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apocalypse2012 @ 03:01 pm: Introductions

    Hey guys!

    So, I haven't been checking the community as often as I should be, lol, but I'd like to welcome all the new people who've joined. ^_^.

    So, mikenno's post gave me an idea. Whether it's good or bad, I don't know.

    Everyone please comment this saying a little bit about yourself and what kind of writing or art you produce. It can be as long or as short as you want.

    I'll start.

    My name is Emilie. I'm 16 and live in Florida. I've been writing since about sixth grade or so. I started a novel in seventh grade, worked on it up through ninth, but lost the files when my computer crashed. I have several short stories I wrote while in middle school, but more recently, most of my work has consisted of free-verse poetry. I take some degree of interest in literary theory and criticism, although a lot of what I've been taught in that respect strikes me as rather restrictive. Poets and writers that are heavily influential on my work are Charles Baudelaire, Gerard de Nerval, TS Eliot (regrettably, but one cannot deny the value of his work, fascist though he was), Hart Crane, Robert Duncan, and HP Lovecraft. My favorite artists are Salvador Dali, Titian, Gustav Klimpt, and Gustave Doré. My favorite bands are Nine Inch Nails and VNV Nation.


Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Das Ich, "Uterus"

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From:fugaciousness
Date:October 7th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Alrighty. I call me Argus, I'm 18 at the moment and live in Canada. I've been writing and drawing my whole life. When I was in grade one I used to make pop-up books. I would write the stories and draw the pictures and cut the paper so that the animals popped out of the pages. My teacher used to have my books on loan to the other kids throughout the week. My grade one teacher was the only person who ever made me feel special like that. Writing-wise, I'll mostly do short story/novel-type things, but never fail to keep coming back to poetry from time to time. I love editting, but don't know if I'm any good.

I went to a highschool for the arts and was in their special series art program for 4 years. This program caused about half of my overall classes to be connected to the visual-arts. Life drawing was my favourite class because I found it the most challenging, and because I could watch myself improve each day. Art was always my release, but never my life's calling. Now in university, I've left that behind me but still doodle from time to time. I don't think I'm that great.

I can't pinpoint influences or even favourites for anything I do, and my tastes are fairly even across the board.

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From:apocalypse2012
Date:October 7th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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You should post some of your art. ^_^
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 8th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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Nah :P Maybe some other time.
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From:mikenno
Date:October 8th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Someone else that lives in Florida and knows VNV Nation exists! I <3 you.
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From:apocalypse2012
Date:October 8th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Woot! *hugs*. VNV Nation is awesome. I wish more people knew about them. Fave song? Mine shifts from day to day, but right now it's probably "Chrome".

What part of FL are you in? I'm from Pensacola, aka "Alabama Lite".
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From:mikenno
Date:October 8th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
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*squeeeze* I'm from Davenport. :\

I'd have to say the same. It shifts depending on how I feel... So with how I feel now? *think*

I'd have to say "Further."
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From:apocalypse2012
Date:October 8th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, I love "Further". ^_^.

Where's Davenport? I bet it;s south FL. Everyone cool seems to live in south FL. :-(. Meh.

BTW, I checked out your Deviant Art page. You should post some of your stuff on here. ^_^. I really like it.
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From:mikenno
Date:October 8th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Davenport is more southern Florida, yeah. I'm 15 minutes from Disney and about 45 from Orlando.

And thanks. My girlfriend draws like so much better than I do and I don't draw much anymore because it's not my forté.
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From:apocalypse2012
Date:October 8th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, I like your drawings. They have a certain sincerity to them.

15 minutes from Disney? Lucky. :-p
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