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The Warlord’s Words

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.