Well, I'm not an artist, so I guess my title should read:
NOT AN ARTIST | NERD | GOOFBALL
That's better! <3
But yes, I am Robert and welcome to my non-art-related page!
I reside in the small town of Whitesville in the state of West Virginia, in the USA. It's a small town and there really isn't much to speak of here, but it nice and homely!
While I graduated college with a degree in geography, I am currently employed as a loan clerk at the local bank. Yeah, not exactly what I had aspired too, but the company trusts me enough to advance me through the ranks. I can't complain for now!
I currently have a heavy interest in video games, and gaming in general. I grew up with gaming so it's just a basic part of my life. The first console I ever got was the original NES and I have fond memories of playing Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and my personal favorite from that console Captain Skyhawk! However, as I grew I got into other consoles such as the Sega Genesis and Sony Playstation; these two being the systems that really got me into gaming. On the PS1, Spyro the Dragon was the game that really made me fall in love with gaming, and it still remains my favorite game of all time! As for today, I'm still into it. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 stole many hours of my life; and I won't complain!
Another major interest of mine is music. I actually used to play the trumpet in marching and jazz bands back in junior high and high school! Kinda had to drop it though; sadly. Anywho, my music interests tend to sway towards orchestral and metal. With orchestral I love classical and the various masters of the genre such as Bach, Beethoven, and Stravinsky! I also tend to love film, TV, and game music as well; with Skyrim being among my most favorite of scores period! On the metal side, I usually prefer power, progressive, and symphonic metal with such bands as Sonata Arctica, Rhapsody of Fire, and, my favorite, Symphony X being the ones I listen to mostly.
Of course, I have some favorites outside of those genres such as Streetlight Manifesto and Marty Stuart; but that is as far as I usually go with those genres.
I'm also a love of all things science fiction and fantasy; though I will admit my experience is somewhat limited outside of certain properties. I've never read many books, for example, but I'm open to it!
I'm not really into sports, but I do follow things like IndyCar racing (which I actually do have a passion for), rally raid, ice hockey (Pittsburgh Penguins), and soccer/football (Sporting KC, Bayern Munich, and the USMNT). I cheer for teams and such, but the overall sports culture is something I don't deal with all that much.
Also...too much of an internet junkie, I guess you could say!
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Grand Prix, LeMans, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King Kong (1933)
Favourite TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica (old & new), Babylon 5, seaQuest DSV
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
James Newton Howard, Igor Stravinsky, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sonata Arctica, Rhapsody of Fire.
The Thrawn Trilogy
Edgar Allan Poe, JRR Tolkien, Timothy Zahn
Spyro the Dragon, Skyrim, Dragon Age: Origins, The Witcher 2, Sly Cooper, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Shadow of the Colossus, TIE Fighter, and too many others to name...
Favourite Gaming Platform
Playstation 2, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, anything Atari...
IndyCar, rally raid, hockey, soccer, Spyro the Dragon, orchestral music, and rock/metal music.