I’ve been at this writing thing for a while now. Still there are things that I have yet to learn and many, many things that I have yet to accomplish. I’ve successfully destroyed my insides with Red Bull and Cigarettes, taking short breaks during long nights to collect myself and make sure that the ideas in my head will stay there, and then I return quietly to my writing.
It has taken over every aspect of my life. I have been swallowed up whole in the craft, just as I have been swallowed up by music and daydreaming and living life. Being swallowed whole by this beast isn’t such a bad way to go.
I draw so much of my inspiration from my interactions with other people and places, that sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes I forget who I am in the space of it all and what I’m even doing. When I get this idea in my head… I slow time down and begin writing or composing once again. It’s what I do. It is everything to me. That time isn’t slowed down by watching too much television or playing video games, either. I do plenty of both of those. My life is a whirlwind of work, writing, gaming and watching.
Ever since I was a child I was told that television isn’t something that we should invest time in. That gaming will destroy your brain and that there is nothing to be gained from trivial things meant to make us focus on things that are not relevant to my life. I have always been told by teachers and family and parents and friends that I waste more time than I spend, because of my habits.
Well, as I do, I’m here to show those people things in a new light. To give them a new perspective on why I do what I do, and how I do it. That is how Transitive Properties came to be. A blog series dedicated to television and movies and comics and manga and any source of fiction that I see fancy that has taught me something. There are millions of lessons in this world and I know that I won’t live long enough to share them all. That’s why we are all here. To work together. To spread those feelings of love and joy all around to each other. To invest our time in something that people can see and can appreciate. I’m not good at sports, I’m not a material craftsman. I’m just a boy who likes to write words and likes those words to reach as many people as possible. I want to reach everyone who will listen, because I listen to the world myself. I am a musician too, I grew up a writer and branched out. There is music in the conversations we have, there are sounds all around us. The birds sing and the leaves scrape against each other in the wind. I want to share those sounds, those feelings I have for the world around me with everyone, but that isn’t the only place I find inspiration.
When I say that it is in everything that I do, I really mean that. It is literally in everything I do. From time spent out with friends, to conversations with my parents, to music that I listen to, to dreams or nightmares that surround my few hours of sleep, to the screen I set my gaze on to unwind.
It’s a curse that I have. I’ve always believed so.
No one ever said that curses were always bad things. I think there is something special about the people whose minds won’t stop shifting. Who can’t focus on one project for more than a month because they want to do so many other things too. I think we are a rare breed. I think we hold this power that is so scarce and hard to find in our world today.
If you create, like I do, then this blog series is for you.
Transitive Properties is all about the media that I ingest on a day to day basis and the lessons that I take from them. Episode by episode I will be traveling through some of the things I’ve watched that haven’t taken place in the “real world” and sharing those lessons with you.
When my body aches from lack of sleep, I will do what I do best and crash out. Until then, I will be writing down every lesson I learn in every day, because I know how short life is. As morbid as this sounds, I’ve seen death since I was young. He’s watched my family and friends closely. Waiting for a moment to peek his head out, and take us home with him. The most terrifying thing to me, is running out of time to share all of the things that are inside my head, because I truly believe that they are special. I believe that they matter and that they need to be shared. I believe the same thing about your heads too. All of you have worlds of flowers and dragons and heroes and villains and life lessons just waiting to be poured out. So… I’m going to take those ideas and thoughts and transform them. Take them and make them words, transition them into what I do best and hopefully, at the end of the day I will have said all that I can on the matter, because my life will extend as long as I have work to do.
…and I have a lot of work to do.
Please, check back frequently to see the new posts and to share them with your friends. I just want people to be happy. At the end of the day, that’s all I’ve ever wanted. So let’s do that, yeah? I think it sounds like a good plan because…
I am a writer, after all.