I'm a polyamorous (& living in a long-term triad), somewhat bi, fairly androgynous, freelance writer who lives in Portland Oregon. I read a great deal of SF/fantasy (+ travel narratives, anthropology, ancient history, and the occasional odd occult tome), I love to cook (most Chinese, & SE Asian food). In sharp contrast to my normally non-athletic ways I have also taken up yoga within the last year and actually find that I rather enjoy it. As for the freelance writing, I write role-playing games (these are games like Dungeons & Dragons and Vampire if you are unfamiliar with such things). Here's a bibliography of the approximately one million words I have written for various RPG books. I am politically quite liberal, ranging occasionally to a non-violent radicalism. I am 6 ft tall 145 lbds, with brown hair and brown eyes. I'm also a 3rd degree Wiccan priest, but have fallen a bit away from Wicca of late and am more of an eclectic spiritual seeker these days. I'm also a serious transhumanist: I want to live for several 10s of thousands of years as well as to enhance my body and my mind. My favorite quote on this subject is by David Zindell, in his excellent novel Neverness:
'What is a human being, then?' 'A seed' 'A... seed?' 'An acorn that is unafraid to destroy itself in growing into a tree.'
That is what being human means to me, the ability to transcend our limitation, our bodies, our minds, and ultimately, our humanity.
My favorite authors (at the moment & in no particular order) are Mary Gentle, Alastair Reynolds, Kathleen Anne Goonan, Kage Baker, Gregory Benford, Linda Nagata, P. C. Hodgell, Andre Norton, Robin McKinley, Ken MacLeod, & Melissa Scott.
I enjoy music by a wide variety of artists, with Suzanne Vega, Poe, Renaissance, Tom Waits, Ani Difranco, Al Stewart, Tegan & Sara, October Project, & the Holly Cole Trio being my favorites.
As expected from my chosen line of work, I also enjoy playing role-playing games. The types of games I enjoy are somewhere between collective storytelling and improv theater (except that we all sit sprawled in someone's living room and occasionally roll some dice).
With my jewelry, silk scarves, and rather flamboyant style I am told I most resemble a somewhat flashier & more modern version of the sissy sidekicks and dissolute fops found in many 40s movies. Occasionally using David Bowie & Quentin Crisp as a fashion guide will produce such results...
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