Who am I?

My name is Geoff.
That’s me –>
I’m 31 years old, I’m single, I own my own home and I live alone. I’m honest and loyal to a fault. I give too much and expect too little. I think the best of people even when I probably shouldn’t. Sometimes I’m sad.

I was born and raised in Victoria, BC. I have no brothers or sisters. My youth was highlighted by no acts of rebellion or social disorder. I was quiet, shy, friendly and chubby. I went to public school through grade 6 and then private school from grades 7 through 12. I was not an exceptional student.

I’m a big geek! This is probably my single most defining feature. I’m your classic geek too. I’m the kind of geek you see made fun of on television and in the movies. I collect comics. I go to conventions. I make costumes. I have tons of action figures. I play video games. I’m a movie nut. I watch cartoons. I could spend hours talking to you about Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, The Venture Brothers, MST3K, Ghostbusters, Tron, Doctor Who, Futurama, Monty Python, Red Dwarf, G.I. Joe and much much more.

I’m a freelance animator and cartoonist in the very loosest sense. That is to say I have on occasion been paid to draw. I also have a highly unsuccessful web comic. I spend a lot of time with my friends being funny. I know it sounds weird, but it’s really true. Being funny is probably what I’m best at. Humour is very important in my circle of friends.

I’ve had 5 actual relationships over the course of my adult life. Some good, some great, some… well, not. I’m not going to name names, they all know where they rank, and if they don’t they can feel free to ask me and I’ll clear that up for them.

The things I want out of life are pretty pedestrian I think. I’d like to own a house someday. Something big enough to raise a kid or two but small enough to look after without too much trouble. I grew up in a big house, and while that was nice, I wouldn’t want to go that route. I couldn’t afford to even if I did. The 2 main things I want out of a house (and these are my selfish wants) is a room suitable to be my home theatre and a room I can use to display my collectibles and be my office. A place where I can work on my comic and drawings surrounded by the things that inspire me.

I’d like a job that pays a decent wage and lets me indulge my hobbies. Something I don’t have to take home with me. Ideally I’d love to work in animation or on my comic. Owning and operating a business with my significant other is also an appealing prospect.

I’d like to meet someone who shares the same kinds of interests as I do. Someone who will put up with my geekishness. Someone who will geek out with me. Someone who likes me as much as I like them. Basically I just want to meet someone nice. I’m lonely.

I want to have kids some day. 1 or 2 is fine by me. I grew up an only child and I loved it. I know a lot of people who grew up with siblings and swear it’s something their kids gotta have. That’s fine with me. 2 is about my limit though. I want to spend a lot of time with my kids, and I doubt I’d be able to do that if I had to support 3 of them.

Girl, House, Kids, Job. That about sums that up. Simple.

That’s who I am.


~ by Pagz on May 5, 2010.

One Response to “Who am I?”

  1. While I don’t think any of your regular readers would find this post informative, you clearly feel a need to define yourself, and you’ve done so in a clear and concise manner — except for a seemingly contradictory statement that calls for clarification. Early on you state “I own my own home,” then later “I’d like to own a house someday.” Are we to infer that the home you own is a condominium, rather than a house?

    I realize this may sound like a stupid question to your other readers, but since I live on the other side of the world, I must remain ignorant to certain details…

    However, there are advantages to living here as well, many of which would satisfy your goals as stated above. Look at my example, for instance: I have a job that pays a decent wage and lets me indulge my hobbies, something I don’t have to take home with me. I have both a room suitable to be my home theatre and a room I use exclusively to display my collectibles. I have a place where I can work on my models and projects surrounded by the things that inspire me. Finally, I have someone who puts up with my geekishness, someone who likes me as much as I like them. Basically, someone nice.

    And here’s the kicker: all of these goals were met with little or no effort on my part — these opportunities just came naturally to me here. The only real effort required was getting here in the first place!

    And hey, if that’s not enough to sell you on the advantages of life in Japan, consider how much better the toy market is fairing here. Figures and playsets are being solicited and canceled more often than they make it to retail in North America nowadays, yet Japan continues to produce and distribute fantastic stuff even from 30 year-old licenses! Here’s a case in point, scanned from the latest Hobby Japan:

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