This “About” page has undergone many an edit some will have observed. People change, perceptions change. So here I go again with fresh but retrospective eyes.
Hi there, people of the interwebs. I’m Devina. By nature, I’m a night owl. I began this blog way back in the November of 2011, the year I graduated from high school. The year I hadn’t quite grown up as yet, as my early posts might indicate.
I started out into this brave new world of sorts beyond excited at sharing my thoughts and opinions about … well, I wasn’t sure exactly about what, but I did know I had the choice of a louder voice.
Okay okay, so two things were certain, I wanted to talk about books and that I wanted to write stories. I read almost everything: fiction, non-fiction, adventure, romance, biographies, science, culture, history, fantasy, urban fantasy; you name it. I was married to hot chocolate at the time but we don’t see much of each other these days, now coffee keeps me company.
My other love is language. Not any particular one. Just the infinite, intangible, flexible but solid gorgeous weight of it! Currently, I’m self-studying the basics of linguistics and the French language. I’m planning to take it to an academic level soon.
Music-wise I’m also all over the place, mainly though I’m an 80’s junkie: Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler, Sting, ACDC, The Police, Def Leppard, U2, Journey, and company. If we’re talking more contemporary: Twenty One Pilots, Vance Joy, The Kooks, The Killers, Gorillaz, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and the likes.
I’m partial to that remarkable man that was Ray Charles. Oh! And Paul Mauriat, the French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat.
Let me tell you right here and now that I am not ashamed to declare that I adore that special niche of animation magic that is anime. Studio Ghibli is love. Studio Ghibli is life. Recently though, I was told recently (not with a little horror) that I’m not a proper fan.
That’s because, apparently, I’ve yet to binge on royalty like Bleach, One Piece, Naruto Shippūden; and that, what few I’ve seen so far: Yuri on Ice, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, and Beyond the Boundary does not an “otaku” make. (Personally not fond of that term)
Pfft. I have a life, as it happens and I’m working out to live longer so I can watch them all.
TV dramas I’m trying (and really hard) to keep up with: Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, Teen Wolf, Sens8, BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who.
Another thing, in conjunction with my interests in language, I find great joy with my readings into archaeology. They go hand in hand, don’t they? My favourite ancient cities include Petra, Palmyra, and Rome though I still have tons more to read. And you could say I have a thing for Greek mythology.
There. I think this is enough for an introduction. I hope you like what you’ve seen, enough so that you’ll come back for more 😉