I love how I look, feel, think.
I love my choice of films, TV shows, video-games, music, that I love, especially those guilty pleasures that I don’t particularly feel all that guilty about.
I love the jokes I make, the things I pick up on, the things I don’t pick up.
I love the way I handle situations and people, the way I sometimes run away from situations and people.
I love the way how situations and people don’t have much of an effect on me, how I am practically invulnerable to peer-pressure, how I have so much control over my emotions and (by extension) actions.
I love how one of my biggest inspirations/motivations in life hasn’t been my family, or even my friends, but my teachers, how my biggest inspirations/motivations consists of Jedi and nerd-turned-spies, how I trust strangers until they give me a reason to distrust them.
I love how I don’t plan to drink, smoke, sniff, inject, pierce, tattoo, date, have sex, marry (divorce), or probably even make much of my life, how I think under-age drinking/drug-taking, is terrible, how I wonder how those that buy drinks for said ‘minors’ can justify themselves?
I love the fact that I love the fact I love myself, how I tend not to swear or blaspheme (hence ‘feck’ and ‘gosh’) or how I don’t hate anything any-more, since I feel all those words sound and are too strong for what I want to say.
I love how pretty much every show or film I have chosen to watch over the years has turned out to be great finds, how I can say the same for very almost every friend I have chosen, how every person I have chosen to ‘avoid’ has been an equally great decision.
I don’t like how my thoughts, feelings, words, or actions are often just put down to being a teenager and going through puberty, how I find it hard to sleep, and yet equally hard to get up after a long sleep.
I don’t like how people can criticise, no, hurl abuse, at others, be them “real people” or “celebrities”, without at least coming forward with one valid reason as to why said person (or even events/shows/films/music/etc.) deserves said, ahem, “criticism”.
I don’t like how people can watch reality-TV shows, or events like the Royal Wedding, which I see as providing no real benefits to the viewers, at least not that they can’t find in ‘better quality/quantity’ in other programmes or films or events or so on.
I don’t like not being able to vote, how I’m told that I should do something, or something in a particular way, when I have already proven how my intentions/method is better, at least for myself, and doesn’t upset anyone else in the process, how all my plans I make work, until other people decide to divert from the plan.
I don’t like how I often don’t share my true feelings, whatever they may be, with people, mostly due to not wanting to ‘rock the boat’ in fear of things becoming worse than they already are.
I don’t like how I might not ever have a child, or, even if I did, how I think I’d end up making the same mistakes I feel my parents have made.
I don’t like how people ask me something, and then completely do the opposite of what I answer, especially when the result only effects myself, how people tell me they’ve been through what I’m going through when there are big important things that they have absolutely no idea about, how people tell me what’s best for me without knowing what my goals/intentions are.
I don’t like that we have a world based on money, how I can’t put into words many of the things I don’t like, and how the main ‘tenets’ of respect, discipline, honestly, and pride have seemingly been, in my experience, totally disregarded by the majority of the current generation.
I don’t like how I feel the only way I’ll be truly happy is if I retreat into being a hermit in a cavernous sanctuary, equipped only with Wi-Fi (however unlikely, ssh!), lava-lamps, beanie-bags, and possibly a particular guitar-player too.
Name: Thomas Wheeler.
Location: Cardiff, Wales. UK.
Appearance: Tall, ginger, “scruffy-looking”.
Sum Me Up in Three Words: Nerd, indie (film and music genre), weird.
Three Favourite Film/TV/Book Genres: Comedy, sci-fi/fantasy, action.
Five Favourite Films: Star Wars, Little Miss Sunshine, Serenity, The Last Samurai, It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
Five Favourite TV Shows: Chuck, Firefly, White Collar, Frasier, Due South.
Three Favourite Music Genres: Rock, alternative, pop.
Five Favourite Bands/Singers: The Killers, Eels, Nickelback, Snow Patrol, Justin Vernon.
Favourite Authors: Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson, Drew Karpyshyn, Karen Traviss, Michael Reeves, Timothy Zahn.
Favourite Video-Games: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic I and II, Mass Effect 1 + 2, Dragon Age: Origins and II, Star Wars: Battlefront I and II, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Favourite Subjects: English, Politics, History, Psychology, Critical Thinking.
Biggest Influences: Qui-Gon Jinn [Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace], Chuck Bartowski [Chuck], Benton Fraser [Due South].
Birthday: May the fourth (be with you), 1994… Meaning that in just a minute from posting this, I’ll be 17.
EDIT: This was posted a minute before my birthday, I am in fact now 17.