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"I am Jack's unwavering sense of self-hatred."
Alright, yes…I’m never quite sure how to start these things. I guess it’s best to begin with what I’m called. The name’s Terence, but you can call me Ren. It’s a hell of a lot easier to type, and I think it suits me…or my online persona at the very least. I live in the worst area ever for a person of my mentality to live (the Bible Belt) along the state-line separating North East Texas from North West Arkansas in a town quaintly named Texarkana (the --ANA part comes from Louisiana which is also ridiculously close to where I live).
So, some facts about me. For one, I’m probably one of the most liberal people you‘ll ever meet. I’m pro-choice (and pro-life. It is possible, folks), a tree-hugging environmentalist, animal enthusiast, and raging MALE feminist. I believe in EQUALITY for all orientations, creeds, and colors. I'd like to think that I’m extremely open-minded towards other/alternative modes of thought (excepting any kind of zealotries towards any particular religious dogma). At this point in my life, I still have faith in a higher being, but find organized religion (particularly Christianity in America) to be very counterproductive. That being said, I still consider myself a Christian. I can’t explain why, exactly…But, yeah.
I identify as at least passingly bisexual, though I prefer men. Only a certain kind of woman interests me, and I’m not sure she exists, so…My taste in men is wide and varied, but I think my favorite would have to be scraggly, scruffy, awkward geeky guys. I find them insanely adorable and sexy. Because I’m weird like that.
I am also a proud geek and a perpetual child. I’m into fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, video games, cartoons, anime: the works. I love reading and writing, but first and foremost, my reason for being is ART. I draw, I sketch, I design. Not professionally, mind you, but I do. It is my life’s goal to work as a concept artist for video games and comics (perhaps progressing to the position of storyboard artist or penciler). I have been told by many friends and acquaintances that I have a certain eye for style and could very well be a fashion designer. I ADORE fashion, yes, but I’m afraid the business is to uppity and cutthroat for my liking. My fashion sense is a tad hard to explain. I like a little kitsch, a bit gaudy, and a lot of whimsy to clothes…I know that sounds crazy, but go with me here. If ever I get my scanner working again, I’ll show you what I mean.
On to other interests. I’m a Harry Potter fanatic. That’s simply put enough, I’m sure. I don’t consort with the fandom, though, because they frighten me. _; To be honest, Harry Potter is the only book series that I’ve ever completely fell in love with enough to pursue reading. I’m a fan of Ronald Dahl’s books (particularly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and the BFG). I used to be very into reading, but then I never found any books that I loved, so…I can’t say I’m the biggest literature buff out there, but I do love to read.
As far as television goes, I’m very into Heroes, Ugly Betty, Torchwood (and by association Dr. Who), and a few other shows I can’t remember offhand. I’m not as huge into television as I used to be. Ask me what shows I used to be into, and I could give you a list as long as your arm. I’m not kidding, either.
As you can probably guess by now, I love me some anime. I used to be very into Pokémon, but gave up when the species count grew over 300. I was also very into Sailor Moon, Outlaw Star, DBZ, Cowboy Bebop, Robotech, Case Closed, Tenchi Muyo, Inuyasha, and basically every other anime that’s ever come state-side and been broadcast on Cartoon Network. Outside of that, I love the films of Hideo Miyazaki (particularly Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Kiki’s Delivery Service). I loved Megalopolis, Akira, X, Ghost in the Shell, etc. Right now, though, I’m all about Naruto and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
What next…? Music! OMG, I live and breathe for music. I listen to everything. EVERYTHING. No exaggeration. I listen to a little: Indie ,Punk, Emo/Screamo/Extremo/Hardcore/etc., Grunge, Goth, World, Love Metal, Death Metal, NuMetal, Modern Alternative, Classic Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Pop-Rock, Techno-Pop, New Wave, Trance, Dance, House, Ska, Reggae, Reggaeton, Calypso, Bluegrass, Country (it is indeed an aquired taste),Rockabilly, Big Band, Classical... And all other genres and subgenres in between.
Some Artists I Like: A Fire Inside(AFI), The Noisettes, PJ Harvey, Meg & Dia, The Veronicas, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, The Shins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hot Hot Heat, Saosin, M.I.A., Evanescence, Death From Above 1979, Flyleaf, The Spice Girls, Peaches, Britney Spears, My Chemical Romance, Garbage, Christina Aguilera, The Bangles, The Go-Go’s, Counting Crows, Dido, Fuel, Lifehouse, Goo Goo Dolls, Dashboard Confessional, Bright Eyes, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Green Day, Pink, Alanis Morrisette, The Dandy Warhols, Glassjaw, Head Automatica, Sarah McLochlan, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, David Bowie, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, lostprophets, Feist, Imogen Heap, HIM, Motion City Soundtrack, Flogging Molly, The Donnas, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Hoobastank, Incubus, Bullet For My Valentine, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, Panic! At The Disco, Heart, 3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Smashing Pumpkins, Paramore (I like their music, but I HATE them), Silverstien, NIN, Armor For Sleep, Anberlin, Dropkick Murphys, Cursive, Switchfoot, Sugercult, Blink 182, MXPX, Atreyu, Aiden, The Used, Beyoncé Knowles, Missy Elliot Nelly Furtado, Franz Ferdinand, The Dixie Chicks, Shanaia Twain, Kelis, Ciara, Lady Sovereign, Kimya Dawson, The Gorrilaz, Lily Allen, BWitched, Gnarls Barkley… Here, y’know what? Just go here to see the rest.
So, um…yeah, that’s me in a nutshell, I guess. _;
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