I'm a qualified costume designer. And a qualified seamstress. And I work in retail. (alas, not much support for my kind in canberra)
middlesex (and virgin suicides, and anything by Jeffrey Eugenedes), tipping the velvet (and fingersmith and anything by Sarah Ryan), Lolita, the bell jar, empress of the world, Old magic, the secret garden, time traveler's wife, and anything Shakespeare.
Frida, Across the Universe, Secretary, Juno, Rocky Horror, One perfect day, Young Victoria, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Prey for rock and roll, The Runaways, The diaries of Anne Lister, A Streetcar named Desire.
IT crowd, Black books, Invader Zim, Daria, The L word, orange is the new black, Scrubs, That 70's show.
Tool, Love outside Andromeda, Magic dirt, Amanda Palmer, Dresden Dolls, Karnivool, Emilie Autumn, The Superjesus, Poets of the Fall, Placebo, Pink Floyd, Mars Volta, Korn, The Distillers.
candy, chocolate, pancakes, burritos, sushi, pearl tea, Churros.
-an internet connection
-tasty food (helps with the keeping alive thing)
-......*ahem*.... I have needs.