My name is Luisa Alves do Amaral Ramos, 27 years old, born on 02 March, 1995, in Brazil. I am a Master’s Student at KAIST’s School of Culture Technology and I currently reside at Daejeon, in Korea. I have also lived in the city of Leicester, UK, where I attended De Montfort University for a year (2015-2016). I’m an Architect, and I’m pursuing further studies in Culture Technology, Fandoms and Social Networks, while studying Korean and trying not to forget my German.
I love adjectives and adverbs, cooking as a coping mechanism, and crafting intricate metaphors to make sense of the world and make everything sound bigger-than-life. I am madly in love with Jesus and the Gospel, and learning more about the Holy Architecture of the Cosmos. My taste in music means a lot to me; it’s how I read and process all that surrounds me; music is the language that holds all of my different parts together. I love punk, stoner and alt rock, emo dance tunes, gentle indie folk, bright future funk and city pop. You can check one of my 200+ public playlists on Spotify.
My favourite things don’t tell the whole story of who I am, but they’re some of the bridges I use to feel connected to the world around me. My biggest influences as a writer are Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, Daniel Handler, Neil Gaiman and C.S. Lewis. My biggest aesthetic influences are Brett Hellquist, Edward Gorey, Gustave Doré and Dave McKean. My favourite book is All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Marshall Berman, and my favourite poem is Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. I love Doctor Who and Sherlock, and my #1 comfort movie is Spirited Away, followed by Pride and Prejudice and Reservoir Dogs. I have a bunch of favourite-songs-ever but you can be sure most of them are by Foster the People, my absolute favourite band, next to Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. I am a lover of all things SHINee, VIXX, Seventeen and NCT, as well as a bunch of other K-pop groups, too many to count. You can follow me on Twitter and keep up with my daily updates on life in Korea, fights with alt-right White Christianity and fandom shenanigans, and my random thoughts.