Ladies and gentlemen, hamsters and gerbils… it is I, the great sage and eminent sodaholic, Solaris Paradox (also known as Nathan Redgrave, in some places; that’s not my real name, but if I could afford a legal name change, it so totally would be).
There’s nothing special about me; I’m just another guy on the Internet who loves playing games and loves talking about them almost as much (typing works too, though). I enjoy platformers most of all, and am especially partial to fantasy-adventure stories both in my games and in books and movies. I also enjoy Japanese anime, except when the more annoying anime tropes are too overdone to ignore. I am a pretty big fan of Detective Conan (known as Case Closed in the U.S.), and consider the Detective Conan Translation Project a blessing from the heavens. I’ve cooled on reading and creative writing since my high school days, but I still have major soft spots for Harry Potter, Drizzt Do’Urden, and Roland Deschain’s ka-tet (brought into this world by J. K. Rowling, R. A. Salvatore, and Stephen King, respectively).
I’m far too prone to procrastination, and graduated high school by the skin of my teeth–my greatest regret in life is that I didn’t take my education seriously while I had the chance. That said, I am who I am, and who I am is a guy who loves to spend endless hours playing his latest gaming fixation, and most of his other hours wasting his life on the Internet.
I’m probably most well-known on YouTube, where I used to post mediocre rant videos and still occasionally post mediocre review, vlog, and “Let’s Play” videos when my computer isn’t crapping out on me. I am a proud member of the BrainScratch Commentaries group, along with fellow gamers Nayrman214 and SomecallmeJohnny, as well as an occasional contributor to the SEGA HD fanblog. I also frequent the Sonic Retro, Spoony Experiment, and SEGA of America forums.
So, why did I start this blog? Simply put, I’ve always wanted a nice place to write my own prettified gaming reviews and editorials. I used to post them to deviantART and Facebook, but then I was asked by an acquaintance if I’d like to contribute to SEGA HD, a fledgling fanblog in search of content creators… and I found myself quite liking WordPress. And the rest is obvious. I signed up for my own WordPress blog and the result is what you see before you. I’m no stickler for web design or graphics design, so it’s pretty bread-and-butter. Still, if the content is to your liking, and if you’d like to keep up with my contributions on SEGA HD and other sites like it, you can always follow me on Twitter or just keep an eye on my YouTube, deviantART, or Facebook posts.
My dearest ambition? To turn my gaming articles into an actual profession, of course. So if you have anything to say, good or bad, about my content, please do so. I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing. Feedback is the writer’s equivalent to ambrosia.