* STATS *
How old are ya? (Tell the truth. There's nothing wrong with being young...or old for that matter): 19.
Where are you from? Or if you're a college student, what school are you going to? ...actually...feel free to answer both if applicable: I'm in Castle Rock, Colorado, right now. I don't quite know what's going on with college. My mother passed away from cancer in February so I don't know if I want to continue with my first choice college (Puget Sound outside of Seattle, Washington) which will stick me a billion miles from my dad (thus stranding him from any family he has as they all live on the east coast) or to stay closer to home to a secondary school that's accepted me (Boulder / Art Instititue of Denver). Decisions. C'est la.
What's your name?: Aaron.
In the odd event that your name is one of those either way names, what sex are you?: It's an aurally androgenous name. I hate when it's spelled "Erin." I'm a guy.
* CONTACT STUFF *
AIM SN: dawn wonderment.
Yahoo SN: Something. I don't use it, but I technically have one, haha.
ICQ UIN: Again, I don't use it, but I have one.
MSN SN: thekow at herosfight.org, also my e-mail address.
Any other IM chat service you use and the appropriate info here: Mmmnone.
* FAVORITES!!! *
What is (are) your favorite TV show(s) of all time?: Originally I'd have to say Simpsons, but given the recent heinous downfall in quality I'll stick with a tie between Futurama and Family Guy. Family Guy has some of the best writing I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in and Futurama somehow managed to make me cry on two separate occasions, when Fry spelled out "I Love You, Leela" in the stars and when Fry plays the Holophoner for her. The writers just managed to make a hilariously farcical situation into a truly beautifully crafted relationship that was left dangling forever (dammit), tugging at my heart.
What is (are) your favorite Book(s)?: Too many to list for too many reasons. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow, Ready, Okay! by Adam Cadre, The Cheese Monkies by Chip Kidd, Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides, Nightfall by Asimov (the original Novella, not the three-part crapfest that was late crafted by whats-his-face who's name I can't remember), After the Quake by Haruki Murakami / Jay Rubin... I read a lot.
Movie(s)?: But I'm a Cheerleader, Party Monster, Pieces of April, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, X2 (I'm a sucker for X-Men and the painfully hot Famke Jansen), Clueless (I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but it's such a guiltily hilarious pleasure), Chasing Amy, Big Fish, Kill Bill (as a whole film), Ichi the Killer, Battle Royale (again), Lovely and Amazing, Donnie Darko, Gia. Another category where I can't list enough.
Band(s)?: Argh, I can't even begin to list enough. Five Iron Frenzy, Tori Amos, Abarudako, Sleater-Kinney, Missy Elliot, Pierrot, Abandoned Pools, Kagerou, Dance Hall Crashers, Saves the Day, Get-Up Kids, New Amsterdams, The Notwist, Les Savy Fav, The Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Gackt, X-Japan, Supercar. What a random cross-section. That should be good, haha.
Color(s)?: Black, silver, blue, and green; cool colors. All because they look good on me as eyeliner and clothing.
Spice Girl? (I'm not asking if you liked them, cause I sure as hell didn't. Just curious to know the answer. :P): Scary? I think so. Mel B, whom I'm rather sure was Scary Spice. I didn't like her with the group but her solo mini-hit I Want You Back is so ghetto-90's that I can't help but love it. Plus it's featuring Miss E, so how can I not love it. I'm the M to the E-L-B, you know me.
Food(s)?: Cereal, sushi (egg + eel, please) and cheese. I'm kind of boring in the food department. I like things that are full of flavor and fat but are easy to make. Sushi is hard to make, sure, which is why I pay out the ass for it at Benihana, my favorite high-class restauraunt ever.
And...website(s)?: Plug plug - my own. A Hero's Fight. It's nice and "down" for renovations right now. I also frequent Sinfest, Penny Arcade, Diesel Sweeties, StarMen.net, AllRPG.net and Jebzig!DOTKOM.
* LEAST FAVORITES!!! *
What is (are) your least favorite TV show(s) of all time?: Either Friends or Will and Grace. I don't care for the shows and the level of fandom shown for both of them is sickening; neither of the shows are particularly well written or entertaining, yet millions flock to it at a diabolical level. I just don't understand hardcore fandom as a whole and these two groups are notorious for shouting things like, "You don't like Friends? What the hell is wrong with you?" It's called opinion, doll.
What is (are) your least favorite Book(s)?: The Pearl by Steinbeck. I just couldn't get into it and was forced to. If a book doesn't grip me right away I tend to pass it on, but since I had to read it for school it only worsened my opinion of it. Same goes for Night by... Weisel, I think, but I've grown to at least quasi-appreciate it's quality despite the same forced literature feeling to it.
Movie(s)?: Sliding Doors and Paycheck. Only two movies I've walked out of. Sliding Doors for insipid stupidity and Paycheck for letting me down on three counts (Paycheck is my favorite Phillip K. Dick story, Uma Thurman is pure hotness and John Woo is normally so good; why did Paycheck suck so much?!).
Band(s)?: I can't really say there's any band I truly dislike. I enjoy "Boys and Girls" by Good Charlotte but not much else; I enjoy "Toxic" and "I Got That Boom Boom" (I'm a sucker for Lil Jon... YEAH! WHAT!) by Ms. Spears, but not much else; I generally find things in a band or singer that I like. I just have to broad of an entertainment spectrum. My official answer will be Dixie Chicks because I don't find them witty or talented. I have nothing against them, but I don't particularly enjoy anything. Yet.
Color(s)?: Pink, yellow, orange, red (warm colors) and cyan. Same as above, they look like crap on me. I like red in webdesign, though, and when it comes to aestetically the only color I truly loathe is cyan. Everything else is bearable.
Spice Girl? (Again, I'm not asking if you liked them): Posh. Fuck being Posh. Give me a Dirty Spice. Or a Hobag Spice.
Food(s)?: Anything cinnamon-spicy. I like sweet cinnamon and I like spicy, I just don't like Big Red-esque spiciness.
And...website(s)?: godhatesfags.com. I don't tend to visit sites I dislike, but I do check that site out every once in a while to make sure The Honorable Reverend Phellps isn't showing up in my neck of the woods so I can counter-protest his bullshit.
* OPINIONS *
What's your opinion on racism?: I doubt anyone will say they're pro-racisim, haha. I think it's a ridiculous trend that needs to be crushed as soon as possible, but I don't think that's neccesairly a probable solution. So much bullshit is engrained in today's culture that the next generation is going to have no qualms about it. This could be good or bad; will it become so socially acceptable that those who are ridiculed aren't any more offended by it than being called "stupid" or will it eventually cause a huge rift between the races that can't be repaired?
Abortion?: Begrudgingly pro-choice. It's your body, do what you want, at the risk of sounding crude. I would never have an abortion (if I could have a fetus and whatnot) and I would never even present the option to a girlfriend/wife/trick who was preggy, but I feel that if the mother-to-be has enough of a personal reason to not want to raise a child then she should be allowed to abort it at some point.
File Sharing?: For it in a reasonable context. Don't download full albums, download the current single and a few tracks to see if you like an artist/album then go buy the album. As for downloading programs I have to say I feel morally bankrupt while I do it but the key phrase there is that I do it. I just can't afford 700 bucks for PhotoShop, so although I like to justify downloading it to myself I know it's illegal. I just accept the risks that come with it, which is what everyone needs to do: realize that it's illegal and either proclaim that they're okay with breaking the law or stop doing it. It's not about it being "fair" or not because it's breaking the law. Deal with it and move on.
Paid LJ accounts?: I like the price and the benefits since I see it from a webdesign point of view. I also make too many icons so I like the extra space. Basically if you can afford it and benefit from it then go for it, but I don't think people bitching about "it's free, go pay to support LJ" so be doing so: if I can't benefit from paying for an account, what's the point? If LJ starts losing money then consider it but if a free account works for you then don't bother.
Premarital Sex?: Whatever floats your boat, really. I have no issue with it and even if I did I wouldn't be stopping people from it; It's your own cock, friend. Go for it.
Marriage?: Interesting. Part of me wants to do away with marriage rights as a whole and just let everyone be joined in a civil union. I think it's bullshit that people use "marriage" and "civil union" as interchangeable when they aren't: a marriage is religious, a civil union is through the government. If you want to get married, go for it, but don't expect to get any benefits until you apply for a civil union.
Gay rights?: People are people are people. The fact that we're being segregated by sexual orientation is shocking and appalling. I'm not sure I can say much more since everything that backs it up is religious fanaticism or just ignorant bullshit that talks about being "normal." They're human. As such, they're normal. Now unless they're causing you direct harm why not just shut your face.
Gay Marriage?: Combine the "Gay rights" and "marriage" answers. Do away with rights for married couples, let everyone have civil unions recognized by the government with the rights that accompany them and let gay couples get married where they're supported by a church that loves them for who they are rather than who they aren't.
Affirmative Action?: Boo. I appreciate the idea of comparing the school systems for admission (i.e. if Jane goes to a shitty school with a 5.0 and Erik goes to a superb school with a 3.9, who worked harder? Was Jane's schooling a better representation of her intelligence with her achievement of 5.0 or did her teachers just not care?) but the idea that someone should be admitted because of something as arbitrary as skin color or gender is ridiculous. That should seem insulting to minorities. "I got into Yale because they needed one more black kid from the Bronx, not because my essay was appealing and my grades / extracurriculars were oustanding." Ha.
Politics?: They terrify me! Such conflict over such a generally meaningless practice. I... don't really know how to voice my opinion. I follow politics so I can vote for the lesser of two evils - I find the system flawed, that my voice isn't really heard, and it's because of the American concept of "politics" and the bullshit that envelops it.
* ABOUT YOU *
Who are you?: Teenage e-junkie with a craving for a seat that works properly. Mine is bent and mishapen. I'm... me. I'm everything represented by this application.
What sets you apart from all the other sheep (or more affectionately, bleaters)?: I'm filling out this application? Haha, sorry, that was cruel. I know it doesn't seem like it but I'm a funny, caring, affectionate guy that isn't gay. Such a rarity! I also enjoy eyeliner and piercings for purely astetic reasons.
If you could be just like anyone (living or dead), who would you choose and why?: I'm content as myself, although I'd take bits and pieces from Davey Havok, Gackt and David Bowie if I could.
Who is your favorite person in the world and why?: Vanessa Varie Martinez, aka vandressa. She completes me, she knows me, I tell her anything and everything. We have enough in common to talk for endless nights and enough differences to fight like prissy little drama queens just often enough to keep our relationship on its toes. I love her more than anything else in life.
What's the most interesting experience you've ever had?: Being engaged to the above Nessa. It was surreal. We'd been such close friends that shifting to a dating relationship almost destroyed us. The spark wasn't there.
What's the strangest thing you've ever done?: Mmm. Talk to my dad and it's be getting my (insert body part here) pierced. Talk to Nessa and it's be considering getting my (insert body part here, probably bridge) pierced. In my own head it would be entering the entire world of dating after so deftly ignoring it throughout high school. I can explain my reasons for avoiding the dramapool that is High School Relationships if anyone cares, but I'd like to not spend too much time on it here, haha. Dating isn't my thing and starting at 19 has made me feel... young and awkward.
What's the worst thing you've ever done to someone else?: I made a very sarcastic and flippant remark about someone in regards to getting drunk ("I pulled a card from the Deck of Kaylin this weekend and was trashed for most of Friday night") that really hurt her. I was only reacting to the myriad of drunken stories I'd heard about her but I didn't mean for it to come off nearly so cruel. It dug deep.
What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?: Masturbation + no door lock. I know, I'm boring. Having your mom see your wang all rigid... Wow, not fun.
* RANDOMOSITY *
For the following questions, refer to these lists of random words:
List A: Artificial words created with a Random Word Generator:
madactril undilyrimen awlibraze quadmieriatrum alualsity
List B: Real words:
carnal galloches tireless spy reopen mangle feline megaton ace distillery
Choose three words from List A and create a definition for them below. Also include what type of word they are (noun, verb, etc.)
1. awlibraze. Noun. The wind that rips through a mountainous region; characteristially known for destroying awnings of small mountain shops.
2. madactril. Noun. Liquid medication for the curing of hemorrhoids.
3. alualsity. Adjective. Showing a brand of sarcasm intended for angels and other heavenly beings ala Dogma.
Now, using the three words from above and any five words from List B, write a story below. Be sure to bold all words taken from one of the two lists. Feel free to use any form or tense of the words. For example, ace can be used as a noun or a verb. If used as a verb, it can also be used in the past tense (aced).
I totally cheated. Not only did I use poetry (I'm stronger in poetry than prose) but I took an old poem and reinserted the words into it. Apologies? Not really, haha. I think it was entertaining inserting the second one into a serious poem about religion. Go me and making everything diffcult sometimes.
The Second Coming of the Armored Christ - Soul_Scrap Remix
“This is the second coming of the armored, carnal Christ.”
Dripping alualsity, contempt, the anti-Love.
Thus opens the show, the talent portion of Our competition.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Ringing voice, clear as night.
“You have been deemed guilty.”
This Ace removes his gun, his instrument, his bleeding Heart
From the holster at his hip.
Tracing a crown of horns around his head with the barrel.
“Connect the dots,” he whispers, the audience straining to hear,
To know. To understand. “They lead to Him.”
His retort? A bullet to the skull, fresh new lives mangled
Like an anonymous awlibraze. His skull this time
Was merely reopened, however. No worries.
This Christ’s spies hoist him onto their shoulders
With a shrug and sigh, a sideways glance to the audience,
Readying their madactril, no spoon required, straight to the vein,
The queue to clap, tireless yet bored.
* THE END *
Any last words or comments?: Long but excellent. One of the few applications I was honestly not bored with after two minutes. The "Opinion" and "Randomocity" sections were great.
You know I love it: "There's a million other women in this world, but not all of them will bring you lasagne to work. Most of 'em just cheat on you."