derekdonovan
25 Beaverton, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a graduate of Portland State University with a Bachelor's degree in Film and a minor in Writing. Writing is currently my biggest passion and I strive for and push myself to be the best writer I can possibly be. My forte includes poetry, short stories and fictional works, although I've also dabbled in screenplays as well. To me, the written word is the most powerful form of expression and also gives you much more freedom, the chance to be able to create worlds, characters, actions, anything just with a few simple words, is absolutely amazing. Someday, I want to be able to share my love of the written word with everybody, here's hoping.

Interests wise, I'm a lover of the cinema, partially the reason why I'm a film major. Whenever I can, I attend the local theater and catch a flick, otherwise, Netflix is also my go-to guy for anything and everything television and movie wise. I also enjoy going out to music venues like the Hawthorne and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. I'm hugely into alternative rock, although I'll go to any venue if it has a good artist. Also, back in high school I was a huge theater-choir geek, having acted in a few plays and musicals as well as being in the Concert Choir as a tenor, although I don't do much of either anymore.

I'm also a huge gamer, comic book geek and an anime fan. I'm a Nintendo/Playstation fan and a DC Comics purist. I also love going to conventions, my first one was Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, I've also attended Kumoricon, Sakuracon, Portland Retro Gaming Expo and PAX Prime. The Nintendo 64 was the first console I've ever owned and it's the reason why I became a gamer in the first place. I've owned every Nintendo console from each generation since then.

Portland is like my second home because it seems like that for as long as I've lived in Oregon, I have yet to explore every nook and cranny of this great city, sure, Beaverton is alright, but nothing beats the PDX's Waterfront, Voodoo Donuts, Ground Kontrol, Powell's etc.

I'm also a huge fan of our local sports teams and will go to a Timbers or Blazers game in a heartbeat. Although I'm also a Seahawks and Mariners fan.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work as a Commercial Claims Adjuster at Liberty Mutual.
I’m really good at
Recognizing movies and song artists, blogging, gaming, binge-watching and writing.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, being hazel, they tend to change from brown to green depending on the lighting. Ultimately, they are my one true means of expression, one look in my eyes and you can tell exactly what I'm thinking. Just don't get lost in them in the process :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
- The Shining
- The Hunger Games
- The Giver
- Brave New World
- Neuromancer
- Catcher in the Rye
- Watchmen
- The Killing Joke
- Blackest Night series
- DC New 52 series

Movies:
- The Matrix
- The Dark Knight Trilogy
- Tron & Tron Legacy
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- The Crow
- Superman: The Movie
- Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI
- V for Vendetta
- Sweeney Todd
- The Godfather Part I and II
- Chungking Express
- L.A. Confidential
- The Big Lebowski
- Chinatown
- Casablanca
- Gone with the Wind
- Star Trek
- (500) Days of Summer
- Titanic
- Back to the Future
- Jaws
- Animal House
- Inception
- The Prestige
- Saving Mr. Banks
- Her
- The Avengers
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Captain America: The First Avenger & The Winter Soldier
- The Warriors
- Mad Max: Fury Road

TV Shows:
- The Flash
- The Twilight Zone
- Skins (UK)
- Misfits (UK)
- The Amazing Race
- Pawn Stars
- Star Trek: TOS
- America's Got Talent
- MasterChef and MasterChef Junior

Music:
- Tool
- A Perfect Circle
- Porter Robinson
- Deadmau5
- Tiesto
- Daft Punk
- 10 Years
- Coldplay
- Deftones
- Anberlin
- Nirvana
- Alice in Chains
- Pearl Jam
- Ninja Sex Party
- Rise Against
- Hans Zimmer
- Seether
- Snow Patrol

Food:
- Spaghetti
- Chinese Food
- Baked Goods
- Fruit
- BBQ Chicken
- Pizza
- Hot Dogs
- Hamburgers
- Ramen
The six things I could never do without
- Family
- Friends
- Gaming
- Writing
- Movies
- Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When and what I should start writing, where to go, what to do, my future.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, catching a flick on the big screen, going to a concert, grabbing a drink at the bar or just relaxing at home and binge-watching a TV show or an anime.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a fan of 'modern horror movies' (although I enjoy classic monster movies,) musicals are my guilty pleasure, I carry around a Nintendo 3DS in my pocket everywhere I go and I've been to Disney Parks more times than you can count.

I'm also into the WWE and enjoy watching the PPV's with my friends.
You should message me if
If you're looking for someone fun to be around, if you have an appreciation for the geek culture, if you like getting out and exploring Portland or you just enjoy long conversations, let's talk ;)
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