Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
Diabeats is a type-1 diabetic type-A personality originally from York, PA. For now, she bounces around in PA, MD and Indianapolis, IN, where she hopes to have a home come next summer. She’s about to graduate from college with a double major in English and Spanish; she loves language, words and literature. In the next few months, Diabeats will read until her eyes bleed ink and write until her arms resemble those of a tyrannosaurus. Generally she does not enjoy jokes about Wilford Brimley, the heat, hipsters, whiners and people who pronounce words incorrectly.
Her favorite aspects of nerd life are video games, reading fantasy and science fiction novels, television shows, movies and recently comic books. Favorites of these include Star Wars, Arrested Development, rhythm games like DDR and Guitar Hero, Ender’s Game, Marvel comics, RPGs, lurking on internet forums and Vampire: the Masquerade.
Music has always been a part of her life: she started playing piano when she was 8, started playing the trumpet when she was 11 and sang in various choral groups throughout her life. In the spring of 2008, a college housemate introduced her to underground hip-hop and encouraged her to write a rap song, understanding her love of writing and poetry. After having nearly illegal amounts of fun doing so, she penned a few more and eventually, through meeting friends online and off, found her way into nerdcore. It proved a perfect place for her style and she met wonderful friends and mentors in MadHatter, MC_Loki, Deafinition and D20. After the Versus Mode tournament in the fall of 2009, Diabeats joined Scrub Club Records and released the Bloodclan album with MC_Loki based on White Wolf’s Vampire: the Masquerade lore. She performed with Scrub Club at the 2010 and 2011 GenCon Nerdcore Entertainment Showcase. Since then, she tries to make as much time as she can for recording music, collaborating with awesome Nerdcore artists and using too many references to “hips, lips and tits” in her songs.