I figured since this blog has been up for over a year now, I thought I’d update the About page, heh. So, here it goes… pulling mostly straight from my Facebook profile page, with a few additions and whatnot here and there, some side notes, the occasional “buy me stuff” link here and there as well, heh. (No subliminal messages, I assure you).

I believe pretty strongly in the mantra “courage of the heart,” or animivirtus, in Latin. Thanks to my brother, I learned the meaning of that word (or combination of words… I’m not really sure how it works in Latin) and have been n avid user of it ever since (I even list it as my religion on Facebook and named a production company after it). I believe it’s important for people to follow their dreams, their aspirations, to be happy living their lives the way they want to, happily, because when other people see happiness in someone, it makes them instantly more attractive, most of the time. Thus, simply being happy with oneself eliminates the need to worry about whether or not someone will “find you” and take care of you. I think it’s an important realization to make, and not that many people make it, unfortunately. Anyway… here are some pretty random but apparently important facts about me (Facebook thought so, anyway).

Computer-using (browsing, blogging, reading…etc.), cooking, listening to music, playing music, video editing, visual effects, reading, writing, drawing, dreaming, traveling sometimes, eating good food, watching movies and geeking out!

Film & filmmaking, writing, computer and digital art, music, people, philosophy, psychology, design, web development, web interactivity, social networking, humanitarianism, moving forward, progress, technology, innovation, society & social change.

Music: Check out my iLike profile!
Everything from opera metal to classical, industrial to Celtic and Gaelic and horrorpunk. My iTunes library has almost 5500 songs in it right now. If I listed all the bands, you’d give up before finishing half the alphabet most likely. Mostly, I don’t discriminate at all, except in the case of country music. Even then, though, there are exceptions. If it’s talented, creative, original, or even just catchy, and not just rehashed pop-culture-based crap, chances are I’ll like it.

Man vs. Wild, Hotel Babylon, Torchwood, Dr. Who, Coupling, Arrested Development, Mythbusters, Designed to Sell, The World Stands Up, Comedy Central Presents. I’ve also started watching the Discovery Channel since I moved out to Canada for college. Nature, building, fun or constructive shows are really what my taste encompasses. DIY shows, stuff about society, psychology, or sustainability through design and efficiency (too bad I’ve never actually seen a show like that). Stuff about music, art, building, or people doing things.

The Crow, Braveheart, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Truman Show, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, the Mexico trilogy, Grindhouse, Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Holy Trilogy (Star Wars IV-VI). These also change pretty often, but the ones listed are pretty much the core of my favorites I think. I use Flixster a lot on Facebook to rate and review movies I’ve seen, and as of this writing I’m up between 550 and 600. Apparently, though, the main Flixster site doesn’t import those ratings or reviews to itself once you’ve submitted them on Facebook, so I have no cool little badge to put on here for those guys (sorry!).

Books: Check out my Goodreads account!
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, the Dragon DelaSangre series by Alan F. Troop, Andra by Louise Lawrence, Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson, Rebel Without A Crew by Robert Rodriguez, DV Rebel’s Guide by Stu Maschwitz. There’s also a big range here, since I like everything from creepy vampire sci-fi books to social change and the institution of love.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi, and “When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.” Robert Rodriguez. (Also check out my Goodreads account for more, since I typically choose quotes from books and post them there on my profile).

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Hey blake!
    I’m starting my blog too! ^^

  2. Have a nice day !

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