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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Nature, Prehistory, & Fantasy
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Artistic Expression: My primary hobbies are writing and photography. My writing usually takes the form of fantasy literature, and I am currently working on the second round of editing/rewriting for my first novel manuscript. I also enjoy writing literary journalism-type essays (things you would see in hobbyist magazines) and monologues/theater scripts.

My photography focuses mainly on nature and wildlife (particularly birds). The region of the US where I live has a great diversity of habitats and offers plenty of opportunities for any photographer.

Education: I have an Associate's Degree in Wildlife Technology, and my Bachelor's Degree was an independent major focused on environmental education, natural disasters, and writing. I know how to assess the health of habitats and waterways, determine whether they are suitable for a given species, perform various population studies, and do basic management of harvestable forest stands. I also know how to create basic mitigation plans for preparation and evacuation in case of any number of natural disasters.

Residence: The region of the US where I live is also along the line of the furthest glacial encroachment of the current "Ice Age." The entire landscape I live in has been shaped by naturally-occurring climate change, and because of the evidence and information I've gathered from living in this region my entire life and from the various professors I've studied under, I do not believe in man-made global warming. Any information you wish to present to me regarding this should be firsthand scientific papers with all the data and experiment details, not secondhand, media-edited hearsay for the common man.
Just logging in for the first time in six months, give or take... I was really expecting there to be more changes to the site since then, but apparently dA made all of those major switches just before I left. (No, I didn't leave because of the changes. Life just got busy and distracting.)

I doubt I'll be hanging out around here much anytime soon, but I thought it would be nice to check in and see what idiocy has popped up here recently. I'm working on a new novel idea, because I've gotten bored with my other work(s). I'm also in training for a new job position which has now turned into two new job positions this week. I'll be traveling a lot in the coming months, and this training could last up to two-three years in total. Yippee! *sarcasm galore!*

My artistic endeavors are focused more on gifts for friends/requests from friends as well as remodeling my bedroom (properly now that I have the cash!). And one of my friends has recently threatened to drag me out to get a tattoo... I don't like needles, but she says it's a completely different sensation. If she follows through on this threat (which I doubt she will), I'm thinking of getting my little Pine-Skully Dude permanently inked onto my body somewhere.

Anyway, you may hear from me again soon or you may not... Thanks for reading either way!

- Ghost -

P.S.: I met James Marsters at my region's Comic Con awhile back. It was good to be reminded that not all guys out there today are a bunch of party-happy pigs. I salute you! 
  • Listening to: Sonata Arctica, Loreena McKennit
  • Reading: Lots of training materials
  • Watching: Torchwood
  • Playing: Solitaire
  • Eating: Poptarts, apples
  • Drinking: coffee, black tea, birch beer

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MastersImagingPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave :)
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
mixtix-freeman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave :D
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Masozii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou for the fav!! :)
BilboKatomkins Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the fav!
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome!
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
:w00t: thanks a lot for the :+fav: on Territory Entrance :iconbouncyplz:
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
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