Alias(es): Rum Ham, MSPaint2001
Location: Vermont mostly, sometimes Illinois
Date of birth: '96
Occupation: Busser when not at college
Interests: Linguistics (shockingly), music, really ancient history, cooking, writing on occasion
Favorite music: Oh boy. If it starts with the word "progressive," there's a pretty good chance I'll like it. My favorite band in the world is Riverside, recently beating out Pink Floyd, though I also love Porcupine Tree (mostly their later stuff), Steven Wilson, Lunatic Soul, most of Opeth, Dream Theater, and of course Led Zeppelin. Beyond that, I've recently discovered how great the morin khuur and hurdy-gurdy are, and I can also appreciate earlier Metallica, Pearl Jam, Yes, Genesis, Black Sabbath, and probably some others I'm forgetting. I can and will talk about Pink Floyd or Riverside for hours if given a reason to.
Political ideology: Some kind of left, but I see where the right is coming from.
Conlangs: Currently just Hala, but I plan to make some daughter languages out of it. I'm also thinking of starting an entirely unrelated one pretty soon.
Other hobbies: Writing, video games, making music (I was in some classes for it last year, and I loved them to death. Some of what I made isn't even terrible). I love watching Ancient Aliens for both the interesting archaeology and ridiculous alien explanations.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Ideally, working at a game company in a place where it snows, and with a job that won't make me hate myself. I want to make things new, original, and that can help people in some way, and I figure I might as well use the game design degree I'm working toward to do that. My dream job is playing keyboards in Riverside, though I'd need to get way better, the current keyboardist would have to leave the band, and Hell would have to freeze over first.