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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Who or What is Elo De Norjeles?

I suppose I should explain the meaning of "Elo de Norjeles."

It's a nickname my dad gave me in late elementary or early middle school. I think it has a royally silly sort of sound when you say it...and well, that's me. My blogging pseudonym, EclecticElegance, has been my screenname since October 2009 on CleanPlace, a Christian teen and college age writers' forum community, cleanplace.net.

I'm a senior in college, double majoring in English literature and Chemistry. I became an editor at my school newspaper in fall 2012, and I've been a chemistry tutor on campus since fall 2011.

I often doodle cartoons combining nerd culture and science and fiddle about on my blue violin named Azora. My little white car's name is Journey. And my 1 TB external harddrive is Nessie.

I love writing, both for journalism and creatively. I fell in love with poetry first, but my unfinished novels are calling me again. I also enjoy theater and am actively plotting to be in a production soon.

Often my iPod is filled with Irish or Celtic music - more recently Celtic screamo -  and Disney classics and Broadway musicals. I'm also definitely a fan of Disciple, Skillet, Jason Gray, Mumford and Sons, and more recently Imagine Dragons.
My favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, Charles Dickens, Max Lucado, Susie Shellenberger, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Baroness Orczy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lew Wallace, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Seamus Heaney, Christina Rossetti, Shannon Hale, J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Tom Stoppard, George MacDonald, Madeline L'Engle, and Cynthia Voigt.

But as far as fandoms go - I'm kind of obsessed with Dickens and metafiction about him, anything related to The Scarlet Pimpernel or Harry Potter, or the 90s TV show Due South

I also splatter paint across canvases, mold lanterns out of Monster cans, and cover tote bags and beach balls with Sharpie drawings of my happy molecules and compounds. Sometimes I carve stamps for letterboxing (which you can check out at letterboxing.org), another one of my hobbies. My letterboxing trailname is NationalTreasureFan.

My blog posts will probably focus on one or more of these interests or something random that I find interesting. I am rather eclectic... :)

Updated 26 October 2013.