Greetings, I am the Warlord Amanda.
Here’s a quick run-down.
I was born n raised in Arizona, so I have a good idea what hell is like, and have been a geek since I popped out of the womb…literally. Being named after Spock’s mother didn’t really give me a chance to be anything else, not that I would want to be anything else!! I fell in love with comic books a little after I could walk, I know…I cringe when I think of a child with a comic book too.
I didn’t get into gaming until grade school. Actually, I didn’t get into RPGs until grade school, I was playing video n board games way younger. I’ve always been a geek, it was as natural as breathing, even though my childhood was spent during the age of bullying and horrendous geek shaming and stereotyping, I never wanted to be anything else. I didn’t care that my lunch breaks were spent alone because I had my games, my comics and I knew I was smarter than everyone else, so who cared what the other monkeys thought? I didn’t really meet like-minded people until high school, which is where my heavy rpg playing began. Who was I playing with before? Mostly my mom’s friends and the occasional Sci-Fi con game where I was the token kid.
Anyhoo, my point is I’ve been around the geeky block and kicked it’s ass repeatedly. I’ve weathered the bullying storm when it was in high gear. I am loving the new popularity of geekiness!! My warlord status was earned…best to not forget that =) I will occasionally get tipsy, or drunk, and share some stories and/or insights here. I raise my glass to you.
I am the Warlord Amanda…you may tremble now.