My About Page Thingy

Hello there…

As per the title of this page, this is My About Page Thingy, where I will introduce you to me, ag shame…

I remember when I was younger, I saw an interview with Maya Angelou where she said, and again I paraphrase (I will do that alot), ‘when people tell you about themselves, believe them; they know themselves better than you ever will.’ Now I think that that was stated within a specific context, a negative one, but it is a lesson I have tried to keep front of mind – it’s pertinent here because this is how I regard people when they tell me about themselves, and it’s not necessarily just about when they assign labels to themselves, but is actually about those instances where they demonstrate who they are by action, which they then pair with a label.

Why is this relevant on my introduction? Because I know who Maya Angelou is, and more than that, I reference her and paraphrase her alongside George Lucas (who I have done this with previously during the DS106 posts I’m posting). I consider myself a cultural filter, a witness to my lifetime who contextualises this reality as it compares to the realities that came before, who then further compares and analyzes them to the artistic representations of their day, and who is seeking to be a creator of digital narratives representative of my viewpoint which is constructed upon the outlook I have outlined above… Phew, this might just have needed a pre-post drivel alert 😉

I’m a story brat – News, TV, Reality TV, Film and Literature – on a digital storytelling journey… Join me for the ride if you want 🙂

So I think you will know some about me better if I tell you some of the following:

Favourite Movies: Alien Quadrilogy (+ Prometheus), Terminator 2, The Matrix Trilogy (Like all three), Edward Scissorhands, Infernal Affairs, The Colour Purple, Beloved, Batman Returns, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fried Queen Tomatoes, Erin Brockovitch, Scream, Silence of the Lambs, Schindler’s List, X-Men Film Series, Se7en, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Interview with the Vampire, Casino, Beetlejuice, (and then some)

Favourite TV Shows: Survivor, Alias, Fargo, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, The Killing, American Horror Story, American Crime Story

Favourite Authors: Toni Morrison, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, JK Rowling, Dan Brwn,

Favourite Muscians: The Doors, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Tailor, Portishead, Depeche Mode