"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin
"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." John Adams
"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it." John Adams
I love to read and write. My favorite author is Katherine Kurtz. I actually got to meet her a few years ago! I also enjoy reading classics like Victor Hugo, Charles Dicken and of course William Shakespeare. I write fan fiction, including slash. My fandoms are Star Wars, Harry Potter and LOTR. Yes, I am a geek, and proud of it.
Movies...I like Anime, especially Escaflowne, of which I own the entire collection, and Miyazaki. My dvd collection boasts anything from Dumbo to Dogma, Stigmata to Shrek.
I'm a LARPer. Think of Dungeons and Dragons, now make it live action with people actually running around a woodland village fighting monsters. I also play in LARPs that are more horror-based, with vampire and werewolves and such. In those games we're indoors and it's much more like playing a tabletop game in costume. I love going to Renfaires, and have made several of my own costumes. I play table-top RPGs, and the MMORPG Guild Wars.
Fair warning, this journal looks like it's going to be my way of unstressing. So while there might be fun stuff, and some of my writing, there will also be alot of very personal stuff in it, including me whining about various characters I have bouncing around in my head. If that bothers you, please don't add me to your friends list. I won't be offended. :o) If you do add me, and you later complain that you don't care about me or the things I talk about here, and wish I'd just shut up - you can kiss my ass, please unfriend me immediately, and you really need to grow the hell up.
The graphics for this journal layout (excluding the header) were created by gossymer and thefulcrum.