If you want to be successful on POF, try this:
1. Talk about your hobbies.
I don’t really have any hobbies anymore as such, I just work obsessively on my books now and expand the fictional universe in which they are set; creativity is my hobby and way of life, imagination my source of bliss, and what I was born to do. I’m future-focused at the moment, I don’t have the time for hobbies anymore, I’ll have plenty of time for luxury, games, hobbies and adventure seeking in a couple of years. I love to travel, and am particularly fond of paradise islands and cruises.
2. Talk about your goals and aspirations
To be a successful author / fantasist, influence people through my art, and use any platform of fame that I acquire to change the world for the better. And yes, I’m being completely serious. After publication I want to write / direct episodic animation, but I’ll involve myself in any creative project that adapts my work and pays handsomely. I prefer the visual medium to words, where I could work with concept artists and animators to bring my fantastical visions to life and create a captivating, layered, on-going story. The books / film format sucks compared to episodic animation, there just isn’t the room/time in a book or film for all my ideas and characters. I like to create deep and complex worlds, not flash-in-a-pan commercial stuff.
3. Talk about yourself and what makes you unique.
This one will be pretty self-evident when you read the section below. I’m intellectual, but also enjoy the simple pleasure in life, I can be easily won over with green tea or apple juice. I adore nature and animals, and am generally stoked about the beauty of the world. I’m passionate about life and have never lost my sense of child-like wonder. I’m a fairly eccentric and highly individualistic, though warm, polite, kind and friendly. I’m a polychromatic creative genius, with an broad variety of interests. I’m spontaneous, romantic, and playful, and with a mischievous side, you won’t find another version of me in the world, believe me – I’ve looked.
4. Describe your taste in music.
I like music from every genre, but classical is my favourite. Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Jeremy Soule, Ludovico Einaudi etc. I wouldn’t want to leave the house without my iPod (unless I’m going somewhere to socialise), I enjoy music as an inspirational backdrop to my thoughts and daydreams.
And now for a bit of poetry, this is my facebook profile’s ‘About Me’ section, not all of which is to be taken too literally (I hope);
Arguably insane and wholly incredible, noble and idealistic, intrepid and robust; politically incorrect, elitist and proud of it, daring, dissident and Dionysian - playful, paradoxical and profoundly ridiculous; extreme in everything and exuberant to the point of mania - a nature-loving, fantasy-thrilled, free-spirited existentialist. A mischievous, rebellious, misanthropic, pestilential, iconoclastic revisionist; an irreligious, whimsical, anti-authoritarian transhumanist – an exemplar of messianic proportions.
A poet, a dreamer, and a romantic, unsure as to whether he’s always joking or never joking. A passionate sceptic whose hobbies include; ecstatic daydreaming, creating imaginary worlds, pursuing self-actualisation, philosophising with a hammer, transforming my friends into hyperbolic characterisations of themselves, pretending to be arrogant, performing, pushing back the boundaries of 'normality' and celebrating for no apparent reason.
I also enjoy; introspection, altered states of consciousness, and integrity. Despite all appearances to the contrary, I don’t take myself seriously - rather I take life very seriously. I’m a joker who likes to entertain, to break monotony and gloom, and to look at the big picture. I’m fond of genuinely nice people who aren't prone to bitterness, jealousy or spite. I am the war against banausic pragmatism, anthropocentrism, cultural degeneration and tyranny.
Eloquent, intuitive and expressive, I live my life as a performing art. Complex beyond the horizon of explanation, I seamlessly cross between worlds. A restless genius who offends people by telling them the truth, I am acid in the face of cynics. My purpose in life is to make the magic come alive.
I like luxury, comfort, beauty, politeness, courage, and progress. I have no time for futilitarians. I am a perennial optimist who advocates making the world a better place. Dare to dream.
I take a deep personal interest in people, and I like it when people take a deep personal interest in me. Superficial banter bores me. Profundity and thorough examination of feelings is much more to my liking. I desire a slow-paced life in the heart of beautiful natural surroundings, far away from the hectic pulse of human hysteria and competitive status-seeking.
What am I? Who is the real me? Do these questions even have an answer? Does it really matter anyway? Is the notion of "self" even a valid concept? These are the sort of labyrinthine questions that race through my mind when I try to fill in a profile. Lack of space will abruptly bring this oration to a halt and force me to amuse myself elsewhere.
If you intrepidly state your opinions, you’ll be seen as supercilious. If you remain reticent, you have to live with the knowledge that you’re a hypocritical coward. I felt the latter option was more sinister. Caught between a rock and a hard place, I take the liberty of gate-crashing the minds of almost everyone I meet.
Who am I behind the smoke and mirrors? That kid in his play room, lost in his imagination, where all his toys are alive and immersed in a unfurling story where the creator and audience become one and the same. And having seen the divine therein, has no intention of ever returning to the place others call reality. Don't take me literally. I require interpretation.
So it has been said - by the voices in my head. There you have me in a nutshell, the first and last creative supernova you will ever meet.