I'm a long time fan of ROM hacks with lots of respect for all the hard work and passion I have seen. As a gamer I am an avid Retro/Vintage gamer reliving my youth but at the same time play as much of the new stuff as humanly possible.
In the process of changing careers from Museum Education/Management into programming. I have always wanted to learn assembly and understand more how my favorite games have worked. My ideal projects are Improvement patches. I know they can be in a gray area for some people, but if I can make a game that most people gave up on due to frustrating controls, poor design (aka, low budgets, deadlines, blame a dev in the extreme last resort) and create a version anyone can play through and appreciate all the hard work put into it up until the final level, I'd be a happy man.
I'm still learning but will slowly look for ways to help/work with/ or learn from others doing similar work. I'm also up for the occasional Game Jam or modern hacks with things like Cheat Engine. But again, thank you everyone for all the amazing content, replays, translations and everything else. I look forward to one day making an honest contribution to the community.