And I have finally decided to bring this blog back into my life. A lot has changed, and it will certainly show in the posts I write from now on. But for now, I’d like to just kind of write a bit about myself. I am, first and foremost, a thinker. That’s why I chose the name for this blog oh-so-long ago. I cherish moments where I can just sit down, close my eyes, and think. It is a gift that I am blessed with – a richness of thought and a desire to contemplate the world around me, a gift that I would like to share. I also love to write, and I need to force myself to write more often. So I will be trying to start a schedule of weekly postings, every Tuesday if I can keep consistency. I don’t think I’ve personally introduced myself yet, so allow me to do so.
Hello! I am Stephen Charles Van Ness. I go to a conservative Christian college (this is my senior year), and I am double-majoring in English and Secondary English Education. This summer, I am going into an intensive in-school program, and next year I will be going into the school district for Student Teaching. I love to write – my dream is to write a novel or a series of novels, but in order to do that I must ensure that I keep myself consistent with writing, something I hope this blog will help me to accomplish.
I love DC/Marvel comics, although I am partial to DC. I love film and cinematography, and have a great love for many movies and television shows. I also love reading and listening to music, both lyrical and instrumental. I like my lyrical music clean, and therefore I frequently stay in the Christian genre, branching out into secular music only occasionally. I am in a committed relationship with a lovely young woman (link to her tumblr will be provided in the sidebar) named Julia Christine Kauffman. I have a strong relationship with my family of six, and with my extended family as well. Above all, I am a Christian. I am nervous for the future, especially where teaching is concerned, but it is a nervous excitement, a heartwarming and thrilling embracing of the unknown. I look forward to what God has in store for my life.
Here are some favorites to get a better sense of my tastes in music, television, literature, and film!
TOP FIVE MOVIES:
5. Emperor’s New Groove
4. Miracle on 34th Street
3. It’s A Wonderful Life
2. A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart)
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
TOP FIVE TELEVISION SHOWS (ANIMATED/LIVE):
5. The DC Animated Universe
3. Doctor Who
2. Star Trek: TNG
(definitely top five, but not 100% sold on the order) (Honorable Mentions: Avatar – The Last Airbender, Death Note, Spectacular Spider-Man)
Five of my favorite novels
The Great Gatsby
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars Episode III Novelization (Matthew Stover)
Five of my favorite artists
Twenty One Pilots
I look forward getting to know you guys! I love comments and feedback, and I’m excited to post next week (if I can wait that long – I may do occasional posts inbetween weeks if I feel so inclined.) Comment and share to your heart’s content!