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Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Writer
Location In Exile (In perpetuity)
Introduction I currently write game guides that are published on IGN. I have written one Harvest Moon guide for BradyGames. I read the following: mythology, philosophy, history, historical novels, fantasy/science fiction, murder mysteries (no political thrillers, please!) and some political analysis. I am working on a book that deals with comparative mythology and symbolism and covers NEW ground (or rather recovers lost ground) if possible.
Interests Books, Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do and Sabre Fencing), Edged Weapons, RPG games, Cinema, Classical Art, Islamic Art, Dolls, Symbolism, Paleolithic History, Paleolithic Art, Gems, Mineral, Jewelry, Cameo art, Paleolithic Weapons, Northern Mythology, Mystery Religions
Favorite Movies 'Lord of the Rings', 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Orpheus' (Jean Cocteau), 'Beauty and the Beast' (Jean Cocteau), 'Seven Samurai', 'Gone with the Wind', 'Mother and Son' (Australian comedy) 'Mr. Bean', 'Druid', 'Mists of Avalon', 'Enter the Dragon', 'Scarlet Pimpernel' (almost all versions), 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome', 'The Vikings', 'Captain Blood', 'They Died with Their Boots On', 'Black Books' (series), 'Young Master' (Jackie Chan), other films by Jackie Chan
Favorite Music Mozart, Handel (Julius Caesar), Haydn, Corelli, Lully and other music from the 17th century French and English Court, Purcell (Dido and Aeneas) Wagner (especially the Ring cycle), Charles Gounod (especially 'Faust') Pink Floyd, Al Stewart, Marcel Khalife, Ahmad Kaboor, Ragheb Alameh, Fairouz, Julia Boutros When in a bad mood: Ramones, Good Charlotte, Velvet Underground, Lou Reed (before he lost his edge), Sweet, David Bowie, MCR (My Chemical Romance), Muse; French Pop (Francoise Hardy, Clo-Clo, Daniel Guichard), Alkonost
Favorite Books Lord of the Rings, all books by E. Nesbit, Poetic Edda, tale of Inanna, Alexandre Dumas (a veritable factory of historical novels), almost everything by Tanith Lee, the Warrior series by Erin Hunter