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Get back in your foxhole!
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  • Aug 13
  • United States
  • Deviant for 10 years
  • She / Her
My Bio
My parents indulged me in lots of art supplies when I was a kid; I took every art class I could manage through high school and college. Thirty years later, I conclude that education and gear are no substitute for talent...but I still like to draw.

After years of treating the course catalogs of four universities like menus rather than a means to an end, I ended up with a bachelor's in English. My writing has certainly improved.

What am I into? In no particular order: the Atomic Age, home improvement, URBEX, Germany, Russia, Eastern Europe, the golden age of Hollywood, aviation--particularly wood-and-canvas planes, WIG aircraft and airships--sleight-of-hand, Star Trek, Kirby vacuums, Dieselpunk, Atompunk, combustion engines (particularly steam piston engines), prepping and survival, Romantically Apocalyptic, Fallout, and Mad Max, swing music/dancing, exotic pets, gardening, World War II, Thomas Kirkbride's plan and architecture, cooking and baking, yo-yo tricks, vaudeville, rogue taxidermy, Wunderkammern, vintage appliances, the appreciation of decay and ruin, historic medical quackery, firearms collecting (especially Russian weapons) and marksmanship, cybernetics, World's Fairs, woodworking, the 1940s, coffee, and anybody with an accent.

Are you still reading? Bravo! You are tenacious! And yes, I added all those italics manually in HTML. You're welcome.

NOTABLE MAD CRUSHES
Pilot from Romantically Apocalyptic
Peter Lorre
Patches from Fallout 3 and Fallout Tactics (I am convinced that this is the same character)
Data from Star Trek: TNG

Favourite Visual Artist
:iconalexiuss: (Drat! Link broken! Go check him out right now!)
Favourite Movies
Batman Returns, Arsenic and Old Lace, Fallout: Nuka Break
Favourite TV Shows
Z Nation
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Roger Cicero, Movits!, the Red Army Choir, Can't Stop Won't Stop, Kay Kyser and his College of Musical Knowledge, Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, Professor Elemental
Favourite Books
Lord of the Flies, the Dark Tower series, too too many others
Favourite Writers
Mann, Goethe, Poe, Dekkers, Golding, Dostoyevsky, Solzhenitsyn, Bryson
Favourite Games
Plinking (that is not a typo.) Also the entire <i>Fallout</i> series.
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Prismacolor pencils, Micron pens, Staedtler erasers, souped-up vintage Sears sewing machine, Bondo, table saw, blowtorch, Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine
Other Interests
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
Hey, happy birthday! 
LOL, you can see how long it’s been since I’ve logged in. A very belated thank you!
LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist
No problem! You have more of a life than me. 
Omigosh! Arsenic n old lace pony
Hahaha yup! Peter Lorre makes a fine pony.
CC3TheArtistStudent Digital Artist
Here take a llama (:  Hooray Llama Badges