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Aqua V's Dark Side of the Moon

"In a mad world, only the mad are sane." - Akira Kurosawa

Aqua V
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Me: Living in Kentucky with my hubby, I am an Aspie who is slightly allergic to milk (doesn't keep me away from chocolate and ice cream, though, as long as I have something to drink so my throat doesn't close up!) and I have the cutest daughter in the world; her birthday is in October (my favorite month of the year!). I also have a second child on the way, and he/she is due in April! :D

I love writing, mostly fantasy and some sci-fi, and so far have written four series in one long chain of events, among other novels, series, and short stories; I have nothing published...yet. Wolves tend to represent a big part of me, and I love wolves and dogs so much that they often appear in my writing, too.

When I'm able to, I like to play World of Warcraft, and I have three 85 characters on Ysera: a Worgen Druid (previously a Night Elf, she was race-changed), a Human Death Knight, and a Worgen Rogue and various level 60s, as well as an 85 character on Arygos: a Blood Elf Mage, as well as various level 20s, 40s, and 60s; I've been playing for a little over 6 years now, and I'm pretty much a veteran of WoW.

Also I've gotten into D&D and Warhammer 40K: Dark Heresy in the past year, and I play D&D off and on with three others altogether, usually with hubby as the DM. The highest character I have is a Draconic Gnome Bard heading into the prestige class of Fochlucan Lyrist (under our friend's campaign) but I usually play a Druid of some sort whenever hubby starts up a new campaign. As for Dark Heresy, we have played partway through a campaign and are looking again to play it when we have time. My character there is a Void Born Imperial Psyker.

Even though my favorite kind of music is classic rock and oldies, my favorite band ever was Eiffel 65, as well as when the two of them started a new band called Bloom 06, and then back recently to Eiffel 65 (though they haven't put any new music out yet, at least none I know about). Also, Pink Floyd, which I can't even believe I've forgotten to put in my profile after all these years (seriously).

I like to think of myself as a bit of an armchair philosopher, and enjoy thinking of why things are, how I see them, and how they could be (really helps in the writing department). I also like to read about people whose views differ from my own, because reading only about people who are like me gets boring and tedious after a while, and also because I try to make my characters in my stories have as diverse personalities from each other as possible - part of that means trying to understand how people with differing views from mine think.

Favorite Quotes:
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." -Cyril Connolly

"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gaultier

"Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons." -Will Cuppy

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein

"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish." -Euripides

"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." -Elbert Hubbard

"People ask for criticism, but they only want praise." -W. Somerset Maugham

"I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth." -Carl Sandburg

"Say nothing of my religion. It is known to god and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one." -Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Books: Animorphs, Harry Potter, The Young Wizards series, The Ender Saga, Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, White Fang, Man's Search for Meaning, The Cat Who Went to Heaven, Shakespeare's MacBeth, Nothing But the Truth, Vespers, Vanitas, Wicked, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fire Rose, The Kin (by Peter Dickenson),I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, H.G. Welles' The Time Machine, Fahrenheit 451, The Legion of Space, Hyperspace: Our Final Frontier, and way too many others for me to think of offhand (even more so in recent years, oy).

Favorite TV Shows and Animes: Claymore, Wolf's Rain, Utawarerumono, 12 Kingdoms, Death Note, CSI, South Park, Monk, Battlestar Galactica, House, Dexter, Doctor Who, Outsourced, Modern Family, Naruto Shippuden, Hellsing, Trigun, and Black Butler.

Favorite Movies: Night of the Twisters, V for Vendetta, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Saw I, II, and III, Analyze That, Sweet November, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Benji the Hunted, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Forrest Gump, the Matrix Trilogy, Crash, Brom Stoker's Dracula, Cool World, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Superstar, Space Balls, The Movie Hero, The Princess Bride, The Illusionist, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Young Frankenstein, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Paul, all Pirates of the Caribbean, Trick R Treat, Tron: Legacy, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, Equillibrium, and probably a lot others I can't think of offhand.

Favorite Foods: I'll eat and usually like anything except for organs (such as liver or gizzards), bugs (cooked or otherwise), or certain types of frozen foods (mainly pizzas, Hot Pockets, or Lean Cuisine - yuck!).