I Am Michael Midnight
I live in Los Angeles. I live on the Web. I love comic books. And I like creating things.
A few years ago I moved back home to Los Angeles after I finished college. I was conflicted about this. Most of my life and friends were elsewhere. Some were finishing college while others began new careers. Some had married and started families, while others began traveling the World. But for me, I had moved back home with my parents outside of LA. I had little money. My parents worked, and my brother was at college. I had no friends in the area and I was terribly alone. The Internet was a different place back then and everyone wasn’t as connected. I was alone, so very alone. Often I would be so starved for actual human interaction that I would go to Target and go through the aisles to see people. I would buy small things to just feel a part of society. As my friends began to weave their own lives, I noticed that I was getting left behind. I was getting turned down for jobs at every corner, and I didn’t want to go to sleep. I was afraid to wake up to a new day full of disappointment. I don’t often look back at this low point in my life but I can’t help but remember it because it all happened before the best part of my life started. Soon the Internet introduced me to Twitter, YouTube, and BlogTV where I would meet people that would become some of my closest friends ever. I found work. I started to explore Los Angeles. And before long, I was no longer so starved for friends. The opposite happened. I began to have a voracious appetite to meet new people and make new friends. Recently I was at Target looking for something when I bumped into some friends. Such a far cry to the days when I would go through such aisles hoping to meet someone I could call friend.