Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Prologue: Introduction!

I've never had a blog before. Just want to get that out there so, perhaps, I can maintain some bit of dignity as I fumble around here.

First of all, as this is the start of what may or may not turn out to be a viable hobby for me, I should introduce myself and what I hope to do here.

What is Ignolopi?
It's my sign-in name for just about every website I frequent. Don't go to a dictionary, the word doesn't exist. I once had someone ask me if it was a combination, something like 'ignorant loper', which I kind of liked. I made up the name when I was maybe 12, and it's been my very close friend ever since.
The name is actually a 'land' (country) in a fantasy world I created around the same time and have been reforming over the years.

Which moves us to me. (you can see my potential with the written word right here)

Who am I?
Right now I'm a full-time college student, but that will change with upcoming graduation (YES!!!). Although I've never published anything, I consider myself a fantasy author. Since I was 8 or 9 I've been obsessed with writing down stories, and have since decided I will be a published novelist. You only have to take a glimpse at my writing to know I have a long way to go, but it's what I love to do!

So I'm not just some other faceless name on the computer, I want you to know what else I'm interested in, so although I will still be faceless, you may see an interest of mine you kind of share and we'll have an instantaneous bonding experience (on your side anyway).
Or is it just because I'm bored right now?

Japanese, anime, manga, novels, movies, travel, music, and food.
Wow that's impersonal. More specifically, here's a small selection:

Japanese: Hai, konnichiwa, iggy desu! Nihongo de jouzu dewa nai kedo, itsuka perapera ni naritai dayo!
Anime: Ouran High School Host Club, the Cat Returns, Howl's Moving Castle, Hikaru no Go, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu Yu Hakusho, Wallflower, Maison Ikkoku, Kekkaishi, Kodocha, Hunter X Hunter, Princess Tutu
Manga: Fruits Basket, Demon Diary, Petshop of Horrors, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Genju no Seiza, Hunter x Hunter, Black Cat, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Gaba Kawa, Matantei Loki, Vampire Game

Novels: the Thief, Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia, Howl's Moving Castle, Ten Little Indians, Harry Potter, A Business of Ferrets, Count of Monte Christo, Mistborn
Movies: Princess Bride, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Stardust, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Pirates of the Caribbean, House, Pushing Daisies

Music: Adiemus, Altan, The Chieftains, the Corrs, Cusco, Clannad, David Arkenstone, Enya, Gary Stadler, June Tabor, Loreena McKennitt, Maire Brennan, Mary Black, Pentangle, Rita Connolly, Sarah Brightman, Solas, Steeleye Span, Steve McDonald, ABBA, the Beatles, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, Good Charlotte, Herman's Hermits, L'Arc~en~Ciel, Nightwish, Ogata Megumi, Seki Tomokazu, Sinead Lohan, Steve Conte, Weiss Kreuz, Within Temptation, Yoko Kanno

I play the piano and love to sing. I've been to Canada, France, Spain, England, Panama, and a couple other places. I don't actually like the hassle of travel, but I love going new places, and am somewhat fascinated with other cultures. I like creating AMVs (anime music videos) and am learning video editing techniques. I have a tiny Siamese kitty, she follows me around everywhere, cats are awesome!
I love chocolate. And coffee. And tea. ...and stir fry :)

Oh. You can probably tell. I'm a girl.

That's all I can think of to say about myself. With no knowledge of a target audience, how can I market myself successfully aside from just throwing things out there?
Just kidding.
Someday I hope people can read my books and enjoy them... even if only in blog form.

I'm sure I can think of more things to say at a later date. I'll keep you posted!
(Get it? Posted? Yeah, I have a brilliant sense of humor too :p ).


*Iggy is a shortening someone else gave to me, I like it.

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