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Hello, I'm New Here.

I've been visiting the community blogs for awhile now and thought it would be fun to start one. I really don't know what to write for my debut, so I thought a little introduction of myself is needed before I can attempt to write anything of substance.

Do people like lists? I feel if it's done right then a list of activities I enjoy can be a quick and accurate description of myself. I'm a big believer in minimalism, and don't wish to overstay my welcome with a wall of text, so here we go!

Personal Info

I'm a 23 year old college student from New York...That's all you need to know.

Favorite Games

Earthbound - Technically my favorite game is Super Mario Bros.; however, Earthbound was the first game I ever played that affected me emotionally and opened my eyes to the possibility of video games becoming an artistic medium. A quick google search can reveal dozens of essays about the ending of Earthbound, that's how deep this game is. I can ramble on and on about Earthbound, but if I do then I'll just be repeating what others have said; in a less articulate way, of course.

Other games I like - Braid, Lost in Shadow, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

Favorite Books

The Stranger by Albert Camus - As I stated earlier, I'm a big fan of minimalism and Camus story of a man who feels nothing is the definition of it. I tend to read literature that deals with the human condition. I feel literature is the only medium to accurately express how human emotions work in a deeper intellectual level than films or any other artistic medium can.

A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka (short story) - A masterpiece of writing. Kafka is one of my heroes! I love how he uses simple words to express a deep and complicated story. There is a great Anime short film based on A Country Doctor by Japaness filmmaker, Koji Yamamura . This short film is the most accurate adaptation of any of Kafka's works! The events and dialogue are exactly how it's presented in it's original four page story. Please, watch it and tell me what you think.

Favorite Bands

The Beatles - They're the greatest band ever. Yes, it's kind of a clichť statement, but I really do admire them! Actually, I admire The Beatles so much that I'm currently taken a Beatles class called "The Beatles and Their Legacy" in school.

Nine Inch Nails - Trent Reznor really isn't good with lyrics, but he more than makes up for it with his voice and the production values of his songs.

Other bands I like - The Velvet Underground, MC5, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young.

Favorite Films

Enter the Void - I've seen Enter the Void 3 times in the theaters and I still think it's a mediocre film, but it is the closest my generation will get to a 2001 experience in the cinemas. The film does have a lot of problems, but it's immersion and visuals more than makes up for it; being a big Gaspar Noe fan, I guess I had my expectations too high. Below is the first 10 minutes of the film.

Other films I like - The 400 Blows, Dogtooth, Fight Club, Superbad, and Stalker.

I hope you enjoyed reading my debut post.

FYI, I actually deleted many paragraphs to avoid boring readers. I really don't know if I'm doing this whole blog thing right.
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About VenusInFursone of us since 4:39 PM on 02.11.2011

Wow, I have a twitter now. Hmmm, would you like to follow me? Here, take this link. If you follow me; I will make all your dreams come true: Twitter

Here's my Tumblr; it's where I write all my miscellaneous stuff: Tumblr

Do you like films? Do you like my writing? If so, then have a look at my movie blog: Flixist

I'm a student. I'm currently working on my second degree. My past jobs were working at a gym and Urban Outfitters. I love to play guitar, read, listen to music, and watch films. I'm funny and enjoy the arts. I sometimes can ramble on about literature and films. I'm born and breed in New York. I'm easy going and I love fashion. My favorite system is the DS. I constantly shop at Urban Outfitters and Topshop. I really don't know what else to say. Oh yeah, I'm a cool guy!

I Stand Alone, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Fight Club, Antichrist, Enter The Void, Dogtooth

Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Lhasa De Sela, MC5, Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Radiohead, Manu Chao, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails

The Trial, Notes From Underground, Paris Spleen, Crime And Punishment, Junky, Hunger, Nausea, The Stranger

Super Mario Bros., Lost in Shadow, Braid

Favorite Articles I've written:

Demon's Souls: An Allegory for Life


Diary of a Breton: Journey to Solitude

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Explain Yourself!

Venus, Put on some Fur and let's Talk

Front Page Articles

The Emasculation of a Father

A Small Thank You

I started a blog at this very site to let some of my feelings out. In some way Destructoid was therapy for me. I write about everything from my mother, past relationships, financial situations, friends, hipsters, school, etc. This is done not for sympathy, but as a way to expresses myself. My financial situation is a mess and I have no idea how Iím going to make a living, but writing and reading some of the response from great users have bought a wealth of positiveness to my life; It really doesnít have to be anything big, but a simple comment of appreciation is enough to fill my heart with joy. Itís strange writing this, but joining this community has been the best thing I've ever done, well, second best thing; getting laid is pretty cool. What Iím trying to say here is thank you. Thank you for this awesome community. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for being awesome.

A big thanks goes to falsenipple for the header!

Venus In Furs - Don't know what it is? Well, my freind, click on the link and listen to the song.

The Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs (Original)

DeVotchKa - Venus In Furs (Cover)