A Journalism Graduate finding his way in the big wide world, dealing with a love of the Net, Games, Genre Fiction, and Certain Plastic Robots in the process. I've worked in pretty much every form of journalism at this point, including print, radio, online, and photographic. I try and keep my skill set broad, so I can appeal to as many different markets as possible.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I graduated from University debt-free, and only the first third of it was with parental help. The rest was my own dragon's hoard of funds.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Well, the work's not done yet, but editing my friend's novel is up there.
How do you define cool?
A fine balance between doing what you like because you like it without shame, and going along with our larger culture while still managing to have fun with it. Also, no regard for being too old for something.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Things that amuse or enamor me. Really, it's that simple.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
I'm new here, so I'm still figuring this all out. I'll get back to you when I've poked around some more. For now, I like how the content looks as though it's being generated by people my age, and not 45-year-old white men in suits.
What is your favorite trend?
Anything that brings genuine, almost childlike enjoyment to people.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
An offbeat language style halfway between classy and casual. Not so far one way as to seem pretentious, yet not so far the other way as to seem pedestrian.
How do you reset to be creative?
Don't think, just act. Or rather, act before you can think. If you stop and think, you'll never get anything done. Think on it later.
What inspires or excites you?
A really cool song on my ipod forming the soundtrack to some unspecified cool thing in my head I can barely glimpse the edges of.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
A brand new Metroid game that everyone likes.