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Matt
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I am a man who lives for art, storytelling, and entertainment. Since my childhood, I've been greatly fascinated by fantasy and make believe, and I've been a fan of many different media franchises, be they popular or obscure. And I have dreams of one day making an impact on pop culture through the things I do. I like to entertain people with stories and ideas, and I explore a variety of different ideas, be they original or from existing franchises. And I also do reviews of various pop-culture media ranging from TV series, video games, movies, and the alike. And I like to share my memories and knowledge with others. I'm also quite keen on Japanese culture. Especially with anime, which has been one of my biggest inspirations for engaging in art since my early childhood years, up to the present day.

Rules That I Live By:

1. Love your friends and family equally, no matter how they treat you.
2. Focus on the things you can do, and what you're capable of.
3. Life is as good as it gets.
4. You only live once in this life, so make the best of it while you can.
5. Nothing is guaranteed in this life except death.
6. Everybody and everything has potential to be something they're not.
7. Respect is given to people who deserve it. But not everybody deserves it.
8. Never resort to physical violence unless you absolutely have to.
9. Don't trust anybody unless you're sure you can trust them.
10. There's a difference between living in the past, and learning from it.
11. The future is never certain. But somethings are foreseeable.
12. The less you expect, the less disappointed you will be at an outcome.
13. It doesn't matter how old something is. It's what you do with it that counts.
14. Always be prepared for the worst. And expect the unexpected.
15. Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
16. Everybody has to dedicate themselves to something.

WARNING: If you troll or spam my page with petty insults just for your own personal enjoyment, I will block you without hesitation, and you can go bother someone else. I'm normally a reasonable and tolerant person. But trollish behavior will NOT be tolerated under any circumstances. You've been warned.
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  • Listening to: Unicron Theme
In the first stage of our lives, we possess little awareness, and so little knowledge on the world around us. As a species, we are always bound to make mistakes. But as time goes on, some of us learn our mistakes, and we become smarter, wiser, and more adaptable. Some people become wiser as they age, while some people remain the same in terms of intelligence and mentality. A good example of a person who has remained virtually the same is my father, who has always been a self righteous, arrogant, and brazen man who lives only to satisfy his own personal desires. As for me, well, this may come as a complete shock to some of you who have known me for a long time. But when I was a child, I was very spoiled and rotten. And it wasn't until my early teens when I was beginning to lighten up and see the flaws of my actions. But I still had a lot of growing up to do, as I still held onto many of the same obsessions and fetishes that I've had since my childhood. Nowadays, well... I'm different from what I used to be. In terms of my physical appearance, I have aged rather well. But my mind tends to seesaw back and forward. One part of me is a full grown man, but some part of me still remains a child after all these years. Admittedly, I'm not the most mature person in the world. And I humbly admit that I'm far from perfect. But then again, nobody in the world is perfect. I have my strengths as well as my flaws. Though I believe I have more flaws than strengths. Regardless though, I always try to make the best of everyday that comes and goes. Even though it doesn't always work out. And some days are just plain mediocre.

But there's something else I want to get into. As children, we tend to have fascination for everything regardless of its age or where it came from. Take me for instance. In my youth, everything fascinated me. Yes, everything. Even old black and white movies intrigued me. Despite that they came decades before my time. But still. In my opinion, there is beauty in everything. And this is one of those aspects of myself where my childlike personality comes into being. For me, everything has its magnificence and its flair. Hell, I admit that even the titanic had its beauty before it sunk to the bottom of the ocean in 1912. But I'm getting off track here. Back to what I was saying. The thing is when we're children, we do all kinds of childish things; we play with action figures, we read comics, play video games, watch cartoons and movies all day and night, and do all kinds of fun activities until our parents tell us to go to bed. You remember those days, right? Well, as we grow up, some of us are forced to let go of childhood things. But for some of us, some things just don't stay put, and they continue to play a role in our lives even as we age. Now, while I have long since stopped playing with action figures, I do like to collect them just for the sake of keeping them for their artistic value. And I don't watch a whole lot of TV anymore (part of the reason is because most of it is shit anyway), I do take the time to look back at my childhood every now and then just for the sake of nostalgia. I keep tapes in my closet, and I have a whole collection of old TV shows, including old and new movies. One of the most recent additions to my movie collection is Batman Begins. Again, I know I'm not the most mature person in the world. But I believe that I have changed in some ways. And in some ways I've become more accepting towards reality than I ever was. Though I still have many of the same childhood obsessions, I do my best not to get too carried away with them. And well, I guess I do a good job of that. More or less. And not only that, but I feel that I've become more courteous and polite towards others, rarely losing my temper unless someone manages to push the wrong buttons. And I only resort to physical violence as a last resort when I feel threatened, or when words prove ineffective.

But here's the thing; everybody, regardless of their age, has their fair share of likes, dislikes, and things they're indifferent to. But there are some people who just don't have respect for the things that other people like. Did I ever mention that I used to hate the Simpsons? Well, its true. I used to despise that show, and everybody around me loved it. Well, nowadays I have more respect for the Simpsons than I did when I was a kid. And I think The Simpsons deserves the respect that it's been getting. For one, it's one of the longest running TV shows in the history of television. Seriously, I can't think of another animated TV series that has lasted this long. Family Guy doesn't even come close though, because that series is relatively new compared to The Simpsons, which has been on television for nearly 30 years, and still continues to grow strong to this day after so many years later. Sure, the world has changed a lot since then. But The Simpsons is a survivor. It has withstood the test of time. But back to what I was saying. Remember how I said that some people don't have respect for other people's likes and dislikes? Well, sadly that is true of my brother. As far back as I can remember, my brother is mostly indifferent of the things that I'm into. But there are times when he boldly admits his scorn for some of the things I'm into. He's always getting on my case, telling me to get into something new. When in fact, that's what I try to do. But it's very hard to find something new that's on par or even surpasses the old stuff that I've grown accustomed to so much. And more often than not he tries to force his authority on me like I'm a lower class member of society. This is one of the curses that comes with being the youngest child; you get constantly bossed around and mistreated by the older sibling, and your parents do nothing to stop it. I get accused of complaining, having a bad attitude, and being immature. But my brother fails to see that he's pretty immature and has a bad temper himself. Even my parents fail to see the flaws in his behavior. And instead of correcting him or calling him off, they make excuses for him. In 2005, I was looking for some music to add to my musical collection. Yeah, I forgot to mention that I have a collection of music from every period in time including the more recent decades. And well, I thought I'd add another piece of nostalgia to my collection.

So I asked my brother to help me order the Transformers soundtrack album. But asking him for help was a decision I quickly regretted. Becuase as we got into "amazon.com", he started questioning why I wanted the album so much. And predictably, it escalated into an argument between me and my brother. He argued that "It's old" and that I should get into something new. My brother fails to realize that Transformers is not the only media franchise I have a fondness for. And you would be surprised to know that I have all kinds of music in my Itunes library; I have classical music, orchestra (which is is the most generic and overused form of music in film) rock, heavy metal, jazz, rap, techno, pop, etc. But in my brother's mind, he thinks that just because I'm nostalgic, that old-school is all I think about. And that the only reason why I like Alice 'N' Chains is because one of their songs was featured as part of the American soundtrack of Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. Honestly, my brother couldn't have been more of an ignorant dumb ass. Telling me that I should just forget about certain things just because of its age. I believe it's common knowledge that EVERYTHING grows old through the course of time. Yes, everything. And you know something? I don't care about how old something is as long as its still enjoyable. I mean heck, why do you think many people still remember the days when the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis consoles were all the rage? Because those systems had games that were worth playing. And thanks to the modern convenience of the internet, a lot of people play both old games and new games off of emulators and such. And why do you think movies like Scarface, Back to the Future, and Titanic are still remembered after so many years later? Because those films have withstood the test of time, and they are still watchable. I mean who cares if Back to the Future is 30 years old now? It's a classic! I mean heck, even I had respect for my father's interests. Because I remember years ago, I would occasionally find my dad watching an old western movie. Sure, the film was decades before my time. But even so, I respect what my father was into, and I would even sit down and watch it with him to admire it's magnificence. And mind you, I have seen films like "Citizen Kane", the original "Dracula", "Frankenstein", "Wolf Man", and "Mummy" films. And I've seen movies like "Death Rides A Horse", "The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly", and many other films that my father saw back in his youth. And I never once questioned why he still continued to watch these movies, or told him to forget about it. Because I have no business telling people what they should get into and what they should forget about. I can only make decisions, but I can't force them down people's throats. When I review movies, I usually end my reviews by suggesting people to see it for themselves, but only if they're genuinely curious about them. But that is entirely up to them if they want to check out the films I review and see the actual film for themselves. But I think you get what I mean; I have respect for people's likes and dislikes. I'm not as immature as my brother accuses me of being. And as for my brother himself, I know some of the things he's into. For one, he likes Star Wars, and I don't get on his case about it. Mind you, Star Wars has been around for nearly 40 years, and it still continues to go strong to this day. And also, my brother likes a lot of rock music from the old days, and I never once questioned him about that. Mind you, a lot of the music he likes are from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and more recent years. So yeah, he's pretty old-school himself. So for him to tell me to forget about Transformers when he's into old-school stuff himself kind of makes him a hypocrite. So anyway, the argument went on and on until we fatigued ourselves from our constant bickering. And well, since my brother had to complicate things for me, I had to buy the album myself. But of course I did it with some help from my mother. And well, despite my brother's bold attempts to stop me from ordering the album, I did eventually get my hands on it. But oh my God it was such a chore. Mostly in part due to my brother's bossiness and hypocrisy.

The message I'm trying to convey here is that I admit wholeheartedly that I'm an old-schooler. But that doesn't mean I don't make an effort to try out the newer things of today and more recent years. Hell, I adapted to the new age of video games rather well. While I don't play as many video games that I did back then, I made an effort to get into some of them. But while I'm indifferent of first person shooters like Call of Duty, I have gotten into games like Super Smash Bros., the new "Ninja Gaiden games", "Street Fighter IV, God of War", "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow" and some of the new Final Fantasy games from Square Enix. Admittedly, it took me some time to adjust to the new age of video games ever since 3D games took over. But to be honest, I find the blocky graphics from the old days unappealing from the start. And most of them definitely haven't aged well. But today's video games are a major improvement over the games that we had from the N64 and PS1 era in terms of graphics and gameplay. While I admit that the graphics from games like Super Mario 64 and Crash Bandicoot has aged a bit, the controls and gameplay still holds up. And I always appreciate some of the other titles that Nintendo brings us. At least they have a more stable business than Capcom has at this point due to their bad business practices and poor decision making. And hell, I even watch new movies in the theater while I'm at it. Sometimes I find a gem, and sometimes I find a piece of shit. But that is the case with everything that you engage in. But yeah, the message here is we have to respect what other people are into. But my brother does a very poor job in doing that, and more often than not he contradicts himself. And sometimes I regret being related to him.

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saskianaDarkLink Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Student General Artist
thanks 4 the fav! nwn
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TixieLix Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on my Street Fighter work!
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DeadMosco Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fave :)
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FoxRaver Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!! =D!!
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
No problem.
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JHMirda Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hello there. Have you finished my request yet?
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WildWolverineGuy Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Matt, keep your sanity alive... DO NOT REVIEW Where the Dead go to Die...It will tear your soul and sanity to shreds...
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
Okay. I'll take your word for it.
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culdeefan4 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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marlon94 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
Say, Matt, is it just me? Or did Adam finally stop flooding this section?
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