About Mook and TheMook.Net Website
I am Mook. This is my website.
I don't always look like this picture, but I like it because I look happy. I don't usually have a beard, but my hair hasn't been truly cut in more than 10 years.
I love to write, but I don't do it enough. I often write about wanting to write more.
I love to play all kinds of games - video games, board games, card games, but especially role-playing games (RPGs). I started playing Dungeons & Dragons in 1983, then played every RPG I could get my hands on. In 1993 I started running games with GURPS, and haven't run anything else since then (though as a player I'll try anything).
I also love movies, television, comics, books, and basically anything with characters and a story. My tastes are indiscriminate. I can tell the good from the bad, I just usually don't care.
The unprecedented explosion of technology in my lifetime, especially the rise of computers and the internet, makes me squeal with delight every waking hour of my life.
This website, TheMook.Net, has been online without interruption since 1998. It is my own personal slice of the world wide web, a place to create whatever I want, whenever I feel like it. I like having a virtual space all of my own.
When I first started this site I taught myself HTML. A few years later I did the same with PHP - at least enough to know what to copy and paste, and how to tweak things to my liking. I still code most things by hand, in Notepad++.
For the past few years TheMook.Net has been hosted by EsoSoft - they have been an absolute pleasure to work with, and their customer service is phenomenal. My blogs run on WordPress, the forums are PhPBB, and the image gallery is ZenPhoto. All of this software is free and easy to use.
I am incredibly easy to find online - check the Contact page for a variety of ways to reach me.