Happy New Year!!!
Dear Reader Who Commented on my Last Blog,
While I am sort of flattered by your interest and kind of appreciative yet somewhat suspicious that you are not yet another hater of all things Ming, this is a rather personal question. Anonymity is a personal choice. But since I've been asked this question a few times now...What the hell.
Okay. I am not a petite married Asian female named Ming Ming. I'm a 6'2" gay white Irish man named Eugene with a braided beard, a handlebar mustache, and a large tattoo of Tweety Bird on my right pectoral.
Seriously though, there are many people who prefer to post with pen names, screen names, avatar names, user names, pet names, and nicknames. This is actually a name that I go by in my "real" life. I have friends who call me Ming Ming, my agent, my chiropractor, phlebotomist, etc. When I was asked to write for Unscripted, I decided not to post photos of myself or use my legal name for several reasons including:
Safety. I was a victim of a not-so-pretty, what some might call traumatic run in with a stalker a while ago. By the advice of my lawyer, plus the fact that I think it's insanely stupid to publish your first and last name and photo along with details of your personal life on the world wide web in general, particularly as a young woman.
My contact info is my agent's which can easily be found online. He just recently asked me to forward him a link to this blog, so he's very well aware.
As stunningly beautiful as I am, it just feels sort of narcissistic and weird to me to keep posting photos of myself for people I don't know. Though that is not to say that I think people who do are egomaniacal freaky exhibistionist weirdos. In fact, I sometimes enjoy viewing photos of strangers, particularly if you're smokin hot, or can show a sense of humor, or some leg. I'm just personally not into it, plus I am extremely modest, shy, and prude, and demand cold hard cash for the use of my image and/or likeness.
I've got a couple "friends," who are extremely generous and sort of nuts, who tend to be overly protective of me and I think it's just smarter for all of us that they don't participate.
It allows me to speak freely about my experience on acting jobs with other actors, directors, writers, producers, etc. without worrying about editing myself, and I can also be frank about whatever advice I can share.
I do realize that I've offended a few people and they desire to see the actual person who's upset them so intensely so they can bore their evil glares and death rays into my onyx colored slanted salted almond shaped penetrating yet mystical hypnotizing eyes. They'll just have to hate on me in their imagination or take it out on a Hello Kitty doll.
Seriously though, I believe that I have the right to defend myself and stand up for my rights just like anyone else. I don't read other blogs searching for things to pick on. Or demand that people keep quiet about about their political views or opinions. Or take personal offense to people expressing themselves or to their successes and accomplishments. And I don't attack people without some instigation. I certainly have no desire or intention of making people insanely upset. I think if you get that upset from a friggin blog, there's something else wrong with you.
In addition to my opinions and thoughts, I also offer a good amount of support and encouragement and share advice that I would have appreciated when I was starting out. Whatever it is you do, see, hear, feel, read, or eat, it's really ultimately all about you. You don't need to know who I am, grasshopper. Take everything in and figure out who you are, Daniel-son. And if you need advice have a question or want a referral, maybe I can help you out...as long as you're not a moron, a Republican, or get on my nerves.
Word to the M to the I to the N to the G.