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Hello. My name is Matt and I am a stuff-oholic.
I love stuff. I can't get enough of it. I love making stuff, reading about stuff, cooking and eating stuff, learning stuff about stuff and talking about stuff. This obsession with stuff has been plaguing me since before I can remember. I believe the first stuff I can remember loving was the stuff I heard in stories, saw in cartoons, played in video games or lived in my backyard while saving the world. In fewer words, when I was little I loved pretend stuff.
At the time people would use words that were foreign and confusing to me. Words like "fictional" or "not real". People would ask me why I didn't like "real stuff" and at the time I could only wonder what they meant. I would think; "Isn't Spider Man real? I mean, he's right there on the TV, beating up Venom and hanging out with sick kids in web-swings". To younger me, the word "real" was a bad word. A word that often held prejudice towards the things I loved. If the people I became in the backyard weren't "real" then how could they save the world? Real things were trapped, chained to other real things like gravity or the need to breath. Things I couldn't be bothered with while flying around the world or swimming with whales in my back yard. Real stuff was sort of depressing to the me that existed at that time.
But then I figured something out. I had a secret weapon. An almost magical weapon that could take the things I loved and make them real. Real like Spiderman. Real like the heroes in my backyard. I had the amazing ability to create. This is where my stuff-oholism took a turn for the worst (read: better). This is when I learned that I could make stuff. Real stuff. Stuff that I could share, bridging the gap between what others called "pretend" and their silly little word "real".
That's right. I was only 6 years old and I was already such a stuff-oholic that I was making stuff inside of my own parents' home. Though they were far from innocent. They were perhaps the biggest enablers in my journey as a stuff-oholic. They provided me with all the things I could ever need to make the best stuff the neighborhood had ever seen (from my 6 year old self's point of view anyways). They provided me with chemicals like "playdoh", "gak" and "silly putty". They even gave me hardware like construction paper and crayons. Even going as far as to provide me with simulation modules called Legos and test subjects called action figures. But the most volatile thing they provided me with was knowledge. They introduced me to the idea that all stuff, pretend or real, had almost an infinite number of sub-stuffs that I could learn about! And this stuff called knowledge, this sub-stuff, was all inside my head! There for me to use whenever I choose to. Even more fascinatingly, they taught me that everyone had this sub-stuff in their head and often it was different stuff that I hadn't even thought about. I found out that people were just big walking encyclopedias of stuff. Obviously this blew my mind.
Fast forward about 14 or so years and here I am. Hopelessly enamored with stuff. I love making stuff, learning about stuff and sharing stuff with awesome people with awesome stuff to share.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books: Stuart Little, My Side of the Mountain, The Great Gatsby, The Art of War, The Apology: Phædo and Crito, Sherlock Holmes (Basically all of them)...
Movies: My Life as a Dog, Star Wars trilogy, Ip Man, Akira...
Music: Anything with Jack White, Dub FX, TMBG, Lemon Demon, Symphony of Science...
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
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