I Am Only Myself
As time has passed, I have come to realize that there’s no point in my hiding behind my username when my name’s already on my Twitter account. On top of that, my real name is what will be on my game, and people say that indie games are as much about the person who made it as it is about the game. “You are your game.”
So, if I continue to hide my name, then why wouldn’t people think I’m hiding something terrible about my game? That’s not a good thing at all for PR. And PR for games starts the moment you start making the game.
So I’ll just introduce myself. My name is Joseph Anthony B. A. Tanimowo-Reyes, 18 years old.
When I was a child, I was basically a prodigy. I skipped several grades at age 4 (I started school at 3 and a half), and spent the rest of my school life being held back for my age, repeating grades 4 and 5 several times because I was a huge bullying risk due to my age, but the only time it actually happened, I got the police involved and made them all apologize sincerely or risk being charged (though one of them and their parents refused to even acknowledge the police because I was a “f***ing n****r”). Whenever I was discriminated against by the system, my response was complaints to a higher power.
I was eventually found to be in the top 0.1 percentile of my grade (which was 1-2 years older than me at the time). I was then placed into the Enhanced Program, which was for the top children in the province, but I had already become disenchanted by hard work and effort into things I don’t really care about after being held back so much despite high grades, so I was at or near the bottom of said class for the entire time.
Of course, when I try my hardest at one thing, time has shown that it makes no difference from when I show only a passing interest. My skill is determined by how passionate I am.
I am part African, Hispanic, Native American, Spanish, French, Taino, and English among other things, so I don’t even know WHAT race I am and don’t see why anyone should care. I have lived in many places across three countries and fit in just fine.
I was seen as a weirdo by everyone for the longest time, then they warmed up to my weirdness. I take pride in my eccentricity. However, the extent to which I show it has been toned down over time due to the lack of an audience.
I dislike episodic series. My favourite series is Negima, and I’m annoyed at the lack of a decent animated adaptation and its abrupt conclusion.
I am Anthony. I am only myself.
If you want more information, then perhaps you should peruse my Troper page on TV Tropes. I tend to keep that up to date, and will probably do so until I stop frequenting the site.