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Location Raleigh, NC, United States
Introduction I am a self-repressed artist and an open-minded cynic. I speak my heart and worry too much and think too much and dream too big. I have more interests than I can name and even more excuses to overcome. I am a self-proclaimed lunatic and a student of language. I find the world fascinating, and I like to travel. So far, I've lived in two countries other than the one in which I was born. I believe passion is our greatest asset as humans and laziness is our greatest vice. I am a dyslexic agnostic insomniac--I wonder late at night if there truly is a 'dog'. I am unoriginal and individual, just like everyone else. I become distracted easily and spend more time in my head than is probably healthy. I just graduated from NC State University with a BS in Microbiology, a BA in International Studies, and a PhD in wondering what the hell to do with my life. My blog is just one way I will inflict myself upon the world, and if you've sat through this entire non-answer about Me, then you're already a better man than I.
Interests speculative fiction, steampunk, gothic + punk lolita, boutique fashion, comic books, graphic novels, manga, video games, JRPGs, foreign languages, DIY, costuming + cosplay, photography
Favorite Movies Inception, The Darjeeling Limited, District 9, Hot Fuzz, Kung Fu Hustle, Stranger Than Fiction, Lucky Number Slevin, 500 Days of Summer, Okuribito, Oceans 11, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Butterfly Effect, Little Miss Sunshine, K-Pax, Sukiyaki Western Django, American Beauty
Favorite Music Strung Out, Muse, Deftones, Coheed & Cambria, Marilyn Manson, The Distillers, No Use for a Name, Acid Black Cherry, Millencolin, Dir en Grey, Maximum the Hormone, The Killers, Anamanaguchi, Fall Out Boy, Nothingface, Vast, Do As Infinity, In Flames, A Perfect Circle, Samiam, NOFX, Girugamesh, Fiction Junction, Yoko Kanno, Nobuo Uematsu, Vienna Teng, Ayaka
Favorite Books Sunshine by Robin McKinley, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Sabriel by Garth Nix, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner, Wizard of the Grove by Tanya Huff, Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey, Matched by Ally Condie, Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater