Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 at 8:39 pm
My name is Jamin.
A picture of myself and my wife is shown above, so any potential stalkers can come after me, and so any extremely good looking females can decide that I’m hot and try (and fail) to pull me away from her. But here’s a little introduction, in case any of you are, for some strange reason, super-interested in learning a small amount of non-sensitive information about me.
I got married on August 13, 2005. So that’s nice. I’m in my last semester of college, studying for a Digital Media degree somewhere in the great state of Texas. Despite my own personal religious beliefs (or lack thereof) I go to a Christian school, where I take great pleasure in wearing bondage pants, a spiked mohawk, and black lipstick for the sole purpose of messing with peoples’ heads (and maybe partly because I’m secretly an attention whore). I don’t do that very often, though, because I have an extremely short attention span and getting all dressed up just takes too damn long. Most of the time, I just throw on jeans and a t-shirt and can make it to class within ten minutes of waking up.
The short attention span is also the reason why most of my art isn’t all that good. I have grand ideas in my head, but I get bored with the process so quickly that I usually either give up entirely or end up with some half-assed product that’s not nearly as good as I wanted it to be.
With all due respect to whoever thinks it necessary, I really hate the whole “anime culture” thing that’s going on lately. There are, at last count, exactly three anime movies and exactly two anime series that I don’t utterly detest outright. Everyone’s always “Inuyasha this” and “Dragonball that” and it makes me want to stab them in the eye with a rusty railroad spike. Almost anything played on Adult Swim (or any other American TV channel) is going to be watered-down crap, the primary purpose of which is to make as many episodes as physically possible, drag out a story arc until it’s nothing more than a washed up shell of indignity, and somehow make a 22 minute episode reflect about sixteen seconds of “real time.” That’s just my opinion, though. Take it however you want.
And don’t even get me started on the whole anthro/furries thing. Eew… just… eew.
Professionally (or at least, pseudo-professionally, until I graduate) I’m a web programmer. PHP, MySQL, that sort of thing. I do basic website design as well, primarily with Photoshop. I took a class on Flash, but never really got into it as far as web design goes. I write all of my HTML/PHP by hand in UltraEdit. I made my first website when I was in 6th grade (back when Geoshitties was still new and your website was this big long string of “streets” and “cities” and “addresses”). So that’s, what, over ten years ago. I like to think I’ve gotten a little better since then. And people are paying me to do it now, so that’s always nice.
When I’m not busy working and/or distracted by TV, I like to play video games. RPGs (Diablo II mostly) when I’m bored, shooters when I’m pissed off, and Katamari when I’m in a happy mood (or drunk). I wrote my own browser-based RPG in PHP/MySQL, which has become quite popular, and I’m working on the sequel and/or followup to it right now in my spare time.
One last thing: if you’re easily offended by strong language, you may not want to read my stuff. I like to think I have a really large vocabulary, and a good grasp of the English language in general, so I’m living proof against morons that say “people who cuss are stupid.” It’s not that I’m really trying to offend people, it’s just that I don’t see any problem with using words that society has deemed “foul.” They’re just words, people. Get over it. If me saying “fuck” is going to make you vomit or something, go away. Simple as that. I like to swear, and I also tend to have very strong opinions about the things I write about, which makes me like to swear even more. So if you are offended by something I say, just go somewhere else.
Ok, that’s all. Thanks for coming to my page, or something.