In our continuing tribute to International GWJ Day, we give you yet another profile from the other side of the world.
There are those who survive the rigors of the Australian wild by adapting, by learning how to wield a big knife and outsmart the local fauna. There are also those who survive by building themselves an impenetrable fortress of green plastic and hiding inside. M0nk3yboy definitely falls into the latter category.
I first met him when he started the "When Your Pile Becomes A Mountain" thread, and quickly learned that he was definitely the best person to start that thread. Well, inasmuch as a 3-pack-a-day smoker is the best person to run a "how to quit smoking" camp. There are those of us who are genuinely surprised when he adds another Xbox 360 game to his backloggery queue, because at this point we assume he already owns all of them.
If you are willing to brave his otherworldly ping and risk possibly having a man-eating scorpion crawl through your headset, he's also a genuinely great guy to play games with. After he got to hear my wife time her labor contractions during a multiplayer session one night (long story) he was very diligent in checking up on us and congratulating us through e-mail. I'm glad he was there to share in our special event. Someday, Simon, I'd love to have a beer with you.