Fangirldom: Avatard, Browncoat, Smeggy, X-Phile… and many others for which I am woefully ignorant of their technical name… Science (especially Physics)
Hobbies: Dolling, trial and error web design
- Passions: 2D animation, videogames
Loves: Ferrets, rats, blues, horror, zombies, dinosaurs, wolves
Hates: My hair, “animal lovers” who feed their carnivorous pets a vegan diet, being called ‘lovely’, Barnoldswick
Would like to Assassinate: Morgan Spurlock (for crimes against the integrity of documentary filmmaking), Gillian McKeith (for crimes against the human digestive system)
I guess I’m what you’d call a lost soul. Once upon a time, my dream was to work in film. I wanted to be an editor and/or production designer but above all, I wanted to write. But after a Foundation Degree in Film & TV Production which in hindsight I should never have done and too many years of ignored job applications, the only thing I have to show for my efforts is Depression and acute Social Anxiety. And crucially, I no longer have any love for that industry and writing in particular.
Right now I’m in search of a new dream. Suggestions on a postcard please. Palaeontology has always appealed to me…
I currently reside in an aesthetically pleasing black hole in the North of England, called Barnoldswick, or Barlick for short. I accidentally moved here with my mum in 2005 and have been trying to escape ever since. Nothing, not even light can escape a black hole.
Some of my favourite quotes:
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
There’s this notion that everyone’s opinion is equally valid. My arse. A bloke who’s been a professor of dentistry for 40 years does not have a debate with some eejit who removes his teeth with string and a door.
Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
Has been attributed to Franklin P. Jones, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison
Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.
Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.
My “Film Career”
Occasionally I scan and photocopy for my storyboard artist boyfriend so if we were being unduly optimistic I guess we could say I’m an Art Department Assistant (I’ve scanned and photocopied boards for Unknown, The Seasoning House and two episodes of Sirens) but the one actual credit I have to my name is Continuity on Mark Withers’ short, Meat Market. It’s unlikely that I’ll ever be asked to do Continuity again.