||[26 Dec 2013|12:51am]
I am a long term Livejournaller - as you can see I have been around since 2003!
Anyway, I am always looking for interesting people to chat to on LJ!
I am 33, engaged to Steve, I have a total of 5 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in theatre, film&TV production, and teaching. I work part time as an in-house supply teacher of drama at a local "posh" secondary school where I have worked for the past 4 years, I also work as an actress and "real person" (not a wafer) model, run my own theatre company, and generally zoom round with a chaotic but great life.
I live in a small fishing town on the Southwest coast of England.
I am not exactly what you expect of a 30-something English female, I am an utter tomboy, even my nonconconformist friends find me whacky, I am an extrovert, and an unashamed "luvvie".
I love all kinds of stuff: history (accepted and speculative), science (accepted and specualtive), performing arts (obviously), period and gothic clothing, nature, photography, music of a wide variety of genres (except modern pop/ rap - eeek!), the paranormal, past lives, politics (I am more than a slight leftie, hehe), comparative religions, scifi, fantasy, otherkin, medieval stuff, films (period/ historical/ scifi/ dystopian / fantasy), I dont watch much TV but I love Game of Thrones and Spartacus, organic gardening when I have the time, survival skills, costuming, being silly, going out with my mad friends on mad costumed escapades (one of our recent oens was to go and see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in costume, and before the film we turned the beach into a Hunger Games arena and those of us costumed as "Tributes"- yes including me- had a battle to the bitter end), classical and historical literature, antique books, swimming in the sea, dreams, high elves, LARP, living history, martial arts, combat-based stunting (which I do for theatre and film).
Fandoms: Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Spartacus, Tolkien, Robyn Young, Les Miserables...
Things that irritate me beyond words: slavishly-blind conformity, commercialism, "cant do" attitudes, racism, people picking internet arguments about nothing, facism, cities, enclosed spaces, plastic bag rustling noises, people who think it is clever to put others down, our government, effort-avoidance, being told that because I like costuming I should like hentai, dishonest people, and willful ignorance.
I am around a lot, but of late it has been sporadic - sometimes I post three times in a day (especially if catching up) and other times nothing for a week. This is because of the rather mad nature of my theatrical career. Earlier this year I wrote and directed a theatre show which went utterly huge, landed out-of-the-blue offer sponsorship from London for a second run, with West End noises and a film in the offing. I was off LJ for two-three weeks with that, I did explain why I would be away from LJ for a few weeks upfront, but that caused a lot of people to defriend me.
Please be aware I do have a busy life and I have not abandoned LJ in literally 10 years, but there may be times with a busy theatre and modelling year ahead, and the film starting based on my theatre show, that I may not be around for a week or two. I WILL be back! I respect that other people have lives outside of their computers, and ask for the same respect.
I read the friends list whenever on LJ, and leave comments, whenever I have anything to say, whether that comment be a saga, or a short sentence.
Friends I am looking for
I really cant care less about your age, gender, religion, nationality, sexuality or anything like that.
What I do care about is that you are a sincere friendly person.
If that is cool, send me a message, or comment here,