slideyfootMember Since 04 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2013 07:07 AM
I'm a martial arts guy, in that I enjoy training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: if you don't know what that is, imagine wrestling, but in pyjamas with more choking and joint locks.
I spend lots of time babbling on the internet about BJJ, over on my blog. I also write for Jiu Jitsu Style magazine, contributing history, interviews and reviews.
Outside of BJJ, I'm an academic (mainly 20th century poetry) with a focus on form. I'm in the process of completing my PhD thesis at the moment, where I've been looking at the interplay between AIDS, cancer and poetic form.
I've always loved fantasy, starting off with the old TSR books (especially Dragonlance and Dark Sun), Piers Anthony (Xanth, Apprentice Adept and Battle Circle) then the usual suspects of MZB and the like. I'm a big fan of the Schwarzenegger film, which I know a lot of people don't like, then I later got into the Robert E Howard originals (I haven't really explored all the other works, like Solomon Kane etc). That led into reading through as many Conan comics as I could and also exploring Frazetta's artwork.
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