Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo, here comes the sun!
Alex here, Alexander John Beleden. I couldn't really have a name that fits me worse, to be honest. It's long, and awkward, and forced, and I don't see the point of it.
This is about breaking the ice, so here it is: I'm a student currently attending a little community college I'm not going to name. I haven't really picked an area of study, so I'm leaning towards English-y things so I can at least read as much as I want. I don't know if I really like college, there's so much extra time, and I can't handle time if I don't have structure. I get basically nothing accomplished until it absolutely needs to be done. I'm right there with Calvin and Hobbes with the whole last-minute-panic motivation. It really works.
I enjoy playing video games, though my sister stole my X-Box and my gaming computer, so all I have left is my Apple laptop and I'm too lazy to install a Microsoft OS or something to play things on it, so I haven't done anything in a while.
I watch tons of anime because why wouldn't I? The stories are amazing, the worlds are incredible, the characters are brilliantly built, and there is no end to them. You can always find more anime to watch, plus Japanese is such a cool sounding language. I want to take some classes in it, actually. Maybe I should change my focus to language. It's an idea anyway.
Finally, I know I'm not nearly as smart as my cousin or my sister, but I'm okay with it. If there's one thing I've learned from being around them, no one can offer the same point of view as someone else, so if you feel like your not as talented as someone else, it means they can never see the world the same way as you. I know for a fact being above average at everything you try is almost frustrating. It's why my sister hides from all her other talents by trying to be as focussed as she can be on her artifacts and dusty old books; she can't stand the temptation of all the other lives she could have lead. And then there's Tenwyg. She's still in high school, so she still thinks she can be anything and everything. Rather, she spends all her energy developing each direction she could pick just in case she magically grows clones and can go all the ways. At least I know when I pick a direction, its a direction that's truly my passion. My sister and my cousin live with the ghost on their shoulders asking what if they picked another one of their passions to chase? What if they chose the lesser of the good choices and can never reach what they could have?
What I mean to say is, it takes a person like me to be there for them. I don't have the same problems they have, so I can always be a good sounding board for opinions they haven't heard before from within their own heads. So that's probably why I was dragged in this project, even though I don't know much about Tolendrian stories. I can moderate, and I'll do my best! Plus I do doodles for Tenwyg's book, so you might see characters posted to my blog if you're patient enough. Maybe I should change my focus to artsy stuff. Hmmm.