I have been very neglectful of writing an intro. Mostly because I am not a huge blogger and because I am very overwhelmed by the awesome that fills this site. So many wonderful people, all in the same place!
I am honoured and humbled to be included here. I mostly go for the ranty comedy, which is probably what you will see from me here.
To the point, about me. I am a Canadian, straight, white, TAB woman. I’m a game producer for Electron Jump Games. I started gaming when I was very small. My grandmother was an elementary school teacher, who loved card games, puzzles, crafts and board games. From there, I played games on the family’s Tandy 1000 until the triumph that was my 7th birthday, when I was given a seemingly difficult choice — a party and many presents, or one big present — the Nintendo Entertainment System. Of course, the choice was easy, the NES won, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I went to school in hopes of becoming a lawyer, but by second year university, i had decided that that life wasn’t for me. I completed an interdisciplinary degree – an honours double major in Psychology and Communication and decided I wanted to work in games.
I have always been a fan of comic characters, but my first love (games) introduced me to my second love (comics). Playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance (1), I was reminded of Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) who had been a favourite of mine as a child. Right around that time, Brian Michael Bendis was bringing her back, and I ate it up. Thus, I am also a fan of comics. Mostly the heroines and foremost amongst them is Spider-Woman, as per my avatar. I have gone to a few conventions with Marvel, and done their liveblogs for/with them. I collect heroclix. I’m trying to take up sewing. I’m a feminist. I go by Twyst on the internets (like Twitter). That’s me.