Well seeing as we started a meet-the-staff blog, I figured you guys should know a little bit about the person who writes these things.
My name is Nathan Shelton. I was born May 17, 1991. As for where I’m from, that’s a bit of a tough question. I lived most of my early life in Zachary, Louisiana, but I spent my high school and some of my college years in Pensacola, Florida. I moved back to Louisiana in 2010. Now my girlfriend of 4 years and I live in Baton Rouge with our 3 amazing fur children; cats named Shaggy (Shagadellic), Yuna (Yuna Tuna), and Diana (Princess Die Die).
I’m one of Pot-O-Gold’s newest recruits. I was hired on just 2 months ago (Jan 3, 2017) as a search engine optimization specialist, but I also manage the social networking, picture/ video editing, and a handful of other tasks.
My hobbies are few, but the few that I have I’m extremely passionate about. I love gaming. I have been gaming for as long as I can remember. I was born with a Sega Genesis controller in my hands. My love of gaming grew to what it is today from the age of 2. I get giddy as a school girl when there is a new game that I have been waiting on about to release. I live alternate lives through the eyes of the characters in these games. One day I’m a titan defending the last city from the fallen, and next day I’m the worlds most famous witcher, a trained monster hunter who slays all manner of beast from packs of rabid dogs to lechens to higher vampires. Gaming for me is what reading is to others. I completely immerse myself in these fictional worlds. I become the protagonist. I feel what they feel. No game will crush you more than the Last of Us. You completely lose control of your emotions and you just cry while your heart is ripped from your chest all within the first 20 minutes of the game. To me, video games are far more than just games. They are some of the purest forms of art expressed through an interactive digital medium. I also stream on Twitch most days. Feel free to stop by any time at twitch.tv/darktimer. I could go on for hours about video games so I think I’ll leave it there.
Food! Now there is one of my favorite subjects. I love food. I wont go on a tangent like I did about gaming, but my favorite food is easily sushi. I like it raw! None of this tempura “sushi.” My favorite sushi house closed down a few years ago due to the owner becoming a missionary. Now I tend to get my sushi from a rather good sushi house called Ginza.
Vacationing really isn’t my thing. I prefer a good staycation. I love sitting at home with my girlfriend and my fur children, snuggling on the couch, and watching some Netflix or YouTube. Playing some games late into the night and then sleeping in until 11 or 12. That sounds wonderful. Now if I HAD to choose an actual dream vacation, I would have to say that I want to go back to Universal Studios and Disney World. I love the atmosphere down there.
Other little nuggets of info about me:
- I’m a metal head. I grew up on 80’s hair metal, but my taste grew from there. My tastes range from old school Led Zeppelin to All That Remains to Slipknot to Def Leppard.
- I’ve been playing guitar off and on for about a decade. I should be much better than I am. I’ve been more off than on I guess.
- My computer is my baby. I’ll spare the spec sheet for the sake of the layman, but with 3 27″ 4k monitors, it’s quite impressive.
- Green is my favorite color, and I find black to be the perfect accent to it.
- Android not iOS.
- PC over Mac.
- I like to cosplay
- Sub not dub
- I love Norse history, legends, and mythology
That about wraps it up.