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Spotlight On Obseden

GM Obseden - Development GameMaster (Empath Guru)

"(I'd have to choose an) underwear wedgie..."

--GM Obseden

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"When looking over a list of GMs who own systems and/or make systems work, it's easy to realize that Obseden's name is in a scary number of places. Really scary. Like, "we shouldn't let him go ANYWHERE ever again" scary."

"Obseden is a hard-working, talented GM who never hesitates to dive right in and tackle the challenging projects that need to be taken care of and he does it with minimal fuss and attention-seeking. He's one of our technical heroes and a genuine delight to work with! Plus he looks great in tights!"

"GM Obseden is, frankly, amazing. He is a helpful fellow, very knowledgeable when it comes to coding and willing to roll his sleeves up and get to the bottom of sticky problems and whip them into line. His good humor extends to all, despite trying circumstances. He is most willing to discuss the implications and ramifications of changes he is planning and adjust them to keep other projects feasible. I sure hope he stays on land for a while!"

"Obseden is great to work with because although he is very sincere and a very nice bloke, he has a really warped sense of humor."

"Wow! Just wow! He's like a tornado that touches down and makes a mark without even knowing what its done."

I was born in Texas, and reared mostly there, though I have also lived in Georgia and Alaska as well as on a cruise ship on the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. I graduated college a few years ago and am now working off the loan from same :). I was hired as a GameMaster in December of 2003 to work for the Worlds Team, but transferred to Guilds. I primarily work on the Empath Guild, the Titles system, Features and other odd jobs, primarily with the coding side of things.

Where were you born?

Fort Hood, Texas (though I grew up in Salado, Texas)

Where do you currently live?

Well, until recently, I was living in the middle of the northeast Pacific Ocean...but currently I live in Houston, Texas.

Do you have any pets/kids/both?

Well, not personally. My Grandmother has a Sheltie. My Mom has an adorable mutt.

What is your current occupation?

I work as the AudioVisual Manager for a hotel in Houston. We provide support for meetings that occur in the venue.

What did you want to be while you were growing up?

At various times: a doctor, a firefighter, an astronaut, a computer programmer, a mathematician, a physicist, a stage manager, an actor, a singer...I probably left some out.

Favorite TV shows?

Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY), Dead Like Me, CSI, CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Stargate: SG1, Heroes, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, anything Food Network (except Rachel Ray), probably some others I'm forgetting.

Favorite actors/actresses?

Sean Connery, Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Harrison Ford, Frank Oz

Favorite musicians/bands?

Brother, Will Smith, Shawn Colvin, Broadway, Brobdingnagian Bards, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Favorite books/authors?

Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Michael Stackpole, Battletech, Star Wars: New Jedi Order, Laurell K. Hamilton

Where did you go to college and what did you study?

I went to the University of North Texas for two years, then switched to The University of Texas at Austin and studied Mathematics and Technical Theatre

Favorite/least favorite job you've ever had?

Favorite - Lighting AudioVisual Technician

Least Favorite - Summer Ticket Seller

Favorite hobbies?

Reading, Coding :), TV, WoWing

Favorite foods?

Mushrooms, Steak

Favorite board games or computer games?

Monopoly is always fun. Starcraft and Diablo II, I've gotten hooked on WoW.

Favorite sports/sports teams?

College Football (Go Longhorns!!!!!!), Tiger Woods.

What would you do with a million dollars?

Pay off my student loans and get my immediate family out of debt. Set up accounts for my brother, sister and cousins to go to college, invest the rest.

What three people past or present would you invite to dinner?

Leonardo DaVinci, Mary Magdalene and William Shakespeare. All three have mysteries surrounding them and I'm inquisitive enought to want to know the truth.

What is your favorite quote?

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." - All the Weyrs of Pern.

Name something you'd like to do before you die.

Go Skydiving.

What's your favorite acronym?

CMA/CYA - Cover My ***/Cover Your ***

Who is your hero or heroine?

Tough call. And depends on how you define "hero". I like Samwise Gamgee, and Batman. But I also enjoy F'lessan & Jaxom (Pern). Anita Blake would be up there, but she's way too angsty.

If you could have any musical group or artist, past or present, play at your birthday party, who would it be?

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Long-life. I'd love to be able to see the passage of time, dipping in and out of history and faking my death when necessary.

And the Zobmondo question:

Would you rather...

Always have to wear shoes that are a half size too small....


Always have your underwear giving you a wedgie?

Underwear wedgie, my feet hurt enough as it is.

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