Some of you may recognise me, at least if the old guard of BG already prowl the dark alleys of this forum. For the rest of you, I am Tshern. Now, follow me for a little guided tour to what I am, what I am not and all the rest of it.
At the moment I am a student working towards a neat degree. So far it seems I will achieve this goal on time without any unnecessary delays, which is brilliant. Due to my studies I split my time between the UK, a country that never stops amusing me with its backwardness, and Finland, the only place where I think I might be able to keep my sanity. All things considered, this arrangement is a bit of a hassle, but I don't mind, it's kind of like leading a double life.
As for roleplaying, I lean towards freeform. Should a system be required, there is nothing quite like D&D 3.5e. Haven't had a game in ages though, I think I've had three or four sessions during the last two and a half years. I've spent more time than that reviewing ideas about going through the old D&D challenge I ran, sigh. Time permitting, I do like a good computer game. My laptop is not the best there is, but I have always enjoyed older games. As a matter of fact, I just played through all three Jedi Knight games. They were better than I remembered. Over the last few years, I think no game impressed me like The Witcher did though. My other geeky activities include hoarding comic books and watching bad movies for camp humour.
You must be sitting at the edges of your chairs already, wondering what does a fascinating person like me do when I am not playing or being geeky. Firstly, I am quite keen on what I study and due to not following the more traditional paths of my discipline, I need to do more reading than others. A lot more. That takes quite a bit of time. However, that hardly qualifies as a hobby or interest. When it comes to sports, I do swimming and floorball, two sports I have years and years of experience with. Before I came here I was a keen martial artist as well, but that has dropped.
The more sophisticated part of me also keeps making demands every now and then. I am an avid chef and one of my biggest joys is to cook a nice dinner and enjoy with something appropriate to drink. Using drinks as a segway, I jump to the part where I tell you I love beer. Not the standard commercial crap, that's only good for getting wasted (nothing wrong with that though), but the awesome and personal craft beers. As of now, I can't decide what is the best beer country, but it is a competition between Denmark, Belgium and the USA. As a more cerebral activity, I also love reading, Russian literature having a very drug-like habit of addicting me for weeks on end.
I suppose that's around it. Party on.