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Name: Paul Rempel
Hobbies: Languages, reading, art history, cooking
Date registered 12.17.2012
Last online: 01.27.2013
Sex: not specified


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Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:28 pm | jump to post

Hi Lydia my name is Paul. After years of planning to one day try my hand at writing, at the mature age of 40 I finally got down to it. What was I waiting for? That is a question that I still don't have the answer to. I was busy working at becoming an academic, but that probably isn't the whole of it. In any case, I dropped out of university after a watershed year of self-discovery -- madness and mayhem while on a scholarship in Beijing -- and immediately started spending my mornings doing what ...
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Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:07 pm | jump to post

My earliest experience came when I was around 10 years old. I wrote a sequel to Treasure Island called Blood Island, which more or less combined (1) my desire to escape from my life and have an impossible adventure and (2) the need to express the violent anxiety I was experiencing at school. To accompany the rather sad narrative, I added my own illustrations: cutlass clashes, crowded brawls, musket attacks. I showed the novel around, to my parents and my parents' friends, but don't really recall...


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