[DWJ] New Introduction

Dorian E. Gray dorianegray at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 12:35:35 EST 2009

We haven't done an intro thing in a while, have we.  Thanks, Otter, for 
starting this round off.

My name is Dorian.  I'm female, 39 (big birthday party come August, yay!), 
and live in Dublin (Ireland, just to be clear about these things).  I'm 
married and have a cat named Severus.  My nearest list-neighbour is Hallie, 
who lives only about 20km away from me.

I discovered DWJ back in about 1978 or thereabouts, when my little brother 
brought "Charmed Life" home from the library and thereby hooked most of the 
family.  I own most of DWJ's oeuvre, apart from the juveniles such as "Wild 
Robert", and including the apparently very rare "Skiver's Guide".

Other favourite authors are rather too numerous to list, but include Sir 
Terence Pratchett, Neil Gaiman when he's writing something with a visual 
component (I don't seem to get on so well with his straight text work), 
Barbara Hambly, Mercedes Lackey (certain listmembers will no doubt shake 
their heads sadly at this admission), Lois McMaster Bujold, Robin McKinley 
and E. Nesbit.

I am a bookworm of the highest order; I have in fact read the telephone 
directory when nothing else presented itself.  The only genre I can think of 
that I haven't read anything in is Westerns, and the only genre that I can 
categorically state that I dislike is literary fiction.  When it comes to 
non-fiction, I mainly read social history; my favourite periods are Ancient 
Rome, Georgian England and WWII Europe.

I work for a small software development company that specialises in writing 
and testing satellite control software; my job is Project Administrator and 
Configuration Manager, which boils down to organising documents and bullying 
programmers.  I enjoy it very much.

My main hobby is Live-Action Role-Playing, which a fellow practitioner once 
described as "cross-country pantomime".  It involves dressing up in costume, 
pretending to be someone else, and dashing about fields and scout camps 
Fighting Evil and Saving the World (the World, unfortunately, rarely stays 
Saved - a way in which LARP is probably more realistic than your average 
fantasy epic).

I have a LiveJournal (url below), which listmembers are welcome to read if 
they so wish.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
dorianegray at gmail.com

"Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity, and afraid of being 
- William Hazlitt 

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