Frank J. Kim is a writer, actor, and filmmaker from Austin, TX. He is the son of South Korean immigrants and grew up in various parts of Texas, including the town of Eagle Pass on the Texas/Mexico border. His experiences as a Korean-American in largely Caucasian or Hispanic communities in the Lone Star State has informed and inspired his writing. The Outsider is both free from societal expectations and yet bound by chains from the past—an experience Mr. Kim is largely sympathetic to. He began playing Dungeons & Dragons at the age of 10 and quickly adopted the role of Dungeon Master for his friends’ weekly games. Mr. Kim learned how to improvise and tell interesting stories by failing a lot over the years as a DM. Narrating an adventure to a dozing audience is never a fun experience but it is memorable to the one doing the narrating. Three decades later, his experience as a Dungeon Master led to a collaboration with Geoff Ramsey—one of the founding members of Austin’s Rooster Teeth Productions—in developing the D&D-based web series “Heroes & Halfwits”. His other pursuits include martial arts, history, photography, and figuring out the meaning behind the ending of No Country for Old Men.
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