"I never saw any as a kid... I was first exposed to it as a teen by my bf, who had great taste, luckily...
I don't remember which came first, but the first couple would've been "Blood: The Last Vampire", "Akira", and…"
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So I'm finally answering you...after over a month. Oh dear. I took a look at the photographic evidence of your 'formerly funky hair' and it looked great. :) I hope you didn't attract too many creepers by putting those up. My friends are usually the ones posting pervy remarks on my pictures (jokingly, of course) so usually it doesn't bother me too much. haha I've changed my hair colour to a black/purple black now...pictures are coming slowly, but surely.
I used to abuse the dash quite a bit. I'm getting better now that I'm aware of it, but I've pissed off a couple professors with my Dickinson-ian habit. I guess that's what I get for reading poetry.
I am into literature, but I don't get to read as much as I'd like. I fully intend to become a hermit during winter break and read a stack of them. Right now I'm reading a lot of textbooks/anthropological articles so leisure reading will be refreshing.
I'm a pretty big fan of George Orwell, so 1984 tops the list as one of my favourite books. I also like Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice (pre-Christ the Lord), Aldous Huxley, Edgar Allen Poe, etc. For non-fiction I like: Bruce M Hood, Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, and many more. I also have preferences in Roman Classical authors. I guess I could sum this paragraph up and simply say: I really like reading. ;)
It's nice to know there are others who have had similar experiences. I had a hard time with my transition because I thought there *weren't* many out there with those experiences. If only I knew then what I know now... In any case, I'm glad I found A/N! I'm not sure if I'm better or worse off with religious parents. In a sense, I think I've gained a lot of strength, knowledge, and experience, but on the other hand, it would have been nice to appreciate the world from a Naturalist point of view earlier on. Oh well.
Thank you! I used 'Atomic Pink' by Special Effects to dye my hair. The only issues I have with it is that the colour gets absolutely everywhere. The blue would have looked lovely! Do you have any pictures?
I agree wholeheartedly... we Canadian girls do kick ass! ;)
I tried not to fill up your comment section too much... lol
thanks for accepting my invite. I haven't been checking my page for the past couple weeks, been busy at work and having been engaged in discussions/debates with theists and religious peoples in places like YouTube and Facebook. AN has given me additional insights and although here we are all non-theists I believe that we all still have different points of view. I see that you're a writer and I would gladly read your materials whenever. :)
Hello Katie. Welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that gods and religions are deceptions used to control vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children.
How tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.