A Glossary:


an obsessive, unironic enthusiast with strong analytical tendencies; often possesses an affinity for the remarkable and the extraordinary expressed in imaginative theatricality. Likes: computers, the Internet, fantasy and science-fiction, games, puzzles, details, accuracy.

“I reject your reality and substitute my own.” -Adam Savage


one who approaches mainstream culture with agnosticism, taking what works and discarding the rest, also characterized by a fondness for the vintage and anachronistic, the over-intellectual and self-conscious. Likes: rich textures and unique flavors, industrial-inspired design, taxidermy and metalworking, pre-modern aesthetics, nostalgia.

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” -Cameron Crowe


A nod to my favorite novel, Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves; one of its several appendices is called “The Three Attic Whalestoe Letters.” I’ve lived in several attics (three, in fact).  Attics are places of madness but also intense creativity — the place where you might keep your insane first wife or your starving artist tenant.

“It pays in this world to play out your passions.” — The Threeattic Whalestoe Letters