So, the purpose of this post is quite frankly out of boredom. I can't sleep and I need a way to try and clear my mind, and having a bit of free-writing can usually do the trick. Also, I am really excited to be the new Director of Events, and I don't really know how many people in the clan know me all that well. So, in this topic, I'm just going to kind of reintroduce myself to the clan in a biographic style.
First off, my name is Sam. I live in a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 'Merica, and I'm 18. I'm planning to attend a small liberal arts college in my area in the fall to pursue an undergraduate degree in Physics with a minor in Education, with the intent to either become a high school science teacher or to work through graduate school and obtain a PhD in Theoretical Physics, with which I would then teach at the collegiate level and perform research. I can't wait to see if I manage to stick with that major or if it will change by my Sophomore year, which happens to so many people. Other than that, I just earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America, I am classified as an honors student in my high school, I work as a store associate at OfficeMax, and I have a passion for music, specifically singing. I do consider my self an ameatur gamer, and, besides Runescape, I play a lot of different steam games, such as Killing Floor, Civilization 5, and Realm of the Mad God, and I am also an avid Minecraft fan. Below, I will go a bit more in depth into each detail above just for kicks.
Physics? Who in the world would like that?
My Scouting Experience
My First Real Job
As far as clan background, my first account was created in 2009 and MiniBandGeek coerced me into creating it. It's name was Sirmasonking and I went horribly inactive. I rejoined with this account on February 11th, 2010, under the name Absaloin. I joined the Recruitment Team, made it to Senior Member status, and then was selected to be the Assistant Director of Membership Management by a player named Ser Germain (it used to be that Directors picked their assistants). He had medical issues, and so for a few months I was acting Director of Membership Management, which was a cool experience. By now it's 2011 and Germ had to be removed for inactivity and another player chose a different assistant over me. I then participated in the different projects going on in SST, such as the radio, newspaper, and yearbook, which I would kind of like to see come back eventually . I then single-handedly (jk) persuaded Christian to create the Director of Programs position to help with every project's needs in the clan. I soon became the DoP and held that position for 4 to 5 months before having to step down due to dwindling time availability. By the end of 2012, all of the projects were cancelled. After that, I helped start a clan Minecraft server, and was a proponent for the change to a Gaming Community as opposed to just a Runescape clan. Then, we figured out that it was a bit more than we could handle and we needed to focus on Runescape still. I still host a Minecraft server now (but it's currently in a state of flux ) and it's great. From then on, I was just a Senior member, helping out where I could.
And now, I am the Director of Events for the clan. I'm pretty excited to be in Leadership once again and hope that I can help the clan grow to what it really could be. If you have any requests or suggestions for me, let me know! I'm happy to hear from anyone. That goes for issues as well, I have no problem with helping anyone here out. Much like scouting, Subsistence has become a part of me over these past four years, and I can't really see an end to it coming soon. Thanks for reading!
~ Sam / Mort