Pokémon has been one of my favorite pastimes since I saw a few bits of the anime's first season, back when it first aired in the US. I got my Red Version in October 1998, and I was hooked. I have more than a few main handheld versions, and several side games as well. Away from the interwebs, I recently earned a degree in Graphic Design, so all the fiddling around I do here with text/images/color is actually good practice for other things. And it's fun trying to learn HTML by using wiki markup. I also enjoy digital painting, cooking, and Krav Maga.
I joined Bulbapedia on September 17, 2008. At first I only fixed spelling and grammar mistakes, but soon learned of all the different projects. Almost everything was taken care of, except for Project Walkthroughs. The place was pretty dead when I first found it, so I've sort of made it my mission to see it completed. By doing this, I hope to help make Bulbapedia the one-stop shop for all Pokémon information.
By October 2012, I had written roughly six walkthroughs from scratch, and started on the seventh. The guides for Red/Blue, Gold/Silver, and Yellow were completed long ago. Next I reformmated the guide for FireRed/LeafGreen in the time leading up to the HeartGold/SoulSilver release, and started on those in March 2010. The Crystal guide followed soon after, and the guide for Black/White was completed within the next year. Fifteen months later, progress started on Black 2/White 2. My goal is to one day have complete, comprehensive walkthroughs for every applicable game in the Pokémon series.
GamingI train them all, though my favorite types are Dragon, Ice, Flying, Water, and Grass. Articuno is my favorite legendary, the first I ever caught. I had completed a living Pokédex in my Diamond version, all 493 species, before transferring a decent amount to my Black version. I use my Action Replay to get through the game faster for the walkthroughs, then I restart without. No 999 stats for me, that's so overkill. Faster Egg hatches are nice, though.