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The Mystical Land of Pardes

Amber Michelle
12 August
Update: all 100 Things entries will be public, so friending isn't required. Not that I object to new friends or anything! If you're interested in writing, Tolkien, or JRPGs, we will probably have something to talk about.

I'm a Creative Writing graduate from San Francisco State. I write a lot, or pretend I do when it gets hard, and work at Starbucks because I like coffee, tea, and it seemed appropriate. Married, no kids. There isn't much else you need to know on the "real life" front.

This journal revolves around my interests. That can include, but is not limited to: writing (fiction), Japanese (language), history, mysticism, mythology, console RPGs and anime, fantasy and SF, cooking and/or recipes, and perfume and incense. I am trying very hard not to obsess about Tolkien and the Silmarillion, but eventually the dam will burst. I'm a fangirl at heart.

Sometimes I write fandom essays, and more often they turn into rants. I started this journal because those rants had no place on my websites, or on message boards and other communities I was posting in at the time. Because I'm shooting my mouth off, I might inadvertently say something offensive; these days I pay more attention, but looking back at older entries, I realize how full of fail they are and don't want to repeat those mistakes. There were many things I wasn't aware of then that I'm more aware of now.

That said, I will attempt to take criticism gracefully. If it comes off as trolling, though, not so much.

Sometimes I add random people to my friends list. This might be because:
a) We have similar interests
b) You have a bad habit of making interesting entries
c) You write the kind of fiction I hope to keep reading
d) I'm bored and I want my Friends page to be more lively
e) All of the above.

You're not obligated to Friend me back. That's always nice, but I don't expect it.

Likewise, if you want to Friend me, you don't have to ask.

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