Power User Profile: Kaldath

This week's "Power User Profile" features the winner of the first ever Friday Night Fights, Kaldath!

  1. A photo (or drawing) of you in "real life": ME 3
  2. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Kaldath
  3. Real name: Harry
  4. Real city/state/country: Jackson, New Jersey, USA
  5. Real job: Formerly a Security Officer For Six Flags, Now working in the Park Service Deparment instead
  6. Real age: Will be 38 This August
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Married/single: Single
  9. Online archive of your creations (if any): http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?t=34967
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you've created:This one is very hard to answer because I am a bit of a perfectionist. When I look at my own stuff the first thing I always see is what I did wrong and what needs to be fixed. That being said I think so far the best piece I have done is what I just finished last night, a remake of my character Destiny.
  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Time Bandits ( from 1981 )
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: "Wheel Of Time" Series Written by Robert Jordon
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: Stargate: SG1
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character: Firestorm ( Elemental version ) With Doctor Fate a Close Second
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you'd choose: Healing Factor. Considering the fact that I have a metal plate in my face holding my eye in place ( shattered the lower orbital) and a permanently injured back and neck due to a car accident, as well a few other various and sundry injuries and illnesses including Diabetes, I'd love to have a powerful healing ability like Wolverine.
  16. In your leisure time you like to: Read
  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): The only thing I can say that I think makes for a good design is Attention to details. As noted above I am a bit of perfectionist when it comes to my own designs and if something doesn't look right to me I'll remake the character over and over again to get that one detail right.
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): The lack of certain key details, like when someone forgets to put ears on their characters.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie:Take your time and pay attention to the details. Also take comments by others with a grain of salt. It is true we can not improve if we do not know what we are doing wrong, however in the end the only critic you have to appease is yourself. If YOU like what you have created that's all the truly matters in the end.
  20. Any personal message you'd like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: I'd like to thank those who nominated me for this honor. You know when I first stumbled upon Heromachine and the various communities like Jeff's Blog, the forums, and various others ( anyone remember the Yahoo Group ? ) I never thought my work with the program would come to inspire others the way it has. I remember once commenting on a new members HM creation on the Forums, and the reply back was something like. "Thanks, you are one of the ones I really wanted advice from." To say the least I was shocked at that reply. Now I am not as active as I once was on the forums, sticking mainly to the hero archive section but whenever I am moved to comment on another creators piece of heromachining weather it is to praise or weather it is to point out ways to improve the piece I always keep in the back of my mind just how my words may effect the other person in ways I would never have thought possible and so try to being instructive is not always 100% positive because that brand new posters over at UGO, or on Heromachine.com may well turn out to be the next Kaldath, the Next HammerKnight, the Next imp, In short that newbie just might be the next Power user.