My name is Ryan, I’m 19 years old from Plano, TX a suburb of Dallas, TX. I’ve spent all my life in Plano, TX but have traveled most of the United States. I have 3 sisters, all of whom are older than me. One of my sisters is married and I have a 5 year old nephew and a 18 month old niece.
I like to do a lot of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing etc. I also enjoy playing video games and relaxing inside watching tv and movies, or reading books. I’m a particular fan of science fiction from writer R. A. Salvatore, and my favorite television show is by far Battlestar Galactica. I’m pretty much a nerd, I play games on my PC (Steam ID: DragonR) as well as on Wii and Xbox 360 (GamerTag: DragonR). Some of my favorite music includes Weird Al, and a lot of rock both classic and new including Journey, Bon Jovi, Avenged Sevenfold, and The Offspring.
I’m planning on majoring in Computer Science with a double major in Business Administration. When I was 15 I got my first job at a business called WhirlyBall. WhirlyBall is pretty much a cross between bumpercars, basketball, and lacrosse and is a ton of fun. You drive around in a bumper car with a scoop and try to hit a circle in the middle of a backboard with a whifle ball. It’s a 5 v 5 team game. From this job a Friend and I decided we would want to open up our own WhirlyBall business so that’s why I’m planning on a business major. If you want to learn more about WhirlyBall check out www.whirlyball.org
Storytelling is an interest of mine even though i’m not very good at it. I love to here well crafted stories that truly draw in the reader and am fascinated with stories that are now being told through several mediums. I recently started reading the Star Wars books and it’s amazing how many more Star Wars stories there are beyond just the movies. Another way I enjoy the transmedia aspect is through games, and the development of interactive story telling. That’s about all I can say my experience is, but I am excited to delve deeper into the transmedia subject this semester.
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