Jesse Liet

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Jesse Liet

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 5, 1986 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    US
    Occupation:
    PC Tech, Networking Tech, Tinkerer, Writer
    Are you published?:
    No
    Favorite Writers:
    Niel Gaiman, Brian Lee O'Malley, William Gibson, Garth Nix, Nagaru Tanigawa, Rumiko Takahashi, Isuna Hasekura, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, J. R. R. Tolkien, Phillip Pullman
    Favorite Books:
    'Neverwhere', 'The Graveyard Book', 'Stardust', 'Ameican Gods', 'Anansi Boys', 'Good Omens', 'Nation', 'Lost At Sea', Scott Pilgrim Graphic Novels, Spice and Wolf Light Novels, Suzumiya Haruji Light Novels, Discworld series, 'Neuromancer', 'Count Zero', 'Mona Lisa Overdrive', 'Sabriel', 'Lirael', 'Abhorsen', 'The Witch's Boy', 'The Gargoyle'
    Favorite Quotes:
    "Cold, grey, useless Sturton Academy [...] I want to say I had no friends but, I mean, that's bullshit. I had cold, grey, useless friends to match everything else." ~ Raleigh, 'Lost at Sea'
    Religious Beliefs:
    • Agnostic
    Political Views:
    • Socialist
    I am a writer who has been cultivating a multiverse-scale collection of novels, short-stories, and myriad plot points involving a slowly growing cast of characters who continue to grow more believable as the array of worlds they pass through undergoes a similar maturing. My tales, written out of order but with an emphasis on continuity and consistency across eons of time which my work spans.

    I have not published yet as I am a stalled Linguistics major and my focus on East Asian languages has allowed for my English grammar and sense of voice to diminish; I work at making the decades of scattered tales into something I can own and guide, if not command. Maybe I can share some bits, though. I suppose the scale and settings would place my work in the High Fantasy genre but I am influenced greatly by Japanese light novel format stories--most recently Matsuyama Takeshi's 'Iris on Rainy Days'--and Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk such as William Gibson's Sprawl setting novels.

    I used to visit the library at every opportunity but I now possess so many books that I am juggling the reading of or know will be great reference that I spend my time tending the seed of a library. Currently the major part of that library in mass and volume: Linguistics books and textbooks, Chinese and Japanese language and culture sections, books on drawing and painting--I hope to work at least one of my story arc collections into a solo-produced graphic novel but have a ways to go in taming my fine motor control, and a stack of reference books on coding, networking, computer maintenance, and certification study guides.

    Avoiding common pitfalls in plot development is a big concern of mine as falling back on comfortable, cliched troubles and solutions can cheapen a story; another concern is my own ability to collect into a cohesive tale that fits in the chosen form elements and events from a bunch of story arcs that may continue, begin, or end in another novel. I may dream quite large for an unpublished novelist but the amazing detail and research shown in 'The Gargoyle' was cultivated in Andrew Davidson's mind over 7 years. I have been cultivating my own worlds for well over a decade and want my exotic lands to be just as believable as Marianne Engle's tales of wonder.

    I always find myself encountering Japan, Computing Technology, Language, and--increasingly--Canada while I go from genre to genre. I am a native-born American Citizen but I certainly could do with some travel and I could certainly help others learn English after three years of Linguistics study and a lifetime of immersion in English--29 years today--so I may follow Andrew Davidson's path of teaching in Japan as I research to enrich my writings. I could also just visit Canada but I've no real reason to at the moment and it would have to be a road trip; I'm not eager to fly the 'Friendly Skies' with the TSA behaving in a generally un-Constitutional and unpleasant manner as well as to airlines finding new geometry applications in fitting the most people into a given space. FYI if you want to maximize the billiard balls you can space into a given area it's best to perform the feat in 23-dimensional space. Just a warning in case airlines start acting all clever and making physics breakthroughs..