Wow, 121 people follow this blog here, amazing! 🙂 When I first began it on the now defunked Xanga.com, I had a really small following, (possibly due to my format bouncing like those rubber balls, but anyway.) Most know a little about me & it was planned that way, because I’m a rather private guy, but figure to celebrate the 121 follower mark, I’ thought I’d give a more detailed background so you can know who I am. With that said, grab a coffee, tea, pop, lemonade and pull a chair up, this two part post will be a long one.
To begin with, I’ve got Cerebral Palsy, leaving me in a wheelchair since birth. I could very easily say the doctor could’ve prevented it by acting faster delivering me and gotten the cord off my neck, but eh. I was a typical spoiled brat, (according to my two sibs), I got anything I wanted, (again, according to them), but I was into the transformers toy line, (love the cartoon even to this day). And yes, I’m debating on buying the generation one Optumis Prime someday.
Think it was after we got my first electric chair, my dad along with his GM shop buddies found an old golf cart, rebuilt it from the ground up and made a shell shaped like Pac-Man’s head out of metal with glass for eyes to go around me, so if you saw it, this big yellow pac man thing would’ve blown your mind! Wish a picture of that thing survived, cause HOLY SHYT! One year, we took it to Texas for a few days because the CP sports team I was apart of had a meet there & swear, every five seconds people stopped my butt, wanting pics. I got upset, (it was hot as sin there and my temper was…)
Coming into my teen years had its ups and downs, but lets start with what music I got into. While most of the songs from the 80s stuck with me, my flavor changed to Guns & Roses, Poison and a couple others too, yes, a lil rap as well.
(Some Favorite G&R Songs): November Rain, Don’t Cry (original), Patience, You could be mine, just to name a few. They have one song that speaks to me called Civil War, that song is truth on so many levels. Look it up on you tube if ya want! 🙂
This was around the time anime first came to my eyes and sucked me in hook, line and sinker! The first exposure to anime was the sci fi channel’s Festival Of Anime (now gone). It was a four night long fest of dubbed anime & after, I trolled the local record store for the shows! My first anime? Project A-KO! Bought it on DVD a few years ago & it holds a spot in my heart still. Sure, there were anime before that caught my eye when I was younger, Voltron being one, but seeing the unedited version, I love the Japanese version.
The first anime con I went to was ANIME Central and oh my fucking god, I geeked out! It was heaven for me, I had never seen so much of the culture/community in one place! ^_^ My mom probably thought I lost my mind because I spent $300-400 on things, stayed up til 3am and stuff, but it was a blast! A-Cen was the con we went to yearly, though the last few years we went, the convention lost things.
In part two, I’ll explain my martial arts background etc.