January 5th, 2015

Bard looking for a court.

Hi everyone!

I am a fantasy author, illustrator, book lover and animal lover. My hobbies (other than reading, drawing and writing) include playing with my cats, playing Dungeons & Dragons and watching the hours dwindle away on Youtube! I normally post short stories, excerpts and drawings/paintings of mine over my livejournal page with the occasional of a link or video I like from someone else. (Recently more than occasional). If this is your cuppa tea, feel free to look at my page, twitter and facebook. I'm always happy to chat with a fellow artist and share work.



And so I hear the calling again. Hello everyone!!

By no means is this my very first time here. I took a few years off and then I couldn't remember my old account name or password.. so I made a new one.

I think that this one is going to be more fitting to what I have grown into. I'm also going to try to keep up with it.

So let me tell you a little about myself. I love watching horror movies and I love picking them apart and talking about them to people. I love drawing and I'm currently doing fractals and learning 3D art.

The only fandom right now that I am really big into is Ghostbusters. Yeah, I know it is an old fandom, but I don't care. I have always loved it and I do believe that I will always love it. There are so many things about the fandom that I love. And no, it is not because I have a major crush on Egon/Harold. Well, ok, that is one of the reasons. There are several others.

I love table top games. I usually go out every Monday night to our local comic book shop and play table top games with a bunch of my friends. We play whatever the game host brings with them. Some of the games we have played in the past range from Zombie Dice to Smallworld. Sometimes the games are super simple and fun and sometimes they take a good deal of strategy. I love either one.

So yeah, that is basically all there is to know about me. I'm a nerdy female that loves horror, Ghostbusters, art, science, and tabletop games. What more could you ask for? Hehehe.
don't break it

Today I had a thought. What if I I had never met you?

Hello LJ peeps. I was distracted by Facebook for a while. FB has its merits - yes, it really does - but it's more of a drive-by-slogan place infested with memes rather than a place to interact and make friends. Only about 1/3 of my LJ friendlist actually post here any more, gone to FB or Ello or wherever - but I'm still here and posting much more often.

About me:
I'm 58 so I'm older than the average LJer. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 1978 with a BA in art. I retired from local government work three years ago and don't miss it whatsoever. I've been married for 4 1/2 years; we have separate homes (long complicated story having to do with a real estate issue). We live in the reddest and hottest county in California. Lemme tell ya, that isn't easy when you're a blue person. We hope to move to a cooler, more liberal-friendly area within a couple of years (long complicated story having to do with a real estate issue).

I have an online shop: https://www.zibbet.com/Violetsandwine

I'm quite liberal. Other opinions are fine as long as they can be discussed rationally and factually. Willful ignorance, bumper-sticker theology, and sloganeering politics annoy the crap out of me; when the froth starts appearing at the corners of lips, I exit the conversation. My patience for nonsense is nonexistent. I am a huge LGBTQ supporter.

My religious views are a work in progress. If you're a fundie of any sort, we probably will not get along.

I have no idea what fanfic/fandoms are and have never read Harry Potter. Video games, anime, mange, fantasy & similar subjects aren't my cup of tea. I tried to understand Meyer-Briggs once and lost interest.

I primarily read nonfiction and usually have three or four books going at once (cuurently, "I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like" by Todd Snider, "Death: The Trip of a Lifetime" by Greg Palmer, "One Summer: America 1927" by Bill Bryson, and "In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist" by Pete Jordan). I watch almost no television at all but when I do, it's usually baseball (SF Giants fan), cooking shows, and Downton Abbey. I like older movies, quirky films, documentaries, the occasional chick flick... such as "Midnight in Paris," "Jazz on a Summer's Day," "Hannah and Her Sisters," "An American in Paris," "Babette's Feast," and "Chariots of Fire." Overproduced and overhyped megahits just don't reach me.

Back in the 1970s I went to a lot of rock concerts. Now I'm more interested in jazz, blues, classical, folk, alt-country, and mostly music/musicians from the 1940s through 1980s. I like a wide variety of artists - for instance, Dave Alvin, AC/DC, Madeline Peyroux, Diana Krall, John Prine, La Boheme, Keynsham, Dexter Gordon, James McMurtry, and Johnny Mathis. Can't stand rap, though.

I have two cats and a step-cat, and they're all spoiled rotten.

I love cooking and having dinner parties. There aren't many foods I dislike. If you're vegan or celiac and come to my house for dinner, I'll make sure you have plenty to eat. And I have a food blog: https://eggsinhell.wordpress.com/

We love to travel. My husband is in love with Amsterdam. London is my city. We're eager to explore other places; we try to go somewhere out of the US about every 1 1/2 years for at least a couple of weeks.

Generally I post about what's going on in my life, though there is the occasional rant, political statement, or philosophical/rhetorical question post, newspaper oddity, or whatever else interests me. Seldom do I lock down a post so pretty much everything is out there for public consumption, warts and all. I swear a lot.

If all you post are memes/quizzes or U TyPe lYk tHIs, I don't think that will be a good fit.
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