I sing the body electric,The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
My name is Veronica Hamilton (you can call me V or Vee). I am…
- a game designer – I developed the tabletop roleplaying game Unwritten: Adventures in the Ages of MYST and Beyond, a game based of the Myst franchise by Cyan Inc.
- a conlanger – I create languages for fun and, occasionally, profit. I created the Brooding language for the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company and sketched out Temetar for Galileo Games. Besides some of my own language projects, I am also a fan of the D’ni language from the Myst game series, and a member of Slakgedakru, a fan organization dedicated to the the Trigedasleng language from the TV show The 100.
- a MYST fanatic – I am a long-time fan of the games of the Myst franchise (if you haven’t noticed from the frequent mentions of the game already in this page). I was an active player in Myst Online when it was active, and played a quasi-official character named J.D. Barnes.
- a transwoman – I am a proud transwoman, in transition male-to-female. You may find my work under my previous name “Scott Hamilton”, but that’s still me. Pronouns she, her, hers, etc.
- a parent and spouse – I have three wonderful children which have all pretty much grown up by this point. I have a lovely wife who puts up with me and has developed a wide and nuanced range of long-suffering facial expressions in response to my sometimes frenetic goofiness.
- a rampant typo-ist – My fingers move slower than my brain, so that leads to some spelling messes as they trip over each other.
- a rabid language descriptivist – Language prescriptivism bothers the hell out of me; it just flies in the face of everything I have picked up about linguistics.