|Bliss N. Serendipity|
After being gone for nearly 10 years, I've returned to ff.net with a new name, which is just as well, given that the stories I wrote the last time I was here, while certainly not the worst pieces of writing to ever see the light of Internet, were, well, written when I was 10 years younger and still in high school. Now I'm a graduate student in my first year of an MA/Ph.D program for Iberian Linguistics, and I'd like to think that my ability as a writer has somewhat improved. I hope to begin posting stories soon. I've got two that I'm working on; one I would definitely like to post once I get more of it planned out/written up, the other I am not sure about.
Regarding my name: 'bliss' and 'serendipity' have always been two of my favorite words. I just love the way they sound: 'bliss' makes me think of a cool breeze, and 'serendipity', of spring rain falling on a meadow (I know, random, but I've come to the conclusion that my brain is just wired weirdly). I decided to join the two words with the initial 'N' to represent the word 'in'. My name is about the joy of finding bliss in serendipity: of being pleasantly surprised by the little things in life, and celebrating them as they occur.
I adore reading Lord of the Rings stories, preferably those based more closely on the books (although I will occasionally 'swing' for a movie-verse story if it is particularly well-written). If you are looking for some all-around amazing stories, I strongly urge you to look up Thundera Tiger: she is easily one of THE BEST authors when it comes to LotR stories. For those of you who like a good Legolas romance (and they are appallingly hard to find, in my opinion), I HIGHLY recommend Azalais' Amid the Powers and Chances of the World, although I must warn you: after you read it, it will become the standard to which you compare any future Legolas romances you may read, and they will all fall short, I guarantee it. Building Ithilien by Raider-K is another good one (it is currently my second-favorite Legolas romance, after AtPaCotW).
When I'm not in school/working, I frequently escape to either the beach or the forest/mountains, since I am fortunate enough to live in a place where both are within 15 minutes of my apartment. My favorite thing to do is to perch myself on top of a rock near the ocean or up in a tree and get lost in a good book. :)
El inglés es mi primera lengua, pero me encanta la lengua española: el ritmo, las palabras, la literatura, todo. Estudio la lingüistica ibérica y enseño el español para principiantes en una universidad, y espero conocer algunos países hispanos antes de morir. Tengo debilidad por el español argentino: ¡me suena tan hermoso el acento!
Además del inglés y el español, puedo entender muy bien el portugués (lo hablo un poco, pero a un nivel muy básico), y hablo un poco de italiano (pero lo escribo muchísimo mejor que lo hablo).
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