My name is Alex, and I’ll be your tour guide for today; feel free to:
1) Wander off inanely, forcing me to call in search teams.
2) Buy a bunch of postcards at a sleazy tourist stand, despite my advice, and risk getting pickpocketed.
3) Fall into the sea and be late for the aeroplane back home.
Satire aside, I’d love to introduce myself to everyone.
Name: Alexander James Perkins.
I’ve always loved the arts. Well, I’ve never really loved doing any practical artwork, as I’m not a great visual artist, but I love the other sides to the umbrella term of ‘The Arts.’ For instance:
I’ve been a singer for most of my life, and have failed at learning several instruments; the only instrument I’ve ever had enough interest in learning has been my voice, as I feel I have control over that…
I do still enjoy listening to all kinds of music, even if I can’t play it – excluding Dubstep and over-produced mainstream pop – and I even write some of my own music, which I try to put up on my Soundcloud page whenever I can.
I’m an actor, first and foremost, and I love performing; I don’t do much in the way of public performances, as there are so many other talented actors that get the parts I go for… but no matter, a good actor is professional about it. However, I have loved going through Drama at school, and performing whenever I can.
I plan on taking up Drama at a higher level, as I have planned to take a joint honours course in the subject at University next year.
I have been a dancer since I was seven, and as such ‘Choreography & Dance’ will be the other part of my aforementioned joint honours course. I do Ballet, which naturally as a man I have had a fair amount of ridicule, I do Tap and I do a little Jazz/Modern dancing. I really enjoy creating dance and dancing in itself, and going into a profession that lets me have that creativity and movement will be fantastic.
I’ve always loved writing and reading. I will literally stop on the street to read the whole of a poster if it catches my eye, because I love seeing how different people can use words to varying effects. I currently have two fairly large bookshelves’ worth of literature in my bedroom to read offhand, which I have to organise and be ruthless with due to University’s looming features.
Needless to say, I am not looking forward to that.
Nor am I getting rid of my ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ books.
…oh, hello. You’re still here?
Anyway, the vicious extinguishing of a literary collection aside, I love to draw inspiration from the books I read; I wrote a couple of chapters of a ‘Steampunk’ novel after reading J. W. Jeter’s ‘Infernal Devices,’ – you can find it in my Gallery, it’s called ‘The Clockwork Vista’ - and wrote several private little stories for schoolwork etc. during my A-Level courses. After doing those, I found I loved writing things; I have a very active imagination, and I love expressing all my vibrant ideas and errant thoughts through different written media (poetry, prose, drama etc.)
Want to know any more? Feel free to ask me!