Raksha

The Basics

Name

Raksha

About Me

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends on the Internet

Virtues

I'm very smart and I try to be kind to everyone.

Vices

This box isn't big enough.

Are You Out To Your....

Close Friends, All Friends, School/Work, It's Complicated, Other

What I Like

Favorite Books

The Orphan's Tales – Catherynne Valente
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang – Joyce Carol Oates
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Kindred – Octavia Butler
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story – Christopher Moore
Lenore – Roman Dirge
Sandman – Neil Gaiman
Priestess of the Forest – Ellen Evert Hopman
Our Word is Our Weapon – Subcommandante Marcos
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved – Sandor Ellix Katz

Favorite Queer Books

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
The IHOP Papers – Ali Liebegott
Bastard Out of Carolina – Dorothy Allison
Strangers in Paradise – Terry Moore
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Favorite Movies

Wristcutters: A Love Story, Velvet Goldmine, Pan's Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings, Tank Girl, Bandits (the German one), Agora, But I'm a Cheerleader, Milk, Memento, Mysterious Skin, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Hard Candy, Blade Runner, The Wicker Man (original), Mirror Mask, Amelie,

Favorite Documentaries

American Bellydancer, The Corporation, Thin, Disbelief (about the '99 bombing of an apartment building in Moscow, Russia), Waiting for Superman, Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways, Before Stonewall, After Stonewall, Silverlake Life: The View From Here, Bi the Way, Other People's Pictures, Supersize Me, In Debt We Trust, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, This Film is Not Yet Rated

Favorite TV Shows

Farscape, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica (new series), Doctor Who, Queer as Folk, Hustle, The L Word, Lip Service, The Wire, Rome, Veronica Mars, Leverage, Daria, Dark Angel, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, The Vampire Diaries, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, In Plain Sight, Burn Notice, Generation Kill, Black Books, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Damages, Torchwood: Children of Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The IT Crowd, Xena

Favorite Music

Morning Musume, SJ Tucker, Ani DiFranco, Placebo, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Poe, Blackmore's Night, Bonnie McKee, Common Rider, E.via, f(x), Fiona Apple, Garbage, Hangry & Angry, Inkubus Sukkubus, Jeff Buckley, kd lang, Maki Goto, Kumi Koda, The Mr. T Experience, Rancid, Operation Ivy, Pinhead Gunpowder, Queen, David Bowie, Rasputina, Darling Violetta, Shakira, Social Distortion, Tatu, Tegan & Sara, Tilt, Tool, Tori Amos, Uh Huh Her, W (Double You), Wendy Rule, Gaia Consort, Sleater-Kinney

Favorite Sandwich

Spinach and artichoke hummus on oatmeal bread with fresh lettuce and cucumber slices

Favorite Thing to Autostraddle

…You mean besides the obvious?

Favorite Quotes

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth." – Oscar Wilde (or anything out of his mouth, really)

Genius: It only looks like insanity to the realist.

Rowsdower!

Favorite Thing on Autostraddle.com

The people! The people who write, the people who comment, and the people who lurk!

Favorite Writers

Catherynne Valente, Michelle Tea, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Octavia Butler, Dianne Sylvan, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Moore, Dorothy Allison, Aaron Cometbus, Ellen Evert Hopman, Philip Pullman, Staceyann Chin,