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Who are you?

I am the player of Astru, an Aelotoi ranger of the Vaer'sah clan. She is a citizen of River's Rest and the Keeper of the Beacon Hall Archive. She is good friends with an orange tiger named Cupcake who has a bit of a sweet tooth.

I also recently rolled up my first alt, who I will decline to name at present.

Pages of interest

I am interested in expanding the Bard page since it is sadly stub-like. I'm also a bit interested in fixing up some of the pages regarding Aelotoi, which tend to be a bit stubby as well.

I have made significant contributions to the following pages:

I've also made a few maps, though I don't think all of them are on here yet.

Oh, and here's my sandbox. It's a little crappy right now.

Player Profile

Since my other half showed me his delightful profile, I figured it wasn't a bad idea to create my own using his as a template.

All about SARAH3

Where were you born?

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Where do you currently live?

  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Do you have any pets/kids/both?

I have a pet cat named Agent Orange, the Squirrelbane. He currenty lives with my parents back in Canada.

What is your current occupation?

I teach conversational English. I'm looking to get into scientific editing.

What did you want to be while you were growing up?

  • An artist
  • An actress
  • A veterinarian
  • An anthropologist
  • A philosopher
  • A psychologist
  • An astronomer

Favourite TV shows?

Iron Chef (the original), Star Trek (Next Generation, though I also enjoy Deep Space 9 and Voyager), Doctor Who, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Conan, Heroes.

I don't own a television and haven't lived somewhere with cable for the last seven years though so I don't really watch much television (and have also fallen hopelessly behind on Doctor Who).

Favourite Films?

Half Baked, Spaceballs and anything with Leslie Nielson.

Favourite musicians/bands?

Massive Attack, Portishead, Woodhands, Holy Fuck, Bonobo, Treble Charger, Sloan, Metric, Zero 7, Feist, Hooverphonic, deadmau5, Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dandy Warhols, Foo Fighters...

Favourite books/authors?

Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, Ursula K Le Guin, Naomi Novik...

Favourite webcomics?

Girls with Slingshots, Questionable Content, Supernormal Step, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, Order of the Stick, Stand Still. Stay Silent, Basic Instructions... some others, but listing them is a bit tedious.

Where did you go to school and/or what did you study?

  • McMaster University, BSc (honours), Physics (astrophysics specialization) with a minor in Philosophy
  • University of Western Ontario, MSc, Astronomy
  • University of Western Ontario, PhD, Astronomy

Favourite/least favourite job you've ever had?

My favourite job by far was being an astronomy research assistant. My least favourite was probably one of my summer jobs in a factory.

Favourite hobbies?

Reading, running, drawing, wasting time on the internet, making delicious food, playing GS.

Favourite foods?

Falafel sandwiches, bean burritos, poutine (with mushroom gravy), hummus, tabbouleh, pizza, lentil soup, mushroom paprikash, guacamole, chocolate.

Favourite beer?

Tankhouse, Fin du Monde, Duvel, Chimay, Suiyobi no Neko, Fruli, most pumpkin beers.

Favourite board games or computer games?

I'm not super into board games. I enjoy playing card games though, especially Cards Against Humanity. I also don't currently play any computer games other than GS, but I have played Civilization (II and IV were great) as well as the Sims (1 and 2) in the past. As far as console video games, my favourite is Katamari.

Favourite sports/sports teams?

I quite like hockey and would be happy if any Canadian team other than the Leafs won the Stanley Cup. I also like the Toronto Blue Jays.

What would you do with a million dollars?

Save and invest it so I could live comfortably off of it. Possibly also pay off my family's debts.

What three people past or present would you invite to dinner?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ursula K Le Guin, Carl Sagan

What is your favourite quote?

"The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way the atoms are put together. The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

I'd be Storm. It would never rain on my parade again.

Would you rather never have to eat, or never have to sleep?

...but I enjoy both of these activities so much.