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I am so made that I cannot believe.

(Just another godless atheist.)

Not safe, not pretty, never quiet, always thinking. Bitter earth-mother, clothes-horse hippie chick in bluejeans and heels who knows that the stars weren't hung in the sky, but nailed there. My mother never ate diamonds, so why do the faces on milk cartons talk to me?

I write, I think too much, I curse like a truckdriver and cry too often over things I'll never change. Inspired by music, pursued by guilt, past wedged so tightly inside my skull that trepanation seems appealing. Prone to over-analysis, defined by irrational flights of fancy, emotionally crippled and pathologically kind.

I'm currently completing my degree in English and periodically writing for an international animal rights organization. After spending over three years working as a librarian in a local historical society, I find it enjoyable (if not very profitable) to do genealogical research in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas. I heat my house with a wood stove, cook too much too often, prefer the company of animals to that of large numbers of people, and have turned my papasan chair over to the dogs. I also seem to spend a good bit of time in dusty archives and the rest trying to keep foot-out-of-mouth, where it seems to want to take up permanent residence.

Electronically huggable, kinky but not uptight about it, subby, poly, owned, far from politically correct (or polytically correct, for that matter) and reasonably tolerant, except when confronted by stupidity that fairly cries out to be mocked.

I'm an obsessive, picky reader. To that end (and to indulge my not-so-Inner Bitch) I maintain a Just Don't Do This list for fanfic writers here, and a followup, which can be found here.

Visit my Filters post if you're new here, but please be aware that I don't tend to add people to certain filters unless I know them personally, have met them IRL, or have known them online for long enough that I feel comfortable doing so. There are exceptions to the familiarity standard, of course, but if you don't have your DoB (or at least the year) on your journal page and I don't know you, you have *no chance* of seeing anything of a particularly adult nature.

HBB Disclaimer: If you are in the market for someone to sleep with you and your girlfriend, you are barking up the wrong tree. Ignore everything I wrote up there. I am, in point of fact, a reserved, humorless prig lacking in both charm and social graces. I do not cyber, I do not have an A/S/L for you and I do not care how long you and your who/whatever have been looking for a 3rd--I'm not her. If you're still determined to give it the old college try, I recommend a flak jacket as you will be used for sport.

Copyright to all material is held solely by me (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), according to the terms of the Creative Commons License.

And just to clutter up the place...


Geek TerrorGeek Terror Alert Scale


"The fact that people are poor or discriminated against
doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities
of justice, nobility, charity or compassion."--Saul Alinsky

"The contradictory qualities we seek in that elusive perfect lover.
Strength and vulnerability, in equal measures."
--Jeffrey Deaver, The Bone Collector

"The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late,
is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer
because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you
in proportion to your fear of being hurt." -- Thomas Merton

"I knew that Ivy, like every woman, really only wanted to know
what I felt—or thought, if I didn’t feel anything."--Max Frisch


Dislikes:37: aggressive drivers, animal cruelty, anxiety, bad fanfic, bible man, biting insects, bleeding, breaking down on the highway, cities that smell like piss, competitive sports, domly doms, getting lost, heights, high humidity, intelligent design, lifetime tv, lousy iced tea, not knowing, not talking about it, panic attacks, people who don't spay & neuter their pets, people who should be spayed or neutered, polka, pop music, rap music, screaming kids, self-important twits, sex on zoloft, stench, stupidity, sunburn, suvs, the smell of hippies in the morning, top 40, unemployment, urban sprawl, yak butter


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"unfriendly", acquiring too many books, angry beavers, anime, atheism, b5, bbc america, bdsm, being cordelia without dying, being human uk, black books, blackadder, blake's 7, bleach, bringing home strays, british comedies, british tv, building up that wall, burial grounds, cemeteries, cemetery transcription, christopher hitchens, collecting epitaphs, courteous and consensual non-monogamy, cracker (uk), d. gray-man, d/s, damned good coffee, daria, davinci's notebook, death note, diner culture, doing the right thing, douglas adams, dr. who, dylan moran, exonumia, father ted, fawlty towers, fuck-me shoes, genealogy, george brassens, george lippard, gorey, graveyards, guerilla retail management, gun x sword, gungrave, gunxsword, hayseed dixie, headstones, heathers, hetalia: axis powers, highlander, historical societies, hugs, hunter s. thompson, iced tea, intelligence, invader zim, ivy, jacques brel, jane austen, jeckyll, jeeves & wooster, jens lekman, jeremy brett, jethro tull, jonathan coulton, jonathan creek, jthm, klezmer, kuroshitsuji, kurt weil auf deutsch, lexx, libraries, literacy, long hair, lush, macs, making myself useful, manga, memento mori, minding my own business, mocking bad television, monty python, more coffee, moxy fruvous, musty antique shops, my old farmhouse, nabari no ou, naruto, obscure television programming, old books, old houses, old postcards, old things, other people's babies, pain, passion, paul & storm, paul fussell, photographing cemeteries, photographs of graveyards, pie in the sky, post mortem photography, preacher, preservation, psychological play, purging my monkeysphere, purple, ray caesar, reading, really bad covers, red dwarf, robbie coltrane, rufus wainwright, sandman, sapiosexuality, sarcasm, saying "fuck you" creatively, sci fi, silver diamond, snakes, spider jerusalem, sushi, tactics, talking about it, tea, teapot atheism, ted talks, the grateful dead, the it crowd, the omega factor, thunderstorms, tom waits, tombstones, tomtom, torchwood, transmetropolitan, trinity blood, unanticipated fits of nature, unsweetened iced tea, unusual ice cream flavors, uraboku, used bookstores, vassalord, visible atheism, wire in the blood, wood heat


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