1/19/2018

Stupid Survey I found on Twitter

That's right: I've been posing as a man in his 20's but I'm secretly a 13-year-old little bitch on Facebook mentally stuck in 2008!

Okay but now onto something different. This survey was posted by x0mi3s (@xombi3s)... fuck! I completely forgot her name! I cannot find it! She is a really good artist if you want to check that snazzy stuff out. Well, she re-posted it and that's where I picked it up from. I think it might be fun if only to look back on. Usually, if I talk about something personal on here it goes as far as "I have mental health issues" or "I like this video game/movie/tv show". This goes a lot deeper, which I just realized is a rarity really. Or rather, I think I started deep by going into mental health shit but there is no general consensus of who I am, especially since I became a cartoon caricature last year.

Okay, let's go.

1. Explain your Twitter handle
A. In my case: @randomringschan. I have been using Randomrings as a screen name for everything for a really long time. I used to go on game forums a lot because I didn't have good internet. I couldn't go to YouTube and watch 144p anime rips. I wanted a username that not necessarily stood out but wasn't an already existing character. I saw a lot of "shadowtheninja22" or "sasuke777", you know. I wanted something based on video games but something based on an inanimate object that was identifiable. I played a lot of Sonic games at that age so I eventually found Randomrings to be the most appropriate. I don't remember if this was in reference to Sonic 2 or Sonic Adventure DX but in general, this is in reference to one of the capsules in the Sonic games that give you a random number of rings instead of a set amount. This was before the "lolzer random" trend was huge, or at least I wasn't aware of it, but I dug my own grave with that one I suppose. Surprisingly, it is rarely taken on anything so I've just stuck with it. It has been convenient in many ways.

2. Who inspires you and why?
A. Musicians I enjoy the music of, animators, writers, and artists. There are more pertinent examples like Stevie Wonder, Arin Hanson, Dan Harmon, Stephen Hillenburg, Jason Alexander, Shinichiro Watanabe, etc. I think that's probably what the question is trying to jerk out of me: specific names. So there you go.

3. Do you care what others think about?
A. To a degree. I'm not going to try to change their minds though. If they really care enough, they will get to know more about me to confirm any theories they have about what I'm about. I know that I mean well and I am mortified if I offend someone, so if someone thinks I am a huge asshole or a fucking superhero, it's something they came up with and that's how they see me. That's their choice.

4. What are you most looking forward to?
A. Heading a career where I can be paid to make entertaining stuff for people full-time.

5. What is one life rule you follow?
A. Among many, the golden rule. It's simple and sounds stupid but I like it. Do things for people that you would like people to do for you. The way I see it is equally DON'T do things that you wouldn't want people to do to you.

6. What's your dream job?
A. Writing awesome and entertaining stuff for people with a lot of creative control and collaboration. On the side, I want to keep releasing music until I die. Hopefully, that makes me money.

7. Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?
A. Can I get fucked by Tornado from One Punch Man? She can spin me around with telekinesis and shit. ...I'm a simple man.

8. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I wanted to make a TV show where I wrote dialogue, drew the characters, and did some of the voices. There was a brief phase where I also wanted to animate some shit too but that has long since passed.

9. If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
A. Some fucking crazy sci-fi superhero thing that can fight stuff. Why would I be somebody else?

10. What skill would you like to master?
A. Writing/arranging music, writing, drawing, and singing.

11. In what situation would you feel most out of place in?
A. Sex.

12. What artist do you really like, but rarely admit to liking?
A. I don't have any guilty pleasure artist. If they come up, I'm sure to mention them.

13. What gets you fired up?
A. Dishonesty, facetious cowardice, back peddling, animal abuse, sexuality discrimination, race discrimination, people picking on my friends, people abusing my friends, and I guess being enclosed in a tight space for more than three minutes?

14. What annoys you most about the fandoms you're part of?
A. Sonic fans just like to fight about anything but can't hold a solid argument to save their lives. Rick and Morty fans either latch on to really dumb infantile jokes and repeatedly scream them at you in public like children or they're on the opposite end of the spectrum where they think that they are science geniuses because Rick is a science genius. So I guess just fighting over things that either don't matter or you can't back up. (for example "Sonic Adventure is the best thing ever because I remember it as a kid" or "Rick and Morty is the best show ever" are pointless statements and can't be argued for or against).

15. What do you do to get rid of stress?
A. Drink too much soda, masturbate, watch a tv show or play a game I like, play games with friends, release videos.

16. You have to relive one day of your life forever. Which day do you choose?
A. If I know that I am repeating the same day, I guess I would pick a recent day since I bought Banjo-Kazooie so I can just spend the entire day playing a game to completion. Then when I wake up, I pick another game and just play games for eternity. At least madness would ensue slower than, say, a day at an amusement park or some party.

17. How quickly do you jump to conclusions about people?
A. I don't until they start opening up and telling me more things over time.

18. If you were a doll, what accessories would you be sold with?
A. Probably a boring ass computer and desk. Maybe a PS4 controller. Jesus, what is my life?

19. What have you done in life that has given you the most satisfaction?
A. I guess writing music is pretty cool. I don't get a lot of major satisfaction in life, just a lot of little things that we all usually get.

20. What would be the worst thing to put in a pinata?
A. The Sun.

21. What's the biggest waste of money you've seen?
A. Every marriage.

22. What common misconception do you hate to hear repeated as fact?
A. There is a large subset of people that think I'm a pessimistic asshole that complains about everything. So I guess that one? I'm sure there's a more general one that I can't think of right now.

23. Where is the best place to go to meet awesome people?
A. So far it has also been my computer. Everyone else I met through random and rare circumstance or introduction from someone I met through random and rare circumstance.

24. What food do you crave most?
A. I really like spaghetti. Sometimes popcorn.

25. What TV series do you keep coming back and re-watching?
A. Community. I think I've seen every episode at least 3 times. Some of them possibly more than 7 each.

26. Among your friends, what are you best known for?
A. Being objective and hypercritical.

27. Who of your friends is most like you?
A. I like to think each one of my main friends has one or two characteristics like mine that is unique to them and that's what makes them stand out. I want to say my sister just because we had similar upbringings.

28. What was the most traumatizing moment of your life?
A. Recently I went through a really huge slump when someone strung me along with a bunch of stuff I have been longing for my whole life and then threw me away and treated me like shit in one day after months of build-up. That tied with the time I saw a dog die and didn't know what to do about it.

29. What's the best lesson you've learned from a work of fiction?
A. I can't think of a best lesson. There is this one episode of Community I look back to a lot in Season 3 where Annie decides to move in with Troy and Abed. She basically says that she works her ass off to try to fit in with her friend group and be accepted because she isn't their norm, but they never put in any effort to ask "how can I hang out with you?". There are a lot of times in my life where I am put to the wayside because of my life choices. I don't drink, smoke, or party or anything. I like an actual conversation. I like video games. A lot of people in my life think you can't have a good time without substances. A lot of people also tell me they agree with that statement and then abandon me to go get sloshed. This taught me to keep standards for myself and realize that I should stick to my guns. If other people want to judge me and treat me differently for my life choices when I don't do the same to them, then it's more on them than it is me. Something like that.

30. What's something you'll never do again?
A. Hopefully drink straight or almost straight tequila or rum because that shit was fucking repulsive.

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