What is this place?
This place, in short, is where I have chosen to spill my guts. It’s not super complicated, super pretty, or super well organized, but then again, neither am I, right?
One might reasonably ask what the purpose of this site is, or why exactly it exists when I could, say, right a journal on paper and pencil. And my answer to that is thusly: paper and pencil are victims of time. Not that this isn’t the metals in databases wear away, transistors in servers need to be replaced, people die, and so on and so forth. But these things – these websites – are impermanent on a much larger scale. Certainly not impermanent on the scale of geology, and maybe not even on the scale of civilizations, but I at least would like to hope this place will last long enough for my experiences as a human – my successes and failures, my joys and sorrows – will outlast their creator, namely myself. Or at least that people beyond me will experience this place.
Who even are you?
I suppose that’s a legitimate question; after all, if I’m asking for you to care about my life, about this story being written wherein I’m a not insignificant character, I might as well tell you a bit about myself.
I’m 17 years old, with a birthday on February 1st. I’m a senior in high school, as you might’ve worked out through my age, and I’m planning on going to college for Software Engineering.
I’m pretty significantly LGBT, being a trans girl and pansexual, although unfortunately because of these things, I also happen to be living a very dodgy life with respect to most of the people I know, being super closeted outside of school with regards to being pan, and having only a very small handful of people I know IRL being aware I’m trans.
I consider myself a Nerdfighter, having taken all the Nerdfighteria censuses and pretty avidly enjoying the Green Brothers’ stuff, from The Pod to John’s books to, of course, vlogbrothers, which I’ve been following for about 5 years now. I’d have to say my favorite book by John is Turtles All the Way Down, which I had the intense pleasure of having finished just recently.
Outside of that, I’m a fan of the Elder Scrolls series (somewhere in here there’s a post whose title is in Dovahzuul), Overwatch, and a few series of shows like My Hero Academia, Stranger Things (of course), Voltron: Legendary Defender, and a bunch of others.
That’s kinda all I got, in terms of who I am. If anyone is curious, I can add some more info, but this is all that comes to mind about myself that I can reasonably put on an intro page.
Isn’t it a little narcissistic, just writing about yourself and only yourself?
Dude, this place is a journal. If you’re genuinely interested in my life, come here to kill time because any site with minimal pictures and a lot of words makes it looks like you’re working, or you’re part of a government effort to document everything about everyone, then by all means, indulge in everything I ever post here. If you’re just here because we’re friends and you wanna check up on me from time to time, then by all means, come and go whenever and as frequently or infrequently as you wish. If you have no real desire to be here, you probably aren’t reading this, and if you are, go and scamper off, friend.
The point is, yes, it’s narcissistic in the sense that it’s all about me and my experiences and my life, but I’m not exactly writing this for a fan base, I’m writing this because I want to write it, and you can read it if you want. If it being all about me bugs you, then scamper off.
Also I write about other stuff too.
For the record, yes, this section is a response to the Blog article on TV Tropes.
Are you bad at setting up websites, for y’know, having an intro page not many people care about as your home page?