Right, I've been meaning to get round to writing my blurb for a while, but I'm lazy, so get over it.
I'll get the basic shit out of the way first.
My name's James, I live in a city called Sheffield, I'm a student and I have a job I hate.
On Being Creative
I'm one of these craazy
people who actually use Elftown for what it was designed for, D&D and Fiction. It's not just a poor person's Myspace, people!
I'm one of three guys who designs and runs Blood of Creation
a roleplay wiki for D&D lovers. I love doing it, to be perfectly honest, I enjoy using my imagination and creating new things.
I've been drawing and writing since I was big enough to pick up a pen, and while I might not be the most talented artist in the world, there's nothing more I enjoy doing. It's been a while since I actually let anyone else look at my work, but keep nudging me and I might just put some of my stories up here.
I'm a musician, I've playing electric & acoustic guitar since I was 14, and I play piano and bass guitar as well. I've been in 4 bands so far, the first one got some small record label interest despite the fact we were a shitty-ass grunge band and we only played a couple of gigs. I also do music production as a hobby, doing remixes and some of my own demos.
On Being Opinionated
I have my own opinions, and I will let everyone know them. I don't have time for people who just follow what the rest of the crowd is saying. If you can't think for yourself, then you ought to shut the fuck up and stand at the back
. I don't care if your opinions differ from mine, that's why they are called opinions.
I don't have time for racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, or any of that bullshit. Hell, there will be people you don't like, but I'd rather not like them because they're arrogant, ignorant, just plain stupid, have a shit sense of humour, etc, than just because of how they were born, or how they live.
I don't understand how people can watch television shows like Big Brother or Love Island. Every time you watch crap like that, it hurts my soul. Watch the news, hell, watch QI, but don't fuel the fire of voyeuristic televised crap featuring Z-List (or wannabe Z-List) celebrities, grasping desperately for renewed fame.
On being a music lover
I listen all sorts of music, progressive, hardcore, punk, ska, reggae, metal, pop, techno, electronica, etc, but I guess my favourite band has to be Coheed & Cambria
, their music has so much style, and Claudio Sanchez is a real genius when it comes to telling a story.
I first got into alternative music when I was 13, back when Kerrang! actually played stuff I enjoyed. It seems quite funny with all the obscure bands I listen to now, that I used "rock out" to Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit, but everyone has to start somewhere.