July 12, 2005A year ago, I had no idea that Winter existed. Since then, my life has been enriched by his presence. It's become kind of a salty, bittery, sweet flavor. I admire him for his patience in counciling people who don't follow his advice. I also find him quite attractive. *smooch*
February 3, 2004What can I say about Winter that hasn't already been said? He is one hell of a person, whom I've been lucky enough to call my friend for over half of my life. He is the only person I've know that long to still have my respect, and trust. The man is a gifted photographer, musician, and a writer who cares alot about the fundementals of great storytelling (If you're ever fortunate enough to read his work you'll see what I mean). Winter is also a very well spoken opinionated person. In a way that even if you don't agree with his standpoint, you can at least understand, and respect his views.
October 13, 2003Winter's a fun guy to be around, and though he has a certain bad boy charm, he's quite geek enough for me to actually relate to on that ever-so-important level of geekery. What he doesn't know is that I am in fact a villain from a Canadian cartoon.
October 9, 2003i've been with this man for 6 years, so he must be special. a wonderful dad, great counciler, listener, wonderful writer, idiot savante. he's someone who is always there for everyone if they need him. he's also the most sincere, honest, genuinely loving person i've ever met. if he ever gets the courage, and stays focused...watch out world, because this man will conquer the world and everyone in it. you'll never meet anyone else like winter.
Winter Arcane isn't my real name. It started as an pen name that I used for posting my writing online back in the days of dial-up BBSes. Since I have an older half-brother who had the same name as me, I eventually got it into my head that I should legally change my name to my pen name. Unfortunately, I was never able to work out a legal name change as I'm terrible with paperwork and navigating red tape. However, that doesn't change the fact that at this point in my life pretty much everyone except my blood relatives and the government knows me as Winter Arcane.
I am a family man. I'm married to a terrific woman and have two daughters from my previous marriage. They are the world to me and my greatest hope in life is simply to be worthy of the joy they bring me. I also have some great friends whom I love like family.
I am a writer. I've had a few short fantasy stories and some poetry published in zines, some published by others, some published by myself. I've also posted numerous bits of writing at various locations.
I am a photographer. I love taking pictures of all kinds. I've shot a lot of club events, band performances, I don't get to indulge myself in practicing it nearly as often as I would like but I keep hoping to change that.
I am a music lover. I don't have any limitations as far as what genres I'll listen to as just about every genre I've ever heard has at least one artist that I can enjoy. I'm always willing to try new artists and I believe in making an effort to seek out and support local artists.
I am a gamer. I'm an avid fan of tabletop role-playing games. D&D, GURPS, Shadowrun, World of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Rifts, you name it. I think that too few people appreciate the simple joy of sitting around with friends and playing make-believe. I also enjoy strategy games like Battletech and card games like Magic: the Gathering. No, I'm not into MMORPGs like Everquest or World of Warcraft.
Probably the most important thing to know about me is that I live like most only dream. I've made the acquisition of money and economic status secondary to building a family, bonding with friends, indulging my love of creativity, uniting radically diverse individuals into a community through helping others find their common ground, and seeking adventure and pleasure wherever it can be found. I have little regard for the illusory lines by which most people divide their lives. I judge no one by their lifestyle, but rather the honor and integrity they live by.
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