So. I'm a 21 year old English major finishing up my last semester of college, getting ready to tackle graduate school. I'm really bad at talking about myself so I'll just kind of ramble about the stuff I usually update about, yeah? D: I figure that works.
First and foremost is school. Since I'm a student, this is, uh, sort of all I do with my life. Like I said, I'm an English major, with a concentration in creative writing. This semester is devoted to writing my thesis, which is (sort of, maybe) a collection of linked short stories. It's fun, but also kind of completely terrible in every way, so a lot of my posts right now sort of fall under this "THESIS, YOU ARE THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING, I HATE YOU" sort of theme.
I also mentioned that I'm getting ready to start grad school next semester, so I ramble about that a lot. Right now it looks like I'll be getting my MFA in creative writing (fiction) from University of South Florida, and I'm kind of freaking out about having to move 10 hours away, so that's definitely a topic that comes up frequently.
Next is probably fandom. Sort of. I don't really participate in any proper fandoms right now, but I do ramble a lot. Mostly about Doctor Who these days, and I am always eager to add more fans!!
Others include Harry Potter, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Princess Tutu and Firefly. Or those are the major ones, at least. So again, if any of you are mildly interested in those, feel free to add me. :D
Since I am an English major, I tend to talk/complain/ramble way too much about literature. Specifically Romantic era stuff, but I also have a soft spot for the Victorian era. And I think most Modernists are (unintentionally) hilarious and adorable.
I also talk a lot about musicals. I love, love, love, love musical theatre. Favorites include Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, The Last Five Years and The Scarlet Pimpernel, but honestly, I love most shows. I have a huge soft spot for anything Frank Wildhorn, Jason Robert Brown or Sondheim.
I really like dinosaurs too, so they tend to come up a lot. I took a really intense paleontology seminar a few semesters ago and it was one of the greatest things I've ever done. So, um, if any of you are dinosaur fans, add away!
And last but not least, video games. I am not really a hardcore gamer, but I do love video games, and I wish I had more time to play them. As evidenced by the fandom section, I'm into some Final Fantasy games, and I really love RPGs in general: Dragon Quest VIII, Legend of Mana, Threads of Fate and Chrono Cross are some of my all-time favorite games. I also really love the Tomb Raider series, as well as Spyro, The Sims and, of course, Zelda. Link's Awakening was one of the very first games I ever played, and it's still one of my favorites.
I'm also a pretty big Pokemon nerd, and I play a lot of old school Sierra adventure games: King's Quest and Quest for Glory. A little bit of Laura Bow, too.
Annnnddd I guess that's it! Unless you like pandas. I love pandas. My journal is a very panda-friendly zone.