I've been around the American block, having lived in Washington state, California, Hawai'i, and MIchigan, and in Ohio for a few months. Earlier this year, I studied in Japan and experienced the shock of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Of course, I was hundreds of miles away, but the aftermath caused many of my peers to quit early and return to America. I stayed and persisted, and am still alive. And no, I'm not glowing.
My genre of choice is science-fiction, though I have dabbled in literary and fantasy. Ultimately, I believe the genre should fit the story, and/or vice verse. Not just aliens and unicorns, but the purpose of writing the story should connect with the style, cohesive form and function. I use science fiction to theorize what could happen, or provide a parody of what is happening. Fantasy is great to explore human creativity and expression, linking humans to the earth and each other, like in a majority of Ursula K. Le Guin's young adult works. Likewise, I've found literary fiction to be a good tool in describing specific people, places, and events rather than being a lofty analogy. This is how I've dissected fiction.
I love my mom and brother, and I believe in a God and Fate. Theology, psychology, and sociology are prominent themes in my writing and life. I favor American classic rock music, though I have been known to listen to Hawaiian, Japanese Rock, and hip hop from time to time. And even though I list these trivial identifiers, even I don't know all of who I am--the greatest part of living is discovering new bits every day.
2011 - Macrolens
2010 - On Earth: Journals Belonging to a Semi-Intelligent Extra-Terrestrial
- Concord, CA
- Japanese, languages, traveling, cats, blue, learning
- Favorite noveling music:
- Journey "Don't Stop Believing"
- Favorite books or authors:
- Ender's Game, Alien Chronicles, A Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451, The Color Purple, 1984, A Brave New World, Gulliver's Travels, etc., Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, George Orwell, Orson Scott Card, C.S. Lewis, Huxley, Pullman, etc.