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The Great Moof

(Sean Brown)

thegreatmoof@4kyeah.com

Games:

Moof was weaned from his mother's breast by a hideous gray NES control pad, but then he went all rogue in his youth and got a Sega Genesis and was totally "that Sega guy" during the SNES vs Genesis console wars. He eventually realized that Mario was cool too and that you can just play all games and be friends with everyone. Moof likes shooting things, stabbing things, driving cars, and never playing strategy games because after a brief Warcraft II phase he realized that shit was way boring and tedious and totally doesn't have enough four-wheel drifts or stealth assassinations.

Table Top Games:

Having tossed his first set of numbered polyhedrons in the early part of high school, Moof has been pretending to be, like, elves and wizards or whatever for almost a decade and a half. More often than not, he's run the tabletop experience from behind the surreptitious safety of a folding Game Master's screen. He's run games and campaigns in three editions of Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulu, GURPS, and served as a player character in all of the above in addition to Shadowrun, Exalted, and the Dragon Age tabletop RPG.

Movies:

Moof's secret identity as "Sean" is a mild-mannered A/V and IT professional at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, which does gate-share with an adjacent movie theater due to having their own IMAX screen. As a result, Moof goes and sees way more new movies in theaters than the rest of the 4kYeah crew combined. Growing up the son of hardcore converts to the Mormon faith, the only rated R films he saw growing up were "Air Force One" and "Braveheart" and knows them by heart. Because of a combination of these two factors, Moof has recently started to be very bored of modern mainstream cinema and has started digging around and watching old, cheesy, and/or low-budget schlock because it can be so goddamn interesting. Seriously, go watch "Surf Nazis Must Die" and stick around for the last little bit because it goes from being completely awful to really entertaining. Imagine a fat Pam Grier shooting the members of Anti-Flag.

Music:

Growing up in the 90's and early 2000's, Moof became a hardcore emo ska punk who liked dissing on pop, rap, country, and techno until he finally became a twenty-something and realized a lot of his music sucked ass. He now listens to an eclectic medley of anime soundtracks and tie-in songs, classic pop-rock like David Bowie and Queen and Led Zeppelin, nerdy nerdcore hip-hop, some punk rock and techno, and the occasional classic blues tune. He still thinks modern country is terrible and derivative and fervently believes that dubstep could be the First Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Comics:

Moof did not use to read comics. But then he picked up a copy of "Quiver" from Kevin Smith's run writing for Green Lantern, and started reading comics. He's mostly into shounen manga like Dragonball, Rurouni Kenshin, Naruto, and Bleach. But he does like a handful of webcomics (like Penny Arcade and PvP) and superhero comics (like Deadpool: The Merc With a Mouth, All-Star Superman, and Batman: Hush)

Novels:

As a young lad, Moof would often disappear for hours on end to read stuff. He's read "Sherlocke Holmes", Douglas Adam's "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Camus' "The Stranger", Herbert's "Dune", Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama", and a whole bunch of other things as well. Ever since achieving escape velocity from his Mormon upbringing, he's also become a fan of books about science, history, and philosophy. His favorite philosopher is Immanuel Kant and he also thinks you should go actually read Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" because it's not as intimidating as you think it will be.

Cartoons:

Like every kid in the 90's, Moof watched Animaniacs and Disney cartoons, as well as a bunch of other stuff that would take too long to list. Needless to say, the only one that's still any good is Animaniacs. Seriously, that show is fucking amazing.

Anime:

Because no one else would give him the time of day during high school, Moof started hanging out with the resident anime dorks. Because he was still Mormon back then and cult horror films were still off-limits, he found much joy in watching anime because it's all so goddamn crazy and strange and different. He's into shounen epics, samurai fights, giant robots, and other things He did once watch all of Sailor Moon's first season, though he's been working hard to erase those memories with copious amounts of liquor. It hasn't worked yet.

TV:

Moof's family was, and will always be, a collection of serial cop drama thriller fanatics. He got so sick of watching shows like Law and Order that he didn't watch TV all that much for well over a decade, and only started getting sucked back by stuff like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. So no, don't ask him who his favorite character from Full House was. Also, Full House was awful in every conceivable way.