Greetings, faceless horde of the internet. I’m OpinionatedDavid, jack-of-all-trades geek enthusiast and armchair pontificator extraordinaire; and I’m here at Bearsleuth to, hopefully, put in my fair share of the content all you readers and commenters love (or love to hate, whatever works).
It’s hard to say exactly when I ‘got in’ to the nerd-culture scene. There have been a few landmark moments (Sam Raimi’s Spiderman landing at just the right time for me springs to mind), but I think it’s safe to say I’ve always been a geek. I have no particular medium of choice. Be it books, films, TV, games, comics, if it involves eschewing reality and human contact for the warm and evergreen embrace of fantasy, it’s a fair bet that I’ll be a fan.
Okay I know the above is kind of a cop-out, so here’s a quick rundown of the specific names that are closest to my heart:
Favourite Video-Game: Mass Effect 2
Favourite Movie: The Raid
Favourite Superhero Movie: Watchmen
Favourite Comic: also Watchmen
Favourite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favourite Cartoon: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favourite Book: 1984
I’ve also been into writing for as long as I’ve been able to do it, and here I’m glad to say I’ve refined my skills with a little more focus than my sporadic forays into pop-culture fandom. I’ve just finished my studies at the University of Winchester, and along the way I have come into contact with some amazing, like-minded people, including Pat and the gang here. I hope to be producing content on a weekly basis starting very soon, plus the occasional bonus feature. Exactly what you’ll have to read and find out, but I already have one series in the pipeline, and I hope they’ll be more to follow.
Overall, I’d say my goal here is to broaden horizons, challenge and be challenged, and to try and promote passionate, but constructive, debate. I expect my tastes and perspectives will be doing a lot of growing along with everyone else, and I’m definitely looking forward to it!