all about me

    » Born: 19 February 1973 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
    » Age: 41.
    » Astrological Sign: Pisces.
    » Place of Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio.
    » Previously Lived In: Waterford, Michigan; Gallatin, Tennessee; North Ridgeville, Ohio; Athens, Ohio.
    » Nicknames/Online Aliases: Hutch, Dave, Little Sister, Skywyld, Cellia, Channa, Jazmer, Allen_Sama, edibleflowers.

» Interests/Likes/Loves: Music, art, comics, books, fantasy, writing, traveling, movies, cats, dogs, horses, ponies, coffeehouses, dragons, Broadway musicals, anime, British humor, Robotech, plaid, Scotland, Ireland, mythology, roleplaying games, vampires, MU*s, Monty Python, painting miniatures, gingerbread lattes, Tim-Tams, Jaffa cakes, my iPod (Marvin) and iPhone (Ianto) and iPad (Myfanwy), podcasts, traveling, and of course, being online. Duh.

» Favorite Music: U2, Def Leppard, Crowded House, Split Enz, Neil Finn (and other iterations thereof), Indigo Girls, 'N Sync, Steeleye Span, Bon Jovi, Icehouse, Tesla, Extreme, They Might Be Giants, Harem Scarem, Sting, Mr. Big, Pearl Jam, Nelson, Styx, Beatles, Buddy Holly, Great White, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Joel, Barenaked Ladies, Steely Dan, Europe, Queen, and much, much more.

» Favorite Actors & Actresses: Antonio Banderas, John Barrowman, Orlando Bloom, David Boreanaz, Matt Bomer, Steve Buscemi, George Clooney, Bruce Campbell, Gareth David-Lloyd, Tim DeKay, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Nathan Fillion, Brendan Fraser, Matt Frewer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Hurst, Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Kline, Rik Mayall, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Renner, Katee Sackhoff, Gary Sinise, Christian Slater, Alan Tudyk, David Wenham, Bradley Whitford, Robin Williams, and more.

» Favorite Movies: Spirited Away, X-Men and X2, the Star Wars trilogy, The Avengers (and all related Marvel movies), The Producers, The Lost Boys, The Little Mermaid, all three Evil Dead flicks, Pocahontas, Beetlejuice, Hook, the Toy Story series, Backbeat, Aliens, Babe, The Neverending Story, The Wizard of Oz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney), Desperado, Evita, Anastasia, 1776, the Lord of the Rings movies, the Harry Potter movies, Howl's Moving Castle, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Frozen.

» Favorite Authors: Alan Dean Foster, Laura Kinsale, Melanie Rawn, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Madeleine L'Engle, Diane Duane, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Mary Doria Russell, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik, Robin McKinley. I also tend to read whatever is lying around, such as John Grisham, cheesy romances, and so forth.

» Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who, Torchwood (S1 and S2), Firefly, The West Wing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The PowerPuff Girls, Animaniacs, The Young Ones, Robotech, The Tick, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (the British version), The Simpsons, Robot Chicken, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Battlestar Galactica, Castle, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

» Favorite Anime: RahXephon, The Vision of Escaflowne, Cardcaptor Sakura, Fushigi Yuugi, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Oh! My Goddess, Please Save My Earth. Also, pretty much anything by Hayao Miyazaki.

» Favorite Comics: I'm just getting back into comics after a 12-year absence (don't ask), and right now I absolutely love Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, and the Young Avengers (sob). Also on my pull list: Black Widow, Avengers, ElfQuest: The Final Quest, Ms. Marvel (yay, Kamala Kahn!), Sex Criminals, The Wicked and the Divine, and Pretty Deadly. Classic faves include Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, Amethyst, Ambush Bug, and the New Mutants. Favorite artists include Jim Cheung, Joe Madureira (duh), Skottie Young, Phil Noto, and the ever-amazing Alan Davis.

» Pet(s): I own one cat right now, a tabby named Aidan.

» Dislikes: People who can't take a hint, horror movies, clashing colors, beer, non-fiction, televised sports, unruly/loud/obnoxious neighbors, twinks, stress, fandom kooks, new age flakes, screaming children, snakes, bugs, spiders, rules lawyers, anyone who takes everything too seriously, MRAs, narrowminded fundies.

» Work: Since 1998, I have been employed at the IRS as a tax examiner; I am living proof that the government is not made up of blood-sucking, soulless monsters. Although the night shift unit does come close sometimes. I occasionally instruct classes there as well and have been a lead from time to time.

» Where I Can Be Found: When not at work, I'm more than likely at home, painting miniatures or custom My Little Ponies, knitting, doing some crosswords, making jewelry with my mom, playing a video game (either on the PlayStation or on the computer; Katamari Damacy is a recurring favorite and I just started Skyrim and have rejoined World of Warcraft), or working on my current website/obsession. I don't go out too much lately, but I love Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, and Chipotle. I'm also sometimes found in Akron, visiting my best friend, and even more rarely in New York to see Broadway shows.

» Random Weirdness: My last name is now a domain name. The company in question is Thalner Electronic Labs, formerly run and originally founded by my grandfather; it weirds me out nonetheless. Why couldn't they have registered TEL or somesuch?

» And in case you were wondering: Jazmer is the name of one of my most treasured roleplaying characters. I chose the domain name because she means a lot to me. There is also a band named Jazmer, and I apologize to them for getting the domain first.

this page last updated on 30 october 2014