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My legal name is Rose Jasper Fox. It's not the name I was born with, though my first name has always been Rose. Depending on what time of day you catch me, I'm a book reviews editor and blogger for Publishers Weekly (handling reviews of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance titles), a medical journalist and editor, a cook, a craftsperson, a dancer, a puzzle addict, and a voracious and extremely picky reader. My father is a British-born atheist science fiction writer, journalist, and inventor living in Arizona, and my mother is a Connecticut-born Jewish author and caterer living in New York. I'm a lot like both of them. I love a lot of people. My body is female and my gender is highly variable and often rather strange. sinboy and I live in a beautiful northern Manhattan apartment and have two cats, five laptops, and thousands and thousands of books. I frequently travel and host other travelers. I volunteer extensively with Country Dance New York, Arisia, and Readercon. I love dark green, as you can probably tell from my LJ style, which I painstakingly coded myself. I have chronic tendinitis in both arms, some sort of cyclothymia, lactose intolerance, and both forms of herpes simplex virus, all of which I manage almost entirely with supplements and lifestyle adjustments rather than prescription medication. I lived in San Francisco from 2001 to 2005; the rest of my life I have lived in or immediately proximate to New York City. My sanity requires that I live in either New York or London (Tokyo might also be tolerable), that I get between seven and eight hours of sleep a night, and that I spend at least ten hours a week on my own doing whatever I want to do in the moment. I once spent several weeks attempting to keep a 28-hour schedule and I maintain that it would have worked had it not been disrupted by outside factors. I'm on good terms with almost all of my exes, and almost all the exceptions are people I dated between 2001 and 2005. I have mourned four grandparents, two godparents, and a lover, the latter of whom was killed in the World Trade Center collapse, and I spend much of my life quietly preparing for the inevitable day when I lose other people I love. To the extent that I have religious beliefs, I'm a Jewish pagan pantheist and panentheist. I've studied linguistics (including four languages from four different language families), computer science, mathematics, and architecture, but I have no college degrees and at this point don't really feel a need for any. I really hate it when people ask "Are you a writer?" and look disappointed when I say I'm a journalist, as though fiction is the only kind of writing there is. I've had two short stories published in small press anthologies. I'm an unapologetic feminist and a clumsy but well-intentioned ally in the fight to end racism. I don't think there is any inherent harm in queerness, polyamory, non-traditional marriage, unmarried cohabitation, BDSM, pornography, or incest, as long as all the people involved are consenting adults. I have been writing about 200,000 words a year in my LJ since March 2001 and show no signs of slowing.
Click below to leave me voicemail through Google Voice! The widget works thusly: Put in your name and phone number (US-style numbers only, apparently) and it will call you. When you answer your phone, it will connect you to my voicemail. Once you leave a message, it's transcribed (poorly) and texted/emailed to me. Living in the future is pretty awesome. If you want to try calling me directly, my Google Voice number is +1 720 EDITRIX, but I usually shunt unknown numbers to voicemail anyway and then you don't get the fun transcription bit.
-- I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.
these terrible conflicts are always presenting themselves to the artist the eternal struggle between art and life archy is something fierce my what a dramatic life i have lived one moment up the next moment down again but always gay archy always gay and always the lady too in spite of hell