user since
Tue Jul 15 2003 at 03:56:24 (13.9 years ago )
last seen
Tue Oct 7 2014 at 14:41:22 (2.7 years ago )
number of write-ups
19 - View telyni's writeups (feed)
level / experience
2 (Acolyte) / 411
C!s spent
1
mission drive within everything
to fill in gaps where I can
specialties
anime, manga, Japanese music, random obscure history
school/company
University of Illinois
motto
nani mo iwazu ni toki nagareru (without saying a word, time flows on)
most recent writeup
Below the Root
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I'm just a college senior interested in learning all sorts of random things. Seriously, that's the best part about this place...one topic can lead to another almost completely unrelated one, and sometimes I find myself (when I have time to spend) dizzily following a wandering path among nodes, picking up bits of information here and there.

At any rate, my interests are anything Japanese, including music, anime, and manga; computer programming, mostly in C++, but I've been having to program in Matlab lately for class; Bible prophecy and eschatology; and books. I read all sorts of things, but my favorite books are fantasy and science fiction.

Some of my favorite authors/books that I think *everyone* ought to read are (in no particular order):
-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
-Anything written by Sheri S. Tepper, especially The Fresco, Gibbon's Decline and Fall, and The True Game
-Anything written by Mercedes Lackey, especially the Last Herald-Mage Trilogy (Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise, Magic's Price)
-The Green Sky Trilogy (Below the Root, And All Between, Until the Celebration) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
-The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay (Summer Tree, Wandering Fire, Darkest Road)
-The A.D. Chronicles by Bodie and Brock Thoene (First Light, Second Touch, Third Watch, Fourth Dawn, and probably three more coming.)
And there are many more that I'll add as I think of them...