Author has written 17 stories for Atlantis, How to Train Your Dragon, and Broken Sword.
Name: Have a guess! But for the record, I'm known as 'Bintavivi' on Deviantart. :-)
Age: Does it really matter?
Height: If you're looking for a basketball-player-tall-writer, sorry, that's not me!
Weight: Mind your own buisness, will you?
Hobbies: singing, writing, reading, drawing, photography, playing the guitar and the djembé, acting, watching movies, travelling of course, hiking, playing tennis, riding horses, ...
Favourite Singers and/or Bands (in no particular order, and with my apologies to all those I'm going to forget):
In French: Yannick Noah, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Renaud, George Brassens, Pierre Bachelet, Jacques Brel, Jean Ferrat, Claude Nougaro, Michel Fugain, Tryo, Les ogres de Barback, Ridan, Tri Yann, Les Enfoirés, ...
In English: Phil Collins, Elton John, Michael Bubblé, Tracy Chapman, Amy Macdonald, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Hornsby, Bryan Adams, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Dire Straits, Nightwish, Rhapsody, Tania Opland & Mike Freeman (they did two 'Pern' albums with Anne McCaffrey!!), Caterpillar, America, Sting & the Police, Ben Harper, Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Nathalia Johnson, Cat Stevens, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, ...
African music/singers: Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Youssou N'Dour, Ismaël Lo, Toumani Diabaté, Cesaria Evora, Ballaké Sissoko, Yolandi Nortjie, Ali Farka Touré, Myriam Makeba, Ayub Ogada, ...
Film score composers: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, James Horner, John Powell, Harry Gregson Williams, John Williams, Nicholas Hooper, Danny Elfman, ...
Classical music composers: Bach, Beethoven, Tchaïkovsky, Verdi, Mozart.
And then there's also celtic music, but I can't pick just one artist!
Favourite Movies: Cry Freedom, V for Vendetta, The Lord of the Rings, Gandhi, Schindler's List, Amistad, Hotel Rwanda, The Constant Gardener, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Amazing Grace, Gladiator, Invictus, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Slumdog Millionaire, The Lion King, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, (actually, quite a lot of classic Disney movies), How To Train Your Dragon, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Road to El Dorado, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars Saga, Harry Potter (all movies), Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Monsters and Cie (basically, almost every Disney/Pixar movie), Pirates of the Carribbean (all three!), The Princess Bride, The Boat That Rocked/Pirate Radio, Love Actually, Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléôpatre, Le Dîner de Cons, Avatar (James Cameron's!!), Kirikou et la Sorcière (Kirikou and the Sorceress), Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest), Le Roi et l'Oiseau, ...
Favourite Books: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), Jonathan Livingtsone Seagull, 1984, His Dark Materials, The Lord of the Rings, A Dry White Season, The Royal Game or Chess Story, Paradise Lost, Lord of the Flies, Flying Dutch, Paint Your Dragon, Who's afraid of Beowulf, Expecting Someone Taller, You Don't Have To Be Evil To Work Here But It Helps (I adore this novel's title so much I just had to put it in here!!), Lettre à un Otage, Terre des Hommes, Paroles, Les Fleurs du Mal, Harry Potter (all seven books!), The Mists of Avalon (and basically every book that deals with the Arthurian legend), La Moïra + Gallica, The Ballad of Pern series (I LOVE dragons!!), The Quickening (series), Alors les oiseaux sont partis, Mon Nom est Rouge, Matin Brun, Tanguy, A l'ouest, rien de nouveau (All Quiet on the Western Front), and I'm probably forgetting a ton of other books!!
Most Hated Book: LOLITA!! CURSE YOU, VLADIMIR NABOKOV!! I HATE YOU!!
Favourite Comics: Lucky Luke, Boule et Bill, Cédric, Papyrus, Seuls, Spirou et Fantasio, Les Légendaires, Les Profs, Les Contes du Korrigan, Astérix et Obélix, Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, Tintin, ...
Favourite TV Show: Kaamelott!!
Favourite colours: Red and blue, although green is cool too!
Three Special things to know about me:
1) I'm half-French, half-German, and since I have lived 11 years in subsaharan Africa, I consider myself African above all. NEVER insult Africa in front of me!
2) Even though I'm proud of my origins, I'm not very fond of patriotism, for I happen to believe flags and national anthems and patriotism in general have caused more harm than good in the past centuries. Actually, the only national anthem I love is South Africa's.
3) My first language is French, my second is German, my third is English, and my fourth is Spanish. I consider myself a fairly good writer in French, but write fan fictions in English (honestly, who would read my stories if I posted them in French??). You have no idea how much time translating my stories from French into English takes! My aim is to write very smoothly: everything must FEEL natural. Then again, even though I first started learning English 14 years ago (and plan on becoming an English teacher), it's still not my first language, so please keep that in mind when reading my stories! ;-)
Vice: People tend to say I scare people off for being too blunt. Personally, I prefer being blunt instead of a hypocrit.
Virtue: Extremely loyal. Once you have earned my trust and friendship, you can be sure I will never take it back!
Personality: uh...complex. Very complex. Better ask my friends than me!
Random Fact: I love blowing bubbles and singing in public areas just to see people giving me weird looks. Then, I smile at them and say:"Have a nice day! Life's good!"
Random Theory: if everyone of us could pay a little more attention to each other (for example, smiling to people just for the sake of it), the world would be a better place.
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