My name is Chris. I am (at the time of this writing) 35 years old. I'm a lifelong student of sociology, psychology, and cultural anthropology (the last of which I have a degree in from the University of California at Santa Cruz.)
I've worked for a publishing/ghostwriting company (and also freelanced) as a writer, ghostwriter, editor, and project developer for over a decade. However, business has been slow lately, and I've been making the ends sort-of-meet doing tech support and administrative assistance. In fact, this blog exists largely to keep my writing muscles from falling into atrophy while I hunt for more ways to put them to use.
I've been doing stuff on the Web since the early years of the medium (a lot of it even more embarrassing and nerdy than a blog about competitive Donkey Kong).
I actually rarely play any video games other than the classics and don't consider myself much of a "gamer", even though video games were central to my childhood. I'll fire up MAME or drop a quarter in Galaga every now and then, but that's about it.
I enjoy walking, thinking, watching Jeopardy!, and having afternoon tea with my fiancé Alexis (who is an actual human woman and not, as you might be suspecting, a realdoll, a pillowcase, or an imaginary friend). She and I live together in Santa Cruz.
I don't take Donkey Kong nearly as seriously as this blog might make it seem; it just makes for better reading to write about it as if I do. The show must go on.
In truth—and what I'm hoping will be clear—is that this blog is about a lot more than the game.
You can contact me at moc.liamg@golbgnokyeknod.