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~ QUESTIONS ~
Who: Historian and archeologist, translator and writer, English and Spanish teacher
What: Reading and writing; playing fútbol, racquetball, the piano, clarinet and dulcimer; cycling, hiking, camping, fishing, and traveling
Where: Philadelphia, PA and Aichi Prefecture, Japan
When: Early 1980s
Why: To stimulate my own creative juices, and to encourage others to write and read and imagine...
How: To quote Timmy Turner, “The Internet”
~ FAVORITES ~
Jorge Luis Borges, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Edogawa Rampo, and Jules Verne
Beowulf; Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki; Journey to the West by Wu Ch'ien; and The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin; Bob Kane's The Batman; Frank Miller and Geof Darrow's Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot; Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan; and Watsuki Nobuhiro's Rurouni Kenshin
Johnny Depp, Grace Kelly, Dominic Monaghan, Patricia Routlege and Jimmy Stewart
Jurassic Park, Master and Commander, Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind, North by Northwest, and Raiders of the Lost Ark
Cafe Tacvba, Jars of Clay, Habib Koitê, Diana Krall and the Smashing Pumpkins
Al Verte Partir - Alih Jey; Classical Gas - Mason Williams; In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel; Oceanía - Bjork; and Pineapple Rag - Scott Joplin
The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Blackadder, Cheers, Mystery! and the Twilight Zone (original)
ALL fruit, ice cream, Japanese (except natto), Mexican and Thai
Mt. Rainier, WA; Newport, OR; Nagoya, Japan; Stanley Lake, ID; and the University of Notre Dame
~ TRUTHS ~
I am a Gemini and AB+.
I like patterns and orderly chaos.
If I actually manage to write anything, I don’t often write about main characters or well-known characters – consequently characters such as Terry Boot, or Violet Strange might appear. Therefore, I like to ‘borrow worlds’ from their authors temporarily. (In such stories, usually the main characters of the canon stories are barely mentioned.)
I like reading stories about... whatever has recently struck my fancy.
I am picky - if there are problems concerning spelling, grammar or canonical inaccuracies that aren’t part of particular aspects of the plot or story, I will point them out to you - as gently as possible. I hope for the same from everyone else towards my "stuff".
I believe that everyone should have the right to express themselves: all I ask is that please try to do it tactfully, thoughtfully, and eloquently.
I really appreciate well written stories and interesting ideas.
I do not believe that characters have to die to a) prove a point, b) provide motivation for a character, or c) create catharsis for the reader.
I make mistakes. I am very sorry.
Treat other readers and writers as you wish to be treated - what goes around comes around.
~ QUOTES ~
“I think we have all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually... ecumenically... grammatically.” – Captain Jack Sparrow
“‘What is the average wing speed of a swallow?’‘African or European?’” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” – Henry Thoreau