John Wiswell

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Writer
Location New York, United States
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Introduction John Wiswell, and every entry on this site is an original creation of mine. I'm an American ("USer," as I call us) writer who's spent half his life struggling with a crippling neuromuscular syndrome. The constant, unmedicatable pain has left me with a good sense of humor and humility. It's also left me with some ridiculous beliefs, including that you've got to keep the good people you find, no matter where they were born or what logo is on their shirt. I firmly believe we need a sense of levity in everything, not only making fun of what we hate or would like to change, but what we hold most dear. What we can't laugh about needs it the most. Sometimes humor comes by taking something seriously (perhaps a marshmallow), sometimes with irreverent silliness (perhaps a cadaver), and usually some sort of blend (marshmallows made from recycled cadavers). This flexible sense of humor is a gateway drug to friendship, a relationship that might save the world, or at least make it nicer while we die off. Either/or.
Interests Storytelling, Literature, Publishing, Mythology, Spirituality, Anthropology, Science, Fantasy, History, American Football, Professional Wrestling, Comics, Anime, Humor, Good will towards non-barbecuable creatures and/or people
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Jaws, Rear Window, Castle of Cagliostro, The Descent, [REC], Blair Witch Project, It's a Wonderful Life, Jubei Ninpucho, Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Favorite Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Blue Oyster Cult, Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, Black Label Society, Devin Townsend, Alice in Chains, Queen, Madness, E.S. Posthumus, Ennio Morricone, Igor Stravinsky, Favorite Song: Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"
Favorite Books J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Stephen King's Desperation, Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Homer's Iliad, Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy", Dante's Divine Comedy, Jim Starlin's Infinity Gauntlet, Alexander Pope's Essay on Man I, Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching