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For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright

Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

i'm down to your last cigarette
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I am a first-year grad student with a BA in English, currently studying English lit and folklore. At this point, I have only a very loose plan for my dissertation, but it will likely involve an examination of European or Russian folklore and fairy tales and their influences upon and manifestations in literature. I love history and languages and the inter-connectivity of the humanities. I'm currently learning French and am trying to teach myself Russian and Latin with hilarious ineptitude. I am a writer, a feminist, a scholar, an activist, a pagan, and an artist. Eleanor of Aquitaine is my hero, Tori Amos paints on my soul, and Arya Stark is my heart and spirit.

Feel free to friend me if you like, but do know that I haven't regularly updated this journal for a number of years. I'm much more active on tumblr, where I do occasionally post something resembling a journal update. These days, I use LJ to check in on old fandom friends from a decade ago, and for the exploration of new communities. I am a crazed fangirl of ASOIAF, Harry Potter, Teen Wolf, and everything Bioware touches, and I am a bit insensible when it comes to cats. Communities discussing those sorts of things are where you can expect to find me.

I'm also having a sordid affair with Gendry Waters and Kat Dennings. In my head.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
--Mary Oliver

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