Donald J. Trump does not speak for me.
writer, artist, dancer, geek
Hi! I'm Marie Brown (obviously, given that big heading above), and I'm a writer. I'm also a 3D artist, a bellydancer, and sometimes even a musician. And contrary to the general trend of humanity, I don't like to talk about myself much. But I'll try, because people have been kind enough to buy my books and come visit my website. Might as well give 'em (you!) something to read while here.
Okay. I live in Colorado. I have lived all over the United States, though, and really loved Arizona. I have three cats, who frequently make it very difficult to use my computer. I used to design websites for fun, but recently, I've had a few too many comments about how my sites look retro, from the 90s, outdated... you get the picture. So this time, in an effort to ensure a more modern look and a nice responsive design that will work across many devices, I'm cheating. W3Schools, where I go to learn whatever I need for the web, has some nice, handy templates. So I'm modifying and adapting those, in an effort to have a modern website sometime before the next century. It's making me rather cranky, though, because I happen to like the crazy, chaotic, retro look.
There. I said something about myself, and it didn't cause physical pain. If you want to know more, look me up on Facebook or deviantArt. There's links.
Update: After a year of looking at the bland, boring, boxy structure I picked for this page, I gave it the finger and shifted everything over to the template I used for my personal site, kittenwylde.net. I like it better. Much better.
I have a sh*t ton of works in progress. Writing, art, and website plans, the ideas breed faster than the time to work on them. So I've decided to focus on just a few of them.
Rulan is the name of a world that randomly generated itself from my first attempt to make a map in Photoshop. It has many islands, many cultures, and many stories waiting to be told.
After the Rain is in the process of receiving an intense editing process. Initially, I thought the rough draft sucked and was hopeless, but I tossed it up on WriteOn because I love the characters and wanted to salvage their story. Now, after some detailed feedback, I know it's just sloppy, not hopeless.
Learning Photoshop. 'Nuff said.
There's more information about this insane project of mine on this website. I just thought I'd mention it here because I've been trying to make it work for a significant portion of my life.
And, in my copious free time, I'm trying to learn 3D modeling. I would love to become one of the amazing people that can earn a living from creating stuff out of their imagination and some patient work. It's not looking too likely at the moment, because modeling makes me swear loudly, but it's something I'd like to do someday.
I participate in National Novel Writing month, and Camp NaNoWriMo, almost every year. This visual chaos represents thousands upon thousands of words written in the quest to get yet another little web badge.