The Lady Ailanna
A figment of my imagination
"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." --Oscar Wilde
Greetings from an atheistic eccentric who possibly finds herself much more interesting than anyone else is likely to. Nonetheless, for those inconceivably fascinated, this page is devoted to Me, the most important person in my life.
I have a few hobbies for which I am willing to occasionally sacrifice sleep. The main one is reading fantasy novels of Little Discernible Value. I usually manage to devour (during unenlightening classes) between two and three books a week. I don't know why, really, but I generally prefer YA fantasy to adult fantasy. Simpler, shorter, and-- well, I qualify as a young adult of questionable maturity. In any spare moments that escape the nets of That Dreadful Institution (read high school), I write short stories, doodle on the edges of binder paper, talk to Naomi, and sew Renaissance, Tudor, and Elizabethan costumes. How else could I possibly acquire a large number of almost totally useless and lovely dresses? Other than that, I occasionally remember that I enjoy ballet and act accordingly, sing along to the radio, substituting words as strikes my fancy, cater to Naomi's needs...oh yes-- and get a little schoolwork done when it absolutely can't be avoided. Unfortunately, it often can't.
As for tastes, I love the idea of swashbuckling (though practicality assures me that swords are not pleasant things to have at one's throat-- which, judging from my total lack of athletic ability-- is what would happen to me), mourn the death of "The X-Files," listen to Loreena McKennitt, and love artwork by the Pre-Raphaelites and Kinuko Craft (and the occasional Darwin fish that finds itself onto my personal belongings). I like trees and plants (though I don't own a pair of Birkenstocks), Futile Causes, Ren Faires, and tend to dress like a preppie with hippie tendencies and mildly gothic overtones. Since coming across Gaiman's Sandman, I've taken an odd liking for ankhs. Some parts of Wicca appeal to me, but I'm perfectly happy as an unrepentant atheist and see no need to change that at the moment.
Well, that's about it. Please feel free to send me random e-mail as the mood strikes you.