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Calista is a 27-year-old biomedical engineering student from the USA.

About This Boarder[]

Calista tends to be a little obsessive sometimes. This is not necessarily a bad thing, unless it happens during finals week.

She can speak German, but not fluently; play the piano, but not extremely well; and make crocheted blankets, though nothing complex. For fun, she reads books, plays computer games (if they are free or cheap), listens to songs from Broadway musicals, and keeps a blog that's basically a collection of rants and essays. She has two cats, who graciously allow her to stay in their apartment.

She is a confirmed science nerd, fascinated with pretty much everything having to do with science, especially statistics, physics, medicine, psychology, and sociology (which is more of a social science, but meh...). Her career goals include becoming a rehabilitation engineer; she wants to design medical equipment that fills in the gap between disability and what society expects of the average person.

She also has ADHD and PDD-NOS, also known as "some kind of autism, but we have no clue which kind". This doesn't mean much online, except that sometimes when you hint at something, it'll fly way over her head. If that happens, just spell it out and she'll get it. And for heaven's sake, if she annoys you, tell her so she can stop--she's probably oblivious to the fact that she's even being annoying in the first place!

Calista's Fandoms[]

Too many to count, probably. The first she really fell in love with was Narnia, but her most intense interest (so far) has been Lord of the Rings. The following is a list of fandoms she knows very well, at least enough to be trusted to beta or PPC stories set in those continua. Fandoms where she is currently active are listed in bold:

Books[]

1984, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/Tom Sawyer, American Girl, Animal Farm, Animorphs, Artemis Fowl, Babysitters Club, Bartimaeus Trilogy, Black Beauty, Black Cauldron series, Brave New World, Carrie, Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, Chronicles of Narnia, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, books by Roald Dahl, Dark Tower, books by Dean Koontz, Death Gate cycle, Discworld, Dracula, Dragonlance, Dresden Files, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ender's Game, Fahrenheit 451, Flatland, Flowers for Algernon, Forgotten Realms, Frankenstein, Girl Interrupted, The Giver trilogy, Green Mile, Harriet the Spy, Harry Potter, books by Robert Heinlein, The Hobbit, Holes, books by George MacDonald, Les Miserables, Little House on the Prairie, Little Women series, Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Rings, Number the Stars, Oz series, Peter Pan, Pilgrim's Progress, short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, Redwall, Robin Hood, Screwtape Letters, Secret Garden, Series of Unfortunate Events, Sherlock Holmes, Silmarillion, Space Trilogy, Speed of Dark, To Kill a Mockingbird, Treasure Island, Uglies, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Vorkosigan Saga, Warriors, Watership Down, books by H. G. Wells, Winnie-The-Pooh, Young Wizards

TV and Movies[]

AI, Angel, Back to the Future, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dead Like Me, Disney animated movies, Dollhouse, Looney Tunes, Magic School Bus, Matrix, Mental, Newsies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, Rugrats, Star Trek (All except Enterprise), The Incredibles, Terminator, Toy Story, Truman Show, Veggie Tales, Wizard of Oz

Misc.[]

Comics: Batman, Breakfast of the Gods, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Goblins, Order of the Stick, Superman, Spiderman, X-Men
Games: ADoM, Castle of the Winds, Civilization, Dungeons and Dragons, Kingdom of Loathing, Neopets, Neverwinter Nights 1, Sims 2, Urban Dead
Theater: Annie, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cats, Chicago, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, The Lion King, My Fair Lady, Oliver!, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, The Secret Garden, Shakespeare, Sound of Music, Starlight Express, Wicked, West Side Story

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