Thursday, October 9, 2008

About Me

Now that I've introduced the blog, it's time to introduce myself.

I am in fact female, but I'm ethnically Ashkenazi, not Irish. I'm far closer in age to Bryce Dallas Howard than to Nicole Kidman. I've lived most of my life in the American northeast, which is where I live now, although I've spent half a year in Scotland and a year in China. At the time of writing, I work at an extremely menial job in publishing; I'm hoping to be an English teacher next year. I have an MA in English. I am pretty far left, politically, for an American. I have been in love with many works of art and the city of Edinburgh but never with a human being.

The rest of this post is just a list of art that is very important to me now or has been in the past:

Authors: Diana Wynne Jones, Henry James, Jenna Moran, Dave Duncan, Theodore Sturgeon

Books (by other authors): Please Save My Earth, Angel Sanctuary, Valis, A Scanner Darkly, Absalom, Absalom!, Giles Goat Boy, The Great Gatsby, "Death in Venice"

Bands: Pulp, Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, Belle and Sebastian, of Montreal

TV Shows: Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Mulberry, Trigun, Buffy, Angel, House, Lost

Webcomic: College Roomies from Hell!!!

Movies: Dogville, Badlands

Video Games: Final Fantasy IV, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII, Xenogears

Poems: "The Second Coming," "The Book of Thel," Prometheus Unbound

I guess that's it for now - anyway, hopefully that gives you at least some kind of guide.


Ily said...

Okay, I know this is an old post, but I clicked over when you commented on my blog, and when I read this:

I have been in love with many works of art and the city of Edinburgh but never with a human being.

I had to say, "me tooo!" Except, substitute London for Edinburgh; I've never been to Edinburgh but I bet I'd love it if I did go :)

Grace Mulligan said...


It's good to know that I'm not the only one ;-). Actually, I remember you blogging about this once - that people tend to fall in love with the places where they studied abroad. For me. Edinburgh was particularly awesome as it was my first real experience living in an urban rather than a suburban setting, and I loved the fact that it was also a small city so that there were two science fiction bookstores within a five minute walk from my house - that's not even two bookstores, that's two science fiction bookstores.

Ily said...

That was true for me, as well. Until living in London, I'd always lived either in the suburbs or in a rural town. (Although when I lived in San Francisco later, I didn't love it nearly as much.) I'm not even a big fan of science fiction, but I would still find that to be pretty awesome.

Grace Mulligan said...

Yeah, I guess now I've lived in three cities since I lived in Edinburgh. And admittedly one of them was in provincial China so I was not likely to fall in love with it in the first place, but the other two just weren't the same. I think your first time in a city is special. I think the science fiction bookstores is just emblematic - just imagine how many bookstores in general there were!