I'm Allison. I'm 27, and a college graduate (with a BA in literature and creative writing from UNC Asheville) as of May 2007. I'm currently working on my first novel, a piece of historical fiction taking place in England, Ireland and Wales in the early 18th century. I'd love to live in the United Kingdom for a brief while; I'm a life-long Anglophile who's visited England twice and desperately wants to go back.
Aside from reading and writing, listening to music is my other passion. Some of my favorites are Tori Amos, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, the Decemberists, Peter Gabriel, U2, David Bowie, Joanna Newsom, Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Gabriel-era Genesis, Ani DiFranco, the Smashing Pumpkins...and if I keep going I'll just end up listing them all, so I'll stop now. Chances are if you love music as much as I do, I'll like you. I also really love movies, theatre, art, and just about anything creative and artistic.
My third passion these days is politics and the Obama administration. While I am not registered with any political party, I definitely consider myself liberal and the issue of GLBT rights is especially dear to my heart. I support President Obama (though I don't agree with him on everything). I keep myself informed by reading political blogs, getting an iTunes podcast of President Obama's weekly radio addresses, and watching lots of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.
I enjoy solitude, but my friends mean the world to me. Friendship in general is something that I hold very important, and I believe that it should always be the basis for romantic love.
I'm a Unitarian Universalist. I believe that religion doesn't have to exclusive, and I turn to multiple faiths and traditions for wisdom, inspiration and guidance. In March, 2004 I got a tattoo of the UU symbol (a flaming chalice enclosed by two circles) on my back. You can read about Unitarian Universalism here: http://www.uua.org/visitors/index.shtml
My Jon Stewart mood theme was created by morganize.
"The only artists I have ever known who are personally delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize." --The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde