Author has written 75 stories for Star Wars, Gilmore Girls, Wicked, Wizard of Oz, Grey's Anatomy, Book X-overs, NCIS, Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal, True Blood, Firefly, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Good Omens, and Criminal Minds.
I'm Emily, 20, college student in biological anthropology and English literature, among other things.
Oh- the photo's not of me, it's of Susan Sontag.
I'm a liberal, "an atheist and an aspiritualist", American. I speak English, French, a little Spanish, a semester's worth of Arabic, and am attempting to teach myself Farsi for no ostensible purpose other than that it's pretty and most of the alphabet is the same as Arabic. I plan to become the scientist who overreaches and ends up destroying humanity or something. Alternatively, I'll settle for being a forensic anthropologist, neuroscientist, diagnostician, or public defender. And of course an author. I'm currently studying all the things at a college-that-shall-remain-unnamed-because-I-complain-about-it-all-the-time in Massachusetts, in the course of which I get to do things like write papers about my amygdalae, nervous collapses, monsters, and the failure of polite society in Frankenstein, Dracula, and Wuthering Heights, which entailed reading a lot of books about vampires and was a lot of fun until I had a nervous collapse and nightmares about my paper turning into a hideous monstrosity, and about how we should rewild North America because I would very much like to own a cheetah. In the spare time I don't have, I irritate my roommate, shoot her with Nerf guns, threaten to order sheep brains ($11 for dissection on the Internet) and put them in our fridge, look at things I shouldn't under a microscope, work on the novel that is quickly itself becoming a hideous monstrosity of sorts, read books about serial killers, dig up fake dead bodies (it was for a class!) and plot the destruction from within of my college's administrative structure when it irritates me, which is whenever I encounter it, which is often because I need to bother them for a lot of exceptions to silly rules. And writing blog posts about my specious analyses of everything.
My current obsessions are the BBC's Sherlock, Doctor Who, Torchwood and, recently, Luther; Firefly, the film Hanna, the books and movies featuring Hannibal Lecter, Fight Club (I really did figure out that Tyler wasn't real the moment he appeared on the plane, much to my roommate's chagrin) True Blood, and the Romantic writers. My obsession with Frankenstein has been greatly increased by the National Theatre play featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, of which I was fortunate enough to see two streamed performances during my Romantic literature course and which, in my opinion, brings the novel quite fantastically to life. More minor or less current obsessions: Bones, House, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and because it is mildly entertaining and sometimes doing better things with my time gets boring, watching The Mentalist.
My favorite books are:
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Lucy, by Laurence Gonzales, and The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, by Peter Ackroyd, the former being a modernization of Frankenstein and the latter a reinterpretation.
Wicked, by Gregory Maguire (I've read it fifteen times, no lie.)
Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man- James Joyce
Midnight's Children- Salman Rushdie (actually, I adore everything by Salman Rushdie)
Death With Interruptions- Jose Saramago
Everything Ian McEwan's ever written
Susan Sontag's journals
All Sylvia Plath's poetry and The Bell Jar
All of the Sherlock Holmes stories, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I also love Vladimir Nabokov and Jorge Luis Borges, and, like any good teenage girl who prefers books to people, am perhaps too enamored of Heathcliff and Catherine.
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