Recent interview I did with Buzzine.
My favorite answer I gave from this article:
JR: My impression is that your fans and admirers are smarter than the average bear and don’t expect you to be a perfect role model who can’t be human and buy toothpaste without makeup. But being a role model in all of the capacities you’ve become a role model for (gamers, female gamers, people wanting to explore web content, etc.), is it ever more burden than honor? Can you explain what it feels like for you to be a role model?
FD: I don’t really think of myself as a role model of anything, except conveying the attitude “I’m just doing my best.” I’m not trying to be glamorous or “show up” anyone else with my successes, and I try to be the first to admit my failures. If I look crappy in a photo, well, that’s how I looked that day. The glossy “celebrity” culture that we live in kind of repulses me because it isn’t real, and yet we perceive it as real, so we can never live up to it. I just want to encourage people to find their passion and do it regardless of how great they are at it or how other people receive it.
Read the whole interview on Buzzine.