I am a resident of Botetourt County (an eldritch realm where lawnmowers purporting the superiority of the confederacy are the predominate means of transportation...it is an unfortunate place for anyone of even the slightest liberal orientation to be raised) who decided upon Roanoke College because of its approach to general education requirements, relatively small class sizes, and Creative Writing/Literary Studies majors. I emerged form the womb spouting Shakespearean prose (well...it slightly resembled Elizabethan diction upon translation from the infantile psycho-babble...actually...not quite...I believe it may have been more along the lines of "where the hell am I?"...what I'm trying to say is that I have always harbored a certain penchant for language and literature...), and quickly developed a taste for any writing which resembled a blackhead-obstinate and painful, with depth only hinted at by its seemingly insipid exterior, but carrying an immense sense of gratification and depth after having been successfully popped. Poe, Céline, Lovecraft, Plath, Nabokov, Nietzsche, Bataille, and Gibson comprise my pantheon of literary gods...I strive to fuse the best of each into absurdist aubades certain to atrophy any purported preconceptions. I am, however, far from that point...still a neophytic amoeba striving to expand my basic form into something vaguely reminiscent of a multicellular organism. I am eager to learn whatever possible in order to expand my knowledge of language, my cognizance of assonance and consonance, my ability to fuse sentences into bizarre juxtapositions which somehow manage to make sense...
- Salem, Virginia
- Foetuses, Cybernetics, Nihilism
- Favorite noveling music:
- Electro-industrial, aggrotech, black metal, visual kei
- Student-Roanoke College
- Favorite books or authors:
- E.A. Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Sylvia Plath, William Gibson, Edward Gorey, Batailles, Vladimir Nabokov