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(Credit given where credit is due - Thanks to OcR BubbaSkull for the blog title suggestion. I like it.)
Well, I'm a recruit, now. And, I understand to make member status I need to be active. Makes sense.
So, here's a bit more about myself. First off, for you who are mathematically challenged, I LIED about my age on my application. Okay, I said it! I'm old enough to be your father. Some of you, your grandfather. HA! But, I still feel 18 inside, and I really enjoy gaming.
I've always been a computer, and graphics geek. How many of you can say that they remember the PET 64? That was pre-Commodore days, folks!
I use to work for a big corporation. I won't mention any names (DuPont). Since I was the only computer literate back in the day of high illustration, yes, on a drawing board, I was assigned to research this new phenomenon, "desktop publishing." Back then, the only thing people knew about computers is what they saw on Star Trek, the original, with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
Well, the company gave me carte blanche. I could buy any hardware and software I wanted to research. Afterward, it was up to me to train everyone in my department. When I was finished I quit the corporation and started my own company. Makes sense.
I used to play a game created by Bungie called Marathon, a lot. When HALO came out I was fearful of becoming addicted. But, in 2006 I purchased a used disk on eBay, "HALO: Combat Evolved" for my Macintosh computer. It was all I played, over, and over, and over again.
Then, in 2012 a young man who I mentored (I work with "youth" in my spare time) was selling his xbox 360. So, with reservation and fear of game addiction I bought it from him.
Needless to say I started all over again with HALO played the way that it was meant to be played. Then, of course I had to play 2, and 3. Then, there was REACH where I discovered online multi-player. OMG, where has all my free time gone?! HALO 4, and Destiny.
My apologies for not talking much on the battlefield unless I have to. I try to stay focused so that I don't get killed too much. So, don't anyone take it personally. I just need to get better at PvP. Some of you may laugh. But, the reason I never played much PvP in the past is because I've had this mental block of shooting at humans rather than aliens. Seriously, I know it's just a game.
Well, enough for now. I'm probably boring most of you to tears.
Until next time, Welcome to my k9tmare.<p><a href="<fileStore.core_Attachment>/monthly_2015_08/signature-150818-1130.jpg.3f71cc1cb25acd1a4c1c0593bb813a0f.jpg" class="ipsAttachLink ipsAttachLink_image"><img data-fileid="4" src="<fileStore.core_Attachment>/monthly_2015_08/signature-150818-1130.jpg.3f71cc1cb25acd1a4c1c0593bb813a0f.jpg" class="ipsImage ipsImage_thumbnailed" alt=""></a></p>