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Gender
Male
Birthday
January 23 1993
Location
New Jersey, USA
About Me
Fiction is my drug of choice for the escapist fantasies that keep me from losing my mind. (It's addictive, but the side effects aren't bad... unless we're talking about a series with a lot of entries. That can get ugly.) I gravitate towards the speculative variety - fantasy, sci-fi, horror. I'm also that guy who is more interested in the appendices where all the extraneous lore is hidden than the actual story, with both what I read and what I write. Sorry 'bout that, I'm trying to do better.
Type of Writer
I can't write things that are long to save my life. Short stories mostly, though I defend the novella as the ideal format.
Writing Style
Above all: old-fashioned. Much of my writing is dark, heavily inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and Neil Gaiman, my favorites.
Interests
Most of the life I had before college disintegrated fairly recently so I'm trying to figure out what exactly I am. I have an Associates in History and a BA in Literature. (Only a recent college grad would have no interests to offer besides college.)
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Favorite Genres
Dark, Thriller/Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Gothic, Mystery, Mythology, Supernatural, Satire
Favorite Books
Novels: A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness), The Warriors Series (Erin Hunter), Ceremony (Leslie Marmon Silko), 1984 (George Orwell), Collections: Mermaids (ed. Paula Guran) Trigger Warning (Neil Gaiman) This is How You Lose Her (Junot Diaz)
Favorite Authors
H P Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, J R R Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Dean Koontz, Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, David Anthony Durham, Donald Tyson, Robert W Chambers, Jeremy Jerome Cohen
Favorite Poets
Mark Doty, Edgar Allen Poe, Tony Hoagland, William Blake, Percy Shelley, Elizabeth Barret Browning
Favorite Quote
"It was not given to me to understand the social pleasures of my species." -Tony Hoagland, "Social Life" | "In case of cabin depressurization, place the air mask over your head to hide your terrified expression." -Skipper, Madagascar 2
Favorite Music
John Denver, Agnes Obel, Riverdance, Jack Johnson, Hans Zimmer, Evanescence, Zac Brown Band, Mannheim Steamroller, Michael Buble, Vocal Point, Owl City, Disney
Favorite Movies
The Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit, Atlantis: the Lost Empire, Secret of Kells, Dragonheart, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Princess Bride, The Dark Crystal, The Color of Magic, Session 9, Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, Exam
Favorite Shows
House, M*A*S*H, Person of Interest, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Psych, The Dead Zone, The Dresden Files, Black Books, Columbo, Sherlock, The Twilight Zone
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