Hi there! I’m Lukas, and welcome to MonsterBrainSoup.

I made this space to talk about the intersection of creativity, identity, and social expression. I want to start reclaiming the word “weird”. When I was a really small kid, “weird” was almost a compliment on someone’s uniqueness, but then it became shorthand for “I don’t like that, keep that away from me” and I quickly learned to stop doing things because it made other people dislike me. Self-consciousness, self-sabotage, perceived judgement, and crippling shame ruled my life for years and kept me from enjoying almost anything.

I’ve always felt out of place, but then again, who hasn’t?

As a child, I genuinely believed that I was a being from another world that accidentally ended up trapped here. I thoroughly believed that there was an entire unseen world of supernatural, fantastical, fairy-tale things just outside of my sight, and it frustrated me enormously. Experiences that make you feel unwelcome or alienated from other people tend to make us relate to monsters, robots, aliens and other things that exist outside the trappings of human society.

Alternative identities are just as meaningful and integral to us as the ones that we are “allowed” to express to normal people, so how can we make space for those bizarre, unloved parts of ourselves that don’t feel like they belong anywhere?

Goals of this website:

  • To promote and encourage weird and unusual identities & self-expression
  • To create and inspire unfiltered, unashamed creative works of art, writing, hobbies, and interests
  • To introduce and inject supernatural and magic into mundane life
  • To discover new and rediscover old ways to bridge the images of real and ideal self