Friday, September 9, 2011

The Omnibus Of Mr. Joshua

Dear friends, future fans, and lovers,

I often wish that people knew me better. Wish people knew the question to ask, the answers to seek, and everything in-between.

So one day I decided to write it all out. Explain who I am so everyone could know. So I could know, and give reference to who I am.

Some of which I already started explaining here and here as well.

But I wanted a place to pull it all together.

Lets begin from the top.

My name is Joshua.

Joshua Jenkins.

I love to tell stories, I have an adequate mastery of words in the English language, I am a would be cartoonist of glorified stick figures, and I love swords and zombies more then most things on the planet.

But this is all very shallow information. Let us delve deeper.

I love to ask questions, and answer them in turn.

I commonly play the “Question Game,” or “Awkward Game,” as I sometimes call it, with people I’ve had to fortune to meet and enjoy the company of in life.  

But why do I love questions?

Questions act as a gateway to figuring out who someone is, and to letting someone know you. Similarities within people can act as good catalysts for a bond between people. But Questions lead to an understanding of who a person is, building a stronger bond without the necessity of a common outside influence.

Is that to say I bond with everyone I ask questions to? No, not at all. But it does let me know who I want to bond with, and the mind often does what it wants.

Moving on,

I want to be a professional cognitive thinker.

I want to become an Internet celebrity for my creative works. I want to wake up everyday and work, with skilled and talented people, to make those YouTube videos you all love so much, to write books, make a movie, write comics, and always always always, tell more stories.

Also note worthy, I want this more then anything in my life.

Every waking moment I am not at work I am working for that very goal, or, trying to manage the levels of stress such large scale dreams leave on my shoulders... speaking of which,

I am a stressed person.

Now, I gather everyone is a stressed person from time to time. I am not trying to say I am so much more so then anyone else, just that I get stressed out sometimes.

Incidentally it is all my own fault. The idle levels of stress my life propagates are very small in comparison to the levels of stress I bring upon myself with my outlandish dreams.

The real kicker is that my stress develops around abstract concepts I have little to no control over. Like luck.

And I know this.

Which is how I work to cope with such stresses.

Enough about such unfortunate things.

I am a rather intelligent person, but more important then that,

I love to learn.

From seemingly useless facts, to new skills, I love to learn and develop as a person. In my mind it is through learning that things change. Change being the device by which the story of life moves forward and remains interesting to the audience. The audience being all of us people.

And this ties into the fact that I,

Analyze everything.

From how you stand, to the words you choose to say, or not say, I am pulling together more information about you then you ever hoped to let out. This is a derivative from years of study and a strong desire to understand things. Especially people. Not to mention “Criminal Minds” is a really addictive show.

I am however, inherently shy.

I know a number of people who would protest to my claim at being shy. But I am and always have been. A depressed and defiance of social norms throughout my early teenage years often left me a loner outside of groups of friends. Even the strong friendships I fostered were founded on a basis of being shy and quite. Nothing more the praise and agreement leaving my lips.

It was after years where only luck garnered anything of value in my life that I decided I wanted more. I wanted a life of adventure and excitement, one luck was not giving me. A life being shy was not going to get.

So I decided to battle against my innate nature and act less shy. Which I still do today. Years of practice making me quite good at it most of the time.

I cannot however just up and change who I am. Little gaps and breaches in my facade showing up every now and then.

Just look at this post.

And the more you get to know me, the more cracks you will see.

I love to think.

case and point here.

I think all the time about dozens of different things. In fact you could ask me at any given moment of my day and I will likely be able to tell you at least three things I am thinking at that very moment.

I Like to be eccentric.

More evidence here.

From what I wear, to how I act, walk, talk, and think, I like to be a little different. One step off from the norm. Leading my life as if I were some comic book character.

I am driven.

Bored is a word I save only for when stuck in a place I never wanted to be, away from everything I care about, for hours and hours at a time. I am passionate about most things in my life. FALSL here being one of the more passionate and driving things in my life.

If you want me to love you...

In general, as a lover, or you just want me to like your company-

I try to be in life what I love.

Think about that for a moment. Does it make sense? Let me explain. Look at the things I mentioned about my personality before.

Now question if you are in any way smiler to me.

I love shy girls,
I love story tellers,
I even love to see people stressed a little about there own ambitions.

Your best bet however, above all things in the world is,

be skilled.

Be talented at something. You don’t even have to be very good. Just be passionate towards a skill of your own.

Skilled people have a special place in my heart. Because it is with them I will craft beautiful things. It is with skilled people that I feel most alive, it is with skilled people I accomplish my dreams.

Your personality however,

Will be the defining line of if I like you. All these other things can help you, but it is personality that will sell the deal.


There is a lot more about me then what I have written here.

Some of you may have some ideas in mind already.

Or maybe I even wrote a blog post about some other aspect?

Either way, let me know if you can think of something I should add in the comments and I’ll be sure to update the “Omnibus of Mr. Joshua.”

Yup. That is what I am going to call this.


The Uncanny Poster. said...

Perhaps, you should talk about why people call you 'Boss' and the many aspects of your personality.

Mr. Joshua said...

This I can do. Though do you not see this as more a story in and of itself?

NR said...

What a wonderful insight.

Mr. Joshua said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Nyx said...

I love the trait-drawing pairings

Mr. Joshua said...

I am glad you enjoyed the pairings. Though few of them actually had much to do with the trait on hand :]