I’ve been asked to write a little bit about myself, and at the risk of sounding pretentious and stupid, I am obliging. I actually love to talk about myself (as those of you I’ve written with can attest) because I have low self esteem and it’s a great ego boost to imagine anyone cares.
I am a white male, built out of steel and revenge. I am a little over 6’1” (or 1.8669 meters), so I’m not short but I ain’t super tall. My wingspan is 6’3.5” (or 1.9177 meters), which is normal but I wish it was around 6’8”. I may select whom I mate with based upon their wingspan because I want a kid in the NBA, but I love personalities the most. I am single, likely for good reasons. My favourite colour is green, which is the same colour as my dreamy eyes. I like adding “u”s to words for my foreign markets, and to seem fancy.
While I currently live in Los Angeles, I am from Portland, Oregon (for those who don’t know where that is, it’s in the Northwest of the United States). I love Portland a lot and really grew to appreciate it after I traveled and lived a few other places… the people are cooler, it’s cheaper, and has great neighborhoods and a nice downtown. I can’t live there though, because my career keeps me in LA.
I am a n00b screenwriter who wants to be a director, and no… I haven’t done anything you’ve heard of. I am broke and would love to add a donation button to this Tumblr so I can get free money to afford rent (and art supplies, *wink*). My pride says not to, but LA rent usually beats pride. I work long, erratic hours on the current script I am working on, and out of that process is where the Daily Doodles started.
Thinking I was becoming a dullard and weakening my overall creative muscles because all I did was focus on my current script, I decided a good mental exercise would be to do a Daily Doodle with a neato story attached to it every ding dong day. I set a time limit because I couldn’t afford to spend TOO long on these dumb Doodles (and I know myself, and I know I would keep tweaking and refining if I don’t got a time limit), and it’s a good way to just make yourself think and work.
Also, it’s a somewhat clever ruse to obscure how shitty my art can sometimes be. I could take 2 days and it’d still look the same, I bet.
Originally these were only posted on my Facebook page (I finally got on Facebook in October, and I still only have like 3 friends on there), but after I decided they weren’t that bad I wanted to show them to a wider audience. So, this Tumblr page was born.
So far it’s been a success, because it keeps my mind thinking and each day they get easier and easier to create. The best part has been communicating and getting to know everyone here who reads my dumb Doodles, because you guys and gals are amazing. The biggest reason these are fun to do, is because there are people who actually read and enjoy them. I really do honestly love anyone who reads these and want to hug you an uncomfortably long time.
These days I spend most of my time working in some form or another, and I prefer to sleep as little as possible because sleep doesn’t agree with me. When I have fun, I love hanging out with pals (“Princess Esmeralda” is based on one of my best friends, and other pals make appearances in the Doodles), taking pictures everywhere I go (I post all of those to Facebook and caption each picture to tell a story for that night), and watching movies and catching up on TV shows I’ve missed over the years (I am about to FINALLY start “The Wire”).
I also love playing basketball and watching the NBA (I don’t care for college basketball, because everyone sucks (yes they do) and it’s only for people who like watching white dudes box out). Most years I watch every single damn game of my favourite team, the Portland Trail Blazers, but this year I’ve just been too busy.
Basically, I’m a very nice boy who likes to work and to do what I do. I’m almost never sleepy, and I’m almost always in a good mood.
Here’s what I look like after being awake for 2 days and being guilted into going to a birthday party—
I don’t always have a beard but I have one right now… what can ya do?
Thank you for indulging me!
I love you all, but some more than others,
David Michael Chandler
PS: If you are ever feeling down, just watch me do my jig:
It never fails to cheer anyone up!