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September 24, 2013

Get to Know Our Writers: Adam!

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This is the tenth installment in our “Get to Know Our Writers” series for the month of September, in celebration of Recultured’s 2nd anniversary. Here’s the Recultured Profile of Adam!

Recultured Profile

Name: Adam Van der Zwan

Hometown? Clearwater, B.C.

What are you studying? Communications and Anthropology

Favourite book? The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favourite childhood TV show and current favourite TV show?

Childhood: Mr. Dressup. – Current: Dexter

What song would you want played at your funeral?

Hot Blooded by Foreigner – I will make fun of myself right to the grave.

What actor/actress would play you in a movie about yourself?

Michael Cera

What is one of your guilty pleasures?

I’ve definitely eaten one too many DQ Blizzards…

Last thing that made you cry?

The last thing that made me cry was watching a Youtube video of old people twerking! Of all the things that are legal!

What superpower would you most want?

Definitely the ability to transport from one place to another. Travelling is mah thing.

If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you would save?

MY COMPUTER. And please don’t fill my head with such nightmares!

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Write 2 truths and 1 lie about yourself.

1) I am a first place Canadian poet with a poem that I whipped up in about 10 minutes and didn’t give a darn about!
2) I have a dog named Gweneth.
3) I’m a total geek and radio-host on one of the most popular fan-based Harry Potter podcasts in the world.

Recultured is the blogging project of The Social Media Network. How addicted are you to social media?

I am incredibly ashamed and embarrassed with how addicted I am to social media. I mainly use Facebook and Twitter but Instagram sneaks in there sometimes as well. There are times where I feel like Social Media almost controls my life. As soon as I click the Internet, I subconsciously type “facebook” into my URL. On average I would say I check it..hmmm….20 times a day? I know; bad hey? This summer I went on a 3 day hiking trip where I DID NOT have access to Internet, and it was probably one of the most freeing, exhilarating and red neck experiences I’ve had in a long time. Yee haw!

#1 tip for first-years in college/university?

My #1 for college first-years? GET INVOLVED in things. Clubs! Networks! Organizations! That way you BUILD CONNECTIONS, you MAKE FRIENDS, and you ultimately SUCCEED.

Why do you write?

I write because I like to write. I like to write about things that I like. I like to write about things that I like and have people read it and like it. 🙂

On a more serious note: Writing with blogs such as Recultured allows me to be apart of a team of people that share common interests. Its really awesome to see what other people have to say. It’s also another way for me to keep in touch with the Internet world and place my own unique piece of the Internet within this world.

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Recommend one Recultured article written by someone else, and one by yourself.

I wrote an article last year that I am rather proud of. I’d just returned with some friends from viewing a film at the Vancouver Film Festival and I was inspired to write a post on “The Value of Canadian Films”. Please read it! Hopefully I will inspire you to see some films from the homeland at this year’s VIFF!

Canadian Films: It’s the Story That Counts

Also, a recent blog post by Graham Cook had me chuckling. Check it out:

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: How to Get Through That Final You Didn’t Prepare For

Lastly, it’s Recultured’s 2nd birthday, what kind of cake would you like?

Chocolate, ice cream AND vanilla?



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