I'm a writer and musician. I have my trusty 1951 Olds "Super" tenor trombone, and I have my laptop. I always keep a notebook with me to write down descriptions or random thoughts. I doodle a little bit, and I love taking pictures of anything that interests me, mostly nature. I also love styling my super long hair, and I'm always experimenting with ways to braid it. My goal is to have it to my ankles. I love manga and write fanfics when I'm bored. I don't actually read much because I have dyslexia, and whereas I've trained my fingers to type by "muscle memory," I read really, really slowly.
I live a unique life, although I think it's boring. I have epilepsy, which sucks, and I support research for new ways to cure it, because so far my meds only do so much. I also have agoraphobia and social anxiety. Simply leaving my home is a terrifying experience for me. I have to "feel brave" just to take the trash out. Yet I love hiking, sailing, and performing concerts. Then I can hide behind the persona of a "trombonista." That usually surprises people who know me online, since I tend to be talkative, if not flamboyant. Again, it's me hiding behind the mask of "Rhov." Oh, and Rhov is the name I go by just about everywhere. I even use it in real life for my writing groups.
I have synesthesia, a condition where the brain crosswires the senses. There are over 60 varieties, and I have two: sound-color and motion-sound. Music is a colorful experience. My trombone sounds blue. Blue sounds like leaves rustling in the forest. Motions make sounds like some never-ending movie soundtrack. I didn't even realize all of this was unusual until I was in my 20s and read about synesthesia. Then I was like... "Well, yeah. I'm like that. You mean that's weird?" When you perceive something all your life, you don't think of it as weird, no more so than holding up a pizza and being able to smell the garlic. It's just how my brain works... and I get a free acid trip with every concert I perform!
On a personal note: no flirting! I know those picture of my long hair turn some people on, I don't really mind since we all have our kinks, but I'm married, quite happily, thank you. We have a cat... or more like a baby panther; that kitty is HUGE!
Favourite Visual Artist
a tie between Monet and Waterhouse, depending on my mood
The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Star Wars VI, Monte Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Space Balls
Favourite TV Shows
Fairy Tail, Mythbusters
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tarja Turunen, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Skillet
Wheel of Time, Harry Potter series, LOTR, Silmarilian, Windrose Chronicles, Dune series
Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, Heinlein, Robert Jordan, Tolkein, Rowling
FFVII, Scrabble, Dragon Age, used to be huge into Utopia and Conquer Online
Tools of the Trade
my pen and my trombone
writing, music, photography, sailing, hiking, stout beer, cooking bizarre pasta dishes