Ben "Kirin" Elgin

Back in the early 90's, Kirin's handle was Bahamut (or the hideously grating but then still novel "B /\ H /\ M U T") on several BBS systems. Then he got on the wider internet and discovered using the name of the single most popular summoned creature in a ubiquitous game series wasn't the best idea. So he switched to a lesser FF6 summon and immediately got mistaken for the bad guy in a Ranma 1/2 movie. (This was the mid-90s... Ranma was the only anime we had.) These days, he mostly gets mistaken for beer.

Outside of the net, during working hours, he mostly writes code for a 3D laser scanner, and occasionally installs wide-area 6DOF tracking systems.


Gaming, reading comic books, occasionally reading real books, spending too much money on useless toys, spending too much time reading random crap on the internet


Most Final Fantasies, Suikoden, Okami, Ico and SotC, Katamari Damacy, Steambot Chronicles, Vagrant Story, Misadventures of Tron Bonne, Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, Myth, Marathon 2, Seiken Densetsu 3 *and* Legend of Mana

Macross, Genshiken, Emma, Battle Angle Alita, Planetes, Gankutsuou

Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams


Profile Page PSI, 8/31/09