the ability to name most new wave songs and the movies they are heard in
crom didn't help me so I said to hell with him
English, not enough Spanish to converse, and a desire to learn Japanese
non-existant due to the aforementioned healthy paranoia
I grew up with the pop culture influences of Speed Racer, Star Wars, Battle of the Planets, Monster Week, Friday Fright Night, and Sci-Fi Saturday. In the early 80's I discovered D&D, comic books, new wave music, and the beautiful game, soccer!
These predilections have not waned over the past three decades. In fact my DVD library contains much of the above referenced material, my comic collection is admittedly too large, my new wave library is healthy but not as large as I would have it (damnable out-of-print b-sides and rarities), I have season tickets each year for Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer and, quadrennially, I go into a binge-watching frenzy during every World Cup!
As for RPGs, I'm part of a great gaming group that takes turns playing a variety of rpgs (e.g. D&D, Marvel Super-Heroes Adventure Game SAGA rules, and Trail of Cthulhu. Right now I play as Kayde Barroakson, a half-elf bard in the Council of Thieves adventure path using the Pathfinder rpg. I'm also the DM of a Serpent's Skull adventure path using the 13th Age rpg by Pelgrane Press.
I've also rediscovered an age old love of board games. My current favorites include Citadels, Cosmic Encounter, Fury of Dracula, A Game of Thrones, Last Night on Earth, Mansions of Madness, Marvel Heroes, Merchants & Marauders, Middle-earth Quest, Smash Up, A Touch of Evil, Wiz-War, and X-Wing Miniatures.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.