Who is Aldrin?

Aldrin is a proud INFJ weirdo; he is generally shy, but will talk endlessly about things that touch his heart or geekhood (such as ancient history, non-avian dinosaurs, Ireland, language, religion, Riverdance, SOGI awareness, and wolves).

He is a fierce nonlabelist by heart, but identifies as a polyethnic, pomosexual, mostly Romano-Hellenistic pagan for convenience’s sake; walking the path of his Classical Age ancestors in modern shoes.

His idea of harmony is walking the ‘middle path’ — everything in moderation, including moderation itself. He also considers himself a religious devotee of Beauty, Love, Reason, the Arts, Learning, Imagination, Words, the Land, and his ancestors.

Aldrin is a big fan of languages, but is more often a ‘language-slut’, jumping from one language to another (and back). He is working on his French, Spanish, Korean, Irish, High German, Fukien Chinese, and Esperanto at the moment. One day he also hopes to add Greek, Latin, Hindi, and Lebanese Arabic. And Quenya. And Sindarin.

He is also always learning a new accent or two.

He has a long history of falling for resistance-leaders like Boudicca, Lapu-Lapu, Widukind, Radbod the Frisian, Julian the Philosopher, and Hypatia. Although usually introverted, his inner ‘rebel’ will not take anybody’s shit sitting down.

In his free time, he dances. Dancing brings him an inexplicable ecstasy. His taste in music (as with his taste in food) is usually either World or “Alternative”. He has been an amateur Irish step dancer and bodhrán player since he was 11.

Aldrin is currently reading Ceisiwr Serith (Deep Ancestors), H. Jeremiah Lewis (Gods & Mortals, Echoes of Alexandria, The Balance of the Two Lands), J. Neil C. Garcia (Philippine Gay Culture), Jennifer Hunter (Magical Judaism), Marcus Aurelius, and several other books on ancient history, language, and mythology. His childhood books were encyclopaediae, and books on wildlife and outer space. His favourite fiction book so far (and for ever) is J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion”. Unapologetic Tolkien geek, undoubtedly.

He has also been wanting to add the books of Isaac Bonewits and Tess Dawson to his collection in the near future.

He dreams of living in Ireland or Greece someday, but sees himself as becoming Canadian soon.

And he could go on…


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