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Living a Life I Don't Know How to Live

(But Someday I'll Learn)

Carla M. Lee
30 January

by thestarlet at sweettooth

It's all werewolves, the talking dead, and motorcycles around here.

Six Word Biography:

Feminist Writer-Lawyer-Biker. Use caution.

More Information:

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, with an emphasis in writing and a minor in small press publishing, from Southeast Missouri State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. I write poetry, prose, reviews, essays, and newspaper columns. I update my current project list approximately the middle of each month. I mostly write with my bff Sarah, though I do still have a few solo projects.

I swear and frequently have gender rage, sexuality rage, and race rage. I analyze the presentation of characters of color, fat women, and bisexual, homosexual, and straight female characters in media.

Things I Like:

+ Really cold drinks. I like lots and lots of ice in my drinks, particularly tea and water.

+ The wrestling. I love the stories they tell (even when the stories piss me off), the athleticism, the sheer over-the-top ridiculousness. And, yes, I am a big fan of people hitting each other, so that's a major, major plus. (My "Fave Five" are: the Usos, Paul Heyman, CM Punk, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Kharma, the Bellas, Natty, Kane -- oh god, I have to stop now before I list the entire roster, even though I don't actually like the entire roster.)

+ My beloved dog, a beagle/Australian cattle dog mix who is ridiculous and adorable and loves all humans and hates all dogs.

+ Motorcycles and trikes. I have a Honda Shadow, my dad builds trikes, and I love the created families that come from bonding over bikes and trikes and riding.

+ Werewolves, full moons, and the Pacific Northwest, all which go together well.

+ Technology. I'm a tech lawyer by day, and I use technology for writing, to keep in contact with family and friends, to relax, to create -- I love technology. (I am particularly fond of Skype and Google Drive at this time, because it allows Sarah and me to work on our writing together so easily.)

+ Sarah's cats doing "Satan face" and trying to steal Sarah's computer chair. I'm not a cat person, but Sarah's cats are bringing me around.

Things I don’t like:

+ When I say I love the wrestling and people say “You know it’s fake, right?” Most media we consume is fiction and therefore fake, you know that, right?

+ Cold weather and snow.

+ Spiders. Death to all spiders.

+ The bullshit hypocrisy of the Be a Star campaign coupled with Triple H and Stephanie bullying everyone left, right, and center on Raw and Smackdown this past year. (Great presentation of evil The Man characters, though.)
adventures with izzy, australian cattle dogs, beagles, big gusts of wind, black and white photography, blue and purple things, cabell’s mix cds, cheesy horror movies, chosen families, complicated outlines, cycles of the moon, dangerous poetry, drinking tea with friends, epic adventures, flying samoan wrestlers, full moons, international friendships, jacob’s photography, long motorcycle rides, lycanthropes in stories, meat loaf’s rock operas, modern horror stories, monsters in the trees, monsters outside the door, monsters under the bed, movies as life, musical snow globes, really big snakes, rewriting mythology, roaming larcenous telepaths, sand between my fingers, sand between my toes, sarahcraigandjake are epic trolls, sexonthebeach with real beach, skypeandgoogle as writing tools, supernatural adventure stories, tea and terror, the wrestling, werewolf stories, werewolves, where water meets sky, wiscon with friends, women as heroes, writing at night, young adult fiction, young adult horror fiction