Once Upon a YOLO: An Introduction

Heya. In a fit of young-white-man-decides-to-broadcast-his-feelings, I bought a domain name about a month ago with the intention of starting a blog. I forgot all about it until a Newcastle Knight with my name broke his neck, after which I felt the need to re-establish my online presence so well-meaning middle-aged women would stop sending me messages of support on Facebook.

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I should flag from the outset that I won't be updating this much; freelance writing is my main source of income besides Old Man Centrelink, so if I have a great idea for an article I try to find someone to pay for it. Still, this could be a good place to explore knotty topics and post blatantly libellous bile no professional outlet wants to be associated with.

Besides that I'll be focusing on depression, both in general and my own personal experience. I know lots of people with depression and lots of people who are sympathetic to it, but more broadly I think there's a deep misunderstanding of what depression actually is; what living with it day-to-day is like. While it's different for everyone, I figure lifting that veil as much as I can on my own can only be a good thing.

That said, there'll be some lighter moments too - otherwise I may as well have started a Livejournal. Expect some GIFs, a lot of references to R Kelly and Space Jam, and at least one slideshow of photos of my housemate set to Green Day's "Time Of Your Life". Besides all that, we'll see how we go.

In the meantime, here's a video of Jeff Goldblum's weirdy, creepy laugh from Jurassic Park set to some $ikk b34t$$$ in a remix. Consider it a reward for your patience in reading all this.

You're welcome.