you’ve probably seen her on the streets of los angeles, orange, santa barbara, or tokyo; she is the witch of creation and she hides in plain sight. this witch’s current incarnation has been upon this star for twenty-seven human years, born in a princedom by the sea in what is now known as santa monica, california. she has always been interested in stories and storytelling; her human mother figured that out when the witch began to read at human age three. she is infinite and has cycled upon this star many times, so much so that her library of stories is bursting to the gills with secrets unknown. she struggled as a teenager to understand her heritage until she found out that she was a witch; and not just any witch, at that. she then understood the power of storytelling and the need for girls to have their stories told. after many adventures (and for that matter, misadventures) upon this star, she has decided.
she has decided that finally, it is time for her to tell her tales.
her main blogging collective resides at http://flavors.me/goldenwitch. she can be reached through electronic mail at usagiko at gmail dot com.
birthdate: 08 december 1984
enjoys neurolinguistics, translation, writing, reading, sleeping, lucid dreaming, genderplay, being aneurotypical, television, anime, film in general, music, traveling, theoretical physics, learning new languages, academia, long walks on the beach, bubble baths, and nuclear apocalypses.
does not enjoy math, homophobia/anti-isms, bullies, eating meat, self-harm, current media culture, bad writing, and depression.
tv preferences: downton abbey, doctor who, fringe, the x-files, terminator: the sarah connor chronicles, once upon a time, beauty & the beast (1987), star trek, star trek: the next generation, sherlock, stargate: atlantis, dollhouse, firefly, buffy, game of thrones, hoarders, toddlers & tiaras, bones, dexter, dark angel, torchwood, torchwood: miracle day, castle, secret diary of a call girl, chuck, lost, house, heroes, caprica, battlestar galactica (2003), xena: warrior princess, legend of the seeker, arrow, beauty & the beast (2012), the following, teen wolf, bates motel, hannibal (2013), hemlock grove.
anime/visual novel/manga/light novel preferences: mawaru penguindrum, utena, mahou shoujo madoka magica, evangelion, kodomo no jikan, sailor moon, higurashi no naku koro ni, umineko no naku koro ni, guilty crown, rose of versailles, escaflowne, kara no kyoukai, fate/zero, panty & stocking with garterbelt, magical angel creamy mami, another, black rock shooter, monogatari series, moyashimon, trinity blood, rozen maiden, gurren lagann, star driver, precure, strike witches, mai otome, tegami bachi, FLCL, higashi no eden, bungaku shoujo, haibane renmei, serial experiments lain, sayonara zetsubou-sensei, kimi ni todoke, niea under seven, k-on!, sengoku basara, mushishi, kite, kite: liberator, mezzo DSA, strawberry panic, angel beats, drrr!, saikano, dogs: bullets & carnage, sasamisan@ganbaranai, sword art online, robotics;notes, chaos;head, steins;gate, robotics;notes, psycho-pass, shougeki no kyoujin.
film preferences: lolita (1997), kaboom, mysterious skin, the doom generation, the warrior & the princess, the girl with the dragon tattoo (US remake), the millennium trilogy, hanna, run lola run, wintersleepers, shimotsuma monogatari/kamikaze girls, all about lily chou-chou, hana & alice, a christmas carol (1999), the little mermaid, end of evangelion, evangelion 1.11, evangelion 2.22, spirited away, arrietty, porco rosso, princess mononoke, howl’s moving castle, my neighbor totoro, office space, jawbreaker (1999), mardock scramble, cencoroll, la belle et le bete, higashi no eden: the king of eden, utena: adolescence apocalypse, nana, sakuran, star trek: first contact, star trek (2009), terminator 2, terminator 4, shikijitsu, harry potter, inception, let the right one in, romeo & juliet (1996), marie antoinette, lost in translation, pulp fiction, grindhouse, death proof, the amazing spider-man (2012), never let me go, the hobbit (2012), the lord of the rings trilogy.
about the title/address of this blog: “birth of a new witch (theme song of “UMINEKO NO NAKU KORO NI CHIRU: EPISODE 6″) belongs to Ryukishi07. it inspired me to think more on the difference between girls, gods, faeries, witches, and women scorned. but the rest i’ve made into my own. thank you for the inspiration, ryukishi07. Also thanks to Pure Imagination for the follow buttons on the sidebar!
THE WITCH’S CAT (co-blogger):
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Enjoys: Cats, feminism, glitter, Ke$ha, documentaries (especially if about disasters in which a lot of people die; morbid documentaries = love), writing, reading, music, Findadeath.com, watching the news, journalism, video games, Hello Kitty, vampire media, demon media, mythology, football, pink, singing, and frilly dresses.
Does not enjoy: Sexism, homophobia, slut-shaming, perverts, science, basically all the -isms, lazy/blatantly unethical journalism, spiders, snakes, rainy days, and people who run through hallways screaming like banshees anytime past 11:00 PM.
Favorite TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Celebrity Rehab, Xena: Warrior Princess, Charmed, Ghost Adventures, 10 Things I Hate About You, X-Men: Evolution, The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and documentaries of all sorts. Even the trashy ones.
Favorite anime/manga: Tokyo Mew Mew (first love, seriously; you can’t even know), Blood+, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Barajou no Kiss, Princess Tutu, Sgt. Frog, Cased Closed/Detective Conan, Lupin III, Fullmetal Alchemist, InuYasha, Digimon (series 1-3), Fairy Tail, Shugo Chara, Skip Beat!, Yu-Gi-Oh (watched purely for laughs, but laugh at me anyway), Moe Kare!!, Love Monster, and Uwasa no Midori-kun.
Favorite films: Harry Potter, Dreamgirls, Starship, The Phantom of the Opera, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Carnival, the Jackass movies, Hell House, Matilda, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Labyrinth, 10 Things I Hate About You, Cinderella (1997), Coraline, Ocean’s Thirteen, Les Miserables (2012), and The Wizard of Oz.