Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Main Character

                I know it's been a while between my first and second posts. I knew I didn't like talking about myself, but this actually took me a lot longer to write than I had thought. Today is about establishing a baseline. This is going to be a quick look into my brain to make comparing myself to the hunky lead men a little easier for everyone to understand. Recently I was asked to describe myself in 5 words. After a lot of thinking, I came up with: Nerdy, Caring, Fun, Shy, and Chivalrous. For now, that’s all you’ll get, and until I get more than 5 people reading, I am going to try to keep my posts short.

                Okay, so let’s take a look at the first word “Nerdy”. There are many different activities that classify someone as a nerd.  You have your typical math, computer, videogame, fantasy, and book nerds; photography nerds; and movie/TV nerds. And YES, you guys who know everything about every sport are nerds too. Deal with it. For me personally, I gladly encompass almost all of the above (aside from the math part), and that is why I take the term to heart.
                 “Caring” for people is something I take a lot of pride in, and am very good at. From working with kids and animals all my life, to staying up until 4 am on the phone with friends and former athletes, I do what I can to take some of the stress off of others. When there are no words to care or console, I am full of hugs, or kisses, or hand-holds. And I can just sit in complete silence staring off into space. I enjoy cooking, and am good at cleaning, and love kids. I’ll stop there, though, so that this doesn’t end up sounding like a personals ad. (But seriously, I cook).
                “Fun” might not be the fairest way to describe myself because everyone considers different things fun, but that’s exactly why it’s a true description of me. I am a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ kind of guy -meaning I can have a good time doing just about anything. I believe that to truly have fun, it’s not about what you do, it’s about who you do it with.
                Most of the people who know me don’t believe me when I say that I’m “Shy”. I went to school for film acting, and in grade 7 I dressed in full drag and sang a parody to a Britney Spears song. That’s never been an issue for me. I am very shy around new people. I claim that I’m just “taking in my surroundings”, and” getting to know people from a distance”...and that’s partly true. But the fact is I just have no idea what to say. This becomes incredibly annoying when I meet someone attractive and the only word that my brain can think of saying ends up getting stuck in my throat.
                According to Wikipedia, I am bang on the “Chivalrous” money: “Knights vowed to be loyal, generous, and of ‘noble bearing’. Knights were required to always respect the honour of women.” Even by modern standards of holding doors, giving up my umbrella/jacket, and always paying for dinner, I am excelling in this field. Plus, I know how to use a sword. Granted, it may be much harder to find in a lot of guys, but ladies, chivalry is dead because you don’t want it anymore.
              I originally had a much longer, more in depth installment planned. I feel it’s a little too personal, and it’s too much of a reveal for this early in the movie. For now, it’s time to start my quest. My first look into the world of swooning romance is... The Notebook.

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