Ben Varkentine

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation writer
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction "...a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice."
Interests Anne Hathaway, Aaron Sorkin, Courtney Love (don't ask me why), '80s, Old-time radio, California, a Buddhism-influenced spiritual inner life, My cats, reading, dragons, civil rights, Sinfest, appreciating women, writing, my nephew, George Carlin
Favorite Movies Terry Gilliam films, Three of the six Star Wars movies (try to guess which three--you may be surprised), The Lord of the Rings, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, M*A*S*H (TV), The Outsiders (a childhood favorite), the Saw film series
Favorite Music the Beatles, The Beach Boys w/Brian Wilson, Peter Gabriel, Kirsty MacColl, Morrissey, David Bowie, XTC, Prince, Squeeze, Spandau Ballet, Thompson Twins, Erasure, Tears For Fears, Human League, Hall & Oates, Nik Kershaw, Pet Shop Boys, the Fixx, OMD, PWEI, Musical Theater, Scritti Politti, Howard Jones, Oingo Boingo
Favorite Books I have what works out to a one book a day habit, so just find me and ask what I'm reading today.

Aren't papier mache cuts the worst?

No, there are some cuts that are worse.