About

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS THING?

Well, hello! I’m Alyssa, a 27-year-old nerd type person who likes to put words all over the internet. Most of the time, I wonder how I managed to transition from playing superheroes in my parents’ backyard to doing responsible grown-up things.

This is where I live:

Knoxville Simpsonized

At least, that’s what it looks like in one of the greatest episodes of television: The Simpsons’ “Bart on the Road.”

Really, it looks more like this:

Knoxville IRL

The first thing you should know about me is that I compare most things in my life to things I’ve seen on TV.

I’m slowly earning my Communications degree while working and writing a novel or four in whatever time I have leftover. I’m proudly fueled by copious amounts of caffeine and long breaks vegging in front of the TV.

Besides the aforementioned caffeine and TV, other things I enjoy include: video games, collecting toys, art, traveling, hiking, running, reading creepypasta and Atlas Obscura, and listening to my favorite songs on repeat.

Good science fiction makes me happier than almost anything, except books, and if it’s a good science fiction book, then it’s probably my favorite thing ever.

THEY DESCRIBED ME SO WELL WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING ME

“She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Bukowski

“I don’t know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder. We call ourselves Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment.” – Vonnegut

“Two things that matter to me: emotional resonance and rocket launchers.” – Whedon

MY LIFE’S PURPOSE

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”
– Sylvia Plath

WANT TO GET IN TOUCH?

If you need to contact me for any reason or just want to send me funny pictures of T-rexes (in which case I love you), feel free to drop me an email. You can also tweet at me, although I’m scarce on Twitter these days: @lyssness. Or visit my about.me page for more ways to get in touch.