Because I Know You Wanted To Know All About Me...

1.) What was your favorite toy as a kid? Where is it now?
-It depends on what age you are referring to 'as a kid'. I had a nice collection of TMNT action figures. Most are either broken or in storage now. I had a 'My Buddy' doll when I was even young which I carried everywhere (those things are worth loads now...). Then I got into video games...

2.) Name some strange misconception you had as a child - like where babies come from and crazy kid stuff like that.
- I was a pretty oblivious child. And it really sucks, because I constantly feel completely and utterly lost nowadays. I mean, seriously... there's some stuff either social-wise or education-wise that I always feel "Where was I on the day we were taught the basics for this?"

3.) Tell me about something you're extremely passionate about and why?
- Harry Potter. No, seriously. You have no idea.
- Writing... it's just a way to let my imagination roam free. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't get down all my story ideas out on paper (or computer, as it were).
- Movies... obviously. Movies are both an art form and an escape... it's so easy to get lost in a movie and forget all your troubles.

4.) Who is the one friend you would turn to when in trouble? This excludes girlfriends and boyfriends and focuses solely on those outside the realm of "people you sleep with."
- I really don't have one... as sad as that is. I mean, I suppose my parents or my sister if I was in major trouble, but this question said 'friend', not 'family'.

5.) Riff on something going on in the world that pisses you off. This can be some epic world-spanning problem or something as simple as getting cut off in traffic.
- Not much about the world truly 'pisses me off' (except the common stupidity of human beings in general). Though I did get rather upset that Hilary just won the Texas primaries. What an upset.

6.) Do your absolute best to define beautiful. Feel free to cite examples.
- What? Sorry, I was looking in a mirror... okay, maybe not. Beauty cannot be defined. It is truly in the eye of the beholder. It can be a cardboard box to keep out the rain, or it can be Helen of Troy. It all depends on perspective.

7.) I'm going to need from you a list of your inspirations. I want to know what sparks your creativity - what makes you smile inside your head. What has shaped you?-
- Inspirations... hmm... movies and books, obviously. Anything with a plot-line can give me ideas for plot-lines of my own. Anything can spark my creativity, honestly. When I used to work at Sears, I once saw a man in a business suit walking with a pink balloon and immediately started trying to formulate that into a story somehow. Anything can be inspiration if you truly look for it.

8.) Maybe this will be easier - what are your primary sources of laughter?
- Movies... or my friend Jesse. God, he can make me laugh no matter what.

9.) If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why? Keep in mind that you would be born in this time period and are not simply time-traveling, thus you can't change the past, present or future...
- I've always thought it would be cool to live in a post-apocalyptic future where you can roam the lands without law on an adventure or something... maybe try to take down a dystopian government...

10.) If you could have one super power, what would it be... and would you use it for Good or Evil?
- I have to say mind reading... I'd use it like Matt Parkman, but without the massive headaches. I'd try to do good with it, but I'd sometimes use it to my own gain, as well.

11.) What is something that is completely fictional, that you wish was real? This could be a character or mythic location or theory - anything that doesn't truly exist in our world.
- Oh man... PokeMon. Oh come on! Don't look at me like that. Seriously... you can't tell me that if you lived in the PokeMon universe that you wouldn't grab your pokeballs and head out on an adventure, never knowing what was coming, meeting new friends along the way, and trying to become a pokemon master?

12.) If you could have any creature on this planet as a domesticated pet, what would it be?
- Hmm... a dolphin. But I'd need a huge swimming pool for it to live in, of course.

13.) I need to know 3 to 5 television shows that you could never tire of. Think about shows in syndication that you could watch rerun after rerun of...
- Boy Meets World
- Scrubs
- Family Guy
- Heroes
- Futurama

14.) What is your preferred flavor of potato chip?
- Almost any, really... except guacamole.

15.) Finally, I'm going to need dream jobs. As a kid what did you want to do? What do you want to do now? Feel free to go nuts.
- When I was in first and second grade, I realized I wanted to be a writer, so I wrote a bunch of stories.... but I drew (really bad) pictures with the stories. Around 4th grade I thought I wanted to be an animator. But soon after I went back to writer. Not too long after that, probably around 6th grade or so, I realized I was going to be a teacher (which I'm about to be). Come high school, the writing thing came back full swing (it never left, but it just kept bouncing back and forth for that as a professional job). I started reading and writing a whole lot more and finally realized if i could do anything, I'd want to be a famous novelist. About late high school, I realized I'd love to do anything related with movies, but I still wanted to be a novelist, and I knew I was going to be a teacher. So I came up with my final conclusion: I'm going to be a teacher, but I'm going to continue trying to become that famous novelist. When I become that famous novelist, one of my books will become a freakin awesome movie, and my life will be complete.

16.) What is something you're really excited about that's coming up?

Top 5 albums (or artists if you're not an 'album' person)
- I'm not really an 'album' or 'artist' person... but I have to say, Taylor Mali's slam poetry CD's are awesome.

Top 5 Films (you knew this was coming...)
- Shaun of the Dead
- Little Shop of Horrors
- Bang Bang, You're Dead
- Leon
- Saw
(I wanna keep going! I hate making top 5's and 10's! I love too many movies!)

Top 5 Books
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows (...it's hard to choose)
- Odd Thomas
- Catch-22
- Twilight
- I can't choose! It's like the movies! I like too many books!

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