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islanded in a stream of stars

the rest is rust and stardust

talented amateur, the only gerontologist you know
My screen name is derived from the bulletproof Stradavarius cello that Kara Milovy plays in the Living Daylights, not taken from a cheesy bodice ripper.

Like Vesper Lynd and West Berlin, my interests are divided - particularly when it comes to fandom. I've been obsessed with con artist and 60s spy shows for years, I've recently drifted into the "new" classic sci-fi arena and Dragon Age 2. Offline, I tend to juggle a variety of unrelated projects, including working for a health app startup and investigating complaints in long-term care settings.

When introducing me to the entirety of my high school before my senior speech, my then-advisor, a wise and adorably WASP-y lady, announced that I was “surprisingly kinky.” Maybe I’m just lazy, but I can’t think of a better introduction than that.

Basically, I'm being vague just to annoy you into reading my LJ.

Friends: I tend to friend people who share similar interests and/or have interesting things to say and interesting ways of saying it; it's my way of saying, "Hey, I think you're a really nifty person, and I'd love to learn more about you." I generally friend anyone who friends me, but if you do so then I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a comment so I know a little more about you. Thanks!

If you're interested in my icons and other LJ-related graphics, check out retro_activity. The gorgeous Avengers mood theme is by the immensely talented ozfroggirl.
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