ABOUT HAL


Headshot of Hal from April 2014 by Madeleine VasalyName:
Hal
Aliases: tlhInganHom, Kethlyr
Alignment: Neutral Good
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Homeland: Portage, WI
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 130lbs
Hair: Yes
Eyes: Gray

Stats

STR: 10
DEX: 13
CON: 11
INT: 15
WIS: 18
CHA: 17

Feats

LeadershipVersatile ChannelerImproved ImprovisationCosmopolitanEclectic

Traits

DisillusionedHelpful

Languages

English, German, Klingon

Skills

Appraise: 4
Bluff: 7
Craft (Cosplay): 2
Diplomacy: 13
Handle Animal: 1
Intimidate: 4
Knowledge (Beer): 4
Knowledge (Comic Books): 4
Knowledge (Computers): 8
Knowledge (Gaming): 8
Knowledge (Internet Marketing): 8
Knowledge (Science Fiction): 8
Linguistics: 2
Perception: 6
Perform: 4
Profession (Copy Writing): 8
Profession (Front End Dev): 6
Profession (Social Media Strategy): 10
Profession (Video Production): 8
Sense Motive: 6
Spellcraft: 10
Swim: 4

BIO

It’s always tough to know what to write about oneself, so I’m afraid I’ve done what comes naturally to me and erred towards eccentricity. But here are a few more details:

I commonly describe myself as an oldschool geek girl. That is, I came of age in the early days of consumer-level internet and embraced it as early as I had access. I made my first website at 13 years old … in notepad. (It was a Xena: Warrior Princess fan site.) I spent most of my free time hanging around in MUDs and chat rooms. I built and repaired computers. I was obsessed with Star Trek. I played a lot of games.

Now I’m just this quirky geek woman—a demographic I’m happy to say has seen nothing but growth in my lifetime. I’ve run a World of Warcraft guild for almost 10 years, performed in The Rocky Horror Picture Show for slightly longer, and like to participate in sci-fi and comic book conventions. Otherwise, I spend a lot of time tracking down and devouring foreign genre television and comedies, cosplaying some really obscure stuff, and in general trying my best to be a helpful and pleasant maven in fan culture and the world at large.