AMA: Ask Me Anything
It's a portmanteau from my two high-school nicknames, Dyl and Richo!
Is It Pronounced "Rico" or "Rich-o"?
"Rich" with an "O" on the end — Rich-o.
What Are Your Favorite Colors?
They would be blue, teal, purple, gray and black.
What Are Your Favorite Music Genres?
I listen to pretty much anything and everything, but my preferred genres are alternative rock, Christian rock and synthpop.
My favorite bands are CHVRCHES, Skillet and Three Days Grace.
Do You Have Any Favorite Songs?
I certainly do. They change from time to time, but right now here's what I'm listening to the most:
- 'Anchor' by Skillet;
- 'Animal I Have Become' by Three Days Grace;
- 'Asking for a Friend' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Back to Life' by Lansdowne;
- 'Bitter End' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Brave' by Skillet;
- 'Conquer Them All' by Lansdowne;
- 'Everything' by Lifehouse;
- 'Feel Invincible' by Skillet;
- 'Get Away' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Infra-Red' by Three Days Grace;
- 'Never Say Die' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Nightmares' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Refuge' by Skillet;
- 'Screaming' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Stars' by Skillet;
- 'Standing in the Storm' by Skillet;
- 'The Defiant' by Skillet;
- 'Up in Arms' by CHVRCHES;
- 'Watching for Comets' by Skillet;
- 'Whispers in the Dark' by Skillet.
Do You Have a Degree?
I'm currently studying a computer science degree with The Open University.
Are You a Sporty Person?
I'd say, in the sense that most people likely mean it, probably not. I enjoyed playing badminton and tennis in school, though! I don't really watch sports, but I do like to watch wrestling.
What Do You Like to Watch?
I'm very partial to a good documentary! I've noticed that I tend to favor astronomy and nature documentaries the most. I'll also happily watch classic British sitcoms, with Only Fools & Horses being my all-time favorite. I don't have a TV, so everything I watch is through the Internet, and I tend to always have something on (whether it's a video or music) while I develop my projects.
What Are Your Favorite Video-Game Franchises?
They would be:
- Crash Bandicoot;
- Grand Theft Auto;
- Project CARS;
Cat or Dog?
I like dogs, but I would choose a cat every time.
Do You Have Any Pets?
Yes — a female brown-black British Semi-Longhair called Cocoa.
There's also a male Australian shepherd in the family called Ben but he lives with other family members.
Left or Right Handed?
I write with my left hand, but I have to use my right hand with the computer mouse!
Do You Have a Dream Car?
The first-generation Honda NSX.
Can You Swim?
Nope! There was an incident that occurred during a swimming lesson while I was in elementary school. A fellow student decided that I'd make an excellent floatation aid, forced me underwater and almost caused me to drown.
I was then found to have an allergic reaction to chlorine. Ever since the day of the incident, I've stayed clear of swimming pools, and deep bodies of water in general.