Began JediMUD: July 1992 (prior to opening)
I began mudding sometime in the summer or
fall of 1990, switched from LP to Diku in early 1992, and began
playing jedi just before it opened to the public. (Few people probably
After Imming in December of 1992, I quickly
rose through the ranks until I was offered an Administrative position
in August of 1993. So you're stuck with me. Get over it. :)
Outside of the mud (there IS an outside),
I enjoy writing short fiction and poetry, as well as musical parodies
and other various kinds of filk [no, that's NOT a typo -- Click
more information] music.) My taste in music is legendarily eclectic,
and contains many artists you've never heard of, including Stan
Rogers, Horslips, Hawkwind, The Flash Girls, Boiled in Lead, Leslie
Fish, Heather Alexander, Bill & Brenda Sutton, Julia Ecklar, Tom
Smith, Steve MacDonald, Three Weird Sisters, Phoenix, Wilderwood,
Dandelion Wine, Sam Baardman, Cheryl Wheeler, Tanya Savory, Ben
Wakeman, Joe Bethencourt, Jane Robinson, and Cynthia McQuillen.
I also have a tremendous appreciation for 80s New Wave, and can
often be found trying to give away money to people who can identify
the lyrics to 15 year old songs.
I am an avid reader of science fiction and
fantasy. Favourite authors include Robert Heinlein, Mark Helprin,
Robert Asprin, Peter David, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, and Spider
Robinson. I also read a large number of comic books (my one great
vice), and I'm especially fond of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Warren
Ellis, Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano, Peter David (again), Grant Morrison,
Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, and Dave Sim.
By day, I am a Systems Administrator for
ISP Alliance, Inc., a job I owe, like many other long-time Jedites,
to the mud. This job is the most spiritually satisfying, not to
mention lucrative, job I've ever held, and it would not have been
possible without the skills and contacts I developed over 6 years
of working on Jedi.
I am also the Webmaster and Assistant Editor
Webzine, a monthly original fiction webzine dedicated to SF,
Fantasy, and Horror. There are a lot of wonderful stories published
here, as well as columns, reviews, and other features, including
a wickedly funny daily comic strip. You can also read some of my
Peace and long life to you all.