XXII

Freelance Writer

United States

You can call me bill. I am most comfortable in silence, I avoid social interactions as much as possible, I don't really share personal information with others, and I often choose to answer questions with one-word responses. My verbal communication skills have been lacking since a young age. I trip over my words at times, especially when nervous. My thoughts can feel like deflated mush leaving my mouth rather than the fully formed ideas I intend when speaking. As a result, the written word has always been my favored form of communication. Spilling my thoughts onto the page provides me the freedom to truly unleash my imagination by means that is unlike anything else in my life.

My passions, the things that give my continued existence any semblance of meaning are television, movies, video games, and reading. I consume television programs voraciously, so I find it impossible to select a single show as a favorite. My ceaseless hunt for new television shows has provided me an eclectic palate. I enjoy most movies regardless if they are considered pieces of art or terrible abominations that belong buried in bargain bins. It is rare that I can't find something that makes a film entertaining, even if what brings me joy was not the director's intentions.

I was lucky enough to live in a town with a mall that had an arcade. Many weekends of my youth spent within a dimly lit and foul-smelling arcade really helped fuel a lifelong love of the fighting game genre that remains strong to this day. Perhaps the only video games I adore more than fighting games is the Soulsborne series. The combination of the fantasy setting, enigmatic storytelling, and precise combat system has enamored me since the inception of the series.

When I am not watching television and movies, or playing video games, then I am reading novels or comic books. I may not have discovered George R.R. Martin until I was twenty-four, but he is without a doubt my favorite author because of my love and obsession for the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Fantasy novels are my preferred reading, but my education has given me a diverse awareness of many novels. My fondness for reading led me to acquire a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies. The experience has bolstered my ability to critically examine and write on books as well as television and film. If you are seeking an ardent individual capable of createing content in any of the previously mentioned topics, then look no further.

Portfolio
Archiveofourown
The Death of Sansa Stark

A short A song of Ice and Fire fanfiction written for fun. The story postulates a scenario in which Sansa Stark was not stopped from pushing King Joffrey off the ramparts when he showed Sansa her father's head.