“Society is a playwright so proud of his work that even the slightest deviation from the script drives him to retaliate with the force of a natural disaster, judging blindly and killing all in his path.” — Tommy MaverickMy Productions
My name is Thomas Wilkes, but I’d like it if you’d call me Tommy because it makes me feel younger. I’m 20, but on the inside, I feel like I’ve lived many lives. I like to pride myself on being witty and a little inappropriate :) Basically, I am the typical dark and conflicted artist, but with a TWIST! I’ve got a dash of humor to balance out the dark side… I write short stories, poetry, and lyrics… and I have also written (and re-written 3 times) a script for a short film called Mutilator’s Way (mutilatorsway.com). I play guitar and a bunch of percussion instruments. I also like to believe that I can sing, although the acoustic covers I have recorded aren’t the best showcases of my talents… I love My Chemical Romance, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, and video game soundtracks. I also love Battlestar Galactica, Gossip Girl, and football. I’m a Chargers fan, but I follow at least one team in each division. I often replace “fuck” with “frak” in my daily conversations. I use slang that is too old for me and sometimes too far away for me. Gerard Way is my idol, because he’s sassy as fuck. I have strong beliefs and I will fight you on them, but only if you’re a fucking jerk. Things that make you a jerk are 1) being disrespectful right off the bat, 2) Being too fucking reserved to say hi to me. 3) Being a Music Nazi. The first two can be dealt with, but the 3rd one is unforgivable. I value the right of all artists to express themselves in whatever form they wish. If I don’t like someone’s creative works, I will just not expose myself to it. You should do the same. Oh, if you’re racist, get the fuck out. Also, if you’re sexist, ableist, or really any kind of thing where you believe you are better than other people, get the fuck out. We’re all human. Also, I’m a supporter of gay marriage and all forms of homosexual dealings. What can I say, I accept people for who they are. I’m a Panthiest and a Pansexual.
Let’s go a bit deeper. I have battled depression since the 7th grade, but I do not take medication because I feel like it will affect my ability to write and express myself. I have grown attached to my sadness because I feel that a lot of my creativity comes from it, but I realize that I need to find another source of inspiration. One that is a lot healthier! I have to defeat my depression, and I am committed to that goal. I am a dreamer, and I really like about myself. There are many things that I’d like to be, and I like to believe that I can be ALL OF THOSE THINGS if I sacrifice sleep. I actually used to stay up for 2 or 3 days in a row because I was able to get more done that way. I can’t see myself living in San Diego for the rest of my life because it’s just too damn quiet here… haha I’d actually really like to move to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York.
I want to get a lot of tattoos, like just COVERED IN THEM. The first tattoo I want to get is “Indifference is Death” as a reminder that I can NEVER allow myself to become indifferent. I believe that people become indifferent when they lose faith and start to believe that their actions have no power. I never want to believe that about myself.
You may ask, “What does Tommy Maverick believe?” I believe that each and every human on this planet has a power that the human body cannot even translate… just something so unbelievable and strong that it cannot be controlled. We express this power when we collaborate and when we love each other… The emotions of those states of being cannot even be accurately explained in words, and that is why philosophers, artists, writers, and everything else in between throughout the history of our species have dedicated their entire lives to trying to express them. I believe that we will continue to do so for centuries to come.
Time for more random crap… haha
I really enjoy accents and foreign slang. I love marching band jackets, DJ equipment, and cords. I love talking into a microphone and in front of large groups of people and I feel that the only place I ever really feel at home is on a stage… I like it when people are interested in what I have to say or ask me for advice. If I was President, I would make Halloween and the day after National holidays in the United States. I am random. I like concerts and raves. I enjoy MDMA. I can’t smoke marijuana because it puts me in a depressed mood. I only drink Jagermeister, Gin, and Tequilla. Straight shots… I don’t believe in chasers. I like making new friends and getting to know people. Get me the fuck out of San Diego, CA.
I’ve had my heart broken before, but I am not afraid to keep on living.
I have a video blog thing where I post my music and videos of be being a weirdo. You should post questions in my ask box so I can go on long rants about how I feel about stuff. Some people like to hear me talk for some reason.
I’m Thomas R. Wilkes IV, and I am only living so that I can brag about all the cool shit I did to all the dead people I meet in the afterlife, if there is one. In the case that there isn’t one, I’d be very happy with earning a place in history and maybe getting my own holiday. I also have an insane fear of ending up in Club 27, catching AIDs, and getting nuked.