope you all enjoy reading about my story, and actually reading it eventually. Till then, see ya!