Hello! I’m Brad, and back in 2008 I was a 14-year-old Dwarf Fortress fan who was linked here by the developer who made a guest appearance on the podcast and I have been listening ever since! My age meant I belonged to the oft-mentioned demographic of “the kids these days” so it was entertaining and interesting to hear perspectives from across the generational divide. Soon I’ll be twice as old as when I started listening, which is a bit horrifying!
Being into Dwarf Fortress at 14 probably outs me as a bit of a geek, I’m primarily a big fan of PC games and their design but I am well into anime and more recently, binging lots of classic manga. Before Geeknights I’d seen Initial D and loved it, and watched the standard fare cruddy morning-TV anime but I never seeked out anything more. Geeknights encouraged me to check out Tank Police,Trigun, Escaflowne, Gurren Lagann, GitS and Bebop and I was solidly hooked forever more. Without Geeknights’ advice in my formative years, today I would probably be watching Sword Art Online or something, so I am thankful for the gift of good-taste.
I love a good shitpost, so I only lurked here very occasionally on my old forum account and hung out elsewhere online. In the physical world, I’m from the same overrepresented aussie city as some many other users here, but I only said ‘Hi’ at PAX Aus tabletop one year and haven’t met anyone beyond that. I’ll probably continue mostly lurking, but I might pop into games, anime and podcast episode discussions occasionally.