I shall be known on this website as Avi. It’s just sort of a nick I like; I think it’s kind of catchy and it seems to sort of fit my personality. I’ve grown into it. Hopefully that doesn’t sound TOO off-putting.
“Introduce” myself. Huh. Alrighty then, Know Your Meme, I’ll introduce myself as best I can.
As was previously stated, my “name” is Avi. I like a variety of different peculiar things, which I will get into detail about below. But first, I think I should answer the question of how I got here in the first place.
Until about a year ago or so, I was never really very interested in Internet culture and phenomena. I didn’t quite know what to think of these in-jokes. The only “meh-mehs” (as I used to pronounce the word) that I knew of were the very mainstream ones. Other than that, I was essentially clueless. I was actually prompted to start learning about these meh-mehs through Homestuck, which I was introduced to by a friend. I discovered that it had quite the Internet following, and as I started to read the series, I wanted to find out more about things similar to it and things that the Internet liked. So, I ended up here, naturally. This is likely the definitive guide to Internet in-jokes.
I didn’t regularly visit the site at all, though. I only came here to skim over an entry when I saw something that made me laugh, and wanted to find out the context behind it. I wasn’t aware that Know Your Meme even had forums until two days ago. I’m rather ashamed to admit that I never noticed the Forums button at the top of the page. I read about the first five pages of this thread, and figured that that was enough, so I jumped the gun and signed up. I hope I won’t be regretting this decision.
I’m interested in learning more about Internet culture as I continue to lurk on this site, posting occasionally (or maybe frequently). Expect to see me here at least once a day. I’m a talker by nature, so I’d rather just get involved in conversation right away than read through a bunch of threads. I’ve always been a pretty fast learner, so I think I should adjust to the system quickly enough. I don’t know anybody here, so if you wish, you can introduce yourself to me on my profile page. With luck, I’ll get back to you fairly quickly, assuming I’ll receive an email notification when somebody writes on my page, because I don’t think I’ll be able to check it regularly.
On now to things that I like, I suppose. Like I said, I like a variety of many different things. Some of them more…quirky than others.
I’m a big Doctor Who fan. I’ve been a fan of it since I was about ten years old. Just by checking the front page, I notice that there isn’t a Doctor Who discussion thread! How weird is that? I totally think that it deserves one. Maybe that’s something for the future.
I’m a moderate Homestuck fan. I think it’s perfectly fine, but I’m not very far into it yet. I don’t have the time to sift through the entire thing. I wanted to donate some money to the Kickstarter, but never got around to it. I know that my friend did, though, so hopefully I’ll be able to “borrow” some of the stuff he gets in his pack when it arrives.
The Internet turned me into a brony. I’ve now seen every episode, and occasionally check some pony sites. That’s all I’ll say about that.
I like Adventure Time. I think that the humor is great, and I think that the art style is similar to my own, so it appeals to me a lot. Maybe in the future I’ll make a thread where I let people recommend stuff for me to draw, so I can showcase my art.
I also love science and mathematics, and I’d enjoy discussing that with anybody interested.
I like cats as well, as my avatar will attest. I have two. One is named Frosty and the other is named Snowball. (I’m a Simpsons fan, so that should explain it.) Both cats are white, as if that was hard to guess.
I like too many video games to begin describing why, so instead I think I’ll just tell you about the genres that I like. I’ve always been a big fan of RPG games and tactical strategy games, and I love administrating my own forum games, which I’ve done in the past on some of the other forums I’ve posted on. I still do enjoy an FPS from time to time, but not nearly as much as I used to.
I also enjoy construction and management simulation games a lot, which I suppose fall under the category of tactical strategy, just with premises that differ. But same type of thing. I’m not a particularly big fan of social simulation games, but I have a Sims city I’m working on that I still can’t go a week without checking, a habit I’m trying to ease myself off of. However, I also like simple stuff like puzzle-platform games and silly escape-the-room type things. I like tower defense games too. I still hit up an MMORPG now and again, but they’ve somehow lost their novelty over the years in my opinion.
I like just being “lulzy” and having fun discussion, but if a serious topic does come up, I’d be glad to give my two cents. Just a warning, though: I never really did learn how to be concise. I don’t intentionally ramble or anything; it’s just how I am both in real life and on the Internet.
I certainly do hope that this is a nice enough community, nothing like some…other notorious Internet forums. (cough cough 4chan cough cough) I think that I expect the nice people to outweigh the brash and abrasive people, sort of. I guess I’ll find out as I meet you all.
Thanks for digressing, Avi!
I suppose I should move on to my other interests and a little backstory about myself, things not pertaining to media. I was born in San Francisco, California. I lived not too far from the ocean, from the little that I can remember. It’s sort of odd that I love the ocean, but dislike swimming. To make things even more unusual, I enjoy running and I’ve been involved in track-and-field for nearly two years. And I’m a pretty good runner as well, not to toot my own horn. I guess it’s just that I prefer being dry.
Anyway, I no longer live there. I’ve moved around quite a bit in my life, and hopefully where I am now is where I’ll be staying for a long time. It gets a bit tiresome to have to relocate too often.
Wow, that was surprisingly short. I guess I’m just not really an interesting person outside of media-related things, but on the Internet, one doesn’t discuss much else, do they?
Back into media-related things. Music!
I like all kinds of different music. I’m mainly into video game music. I like chip-tunes a lot, as well as stuff from both older and newer games using different elements. Furthermore, I like indie music. I’m into both older and newer indie. I like indie pop and indie rock, and some alternative stuff. Black Tambourine, Blind Pilot, The Decemberists, Ellie Goulding (some things), Hey Ocean! (No, seriously. I swear MLP has absolutely nothing to do with it.), The Corn Dollies, Radiohead (their older music more so than their newer music), Crayon, Headlights, The Long Winters, Now It’s Overhead, Library Voices…I could go on for a long time. Maybe if somebody is actually still reading this and is interested in my music tastes, we could have a profile post exchange. I’m always up for a music discussion.
I’m not particularly sophisticated when it comes to electronic music, which I know most of the Internet enjoys. But I still like a lot of it. I enjoy ambient house and ambient pop a lot. I dearly cherish drum and bass music, which I think is the best of all the genres of electronic. Hardstyle and jumpstyle appeal to me a lot more than I thought they would, and I still prefer traditional dubstep to Excision, Datsik, Nero, and the most popular of them all, the “poster boy” for the new dubstep scene, Skrillex. Not that I don’t enjoy it at all, just not as much. Too…”sugary” for me.
I occasionally fool around in Flash, and make cartoons sometimes. Maybe I’ll have to clog up the forums with that kind of dumb crap. Don’t worry though, I’ll use media tags if asked.
Phew! Well, I think that’s sufficient for the moment. If I think of anything else to add (which I’m sure I will in the future), I’ll return here and make another post.
I hope to see you all around, and hope that I enjoy my time here!