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Defective
15-01-13, 01:46
I put this in the other intro thread, so I figured I'd put it here as well. Also, I am new to the site as a whole and am looking forward to listening to the podcast as it seems to be just right up my alley. That being said:

Salutations everybody! My name is Elijah Whitehouse and I am a Veteran of the United States Navy. I served from Feb 19, 2007 to Feb 19, 2011 on board the USS Arleigh Burke, DDG 51, stationed at Norfolk, VA.

After fulfilling my obligation to my country, I moved down to Tampa, Florida to attend college using my military benefits. Suffice to say it was a waste of time and packed up to move to Hollywood last year, late April. I now am attending the Los Angeles Film School for Game Production and am having the time of my life.

Along with that I also started up my own Youtube channel that's dedicated to the history of video games - and is aptly named as such. I feel that the history of the video game industry is very rich, interesting, and is such a great topic to cover because it gives me a chance to educate myself and to teach the newer generation of gamers a thing or two. I really am excited about this channel and I've gotten lucky enough to meet a couple of notable Youtubers during my time in Hollywood and I aspire to join The Game Station network of channels later on this year.

With your help, enthusiasm, and passion for gaming I know this can come true. I look forward to chatting it up with all of you here and sharing my content, channel, and just all around gaming knowledge with you.

Thank you for having me. This is going to be a blast!

SubaruBrat
15-01-13, 03:07
Cool to have you with us, what was your MOS in the Navy? That was a unique ship as I recall, the only one named for a still living or serving person or something to that effect. Congrats on the youtube project, we do what we do for the same reason, feel free to announce your videos on our Facebook page and here in the forums to get them in front of the listeners.

Defective
15-01-13, 03:15
Cool to have you with us, what was your MOS in the Navy? That was a unique ship as I recall, the only one named for a still living or serving person or something to that effect. Congrats on the youtube project, we do what we do for the same reason, feel free to announce your videos on our Facebook page and here in the forums to get them in front of the listeners.

Thank you for having me! My rate (job) in the Navy was Operations Specialist - radar navigation essentially with my collateral duty being a librarian of sorts for a bunch of secret documents, texts, and other sensitive materials. It was a lot of fun, stressful, rewarding, and required a lot of Attention-To-Detail.

As for the Arleigh Burke, the ship was commissioned while Arleigh Burke was still alive. I'll have to fact check this, but I do believe the ship was commissioned in 1991 and is the first ship of it's class with many others being "Arleigh Burke class Destroyers". Which I forgot to mention, the DDG-51 is a Destroyer Class warship.

Oh and I appreciate the extension to promote my channel on here and on the facebook page. I just liked it, so I will definitely be hitting that up.

Again thank you for the kind reception!

retroshaun
15-01-13, 03:12
After fulfilling my obligation to my country, I moved down to Tampa, Florida to attend college using my military benefits. Suffice to say it was a waste of time and packed up to move to Hollywood last year, late April. I now am attending the Los Angeles Film School for Game Production and am having the time of my life.

Welcome! Good luck with the course and if you need any career advice for the games industry feel free to drop me an email, I worked in the industry on and off for the last 17 years so if I can be of any help don't hesitate.

Defective
15-01-13, 08:22
Welcome! Good luck with the course and if you need any career advice for the games industry feel free to drop me an email, I worked in the industry on and off for the last 17 years so if I can be of any help don't hesitate.

Thank you very much! I'll have to take you up on that offer. As it stands, currently this month I am in a Game Audio class and my project that I have to do (along with a partner) is redoing the Witcher 2 Opening Cinematic. It's going to be awesome!

retroshaun
15-01-13, 10:31
Thank you very much! I'll have to take you up on that offer. As it stands, currently this month I am in a Game Audio class and my project that I have to do (along with a partner) is redoing the Witcher 2 Opening Cinematic. It's going to be awesome!

Anytime! Audio - maybe I'm not your best point of reference but art and general stuff about the industry, career etc... drop me a line any time. Good luck with it, its a crazy industry.. more so now than it ever was!