THE CACTUS - now in 3 exciting colors - KHAKI, GREEN, and BLACK
I'm honest. By "honest" I mean I don't lie. If someone lies to me or to someone I care about, I find it very difficult to get over it for a long while. I find it very hard to trust anyone very much, mostly because I've been backstabbed and lied to so many times in the past, but also because I tend to be a bit paranoid at times. To be honest, there isn't a single solitary person on this entire planet that I trust 100%.
I'm an asshole. I don't mean that in the "I do mean things to people because I think it's funny" kind of way. That's what I call a dick. An asshole, to me, is someone who respects others' feelings, but is completely honest without holding back. In this line of thought, if a woman asks me "Does this make me look fat?" and it does, I'm going to tell them. Sorry, ladies.
I have incredibly high standards when it comes to my friends and family. I treat everone with respect and expect the same in return. If someone, either friend or family, lies to me, uses me, or in any other way shows me disrespect, I generally lose interest in them. I'm not the vengeful type, I usually just quit talking to them for years at the time. I've done it multiple times. I expect honesty as well.
I absolutely DESPISE absolutely ANY sort of discrimination to ANY degree. I loathe racism and sexism especially.
Instead of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" I live by the philosophy of "Do unto others as they do unto you." I'm more REactive than PROactive. I'm sure most people wouldn't agree, but sucks for them. If someone does me wrong, I don't do that whole "turn the other cheek" crap. I turn their cheek with my forehead. Actually no, I'm being sarcastic. In reality I am very anti-violent. I think violence is immature and only in the rarest of circumstances is it required. Even then..it's pretty fucking stupid. I, however, am sort of an unforgiving bastard. So in that sense, I'm very reactive. Realistically if someone does something to me I simply remove them from my life, never speaking to them again. I said I was reactive, not HOW reactive. ;)
Despite my rather negative way of expressing myself and the poor way I'm sure I come across, if you're a good friend to me, I'm a great friend in return. I'm nice and I'll always be honest with you, good or bad. I try my best to be there for my friends, through anything that comes up. In general, I'm really pretty awesome if you let me, but I can be pretty fucked up, too. Take the bad with the good, as they say.
According to OK Cupid, I am a 93% Match, 98% Friend, and 1% Enemy with myself. Yay!!
The word fuck is used in this profile 9 times. I'm actually surprised; I thought it'd be more.
 This may be inaccurate. I haven't counted in ages, I've made several edits, and far too lazy to do so now.
Edit, 2 May 2012 : I was right, it was inaccurate, it's only six. I'm REALLY surprised.
Three words that describe me (besides the other ones): BETTER. THAN. YOU.
Well, my father's a dick. My sisters are attention-whores (and occasionally take the latter word literally). The rest of my family is made up of liars, thieves, users, gossip-mongers, etc. There's one exception-- my mother. And of course, she died. I was 13 at the time, 1997.
Before you ask: cancer.
boxes are awesome. I love boxes. you can hide in them. i like to hide in boxes
I am cactus, genius, and awesome
Edit, 2 May 2012
Lulz, so much of this is either not quite true or blatantly false, but I can't be bothered to correct it. I'm still just as honest and full of myself as ever, but some of the other stuff has changed, so message me at your own will. Well, except the details section. I corrected that since it was check and drop down boxes and easy. I'm also still lazy.
I'm in a band. I play drums. We're called Optical Delusion and we have one album out titled, oddly, Self-Titled. We're on itunes (search for Optical Delusion) and MySpace.
That's about all, I suppose. I'll update if I think of anything interesting.
I'm decent on drums. I seem to learn fast. I think some of the beats I've come up with are pretty creative, not exactly within the "norm." I was playing for less than a year before I started recording for our record, so I guess I must be doing something right. My influences include Jess Margera of CKY, Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.
I'm half-ass decent at HTML and general programming. I pick it up pretty quickly. I have a website which I did entirely in notepad, which means every single line of code I've either typed by hand or at least copied/pasted from something I've typed by hand.
I'm okay at writing, though I'm not nearly good enough, by my own standards. I've allowed a few people to read my two books, what I have of them thus far, and I've gotten some good reviews thus far. I actually had a guy at work say "Anything Ricky writes is bound to be interesting. He loves to joke but ends expressing the profound." Pretty sweet, huh?
(b)Tim Burton: Beetle Juice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005)
by James Cameron: The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994)
Kevin Smith: Clerks. (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Jersey Girl (2004), Clerks II (2006)
Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), History of the World: Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
(c) AC/DC; Black Sabbath; Blue Oyster Cult; Bon Jovi; CKY; Clutch; Dredg Led Zeppelin; Metallica; No Charge; oiL; Optical Delusion; Queen; Rush; Strapping Young Lad; Tenacious D.; Van Halen; ZZ Top
(d) My favorite foods consists of pretty much one thing: Bacon Double Cheese Burger
computer- I love to write, so that's pretty important. Not to mention internet, games, etc. I love my laptop. *hugs*
book access- I read all the time, almost constantly, so a constant source of new books is required.
gaming system- This includes at least one game, a TV, and the console itself. I know it's technically three items, but you can't have one without the other two, and I'm not making games half my list.
sprite- drink of the gods
Oh look, only four items. How will you ever manage to go on, oh OKC reader.
My mind often drifts on about whatever games I'm playing.
I often work out how I think different conversations might work out, etc.
I think about my life a lot, where it's going, where I'm going, where I'll be in X years, am I making the right decisions, etc.
I wonder a lot about whether the people around me, my friends and family, actually care of if they're just using me for their own personal gain (like I said above, paranoid), whether or not they actually care about me.
I think about how stupid it is that OKC asks me to answer these in Yiddish and French. I suppose I should take those off as languages I sort of speak.
Edit, 2 May 2012 : I originally had this whole spiel here about quality grammar being mandatory, and that's still true, but it made me come off as a dick so I removed it. If you don't use netspeak, you're probably safe.
Oh, and if you see any typos/errors or have questions and want to point them out to me, that's welcome, too.