This part has not changed: I'm still fairly lost and a work in progress. But I think we all are even if we aren't consciously working on our lives. However, I may come across as self deprecating. I'm not. I'm truthful. I can make fun of myself. There is a difference.
I have a Masters degree (M.A.) in English. The emphasis is in Creative writing, more specifically, poetry. Yes, I am a starving artist. I've been published a number of times; including the Suisun Valley Review and Rattlesnake Review. I was published in Convergence Lit Mag online in Feb 2010 so if you'd like to read it here is the linky I've also received a ton of rejection letters so it's give and take.
I try not to be one of those literary snobs that only write for their peers. Yes, I do write some very deep/hard to understand stuff. However, I do like to write things for the everyday person to read. I actually think it's important for the average person to get into reading more, even poetry. Poetry seems to be a lost art. I wish people could find it again.
I also would like to be a poet disguising themselves as a novelist. I like to write prose to and am slowly working on a fantasy novel. I realize my prose is pretty crappy, but I still like to write it.. even if other writers i know look at me weird. I also have a bad habit of not finishing any prose I start.
Feel free to take a look at and comment on my journal. If i don't want you to see it or comment, I'll keep it private..but if it's there,then it's fair game.
Also, I finally deactivated the ratings bar. I'd rather you just talked to me as a person and not a number. The best thing I could use right now is not someone hitting on me or anything of that nature. I could really just use a good friend. However, I must warn you, I'm a little afraid of people.
Current Book(s):Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (reading this at a snail's pace); Wicked by Gregory Maguire; and various poets.
staying up late on weekends
I've realized I have an obsession with cookies. They just taste so darn yummy.
I've also had a longstanding obsession with tornadoes.
cross word puzzles
Movies! - I suppose I should add this section since I love movies just as much as I love music (I've written a screenplay, too. Studied in during undergrad). So here are some favorites of mine:
Willow, Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility (hush up. I love the British), Harry Potter movies, Mirrormask, Howl's Moving Castle, Underworld, Blade 3, Finding Nemo, Happy Feet, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Dark Crytal, Twister, Singing in the Rain, Everafter, Face Off, Ghostbusters 1 & 2, LOTR, Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Bram Stoker's Dracula, What About Bob?, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (yes, I realize Kevin Costner does not have an English accent. The movie is damn funny), Mallrats, Happy Gilmore, The Matrix (only the first one!), The Muppet Christmas Carol, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Pan's Labyrinth, Shaun of the Dead, Big Trouble in Little China, Life of Brian, M.P. and the Holy Grail, Meaning of Life, Wedding Crashers, The Piano, Secretary, Tootsie, Love Actually, Meet the Fockers, Lady Hawk, Ocean's series, Bourne series, Young Frankenstein, Knocked Up, Paprika
I am sure I left some out either because I've forgotten or I've not seen them yet. Give me time. ;)
Here is a new one that I've been thinking about: girls that post their pictures on myspace and VF and screw their faces into a slanted pucker. Take a look at the makeup thread in fashion. They want to show their eyeshadow off but screw their mouths up and think they look cool.
aging and my own stupid vanity
Decided I'll just list my "I have to listen to this song 24/7 atm" (for the sheer reason that I listen to too much music and the list would never end) :
"While You Sleep" - Psyclon Nine
"Neumenon and Phenomenon" - Scar Symmetry
"Oblivion" - Mastodon
"The Races" - The Bird and the Bee
"Hollywood Babylon" - Manufactura
"Scarred" - Combichrist
"Bring the Pain" - Mindless Self Indulgence
"Nekronauts" - Nekromantix
"Panic Switch" - Silversun Pickups
"Millenium" and "The Blade" - Front Line Assembly
"Future Proof" - Massive Attack
"Hi" - Psapp
"Stiff Kitten" - Blaqk Audio
"Leaving Hope" - NIN
"Activity - Way Out West" - Paul Van Dyk
"Dirty Epic" - Underworld (i like "Air Towel" too)
"Organ Donor - Extended Overhaul" - DJ Shadow (I like him in general)
"Wolf Moon" - Type O Negative
"Eternity - Memory of Lightwaves" - From the FFX2 Soundtrack
"Appalachian Spring," "Billy the Kid," "Rodeo" and "Fanfare for the Common Man" - Aaron Copeland
The Jurassic Park theme song by John Williams
"Danse Macabre" - Charles Camille Saint-Sa�ns
"String Quartet in F, 2nd Mvt." - Maurice Ravel (yes, I listened to this before the Royal Tennenbaums came out) Pictures at an Exhibition- Modest Mussorgsky
"Mayfly" - Rasputina
"Light From a Dead Star" - Lush
"Before I Forget" - Slipknot (actually, I think I like all of their stuff)
"Breathe Me" - Sia
"Moon" - Sia
"Miss Murder" - AFI
"Caribbean Blue" - Enya (actually, I really like her first 3 albums) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Soundtrack Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson Mer de Noms - Perfect Circle
"Opiate," and "H," and "46 and 2" - Tool
"Diablo Rojo" - Diego and Gabriela
"Birdhouse in Your Soul" - They Might Be Giants
"Drive Away" - Thomas Newman (End Title on Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events)
"Lullaby" - The Cure (well, all things Cure)
"Soon" - My Bloody Valentine Carmina Burana - Carl Orff
Anything composed by Danny Elfman
"Unholy" - Martin Grech
"Coin Operated Boy" - Dresden Dolls
"Topaz" - B52s
"E-pro (bad cartridge mix)" - Beck
"You Spin me Round" (the new version)- Dead or Alive
"Sibeling" - Depeche Mode (I like most of their stuff in general)
"Corporate Cloning" - Fear Factory
"Relax" - The Glove (an old project with Robert Smith and Siouxsie)
"Coming Undone," "Shoots and Ladders," and "Ball Tongue" - Korn
"Little Fluffy Clouds" - The Orb
"Halcyon On + On" - Orbital
"Windowlicker," "Fingerbib," "Shiny Metal Rods" and "Alberto Balsam" - Aphex Twin (i just like his stuff a lot)
"La Tortura (remix)" - Shakira (btw, I liked her before she went blonde and English. Try "Estoy Aqui" for some good vintage Shakira)
Guess I should mention my fav song of all time..I realize that it is very cliche' but nonetheless, it has gotten me through some very rough times: "Hurt" - NIN