Author has written 18 stories for Re-Animator, Catcher in the Rye, and Doctor Who.
Hey guys. This is a little bit of background information about me and my interests.
I pledge here that I, HerbertWest1985, do solemnly adhere to the below listed points strictly, and unflinchingly. May I be cursed the day I stray from the psychotic but life-affirming worlds, realms, and doctrines that encompass them. Hear, hear.
1. I write, read, paint, draw, compose, &c for self-satisfaction and self-fulfillment. Furthering myself for the rest of humanity failed to enter my brain.
2. I will not feel bad for being who I am. I haven't before - why start now?
3. I will follow in the way of Herbert West, and study science scrupulously. I will follow in the way of Michael Myers, and kill someone. I will follow in the way of Heath Ledger (Mr. Joker) and die on the 22d of January when I am 28. And I will die alone.
4. I will not have my hair cut any shorter. Or I'll have a bloody crew cut. :)
Well. I say little, but I lie. Maliciously and with contempt. :)
I just realised. Of all the genres of books I buy, romance is the least popular. But I really like writing it. Well...slash, anyway. I have a JokerxRachel fic I might upload, but I love writing slash. Maybe I'm just repressed. Yes.
Delirious laughter ensues from hereon in.
I'm from South Yorkshire and live in a small village called Monk Bretton. My religious beliefs are rooted in Paganism but thanks to my Manic Depression, I can only enjoy those beliefs when I'm 'up'. A horribly pity, really, what with the Winter Solstice coming up. I'm asexual.
I don't like socialising much, I snap at people...damn. I'm kind of crappy, really. :) I practice genderf*k or 'genderbending' and my mother wishes I didn't want to be the opposite sex. Ah.
If I had to diagnose myself I'd include Bipolar Disorder (probably Cyclothymia), PPD, GAD, Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder, and Trichotillomania. I have a massive bald patch from the pulling in the middle of my head
My idols are Edgar A. Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Tim Burton, John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick, Albert Camus, J.D. Salinger, and pretty much anyone mentioned below. And one of my idols Yr. Obt. Srvt., HPL (geeky in-joke) once wrote 'My object is such pleasure as I can obtain from the creation of certain bizarre pictures, situations, or atmospheric effects;and the only reader I hold in mind is myself.' This is a philosophy I adhere to; I don't so much think of others when I'm writing (most of my works are either philosophical, dystopian, Gothic, or just surreal) but rather think 'Do I like it - does it sound, look, and feel right?' Of course I want you to enjoy everything as much as you can and I'm only too happy to exchange views and receive constructive criticism. Or criticism. Or you could just say hello. I don't get out, at all.
My obsessions cycle rapidly. At first I thought 'No, this is the only obsession for me', but now I accept that it's part of who I psychologically am and I just flit about, often after months of being stuck on the same thing. My obsessions include Herbert West, Weyoun, Milton Dammers, Stuart from The Frighteners, Crawford Tillinghast, Henry Antrobus, Michael Myers, Teller, the Joker, Bela Lugosi and Richard Roxburgh's Dracula, Abe Sapien, Holden Caulfield, Alex (from A Clockwork Orange), Kyle and Stan from South Park, Henrik Hanssen...
There's a pattern. They're either insane, very intelligent, murderers, old, or played by Jeffrey Combs. Hm.
PAIRINGS I LOVE: Herbert West and Dan Cain, Weyoun and Odo, Dammers and Stuart, Michael Myers and Tommy Doyle, Mercutio and Benvolio, Kyle and Stan, Holden and Stradlater...etc ;)
My interests include:
Writing novels, novellas, poetry, fanfictions, and essays. I also write songs or sonatas for the piano but my keyboard isn't great so I can't play a lot of keys and chords simultaneously without an awful screech reverberating through the room.
I enjoy reading literature, often dystopian novels but also anything by Edgar A. Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, whose works inspire me greatly.
I like a diverse range of music; only when I say diverse, I actually mean diverse, as opposed to when my classmates use the word diverse to express love for two genres of music at the most. :(
I love art, history, languages, science, and like conducting strange experiments on the dead mouse in my attic :) I'm also a fan of 17-18th century clothing and architecture - mostly Gothic - and I want to live in the Sagrada Familia. I wish I could.
I think Latin is the most beautiful language in the world second to English and that the world got really screwed up when they stopped teaching it.
Anything by Edgar A. Poe or H.P. Lovecraft, notably The Black Cat, Herbert West - Reanimator, The Outsider, the Tell-Tale Heart, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, He, Celephais;
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess), We (Yevgeny Zamyatin), Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte), The Trial, Metamorphosis, The Castle (and anything else by Franz Kafka), The Outsider (Albert Kamus), Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell), Macbeth and What You Will (William Shakespeare), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (John le Carre), The Art of War (Sun-Tzu), The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells), The Three Theban Plays (Sophocles), The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger), Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood (and the short stories), Truman Capote; Utopia (Sir Thomas More), The Shining and Salem's Lot, Stephen King; The Periodic Table, Primo Levi.
Re-Animator, (and Bride), The Frighteners, Halloween (any and all), A Clockwork Orange, Requiem for a Dream, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Sleepy Hollow (and Tim Burton's Vincent and Frankenweenie) A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 and the originals), Friday the 13th, Forrest Gump, Batman: The Dark Knight, Penn and Teller Get Killed, Hellboy (I and II), El Labriento del Faunu, The Orphan.
Last Stop: This Town, Eels; Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Jr.; Distrubia and Teenage Dream, Boyce Avenue; Anything But Ordinary and Keep Holding On, Avril Lavigne; Breakfast at Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something; Breaking the Habit and Given Up, Linkin Park; Lux Aeterna, Clint Mansell;Dirty Little Secret and Gives You Hell, All-American Rejects; Enter Sandman, Metallica; Fireflies, Owl City; Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley; Halloween Theme, John Carpenter; Heaven, Do; I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Panic! At The Disco; Kiss Me, New Found Glory; Legal Assassin, Night Surgeon, Zydrate Anatomy, 17, Mark It Up, Chase the Morning and all other songs in Repo! The Genetic Opera; Let's Start a Riot and Time of Dying by Three Days Grace; A Lifeless Ordinary, Motion City Soundtrack; The Little Things, This is Halloween, and What Is This?, Danny Elfman; Mad World, Gary Jules; Michael, Franz Ferdinand; Mind Heist, Zack Hemsey; 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky; Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber; Fourth Movement Ninth Symphony 'Ode to Joy', Ludwig van Beethoven; Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkel; My Immortal, Evanesence; Carima Burana, Carl Orff; Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, Slow Moving Millie; They're Coming to Take Me Away!, Napoleon XIV, Preliator, Globus; Run, Snow Patrol; Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes; Sugar We're Going Down and Dance, Dance, Fall Out Boy; Sweet Dreams, Eurythmics and Marilyn Manson; Tainted Love/This is Halloween, Marilyn Manson; When We Stand Together, Nickelback; When You Say Nothing at All, Alison Krauss; Wherever You Will Go, The Calling/Charlene Soraia; Your Song and Starry Eyed, Ellie Goulding.
That's what I've accumulated thus far on my mobile, anyway ;)
Night Gaunts and To a Dreamer, H.P. Lovecraft; Ulalume, Alone, The Sleeper, The Raven, For Annie, and A Dream Within a Dream, Edgar A. Poe; In Memoriam, Alfred, Lord Tennyson; A Retrospect, William Savage Landor; Danegeld, Rudyard Kipling; Goblin Men, Cristina Rossetti. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost.
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