Tell us the origin story of your best friend. How did you become friends? What is it that keeps your friendship rockin’ after all these years?
My best friend… hmmm… well this is kinda hard.
I feel as though I’m obligated to write about Hulk, because he’s my best friend, but I also feel somewhat obligated to even say that, simply because we’re in a relationship… and when you’re in a relationship with somebody, there’s an expectation for you to consider that person your best friend…
Hulk and I… well, Hulk and I really balance each other out. I think that even if we weren’t in a relationship, I would like to believe that we would still be great friends, simply because of that balance. When I’m in a rage, he calms me down, but when I’m calm, he can also put me in a rage – and vice versa. The qualities that he has, which balances me out, are also the same qualities that I have which balance him out.
We really do work quite well together when needbe, and we always bounce ideas off each other.
When I’m planning on writing something or saying something really quite blunt and scathing, he’s my filter. When he’s full of rage and ready to rip somebody’s head off, I’m the one that calms him down (literally, like The Hulk!). HULK SMASH!!
Even though after all this time, I sometimes feel like he really doesn’t get me the way some of my other friends do; and although we might not have the same kind of friendship / relationship like I do with some other people in my life, we’re just great together. He really does complete me, and I know that I complete him.
I think if we were to ever break up, it would be so epic and so crushing, not just for us, but for everybody that knows us. In saying that though, depending on the circumstances of a breakup, after enough time had passed, I like to think that we would still be able to remain friends. We both work in the same industry, so it’s inevitable that we would see each other quite regularly, and I personally like to think that we’d be able to at least be civil to each other, rather than hold onto grudges and hositility. But I don’t see that happening for a long, long time, so I don’t need to concern myself with that.