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A little bit of history

So I’ve got this post I’ve been working on. It’s niggling at my brain kinda like the giant worm thing in the asteroid from Star Wars. And yes I know it had a name. I’m not so much of a geek that I know its name. And since I’m watching an ep of Angel right now, I don’t feel like looking it up. Suffice to say, it’s been bugging me.

But every time I go to write, I keep explaining myself, the point of view I come from, blah blah blah. So figured I could cut the BS and just do a post about myself. After all, everyone does one at some point right?

Here goes:

At the moment, I live in North Dakota. Right in the middle of what we call the oil patch. I work I’m medical records. A glorified librarian really. Ah fun. Before this I lived in Alaska. Land of snow, whales, moose, glaciers and all things touristy. And fun. And full of coffee. Seriously, you think Seattle is known for it’s coffee? It is, but Anchorage has the most coffee shops per capita in the US. I miss it. Turn a corner, find a coffee shop. Turn the next, hey! It’s coffee shack! I think it has something to do with the daylight hours. I think there are…maybe two real coffee shops and three roadside stands here. And they close crazy early.

Which is stupid. I don’t drink coffee much early.

My father is an artist of the oil painting Western/Landscape/Portraiture variety. I grew up on color,composition, and all things arty. At the same time, I read like they were going to burn every book in the world and I needed to have seen them before they were gone. I discovered fantasy in the form of the “Redwall” novels and took off from there into “The Dragonriders of Pern”, the whole “People of the…” books and a number of others. Around the time I was in 8th grade I decided to draw and become an animator. So I drew. And drew. And drew. And drew some more. Once I graduated high school I went to a state college on a Fine Arts decree. Then I switched to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online and worked toward an Animation degree. That had to stop once we moved down here. Lack of money you see.

So there you have it me. I go to work, come home, study, read things online, write, rinse and repeat as needed. Enjoy!


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