Adam T.

Location:

Austin, TX
Hometown: Northampton, MA

Member since:

December 10, 2013

What is your favorite Science Fiction and/or Fantasy Movie, Book, Comic, or Video Game of all time? And Why?

I'm a huge fan of sandbox games: Minecraft has been an obsession since early alpha: building, coding, & let's-plays. Relatedly working on my own let's-play that tackles Fallout 3 in reverse (DLC + side quests first, Main Quest & Broken Steel last). Also huge on board and social games: Catan, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Lost Cities, The Resistance, Munchkin, Hive, &c. Fantasy Movies: The Dark Crystal, Legend, The Last Unicorn, Miyazaki. Sci-Fi: Everything from Flash Gordon/Barbarella/Swamp thing, to Moon/Dune/Dark City. Ever since Dave McKean wowed me in the 90s w/ the Sandman covers (the comic book museum that Eastman & Laird started was in my home town!), I've been similarly taken by Jan Švankmajer films. Brit-Coms of the Aughts: Black Books, Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, IT Crowd, Garth Merhengi, Nathan Barley. Do period pieces count? The A&E/BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, An Ideal Husband, Mansfield Park, The Importance of Being Earnest, Easy Virtue.

Ok its official. We just asked you to display your Nerd Card. What phrase does it say on it?

Nerd Card is probably some recursive javascript function that takes a game as its argument and spits out an object full of random thoughts.

What qualities do you look for in a group and its members when deciding whether to join on and get involved?

Variety, openness, location

Introduction

"Programmer/Gamer w/ Sci-Fi Tendencies" variety Nerd. My house contains both a Virtual Boy & an Oculus Rift. I'll talk about HUD UX & inventory management & UI affordance for days. Sci-Fi ability is hovering around "Darmok & Jalad at Tanagra" levels.


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