I am Polygon Wizard...and Polygon Wizard means me!
You might have figured out that I am paraphrasing a famous wizard with the above statement. As those of you who have read The Hobbit will know, Gandalf introduces himself to Bilbo in this fashion at the beginning of the novel. I figured there was no better way to introduce myself at The Gamers Lounge (and describe where my username/gamertag comes from) than to borrow from arguably the best wizard to ever grace the pages of a book.
The first thing you should know about me is that I am a huge geek when it comes to fantasy and science fiction. I love the far away worlds and memorable characters these genres depict. I grew up reading tons of books from authors such as Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Adams. I watch and love TV shows like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Farscape, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Game of Thrones. I am a huge fan of movies such as Back to the Future, The Empire Strikes Back, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. By now, I'm pretty sure you have figured out where the wizard part of my name comes from.
The second thing you should know about me is that I have a background in motion graphics and animation. I have worked on many different projects including TV ads, logo animations, video introductions, and a feature length animated movie. I've done video editing, image design, 2D animation and 3D animation. I've done my fair share of manipulating pixels and polygons over the years, so now you know where the first part of my moniker originates.
So when I bought a brand new XBox 360 a year or two after the system came out, I had to come up with a gamertag. I mulled over several ideas, but PolygonWizard is the name that I decided on, and it has stuck with me ever since. I use it in many places online and off, including my YouTube channel, mostly devoted to Minecraft videos.
I hope this introduction has been illuminating for you (and not too boring). I haven't completely decided on what types of things I'll be writing about here at The Gamers Lounge, but I figured that starting out with introductions is always a great place to start.