I like aliens, time travel and movies about aliens and time travel.
My name is Maddison, or Madd for short. I'm 25 years old and I live in Concord, North Carolina, but I'm from Charlotte. I currently attend Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in their Occupational Therapy Assistant program. To pay my way through school and maintain my status as an independent adult, I work as a server at Texas Roadhouse.
I'm a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. I went to Chapel Hill specifically for journalism but soon fell into a work-study job at the theater on campus (PlayMakers) and subsequently fell in love. I spent most of college juggling several theater jobs, always working in the props department. I loved making props because every day when I came to work it was some new problem to solve, some new thing to make, some new skill to learn.
After college, in pursuit of a career in theater, I quickly learned that it wasn't something I could do for the rest of my life. I miss working with my hands and making things though, so that's why I made my Etsy store, MaddMadeShop. I love crocheting and sewing, and one day I hope to have a workshop where I can also do carpentry, welding and upholstery.
I used to write a lot of fanfiction, but now I'm trying my hand at original works. I hope to publish some original gay content here on this website.
I have a wonderful girlfriend, Charity, and I maybe talk too much about her and about my being gay.
I have four tattoos.
Podcasts: Pod Save America, How Did This Get Made?, Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save the People
TV shows: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Supernatural (though I stopped watching), The Good Place, Jessica Jones, Grace and Frankie, Sense8
Books: Jane Eyre, anything by Fredrik Backman, Wonder, Lord of the Rings, Out of the Silent Planet, Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow), The Children Are Free (Jeff Miner), Becoming Nicole, Dead Mountain
Movies: Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men 2, Spider-Man 2 (original), Brokeback Mountain, Moulin Rouge, Zootopia, Get Out
Favorite alien and space movies: Alien, Aliens, Arrival, Interstellar, any garbage movie with "Cloverfield" in the title