I figured it would be useful to provide some information about the site and myself to give what I have to say the proper context. So read on, and be enlightened.

About This Site

I decided to make this site to contribute my two cents to the web. It's about Warhammer 40k, video games, novels, and anything else interesting that I feel like writing about. I hope to update it as often as I am able with news, previews, reviews, and clever anecdotes that I decide to share.

A note on etiquette: I'd like to keep the site clean of swearing and comments to other posters cordial. I'd also encourage posters to use emoticons (like a smiley :)  ) to better convey the tone of what you're saying. This allows other readers to properly understand what you're trying to convey without taking offense.
About Me

I suppose I should say a little about myself so that my reviews and reasoning can be a little better understood. After all, if you understand what colors the lens I look through, then you can take into account my biases and thereby make what I write more objective. Or, at least, that's what I hope.

Well, all that I'm comfortable revealing about my personal life is that I was born in, raised in, and currently reside in Washington state. I'm married with one child, and am schooling to go into the IT field for my career. I tend to favor precise and utilitarian designs as I enjoy the versatility and quality.

As for Warhammer 40k, I've been playing since Fall of 2008 and currently have two armies. My Imperial Fists Space Marines are my main army and currently number at approximately 15,000 points. My secondary army is Tau for which I currently have around 3,000 points. My favorite parts of 40k are the modeling and play. As such, much of my active army sports a yellow base coat or is grey. I don't have much tournament experience, and get the most fun out of team games and Apocalypse-scale battles. I'm hoping that through the course of writing for this blog, I find myself motivated enough to paint my army and to try some more competitive play. As far as the 40k universe is concerned, I've very interested in the fluff/background and try to read any of it that I can get my hands on.

I've been playing video games since about the age of 5 when I first got my hands on Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage 2 for the Sega Genesis. Since then, I've developed a preference for games of the strategy, shooter, RPG and action adventure genre. Currently, I posses an Xbox 360 (with Kinect), a Nintendo Wii (rarely used), a Nintendo 3DS, and a laptop (mostly for RTS titles). I must confess that I fully intend for my game reviews to come across as quite jaded. When most people don't have the excess funds to drop on a $60 game every other week, cherry picking the worthwhile ones becomes quite important. On top of that, when something costs $20,000,000+ to make, it should be of excellent quality.

Now, when it comes to novels, I stick mostly to pseudo-military science fiction novels. I've read over 65 book of the Star Wars: Extended Universe series, several of the Battletech series, as well as any other Black Library books within the 40k universe I come across. I like books with an original and unpredictable story and interesting characters with good character progression throughout. Some exemplars of this that I favor are Dan Abnett, Grahm McNeil, and Aaron Demski-Bowden within the 40k universe. Within the Star Wars and Battletech universes, I look to Tomothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole. The works of all these authors are the benchmarks that I'll be reviewing books by.