Author has written 10 stories for Flame of Recca, Parodies and Spoofs, and Suikoden.Wannabe manga artist, and freelance illustrator hoping to work for a Classics illustrated company and to do some art work for TSR and children's books. I'm trying to develop the style of romantic realism ( I think Ayn Rand coined that term ) with a shojo manga twist.
The stuff I like to read best is "magical reality ", and dark humor. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Terry Pratchett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Hans Christian Anderson are my favorites.
Voltaire said it best in Candide, when talking about a being a dramatic :
A dramatist must be original, yet not ecccentric.That he must often be sublime and always natural; that he must know the human heart and make it speak, be a great poet wihout letting his characters sound like a
poet, have a perfect command of his language and write it with purity and continous harmony, without ever sacrificing meaning to rhyme.