Hey all! I'm Eryn, also known by my longer internet handle ErynCerise. I've been listening to GeekNights since 2006 and a became a forumite in 2007, shifting between various levels of activity and lurking over the last decade or so. Shiny new forum's got me excited, so my activity's pickin' up a bit again.
Anyway, I'm from Alberta, Canada and I'm 29 going on 30 this February, at which point I will have to start preparing for Carrousel (maybe by, I don't know, actually watching Logan's Run instead of pretending like I've seen it). Despite being a dinosaur in internet terms, I've somehow managed to do what all the kids these days dream of doing by making my living partly by playing video games for YouTube. I have a BA in Film Studies and have spent the last year completing a payroll/office admin diploma program while making content for my channel. At this point I really would love for YouTube to become my full-time job! I honestly can see myself reaching that point in the long run. But yeah, need to support myself in the meanwhile and retail wasn't cutting it, so here's hoping for a return to gainful employment after my program is finished.
Geekery-wise, I'm into a lot of things. Film is obviously one of them (some favourites include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Run Lola Run, Scott Pilgrim, Wings of Desire, Holy Motors, Return to Oz). I've also been into anime since the good old 90's, and one of my favourite shows of all time is Revolutionary Girl Utena. Lately I've been getting more and more into idol anime as a result of what I do, and I'm also getting into the developing western visual novel scene. Games with a wry, metafictional sense of humour like The Stanley Parable and Portal are also my jam, as are old PlayStation platformers like Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, and adventure games like the Monkey Islands and Sam & Max.
I'm also extremely into video essays and video reviews as a creative format, be they humorous, educational, or somewhere in between. I've written academic essays on the format before and I feel like things are just now starting to mature beyond the old angry critic archetype that used to dominate the scene (though I have still been known to like me some angry critic stuff when the mood strikes me). I really would like to get back to making more video essays myself, but I have a few more big project obligations on the channel to complete before I can delve back into that realm.
Sooo yeah. That was a bit rambly but that's me. Hi.