You can call me McGinnis. I was born in 1985 and raised on cartoons and video games. Though I’m considered an adult by most of society today, there’s a lot of growing up that I still have to do, but I do that at my own pace. This little corner of the internet is a place I’ve reserved to talk about things that I find interesting. It’s not generally meant as a journal of my personal life, though elements of said personal life will inevitably make it into the pieces I’ll write in the future. Most of all, though, the content of this site is heavily dependent on whatever I feel like writing about at any given point in time. As such, there’s no hard and fast rule about what goes up, but you can bet your pennies that most of the content arises from my personal interests. Here’s a few of them to give you an idea:
Like I said in my little introduction, I grew up with video games. As a toddler I mostly played on my parents’ old Atari console. At age seven I upgraded to the SNES. In my teens I was hooked mostly on the Nintendo 64 and the Gamecube, though by then I was branching out into other consoles as well. I still play video games actively and there’s a couple I’m waiting excitedly for.
As a young ‘un I mostly grew up on Disney and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Cartoon Network of the late 90s was probably my favorite channel featuring such classics as Cow & Chicken, I Am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog and many, many others. Cartoons appeal to the kid inside of me. A part that’s very much an integral part of my being.
Music is very important to me. It motivates me when I’m down, it calms me when I’m anxious and it excites me when I’m in a good mood. I play the guitar. Kind of. I’ve been learning to play for a few years, but due to lack of discipline I’m not progressing as fast as I could. Still, I might occasionally have something to say about guitar playing or music in general.
Learning foreign languages is a pseudo-hobby of mine. I call it that because I normally only learn the basics before moving on. But I can proudly say that I know some elementary Swedish, Italian and German and am planning to move on to Japanese. Along with languages I’m interested in adventures into lands unknown, but lack of finances delays most of my glorious plans.
My creative juices flow every once in a while. I’ve been working on a story for the better part of six years now, although the word ‘working’ is probably not the right one. I also want to get back into drawing, which I used to do all the time when I was a kid. Every once in a while you might see something about the creative process on this site.