Outlaw on the Atari 2600 was the first game I ever remember playing. Shooting squares at rectangles vaguely in the shape of a cowboy was as good as I could imagine video games to be at the time. My stepfather made my brothers and I work our way through gaming systems in order, and finally at the SNES I played my first RPG. I have no recollection if I ever actually beat Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, but I remember being in absolute love with it. That game, along with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Baldur's Gate, made it so I could never stop playing video games.
More than anything, I like being lost in a world. RPG games have a focus on characters and world-building that makes it so much easier than any other genre. While watching Sam Fisher seriously ruin some days may be awesome, it pales in comparison to a finely crafted universe.
Comic books are another passion I enjoy, and I still like to read the superhero variety. I really like the Ultimate Marvel books, mostly because the continuity isn't completely shot to hell yet. I don't care how old I get, seeing Spider-Man swing through New York will always be enjoyable.
I'm a writer that loves to write. I'm in college now for Journalism, writing every day for school. I take extra writing and English course just improve my writing even more. I try to write often so I can continually improve myself. I don't see why I'd ever stop, and I can't think of a better place to hone my craft than at RPGFan. It's an honor to work here, and I can't wait to see what the adventure will bring me.
Finally, my interest in podcasts probably really is unhealthy. I listen to way too many, even including that one Random Encounter show.