Author has written 5 stories for One Tree Hill.
There isn't much to say about me, but knowing just a little bit about the music, movies, tv, and books I like will tell everything.
I love indie music and classical rock. To be fair, my musical preference is pretty eclectic. My ipod houses the likes of Swedish House Mafia, The Beatles, Voxhaul Broadcast, KISS. I've been into the British music scene as of late.
Movies. I love black and white films, I love French films. In fact, I watch a lot of films and it doesn't really matter when they're made, who the director is, or who's acting in it. I'm a bit of a cinema aficionado, a filmophile if you will.
I watch way too much tv for my own good, but from it, I've gained a knack for psychoanalysis. It's annoying at times especially because I tend to psychoanalyze everything and everyone, including myself.
Reading, people still do that? I'm kidding of course. I'm a fan of classical literature. You'll find, on my Kindle app on my trusty iPad, greats such as Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, Joyce, Chaucer, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, Alighieri, Maugham, Camus, Lee, Hurston, and Orwell. That is not to say contemporary literature doesn't compare. To me, contemporary lit lacks the beauty in language, the depth in symbolism, and the pure literary genius of its predecessors. Don't get me wrong, it is not without it's exceptions. I love Jennifer Egan, John le Carre, J.K. Rowling, and to a certain degree, Junot Diaz. I don't care so much for the obsessions of today, but I will give anything the benefit of the doubt. I'm also that type of pretentious prick that reads and loves The New Yorker.
Things I appreciate in writing: symbolism, irony, witty narration, conflict, emotional impact. I am by no means a writer and writing a couple of stories here and there does not make me any closer to one. Be that as it may, I try to emulate the qualities I like in my writing. Though, more often than not, I probably falter in that goal. I do tons of research when I write.
Having time on your hands to think about life and people in mind-degenerating heights will do turn you into a precocious asshole with a penchant for sarcasm and wiseassery. I still have a lot to learn about life, but I'm a quick learner. I have a chronic fear of failure and perhaps, that is my only fear. I'll be the first to make fun of myself, I want to move to England despite my great love of France, I love to laugh, I have a slight anger problem, and I love the occasional drink. I resign myself to a more European style of life, but I love New York in a way that I know will never change.
I love interacting with people who read my stories and any input that betters my writing is greatly appreciated. I think it's amazing how something I upload in the States has readership on the other side of the world. I'm definitely not the greatest when it comes to updating my stories and I've been pretty absent, but it's always great when someone comes out of the wood work and talks to me about my work- feel free to shoot me a message about whatever.