Contrary to popular belief my real name is not in fact Sharky.
Nor is it Horace, SharkBiscuit, Clarence, and a swag of less polite names.
No, the real name is far less exciting. My name is Lawrence and I am a geek – when it suits me at least. These days that doesn’t seem to be such an *uncool* thing, so I suppose it’s safe to start a blog now.
I guess you’re wondering where the “Sharky” thing came from?
Well, as a young fella I developed an obsession with Sharks. Drawing them, reading about them etc…
On reaching my teens I got swept away with the whole 80’s Home Computer thing, and fast replaced my shark obsession with a programming games obsession. Then came the steady decline into geekdom, and it’s been with me ever since. Not to mention a career in I.T. (not doing game development though)
So that’s about it really. Seems a shame to ditch sharks though, so I’ll keep that as a backup.
Anyway, back to the blog. I’m not really sure where this blog will go, but for now it’s really just a dairy of my progress on the ol’ Game Development obsession that I resurrected as a hobby recently.
Before the blog, I had been routinely emailing friends & family to show off my progress. But the diversity & number of people has grown to be a bit unmanageble. So I figure with a blog I will be able to consolodate things a bit. It’s not quite so personal I’m afraid, but at least I shouldn’t be spamming so many people.
By the way, I still REALLY want and appreciate all the feedback & words of encouragement, so please feel free to continue via the blog comments, email etc…