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 donโ€™t believe me?

Anyway, thank you for reading!

Sincerely and with kind regards,

Derek Childs

Yeah, this is me - on occasion - thinking about what to think about...

Yeah, this is me – on occasion – thinking about what to think about…

Blogger’s Note: I own the copyright to all pieces of prose and poetry published on this blog that were written by me. Any posts that are reblogged from other writers on this site are strictly the copyright of the original creators.

  1. you are a great writer. you will def be published soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thank you. After that kind of encouragement I don’t know whether to jump up and down or break dance.

      • hmmmm def go with the break dancing ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Sure thing ma’am. I’ll just put on the music,hmmmmm, Bruce Springsteen, no, too dark. Backstreet Boys? No, too yesterday. Daughtry? No, too awesome. Bon Jovi? No, too rock and roll. Cyndi Lauper? No, too dancy. Ah, I got it! I found the right one! Now, press play….yes, and, ah, shit! I think I tore a muscle! Arrgghhh! The pain! No more dancing for me I’m afraid…not today at least. Oh, and thanks again for the comment.

      • hahahaha you’re hilarious. be careful there….

      • Hilarious am I? Why thank you Ms. Ginger, you just made my morning. Oh, and thanks for the advice…and for the comment…again!

  2. Hey buddy, nice to meet you. Noticed you follow the Cats ๐Ÿ™‚

    Am a Richmond boy myself…

    You write ‘very’ well!


  3. Greetings from a fellow bass player on the other side of this giant mudball.

    • Greeting and salutations! (Mudball? You mean Earth, the gorgeous blue and green eyed Goddess? Good descriptive name though โ€“ never heard her referred to as anything โ€˜muddyโ€™ before, lol) Thanks for visiting!

  4. Hi totalovrdose! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award ๐Ÿ˜€ For more details view this post: http://nelsville.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/unexpected-goodies/ , and post the image award on your blog. Take care! โค

  5. ์ตœ๋‹คํ•ด gongjumonica

    Hi, Derek. Thanks for dropping by in my blog. I saw we are currently of the same age, but you were born one year earlier than me. How did it happen? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, I see you are a promising writer and I hope you will be able to reach your dream. I recently finished reading a novel which I will write a review on before the week ends and the main character in the novel reminds me of you. Weird, huh?

    Good luck in writing and I hope you will be able to share more comedy posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks for the comment – and thanks for the follow – always appreciate new followers. In regards to the age thing, it’s because I have not altered my ‘about’ page to accommodate for the birthday I had a couple months back. I wrote the page back last year – or something…unless I’m secretly an alien and happen to age differently than the human species. Don’t know which answer can accommodate the situation. Thanks for picking up on the error and I’ll fix it up soon.
      Also, in regards to the novel, that is weird. Never been told something like that before. If a character was reminiscent of me, then that must mean he was tall, good looking and had an explosive personality! Yeah, right!
      And good luck with your writing as well Monica! Cheers!

  6. Hey Derek,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and like “Annoyance.” I appreciate that. I agree that life would be pretty awesome if we could ‘save’, and redo the stupid mistakes or take back hurts, but then again those are the things that affect the heart deeply, things we write about….so maybe not – BUT, certainly having those health packs placed randomly would be a good thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep on writing Derek, I’ve enjoyed reading your works/thoughts.

    • Thank you for dropping by my blog! I agree with you about the inspirational qualities of painful occurrences which in turn assist us in creating pieces of poetry. Thank you for your inspirational comment. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Hi totalovrdose! thanks for visitng Martha’s Garden…and for “liking” Tangerine Rose! I also want to be a published author “when I grow up”… that may never happen, however (growing up!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I know you have had many awards such as this. The details of the award can be found on the following link http://billieazahir.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/the-liebster-award/ Believe me I understand if you do not do as instructed, I just wanted to make sure you were aware your blog and you are appreciated by me.

    • Thank you for the award! Really appreciate it! Thank you also for the comment! ๐Ÿ˜€ Also, I didn’t realise my content was really violent or sexual. Well, perhaps sexual, yeah, I agree with you, but violent? I might have used the term ‘depressing’ myself. But I ain’t going to argue – such terminology makes my blog sound really awesome! Thank you! Again, really appreciate the award! Thank you for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Thank you so much for following, I find your post/writing interesting and I know that I will enjoy future adventures into your writing. Ann

  10. I have nominated you for the following awardsโ€ฆThe Versatile Blogger and The I Am a Part of the WordPress Family Award. Check it out below:

  11. You are funny. Thank you for liking my poem/praise on Mind’s Seat by the way. Definitely following. God bless! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Finally, I get the chance to see and read your blog. And yeah, I hope you’ll add Philippines in your list of international travel. Haha ๐Ÿ˜€

    • So, you use Blogger…is that not the adversary of WordPress?
      Anyways…thank you for visiting my blog Miko! If you are trying to become my next best blogger buddy, you are doing a fabulous job!
      Really? You’ll help me travel to the Philippines? Wow, I think I referred to you as ‘kind’ in a previous comment – I retract that, because you are far sweeter than a kindly individual. ๐Ÿ˜€ Cheers!

      • Yup, I’ve been using Blogger since 2006. But I also had a blog in LiveJournal and WordPress before. But I deleted them and went back to Blogger. Call it a love/hate relationship I guess ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, I am not sure about what kind of help I can offer. But what I know is I can help you get familiarize yourself about Manila before you plan that trip of yours… Moral support I say! Haha :))

      • Thank you Miko! If I decide on a trip, I will certainly take you up on the offer! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Thank you for following my blog and liking my post. It is much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Hey thank you for following our blog, cmeblogspot.com! Looking forward to staying connected ๐Ÿ™‚

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