“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”

“I have hope. I’m a very hopeful, optimistic person. I smile every day, and I don’t go around going, ‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling.’ If I do, I’ll probably be thinking, ‘The sky is falling. I hope I can see it — that’ll be such a trip.'” -Serj Tankian, 2007

I tell a lot of stories. Some of them are true. Others I wish were true and were made up for the sake of entertaining people.

I’m curious about the world and am currently teaching English in China.

I still mosh at heavy metal shows

I love helping people.

I can convince you with logic that (1) Nicolas Cage is a brilliant actor, (2) The Phantom Menace is a better film than The Force Awakens, and (3) jorts are cool.

I play by my own rules.