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there's a lit cigarette in the hand of my new angel

she's blowing smoke like halos

Lúthien Tinúviel
14 September 1977
I've pretty much jumped ship for Facebook, but I leave this here as a testament to my past. It got me where I am today... the good AND the bad.

Tinúviel the elven-fair,
Immortal maiden elven-wise,
About him cast her night-dark hair,
And arms like silver glimmering...

Nauthannen i ned ôl reniannen.


I am a writer/poet, a digital artist (though not a very good one), a person living with mental illness, a mother (to four adorable cats and one merlinat0rangel kitty), a domestic goddess, a Viggophile, an LOTR addict, an Elf (I even have the slightly pointy ears to prove it!), a parentheses addict, a font addict and a grammar/spelling Nazi. The whole 'your/you're' problem annoys the hell out of me and so does netspeak. If you use netspeak excessively, this isn't the place for you. Nothing personal, I just don't enjoy posts full of "words" like ne1, newayz, ur, etc. It makes my eyes bleed.

I suffer from fairly severe depression, anxiety disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Jeez, what a mess, huh?! I also have hydrocephalus and have had countless hospitalizations, the most recent being 2002. Gods forbid it should act up again. It's a pain in the ass, let me tell you. But I'm lucky that it didn't cause severe problems when I was a baby.

Karma really is a bitch, although I've only done a tiny handful of things in my entire life that I will forever regret, mainly a couple of especially stupid things several years ago. *sigh* I'm pretty convinced that's why my life for the past few years has been less than wonderful. *sigh* I'll never give up trying to make up for that.

I'm the owner, maintainer and moderator of eb_fans, an Evans Blue community. Tell your friends!

I also own, moderate and maintain do_me_viggo, proudly perving Viggo serving LJ since October 2004. Heh. I'm also the owner, maintainer and moderator of the bice_squad, a community dedicated to "American Idol" season four contestant Bo Bice. I also maintain claim_a_fella, which I did not originally own.

FYI: My icons are for MY personal use only. That is why they are stamped with my name. If you see an icon of mine that you like, please let me know and I would be more than glad to make a similar one for you. Please don't take my icons, especially without telling me. That's totally not cool and they have a name for it. Stealing.

I'm a big believer in icon crediting, so if I use anything someone else created, I most certainly say so. It's a shame that so many others don't do this. I've had several of my icons stolen by various people and had them refuse to credit me. It sucks and it's rude, which is why I don't do it. Having said that...

My iPod-style icons sprang from this kick-ass tutorial.

I may also have icons or graphics containing art by the very talented Kurt Halsey and Rion Vernon.

This is a great place for tiled backgrounds.

In addition, some of my icons may contain gradients by crumblingwalls and/or brushes by:

LOTR (specifically ROTK), Aladdin, "The O.C.", Kurt Halsey's artwork, Viggo Mortensen (to be fair, that is a longstanding obsession, but it's still current, LOL), "Desperate Housewives", the Dresden Dolls, Diet Dr Pepper, pizza, "Friends", monkeys, Adam Brody, Evans Blue, the musical Wicked, and the list goes on...

I claimed Viggo Mortensen, Matisyn of Evans Blue and Seth Cohen at claim_a_fella.
I claimed Viggo Mortensen and Noah Wyle at claim_yer_man.
I claimed Viggo Mortensen at claim_an_actor.

Age: 28
Astrological sign: Virgo
Favorite writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne Rice, JK Rowling, Francesca Lia Block, Lemony Snicket
Favorite poets: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Plath, William Blake
Favorite colors: Most shades of purple, silver, some green, black
Favorite food: Pizza, pad Thai, lasagna, ravioli
Non-Alcoholic drink of choice: Diet Dr Pepper, Starbucks caramel macchiato
Alcoholic drink of choice: Cosmopolitans, vodka and raspberry soda, blue margaritas, mojitos
Favorite CD: Evans Blue - The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume, ROTK soundtrack, Evanescence - Fallen, Johnny Cash - American IV
Favorite band: Evans Blue, Evanescence, the Dresden Dolls, waaaaay too many more to list.
Favorite movie: Way too many to list. At the top, though, is Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Favorite foreign film: À la folie... pas du tout and Amélie
Favorite actor: Viggo Mortensen, Joaquin Phoenix, Adam Brody
Favorite actress: Audrey Tautou, Reese Witherspoon
Favorite TV show: "Friends", since day one. Yes, I know it's off the air. "Desperate Housewives" and "The O.C."
Favorite book: Too many to list. Anything by Francesca Lia Block.
Favorite artist: Kurt Halsey, Amy Brown, Mark Ryden, Viggo Mortensen, Alan Lee, Frida Kahlo, Renoir, Magritte, Modigliani, etc.
Favorite thing to do: Design icons, chat with friends, hang out with my cats

Random song lyrics:
"save me from the nothing i've become"
"i'm guarded, i'm fragile, but if anyone could ever save me now, you can"
"it never was the time for us, it never was the time to let me in..."
"when our lights meet, will you want me then, and will you ever know it?"
"burn all of your bridges while you still have control of the flame"
"i'm so pathetic, you made me finally see it. got what you want? i'm gone."
"the night is my companion, and solitude my guide"
"into this night i wander, it's morning that i dread"
"won't you beg me and then tell me how to love you like anybody else would"
"cold, i loved you from the very first night, you broke me 'til the day that i die, i'm far too obvious this time"
"there's a pretty girl somewhere with a pretty name"

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