What? With all of the stuff I’ve posted on this website for you to look at you want to know about me?
Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark.
Wait… that’s not right. That’s Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movie. I was sent here by a rocket ship from the planet Krypton… OK, that’s Superman. Frozen in a stasis field for three million years until the radiation had dropped to safe levels to come out. No, you’re right that’s Lister from Red Dwarf.
I’m a husband and father to a wonderful family. I struggle with my physical and mental issues like anyone. I’m really just a guy who is a fan of a lot of things. These are things I geek out about. I’m a collector (some would call it hording) of books, movies, comics, autographs, cards, games and more. Music that I enjoy always puts me in a good mood. I love technology but I’m not an early adopter as I’m very cyber-cautious. I enjoy watching the local sports teams, but I don’t get into a funk when they don’t do well. I want to inform those who want to learn. Not really as a teacher (bless them for the job they do) because most people are in a classroom situation as a requirement instead of by choice. I get energy from creativity. When I see something that someone has put time and effort into, it gets me excited. Either it inspires me to to the same, or I can take portions of the idea and mix them up to make something of my own. I think this Ray Bradbury quote sums it up perfectly:
“Science fiction is the fiction of ideas. Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.”
So besides displaying my geek flag here, I also hope to present some of my creativity for others to see. And if you get inspired by something, I hope you make something as well.