I have been a nerd for as long as I can remember. I identify as 3 main things: a cosplayer, a gamer, and a programmer. My identities create a mix and match of my different hobbies and things I enjoy.
I grew up in a small town in the mountains, and one of my favorite things to do was play dress up. I would dress up myself, my sister, and my Barbies! I started out making my own clothes for paper dolls I had, then moved to hot gluing socks and wash cloths into Barbie clothes, and then eventually learned how to hand sew and then use a sewing machine! In 2009, a few of my friends told me about these things called “anime conventions” and how they would dress up as characters and go and meet people. The nearest anime convention was 100 miles away, but I convinced my parents to let me go to it! I also decided to make my costume and my significant other’s costume. I didn’t know anything about wigs or makeup and had never made a costume for someone, but somehow I managed to make us recognizable when we attended Momocon 2010. Since then, I have been in love with sewing and creating costumes.
My first video game console was an Atari 2600, and my first game was Frogger. I have expanded since then and play games on consoles, mobile devices, and on my gaming PC. I play all sorts of games, ranging from fps, rpg, mmos, visual novels, you name it! I would say my top gaming series are Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Pokemon, and The Sims. When I am not working on cosplay, I am most likely gaming.
Currently, between my husband and I, we own two gaming desktops, most Nintendo systems, Playstation 1-4, Playstation Vita, most Gameboy systems, and we both have Nexus 6P phones. I play mainly on PC but have been getting into phone games a lot lately, too.
I went to a technology university for Computer Science and I now work as an application developer focusing on C++ and Java. I have experience working both front end and back end, hardware and software, mobile and desktop. I have a few phone apps that I eventually want to make, I just need a little push to do it 🙂