If you ever met me in person, you would know that I am fond of long conversations about various topics. And if you brought up any of these topics, minutes may turn to hours.
Everybody needs to have things they are passionate about, so here’s a list of some of mine.
Who’s my favorite writer of all time? Tough question. Who’s my favorite Japanese writer? No question. It’s Gen Urobuchi. Nicknamed the “Urobutcher” for his nihilistic, dark, and shocking creations, he’s a massive inspiration for the kinds of stories I like to write.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica!
Written by the aforementioned Gen—and my favorite of his creations. This anime takes the concepts of Sailor Moon and turns it into something entirely different. It is my favorite animated show, regardless of country. And I recommend seeing it to anyone interested in how to do a deconstruction well, and how to create stories that tap into something primal and dark in the human psyche.
Are you excited by the prospect of computers embedded in the arm or brain stem? Do you often think about how much the internet affects human society and how it is like a second earth–wider and wilder than the normal fleshy one? I do! And I would love to argue about it with you.
If you’ve been reading this blog for long enough, then you already know this. I don’t really need to go into much detail here. I have pages and pages of articles about the various nuances, sensations, and implications of leading this writing lifestyle.
Related to my obsession with Transhumanism, I love talking about generational gaps and the differences in mindset and priorities. But, as I am a millennial, and thus somehow really self-absorbed, *sticks out tongue* I like talking about how the internet and the recent economic recession changed my peers when it comes to every aspect of our lives.
Money, religion, and politics. The things I’m not supposed to talk about happen to be some of my favorite topics to talk about. I’m a writer, I like having others’ perspectives, and conflict is my bread and butter, so why wouldn’t I enjoy arguing about those three topics?
The rise of the superhero movie, franchising, the golden age of television, animation as an art form, cartoons both anime and American, and how YouTube changed everything. I have strong opinions on all of these, and will totally talk off your ear if given the chance.
So, those are my passions. Or at least a few of them. The ones I can think of right now as I write. Message me if you want to have a frankly too long conversation. And for everyone else, I hope you make sure to spend time talking about your passions with others.