|"In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody but unbowed."
"The world is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel."
DISCLAIMER: I'm probably more likely to be up for a lively conversation if you've actually read my profile as I took the time to put it up here. I don't mean every single word. But scan over it maybe and see if anything there's something we have in common or you're interested in that strikes up a better conversation than "hey".
Hello, you may call me Vaal. I am a perfectly normal 20 year old human worm baby. Okay so no one is normal. I'm a wee-bitty lil thing... short, 5 feet tall to be exact. I have bright green eyes and have waist length white blond hair (unless I'm going through a hair dye binge as I am right now).
It would appear that many people dont care to know what my beliefs are or what I study but for those of you who do, heres a rough idea. I try to study as much as possible about theology and spirituality but I am very naive on the matter and not afraid to admit so. I aim to continue learning. I guess I dont have a solid specific set of traditions to stand behind as I try to study many things and understand all viewpoints. I do use runes in a lot of what I do. I can read and write in them which has been more useful than I originally believed it would be. I study a lot of Celtic traditions I guess partially out of loyalty to my heritage. I associate myself most with fire, not merely because my "sign" says I should but its always drawn immense amounts of energy to me. I have a natural talent for foresight which starts to decay almost the instant I stop practicing so I decided long ago to not let that happen. In the past I've had problems as not just a mere empath, but as someone who absorbs too much emotion and energy from others just by proximity. It used to feel as if I could feel other's emotions, thoughts, and intent leaking into my own. It happens often but I've learned to cope with it and deal with the surplus of energy in semi-healthy ways.
I know a little about a lot of things and it seems I have a natural talent for foresight. I don?t believe magic is white or black but rather in that indescribable grey area.
As far as teachers and teaching is concerned I think everyone has something to offer and everyone has the capacity to learn infinitely. My last teacher was undeniably an old soul and a kindred spirit. I was fortunate to have learned the things I did from him that I did, mostly about myself. I would love to find another who can help open my eyes to new concepts and ideas.
I practice self control above all else. I believe in order to achieve my goals I must diligently train my mind.
I'm extremely high energy as is to be expected with fire signs. Yes, I am an Aries and stubborn to a fault. I used to train in MMA at Marc McFann's Academy of Martial Arts and I loved it. Sadly I moved for about a year and couldn't continue. I plan on starting back sometime soon. Outdoorsy activities keep me sane. Things like hiking, rockclimbing, swimming, biking, and just running around in the park with friends makes me just about happier than anything.
I'm also somewhat of a rave kid I guess you could say. I love my fests. Wakarusa this past year was excellent. Made a few new friends at Technophilia. My area's solstice celebration wasn't too shabby this year either.
My taste in music is truly varied. To list everything would take ages. A quick run through my itunes and here are just a few of my favorites so you get the idea...
Armin Van Buren
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
The Birthday Massacre
Black Dahlia Murder
The Blood Brothers
Blood On The Dance Floor
Boards of Canada
Breathe Carolina (shut up! I'm aloud to indulge)
Bright Eyes (Oh how I love Bright Eyes)
Bring Me The Horizon
Cannibal and the Headhunterz
Chase & Status
The Chemical Brothers
The Cinematic Orchestra
Crystal Method (YUSSSS)
Daft Punk (!!!)
Datsik (Listen to "Against The Machines. Do it.)
Deathcab For Cutie
Dir En Grey
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The Dresdon Dolls
Drop Dead, Gorgeous
Florence and the Machine
Forever the Sickest Kids
From First to Last
A Good Fight (A local band)
Guns N Roses
Gym Class Heroes
Handshakes & Highfives
Haste The Day
Hot Hot Heat
I Am Abomination
I See Stars
I Set My Friends On Fire
In Fear & Faith
... okay so I like a lot of music. Maybe I'll finish weeding out my itunes list sometime when I'm bored.
I write a lot, or at least try to. It seems like it comes and goes.
I love books but can't ever finish one in any decent amount of time. I'm just too hyperactive to sit put for very long. A few of my favorites (books/authors) include:
Catcher In The Rye (cliche)
A Million Little Pieces
Requiem For A Dream
All HP Lovecraft
All Edgar Allan Poe
Most David Sedaris such as Holidays On Ice and Barrel Fever
HENRY ROLLINS (I love that sicko)
Grapes of Wrath
Aaaand I'm currently reading Good Omens.
Death before dishonor.