A Little About Myself
Hello interwebz!!1 👋 👋 👋 I’m a 2x year-old furry/nonbinary (they/them) and I suck at adulting lmao #relatable I just looove my dog, random humor, The Office, Nintendo Switch games, anime, and soy lattes. Oh yeah BLM, trans rights, and screw the Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Heteropatriarchy! ✊🏿 🏳️🌈 What’s a personality?
Ok so who am I actually? Well I’m a traditional Roman Catholic, an Iowan, and a student who’s curently not doing anything too interesting tbh. I want to go to a good college to receive a classical education in the liberal arts (and I mean actual education, not liberal indoctrination) but we’ll see how that goes. At present though with all the virus paranoia it gets pretty boring and I’ve probably been spending about as much time online as the average furry geek I ridicule. Well, I can at least use it to write about the few remaining hobbies I pursue that are actually wholesome, so read on.
I really enjoy writing and language-related things. I’ve had many excellent teachers, and I’m eternally indebted to them for inspiring me to hone my skills so I can use them for good. The Latin language is also incredible, partly for its beauty and simplicity but also what I’ve heard of the ponderous wealth of literature stretching back to antiquity that I can’t wait to delve into. I haven’t really written anything much to publish, but I intend to start my career right here on this very site. While short-term I’ll be writing more about computers and technology because that’s where I’m most knowledgeable, when I’m a little further into my higher education I want to launch a blog on topics ranging from language to politics to education to philosophy, all of course from a classical and truly Catholic perspective and hopefully well-grounded in reality.
Another thing I really like is singing Barbershop, which is a very unique style of sung music that has a sort of old-time-y/ragtime/jazzy sound to it. Apparently this singing style came about in actual barbershops (hence the name) in the late 19th and early 20th century, when they were major hubs of social interaction. There are usually four parts, Lead, Tenor, Baritone, and Bass (I sing Baritone). Lead of course sings the main melody, while Tenor and Bass respectively sing a counter-melody above and below it. Baritone however goes all over the place, singing whatever musical phrases are needed to form all the unique barbershop-ey chords and keep the piece moving. You can find a local Barbershop chorus at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s website, and some examples of barbershop singing on their Youtube channel.
And last but not least we have computing. I’ve been tinkering with Linux since late 2014 when I was introduced by a friend to Ubuntu, which I initially hated but my brother told me about Linux Mint which is the same thing but with a traditional UI. Nowadays I use Artix Linux with runit and the bspwm tiling window manager. I really love trying out new software, breaking I mean uh experimenting with existing software in new and interesting ways, and just seeing what I can do with all the little parts a UNIX-like system provides to form a complicated but powerful whole. Something that’s also really cool is the demoscene; no I’ve never made a demo, and I don’t fully understand their wizardry but you owe it to yourself to at least watch fermi paradox by Mercury and witness in awe what these mad lads can fit into a 64KB executable. And while my budget doesn’t permit me to buy any just yet, poring over all the info I can find on older machines and the history of computing is something I could do for ages.