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  • About big_anemone
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Occupation
    College instructor
    About Me
    I started playing rpgs with Ultima III on the Commodore 64. I never branched out much (the occasional text adventure, the occasional turn-based strategy), but I've been playing rpgs on and off since then.
  • Interests
    Things I like
    Literature, Philosophy, History, Hiking, Camping, Cooking (vegetarian)
    Favorite RPGs
    Ultima IV & V
    Wizardry VII & VIII
    Planescape: Torment
    the Fire Emblem series
    Favorite Non-RPGs
    the Zork series, text adventures in general
    Favorite movies
    Anything by Werner Herzog, especially Aguirre: The Wrath of God, many of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch's films, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), the major works of German Expressionism.

    I also love all the Star Wars movies, including the bad on
    Favorite music
    I like a range of "classical" composers, especially Bach, Bartok and Shostakovitch. I'm also really like the Carnatic music of southern India, though I don't pretend to understand it. And I still love lots of 90s alt-rock, from Sonic Youth to Jane's Addiction.
    Favorite books
    Dangerous question - I teach literature classes. Here's ten of my favorite authors of fiction:

    Herman Melville
    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    William Faulkner
    Ralph Ellison
    Octavia Butler
    Stanislaw Lem
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Patricia Highsmith
    Doris Lessing
  • System Specifications
    OS
    Windows XP
    Hardware
    Nintendo DS,
    Thinkpad x60s

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  • Last Activity: November 28th, 2008 14:38
  • Join Date: May 28th, 2008
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