Thursday, April 14, 2011

Look Alive, Sunshine: An Introduction

Hey, guys.

I'm Daniella, alias Kobra Kid. (Brownie points if you get the reference.) I'm also known around these here intarwebz as tragicmuse85, if you care to look me up. I can invariably be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Stalkers welcome.

Anyway. Some info. I'm a 25-year-old aspiring author, emphasis on the aspiring. Sometimes I think I'm too ADD to be a real writer. This is probably best evidenced by my choice in books; I have very eclectic taste, or so I've been told recently. I'm the sort of book worm who will read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, because I can never be without a book, and I have a tendency to go from reading books like Harry Potter to books like The Elegant Universe, just as an example.

In addition to being a book nerd, I'm also very opinionated and have a lot to say on the subject of books and writing. Hence, you can expect a lot of long-winded, analytical diatribes reviews from me. But these ain't yo mama's book reviews. I am not your school librarian. I'm not a nice, sweet girl. If I think a book sucks massive amounts of cock, I will state unequivocally and unapologetically, "This books sucks massive amounts of cock." Don't like it, scroll. You know how.

A few of my favorites, just so you know what you might expect from me. Favorite genres: classic lit, fantasy, non-fiction science, non-fiction history, and gay romance. Favorite authors: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Diane Duane, Carl Sagan, and Vladimir Nabokov. Favorite books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Harry Potter series, the Young Wizards series, Macbeth, Hamlet, Neverwhere, Cosmos, and Animal Farm.

And now for some other info, if you're interested.

I'm also a music lover. HUGE music lover. Cannot live without it. My two favorite bands are Hanson (yes, that Hanson, but they're all growed up now) and My Chemical Romance (THIS BAND WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE THE FUCKING WORLD). I also love 90's alternative, punk, classic rock, oldies, and yes, BROADWAY MUSICALS. If you can listen to Les Miz and not be moved, you are dead inside.

Books are the soul of humanity, but music is the heart.

I play a little guitar (badly) and piano (even worse), and I sing a little (marginally better). Most of my time is spent writing, however. And when I'm not doing that, I'm making things; I love to knit and crochet. Mostly crochet. It's one thing I don't actually suck at. You can look me up on Ravelry if you're a fellow knitting/crochet freak.

A few of my other interests, quickly: body art (ink & piercings), martial arts (8th Gup, represent!), cult TV (Supernatural, Firefly, Stargate, American Idol), languages, world culture, science, history, folklore & mythology, photography, code, GAY RIGHTS, and basically anything I can do to thumb my nose at the Establishment Incorporated.

If there's anything else you'd like to know about me, leave a comment, drop me a line at tragicmuse85[at]gmail[dot]com, tweet me, or ask anon at Formspring.

Thanks for listening, kids. And remember: ART IS THE WEAPON.

Kobra Kid, signing off.
[You can't stop the signal.]


  1. Another great author. I look forward to your posts.

  2. LOL love reading your posts they always manage to make me laugh at some point luv ya xoxox you know who this is right??

  3. Thank you! And good luck with your novel. :)

  4. Donna, yes? I love you too! Glad I could make you laugh. :D