GeneralWriting in general. I love a good story, and hope to write for a living. I've started writing a novel, with over a dozen other ideas in varying stages of development. As far as hobbies go, video games would be high up the list. I prefer the interaction over movies, to be honest. You can get more involved in the story, for games that have stories, or for those that don't, use them to give your mind time off. In that way, games like Prey, which had an awesome story and general concept, as well as games like the classic Mario series, where the story never varies far from "the princess has been kidnapped... um, again..." can both be great ways to kill time. Sorry, probably boring you here. But who can't write for ages about their interests?
MusicStrictly comedy music. Why? Because when you feel down, there's nothing like a laugh to pick you up. I know everyone says that about their favourite music, so this is just what works for me. Particularly Weird Al Yankovic's polka medleys. If you haven't heard one, he basically takes a few lines from a bunch of songs and sings them to German polka music, which is the funniest genre of music ever. Trust me, you can't appreciate musical comedy until you hear the Pussycat Dolls' Dontcha and Snoop Dogg's Drop It Like It's Hot in the same verse. Weird Al Yankovic is definitely the greatest, followed closely by Flight of the Conchords, Melbourne band Tripod, then Jack Black's Tenacious D. And sadly, The Simpsons. I own all four Simpsons albums. And I just discovered The Beards. They opened for Tripod at the Comedy Festival. Basically, they all have beards, and all their songs are about beards. Strange but funny.
MoviesWhile only one movie stands out for me as the worst of all time - the Rocky Horror Picture Show! I just don't understand the appeal! It scares me - I don't have a clear favourite. Pixar are consistent big scorers, with masterpieces like Toy Story and The Incredibles. This is mostly because this is the kind of thing I wanna write. But there are definitely way too many computer animated animal movies now. Most are just dodgy cash in attempts. Weird Al's unknown UHF is great, too, but good luck finding it in Australia. Just make sure you accept it for what it is: B-grade. The Simpsons Movie is contracted to be here too. Hilarious, but the story was a bit lacking. Still, a damn good movie. And Cry Wolf, a low budget thriller that was awesome!
TelevisionWell, obviously The Simpsons, but also South Park, Futurama, Family Guy (just remember - The Simpsons is better! FG's too obscure sometimes. It alienates half its audience with such random references, and in ten years, no one will get any of the jokes), Lost, Happy Tree Friends (bring the new series out in Australia, dammit!), The Chaser's War On Everything, Good News Week, Flight of the Conchords, My Name Is Earl, Mythbusters and Seinfeld.
BooksStephen King's It is my all time favourite. The way he paints characters as both kids in 1955 and adults in 1985 simultaneously is brilliant. Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park was also really good. Better than the movie. Michael Gerber's hilarious Barry Trotter & the Shameless Parody is close behind.
HeroesAll time: Matt Groening Musical: Weird Al Yankovic Comedy: Ross Noble But I feel kinda guilty about having them as heroes. Why does everyone look to the entertainment industry as role models of society? It's really sad that being an actor is such a coveted profession in the world.
About me:.. ........
.. Man, there's a lot of boxes to fill out... So... About me, huh? I s'pose I start with my name. Nah, too conventional. I think the most important thing you need to know about me is that my toes kinda curl downwards. It's seriously weird. Well, that's all the basic info covered. What else do you wanna know? On a minor note, my name's Michael Irving. I'm 20, living in Melbourne studying Professional Writing at Vic Uni in St. Albans, and that puts a lot of pressure on the quality of writing expected of me. When reading anything on here, keep in mind I use the internet to give my brain time off, so leave your expectations at the door. I say I'm originally from Ballarat, but technically I was born in Bundoora, and moved when I was two, so I don't remember or count it. Ballarat's home, really. And I'm utterly, utterly obsessed with The Simpsons, as the nickname Simpsons Mick implies. Anything else? Maybe I should check what the other boxes want me to say...
Who I'd like to meet:I dunno... Matt Groening would be the obvious answer. But Weird Al Yankovic, too... oh, sorry! Met him already! Whoo! Friday 23rd March, 2007. Ross Noble, then. What? Met him too? Twice?! Awesome! Saturday 11th March, 2006 and Friday 4th May, 2007.We spoke to him for half an hour. Not gushing, but proper conversation. Good fun. And the Tripod boys. What?... Met them too? Jeez!
- Status: Single
- Here for: Friends
- Hometown: Ballarat
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: Average
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Children: Someday
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: In college
- Occupation: Student