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Scott Hough
Scott Hough
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Kansas
About Me

Who am I, you ask? Well, that's a tricky question. I'm a bit like a shape-shifter, my personality adapting to my ever-changing moods. Sometimes I'm a jester, cracking jokes and having a blast. Other times, I'm a philosopher, lost in thought about the mysteries of life or the latest riddle to cross my path, like a Ferengi grappling with the intricacies of the Rules of Acquisition.

I started this site eons ago as a way to escape the constraints of writer's block and boldly go where no one has gone before. But, much like a Starfleet captain facing the unknown, I still struggle to find the right words. It can take me a parsec or two to put together even one blog post, and some days it feels like I'm stuck in a Star Wars trash compactor, surrounded by garbage and running out of time.

Despite my writing woes, I'm an unabashed geek and nerd, with a passion for science fiction that rivals even the most devout Trekkie or Stargate fan. I lose myself in fantastic worlds, from the twisted tales of the Sith to the epic battles of the Replicators. And when I'm not exploring far-off galaxies, I indulge in hobbies like web design and devouring books like a voracious Wookiee.

Questions I've been asked

Well, this one is simple. I am just a big kid. I like to have fun and crack jokes.

When it comes to sci-fi universes, there are plenty of options to choose from, but for me, the one that always stands out is Stargate. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Star Trek and Star Wars too, but there's just something about Stargate that sets it apart. Maybe it's the mix of action, adventure, and humor, or the fact that the show explores ancient alien civilizations and mysterious wormholes. Whatever it is, I can never resist a good Stargate marathon, and I'm always excited to discover new episodes and spin-offs.

I've always been a fan of pranks, and the idea of being invisible is like a dream come true. Imagine the possibilities! Sneaking up on friends, making objects move seemingly by themselves, or even playing a harmless joke on a stranger - the options are endless. However, as much as I'd enjoy a good laugh, I have to admit that the ability to fly would be even more useful. Think about it: no more traffic, no more waiting in long lines at the airport, and the ability to explore the world from a completely new perspective. Sure, I'd miss out on the thrill of a good prank, but the freedom of flight would more than make up for it.

Ask me what my favorite food is, and without hesitation, I'll say pizza. There's something about the combination of crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce, and ooey-gooey cheese that just makes my taste buds sing. When it comes to toppings, I'm always up for trying something new. Sure, classic pepperoni or sausage is always a safe bet, but why not mix things up with some pineapple, jalapenos, or even mushrooms? I know some people turn their noses up at pineapple on a pizza, but I say to each their own. After all, isn't pizza all about personal preference? That being said, there are some limits. As much as I love a good adventure in the kitchen, I draw the line at putting dirty socks on my pizza. But hey, if that's your thing, who am I to judge?

As an avid reader, I can't imagine my life without my Kindle. With hundreds of ebooks at my fingertips, I always have something to read no matter where I am. It's like carrying a full library in my pocket! That being said, there's nothing quite like the experience of reading a real book. It's not just the words on the paper - it's the feel of the spine cracking open for the first time, the weight of the book in your hands, the smell of the pages, and the tactile experience of flipping through the pages. There's something magical about getting lost in a good book, and holding a physical book in your hands just adds to that experience. So while I'll always appreciate the convenience of my Kindle, I'll never give up my love for the traditional book.

When it comes to video games, I'm always on the lookout for the next big thing, but there are two games that have held a special place in my heart for years: Dragon Quest and Ace Combat. Dragon Quest has been a staple in the RPG genre for decades, and for good reason. From its charming characters and vibrant world to its addictive gameplay and epic storylines, it's a series that always keeps me coming back for more. And then there's Ace Combat - there's just something about the thrill of soaring through the skies and engaging in intense aerial battles that never gets old. Whether I'm piloting a fighter jet or taking down enemy planes with missiles and machine guns, Ace Combat always delivers a heart-pumping experience that I can't get enough of. So while there are plenty of amazing games out there, Dragon Quest and Ace Combat will always be at the top of my list.

When it comes to board games, I have to admit that I don't really have a favorite. There are so many great games out there, each offering its own unique experience. But there are a few games that stand out to me for different reasons. Ticket to Ride is one of my go-to games for casual play. There's something about collecting train cards and building routes across the country that's both relaxing and satisfying. On the other hand, Fluxx is a game that's always full of surprises. With constantly changing rules and goals, every game is different, and you never know what's going to happen next. And while it's not a traditional board game, I have to mention Dungeons and Dragons. As a tabletop game, it offers endless possibilities for adventure and storytelling, and it's always a blast to play with a group of friends. So while I don't have a single favorite board game, I can say that there's something special about each game, and I'm always excited to try something new.