Photo by Marin Rukavina, 2017.
I’m a firm believer in writing what you’d enjoy reading – to spread the love. I’ve been writing since 1996, publishing since 1998, and the first novel came out in Spring of 2017. It’s been one hell of a ride, and we are definitely not there yet.
If one starts sewing alongside one’s gran when one’s four, it’s hardly surprising to find oneself joining cosplay groups of twelve people just at the brink of one’s thirtieth birthday, is it not?
I’ve been larping since 2011 and writing about it since February, 2014. I’m currently not involved in the games as much as I used to be, but it still makes my day when a new player joins the community. My topics of interest include basic beginner advice, costuming, and staying sane and safe while getting deeply emotionally invested in roleplaying.
#4 Packing geek
I pack. I plan packing. I plan packing planning. And then there are lists. But it helps with traveling often with little to no luggage. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as perfect larp packing, so…
#5 Dedicated werewolf lover
Why werewolves? Well, a geek’s gotta have her “favourite” supernatural creature, right? Shifters, especially werewolves, have always struck me as “more” human than humans (as opposed to my quite personal view of vampires as “less” human than humans), and I just have to appreciate the pure control needed to have that sort of aggression in you, and still not act upon it – unless you specifically decide to.
#6 Addicted to sci-fi and fantasy
The first connection to the genre(s) came through my family’s home library, resulting in a budding larper reading UK Leguin’s Tehanu at the age of 10. I was basically doomed from the start. Nowadays I prefer random trashy (preferably Canadian or CW produced) tv shows and A03-based fanfiction, but the Vorkosigan saga, Guy Gavriel Kay’s works (minus Last Light of The Sun) and the Rowling tomes, along with almost everything Leguin ever wrote, still rank as the top titles of my home library.
There are people who’d say you can’t mix cosplay and minimalism, or being a creative explorer of the best things in life and minimalism, but I think that’s kinda besides the point. True, I hoard sewing fabric (and, most recently, acrylics paint) and I’m incredibly clutter-friendly, but I do my best to live life to the fullest with the people I really care about, and in an environmentally friendly, sustainability conscious way.
Well, duh. Happy? Well, a couple of years ago I became able to get married legally… worse than some, better than (probably) most.
If you read Croatian, this will probably be enough. If not, try to imagine growing up in a library and then coming back to promote fantasy among teens – running genre appreciation clubs, placing Sean Bean memes on the walls and… stuff. Yup, I love my job!
#10 Lover of skirts.
And no, it’s not just the skirts.
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