"Barry Manilow makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry."
Spotlight On Staff Home
Co-Worker's Not-So-Candid Quotes
"I have known Eleara since her very beginning as a GM and I have to say you won't find a more enthusiastic and creative GM who has so much passion for the game. She loves her work with the hosts and players and it shows. She's is such a delight to have on staff!"
"GM Eleara will always put a smile on your face!"
"Eleara is an artistic genius. She is as sensitive and caring as anyone could wish a workmate to be and in an online environment, that is a must. I am glad to know and work with her."
"Eleara is bright and enthusiastic, always thinking about what she can do for her team. She goes the extra mile to help our fantastic hosts, and she does it with a smile on her face."
"She combines understanding, tact and polite restraint when dealing with even the most trying customers."
"Eleara is always friendly and tries to do the very best she can for our players by finding out any information she might unearth to help explain their difficulties. She is as focused and dedicated as a GM as she was as a player."
"It may seem impossible, but she's always incredibly polite and friendly. It's always a pleasure to work with her."
"Always willing to lend a hand with a smile and shoulder more than her fair share, she is very generous with her time and talents."
"She has a way of cutting through all the extraneous to find the heart of the matter so she can fix thing quickly and efficiently."
"If I had to sum up Eleara in just a few words, I'd choose ... efficient, organized, kind, caring."
"We worked together as Hosts for a while, and behind the scenes, she's just as easy-going and fun to be around!"
I became a GM in May of 2005. Prior to that, I was a Gamehost for a couple years and then a Senior Gamehost. I started out on the Shift Team but quickly moved to helping out with the Host Team and now assist the GM in charge of Hosts, Ariawen. I also work with the Hiring and Training and Mentor teams. While my work is not always as visible in game as some other GMs, I do my part to help keep DR running smoothly behind the scenes.
I have played DR off and on since the game came out of beta on AOL. Over the years, I've made friends with some wonderful people. What I love most about DragonRealms is, it is more than just a game, it is a community. A community in which I feel completely at home.
Where were you born?
Ranger, Texas - a very small town in west Texas.
Where do you currently live?
The DC area in Maryland.
Do you have any pets/kids/both?
Both - an 18 year old daughter and too many cats.
What is your current occupation?
I am a professional artist and semi-professional photographer.
What did you want to be while you were growing up?
Favorite TV shows?
The entire Law and Order series, the original CSI, House.
Crazy as she is, I love Angelina Jolie. I also love Anthony Hopkins.
Too many to name here but I tend to like 'alternative music' the best.
Neil Gaiman is my ultimate favorite.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
Favorite/least favorite job you've ever had?
My favorite job is what I'm doing now but I'm self-employeed. My least favorite job was flipping burgers at Burger King. The people I worked with were nice but the job sucked.
I like to read and RP.
I'm a meat and potatoes kind of girl.
Favorite board games or computer games?
Monopoly is my favorite board game. I am a huge Sims 2 addict too.
Favorite sports/sports teams?
Hockey - I root for the Washington Capitals and also the San Jose Sharks
What would you do with a million dollars?
Pay off my home, give a little to my family and then invest the rest.
What three people past or present would you invite to dinner?
The dalai lama, Abraham Lincoln and Gene Simmons would be a wild dinner party.
What is your favorite quote?
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. That which does kill us makes us stronger still. - Dunno who wrote that.
Name something you'd like to do before you die.
Take a long train trip through Europe.
What's your favorite acronym?
Who is your hero or heroine?
Anyone in the military, police forces, firemen, etc. It's not always an easy job and they put their lives on the line very often.
If you could have any musical group or artist, past or present, play at your birthday party, who would it be?
It would have to be Prince. The man is a genious and I've loved him since the 80's.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I would love to have the power of teleportation. It would make visiting friends and family much easier.
And the Zobmondo question:
Would you rather...
Be forced to watch The Sound of Music non-stop for 48 hours...
...Drive cross-country with Barry Manilow on the radio the entire time?
Watch the Sound of Music non-stop for 48 hours. Barry Manilow makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry.