How about a non-professional “About Me” page?
National Novel Writing Month has fueled my passion for writing. Of the past ten years of participation, I have won eight, finally breaking my winning streak in 2016. My NaNo Profile.
I have an obsession with Walt Disney World. In my time on this planet, I have been there nineteen times. It’s a little ridiculous, but all kinds of fantastic. You want to ask something about Disney World (where something is, when things are open, what to see, etc.), it’s a safe bet to ask me for the answer. I have music loops from rides on my iPod. I once gave a friend directions over the phone on how to get to Earl of Sandwich from Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney.
Music is one of my personal passions. Growing up with a dad obsessed with The Beatles and two older brothers who constantly quizzed me on song titles and artists gave me a respect for the music genre. My taste is wide-ranged, starting way back in the 1920s and coming all the way up to today, though it’s mostly the Forties through the Seventies. Visit my Last.fm for a better idea, despite the fact that I don’t actually update the thing and it didn’t count half the plays in my iTunes. How about my Discogs that I’ve just started?
To combine my love for music and Disney World, I’m the girl that one morning while running down Sunset Boulevard in MGM Studios, I heard “Sleepy Time Gal” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra playing. And I yelled at the top of my lungs, “THIS SONG IS AWESOME!!!” And kept running past a group of teenage boys that just stared at me.
I am a hockey junkie. My passion and love for the Detroit Red Wings knows no bounds, even when they are struggling. I have had the privilege of growing up during their glory years and do not plan on leaving them any time soon. When I joined Twitter, I found a universe of writing that I had no idea existed: Hockey blogs.
I started at Franzenmuth, then went to NHL Hot Stove (no affiliation with the CBC), RLD Hockey, The Checking Line, and stayed the longest at Octopus Thrower, which I left in March of 2015. I also made “Pavel Datsyuk In: A Case of Dangleitis,” which was featured on Puck Daddy’s Puck Headlines.
If you are wearing some sort of hockey shirt in Disney World and I see you, you better believe I’m going to start up a conversation. I once ran up to a guy in the Magic Kingdom wearing a Hartford Whalers jersey, said, “Go Whalers!”, high fived him, and continued on my way.
Marvel Studios has hooked me completely in everything they put out. I freak out over everything that is Guardians of the Galaxy and even wrote the writeup as to why the opening credits are one of the best moments in the MCU. I watch Thor every time it’s on television. I could watch The Avengers every single day and never get sick of it. I anticipate every new movie with a sense of urgency and impatience that I never want to go away.
I write for a Fansided blog called Bam Smack Pow! It’s all around comic books. I write weekly reviews of Marvel’s Agent Carter (when it aired), Legion, and recaps of mid- and post-credits scenes of superhero movies. My claim to fame there is my article about the post-credits scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past that got 20,000 views in 24 hours and stopped somewhere around 92,000.
Speaking of Marvel obsessions, I am also the go-to Marvel person for the all-female Fansided blog, Culturess. My weekly recaps of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD moved from BSP to Culturess, and if I can manage it, I cover any Marvel news that crops up. I wrote a very long post with reasons why Captain America is the best Avenger that made its way to Entertainment Weekly.
You can start writing anywhere. I used to write fanfiction and partake in fantasy roleplay forums (and some Harry Potter ones, too). They key is to never give up and write about what you love. I’m still doing that today!
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