Welcome to Nevermore, the home on the web of Todd. More on me and what you can expect to find on this site can be found below.
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”
My website is named after a word from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Raven. Poe is frakkin awesome, and one does not need a reason to name a website from one of his works, but I am unabashedly an over-thinker, so I have several. Nevermore means never again. It carries a lot of meaning for me and for my website. Never again will I let someone come between me and my dreams. Never again will I let what someone thinks of me affect how I think of me. Never again will I settle for less than I know I deserve. It’s an incredibly strong word. With it, I choose to be happy.
As for my website, never again will books, TV shows, or video games be as good as they were in the 1990s and early 2000s. I admittedly spend a lot of time thinking about and obsessing over series that were, at best, relevant a couple decades ago, give or take. These series are a major focus of this website. They apparate (If you get that reference, +10 points to Gryffindor) here via recaps. With my recaps, my goal is to revisit an entry in a series I loved as a kid, and discuss how they hold up today, what I remember loving about them before, and what sticks out or has changed now that I’m experiencing these series as an adult.
In addition to my recaps, I blog personal entries about my life (read: school), my writing, and my thoughts. I’m truly fascinating so I’m not sure why anyone would want to, but if you want to filter me out, you can browse just the Recaps category. Additionally, as I’m sure you’ve figured out, you can browse the site for things that interest you via the menu above.
I’ve written a couple blog entries about this site and its focus. Check them out for more information on the method behind the madness.
The amazingly awesome header in the layout was made for me by my friend Rosy. She is an amazing artist, and you should definitely check out her other stuff. I designed the layout around the header. Everything you find on this site, unless otherwise stated, is my property and should not be used without my permission.
My name is Todd. I am a full-time student, a full-time retail grunt, and a part-time nerd.
I am far too verbose and far too complex to write about myself in a succinct About page, so I decided to post a list of running facts about me here. Why running? Well, I, like anyone, am a changing, adapting, growing person who learns something new about himself everyday. As things become important to me, I’ll post about them here.
Look at the baby. My dog, not me.
- I left a job where I was making $55k+ to go back to school to become a teacher.
- I am majoring in Middle Level Education with concentrations in English and Math.
- That’s right, I like Math.
- I actually like English a smidge more than Math, but everyone I have talked to has advised me to get qualified to teach Math if I have any passion for it at all, as it’s a critical needs subject.
- People have called me crazy for wanting to teach Middle School, but I love that age group.
- I have a Corgi named Helo.
- I named him after a character from Battlestar Galactica, the best TV show ever made. Have I mentioned I’m a nerd?
- I have another dog named Huckleberry. He is a Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix. He’s kind of a jerk.
- I am a (casual) gamer. I used to be a Store Manager at GameStop. I mostly play action platformers and RPGs.
- I love to read and write. This shouldn’t be shocking since you learned I want to be an English teacher a couple facts up.
- In addition to teaching, I’d love to write for a living. I have written a few unpublished novels. I would like to make the leap to publication eventually.
- I love the Horror genre.
- I teach 7th and 8th grade Sunday School.
- I am a 90s kid through and through.
- I grew up in a Children’s Home. It has made me who I am; that Home is responsible for my best qualities and my worst.
- I am on the nurture side of the Nature vs. Nurture debate.
- I am an advocate for kids who grow up in the foster system. I want to be part of a support system that I never really had.
- I have seven brothers. Three are triplets. I am close to and keep regular contact with four my brothers.
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