FormSpring: What was the happiest moment in your life?

This is a hard one, mainly because the word “happy” contains many facets (such as contentment, euphoria, and joy), each with their own distinct moments of greatest intensity. My most content moment was this past February, and it’s a bit too personal to describe in detail. Let’s just say that a window, a girl, and […]

FormSpring: Perfect employment / city?

I really wish we still lived in the age of patrons. If so, I would love to devote a couple of decades to designing and building real-world manifestations of maps and locations from iconic video games, starting with Myst and then continuing with Halo, SimCity, and anything else I had time for. Alternatively, I would […]

FormSpring: What would you call the best night of your life (so far)?

November 1st, 2008. I woke up at about 4 in the morning and joined my friends in line at “RaiderVille,” camping out for the TTU vs. UT game. We waited the whole day in line with thousands of other students, got into the stadium around 4pm, then watched the epic match where we won right […]

FormSpring: Why CaptainValor?????

Now that’s actually a semi-interesting story. Back about 10 years ago I started a Star Trek fan fiction called “Star Trek: The Elite,” and in this story the main character was Captain Smith. His ship was the USS Valor. Now, when it came time for me to pick a better handle than my first Internet […]

FormSpring: When did you feel the most alive?

Summer of last year (2009) I spent about an hour standing on the roof of a 7-story building in Lubbock as a massive thunderstorm engulfed the city. There was lightning all around and I played a mix of Nightwish and Explosions in the Sky on my iPod. When the pouring rain finally came I sprinted […]