Everything must be understood in context:
Do I live a long time ago n a galaxy far, far away? No. Do I hunt bounties or serve as a mercenary soldier? No. Do I know where to find a good roba steak? No.
As an analogy, though, consider Romeo and Juliet. A fictional tale, but one that is timelessly identifiable with because it is constructed of real emotion, motivations, and natures - love, angst, betrayal, revenge, tragedy, and so on.
So, in that sense, I incorporate Mando'ade 'culture' and Mando'a language into my life. I give a nod to the fact that its origins are in fiction and imagination. But, there are 'real' ideas, ethos, and philosophies on life therein. That element of wonder about human nature connects my real life with the fictional in a, for me, comfortable adoption and hybridization of the Mando'ad identity.
Am I Mando'ad? You bet, vod!
Part father, part artist, part perpetual student, part gamer, part Japan-o-phile, part contrarian, part instigator, part anthropologist, part blacksmith, part costumer, part food lover, part writer, part adventurer, part eccentric...AN MANDO'AD!