Hi, my name is Iain. I go by Zharek(my Jedi name and oft used alias online), Chucho(my Spanish nickname), Doc(my English nickname), Shen Long, and Ke Yan(which is my name in Chinese). I am a fledgling writer with mild Asperger's Syndrome( an autism spectrum disorder). Star Wars is my favorite thing ever. My favorite books of all time are Rendezvous With Rama, Do androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and Solaris. I speak Spanish, English, and Chinese in that order. I'm pursuing a degree in marine biology. My influences are Ghandi, Buddha, San Ramsey(Cambodian politician), Eckhart Tolle, JFK, Dith Pran, Loung Ung, Paul Rusesabagina, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Sagan, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Eratosthenes, Galileo, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Jacques Cousteau, Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, Robert Ballard, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Asperger's, which is part of what makes me me, is a neurological disorder that is essentially a mild form of autism. People who have it have difficulty socializing and communicating with other people because they fail to pick up on body language and don't know how to properly conduct conversation. They are also really intelligent in most cases, abnormally obedient, and very obsessive. Their obsessiveness, intelligence, and usually superior memory pushes aspies away from normal society even more. however, many of the best innovators throughout history had or are believed to have Asperger's. Among them are Einstein, Carl Sagan, Newton, Galileo, and others.
I currently don't submit anything major to DA in terms of literature because I'm unhappy with the way I write. My writing is too monotone, unorganized and stale, so I'm working on making it better. I want to be able to paint pictures with words and not spoon feed information. When I do get better, I'll be posting bits of a book I'm working on, Dual Purpose.
My youtube: www.youtube.com/user/ZharekRal…
Current Residence: Siem Reap, Cambodia(JK ^_^)Florida
deviantWEAR sizing preference: những thành phố chìm trong cơn bom đạn
Print preference: Raptor Jesus
Favourite genre of music: Orchestral, neurofunk, electronica, foreign, piano
Favourite photographer: Anyone who risks their safety to reveal the truth about things
Favourite style of art: IDK fantasy art, sci-fi art, cyberpunk art, star wars art.
Operating System: Vista and xp I've got two crappy computers
MP3 player of choice: My Computer. I don't waste money on buying iPod shit
Shell of choice: Plastoid combat armor
Wallpaper of choice: Jesus! Must you ask everything? O_o
Skin of choice: IDK
Favourite cartoon character: Why cartoons? My favorite movie characters are Richard Deckard, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Sam Bell
Personal Quote: Normality is abnormal
Favourite Visual Artist
The Empire Strikes Back, Moon, The Fountain, Blade Runner, 2001
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Microwave, Vangelis, Clint Mansell, John Williams, daft punk
E.E. Knight, Patrick Smith, Stanislaw Lem, Isaac Asimov, Arthur Clarke
Istaria, Advent rising, Mass Effect, and Monster Hunter
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox 360, 3DS/DS and psp.
Tools of the Trade
Writing, world peace, marine biology, languages, star wars, trooping(star wars costuming), Physics