Might as well add my story to the list:
I actually hate talking about myself - like in really. Seeing as religious views and musical tastes have been brought up, I can add that my forum name was bestowed upon me by a bunch of Norwegians on a Christian metal forum I frequented for many years, many years ago. It’s sadly died down now due to Facebook. I have a huge collection of rare, obscure Christian metal albums from relatively unknown bands from a very closed underground scene (Drottnar, Antestor, Pantokrator, Virgin Black, etc). It was my passion and hobby for all those years and I built up a great network of people through it. I haven’t bought anything in recent years, but I still pride myself in the collection I built up. I don’t listen to Christian metal exclusively though - my favourite sub-genres include anything melodic, symphonic and progressive (Evergrey, Haken, Symphony X, Sonata Arctica, Myrath, Orphaned Land, etc) as I kinda wore out the extreme side of metal in my youth.
I have a huge fetish for peripherals. Anything wireless or with some RGB lighting gets my juices flowing. I have a Razer Naga Molten, 2x Logitech G602s, a Logitech G302 (thanks MyG!), some Asus ROG gaming mouse I got with my laptop, a SteelSeries APEX keyboard and some Speedlink RGB keyboard I got for dirt cheap in a hurry when I had to buy a new keyboard for use at a client. I also particularly enjoy the feel of a good mouse pad.
I have a great interest in geek culture, including figurines and collectables from any popular sci-fi or fantasy series. I don’t own any (yet), but plan to start building up a collection in the near future (hint hint). I also love Lego. Like in really, REALLY love it. Any range, any theme, any size. I don’t get around to buying it nearly enough, but I’m hoping that would change the moment my son is old enough to not ingest the parts.
Gaming-wise, I’m a bit of a mixed bag. After spending the majority of my time gaming on PC for many years, I kinda found some comfort in console gaming these days. I have a PS4 with a not-too-large library. Primarily from PS+ giveaways over the past 3 months. I’ve bought the odd PS exclusive, as well as a third person game here and there. My Steam collection, on the other hand, is just as big and unwieldy as most other peoples’, thanks primarily to bundles. I do like racing games and metroidvanias quite a bit, which should be evident from my Steam wishlist. Anything in those genres on PS4 would be an absolute win for me. Oh, and I’m REALLY looking for the last PGA Tour game featuring Rory McIlroy - it’s been discontinued digitally and you can only claim it to your PS account by buying a physical copy.
My day-job is a developer, consultant and business owner in equal measure. My official title is “CTO” but I rarely get to do what the job traditionally entails and rather focus on spending billable hours at clients, closing sales and advising our developers on what to do.
I guess that’s about me? I wouldn’t mind physical or digital gifts. I usually only wanted digital gifts in previous SS rounds, but I’ll open myself up to the glitterfest this year…