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Danie J.

California
This is me, Danie, 31yrs old and: Survivor, Student of life, Proud bookworm, FanGirl, woman who loves video games, aspiring writer… blessed with the love of my life NEIL, mommy to 2 fur babies RikiTiki Tavi Tanaka the 2 years old CHIWEENIE & my 11 year old cat CC short for Charlie Chaplin for his mustache. I’m always fighting for control, while paradoxically fighting to accept and release those things that which have no hope to control. I suppose... Full Bio
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This is me, Danie, 31yrs old and: Survivor, Student of life, Proud bookworm, FanGirl, woman who loves video games, aspiring writer… blessed with the love of my life NEIL, mommy to 2 fur babies RikiTiki Tavi Tanaka the 2 years old CHIWEENIE & my 11 year old cat CC short for Charlie Chaplin for his mustache. I’m always fighting for control, while paradoxically fighting to accept and release those things that which have no hope to control. I suppose it’s called being a grown up and being a human being. I’m young at heart. I always have loved and gotten a kick out of stuff that were childish despite my age. And believe me, age is just a number. You really begin to realize that when one of your parents dies and you start to take care of the other one. Life is totally nothing like I thought it would be as a kid. But I have learned to take my pleasures in simplicity. And somehow I found a soulmate who is the same way! One of my favorite gaming hobbies is playing Wizard101 by KingsIsIe. And I’ve been beta testing their newest game set to launch on talk like a pirate day Pirate101 which is fabulous and more grown up! I suppose as kid at heart, or young at heart so I truly enjoy playing games that have the innocent bent. I’ve tried the more serious games but they don’t hold my interest gaming wise as intently. I love magic and fairies so much more. But don’t get me wrong…what disney has done to Tinkerbell is insulting. She doesn’t have “pixie FRIENDS”! She is a jealous, possessive lil faerie. While reading, I can read very mature matter indeed. But my absolute favorite books happen to be usually Young Adult. But if you watch my reading habits, I’ve read some of the darkest of true crime. I’m a true crime buff who has read some deadly serious books about both male and female serial killers. (excuse the corny pun, couldn’t help myself teehee). For me, I find the stories of true crime intensely interesting. And contrary to what my common law husband Neil might tell you, I’m not confined Serial Killers. Like just about anything that fascinates me, I also am very interested in its history and origins! I’m a history, fable, mythology freak so watch out!!! For instance I’ve read how it may be possible folk tales and fairy tales were dark because they were warnings of the monsters that people may have really believed turned into werewolves or vampires that truly existed. But over time the original meaning of the stories was lost and they were more focused on children when they were most likely tales spoken by and for adults and possibly to only terrify children in watered down versions that eventually came to us. Yet even though I probably like True Crime and my fascination with serial killers motives and psychological make up comes from my subconscious drive to want to understand these men and women purely because if I can understand why these people murder other people, subliminally…I’ll feel safer inside my head. And by extension in the world around around me. It will help me eliminate a very common human insecurity because we have always been prey. Once very commonly for other animals and different ‘tribes’ of other humans. But slowly it turned into JUST other humans. Also as a female its more hard wired into my genetics too. So while it may seem a strange even weird habit to want to read about the lives of serial killers (women and men!) or any crime really…it’s actually a rational and logical (if OBSESSIONAL way of trying to soothe a primal insecurity that was activated and made perhaps more insecure by father always worrying literally someone would snatch me off the street or break into our house and murdering us all in our beds. But rather than drink to much and rage about, I took the habit of trying to understand psychologically people who do such things. But greatest reading joys are the books that can draw mythic innocence from the imagination. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings—they are probably the greatest I’ve ever yet read to accomplish this. But there are MANY books I’ve enjoyed immensely that are in that YA setting. Only ONE set of books are in it, and for the life of me I don’t why even though I love them. The Hunger Games Trilogy. I first heard of it when I saw teenagers on some forum board arguing about Twilight and The Hunger Games. I am NOT a fan of Twilight. The book reminded me of my first love, but I got irritated with the author’s very repetitive style of writing. I also got very irritated as an Anne Rice reader from Middle School that the ‘sexy boy’ SPARKLED. And most of all I was irritated that it was a girl that needed to be rescued and whined all the time. I felt I could be that girl I don’t need to read a story about her and I wouldn’t date a “SPARKLY” vampire because in my thinking any self respecting Vamp that sparkled would drive a stake through itself. Then my Common Law Husband Neil kept asking me about the Hunger Games. I downloaded on my Kindle Fire during a “FIRE” sale when I got it free. When a book is free, its YA, and its 3 books in one like this was? I tend to just download. I didn’t even find out what it was about. If I hate it I can delete it. So I looked up the description and read it out loud to Neil and myself. That night I began to read it. I admit that the author has a YA style of writing. But the subject matter was ADULT. I don’t care that it dealt with teenagers. The book was a lot more graphic then even the movie. And the book gave me nightmares. I loved the books. But I thought they should have been categorized in the adult section. And if so, maybe the actual ‘love triangle’ could have made more sense with some heat and sexuality without controversy like you would get in Young Adult. I thought the Author sold herself short BIG TIME. Because the IDEAS behind the storyline were so incredible I forgave some of the lamer aspects of writing. I was never distracted by it really or noticed it till I read the books for the fourth time! She could have had an older Teen audience and LITERAL Young Adult if she would have made this an adult trilogy because it was her STORY that made THE HUNGER GAMES…maybe the best she’s ever gonna do! But I loved everything about The Hunger Games Trilogy. The Dsytopian World is so relevant to ours its insane. I just wish she’d been brave enough to go to agent and publishers with manuscript that broke her mold a bit more and went full on adult. Telling the story of Katniss Everdeen. If so, we’d have gotten a better movie *wink* and I liked the movie! lol I’m a BOOKWORM. Before you could call me anything else, I adore reading. Reading has been my coping mechanism since before I knew how as referenced with the very true story below. By telling stories of my own from picture books. Then I got my first Nintendo and I was transported to the basically innocent world where we had to rescue the Princess! Then Zelda. And it went on. As an an adult for a long time I couldn’t get into ANY games. Mostly because I hadn’t realized they still made those I cherished in my stressed out moments. YES I’M 31 AND I PLAY SKYLANDERS ON MY WII. Know I don’t play with the little toys I tend to call figurines as I most definitely would have as a kid outside of gaming. But I LOVE the the extra interactivity it gives you. I really do. I like picking up new character every once in a great while. Now on my Kindle Fire they have an Android app first person shooter for Skylanders that is sort of amazing. They promise to change it up and add levels stuff like that. Amazon is starting a leaderboard thing to see how you rack up to others playing the same app. But what is amazing to me is you use your skylanders lol the ones you have to make the game better. More fun…more interesting. Reading AND gamin have always been the gateway to the other dimensions to me. Help me relax and enter another world. Maybe because relaxing is so hard for the worry wart that is me— that when I’m specifically trying to relax, I pick good clean innocent games with fairytale stuff and the same with my books. Only when I’m stronger can I take something like the walking dead games and my more aggressive fare in books.