HI, gang! It's me! I saw this thread and since I am roughly new, a little over two months now, I thought I would introduce myself. (Gee, is giving a name appropriate? Nah, I guess not!)
I am a tad on the older side, and have a passion for art, and writing that stem back to childhood(like say ten years old?). Comic books were a part of my life in my early teen years, though I collected a heckuva lot more DC than Marvel. No one probably remembers those old Supergirl issues when they were beginning to dress her in those mod 1970's hip huggers and go-go boots, but I sure do! I had those issues once, along with those coveted Wonder Woman issues where Princess Diana had lost her memory, and was dressed in white, and fighting baddies using more karate moves because she didn't know she was an Amazon. Ancient Legion of Superheroes with those romantic Supergirl/Brainiac 5 interludes! SIGH! Then along came marvel with Astronishing Tales and Deathlok the Demolisher, which got my SF mojo goin', which led to Spidey fighting Deathlok, which led to Spidey fighting this... blue demon looking guy???? Wow!!! He's cool...Nightcrawler? Which led to a crossover into X-Men, and the rest is history! I started to spin tales about him, whereas before it had been other things based on other established characters, besides my poetry.
I also fenced in college, and am a diehard Dumas fan. Love Basil Rathbone, while my Mom swooned over Errol Flynn in the days of her youth. Elric of Melnibone is one of my favorite fantasy literature characters. LOVE the Stainless Steel Rat, and Bill the Galactic Hero! (anybody got any hotpups? a barbecued porcuswine burger? sugarfried spamyams?? Hmmm...?) Michael Whelan art and Rowena Morrell (spelling??)! Master Cockrum, of course!:D
I believe life should be lived with passion; an expression as vibrant as music set to a supernova, or as deep as the depths of the sea. Nothing should be done halfway. Love should be given freely and differences spoken openly, with everyone and everything embraced. I want to live up to that, and I guess my one regret is that I haven't done everything right. I love people who express themselves. I also like to make people laugh...told to go to the Improv in San Fran more than once, and a girl at work wanted to be my agent-- SO IF THAT HAPPENS TO YOU, DO IT!! Don't hold back or you don't know what you'll miss.
I hope you're reading "World Without End"...finally doing something with one of my tall tales!
I am glad to be here...it is a priviledge and a pleasure to make new friends!
Like to call myself 65% Irish, with the rest German, and a tad of Brit thrown in!
By the way, was looking at Chinese astrology stuff out of curiousity...hmm...I was born in the year of the rat, 1960...I'll confess, I'll confess! The idiosyncrasies mentioned about rats certainly do explain some of the aspects of my character. I'm supposed to be a writer and a goof! Yeah! Yeah!
Edited for the express purpose of overgushing! (Sheesh! That was too much!)
[Edited on 24/4/06 by StarChild]
Ah, yes...lover at heart and along comes the ultimate romantic! Fox hunt ala Nightcrawler