Hey, I'm Ian. I like cheese.
Do you need more than that?
Growing up, I wanted to live in a fantasy world where I was the hero that the world needed and deserved. I was afraid of the dark for a really long time. Still kind of am, under the right circumstances. It was so bad that in order to get into bed, I had to run and jump to my bed so that the monster living under the bed couldn't reach out and grab my legs. I also had to sleep dead center. Too far to either side and I was fucked by one thing or another.
I am intrigued by dreams and nightmares and sleep paralysis. I feel like it is silly to think there can be no life on other worlds. I had an encounter with a "ghost", so even with my incredibly skeptical nature, I am forced to believe in at least the possibility.
I am a gamer. PC master race. Batman is #1. John Carpenter's The Thing is the best movie. Once comfortable, I am generally never very serious, but can switch into "adult" mode when necessary. Lucky me, it is almost never necessary because I rather enjoy the attention being the clown with a heart of gold affords me. Rather typical Leo behavior, if you're into that kind of thing.
Oh, I was sorted into Gryffindor. It didn't come as much surprise to me, though I think only being sorted into Hufflepuff would have been a surprise.
I also like cheese.
This seems like a good place to put in what I'm currently reading.
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs.
What the fuck am I reading?
Oh, and falling asleep while reading. I can't keep my damn eyes open.
I make a very poor first impression. Start off quiet and move on to just being weirder and weirder as my filter breaks.
I've been told, at least once, that I could be a teacher because of the way kids respond to me. Most kids do seem to warm up to me pretty fast. My guess, they sense that I'm one of them, a kid on the inside.
If you notice anything different, you're going to have to tell me. Later on, underneath this tough guy exterior, you may learn that I am a teddy bear and enjoy warm hugs and cuddles.
Terry Brooks, Stephen King, Glen Cook, H.P. Lovecraft, Dan Simmons. A Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Everything. Seriously. Well, except those movies. I hope to never see them. Bad enough I had to see the other one. Everything else is fair game. Horror is my favourite though.
Firefly, X-Files, True Detective, Berserk, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Justice League/Unlimited, Psych, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Parks and Recreation.
Final Fantasy 9, Phantasy Star 4, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Ristar, Doom 2, Super Smash Brothers, and many more.
Iced Earth, Devin Townsend, Amon Amarth, Pelican, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Hans Zimmer, Nine Inch Nails, Queen, Manowar, Johnny Cash, Journey, Boston, Reverend Bizarre, Mars Red Sky and many many more.
I go weak in the knees for sushi, pizza, brats with sauerkraut and mustard, and breakfast foods. You can keep your tomatoes and onions.
Tim Burton's Penguin (from Batman Returns) is forever making the live long and prosper sign. You know, from Star Trek.
How many 5 year olds could I fight before they eventually swarmed me and took me down?
Why do socks suck so bad?
If you want a starting point, share a weird dream you had recently. I always enjoy dream stories.
Who/what are some of your favourite villains?