As part of our focus on showcasing individual artists and creators here at More Than Friends, we asked our intern to share a bit about himself. We'd like you to meet Jake, a writer here at More Than Friends.
Who Is Mr. Jake Beatrice?
Written by: Jake Beatrice
Hey, there. I have no idea how to write any of this. I’m supposed to introduce myself for the rebranding or “re-launching” of More Than Friends, but I’ve got nothing interesting to say about myself. What are my credentials? Why should you care about anything I have to say? Because, uh…I’ve got, like, really awesome opinions on super important topics. Seriously.
Brace yourself for a shocker. Video games are important to me. *Gasp!* How unique! My gaming habits involve focusing all of my attention on a single game, playing that game every single day for months or even years on end, slamming down hundreds of milligrams of caffeine per play session, and never progressing in skill. I’m a highly-experienced noob – the worst kind of player.
A friend once described me as “The most adhd motherfucker I’ve ever seen.” I think that describes me pretty darn well. Even now as I’m typing this out, I’ve got a movie review pulled up in one window, I’ve got a Hearthstone game in another, and I’m sipping on an energy drink at well past 2:00 in the morning. Ugh, it felt terrible to even type that out. I guess I should change or whatever. I donno, maybe I’ll write an article about adhd someday.
I’m here at MTF as an intern through May 2018 as my last course before completing college. After that, I have no idea what I’m going to be doing for money. Delivering pizza has paid pretty well so far, but I’m not sure if anything more enjoyable will present itself. I’m not entirely sure what kind of career I should even be looking for. My only real goal for the future is to somehow become financially and emotionally stable, although my path to that point has proven to be quite elusive. In the meantime, More Than Friends has been an incredible experience. It’s helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life, and I have Stephen and Joseph to thank for that. Let’s keep MTF going strong into 2018!