quintessence

I'm Gabe. I'm seventeen years old, would be a junior in highschool, except that I'm homeshcooled, which is probably the best thing that's ever happened to me, since it gives me time to do what I want, and the opportunity to be with my family. I love most of life in general, and I still like to learn, to play, to dream. I'm quiet, an introvert, and generally don't talk much in person, but when I write, I can go on and on and spill out whatever I want to say on the paper or computer or etch-a-sketch in front of me.  I love fantasy, dreams of places that could--or couldn't-- be, and are only in my head. I like to pull these places, ideas out of my head so that others can see glimpses of them in my sketch pads, my stories, and hopefully on this site, too. I don't know exactly what I want to do when I'm older, but I would like to go into the fields of art or writing. For now I'm happy to simply be myself and enjoy every moment right now. I like I like to draw, to write, read. I play piano and love it. I'm into nearly anything that sparks my interest and imagination, whether that may be a good fantasy book, surfing the web, or simply staring out of a car window. I like roleplaying games (not the computer kind) and almost any word game in the world, particularly Scrabble. I have a keen interest in words in general, and collect them inside my head like a philatelist collects postage stamps. Favourite movies I don't watch hardly any TV at all, because there are so many other things to do in life and I only get a handful of channels anyway. My favorite Sci fi/Fantasy movies are the Star Wars movies (the original ones; not the badly-acted, CGI-overloaded new ones), Pirates of the Caribbean, the Lord of the Rings, the Harry Potter movies (particularly #3)--pretty much any of my favorite books that turned into good films. Favourite books The Harry Potter books are my favorites, but in contention would be The Lord of the Rings, the His Dark Materials trilogy, Ender's Game, Artemis Fowl, Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea books, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Science Fiction I guess), and C.S. Lewis' Narnia books. Of late, I've enjoyed Philip Reeve's Hungry City chronicles. Favourite music I like pretty much anything I can play on the piano, which is a lot, since I predominantly play by ear. However, I hate classical, which sounds nice in the background of fancy restaurants, but isn't good for much else. Oddly, one of my favorite songs--and about the only classical piece I like--is Pachelbel's Canon. I hate screamers, death metal, and anything that is so loud and obnoxious that it ceases to be music and becomes mere noise. I like rock, with a tendency toward classic rock and roll; I mildly enjoy jazz, but often don't get it, and rather detest hip hop and rap, because it sounds like all synths and beats to me, and not as if anyone plays it. I actually like orchestral and church music and often pick up movie soundtracks by ear.