Sonja is my middle name. Don't ask what my first name is, I won't tell you, not ever, not even if you beg, send me photos of you on your knees pleading, or send money. Okay I might if you send enough money. Until then no one will ever know! I'm from Toronto. I grew up on both coasts then came back to Toronto when I graduated from university only to regret it (that's right, the Mayor is that world famous fascist). I'm escaping into the country in a couple years to be surrounded by trees and birds and all things green.
Since I'm one of those Renaissance eccentrics, all self-centred and intellectual, forgetful of holidays and special occasions, egotistical and mildly arrogant, and especially childish on occasion I am interested in most things and like to pursue a wide variety of subjects, mainly to keep myself amused. That's right, life is all about keeping me amused. So to that end I write fiction, paint, do photography, read copious quantities of science and fiction, I like crafts and woodwork, I listen to music almost constantly, decorating my home, making music (Ambient and something like Down Tempo/Post Rock) and tinkering with things, and doing research to learn about whatever it is that interests me at the moment (this is essential to my writing in fact).
Most of the time people think I'm extremely pleasant, despite my often obvious social ineptitudes, but I find that I'm uncomfortable, easily exhausted, and awkward in social situations when I am NOT the centre of attention, which I like to be, but only when I feel like it, and which is not all the time or even most of the time. I'm not an Introvert, nor am I an Extrovert, I am whatever the situation requires: eminently reprogrammable and adaptable. Which also translates into: I have no idea who I am because I can be anyone. If you're a psychologist looking for an interesting case study, I'm available.
The only thing that pisses me off is stupidity. That's right, nothing else upsets me except stupidity. I've analyzed this carefully. So if you want to see only my pleasant side, don't say/do anything stupid. I really have no tolerance for it. It really will send me into an uncontrollable girlish rage complete with throwing and breaking of things. It's why I avoid the news, media, and most public venues, and people in general.
While I really appreciate having my work favourited or added to a group I may not always say thank you. In no way does this mean that I do not appreciate your effort, merely I just did not or do not have the time and so often, and most importantly, I feel like I'm cluttering someone's nice DA account with "Thanks for the favourite " rather than a more meaningful comment, and then I feel compelled to visit their gallery, and invariably there are more comments that appear necessary to me, and it's just more than I have time for and I really want to be a part of DA. So, this is your thank you, right here, and right now.