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Oregon is my home. Lived here my whole life. It's hard to escape, but sometimes I'm not so sure I want to. Moved away from my small town life and into the city where I tried my hand in art school. This was following many sad years of broken hearts and a dead-end employment. I majored in Game Design at The Art Institute of Portland. Failed pretty hard after 2 quarters. It was one of the best experiences of my life, however. Met some amazing people who I learned plenty a lot from and are good friends with today. As for my education, dropping out of high school to get my G.E.D. has never been a proud memory, not to mention how simple the process was compared to spending 4 years to get a high school diploma, or as employment applications refer to it, "the equivalent". We had a funky school system when I was in high school but that didn't screw me up as much as the personal challenges that I faced with family while me being completely oblivious to what was going on around me.I participated in concert band from 6th grade through high school in the percussion section, eventually learning the stage drums (aka drum set) and, no surprise, joined a band that lasted a few months. Continued playing drums for my church at the time, enjoying every moment I got to rock out in front of 70-year-old grandmas. After a while I decided it wasn't meant for me, to be in church, so the drumming just sort of stopped and I moved on to other things. No doubt I can still play, but I am definitely rusty.My taste in music and movies is ever-evolving so it's difficult to specify what I like and what I may not like tomorrow. In fact, it's impossible. I'm always looking for new experiences, usually involving a game (100% completion fanatic), but I'm nostalgic enough that I remember where I come from and like to return to those places where bliss can take hold.There's a lot more to me than I usually let be seen. But when I am seen..... I try to look good. ;)My friends call me Gibs.