All of the other things you may not have realized you want to know.
Why put together all of this to apply for a single job?
Two reasons. One, the vibe I've gotten from your work and from the job description excited me, so it didn't feel like work to put all of this together.
Two, I wanted to make something from nothing to show that I could. A cover letter and a resumé don't feel impressive to me when I know I can do something like this instead, and show you so much more of who I am.
Did you dictate the content for this whole website into your phone while walking around your neighborhood?
Yes, I did do that. By that measure, this site is approximately 6.5 miles long. That's kind of weird, huh? But it's the perfect example of how, even if I have to use weird or unorthodox methods, I'm always looking for ways of getting things done quickly and efficiently that might not get done, or done on time, otherwise.
What are the “tragedies” and “challenges” your friends refer to in their comments on the "Them, On Me" page?
By the time I turned 20, I'd lost my parents and my grandparents and become the executor of two estates, while attending Virginia Tech full-time. I wrote about that to a point in this post about simplifying my life and owning fewer than 100 things.
Then, about eight months ago, my partner in Lexicontent abandoned ship without warning. To make a long story short, I got ghosted, my entire life fell apart, and I was totally blindsided by it. The last eight months working on my own, I've pulled off a pretty incredible turnaround for myself that I couldn't be more proud of.
It's hard to figure out how things like this fit into my “professional image,” when they're not things most people go through. They show my grit, determination, and chaos-mitigation skills like nothing else can, though, so I have just settled for giving them a nod here, for context.
Do you have any controversial political positions we should know about before hiring you?
I'm a founding member of The Official Moon Base Party of the United States of America, a fictional political party that we once accidentally turned into a real organization by filling out a form we were sure would be rejected, for laughs.
For the record, I don't think it is controversial at all to believe that we gotta build a moon base. Do it for all the babies.
What is your position on the pronunciation of “GIF?”
"Giraffics Interchange Format" just doesn't make any sense. Why can't people see this?