This is a space where I can exercise my First Amendment Right to subject others to my opinions.
This website evolved – if you believe in that nonsense – from a very real and personal need to write. If you’re a writer, which I can’t really claim to be, then you’ll understand. In a broader sense, I think I may have some meaningful things to contribute to larger discussions or, alternatively, to provide a bit of a reprieve from the real world, for however long that will continue to exist.
In college I majored in Philosophy and History, so already you know that I’m not at all practical. Arguably, I’m not even that wise. I’ve been told I’m funny, albeit in a dry and frustratingly condescending sort of way, which I’ve no choice but to embrace.
You be the judge, but I’m not sure I have a distinctive writing style; I enjoy writing fiction, absurdism, satire, academic papers, opinion, humorism, creative non-fiction – all of which require a variety of tones and word choice. Ultimately I suppose this is a way for me to find my “voice” while gaining some critical feedback and making a claim on whatever intellectual acreage is leftover from Tumblr. That was a joke.
The span of my interests is immense, and consequently I know a very little bit about a lot – but I do my best to make sure what I “publish” is well-researched or, at least, not less than half-baked. You’ll see articles here about politics, science, humor, film, and comedy, as well as anecdotes from my personal life which actually tend to be fairly comical in a crushingly depressing sort of way.
Most of all, I’m hoping that this site can turn me into a writer of habit, which honestly is probably the most important quality a writer can have. The added benefit there is that writing is one of the only things I’ve discovered that briefly helps me calm my mind, which typically is a mess of jumbled thoughts and extreme self-loathing. Maybe I am a writer after all.
Feel free to comment on the articles (or podcasts), contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter (@MySolubleFish).
All opinions are my own.