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A twentysomething Chicagolander living and working as a linguistic imperialist in Seoul.

Prior to my transplantation to Haechi's city, I've lived on two islands, slept in a haunted castle and a Buddhist temple, sailed on Loch Ness, loitered in Stadtpark, traced the fictional footsteps of Hannibal Lecter through Florence, taken the obligatory v-for-victory photo in front of the Eiffel Tower, & devoured half my weight in takoyaki on the streets of Osaka.

These days I can be most often found in coffee shops pretending to write, or on the subway pretending to sleep.


POLICY: This journal is semi-friends only. While I am open to friending, I do ask that you drop me a line here so you don't catch me by surprise. ;3

WARNING: May contain explicit language and adult content, as I am an adult. If you suspect this will offend you, go away.

NOTE: I am alarmingly intolerant of intolerance. If when you look in the mirror you see a racist, sexist, homophobe, or shithead in general, chances are good that we will not get along.



"Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight."
-- M : t G

"Do thou thy worst; wit thou well I shall defy thee."
-- Sir Mordred (Le Morte Darthur)

"Fairy tales don't teach children that monsters exist. Children already know that monsters exist. Fairy tales teach children that monsters can be killed."
--G. K. Chesterton

"A revolution is not made of human breath and compromises."
-- James Joyce

"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid. But these Reavers.... Eating people alive? Where's that get fun?"
-- Jayne Cobb

"It matters not what you fight but what you fight for."
-- Mouse Guard

"It is doubtful whether men who would not be ready to fight for a high principle would be good for anything at all."
-- Nikola Tesla

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Seeking a quarrel with me! Seeking a fight with me! By God! there was never a man who had to seek long."
-- the Marquis de Saint Eustache (The Man Who Was Thursday)

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