I am an aspiring writer, professional asshole and worst of all, a teenager.
I'm at the age of 19 now, hopefully attending and living at the University of Madonna come fall. The career I'm aiming for now will probably be Nursing in the specialty of ER Medicine, though I'm also interested in anything mental health related.
I'm more of a movie buff than I am a gamer, but when it comes down to it, I love all forms of entertainment. Right now, I'm drifting apart from gaming because I'm poor and generally don't feel that gaming has improved enough over the years for me to keep pouring money into it, but as always I'm eager to discuss games as a medium and will remain a gamer for life, no matter how estranged I am.
I write fiction and non fiction and am currently doing my best to improve in both. I hope to get to the level where I'm skilled enough to have anything published, and I can say that I won't be able to die happy if I'm never able to accomplish my fiction and non fiction goals.
That being said, there isn't a whole lot more to be as I'm an incredibly boring person, so here's a list of some of my favorite books, movies, and games.
Sonic and Knuckles
The Super Smash Brothers Series
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Threads of Fate
Final Fantasy X
God of War
Kingdom Hearts 1
Kingdom Hearts 2
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Metal Gear Solid 4
Lost in Translation
Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Nightmare before Christmas
The Dark Knight
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Joint Security Area
A Game of Thrones
A Storm of Swords
The Name of the Wind
The Great Gatsby
The Good Earth
The Chocolate Wars
The Sun Also Sets
(I kind of fell out of reading for most of highschool and am now getting back into it, always down for reading recommendations)
This can kinda serve as my c-blog intro post. Basically this is the story that explains how I became who I am over a 6 year period on a Zelda message board. Starts with me as a massive forum noob and chronicles my slow rise into an intelligent member, down to my banning at the hands of an admin who held quite the grudge against me over a shocking secret he held. It's a little barebones to spare you on length, but it covers the gist of things, hope you enjoy.
The Origin of Gatsby
Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.
Act 1: Genesis
To get to the end, we must first start at the beginning. The time was 2003. Young Gatsby was a naive middle schooler. A complete failure at life, and the total antithesis of the studly hero that you know him to be today.
Gatsby was quite the gamer back then. Often completely immersed in his gaming. His best friend at school was this black kid who sat next to him in math class. He was a Nintendo fanboy, and Gatsby was a Sony fanboy. Naturally they argued in class often, but overtime, they overcame their differences and befriended each other.
During Lunch, him and his friend would go to the library to look up information on video games. While looking for Wind Waker information, they stumbled upon a Zelda website that was rather amazing. The two of us shortly joined the community after. To give a good idea of what a douchebag young Gatsby was, his username on this forum was "Link Bow Down To Me".
To Young Gatsby, this forum was a haven, a paradise. To him, gamers were isolated. They barely existed. There were a few of them here and there, but they were in the vast minority. On this forum, there were nothing but gamers.
A year went by and the forum members grew older. Young Gatsby did not adjust. He still acted like a moron, he was still a massive tool and nearly everybody hated him. It was not long until Gatsby was the victim of the Veteran Member's wrath. Gatsby fought them off as long as he could, but was eventually driven off. He knew his reputation was too tarnished to ever hope to re-assimilate himself into the community, so he abandoned his old account, and made a new account by the name of Sorrow(in reference to the MGS 3 character).
Act 2: Shit Gets Real
Before going any further, I must introduce you to this forum's lead admin. A man named Kao. Kao was an intelligent and dedicated admin that was well loved by the community. Kao also had a rather dark secret. Kao had a tendency to e-date female members of the forum. Throughout the years he hopped from relationship to relationship, but this was largely unknown to the community until a few choice incidents.
Now as you recall, Gatsby had made a new account, he had his new beginning. Sorrow was basically the Gatsby you've come to know now, except he wasn't a pseudo intellectual. While he was often a dick to other members, his intelligent posting and sense of humor earned him a near instant spot into the community.
Two years later, Sorrow affiliated himself with two other members(Named Coolwhip and Kirby) and the three of them were a super asshole fighting force. They caught the scorn of many members and started Sorrow's eventual bad streak and marked his first trouble with the administration. During this time he met a female member named Pink. While at first they hated eachother, they eventually befriended eachother and became close.
Once while Sorrow was complaining about what a turd sandwhich Kao was, Pink offered Sorrow some rather choice secrets. She had e-dated Kao before, and knew his history with the other female members. Kao had cybered with the resident forum fat chick. He had been in relationships with half the girls on the forum. He hated dated Pink, but was dumped by her the minute he started showing axe murderer tendencies. Pink made me swear to keep her secret, and I promised her that I would.
The next day I told Coolwhip everything and we spent a good amount of time collectively laughing at Kao on MSN. What I didn't anticipate about Coolwhip is that he had a jewfro, and therefore, could be trusted.
Shortly after he copied the MSN log I had with him and showed it to Kao, Kao got rather pissed at Pink and I.
Then around early 2007, he was having a new skin made for the site, and to make things easier, he gave the person making Administrative privileges on the site. This guy was named Punisher, and Punisher was a gigantic asshole. He had a history of abusing his power, and one day to piss me off, he removed the spoiler tags of a different member's post and spoiled a few people on an episode.
So I went batshit and started calling him out on the forum along with three other members. Kao came shortly after, perma banned me, and gave the other three members warnings. He permitted me a final post, and I made it. The community then made a petition to have my ban lifted, they all asked Kao to lift the ban, to which he told them to "Shut the hell up." And that was the end of Sorrow.
Act 3: I'm pretty much like an internet Jesus.
I stayed off the forum for about two months. After that, I started approaching people on the website. Since nobody else approved of my ban, a lot of people agreed to help me successfully ban dodge. I had two admins and three mods on my side who all took the necessary steps for me to make a new account while going unnoticed. I then took my current username of Gatsby, and joined the forums once again.
I layed low for a few months and then started acting like my old self again. However, I was also actively involved with making the community better and often offered layout suggestions, and was actually at the helm of a revival for the Writer's board, so I had some good to balance the bad out.
Overtime, we had to tell more mods about who I was. It came to the point where Kao was basically the only person who didn't know that Gatsby was Sorrow. One day I got into a fight with one of the mods, and in his anger, he told Kao who I really was, and I was wiped off the map once again.
It's been a year since I was a member there. I still miss the place, it was the best community I was ever a part of, but eh, shit happens. Kao's still pretty missed at me. Mainly because after I knew I was fucked, I told everybody about his little E-dating and what not, Kao's a nice enough guy, but that guy can hold a fucking grudge.