Hi! My name is Joel, AKA ToastyBiggins. Have you ever seen a primate at the zoo start to flip out and go nuts? I’m talking a full out, chest pounding, leaf throwing, bone-wielding threat display, a la 2001: A Space Odyssey (hint: see banner image). Imagine a place on the internet where you are free to engage in such cathartic behavior to your heart’s content as your fearsome, primal hoots resound throughout a cavernous web-chamber.
Well, imagine no more, fellow primate, because you’re there. Carry your makeshift bludgeoning apparatus with pride, my friend. You’re in good company here.
And that’s why this blog is called the Hoot Booth. Also, because “hoot booth” is very nearly a perfect palindrome. In fact, you have no idea how close you came to reading the About page of the “Hoot Btooh”, but ultimately I decided that it was missing some of the resonance provided by making use of, you know, actual words.
I am currently a senior at a small, Midwestern liberal arts college, double majoring in English and Computer Science (“Whaaaaaat?” I hear you say. “Those things don’t go together!” I know right? Double majors be crazy! Krazy with a Kapital K!) This blog focuses on two of my greatest passions: video games and anime. My other interests include reading (particularly fantasy, classic, and medieval literature), writing, foreign languages (currently trying to teach myself Japanese, lol weeaboo), Parkour, D&D, and playing video game tunes on the guitar. I hope to eventually get a career in game design, so some of the game-related posts may involve my analysis of a game as I try to figure out what makes it play the way it does. That said, I also just really enjoy the act of playing video games for its own sake.
But enough about me. A lone voice hooting in the wilderness is a sad thing indeed. If a blogger hoots in the forest, and no one is around to hear him, can it really be said that he is hooting at all? Let us think on this, gentle readers, but while you’re doing that, be sure to record your thoughts in the comments section. For any blog, especially ones that trade primarily in opinions and analyses, the post itself is really just the opening shot in the volley of discussion; an unreturned ideological serve, if you will. If the post is well-written and interesting enough to inspire the readers on the other side of the (inter)net to take up the racket of discourse, well, that’s when we can both…go for the…the match-point. Of personal growth.
So please, share your opinions, share your feedback, share what you had for breakfast this morning if the mood strikes you. Remember, it may technically be my blog, but it’s still your internet. Do with it what you will.
– Toasty Out