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hen asked to describe me, a close friend responded “initially cool, extremely focused, mildly eccentric, and eventually entertaining”. While this was nice and all, the sincere mood was immediately disbanded when the shrill voice of the woman behind the counter of the university’s “greasy grill” yelled, “BEEF AND PEPPER!” As my roommate stood to retrieve her “beef and pepper” [also known as a cheese-steak with hot peppers], I realized just how hilarious my current situation was. There I was: sitting in an old wooden booth that smelled faintly of sweaty leather in my blue scrub bottoms and offensively neon orange sandals at one in the morning attempting to write my biography while my roommate was buying a greasy sandwich at twice the normal cost - not to mention, we had just previously been discussing why a horseradish packet of white sauce was colored red.

Yes- however sad it might be, that was a real glimpse into my life as a student.

But this is supposed to be a biography, is it not?

I was born to a relatively un-unique family on a Wednesday [or was it Tuesday?] afternoon in early September. I prefer to think that the day was warm and sunny with the smell of fall in the air - but the reality of the situation is, or so my aunts tell me, it was a miserable rainy afternoon. I grew up the regular way. Went to grade school - passed. Made some friends. Went to junior high school - passed. Made some more friends. Went to high school - passed. Managed to keep those friends [with a few minor exceptions]. I went to a semi-local private college on an art scholarship. Made some more friends, lost a particularly hideous breed of evil roommate, and bought the offensively neon orange sandals. At the moment I am a junior art history and ancient history major, who consequently specializes in ancient art forms – thus my obsessive need/love for detail. While other stereotypical girls may tend to look for stars and rich husbands in their future, I will be just as content with dusty shelves of second-century vase fragments on the third basement floor of a museum which preferably will be located in the UK. That’s not too much to ask is it?

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Female - I’m fairly sure of this. If I’m not a girl then Jason Hiley has a surprise coming…
Date of Birth
September the 9th, 1980
Student. Full time student. This accounts for both my periods of extreme idleness and my periods of hectic busyness. Though lately the latter has taken control.
English (native), French, Italian and basic Latin
Northeastern US
Nationality United States American. Or is this an ethnic-background question? If so then I’m English English English with a tiny sprinkle of German. Actually, when tracing my family’s heritage we found that we had been some sort of royalty back in the crusading period. Had a castle and everything near the eastern border. Too bad some rather nasty fellows destroyed it and we were pushed out. Its also too bad I’m 98% English and 2% German… :sigh: I’m afraid all the “blue blood” in this girl is now only a plumy-red.
Messengers ICQ: 146549959 (Anaea)
Hey, don’t look at me. I’m sure I have one - but even I don’t know where it is…
Favourite Books
Do you really want me to name them ALL? Okay okay, here I go - though keep in mind they aren’t in any special order and I’m probably forgetting a few significant ones…

"Kushiel’s Dart" by Jacqueline Carey [note: very impatiently waiting for next two in the series], All of the Shannara series by Terry Brooks, "Lord of the Rings" and surrounding texts, "Ender’s Game" and following sequels by Orson Scott Card, "Mists of Avalon" and "Firebrand" by Marion Zimmer Bradley, "The Complete Book of Swords" by I-Don’t-Remember-Right-Now, "The Dragon Bone Chair", "The Stone of Farewell", and "The Green Angle Tower" by Tad Williams, "Night’s Daughter" by Tanith Lee, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" and following sequels by Douglas Adams, "The Redemption of Althalus" by The Eddings’, "The Relic" by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston, "The Unlikely Ones" by Mary Brown, "Pandora" by Anne Rice, any Brian Froud's Faerie book, and lastly I will always have a place in my heart for the Dragon-lance Chronicles and Legends by Tracy and Margaret.
Favourite Music
This is a very UNFAIR question- I have a very eclectic taste in music. One day I can listen to Limp Bizkit and two hours later I wouldn’t have any problems listening to Dead Can Dance. But here is a glimpse into my music tastes [more like me flipping through my CD holder and writing a few artists down]: Stone Temple Pilots [STP], Fuel, Third Eye Blind, The Cranberries, A3, Dido, Lorenna McKennitt, Enya, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Miles Davis, Sarah Brightman, Delerium, Kate Price, Gary Stadler, Maire Brennan, Dead Can Dance and Bush.

I also happened to like both scores and soundtracks to movies. Among my favorite soundtracks Gone in 60 Seconds, MI2, Brokedown Palace, and the Matrix usually reign. Among the scores Gladiator [both one and two], MI2, Tomb Raider [love Graeme Revell], Last of the Mohicans, Braveheart, and The 13th Warrior are top dogs.
Favourite Games
Urgh - I think my brain is going dead from all this listing of everything…

Diablo 2, Tomb Raider [preferably the new ones but the old ones still have a place in my heart filed under “nostalgia”], Rainbow Six and Rouge Spear, The Sim City cycles, Caesar, Pharaoh, Zeus, used to love Duke Nuke’m, used to play Half-Life [multi only], anything I could play where it meant kicking my brother’s butt in multi. That's it - I quit! You’re going to have to guess from here on out…
Favourite Movies
Hmm… I think you will begin to see a trend here; I have a “thing” for historical epic films. As with the other two above categories, this is only list and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few. Last of the Mohicans, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Any Star Wars, Elizabeth, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The 13th Warrior, Braveheart, Pride and Prejudice [A&E 1996 version], Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stigmata, Boiler Room, The Dark Crystal, Pitch Black, The Mummy [not the sequel], The Dead Poets Society, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Abyss, The Tomas Crown Affair, Legend, Jaws, The Goonies [ok so I’m still a kid at heart!], Indiana Jones [any], Snatch, and as much as I hate to admit it - any muppet movie. Yeah yeah - don’t even bother saying it… so what if I’m a Jim Henson fan?
Santharian Focus
Not sure if I really have a specific job here. I travel around reading everything, once in a while commenting on something. I guess I’m a writer? Or tribe maker? You give me one Art - I can’t do this ;) - Art: Ok, let's simply call it a World Designer then, okeydokey?
Joining Date
January 20th, 2002

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 Date of last edit 18th Sleeping Dreameress 1669 a.S.

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