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Morpheus

Morpheus is a thirty-something dude who has been blessed with a knack for writing some things that for some unfathomable reason some people like to read. He first started to get into creative writing back in High School, but didn’t do much with it until he became one of those obnoxious internet wrestling fans who think they know everything there is to know about how the business works.

Morpheus currently lives in Japan with his wife and new baby daughter where he works as a Professor of Geophysics at a major research institution. He loves karaoke, but despises long walks on the beach, as his pale Irish skin tone affords him little protection against the damaging rays of the Sun. Morpheus was born on the day disco died, and that was no coincidence. He spends his weekends educating the unwashed masses in the glory of Metal. His favorite pastime is fighting dragons and zombies using only the power of his rock.

Morpheus started…

Ok, this third-person bullshit is grating on me now. I figured it would be better than talking about myself in the first person, as that might come off as arrogant, but third person comes off as pretentious and more than just a little lame. I choose arrogance over pretension.

I started writing more regularly when I was inspired by the likes of DaveyBoy, Wevv Mang, pt2, and Tito at the LordsOfPain.net (LOP) wrestling news site. I decided to try my hand at it because I liked what they were writing, and felt I might have my own two cents to add to the equation. I joined the forum and found some columnists I enjoyed even more, including YourAyatollah and RandomGuy#5. I wrote my first column in the LOP Columns Forum on August 22, 2004, and it all went downhill from there.

Over the next 6 months, I went on to win LOP’s Column of the Month in November 2004, December 2004, and January 2005, tying for the record number of awards at that time (which had taken 4 years to set), and becoming the first ever back-to-back winner, and to this day the only-three-in-a-row winner. During this time, I also won the 3rd King of the Columns tournament at LOP, Winter’s Weakest Link competition on the LOP Main Page, and a Column of the Month award at another website that has since closed its doors.

And in the seventh month, I rested.

I started writing for the LOP Main Page in September of 2005, and was there for about a year before catastrophic computer failure forced me to abdicate my throne. Once I left the Main Page, I found that I enjoyed writing a lot, and started to randomly write about a variety of topics, posting primarily on that former nexus of awesome that is barely a blip on the internet radar anymore – MySpace. I also began working on the uber-successful Monday Night Countdown podcast that dominated the wrestling audioverse for a couple of years before Random and I decided to hang up the boots thanks to real-life overburdening.

Flash forward a few years, and I have started to sporadically write some wrestling columns again, netting me my fourth LOP Column of the Month in August of 2010. That auspicious return, and my desire to have an outlet to write about anything I damn well choose, was the impetus for finally getting my proverbial shit together and opening this website, which will archive all of my old columns (eventually – the conversion process takes FOREVER) as well as new writings about anything and everything.

Enough self-aggrandizement. You’re here, so you might as well take a look around. Hopefully you’ll like what you see, and if you don’t, who the hell asked you anyway?

Long nights and pleasant Dreams, people. Stay Metal.

Monsignor Morpheus Classic the First, Ph.D.


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