23 Churubusco, United States
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My self-summary
"My name is Zane. I live in a box. The box is round. I sleep in the corner, by the window, and my favorite color is clear."
My older sister gave me this saying when I was a kid. I have since used it as a mantra for everyday life. I have absolutely no idea what it means.

I like to live; it's a pretty cool deal. I'm laid back on some things, incredibly strict on some things, and in the middle on a lot of things. (Sometimes, I'm really ambiguous about stuff.)

I like to sing. I like to act (a more elegant form of lying). I like to eat. I like to spend time in front of a screen that flashes a bunch of pretty colors in front of my face. I wish I were good at playing piano.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a recent graduate of Ohio Northern University, from where I earned a BA in Theatre and more debt than I will ever be able to fully comprehend.

I'm in that strange "what do I do" phase that many experience after finding themselves out of school for the first time in 16 years. Until I figure that out, I've started a YouTube channel with the incredibly refreshing and novel premise of two friends playing video games. I do most of the editing, I design intros and outros and backgrounds, I write the occasional skit and act as director and cinematographer when those skits need filmed, and I do most of our promotion on social media; my partner mostly just exists. I'm not sore about it.

The current plan is to move to Chicago once I get enough money to pay for an apartment, and immediately audition for every repertory company in the city. In my spare time I'd do small voiceover gigs until I became powerful enough to defeat both H. Jon Benjamin and Troy Baker and absorb their essence. Even if it doesn't work out like that, hopefully something good will happen; I've seemed to have pretty good luck so far.

I'm currently living in my hometown of Churubusco, IN, a.k.a Turtle Town, USA. Google it if you don't believe me. We're home to Indiana's second most famous cryptid, right behind Mitch Daniels.
I’m really good at
I'm good at drawing. Whenever I draw something, I show it to people in hopes that they'll praise me. I do this because as a kid, my drawings were never good enough to be put on the fridge, yet somehow business card magnets were good enough.

I'm supposedly good at singing, and I'm still working on convincing myself of that, because whenever I try to listen to my own voice I swear to God some gremlin goes in with an audio editor and beats the ever-living crap out of it. But I like to sing (I mentioned that already), so that's why I've decided to do it for a living.

I'm also supposedly good at acting. Whether that's true or not has yet to be determined, and requires more testing in less volatile environments.

I'm not good at dancing. This is inconvenient.

I'm good at writing. I think. People seem to like it. I seem to like it. I am people.

I'm good at playing Resident Evil, which has helped me make friends. In a way, you could say that's the most important thing of all.
The first things people usually notice about me
People first notice that I look pissed off all the time. This has deprived me of much social contact throughout my life. Those who are lucky enough to be around me when I don't look pissed off are the ONES WHO ARE STILL ALIVE.

Fun jokes aside, they're the ones who happen to see me when I'm not inside my head. Then they notice that I have a deep voice that sounds uber-sexy and makes all of the girls wet. Then I leave, because I'm awkward when I'm first meeting someone and I don't like making strangers wet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
*The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
*The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Scott Pilgrim series - Bryan Lee O'Malley
(I put the authors in case you got confused as to which The Great Gatsby I was talking about.)
*Denotes an angsty high school favorite I may not appreciate anymore upon a second reading

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Most Charlie Kaufman movies
Tommy Wiseau's The Room
Digimon: The Movie
Shaun of the Dead
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet

Steven Universe
Arrested Development
Orange is the New Black
The first half of Dexter
The first half of Glee
Rick & Morty

I Fight Dragons
Joanna Newsom
Classical (Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner)
Pop and rock and pop rock and things like that.

Except mushrooms.

Video Games:
Resident Evil series
Pokemon series
Zero Escape series (999 and Virtue's Last Reward)
I played Skyrim for a while, and it was really nice.
The six things I could never do without
1) Oxygen
2) Nitrogen
3) Iron
4) Water
5) Glucose
6) Protein that my Smart-Ass Six are out of the way:

1) Music
2) Interactive entertainment
3) Humor
4) People (in measured doses)
5) My mom's potato salad
6) A coat, because the Midwest is cold.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Creative projects I'd like to accomplish. Approximately 99% of these projects never come to fruition. If I could get just 5% of them out in the world, I'd either be famous or arrested by now. Or maybe even happy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, watching them play D&D while failing to get any homework done; or wasting time on the Internet, in my warm, safe bedroom...

Or I'm at rehearsal. That happens a lot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was once on anti-depressants, but I've never been formally diagnosed with depression. My university counselor simply offered them as a possibility because my "standard of living isn't where I'd like it to be". I'm still not entirely sure what that means. I'm still determined to not be a depressing asshat and I'm taking steps to become a generally better person to myself and to others, but proper medication and counseling is no longer financially feasible. I'd like to think I'm at a better place now than I was 4 years ago, or even one year ago.
You should message me if
you laughed at any of this, because I need to bolster my self-esteem. For the love of God, DO IT.

Just be warned, I may not respond, even if I like you (ESPECIALLY if I like you). I'm still really nervous about this whole "taking to people" thing, and I'm a really shy person at first. That being said, if I do respond, that doesn't mean I don't like you. Well, it might, but I try to be really upfront about that sort of thing. I'm putting too much thought into this now. I should stop typing.