fireriven: (not a good girl)

Our Girl Jack

Don't let the giants get you down.

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Created on 2009-04-12 01:58:30 (#40201), last updated 2011-09-23 (291 weeks ago)

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Location:Georgia, United States of America
Deborah, from the Hebrew meaning "bee" or "kick-ass prophetess and judge."

"Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song ... O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength." -from The Song of Deborah, Judges 5: 12-21.


I am a child of the Wood: I am the path and the walker. I am the girl that stumbles lost and the fiery bird who flickers out of reach of the wanderer. I am a jack of all trades, a master of none, though ofttimes better than a master of one. And among those trades that I am on my way to being an amazing not-master of, I list: writing, teaching, photography, jewelry-crafting, and reviewing.

I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, which means that I drawl (but only a little) and don't care to live without sweet tea. I am always falling in love with the South, land of deep flaws and deep mystery, and love to revel in its aspects of glory. I write Southern fairy tales and I explore Southern mythology.

I have sojourned to the East, to Tokyo, Japan, where I lived and got Lost in radiant neon and the concrete jungle for two years. I miss umeboshi, an amazing train system, the sakura hanami season, and friends (to limit myself to a very few items from a rather long list).

I have just finished a tenure of teaching English in a private school: a crossroads school, where those who linger on the fringes of various societal statuses come to scramble for purchase. This experience both tested and refined my love for and expectations of teaching, leaving me ready to move on to the next step in my career.

I am currently enrolled in a Masters program in English literature, seeking both to develop a rhetoric for examining Southern mythology and become ever more adept as a mythologist and folklorist.

I am a woman of tattoos, an owner of cats, a bad student of guitar, a committed sister, a black sheep daughter, and the sometimes irritated owner of a body that persists in entertaining PCOS, TMJ dysfunction, and migraines.

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a history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters, a perfect circle, a song of ice and fire, absolutely fabulous, amelie, american indians, american mythology, anchorman, angel the series, anguisette, anime, atlanta, auburn tigers, autumn, babylon 5, battlestar galactica, beading, being overly analytical, blogging, buffy the vampire slayer, carnivale, casablanca, cats, chasing amy, chimera fancies, chinese food, chumbawumba, corsets, coupling, cultural studies, curry, dallas cowboys, dead like me, dead poet's society, disturbed, doctor who, dream work, evanescence, everything is illuminated, fables, fairy tales, father ted, fear and loathing in las vegas, fire, firefly, folktales, french kiss, futurama, gonzo journalism, good omens, graphic novels, gwen stefani, halloween, hero, history of the world part i, indian food, intercultural exchanges, interstitial arts, ireland, irish coffee, irish whiskey, japan, japanese food, jewel, jewelry-crafting, kanye west, knitting, labyrinth, lilo and stitch, live, lock stock and two smoking barrels, loreena mckennit, lost, love, metallica, mexican food, mia, mixology, monty python and the holy grail, monty python's flying circus, moulin rouge, much ado about nothing, my fair lady, mythpunk, nine inch nails, nirvana, paganism, pajamas, pan's labyrinth, photography, pink, pirates of the caribbean, poetry, princess mononoke, rent, rob zombie, roger clyne and the peacemakers, rome, sarah mclachlan, sealab 2021, seanan mcguire, sequential art, sex, she had some horses, sj tucker, skepticism, snatch, spaceballs, spirited away, star trek: tng, stardust, stars, steampunk, stranger than fictiton, supernatual, teaching, thai food, the alchemist, the dark crystal, the hero and the crown, the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, the kushiel series, the last unicorn, the little prince, the nightmare before christmas, the phoenix, the princess bride, the refreshments, the rocky horror picture show, the royal tennenbaums, the sandman, the shape-changer's wife, the venture brothers, the x-files, their eyes were watching god, tool, tori amos, use of color, veronica mars, violent femmes, whose line is it anyway?, witches abroad, wolfwalker, wolfwalkers, wolves, women, women's rights, wonderfalls, writing
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