Hello! I'm Seitou (or Calanthe if you follow me on Tumblr). Recently, I've completed graduate school and gotten my MA in English, and now I'm eagerly pursuing a career as a novelist. My area of interest is 19th century Gothic fiction, which informs nearly all of my writing (the subject of my thesis was the vampire and Victorian Decadence
). I'm also interested in fairy tales and folklore as well as the revenge tragedies of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
I'm not as active on dA as I once was, since I'm busy with writing, but I still post work here whenever I can.
Favourite Visual Artist
Kazuya Minekura, Koaru Mori, Mineko Ohkami, Ayami Kojima, Yoshitaka Amano
Affair of the Necklace, Amadeus, The Madness of King George, Restoration
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Ronnie James Dio, the Darkness, Airbourne, Sabaton, Aria, Hell, the Kinks, Credence Clearwater Revival
Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Monk, Carmilla, The Vampyre
Goethe, Tennyson, Symons, Wilde, Baudelaire, Stevenson, Stoker, Poe, Lovecraft, Le Fanu
Tools of the Trade
pencil, paper, wacom tablet, Photoshop Elements 4
art, music, German, Japanese, fashion history, folklore/fairy tales, gothic literature, the Decadent Movement, Aestheticism