It has been a crazy two years. My whole life I have wanted to be a writer. When I was a kid, I started writing by trying to write novelizations of some of my favorite video games. Inspired by S.D. Perry’s Resident Evil series of novels, I valiantly tried to adapt games like Diablo and Clock Tower. As I got older, I moved on to writing more original fiction, I dabbled in review movies and I even attempted to write my own series of comic books.
The only problem with that last one is that I can’t draw worth a damn. But as the years turned to decades, I noticed that I never moved much closer to realizing my dream of writing for a living. So one day, with the support and approval of my loving wife, I strove to create this website and give my two cents on the pop culture industry as a whole.
Was I striving for greatness? Yes. Was I totally naive and completely unprepared? Yes. Did I give a shit? No. Did it work out…
Sometimes dreams don’t come true. I wrote almost daily, multiple times a day. I honed my craft and did my best to bring you, dear reader, the best news I could. And in the background, I wrote a book, I hosted podcasts and started a YouTube channel. I conducted interviews with great creators and got to meet some amazing artists as well as a personal hero of mine (that’s my secret). I also applied to write for websites like Screenrant and Polygon. Websites that only wish to deal in schlocky, click-bait articles with no real heart (pardon my pretentiousness).
I hated applying to those websites. If I had gotten a job working for sites like those, I would’ve felt like I was a fraud. A whiny, snobbish, Disney boot-licker. So even though, my book deal fell through, I never once got paid for a single article and I was never given a response to any resume I ever submitted, I feel so proud and grateful to have had the few supporters like you. Within the month, this site will be shut down and my musings lost. But I will always cherish the last two years I spent trying to live my dream. Dreams, even the ones that don’t work out, are worth fighting for.
If you’ve got one, go for it.
With that, I leave you with my final review.
You see these guys…
Go out and buy these. These action figures are from DC Collectibles, and are inspired by the designs found within the Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated film. I love these figures, and any serious TMNT collector, or just any collector really, deserves to have them…even if Donatello’s hip joints are a little loose.
Thank you all for letting me be a part of your lives for the last couple of years. You’ve meant a lot to me. Take care of yourselves, and just go for it.