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"Ashlyme the portrait painter...kept a diary...He was a strange little man to have got the sort of reputation he had. At first sight his clients, who often described themselves as victims, thought little of him."
- M. John Harrison, "In Viriconium"
Mattie. Grumpy geek from the English Midlands; queer/genderfluid/transfemme presenting as maleish, polyamorous (partnered with Hannah, Martin, and Toby), feminist; vegetarian, atheist with pagan tendencies. Writer of weird fiction and speculative poetry. Fond of Art Nouveau, Doctor Who, old synthesisers, fantasy fiction, and natural history. Dislikes rightwingers, crowds. Resembles a smallish Jarvis Cocker. Natural habitats: canals, real ale pubs, second-hand bookshops. Can be recognised by the trail of liquorice cigarette papers, spilt tea, and bad puns.
a field in england, angela carter, antal szerb, architecture, art, arthur conan doyle, arthur machen, berberian sound studio, blade runner, botany, bowie, british sea power, broadcast, caitlin r. kiernan, china mieville, colette, dark city, derek jarman, doctor who, e, eno, folklore, ghost box records, goth, h. g. wells, history, iain sinclair, j. g. ballard, jeff vandermeer, joel lane, john howard, m. john harrison, mark valentine, mervyn peake, miles davis, natural history, nick cave, nick drake, p. j. harvey, penda's fen, post-punk, pulp/jarvis cocker, quatermass, reading, robert aickman, robert macfarlane, roger deakin, sapphire and steel, sonya taaffe, stalker, tangerine dream, the cure, the duke of burgundy, the haunting, the prestige, thomas ligotti, tunng, walking, writing