"...that's the trouble with first impressions... you only get to make one..."

Name: Sara Annette Ryan

Handles: Tisiphone0, Messalina

Age: as I write this (June 3), I am exactly one month away from turning 19

Where it's at: San Angelo, TX, a town known for it's high per capita rates of both sheep and satanists... it's that kind of a place

Occupation: library aide

Religion: Wicca

Outer: medium height, pale skin, freckles, bobbed banged red hair, green eyes, cat glasses, usually dressed in black (I'm not a pooky kid or anything, I just look good in black!)

Inner: reserved, generally nice to people, sarcastic, mind in the gutter, sentimental, prone to attacks of the giggles

Loves: Roman history, mythology & folklore (esp. urban legends), alligators, the Jazz Age, writing, old movies

Hates: Bigotry, snakes, milk, math, pug dogs, romantic comedies (the kind made after 1950, anyway)

Music: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Einsturzende Neubauten, Joy Division, NewOrder, The Cure, Tori Amos, Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus, Violent Femmes, The Smiths (yeah, I know), Belle & Sebastian, Heather Nova, Galaxie 500

Movies: Wuthering Heights, Some Like It Hot, Pandora's Box, The Merry Widow, Our Dancing Daughters, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Boogie Nights, Shakespeare in Love, A Room With a View

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Ovid, Suetonius, Robert Graves, D.H. Lawrence, C.S. Lewis, Margaret Atwood

Artists: Titian, El Greco, Rossetti, Waterhouse, Klimt, Burne-Jones

Most overused words/phrases: "Why you so stoopey?" (spoken in strange quasi-Polish accent), n-o-t-y (it means naughty), "god good, devil bad" (story behind this expression: My brother used to know this kid who listened to Christian metal, and there was this one song the kid really liked that just went, "God good, devil bad! God good, devil bad!" So now Fran and I use this to express likes & dislikes, i.e. "Beer good, devil bad", or "God good, pug dog bad"), ass (as a descriptive term, i.e. "Oh my God, this pizza tastes like ass!"), posh

Guilty pleasures: Culture Club, Port Charles, Kool Filter Kings