Hello, potential readers, and welcome to my blog.
Let’s get this out of the way early: I am ridiculously nerdy and can have a very intense love for things I adore. This, predictably, led me to fandom at a very young age, which fed an already considerable love of story-telling and channeled it into a wide variety of hobbies. Now that I’m an adult (oh, geez) I can actually do something with these hobbies, so in an effort to kick my butt into gear, I’m going to be sharing these efforts with you.
I, like many other cheesy people, believe in the power of stories. They shape us into who we are, and who we were feeds into who we will become. Fiction, non-fiction, religion, history, science – all of these are the stories of the universe and its inhabitants, sentient or not. We make decisions based on the stories we hear, hoping for the same result or for something new, believing in their truths or rejecting them outright. To hear a good story is to give yourself the opportunity to alter your worldview, and to tell a good story is to enact change in the world around you.
I’m not picky when it comes to story-telling mediums. I like them all: novels, video games, movies, musicals, Snapchat stories, history books, comics, costume design, dance, and every other medium I’ve missed. While I don’t dabble in all of them at the moment, I certainly wouldn’t mind doing so, so if I can continue to update periodically and you choose to follow along, you might be able to see which I get to cross off my list.
Because of my varied interests, you might see huge subject changes from post to post: For example, I might write about constructing the language map of a made-up country one week and the next spend some time discussing my struggles with a sewing machine. I might have a post that complains about prescriptivism, and then the next will discuss my thoughts on a voice technique I just learned. If you see a post about the Federalist Papers and you hate history, don’t be concerned; I might post about my latest dance class soon after. There will most definitely be talk about my fandoms (Harry Potter, Hamilton, etc.) so be prepared to geek out with me. All the while, I hope that you’ll discover the stories I see in all these things, and maybe find new interests, yourself. It might seem disjointed at first, but with any luck, I’ll be able to show you just how everything’s related.
(Damn, should I be putting this in my About page? Or should this be a sticky?)
(Oh, yeah: I like to curse. Fair warning.)
Anyway, I hope you find something here that piques your interest, and if you want to interact, please do! It’s always reassuring to know I’m not yelling out into the void. My hope is to post once a week (??) so we’ll see how that goes.
Until next time,
See you Space Cowboy…
Title and excerpt quoted from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton