“If you are destined to become a writer, you can’t help it.
If you can help it, you aren’t destined to become a writer.
The frustrations and disappointments,
not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness,
are too unbearable for anyone who doesn’t
have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing.”
Separate from my classwork, I am working on some poetry and short stories. My on-going project is my first ever novel, Siren Song (working title), which is a fantasy fiction about Pirates and old legends that turned out to be true. I am also working on a new project, A Harrowing Path.
I was first an artist. That cannot be denied. I have taken up the artisan craft of Jewelry Making, and running my etsy store "Rune Raven Jewelry" is an on-going project, though it is becoming more and more pagan. I am updating throughout the coming year, changing the store to a much more Pagan perspective.
In the course of my second year of college, I began the founding of the on-campus organization for pagans just like me. We call it O.S.P.A. which is short for "The Oswego State Pagan Association." In the fall of 2012 (my third year) it was made real with the help of a few very amazing co-founding members. We hope to build the club up so that it won't break when we've all graduated. Our campus needed a group where Pagans and Witches (and seekers, unsure of their direction) could go without being judged for what they believe.
I am the caretaker of four parakeets and two Cockatiels. Parakeets: The white and blue one is Quill (Far Right), and he is named after the Rito Postman in Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker. The yellow and green one is Gimli (Far Left), and he is named after the Dwarf from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of The Rings." The yellow, white and blue one is Ollie (Center left), which is short for Olórin...another of Gandalf's names as written in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion." The mostly yellow one with a bit of green is King (center right), named after King Schultz, as played by Christoph Waltz in Django: Unchained. The 'Tiels are named Baby (Left). He's mostly grey, but pied a little with light yellow, and Dapple (Right). She is a cinnamon pearl (: Brownish grey and yellow. I adopted them from a good friend very recently, and so I have yet to learn their stories. Follow the blog about them here: The Birds That Own Me