My favorite song by my favorite band. Modest Mouse has been my favorite band for at least six years now, maybe longer. The first album I listened to all the way through was We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, and it remains one of my favorite albums of all time, although all the others are good, too.
One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands, Weezer. Weezer was the first band that really introduced me to alt rock, with the song My Name Is Jonas from their blue album.* Their sound is relatively radio friendly, and, I believe, is a great introduction to alternative rock music, without delving too deep into the weird side of it, although Weezer is sometimes pretty weird. *The album is technically just called "Weezer," but so is the green album, the red album, and the white album, so, we just go by color.
My favorite movie by my favorite director, Wes Anderson. His movies, including Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, are all sort of cheerful, lighthearted adventures, often in darker times, (like Grand Budapest Hotel's World War 2 setting, or Moonrise Kingdom's terrible horrible flood) all underscored with a wonderful pastel color pallet. Wes Anderson, along with other directors like Tarantino and the Cohen brothers, inspired me to go into film myself.
This one specifically is a cairn terrier, which is the first dog I ever had. My current dog is a cairn terrier-golden retriever mix, named Almond. He's a good boy. Dogs are an important part of my life, because I haven't really experienced a life without dogs. If you don't have a dog, I strongly recommend getting one, but, it's up to you.
This one specifically is Fallout 4, but all the Fallout games hold a special place in my heart as my favorite game series. Fallout is often interpreted, by critics and people with too much free time, as a social commentary on the United States' aggressive policies and tactics, and the idea that, in this day and age, society enjoys post-apocalyptic media because they feel that the end times are always looming overhead, like an atom bomb ready to drop. I think it's just a good way to relieve some stress by blowing things up and killing mutants.
Normally, I don't play true D&D, mostly modified versions set in different genres like post-apocalypse or sci-fi, but I still count it all as D&D, because that's what really started me on the whole tabletop RPG thing. I usually don't actually play the game, per say, but rather, I run the games. My role is "Dungeon Master," or "DM," which just means I control the flow of the game, story, and challenge level the game has.
Stranger Things is honestly the best series I have ever watched in my entire life. That's all I have to say.
I'm not sure why, but I really like playing cards. Easy gift idea, just pick up a decent looking pack of cards. That's it. I like 'em.
One in four people are diagnosed with a mental illness, myself included. I think it's important that these people feel safe and comfortable to be able to share their illness with the world, so that they don't have to feel afraid of what other people might think.
Suicide is a terrible thing, and many people, myself included, have been, in some way, impacted by it. I think it's also important to help those affected by suicide either integrate back into normal life, provide support for the emotionally as they grieve, or provide them with resources to help prevent them from an attempt at their own life, or help them prevent another's attempt. I encourage you all to spread awareness and positiveness to other people so that they might help save a life, and maybe, just maybe, you could, too.