The basics about me that I’m willing to share with anyone:

I currently live in the U.S.

I’ve written a trilogy of Young Adult Sci-Fi novels that, so far, are unpublished. The first book should be coming out in 2023, hopefully.

My favorite movie of all-time changes depending on what day you ask. It just depends on which character’s lines I’m reciting in my head. Memorable characters make films memorable for me, which is why I can’t pick just one. Some performances I especially enjoy are The Joker from The Dark Knight, Dark Helmet from Spaceballs, Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, Alan Rickman’s Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Antonio Serrano from the Brandon Lee martial arts action flick Rapid Fire, Skeletor from Masters of the Universe, Shredder from the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact, the members of Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap, the velociraptors from Jurassic Park, the tornadoes in Twister, the robots in Robot Jox, the arcade machine in The Last Starfighter, the phone booth in Phone Booth, the bobsled in Cool Runnings, the insults in White Men Can’t Jump, and many characters from George Lucas’ Star Wars films. I also have a special place in my heart for the Minions, all of them (I have a big heart, so they all fit). Special shout-out to the 1987 film Mannequin, the 2001 film A Knight’s Tale, the 2018 documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Four of my favorite songs are Robbi Robb’s “In Time” from the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure soundtrack, Lily Allen’s take on “Somewhere Only We Know,” the tragic “House On A Hill” by The Pretty Reckless, and Aurora’s enchanting “Winter Bird” (videos can be seen below).

My favorite TV series was Firefly, an amazing Sci-Fi/Western that thankfully only lasted for 14 episodes (It got cancelled before the producers had a chance to make a bad episode). If you check it out, be sure to follow up the last episode with the film Serenity to close out the story. Also, if you’ve never seen the Downton Abbey series + movies combination, what are you waiting for? Watch that too! Also watch the 2004 TV series Battlestar Galactica. It’s a show I highly recommend as it’s totally well-crafted: story, characters, pacing, action, drama… everything. Oh, and I could never forget Gilmore Girls. Just a darling show, and I thoroughly enjoyed the four Netflix movies.

And now, a random list of loves:

I love Bungie’s Halo games but I’m okay with Halo 4 as my head canon’s final game in the series (since I absolutely enjoy The Master Chief Collection).

I love the Raiders, whether they’re in Oakland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or wherever. Although, still to this day, I do not own a Raiders jersey. Strangely enough, the only sports jersey I own is Rod Smart’s HE HATE ME jersey from the Las Vegas Outlaws of the 2001 version of the XFL.

I love the rain.

I love chicken and waffles drenched in maple syrup.

I love Two Steps From Hell. Do yourself a favor and give their music a listen at their YouTube channel.

I love watching bad movies, because there’s a lot you can learn from seeing what doesn’t work about a story or characters. Plus, it’s okay to enjoy bad movies, even while picking them apart. My favorite bad movies to watch, especially around Halloween, are the Resident Evil movies starring Mila Jovovich.

I love curling. It’s one of my favorite sports; I catch it whenever possible during the Winter Olympics, along with ice skating.

I love ballet.

I love the Wilhelm Scream.

I love “Weird Al” Yankovic. He’s a total genius.

I love Dr. Seuss. My favorite book of all time is Oh, the Places You’ll Go!.

And I will always, always, always love Bruce Lee and his Jeet Kune Do philosophy. His book, Tao of Jeet Kune Do, changed my life for the better. 🙂

And now, a few more favorites:

My favorite television sitcom is and likely always will be Married… with Children, because the writers only cared about making people laugh.

My favorite nonfiction book is Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, which is the book the movie Apollo 13 is based on.

And my favorite line of dialogue ever written comes from Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie:

I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid, and I went ahead anyway.

^ That’s also how I live my life.

Finally, if you Like this Bio, even after having read it, and leave a comment saying how interesting I am, I’ll think of you as a seriously awesome person, because you have to be to seriously have cared enough to read this far.


And as promised in parentheses, here are the videos:

Grease 2 is better than Grease. There, I said it.

Why are you still reading this? Go watch the Karate Kid movies (I, II, III, and The Next Karate Kid) then watch Cobra Kai!

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91 thoughts on “Bio

  1. i listend to this song and absolutely adored it. ty for introducing it to us.

    and waffes/chicken/syrup,..yummm! 🙂

    is halo a song or movie? or neither?

  2. Thanks for following my blog, coincidentally you were the 500th person to do that. Wanted to especially thank you for that.

    I worry about Superman in BvS:DoJ, since in the comics, the writers love to have Batman defeat Superman all the time. Which of course is ridiculous.

      1. Yup. I mean, usually Batman in the comics gets an upper hand because he plans and plans, but usually Superman never does stuff like throw a meteor at him from high orbit.

  3. So, here’s how I imagine you to look (nothing I say is meant to be rude or judgmental!) :
    Well, I picture you as male, partly because your name is Gabriel but mainly because of your writing style, which has that automatic sort of male confidence and, would you call it, almost… playfulness…? (I like your writing style, by the way.) Your age is mid-twenties. You do seem to be more mature though, maybe mid-thirties because you seem less annoying and immature than twenty-ish people. But I’m sticking to twenties because of the enthusiasm. For some reason I imagine you to be caucasian, with green OR brown eyes? Possibly of European descent, possibly Irish, Scottish or randomly Tibetan. But you were born in Britain or America, I imagine it’s more likely to be Britain because I’m British and that’s the accent I read everything out in. You DON’T have long hair, but you don’t cut it that regularly either. As in, it’s probably a sort of neat mop of hair. Dark brown or black. Nothing bright like green or blue. Freckles. Half way through writing this I pictured you as a black woman, and then nearer the end as an American with Chinese parents. You wear blue checkered shirts and blue jeans or corduroys? And possibly slightly thick framed glasses.
    Looking forward to hearing how far off my guesses are, and if any are anywhere near reality!

    1. Wow! Those are some really good guesses! I feel like I was the subject of a psychic reading. Anyway, yes, I’m male, currently in my late 30’s, which you were eventually correct on, although I’ve never really had anyone mistake me for “mature.” Yes, I’m Caucasian, but I’m Mexican (light-skinned), born in the U.S. I have brown eyes and brown, wavy hair that I like to grow out a little before cutting back to a more manageable length (so yeah, I don’t cut it that regularly). No freckles. I have been mistaken for a black woman; long story. I did have Chinese parents in at least one past life. I like to wear solid color T-shirts and black pants. And I don’t wear glasses even though I should, but I do wear sunglasses with frames that are slightly thick.

      If you’re keeping score, yeah, you got a good amount right. Great job! 🙂

      1. Thank you! Guessing is fun ^_^
        WHAAAAAT? You’ve been mistaken for a black woman before? LOL how the hell did that happen? You have to tell me this story, haha.
        And about having Chinese parents, do you actually have some memories of past lives, or was it just a guess? 🙂
        Oh, and thank you for the whole background of how you look! I can kind of picture you better now, the problem is that my previous image of you is so embedded in my mind that it’s hard to change/replace it.
        Thank you, and have a good day!

      2. I’m kidding about being mistaken for a black woman. About past lives, I’ve had feelings that make me believe they’re from past lives. It’s really hard to explain.

        Oh and you can picture whatever image of me you wish. It’s fine. Sometimes I picture a different image of me.

        You have a good day too. 🙂

      3. Wow, that’s amazing; I wish I could have feelings about my past lives as well.

        Okay, I will picture you as a black woman with Chinese parents then.

      4. Haha! Sounds good. 🙂

        Also, I’m willing to bet that you do have feelings about your past lives but just don’t realize it. Things come through for everyone. Maybe it’s something you just knew but don’t know how you knew it or maybe there’s a skill you picked up very easily as if you’ve already learned it. Or maybe you feel a recognition toward a specific culture, like you know that culture even though you don’t know that culture.

        You may not get a clear picture, I never have anyway, but if you trust your intuition, you can at least play with ideas of what you might’ve done and who you might’ve been in your past lives. But it’s not something I take too seriously. If I’m right, I won’t know. If I’m wrong, I won’t know. lol So just have fun with it. 🙂

      5. I SEE! That’s really cool; thank you for explaining about the different ways one can have feelings about their past lives. I’ll definitely be thinking more about that, and wondering about who I was before I was this “me”! I don’t even know who I am now, to be honest… But hopefully I’ll get some ideas about past lives. Sounds fun 😉

    1. Haha! Awesome! Nice to meet someone with similar likes. 🙂

      And hey, if you ever want to talk, my email is right up there in the Contact link. I’m a great listener (but only if I’m bragging) and if you ever want an extra pair of eyes to look over something you’ve written for some feedback, I’m always glad to do that.

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

      1. I love olives. But my name is more of a rip-off of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console and their online service Xbox Live. So it’s Gabriel + 360 + Live.

  4. I’m an awesome person!!!!!!!!! Woohoo! Actually, I’m a huge fan of Firefly, Nathan Fillion and yes the movie Serenity! I’m excited for the next installment of the X-Files — you didn’t mention anything about it, but I’m sharing nonetheless. Oh, Batman surely will kick Superman’s ass — and yes, I can’t wait to see the movie(s). If you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m a sci-fi geek “in-training” I like to say — love me some comic, getting into gaming (hopefully more on the voice-over side of things) and love, love, love your stuff! So glad to have found your blog! Cheers! And thank you! I like ending my day with a cool smile on my face and making a new online friend! Looking forward to reading your posts!

    1. Yes, you are an awesome person! 🙂

      Feel free to talk about the X-Files any time, even if it’s not the subject of something I’ve posted. If you’re “in training,” then I have to ask if you’ve seen the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series, one of the greatest TV shows ever.

      And now that I’ve finally noticed that I didn’t mention BSG in my Bio, I’m going to have to add it. Haha.

      1. BSG? Of course! I loved it. But truth be told, I would still pic Firefly over BSG any day. I honestly am more of a “bubble-gum” Sci-Fi geek. Meaning, I like my Sci-Fi pretty and perfect and nicely wrapped up in the end. Does that make sense? No darkness if at all possible. I know — totally taboo. But Star Trek Next Generation, Stargate SG-1, probably more my cup-of-tea. But no doubt I loved BSG.

        I’m excited about the new X-Files, but I’m fearing the inevitable: no matter what they do, it won’t be the same. But I’m excited nonetheless…

        You’re awesome too — so glad to be in touch.

  5. Gabriel,

    You write about such beautifully complex topics, with only the right words. Each and every one of your posts seems to hit a mark I didn’t even know had been drawn, until you’ve struck it. I am not sure I could convey here what it means to me to know there is at least one other person out there who might be able to fully relate to such things. Thank you.

    1. Wow. Thank you for the beautifully written compliment. It’s an amazing feeling to know that something I’ve written has struck a chord with someone. Thank you for your comment; it is highly appreciated. 🙂

    1. I like to say that I’ll stop when I run out of words. But every time I think I’ve written my last poem, every time I think there are no more words left in me, that I’ve got nothing else to write, something jumps into my head at the most inopportune time and I feel like it wants me to write it. So I do. Who am I to tell something it can’t exist?

  6. Hi! Well your probably my opposite…. I don’t watch TV and I dont have a favourite TV show so hey there’s someone who doesn’t 😉 ! But I enjoy your writings and often like to read about the unthinkable! You are intresting! 🙂

  7. I adore your BIO! I think it’s just private enough and also contains some intimacy about you. I’d love to do a duet poem with you! If you want to, get a hold of me 🙂

      1. How about we take turns writing lines and see how that goes? So, you write one line, send it to me in an email and I’ll email you back that line plus one I’ve written. Then you can email me back with another line you’ve added and we’ll keep it going until we feel like it’s done. And then we can post our finished work on our respective blogs.

        Does that sound okay?

      2. Do you want me to write the first line? Okay, I’ll throw something out there.

        By the way, I sent an email to your HailxxxMary account on Sep. 25. It was only about asking if you had any ideas. But since we have an idea now…

  8. I love, love, love ‘Somewhere only we know’ – Keane’s version still does it for me, but Lily Allen’s version has a haunting quality too. Good luck with all your projects.

    1. Thank you. 🙂

      I adore Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know.” If I can get my book published and made into a movie, I’d totally want to use that song for a trailer. I can see it in my head; I just wish I could pull it out of there and show it to people.

      By the way, thank you for reading and commenting. And even though you didn’t tell me that I’m interesting, I’ll still think of you as a seriously awesome person! 🙂

  9. I’m not sure that I’d say “interesting” since you already have….

    You have great taste in movies and characters though 🙂 3 out of 4 is superior though, to what candle most people are holding to it. I just can’t get onboard with Batman, sorry.

    Seeing that you’re a fan and were able to remind me about there even BEING a movie of MST, is a miracle that any Saint can appreciate 🙂

    There’s no way that I’ll say anything more specific about how much this Saint can forgive in this bio. but MST had me backtracking to count 😉

  10. Awesome bio! I think yours beats mine, hands down 🙂
    Gilmore Girls is my favorite TV show. I was so excited to learn about the Netflix revival. I mean, lose my mind, text everyone I know, squee like a fangirl level of excited 😀
    And Superman is my favorite superhero as well! *she types while wearing a Superman t-shirt*.
    I could never quit pop-tarts. They are just TOO delicious!

  11. I had a good feeling about you as soon as I saw your Twitter feed and saw Taylor Swift and Michael Jordan referenced. Your latest posts and About Page only confirm it 🙂

  12. I appreciate your wry humor (like mine… here and there) and writing. Well done. Yes, Halo. I still have my original 2003 Halo disc. I miss playing it. Good reason for me to get out of Linux and back to Windows. Best to you this Christmas and in the year ahead. (Thanks for your recent likes and follow on Shift Key.)

    1. I miss Halo as well. I have the trial loaded on my laptop (meaning that I can at least play my favorite level of the game), but I don’t have a disc drive so playing the full game is something I can’t do since I don’t think it’s available as a download.

      Thank you for your comments. I do appreciate them. I hope your days ahead are wonderful as well. 🙂

  13. Well I think you are tipping the scales of awesomeness highly in your favour because this is one of the most dynamic bios I’ve read on WP. It’s actually given me things to watch and do. And it comes with songs, what more can a person ask for! Also, you know how I feel right now – like we’re in sixth grade and you just filled my slam book. Very juvenile I know but I miss that time, when people were so forthcoming about their choices and likes, as are you. Happy to know you, Gabriel Olive. (Just messing with ya)

    1. I’m happy to know you too. 🙂 If you want to tell me more about your likes, you’re welcome to slam book me in return. Haha. (Actually, I don’t know what a slam book is, but it sounds seriously fun.)

      Also, it’s totally fine if you want to call me Gabriel Olive. I’m not the type of person who cares much what I’m called. Whatever you can remember is always fine with me. 😉

      1. You don’t say! I’ve got to send you a slam book at least once in this life. It was one of those weird socializing gimmicks we used as tweens, back when internet was a myth. Fun stuff, I’ll send you a picture of my old one. Also, I finally emailed you!! Yayy, let’s pop a bottle!

      2. Yes! We’ll specify a certain time to drink and know we’ll be drinking together. Haha!

        Also, I got your email and am currently writing a response. It’s going to take a bit of time, though; I have a good deal to say.

        Also also, you’re welcome to send me a slam book at any time. A picture would be fine as well. If you want me to put one together for you (once I know exactly what it is), I’ll be glad to do that. 🙂

      3. Wait. This is genius. I am going to send you one and then you can fill it up and send it back. Probably pass it around to all my blogger friends, it’ll be a good remembrance for when I’m old and cynical. Google “slam book” and you’ll get the feel of it. 🙂

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