Hello there, my name is Thomas Broome-Jones, and I created this blog to share my thoughts on the ever-changing spectrum of popular culture. As a child, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, now more commonly referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this is where my life was changed forever. My struggle with ASD has led to me constantly feeling as if I’m on the outside looking in, as if regular life is a locked window that I will never hold the key for.
This is why this blog is so important to me, I’ve never possessed the ability to hold real conversations with others, having friends and socialising is an exhaustive chore that I would eliminate from my life if I could. Through writing my thoughts down, I’ve always found a gateway to communicating my feelings and ideas with those that I otherwise cannot connect with. My undying love for popular culture and all of its facets stimulates my creativity and encourages me to pursue my passions, so I’ve finally taken the plunge into creating my blog.
So, what is a cultural outsider? I can tell you now that it isn’t someone affected by autism, nor is it a perennial loner that shuts themselves off from the world. I’m not trying to be the loner, I’m trying to provide a fully fleshed out perspective. I don’t always agree with the opinions of others in relation to art, but then I’m not a contrarian. We all have our biases, we’ve all seen a movie that’s received rave reviews and merely shrugged when asked for our thoughts. An outsider isn’t a loner, because we are many, we all share in a common collective.
My voice is merely a blip on a radar that is populated by millions of others who want their opinion to be taken seriously. I’m not in the business of forcing a reader to agree with me, I’m in the business of offering up my musings and hoping that they can ignite a spark in someone.
If you’ve taken the time to read this, I’d like thank you for your time and please, feel free to browse my ramblings on one topic or another. I’d also love for you to make your own opinion heard on said ramblings, I want interactivity, not a static existence on the Web. Whether you agree of disagree with my ethos is the beauty of what we as humans can achieve through thinking critically. Just remember, it never hurts to step outside.