we are ugly, but we have the music

you put the "mental sex" into "instrumental section"

13 January
External Services:
Founder of Lashings of Ginger Beer Time.

Drummer in the Indelicates.

Neither of these pays very well at all, so I also do a lot of office work.

Sleep is for tortoises.

If I could do just one near perfect thing I'd be happy
They'd write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes
On second thoughts I'd rather hang about and
Be there with my best friend
If she wants me

~ Belle & Sebastian

"The rarest thing in the world is to live. Most people exist, that is all." Oscar Wilde

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

~Walt Whitman

"Maybe all systems- that is, any theoretical, verbal, symbolic, semantic, etc. formulation that attempts to act as an all-encompassing, all-explaining hypothesis of what the universe is about- are the manifestations of paranoia. We should be content with the mysterious, the meaningless, the contradictory, the hostile, and most of all the unexplainably warm and giving..." Philip K Dick

Me? I'm a queer poly tea-guzzling goth librarian cabaret artist.

Liable to be fannish about the strangest things with little or no provocation. At the moment I am primarily being fannish about British sci-fi television, and, in a great feat of meta, pre-internet fandom. But there's a lot more going on: Oscar Wilde, Sherlock Holmes (indeed, pretty much anything between 1880 and 1920); Oxford-authored kid-fantasy (His Dark Materials, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, Lord of the Rings); Good Omens, Neverwhere, Pratchett's witches; even, once upon a time, good old Harry Potter.

Someone on 021410 used the following Oscar Wilde quotation to describe me. I'm not sure that I've ever been more flattered in my life, and only hope to live up to the following impression of me:

Sebastienne makes everything clearer and brighter and more real, "through the mere fact of her existence, through her being what she is - partly an ideal and partly an influence: a suggestion of what one might become as well as a real help towards becoming it".
"truth", a rebours, acting, alienation, androgyny, angst, annie lennox, anticensorship, autoeroticism, barbarella, bdsm, belle and sebastian, big finish, blake's 7, bondage, borderville, brian slade, bring your own subtext, buffy the vampire slayer, but i'm a cheerleader, cabaret, camus, chicago, clea duvall, contradiction, corsetry, cowley road, creativity, cross-dressing, david bowie, dead poets society, dear wendy, decadence, decay, doctor who, drumming, ed wood, elbow sex, eyeliner, fairy wings, falsifying statistics, fin-de-siècle, forbidden love, frank n furter, freaks, geeks, gender ambiguity, gender bending, ghost world, glam rock, good omens, harry potter, his dark materials, hitchhikers guide, holmes/watson, homoerotic subtext, hot geek sex, huysmans, illusion, imagination, infatuation, intrusion, inversion, jack off jill, jasper fforde, lashings, librarianship, light entertainment, living the dream, lord alfred douglas, marilyn manson, narcissism, obsession, oscar wilde, oules, over-exuberance, oxford, pansexuality, passion, performing, period costume, pink floyd, placebo, placebowie, platform boots, polyamory, pteraphilia, queer, red dwarf, rent, robbie ross, rocky horror, sam/frodo, self-contradiction, self-obsession, sexuality, sherlock holmes, shrek, singing, smut, snape, sondheim, stripy socks, talking to myself, terry pratchett, the ark, the indelicates, tori amos, transvestism, vegetarianism, velvet goldmine, walking-on-the-wild-side, wings, withnail/i, wyrd sisters, you're the top, ziggy stardust