Employee Profiles are back! This week we are proud to present, for your loving scrutiny, GWJ's indigenous specimen of Seth.
For three years in a row, Seth has been voted Goodjer Most Likely to see their Profile Appear in a Contemporary Art Gallery by his peers, many of whom are dazzled day after day by the literalism Seth applies to familiar signifiers such as 'Tag' and 'Avatar'. It is hard to win an argument with a man who has approached and tested the boundaries of what a forum profile can be, and smashed right through these conventional understandings on his way to postmodern superstardom. Those who have tried have been crushed and scattered throughout the P&C threads Seth leaves in his wake, slowly drifting back to their confidence like light sugar dusting on a bowl of corn flakes.
Enough rambling! I am trying to fill space here to balance against the supersized photo that Seth provided, but clearly it would take hours to punch out the text that might prove a match for this graceful, sanguine, really very large, image. Seth's big huge eyes compel us. His words call to us; let us heed!
1. Who the devil are you?
I'm so pleased that you asked! I'm a 27 year old married codger with too many opinions and not nearly enough self control. I also have a disturbing difficulty reconciling my real life personality with my online personality. Or so I think.
2. What are you supposed to be doing during the day when you're reading GWJ?
Endless conference calls, it seems. I'm currently a Sales Analyst working on the corporate banking side of a medium-to-large American bank. No, I do not work in loans or credit, so when you blame me for TARP, you're missing the target by at LEAST one office. Basically I make advertising presentations for Treasury Ma... wow, even I'm already bored.
3. How about family? Kids? Pets? Particularly meaningful inanimate objects?
No kids, but there are two miniature dachshunds, which are a lot like furry toddlers you know. If you took your toddlers outside every couple hours in the cold and make them poop outside. There's also Shelly, the painted turtle who just turned 21 years old this August. Plans to replace his water with vodka were swiftly nixed.
4. What was your favorite game over the last year or so? Why?
I... umm. I admit that it takes a whole lot of hype for me to get into a game. Favorite game over the last year that I played was Super Street Fighter IV -- it's the first game to reliably keep me away from the WoW crack for any extended period of time.
5. Which game are you looking forward to most?
Oh, the Star Wars MMO (SW:TOR). No question.
6. What is your fondest gaming memory?
Dominating a given Counterstrike map without a single death for an entire 30 minute rotation. Unfortunately I'm just not that good anymore.
That, or doing World of Warcraft's Zul'Aman's 45 minute 'bear mount' run with a scrappy group of people in nothing but Tier 4 and badge gear. We really did something Blizzard hadn't intended.
7. What is your most embarrassing gaming memory? If you hold back, we'll know.
During my years as a raid leader, I ocassionally get so excited when we do something impressive or so flustered when I attempt to explain an encounter that I make up words. Ask someone how "Nicely Job" or "Roundey Bladey" became standard terms in my guild's lexicon.
8. Finally, why do you play games at all? Why haven't you outgrown them?
Oh, look at you getting all philosophical! I find video games to be the natural and inevitable evolution of entertainment. From silent movies and radio to television and movies, from poetry to pop music, only video games let a creative artist harness the ability to allow the audience to truly be a member of the artist's creative efforts. Interactive media just seems like the natural progression of all things entertainment. So it's not really a matter of outgrowing them -- it's a matter of growing into them.
9. Thanks for taking the time to answer our hard hitting questions! Any last words?
Why, are you going to kill me now?
Ed note: No!