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Miriam [userpic]

Name: Miriam

Age: 23

Favorite music: Hummmm, difficult. I like a lot of cello rock/metal (think Apocalyptica and Break of Reality, if you know them) and string music in general, plus drum n bass, trashy dance-pop, soundtracks, Muse, The Dresden Dolls, French rap/slam...

Favorite book (or series): The Kushiel's Legacy Series by Jacqueline Carey; Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clark; Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters; The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway...

How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: Geeky, probably! Or perhaps overly practical.

Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? I used to like fantasy more, but I've been reading a lot of sci-fi recently. Basically I like both.

Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? I used to write fanfiction, and I occasionally still write short stories. I'm trying to get back into it, but it's hard...

Why are you attracted to the genre? I love the plots. Whenever I read regular literature, unless the book is really really good, I'm generally disappointed by the lack of adventure. I love sci-fi because it tends to be either very thought provoking or just heaps of fun, and fantasy is just pure, delicious escapism. I also love the whole proccess of worldbuilding and reading about other places, so I suppose that ties into it.

Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? I write book reviews, study at university (majoring in Geology, Geography, and French), go swimming/dancing/tramping/to the gym, and drink far too much green tea. I like travelling and am going to the Philippines next year on an environmental internship, and generally go through phases of being obsessed by grammar/politics/astronomy/maps. XD

Do you have a website or something else we should check out? Just my lj, although my review journal is restiva13 if you're interested.

Gallery of Shadows and Reflections [userpic]

Name: Amy

Age:32

Favorite music: I'm pretty eclectic. I like symphonic metal, various rock sounds, some jazz, classical, celtic. Indie bands.

Favorite book (or series): Oh geeze. Too many to name. I'm quite fond of Neil Gaiman's work. I love Anne Rice. Anne Bishop. Charles DeLint. Stephen King. Robert Jordan. George R.R. Martin. Frank Herbert. Phillip Pullman. I could go on and on.

How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: Creative, nerdy, a little quiet in person.

Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? More fantasy, but I do like a well-told science fiction.

Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? I write urban fantasy, in the form of short stories and a graphic novel project. I also create fantasy-based art.

Why are you attracted to the genre? I love the sense of magic lurking just out of sight a well-written urban fantasy can bring. I love the epic, mythic, immersive, alternative historical feel stories such as the Wheel of Time or Song of Ice and Fire series bring. Overall, I just like to get lost in the sensation that there is more to the universe than is commonly perceived, even if that sensation is brought on by fiction.

Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? Writing, art, long walks in nature (preferably with a camera)

Do you have a website or something else we should check out? Just my LJ for now, which is of course the purpose of this post. :P

Joie [userpic]

<b>Name:</b> Joie (Joey)
<b>Age:</b> 20
<b>Favorite music:</b> Right now, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, White Stripes,
<b>Favorite book (or series):</b>I started reading fantasy with the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, by patricia C. wrede. The Obsidian trilogy, Bardic voices, the fairy godmother, Joust (I never fiished the series), fire rose, Brightly Burning by Mercedes lackey, vamire academy Richelle Mead, Darkest powers Kelley Armstrong. And interview with the vampire Anne Rice
<b>How a close friend would describe you in one sentence:</b> Strange, mostly because I don't have very many close friends
<b>Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person?</b> Fantasy. I've read maybe two sci-fi books, which I liked, but not enough to remember the names?
<b>Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy?</b> I write fantasy
<b>Why are you attracted to the genre?</b> I am attracted to it because it deals with things that aren't typical of reality. Like if wanted, the main character could have three eyes and no one blinks twice about it
<b>Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do?</b> drawing,scribble, write short stories (or scenerios I don't think they could really count as short stories), hang out with my sisters, and haggle my crush at work.
<b>Do you have a website or something else we should check out?</b> Nahh. :)

My journal consists of blabbering thoughts, sometimes I repeat thoughts, and about my family.

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
sorcha_ruel [userpic]

Name: You can ignore my cheesy LJ name, which is a Gaelic mishmash meaning "bright star," and call me Dawn.

Age:34

Favorite music: I usually say, "A weird collection of music that most people have never heard." Female-fronted metal, gothic, electronica, "old" new wave (like Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order), with some punk thrown in for good measure.

Favorite book (or series): Anything that isn't Twilight.

How a close friend would describe you in one sentence:Geeky.

Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person?Fantasy, but I do read sci-fi on occasion. Recommendations of good sci-fi novels would be welcome.

Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy?I'm a fledging writer, and sometimes blog about the woes of such.

Why are you attracted to the genre?The escapism, the idea that something else exists alongisde humans, whether it's vampires or elves or talking animals.

Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do?A bit of photography, concert-going, theater-attending... I'm a bit of a foodie too and plan to incorporate some of my recipes into my LJ.

Do you have a website or something else we should check out?Nope.

Also, I'm agnostic, a meat eater, and a liberal... but totally open to other ideas and lifestyles.

brightumbrae [userpic]

Name: PK

Age: 37

Favorite music: Yeah, I like music. =)

Favorite book (or series): Love Neil Gaiman, Guy Gavriel Kay, Michelle Sagara, Melanie Rawn.  I also enjoy the Kushiel series, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Tad Williams, C.J. Cherryh.  There are others that I can't remember right now.  If you'd like to see more, I'm on librarything.

How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: As close as you want me to be.  *waggles eyebrows*

Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? Fantasy

Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? Maybe?

Why are you attracted to the genre? I like the escapism and I find fantasy books easy to devour. 

Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? Sew, knit, chase cats, babble on LJ, watch stuff, play some WoW, annoy my brothers.

Do you have a website or something else we should check out? Nah, nothing interesting.

Current Mood: mellowmellow
˚ * 。●★ skywalker ★● 。* ˚ [userpic]

Name: Caroline, or Coral
Age: 22
Favorite music: Mostly metal, but also folk, classical stuff, soundtracks.. My Last.fm profile can be found here =)
Favorite book (or series): Quite obviously The Lord of the Rings, but I really like the Harry Potter and The Dark is Rising books as well, The Mists of Avalon, and The Amber Chronicles. Due to university I haven't been able to read much fantasy the past couple of years, but I hope that'll change again soon! I did read quite some comics though (which in my eyes classifies as fantasy too) - my favourite characters there being Batman, Wolverine, Green Arrow, Deadpool, Gambit and Sabretooth. My Goodreads, if you're interested. Also, totally random but: paperbacks >>>>> hardcovers.
How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: The one with her head up in the clouds but her heart in the right place - lol, can't believe I just made that up XD
Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? Both, really. I sort of have two sides on my personality, the one goes with fantasy and the other with sci-fi. I really can't choose or place one above the other. I used to be more into real fantasy without the sci-fi aspects, but lately I'm more into sci-fi - movies, mostly, though.. I must say I've never read a "real" sci-fi book oO
Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? Used to and really want to again! I've had stories in my head for ages, but so far failed to really write much of it down.
Why are you attracted to the genre? It's a pretty natural thing for me to like it. I've been drawn to fantastical stories, mythology etc ever since I was a kid. I'm a pagan as well, so also there I find a lot of connections with the genre. I simply have too much imagination and love to dwell in fantasy worlds - I'd prefer them over "the real world" anyday.
Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? Watching movies (and series) cause it takes up less time than reading, lol ;) I'm really more into movies than books atm. Otherwise, procrastinating in general, wasting time on the internet (mostly LJ and Facebook), penpalling, thinking about stuff and overanalysing everything, going to gigs and festivals, going for walks or biking trips, travelling, ....
Do you have a website or something else we should check out? I already linked to my Last.fm and Goodreads; there's some (actually a lot of) other info about me in this post on my journal. And my profile & icon page says quite a lot too. Also, my icon journal tranquillicons, heehee.

Since I'm posting here I'd obviously like some more LJ friends; but I gotta warn/inform you: I'm only adding you if we really have a lot in common, both liking fantasy isn't enough for me at this point, sorry.

why don't you go sit on a spear? [userpic]

Name: Jules
Age: 23
Favorite music: My taste in music is very ecclectic. I enjoy gothic, ethereal, punk, ska, indie, rock, folk, anti-folk, classic, heavy, hard, and traditional music. My list of favourite artists is ever-changing, though.
Favorite book (or series): Currently, A Song of Ice and Fire (G.R.R. Martin), Kushiel's (J. Carey), The Riftwar Saga (R. E. Feist), Wheel of Time (R. Jordan), His Dark Materials (P. Pullman), Lord of the Rings & The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien), Dune (F. Herbert).
How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: Obsessively insane, but highly addictive and fiercely loyal.
Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? Fantasy!
Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? I have a book in progress for ages, it's Fantasy alright, but I'm not very sure I'll ever be able to finish it.
Why are you attracted to the genre? Oh, there are so many reasons I can't even remember them all! It brings new worlds to life, it makes me imagine things so beautiful and wonderful they break my heart, it's myths and legends retold in so many ways I can never be satiated.
Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? Write, watch movies, waste tons of time on the internet, learn foreign languages, and travel.
Do you have a website or something else we should check out? Not really, no. I have a Twitter | julesgotheblues.

Ellis [userpic]

Hi There!

Name: Eimear
Age: 18
Favorite music: Anything that I can hum. And Muse.
Favorite book (or series): The Wheel of Time, The First Law, The Dark is Rising and The Lord of the Rings.
How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: Unbearably grouchy in the mornings, unbearably cheerful at night and a lovely person in between (this is an actually something a friend said of me!)
Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? More a fantasy person but I enjoy both.
Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? I often start sci-fi or fantasy fics and then stop. Because I'm the worlds worst procrastinator
Why are you attracted to the genre? Because no matter what's going on in the real world, a good sci-fi or fantasy book can take your mind off your problems and away to another world!
Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? Play music, write a bit and laugh loudly and as often as possible
Do you have a website or something else we should check out? Not really, just my lj

Hi all!

Name: Andy
Age: 26
Favorite music: rock/indie
Favorite book (or series): Gone, Lord of the Rings, It
How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: Random but a good listener
Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person?: Fantasy
Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy?: Yeah i enjoy writing fantasy type stories
Why are you attracted to the genre?: Anything can happen and its always interesting
Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do?: Id like to be a writer but failing that ill keep being a teacher
Do you have a website or something else we should check out?: No really just my livejournal, feel free to drop by and add me

Current Location: Home-Bedroom
Current Music: Radio 1 - Chris Moyles show repeat
Della [userpic]

Name: Holly but my friends call me Della
Age: 19, I'll be 20 in December
Favorite music: Metal, industrial, punk, 80's, pop, MUSIC period.
Favorite book (or series): Anita Blake, Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse, Vampire Academy, Tithe, Valiant, Ironside, etc.
How a close friend would describe you in one sentence: She's perfectly flawed.
Are you more a sci-fi or fantasy person? Fantasy
Do you also write sci-fi/fantasy? Yes, I do but I've been having a strong case of writers-block lately
Why are you attracted to the genre? Because it's different. It helps me escape.
Other than reading (of course), what do you like to do? I like to write, draw, listen and dance to music, hang out with my friends, watch movies and cartoons, cuddle with my bf :)
Do you have a website or something else we should check out? http://www.myspace.com/dellastarr

Interested? Leave me a comment on my Friends Only post, and add me. I love meeting new friends!

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