Hello World!

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My name is Stag [He/him], and I am a real human posting fake things on the internet.

I’ve genuinely been playing games for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is watching my brother & dad play Doom II on LAN in dad’s office, hiding my face any time an Imp got too close to the screen. I grew up in a home where electronics were everywhere, watching my dad build a PC repair shop out of our basement in a time where most folks didn’t even have dialup. It was an environment that fostered creativity & curiosity- and molded me into the perpetually online dude I am today!

But seriously, what right did they have to be so scary?.

I’ve spent much of my time doing social media & community management. So much of it, in fact, that neither of those terms existed when I first started doing it! I’ve had a hand in everything from running small, hardcore WoW guilds to large, LGBT gaming communities (and a spa’s media, of all things!). Building communities & social media followings in the gaming space is meaningful to me, because gaming social media & communities were there for me when nobody else was. And while I may not exactly be Mythic raiding material now, I’d like to think I still have quite the knack for building engaged, happy communities.

I spend the bulk of my free time playing games, creating art, and posting memes online! I’m an avid D&D aficionado (and should be writing for my campaign right now, oops!) and love getting to craft/share worlds with my friends. I’m also getting back to my PC/tech repair roots by preparing to get into GameBoy modding! I’m happiest when I’m wearing many hats, and current events have given me plenty of time to find ones to put on. ;)

Speaking of my roots: a large reason this blog exists is to help me get back to learning HTML and CSS. It’s my hope that by documenting my journey in learning (both how to create sites and create cool GBC mods), I’ll be able to look back and see my growth over time. My memory is notoriously bad and I have a hard time gauging my own growth, so a concrete record should do me good.

I’ve also just always wanted a real “blog” blog! I feel so official now lmao. I can’t wait to write long-form rants about nothing for me, myself, and I!

Hello world!