"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." Trying to go as rating-less as I possibly can. Currently studying Forestry and Entomology. I also work as the Environmental Program Director at a children's summer camp on a secluded bay off the Gulf of Mexico My favorite words are "pontificate," "catawampus," "clusterf*ck," and "magnificent." Obviously I can use only three of them in everyday conversation. I have a tarantula named Princess and a pit bull called Paracelsus Compliments make me nervous. So do heights, electrical outlets, and facial hair. I love ragtime and Russian Literature, Pride & Prejudice (as a movie or novel) and pretty much anything 19th century female Bri. Lit., historical humor, kayaking, Debussy, Alan Moore, Buckaroo Banzai (and most cult movies from the 80s -- Big Trouble In Little China, anyone?), rock and roll, The Hobbit, dirty blues, French cities in the US, architecture, trees, hiking, biking, street jazz, cooking... Park rangers have cool hats. My soul is defined by color and music is very important to me. Reading: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (I have a soft spot for Russian literature) Listening to: Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Muse This: http://angusmcleod.deviantart.com/art/World-War-One-Simple-Version-128505446 makes me happy. So does this: http://angusmcleod.deviantart.com/art/World-War-Two-Simple-Version-73625561?moodonly=1#comments What does a moustache feel like, anyway?