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Electronic Tephra

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5 April 1977
Vices can be virtues; fight orthorexia!

Curiosity killed the cat; satisfaction brought it back.

I am a feminist. Simple definition of feminism: The radical idea that women are human.

Also: A married, liberal, not-quite-tree-hugging, pro-choice, atheist, gothy homebody, who's been a vegetarian and later a pescatarian (though not lately), as well as being an ex-smoker and publishing industry refugee. I've spent all but two years of my life so far west of the Continental Divide, mostly less than 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. I've been a kitty-mommy for many years now (current furry chirruns are 9 and 18), and as of early September 2010, I'm now a parent to a tiny human as well, with a follow-up installment due late September 2013.

Outside of knitting and reading, I used to spend a fair bit of time in Azeroth and Outland as an undead rogue, who's now 90. I've leveled a troll mage to 87, a pretty pretty goth princess BE DK to 83 and an orc warlock to 80. I also play Civ IV on easy-mode once my son's down for the count. I spent a year as a Ph.D. student in English literature, but life happened, so I'm currently a SAHM. My spouse recently got a tenure-track position in economics at a small liberal arts college in the greater LA area. Since we know where we'll be for a minimum of six years, I now have to figure out what else I'll be doing with myself outside of relationally-defined roles.

The journal's mostly friends-locked because I'm slightly (and unapologetically) paranoid.

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abortion rights, alexander pope, andrew marvell, aphra behn, art nouveau, atheism, barbara hambly, baroque, ben jonson, biblioholism, bon vivants, brian fagan, buddhism, buffy the vampire slayer, c. s. friedman, castiglione, cats, charles addams, chartreuse, chaucer, chemistry, civilization iv, classification schemes, coffee, cognitive dissonance, connie willis, convergence, costume dramas, critical theory, crocheting, dark fantasy, darkwave, david bowie, david cronenberg, david lynch, depeche mode, disaster movies, discordianism, doublethink, dystopia, e. m. forster, early modern europe, earthquakes, eccentricity, ellen kushner, english literature, epistolary novels, erte, fantasy, feeding the loa, feminism, firefly, gay nazi dance music, gender, gene wolfe, giving really bad advice, global sustainability, goth, grand guignol, guy gavriel kay, h. p. lovecraft, hal hartley, honore de balzac, horror fantasy, horror movies, intellectual freedom, intelligent genre fiction, interstitial art, irreverence, italo calvino, j. gregory keyes, jane austen, jared diamond, jim butcher, jo walton, john dryden, john milton, kate elliot, kitchen elves, knitting, la dolce vita, lady mary wortley montagu, latin, libraries, library of congress classification, linguistics, literary criticism, litost, lois mcmaster bujold, lucky cats, lycia, mannerpunk, margaret cavendish, martha wells, martin luther, migraines, milan kundera, military science fiction, mopey brit pop, morrissey, neal stephenson, neil gaiman, neoclassicism, neovictorianism, new orleans, nick cave, northrop frye, out of print editions, p.c. hodgell, pastoral poetry, peter murphy, philology, plate tectonics, plotinus, puttering, pyroclastic surges, queen margot, resistentialism, robin mckinley, russian, russian literature, samuel johnson, science fiction, siouxsie & the banshees, sisters of mercy, slack, something positive, steven brust, sushi, symbolist art, tad williams, tanith lee, tarzhay, textile arts, the 12th century renaissance, the cult, the damned, the smiths, theatre, thomas middleton, twin peaks, ursula k. le guin, vampires, volcanoes, voodoo, wine, wit, world domination, world of warcraft, zombies

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