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Darth Masq, Sith Lord of Philosophy
17 November
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Masquerade: Novelist, philosopher, attempted pantheist, dyke, booknerd, science enthusiast, psychologist, aunt, database dayjobber, fangrrl geek. And a bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting to mention.

"Geeky is just shorthand for enthusiastic and enlightened" --Scroll

"The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything." —Milan Kundera

Masquerade's forays into fanfic:

Angel the Series Season 6 (with the Mutant Existential Scoobies)
The Destroyer (post-NFA Connor virtual series)

"Inhibition is nature's way of keeping you from doing something really stupid..."
Valerie Running Deer is a brash, brilliant neuroscience graduate student. Elizabeth Baldwin is her uptight, control-freak advisor. Elizabeth and Valerie's relationship has always been a battle of wills, but when Elizabeth hands over one of Valerie's original research ideas to another student, Valerie fires the shot that turns their cold war into a hot one: she makes a pass at Elizabeth's daughter Lisa, a coy, impetuous teen who has been harboring a crush on her.

Valerie's spiteful impulse is diffused when she starts to fall for Lisa behind Elizabeth's back, but a confrontation is inevitable. Valerie's tumultuous journey towards it will entangle her in the circuitous dance of the relationships around her as friends, colleagues, and family struggle to balance need and trust, impulse and restraint. Control freaks. Hot heads.

Timid artists. Impulsive kids. Dis/inhibition explores the complications of self-control both outside and inside the scientific laboratory.

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You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things. -Mary Oliver

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