Normal.

Welcome to the new site! I hope you like it. I will be doing a lot of updates over the next month. So if something needs to change, please let me know!

I have been putting a lot of thought into the word “Normal.” What a silly concept! Everyone is trying to be unique, but any attack on the normality of their actions results in chaos!

Let’s run it down: I am in a wheelchair, frequently have a mohawk, and have had 15 piercings over the years: I have gaping holes from where my plugs used to be. Often, it gets pointed out to me how I am not normal.

…but what if I am?

What is normal? There was a time when the majority of people, it seemed, had some sort of piercing. Would that not be the most normal thing to get a piercing, in that case?

What about being in a wheelchair makes me not normal? Not the standard, I will agree to that.

My point is that “normal” no longer pertains to the status quo. It is used as a slight towards a person or situation if the individual using the word does not agree with the situation and has numbers to back up their claim.

Anyway, that is where my mind is at with things and stuff.

I have been asked a few times why I changed the “brand” of my site after three years. I needed a bit of freedom to talk about things that were not wheelchair related strictly. In writing about VME (because even I cannot spell it most days), I was writing to a niche group, and I knew it. This name allows me to have the freedom to write what I want. Yes, most posts will, in fact, go back to disability laws and rants about wheelchair life. There will also be posts about movies, video games, art, and books. I’m excited, and I hope you are too!

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