As if updating both the HiOP and CFP pages weren’t enough, ontop of both YouTube channels, I’ve started a blog as well.

For those familiar and new to my particular style of nonsense, welcome, once again to another self-indulgent ranty blog in which I pretend I have something worthwhile to say in between posting up youtube videos.

I tried this with the ever-increasingly popular Tumblr a while back, but decided as I mostly reposted things and contributed none (among other reasons), I gave it up for a life of forever updating a WordPress install on a website I never use.

Earlier on I tried this with /writings/, my former rant-blog, but the spam got a bit much.

As with both of these, I have no idea how this is going to pan out, whether I’m going to update often, or know exactly what the hell I want to do with this. So expect a mishmash of everything here. Who knows? Might try and find my old /writings/ backup and install that for nostalgia’s sake.

For those who are on my Livejournal but have never read any of my public blogs, this is by no means as personal as that. For example, a lot of things I would post on LJ, I wouldn’t post on here. On LJ I can filter my posts down to those I can trust, on a wordpress blog, I don’t have that luxury unless I password all my posts. Which is annoying and time consuming. Much like my vlogs/yologs/whatever you wish to call them, this is a more public insight into my private life, with the occasional smattering of creative writing as well to break up the monotony of talking about myself all the time.

Which segues nicely into the next item on my welcome wagon agenda. Answering the question “Who the hell is this self-indulgent git, anyways?”

My name’s Luke (or Ruku, if you prefer nicknames). Hi! Nice to meet you!

I’m a 26-year-old myopic, childfree, Queer, nerdy, cis-male with a bad back and a short temper, living in Sydney’s Inner West. I’m a film student/film-maker, YouTuber, technophile, sometime-writer/ranter, seldom-time photographer/musicianand armchair equal rights activist (not for lack of trying, mind. I’m just so scatterbrained I don’t actually know things are happening till the last minute or – in the case of the #Occupy protests, my views don’t warrant my attendance as it would be hypocritical).

Oh, I also have a major crush on Tegan Quin, major inspirations are Bill Hicks, Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith, my favourite author is Neil Gaiman, my friends circles -while far and wide are also becoming increasingly incestuous and I oftentimes have a fantasy of moving to Melbourne and starting fresh, pretending that all the horrible things that have happened in my life were just a horrible dream.

I don’t think I’ve left anything out…

Well, if you’ve come this far, congratulations. For now I’ll leave you with a quote.

“Art can’t save the world, but it can make the world a lot easier to take. You tell a budding artist something good about their work, or share with them the things you??ve learned, or show them how to advocate for their art themselves? It costs you nothing but time. The potential upside? Maybe one day, they make your favorite movie. Or write the book you’ve read twenty times. Or record the most-played song on your iPod. Or rock the longest-running podcast in history. All because you said something kind.” ~Kevin Smith

Until next time…

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