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My journal should be viewed with discretion as I do use a bit of foul language in my posts.
Hi, I'm Kris, and I am random. I am also a fangirl, so I tend to run myself around in circles about the fandoms that I love. Right now, they include Middle-Earth in general, "Doctor Who," "Torchwood," "Vikings," A Song of Ice and Fire/"Game of Thrones," "Sherlock," "Suits," "Grimm," "Suits," and SPN. As far as the movies that I get worked up about, I usually like really bad fantasy (like In the Name of the King) and historical war movies.
I am currently an unpublished writer (like so many of us on the interwebs these days), who is crazy about mythology and folklore. I tend to write a lot of stuff dealing with old folktales (where I rework it, or tell the story from a different character's POV), or where gods are the main characters (I really dig the Norse gods, as they seem to be so much more fun to play with ... at least for me). I also tend to rework German folktales (and for a reason that I have yet to figure out, have a slight love affair with Red Riding Hood). I typically post my short stories to a community I maintain, called godfic (which has mirrors on IJ, LJ & DW), under the username storiwr ... if anyone is interested. And I am currently writing my third book. It is the third in what is going to be a series of nine.
I listen to lots of Paddy Rock and Paddy Punk bands, and have (what is probably) an unhealthy love of Dropkick Murphys. But I also really like Runrig, Flogging Molly, The Real MacKenzies, Great Big Sea, Gaelic Storm, and the Young Dubliners. I also really love The Fratellis (who are from Scotland, but who don't fit into the Celtic Rock thing), and my favorite band is Queen (not Queen + Paul Rogers ... no, I love Real!Queen. As far as I'm concerned, Queen + Paul Rogers is nothing more than a cover band, and I don't approve of covers of Queen songs). I have also recently gotten into symphonic metal bands like Apocalyptica, Nightwish, and Within Temptation. And as strange as it might sound, listing to symphonic metal helps me write. ::shrug:: Sometimes my brain is a mystery to me, too.
As far as books, I read lots of fantasy and what my mum used to call "text books" (cuz they're usually studies on Norse mythology or LotR or something of the like). I'm also a sucker for reworkings of Beowulf, even if they're really bad, and wish (probably more than is good for me) that there would be a director's cut of The 13th Warrior. Right now, my favorite books are LotR, American Gods, and Eaters of the Dead (with 11/22/63 and The Song of Ice and Fire series getting an honorable mention).
Also, cuz I think it's only fair to warn you: I am a huge Bobby fangirl.
Now, pay attention, this part is important: I am strongly Anti-Twilight. As someone who writes, as someone who loves folklore, and as someone who prefers the female pronouns, those books offend me on many different levels. If you are a fan of the series, it might be better that you stay away (as I have said many nasty things about it, and I will continue to do so).
For those interested in such things, I post fic to my writing journal storiwr (which is also the journal that I make posts to godfic with), and I have been known to curse my muse (Penelope) on penelopebrennen.
My Anne of Green Gables moodtheme was made by dallowayward on LJ, and can be found here.
My Nightmare Before Christmas mood theme was made by engravedheart on LJ, and can be found here.
My Robin-centric RH mood theme was made by waywardrifter on LJ, and can be found here.
My Full-Cast (seasons 1 & 2) of RH was made by elena_hepburn on LJ, and can be found here.
My Multifandom moodtheme was made by ainabarad_icons on LJ, and can be found here.
My "Highlander: The Series" moodtheme was made by missfnb, and can be found here.
I have two Gerard Butler moodthemes. One is made by halffling on LJ, and can be found here. The other was made by euterpeslullaby @ crackified on LJ, and can be found here.
My DW:S4 moodtheme was made by cowboyhd on LJ, and can be found here.
My V moodtheme was made by notashamed on LJ, and can be viewed here.
My Queen moodtheme was made by rhye @ shikon_icons on LJ and can be found here.
I found my Smooth Sailing layout here.
|Interests:||125: 13th warrior, agender, american gods, apocalyptica, aromantic, aromantic asexuality, asexual, asexuality, asexuals, asgard, bagpipes, benedict cumberbatch, big bad wolf, big words, bobby singer, books, browncoats, celtic art, celtic culture, celtic knots, celtic music, celtic mythology, celtic punk, celtic rock, celts, creative writing, criminal minds, doctor who, dropkick murphys, empire records, faerie, fairies, fairy tales, fantasy, faramir, firefly, flogging molly, folk punk, folk rock, folklore, folktales, gaelic, gaelic storm, geeks, genderless, god fic, godfic, godpunk, great big sea, greg proops, grimm, harry potter, hiddles, highlander, history, hobbits, inklings, invader zim, ireland, irish, irish accents, irish music, irish mythology, irish punk, irish rock, j.r.r. tolkien, journeyman, jrr tolkien, kilts, learning, legends, literary analysis, little red riding hood, loki, lord of the rings, lotr, metaphysics, movies, myth, mythology, nordic mythology, norse mythology, odin, paranormal, philosophy, pixies, queen, reading, red riding hood, runrig, s:aab, sarcasm, scandinavian mythology, scotland, scots, scottish, scottish accents, scottish music, scottish mythology, serenity, sherlock, sherlock holmes, space: above and beyond, spn, sprites, st patrick's day, supernatural, temporal paradoxes, temporal theory, the 13th warrior, the big bad wolf, thinking too hard, thor, time travel, tolkien, tom hiddleston, tricksters, urban legends, useless trivia, valhalla, vampires, vikings, welsh, werewolves, writing|
|Schools:||Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - Hogsmeade, Scotland - Highland, United Kingdom|
Xavier Institute for Higher Learning - North Salem, NY
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|Date created:||2007-08-08 22:18:05|
|Date updated:||2015-11-18 23:15:19, 107 weeks ago|
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