People have told me my reporter’s beat is “despair” or “the apocalypse.” I get why. I tend to write about war and climate change, etc… But I just see myself as someone who writes about the future.
I try not to use Twitter, but I do post something decent there from time to time, usually about movies and music, but sometimes about climate.
Whether a utopia or dystopia happens, there will still be DMV lines and worn-out smartphone batteries when we get there
— Mike Pearl (@MikeLeePearl) October 16, 2018
I’m from California’s Inland Empire. I studied screenwriting in college. I worked as an internet marketer for a couple years. Then I got a job writing for VICE.com, where I discovered I like writing about hypothetical future events. I’ve also written about the apocalypse for other websites and publications. And now I’ve written a book.
All due respect to Eminem but when one of his guest verses in an early 2000s song comes on, it’s the rap equivalent of if you were listening to classical music and someone started going absolutely crazy on a kazoo, just in terms of how his voice sounds
— Mike Pearl (@MikeLeePearl) April 11, 2019
My fiancee, Paige, is a TV writer. We have a chihuahua named Lilo (after this Disney character, not Leeloo character from The Fifth Element).
The best evidence that Hollywood is run by idiots is that there’s no Fast and Furious Christmas movie
— Mike Pearl (@MikeLeePearl) November 23, 2018