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Tell stories that leave scars.
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In Case of a Portal on Mars by illuminara, literature

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How to Write the Beginning of Your Story by illuminara, literature

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Artist // Hobbyist // Literature
  • United States
  • Deviant for 16 years
My Bio

I tell stories that expand the boundaries of imagination. Currently, I call Asheville, NC, home and spend my days writing, reading, and looking for adventure and soul food.

Favourite Movies
The Count of Monte Cristo, Serenity, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, FFVII Advent Children, Batman Begins, The Emperor's New Grove, Treasure Planet
Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, The Pretender, Forever, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, Stargate Atlantis, Life, Moonlight, Dexter, Journeyman, Life on Mars, Eli Stone, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Cowboy Bebop, The Big O
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kansas, Survivor, Asia, The New Pornographers, Panic! At the Disco, Nickel Creek, Hem, most jazz
Favourite Books
The Great Gatsby, Random Acts of Management, Casual Day Has Gone too Far, When Body Language Goes Bad, Dead Lawyers and Other Pleasant Thoughts, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat, Something Under the Bed Is Drooling
Favourite Writers
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joss Whedon, Tommy Thompson, Scott Adams, Wiley Miller, Bill Watterson
Favourite Games
Cards Against Humanity, Chuzzle
Tools of the Trade
Imagination, creativity, spare time, vintage fountain pens, brush pens, ink, paper & journals, MacBook, Vortex Pok3r mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX brown switches)
Other Interests
Dog training, collecting fountain pens, hand lettering, graphic design, cooking, cars, architecture, sci-fi, finding obscure TV shows, educational youtube videos, deep conversations with friends
I have an older journal with more books and videos that will make your life better here: Books that Will Make Your Life Better. Now I'm continuing to share the philosophies and information that make my life better in 2019, mainly those about living intentionally and creative mastery. Nearly all of them are available as audiobooks and should be available at your local library or on the free app Libby. Enhance Your Creativity: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson (and others) Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the Wor
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Is anyone reading a good webcomic, graphic novel, or manga right now?

23 votes
Please share it! I need art to read!
... or not if you don't read art.
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I've been published! Check out my short story "The Case of a Portal on Mars" in this awesome anthology Pioneers & Pathfinders (Kindle edition) and you can get the paperback version here. :excited:
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