Greetings! Though, if you think about it, I suppose if you’re reading this, you should be the one offering these salutations to me… Regardless, welcome to my “Hello” page; I hope you like it.
I am known as the great and powerful Shiditso, though I have been known by many other names (most of which are not appropriate for this forum). However, if Shiditso is too much effort to type, I also respond to Shid and Shidi.
A little bit about me. First and foremost, I am a geologist (or… a geologist in training). I am currently working on my Master’s degree in geological sciences in the USA and am scheduled to graduate in Aug 2016. After that, I'll be working on obtaining a PhD for the next four years (yeah, I know; he must be so cool to get a PhD in rocks). Specifically, I study the geochemistry of igneous rocks (what volcanic rocks are made of). However, I do also enjoy licking rocks and you’ll probably see me go off on rock tangents frequently, just bear with me please.
I am not much of a gamer; I think the first actual game I ever played was Borderlands 1. I started off playing exclusively with close friends (LAN parties) and enjoyed it very much. Since them, I have played a few more games, but only single player. My favorite game series thus far are Mass Effect (Liara, by the way) and Borderlands (Siren).
I started playing Warframe as soon as the open beta began, as my friend and I were looking for a new game to play. We tried it out, but found the game to be very repetitive. We took a break and I came back about a year ago and decided I wanted to be the highest Mastery Rank possible, so I at least had a goal to keep me occupied. Sometime during that goal, I joined SSI. Once I reached my goal of max Mastery Rank, I found the game to be a bit dull and repetitive again, but I had made new friends and enjoyed playing with them. Thus, without hesitation, I can say that I am an active Warframe player due to the close friends I have made in-game, and I hope everyone can find friends like I did.
I left SSI for some time as I became too involved in real life stuff (graduating and all) and recently came to have a bit of free time and thought I'd return, because, why not?
Personally, I enjoy most sports and actively play soccer (or football for the rest of you) and racquetball. I also enjoy reading, specifically fantasy and science fiction. My favorite series is the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne (and Todd) McCaffrey, as well as the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I also love writing fantasy, though I have not had much time of late. When I was in High School, I would write each Saturday as I waited to play soccer and finished two of novel in my trilogy. Sadly, they are deeply personal to me, so I have not shared them with many others. However, should I find time, I should like to finish the third and final novel and maybe share it with more people, we’ll see.
I am a lover of random trivia and of learning in general. My goal has always been to obtain a PhD in geology and to work in the mining industry, retire, and then teach. However, of recent, my goals have changed a bit and I’m anxious to see where the future takes me. Finally, if you couldn’t tell, I claim to have a good sense of humor, though many do not understand my sarcasm (if I offend you, I do apologize; it is never my intention). You can often find my on the forums trolling and what not. I am pretty laid back and easy going, though I am a stickler for rules and order.
Feel free to PM me whenever you want, and if I’m not in the middle of something, I’m always up for runs, as long as the company is good.
Finally, especially once I post walls of text such as this, I like to give you a reward of sorts for making it through (or, at least scrolling down to the end). I hope you enjoy.
And now, the most important thing in this entire post: