I'm Keith. I'm 27. I'm Australian. I've never really been the kind of person who fits in, anywhere.
I tend to stand out, for better or worse. I tend not to care what most people think of me, except the people who encourage me to keep being me.
I'm the kind of guy who will quite happily walk down the street in a trenchcoat, top hat, vest, and tie, and not care about the weird looks I get.
I've got three piercings, and one tattoo. I'm looking to get more tattoos, but I'm not sure about more piercings.
I vent my frustrations, anxiety, and depression by writing what could be described as rock music inspired poetry, and frequently by just simply writing about them on this very blog.
I believe the world would be a better place, if we could each make an effort, at least once per day, to make someone else smile.
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A competition only proves something if everyone involved is aware it’s a competition, and agrees to (and follows) the same rules.
I would no joke be dead today if it weren’t for wrestling.
Every bit of this. Gospel.
Pretty sure I could say the same thing.
And may have said something along these lines in the “Thank you for doing what you do” letter I gave to Emma when I got the chance to meet her.
You would think that teenagers would be the rudest customers when really it’s mostly old, middle-aged people.
It’s probably the people who were teenagers when that whole stereotype started. They just never learned to control themselves in public.
Because if you’re willing to give up who you really feel you are, just to impress or spite someone else, you’re giving up far too much.
When video games have serious restrictions on what you can do, and where, if they’re advertised as “open world”.
I found, for example, the first two Dead Rising games to be quite frustrating… Because as much as I’d like to explore, and appreciate the world the designers created, there’s rarely enough time to do so, and most of the more interesting places are locked unless you fulfill specific requirements.
I also get bothered by games that focus way too heavily on online multiplayer. I mean, I don’t have a problem with multiplayer modes in games… I just get annoyed when it’s extremely obvious that the game’s single player content suffered because the designers were too focussed on making the online component “Perfectly balanced”.
I took half of that advice.
I don’t do the things he told me to do… but I also don’t do the things he does.
All in all, by using him as the antithesis of everything I want to be, I believe I developed into a decent human being.
Every so often, you’ll be out in public, and see a kid, with it’s parents, or parent, and you can see that this kid is either being neglected entirely, or treated very poorly. Whenever I see this, it upsets me, because I know that things like this can cause serious damage later in life.
I mean, where I live, it’s an alarmingly common sight to see a kid crying, only for a parent to scream, in a full view of everyone in a public place, “Shut the fuck up, or I’ll hit you”, or things of that nature, without even stopping to try to figure out -why- the kid is crying in the first place.
For example, I saw pretty much that exact exchange take place once, after watching the kid get his hand caught, and twisted, by the shopping trolley his mother was pushing. It looked pretty painful. Definitely enough to hurt most adults, so it’s no surprise this kid was crying. The poor kid probably has no chance of growing up mentally balanced.