:: the writer ::
+ My full name is Aeryn Eliza Brown, and my nicknames are Ezza and Ez.
+ Ezza is the typical nickname in Australia for girls and women named Erin (no matter how it's spelled).
+ Ez is the short form of my main nickname and is mostly used to sign comments I post on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, along with the odd email.
+ I'm 38 years old. I was born on
June 5 1984.
+ I was born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, in a suburb called Warrawong, and currently live just a couple of suburbs away in Berkeley.
+ I'm a dual Australian-British citizen – Australian because my mother is Australian and because I was born here, and British by descent owing to my father and my paternal grandparents being from the United Kingdom.
+ I identify as a biromantic asexual – I'm capable of romantic, platonic and aesthetic attraction toward men, women and non-binary people (mostly women), but not sexual.
+ I'm an atheist, and have identified as such since January 2000.
+ I'm disabled - I have major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder, I experience migraines, and (due to the high cost of formal assessment) am self-diagnosed as autistic.
+ I'm a graduate of the University of Technology Sydney - I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a major of Information and Media, qualifying me as a librarian, and am currently studying for a Master of Information Studies (specialising in Records and Archives Management) at Charles Sturt University. My eventual career goal is to become an archivist.
+ I'm an avid photographer, and own four cameras – two compact digitals (a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1, and a Canon IXUS 190), a Canon EOS 1100D DSLR, and a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera. I also use my iPod Touch and my mobile phone, a Samsung Galaxy A8, for photography on occasion.
favourite genres are rock and pop punk.
+ My favourite bands are Hanson, Sheppard, 30 Seconds To Mars, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Imagine Dragons, Pentatonix, CHVRCHES, Lacuna Coil, Walk The Moon, Birds Of Tokyo, 1927, AC/DC, Pendulum, John Butler Trio, Muse, Green Day, Bluejuice, Snow Patrol, Nickelback, Good Charlotte, Pearl Jam, OneRepublic, Bon Jovi, Queen, INXS, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Scissor Sisters, Nirvana, The Offspring, Powderfinger and The Smashing Pumpkins.
+ My favourite singers are Sarah McLachlan, Billy Joel, Ladyhawke, Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Natalie Merchant, Josh Groban, David Bowie, Tori Amos, Shannon Noll, Kelly Clarkson, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen and Kasey Chambers.
+ My favourite songs are Forever Lately (Vertigo), Follow Your Lead (Hanson), Brave (Josh Groban), Again (Porcelain), Getta Kick (Diesel), Finale B (Cast of Rent), Instant Karma (We All Shine On) (John Lennon), Closer To The Edge (30 Seconds To Mars), Misty Mountain Hop (pondlife), Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.), Always And Ever (Southern Sons), Elvis (I Remember) (The Screaming Jets), Defying Gravity (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, from Wicked), Signal Fire (Snow Patrol), The Resolution (Jack’s Mannequin), Rain (Dragon), Stupid (Sarah McLachlan), Hold On (Wilson Phillips), Love The One You’re With (The Chantoozies), Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) (Max Sharam), Liberty Bell (Noiseworks), Where The River Flows (Collective Soul), Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House), The Anthem (Good Charlotte), Little By Little (Abi Tucker), Peacemaker (Green Day), America’s Suitehearts (Fall Out Boy), Zydrate Anatomy (from Repo! The Genetic Opera), Tell Me A Story (1927), Right Here, Right Now (Jesus Jones), Won’t Keep A Good Girl Down (Marie Wilson), Unbreakable (Birds Of Tokyo), Parachute (Train), To The Top Of The Hill (Lee Kernaghan), and Mountain (Chocolate Starfish).
+ My favourite albums are Love Lust Faith + Dreams (30 Seconds To Mars), Against The World (Hanson), Watching The Sky (Sheppard), No Fixed Address (Nickelback), 21st Century Breakdown (Green Day), Immersion (Pendulum), Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys (My Chemical Romance), A Thousand Suns (Linkin Park), Ceremonials (Florence + The Machine) and American Beauty/American Psycho (Fall Out Boy).
TV and Film
My favourite genres are science fiction, fantasy, cyberpunk,
animation, comedy, action and anime.
+ My favourite actors are Robert Downey Jr., Jared Leto, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and my favourite actresses are Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Gibney, Keira Knightley and Jennifer Lawrence.
+ My favourite TV shows are Supernatural, The Sandman, Sherlock, Doctor Who, The Umbrella Academy, Z Nation, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cleverman, Have You Been Paying Attention, Mock The Week, Archer, The Last Leg, Dollhouse, Life On Mars, Death Note, Insektors, QI, Hetalia: Axis Powers, Terra Nova, Sanctuary, Charmed, Dark Angel, Downton Abbey, The Big Bang Theory, Mythbusters, Farscape, Firefly, Torchwood, Red Dwarf, Moonlight, South Park, The Simpsons, Prison Break, Spicks And Specks, Futurama, Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Fraggle Rock.
+ My favourite films are Bohemian Rhapsody, The Hunger Games, Rent, Moana, Tangled, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Black Panther, Pacific Rim, Big Hero 6, The Avengers, Alice In Wonderland, Repo! The Genetic Opera, He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, Despicable Me, Red Dog, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Happy Feet, Van Helsing, V For Vendetta, The Fifth Element, The Craft, The Crow, The Breakfast Club, St. Trinian’s, Moulin Rouge, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, Lilo And Stitch, Finding Nemo, Constantine, Spirited Away, Bicentennial Man, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Little Nicky, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, WALL-E and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
+ My favourite directors are Alex Proyas, Chris Columbus and Tim Burton.
+ My favourite film soundtracks are Rent, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Repo! The Genetic Opera.
My favourite genres are science fiction, fantasy, dystopian
fiction, post-apocalyptic and non-fiction.
+ My favourite books are The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams), Across the Universe (Beth Revis), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), Divergent (Veronica Roth), The Unusual Life Of Tristan Smith (Peter Carey),The Case of the Vanishing Corpse (Kel Richards), The Ocean At The End Of The Lane (Neil Gaiman), House Of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski), Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian (Eoin Colfer), The Little White Horse (Elizabeth Goudge), To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) and Jennifer Government (Max Barry).
+ My favourite authors are Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth and Max Barry.
My favourite comedians are Danny Bhoy, Tim Minchin, Tripod, Kitty
Flanagan, Fiona O’Loughlin, Judith Lucy, Hannah Gadsby, David
Strassman, Cal Wilson, Eddie Perfect, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Bloody
Wilson, Wil Anderson, Scared Weird Little Guys, Adam Hills, Paul
McDermott, Tom Gleeson, Mick Meredith, Billy Connolly, Carl
Barron, and The Umbilical Brothers.
+ My favourite video games are Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, Epic Mickey, Dark Cloud, Mario Kart Wii, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokemon Sword.
+ My favourite computer games are Fallen Earth, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Spiral Knights, Bejeweled Twist, Machinarium, The Sims 2 and The Sims 3.
+ My favourite musicals are Rent, Avenue Q, Hamilton and Chicago.
+ My favourite sports teams are the Sydney Roosters, the NSW Blues (both rugby league) and the Illawarra Hawks (basketball).
Album: Against The World
|Overall:||Follow Your Lead|
|Boomerang:||Lonely Boy, Don’t Accuse and The Love You Save|
|MMMBop:||Soldier and River|
|Middle Of Nowhere:||Speechless, Where’s The Love, Yearbook and I Will Come To You|
|Snowed In:||Christmas Time and Silent Night Medley|
|3 Car Garage:||Soldier and River|
|Live From Albertane:||Ever Lonely|
|This Time Around:||This Time Around, Dying To Be Alive, Sure About It and A Song To Sing|
|Underneath Acoustic:||Penny And Me, Love Somebody To Know and This Time Around|
|Underneath:||Dancin’ In The Wind, Penny And Me, Lost Without Each Other and Crazy Beautiful|
|Live & Electric:||Optimistic, In A Little While and Penny And Me|
|The Walk:||Great Divide, Been There Before, Georgia, Blue Sky, Something Going Round and Your Illusion|
|Middle Of Nowhere Acoustic:||Yearbook|
|Take The Walk EP:||Follow Your Lead and Hope It Comes Soon|
|Strong Enough To Break:||Wake Up, Let You Go, My Own Sweet Time and Out Of My Head|
|Stand Up, Stand Up EP:||World’s On Fire|
|Shout It Out:||Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin’, Give A Little, And I Waited, These Walls and Me Myself And I|
|The Best Of 5:||I Will Come To You, This Time Around, Lost Without Each Other, Great Divide, Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin’, and Give A Little|
|Facing The Blank Page:||Get Out Of My Heart, Sonny Get Your Gun and Sunny Day|
|No Sleep For Banditos:||Chasing Down My Dreams|
|Anthem:||Fired Up, You Can’t Stop Us, Get The Girl Back, Juliet, Already Home, Lost Without You, Tragic Symphony and Tonight|
|Anthem Live In New York:||Fired Up, This Time Around, You Can't Stop Us, Change In My Life, Watch Over Me, Lost Without You, Penny And Me, Something Going Round, Thinkin' 'Bout Somethin', If Only, Crazy Beautiful and Already Home|
|The Sound Of Light:||Call Out My Name, Rollercoaster Love and The Sound Of Light|
|Music Made For Humans:||Show Me The Way and Panic In The Streets|
|Inside The Box:||Grace Unknown|
|Loud:||Stop Me In My Tracks and No Rest For The Weary|
|Play:||Man On Top and Feeling Alive|
|In Color:||Somebody That Wants To Love You, Reach Out For My Hand and I Don't Want To Go Home|
|Middle Of Everywhere:||I Was Born, Where's The Love, I Will Come To You, This Time Around, A Song To Sing, Penny And Me, Lost Without Each Other, Great Divide, Been There Before, Georgia, Thinkin' 'Bout Somethin', Give A Little, Juliet, Get The Girl Back, Fired Up and Already Home|
|Finally It's Christmas:||Wonderful Christmas Time and Joy To The Mountain|
|Animal Instincts:||Working and Young And Dumb|
|String Theory:||Yearbook, This Time Around, Battle Cry, You Can't Stop Us, No Rest For The Weary and The Sound Of Light|
|In Real Life:||Compromise, Worth The Wait and Better Days|
|Continental Breakfast In Bed:||Miss You Like Crazy, Change and All I Know|
|Crossroads:||Better Man, Undivided Attention and Come Over|
|Against The World:||Don't Ever Change, Against The World, Stronger and Fearless|
|White Rabbit:||Trembling, Happy and Climb|
|Red Green Blue:||We Belong Together|
|Non-album/EP:||Wondering Why, Cried, Every Word I Say, We All Know and I’ve Been Down|
|Covers:||Long Way To The Top (AC/DC), Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi), Never Been To Spain (Three Dog Night), Desire (U2), Optimistic (Radiohead), Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf), In A Little While (U2), The Love You Save (Jackson 5) and Long Train Runnin’ (The Doobie Brothers)|
|Music videos:||I Will Come To You, This Time Around, Penny & Me, Lost Without Each Other, Thinkin’ ‘Bout Somethin’, I Was Born, Against The World and Fearless|