About Jim

This is what I look like when I'm plotting the downfall of Western civilization.

This is what Jim looks like when he's plotting the downfall of Western Civilization.

While his true origin remains a mystery (or at least relatively uninteresting) the escape pod from which Jim Ryan first emerged was discovered on the shores of Myrtle Beach, SC back in the 1970’s and he’s been terrorizing the human race ever since.  He mostly accomplishes this through his theatrical antics online, in person, on stage and, lately, via podcast.

Jim enjoys entertaining people.  To this end, he has at various times worked to put together theatrical productions, free-press fiction & nonfiction journals, free press comic books, short stories, long stories, monologues, tabletop & live-action role-playing games and various audio thingies.

He is also a hopeless geek (or nerd, if you prefer) and is deeply enamored of such things as fantasy, science fiction, movies, games (both analog and digital) and British comedy.  His favorite authors include Douglas Adams, Roger Zelazny, Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft and many others.  It would also be fair to say he’s been heavily influenced by the work of filmmakers like Terry Gilliam, Orson Welles, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, David Lynch, the Cohen Brothers and probably quite a few more.

Jim currently finds himself residing in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he seeks employment of the variety that will allow him to continue existing without chipping away at what little sanity he may have left.  He also produces a couple of podcasts, attends a writing circle and continues to play and run RPGs.  In addition he finds it strangely comforting to write and speak about himself in the third person, like he’s doing right now on this page.

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