:: the writer ::

The Basics

+ 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 34 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 am 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 am capable of romantic and aesthetic attraction toward men and women (mostly women), but not sexual.
+ I am an atheist, and have identified as such since January 2000.
+ I am mentally ill - I have major depressive disorder (diagnosed September 2011), panic disorder and social anxiety disorder (both diagnosed May 2007).
+ I am 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. My eventual career goal is to become a research librarian.
+ I am 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.

The chick behind the fiction

Favourites

Music

+ My favourite genres are rock and 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), Desert Dressed In Lights (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), Anthem (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 cyberpunk, animation, fantasy, science fiction, 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, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cleverman, Have You Been Paying Attention, Mock The Week, Whose Line Is It Anyway Australia, Archer, Good Game, 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, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, 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.

Literature

+ 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), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling), 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, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth and Max Barry.

Other Entertainment

+ 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, The Umbilical Brothers, Aunty Donna and Dave Hughes.
+ My favourite video games are Wii Party, Epic Mickey, Dark Cloud, Mario Kart Wii, Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly, Cooking Mama 3, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Phantasy Star Zero.
+ 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).

Hanson Favourites

Album: String Theory
   
Songs  
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
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’ and I Was Born