My name is Collins. Yep, first name.
I love to read and write. I long to become an author. Well, I have written things, so in a way I am already an author. But I think you know what I mean. Although it has been far too long since I really cracked down on myself and wrote like it was a requirement. I should read more, but when I get into it I tend to just begin absorbing everything that I can get my hands on. But lately I have been devouring most any science fiction and a fair number of comedy series. Or at least catching up. I like to make big sweeps of shows once in a while and take in a large number in rapid succession. Like an entire season of one show over a week. I suppose I don't lack in ideas for plot or theme or setting, and I am relatively comfortable with my narrative tone and style. No, for me the most difficult things are: writing dialog because I tend to have oddly shifting and sometimes quite stilted speech patterns; and translating my odd sense of humor to the page.
If you couldn't tell by my nickname up above: I'm nerdy. But I'm not a basement dweller. I'm actually pretty outgoing most of the time. I love meeting and getting to know new people, but I can be a little awkward at times. But when I say nerdy, I mean it. I geek out in all manner of ways. I'm a gamer of all stripes. I love seeking out the odd corners of the Internet. And I frequent a vast array of the funny and weird hangouts therein. I also let loose with a constant barrage of pop culture references, historical references, puns, portmanteaus, film and television quotes, song lyrics, and much much more!
I like to run and jump and climb trees, but I don't put on makeup when I get up there. And anybody that caught that reference pretty much starts out as aces in my book. I like to bike, and can do so for hours upon hours at a time if the scenery is good, the company is good, or the music is good. Any combination of the three is a tremendous bonus. I hate running, but I do it a few times a week because I think that staying in shape is pretty important. I might need to run to or away from something of great importance someday. Possibilities include:
Large, red, obvious emergency cancellation button that will stop a macguffin device from destroying the city/nation/world/solar system/galaxy/universe/metaverse/creation - TOWARD
Booby trapped doorway explosion - AWAY
Robotic panda - TOWARD or AWAY
Were I ever to become some kind of supervillain-type, it would most definitely be over the extension of my own life. So I figure, hell, I better try and stay in pretty good shape before I start trying to invent a death ray and a thirty-story tall walking tank in order to capture the world's scientists to make them find a way to stop my DNA from losing the ability to telomerize and maybe to build me a cybernetic arm or something else cool.
Though I like to be funny and make people laugh, I know when it is time to get serious. Although sometimes I have a tendency to push it.
I'm three years out of an eight year relationship/five year marriage. It was pretty soul-crushing at first, but it got better. Pretty much one of those generic 'realized we were better off apart,' sort of things. I mention the divorce not because it has permanently scarred me and left me bereft of the ability to make meaningful human contact, but it was one of the major events in my recent life. After it ended, I discovered the whole casual relationship thing that I had missed in my twenties. It was fun, but I am glad that I got over that phase. I'm not rushing to get into another serious, committed, long-term relationship, but I'm not afraid of it, either.
That's certainly the end goal, yeah? Life partner. I see it as kind of like the buddy cop relationship from a buddy cop film, right? They've got your back through thick and thin, be it helping them cope with the death of a loved one or keeping them company while they stand in a long line or in an impromptu shootout in an ethnic restaurant where the staff is compromised solely of thugs from a gang based in the home nation of the ethnic food in question. And they banter with you, and you help each other out all of the time, and you take down a gun smuggling operation together and it never really gets boring because you're an awesome team and keep each other sharp. So its like that buddy cop relationship but with a lot more making out.