(not) My Final Post

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…

No.

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…

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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.

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