Yes! Finally the man, the myth (what?), the legend has graced the pages of Sydney Aaliyah with his witty and evasive words of wisdom.
*Did I over sell it? No, I think I’m still good.
Ok, so without further ado, please welcome A.M. Schultz to Tattoo Tuesday:
1. How old where you when you got your first tattoo?
Age is a number. Sometimes I feel 20, sometimes I feel 40.
That said, I got my first tattoo in October of 2008. I was old enough to
drink, but not old enough to rent a car.
2. What made you want to get your first tattoo?
I was young and wanted some ink. I was going through a bit of a
“jaded-youth” stage, and was brimming with testosterone, libido, and
post-teenage angst. I lived on a diet of creatine and protein shakes, and
figured a tattoo was the next logical progression in my
“douchebadassness.” Really, it was for all the wrong reasons.
MMA was starting to become popular and I was seeing a lot of guys get
nautical stars on their chest. I liked the whole “human as lost ship
finding its way in the night” philosophy behind them, so I got them.
Unfortunately, because I might as well have been auditioning for a role on
The Jersey Shore at the time and had been GTL’ing pretty hard, I strolled
into the shop with this huge barrel chest and the stars tends to float in
their own wave of muscular inflation and deflation, depending on my
commitment to superficiality at any given time.
3. How many tattoos do you have?
As of right now, only these two. I intend on getting more, but have
intended on getting more for the past four years.
I had “settled down” for a few years, though, and “settled” men don’t
really need to go sit in the chair or live at the gym, so my journey has
been a bit protracted…
Now that I am “unsettled” — which would sound awful if I wasn’t trying to
pass myself off as a writer — I am free to go get all inky.
4. What is your tattoo story? If you have more then one tattoo, tell me your most recent or your favorite tattoo.
It’s not as deep or introspective as I’d like. I had wanted a sleeve done
that would interweave the major world religions, but never had the right
combination of time/money. I will have to revisit Tattoo Tuesday after my
next session. 🙂
5. Tattoos on a significant other, like or dislike? Why?
Absolutely. I appreciate art and expression and creativity, and a tattoo
can be a great indicator of some combination of the three.
And there you have it, from the creator of Headspit himself.
Make sure you are following A.M.:
And, check out his debut novel, Ring Girl available in January 2013.
The alliterations are back ladies and gentleman.
NaNoWriMoDaily Update – Best of the week
Today’s Date: November 8, 2012
Word Count: 2,132
Observations: Spent 2 – 4 in my new writing spot; Baker & Spice. I believe carrot cake is my preferred writing fuel. Coffee helps, too. I was writing a scene today where my female MC and her father who abandoned her when she was a baby get it all out in the open. It was a powerful scene and I love the way it turned out. Great mix of back story, but told in a way that the MC was asking specific questions about it so it flowed well. Then at the end of the scene, my MC and her father kind of take over and I end up talking about another character in the present story that actually put all this in motion 20 something years ago. What? Wait a minute. That wasn’t in the outline. Where the hell did that come from? It pissed me off, but then I continued to write it and I couldn’t be mad because it turned out to be really good. Good plot twist I think is what you would call it. But, some rewrites in an earlier scene are going to be necessary for it to make sense. Everyone say it with me, “That is what editing is for.”
I am pleased with how 2,000 words a day is a great pace for me in real life. I have been pretty busy with work and preparing for an event. My hope is that I continue to write 2,000 per day most days until I run out of words to say when I am like 80.
Quick Hits: Wreck-It Ralph is playing in the theater in the mall under my place. I see a NaNoWriMo break in my near future. It’s for character research, really it is.
NaNoWriMo Need to Know
Next 4 Years – It’s hard to pay attention to politics in America living in China, so I have to rely on my blog friends to inform me of the reality of the political landscape in America. *The views expressed are not necessary shared by Sydney Aaliyah, but on the other hand, they are damn funny. I always support funny.
Kristina at The Bitter Sweet – A Writer’s Journey
Roxanne Crouse at Crouse Photography
Next Weeks Schedule
Monday – The Next Big Thing
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday
Thursday – Guest Post by Sevastian Winters – Ten Things Every Aspiring Writer Should KNow about Writing as a Profession – Part #1
Saturday – Guest Post by Sevastian Winters – Ten Things Every Aspiring Writer Should Know about Writing as a Profession – Part #2 *It’s that good, I had to split it into two post.
Sunday – My Weekly Update
Everyone still on track for NaNoWriMo? Do your characters every take you to places you didn’t intend to go?