BA in English and Ancient History, Honours in English. I’ve been programming probably since I was 7 or 8, but I never liked or was much good at maths, but I did great in formal logic at university. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
English, lit & creative writing classes out the wazoo, but not coincidentally my last flirtation with math was passing with a rounded-up mark of 49.5% in grade 11. That probably explains my great track record of four IF releases in 20 years…
I get the impression we have a respectable number of musicians…
I went to acting school, then to my city’s conservatory, now I’m studying under a private teacher and performing occasionally and am trying to get anywhere as a lyric singer. Tellingly, I tried to write IF, and enjoy the programming part of it to an extent, but am mostly just a player!
Thanks! Well, they’ve always been there. I think I took a big detour in college when I started reading more & that got me to where I felt I could do stuff with words.
And if this isn’t getting too much off topic, I think there’s mathematicians vs math problems and problemists. The second was more my thing. I was pretty good at answering them in math contests but felt like a trained animal not being able to make problems of my own.
There actually is one more math problem I’d love to implement in a text adventure that I haven’t seen yet, but I haven’t found a way to translate it to anything that is close to fun or sensible.