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Hi, I’m Kurt, son of Thor!

I’m a writer (burgeoning), an epic fantasy reader (avid), a Utahn, and a fighter. And I’m an English major.

Kurt Anderson

I’m actually a panda masquerading as a human.

Sadly, my surname does not follow the Scandinavian tradition and is actually Anderson, after a much more distant ancestor. But a little bit about me…I thought that I was a Biochemistry major, but last semester I discovered my true destiny as an English major. This has led to a whirlwind of change as I have redefined my professional career plans, but I’m ready to get involved. I love to read, mostly epic fantasy (Brandon Sanderson is a big role model), I’m learning to write and loving it. And I do fight, but not to kill.

I’ve grown up most of my life in Utah, with only a short stint in California (it was wacky). I hope that I can get to know many more people who share my irrational love of epic fantasy books, such as the Wheel of Time or pretty much anything from Brandon Sanderson. I love the classics, too, though I know far too few. You’ll have to bear with me until I can fully expound on the virtues of Milton or Virgil.

And that’s about it. You can amuse yourself by visiting my blog, which I recently made due to peer pressure AKA seeing everyone else on here with a blog. But I do try and talk about (semi)relevant things from a witty point of view.

P.S. I’m a rather eligible bachelor, in case you were wondering

P.P.S. That post-script was in no way influenced by prevailing social and cultural norms, or my mother. Also just in case you were wondering.

One of my favorite books is Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s Memory of Light.


Blog: http://pandaparadigms.blogspot.com/

Greetings! I’m Laura Standage!

I’m an aunt to thirteen, a Spanish speaker, a collector of teacups, a fantasy writer, a hobbit impersonator, and I’m an English major.

Laura Standage

Dramatically looking off into the distance…

Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated with stories. The real start to my life as a writer began when I wrote a fairy tale for my fourth grade class. Since then, plenty more ideas have come. Most are epic fantasy and fairy tales with a teslapunk in the mix. There is something particularly powerful about teaching lessons and portraying themes through a world of my own, such as in epic fantasy novels. There is also great merit and impact in the feelings and thoughts created by experimentation with language. That is what I want to share with the world. My exceptional shortness adds to my love of hobbits (I’m 3′ 25″) and how they can be both adventurers and quaint homebodies, titles I hope to develop.

One of my favorite books is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.