To loyal fans, fellow friends and new followers to my blog; welcome to Totalovrdose!
Totalovrdose is a blog containing pieces of romanticized poetry and pieces of prose, from comedy to drama, and even, on rare occasion, science fiction. If you want to know more about me, or my site, please scroll through the random dot points found below:
1: Online, I go by the name Derek Childs. In reality though, my name is Nicholas.
2: My star sign is Scorpio; born on October 24th.
3: I live in Melbourne, Australia (it’s the weird shaped continent between Asia and Antarctica).
4: I am a full time university student.
5: In 2012, I completed a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Professional Writing.
6: In 2014 I completed a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing.
7: I am currently undertaking a Master of Teaching (secondary).
8: Though I’m passionate about teaching secondary students, I’m equally interested in teaching at university. If unable to acquire a job in my home country, I’m happy to venture overseas.
9: I am a published poet.
10: One of my many goals is to become a published author. I often refer to this goal as my ‘delusion of grandeur’.
11: I work part time as an editor, an online journalist, a public relations officer, and a mental health advocate.
12: I have previously worked as a child model.
13: I was once in a band. Not only was I the bass guitarist, I was also the lyricist.
14: I have three piercings.
15: I have a thing for jewellery, and I am normally found wearing several wrist bands and a necklace.
16: I often change my hair style. I might have short hair, long hair, no hair or blue hair. I might have a beard, a mustache, a goatee, or, all three at once.
17: I am a massive video game addict. I own an XBOX One, a PS4, an XBOX 360, a PS3 and a PC.
18: My favorite video game franchises are Halo, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Bioshock, Call of Duty, Gears of War and Unreal.
19: When it comes to games, I prefer First Person Shooters, however, I also enjoy Role Playing Games, Third Person Shooters, and Survival Horror.
20: I occasionally review video games and movies on my other blog, which can be found at this link: http://stationdeva.wordpress.com/
21: I’m an anime addict. I love Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed. I also enjoy Aquarion Evol, Cat Planet Cuties, Cowboy Bebop, Eden of the East, Eureka Seven, Genesis of Aquarion, Patlabor, STR.A.IN, the Sky Crawlers, amongst many others.
22: I have a slightly massive crush on Major Motoko Kusanagi (from Ghost in the Shell).
23: I also have a slightly larger crush on Park Choa (from Kpop band AOA).
24: I am an Asian pop enthusiast. I especially enjoy listening to Kpop (AOA, BoA, BTS, Da Ice, Lovelyz, Nine Muses, Spica, uKiss) and Jpop (Bless4, Flip, Haruna Luna, One OK Rock, Perfume, Phenotas).
25: When it comes to movies, I don’t necessarily have a favorite genre; I’ll try anything that looks good.
26: I am however a science fiction fanatic, and I think Star Wars is the shiz. I also enjoy horror films.
27: One of my major preferences is Asian cinema. I find a number of the Asian movies I enjoy are very melodramatic, and the in-depth characters and plots I believe are more intriguing than stereotypical western cinema, which sometimes feels like a carbon copy of previous features.
28: I’m one of those guys who won’t cry when you hit them, but give me a sad movie, and I’ll be bawling my eyes out.
29: My favorite TV Shows include (alphabetically) 24, Arrow, BattleStar Galactica, Castle, Defiance, Law and Order: SVU, Leverage, Lost Girl, NCIS: Los Angeles, Primeval, Seinfeld, Smallville, Supernatural and Veronica Mars.
30: Locally, I have traveled to Sydney and Brisbane. I have additionally traveled overseas to New Zealand and America.
31: I try to keep fit. I do push-ups and sit-ups. I occasionally lift dumbbells, and I have been known to go running.
32: I suffer from heat stroke, so exercise in general is likely to turn me into a sweaty mess in under a couple of minutes.
33: I have coccydynia.
34: I have experienced depression and anxiety.
35: I spend half my life being sarcastic. Even people who know me occasionally have trouble trying to determine whether or not I’m been sincere.
36: I appreciate intelligence, and I have little tolerance for people who cannot maintain an intellectual conversation.
37: I speak my mind, and it almost always gets me into trouble.
38: I very rarely change my mind, and I almost always stay the course, even if I’m up that creek we all know far too well.
39: I use profanities on a daily basis.
40: I have not once in my life been drunk. Some people find this odd, considering I end every evening with a glass or two of wine, port or scotch.
41: I am a pessimist. Occasionally I am a realist. I am very rarely an optimist. I think it’s best to always plan for the worst case scenario. Healthy negativity is better than no negativity at all.
42: I have quite a massive ego, and have been accused of pretentiousness on more than one occasion.
43: I am foolish enough to believe in true love.
44: Although I have always become physically attracted with women I have fallen in love with, looks are not the first thing I look for (pun included).
45: Hair, eye and skin color, alongside religion, do not affect whether I become attracted to a woman. This been said (or, in this case, written), I am especially attracted to women of Asian ethnicity.
46: I become attracted to women who are: intelligent, open minded, humorous, compassionate, family oriented, who speak their mind, who read and write, and who can speak more than one language.
47: I also have a thing for women with tattoos and/or piercings.
48: On Twitter, I go by the username @DerekChilds1. I have a Facebook page too, but I infrequently travel there.
49: My YouTube channel can be found at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_iSd0GaJkZITUwi5hQqjA
50: Lastly, I am totally the best looking guy this side of the hemisphere. What, you don’t believe me?
Anyway, thank you for reading!
Sincerely and with kind regards,
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