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He’s been writing stories since he was 8 years old, but Almeida says they weren’t good till he turned 15. Almeida’s wild imagination has produced a wide range of story topics from ethnic stories about crazy people to adventures in magical realms.

These creative tales are either extremely serious or satirical. Almeida prefers the lighter side of stories as they’re usually stupid or random, very rarely are they serious.

In high school, he wrote a play, “Literary Genius,” a story about a family that receives $50,000 and then fights over what to do with it. In a fight scene at the end, one of the actors was supposed to get hit with a chair, but rather than it being staged, the guy actually got hit.

The actor couldn’t move his arm and had to leave the room. That actor was an important part of the play too. He couldn’t continue because of his injury.

The script itself was great, but full of profanity and none of the characters learned a lesson. Almeida should have failed the assignment; the production value, however, was excellent with impressive props and cued music.

Almeida makes viral videos as well, sometimes not on purpose. The videos are usually about foolish things, him and his friends acting up and it getting captured on video.

His favorite authors are Stephen King and William Shakespeare. Almeida enjoys King’s newest book, “11/22/63,” a story about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. There isn’t a movie about this book yet, however, Almeida believes that “The Green Mile” is the only good King adaptation. “Pet Cemetery” was terrible, in his opinion.

Not all books-turned films are bad. Almeida thinks the “Harry Potter” films did the books justice. Other movies favorites are “Jurassic Park” and “Highlander.” Another favorite is “The Phantom of the Opera” (the Gerard Butler version). Emmy Rossum was “impressive” according to Almeida.

Shakespeare has many classic stories, but Almeida favorites are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet,” “Othello” and “Macbeth.”

In his spare time, Almeida plays the saxophone, makes music on computer software, cooks and engages in self-gratification exercises.

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