My name is Chris, and I'm a fan of the hard sciences, who against my better judgment and the advice of virtually every family member I possess, chose to major in Asian Studies. So far, this degree has earned me a bare minimum-standard of what constitutes passable Mandarin, and the ability to do really well in certain categories on Jeopordy. 非常好！
My major interests include video games, anime, manga and programming. I travel to anime conventions where I spend all of my money, my room is covered with posters, there's a pink Kirby hat on my desk, and I place all of my personal beverages in a fridge that has a sticker of Ryu Hayabuza on it. This is really an ideal environment for implementing a new algorithm in one's source code, or for playing a Shin Megami Tensei game for 12 hours, breaking only to pour oneself a cup of tea.
I am a nerd, and I'm ok with that.