ME ME ME ME

Rachel/Robert

"The highlight of the evening"

--Better Homes and Gardens

"[...] easily the beau ideal among Wisconsin's multitudes of accomplished amateur lexicographers"

--The New York Review of Books

"Perhaps the personification of magniloquence"

--Cat Fancy

"[...] a shrieking, tumescent delight!"

--Gothic & Lolita Bible

"[Buchanan is] now an aureate vector for that most virulent strain of sensual Yellow Fever"

--Psychology Today

I'm an author, lexicographer, cacophonist, ailurophile, bibliophile, cinephile, logophile, inveterate aggregator, dedicated middlebrow, incurable switch-hitter, incontestable babe, borderline narcissist and alliterative anastrophe addict. My personality type is superlative INTJ.

Avocations

Composition; reading; ambulation; cycling; board, card and video games; crossword, word-finder and jigsaw puzzles; photography


Interests

Ethnology, graphic design, lexicography, linguistics, microeconomics, organized crime, Ukiyo-e


Favorites

Ainu music, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Sergio Aragonés, Martha Argerich, Johann Sebastian Bach, Angelo Badalamenti, Béla Bartók, Saul Bass, Battleship, The Beatles, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gael García Bernal, Frank Black, William Peter Blatty, B-movies, David Bowie, Constantin Brancusi, The Breeders, Catherine Breillat, Joe Bob Briggs, Anthony Burgess, William S. Burroughs, Richard Burton, Carter Burwell, Calvin & Hobbes, John Carpenter, William Castle, Catalan music, chanbara and jidaigeki, checkers, chess, Frédéric Chopin, Beverly Cleary, Joel and Ethan Coen, Connect Four, Sam Cooke, The Cure, Salvador Dalí, Rodney Dangerfield, Claude Debussy, Catherine Deneuve, Depeche Mode, The Doors, Nick Drake, Albrecht Durer, Charles Durning, Einstürzende Neubauten, Everything Is Terrible!, Peter Falk, Farmers Manual, Flamenco, Dante Fontana, French & Spanish carols, William Friedkin, Antoni Gaudí, Marvin Gaye, H.R. Giger, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Terry Gilliam, Alberto Ginastera, Jean Giraud, Pam Grier, Guinness (Book of) World Records, Gene Hackman, Franz Joseph Haydn, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, Bernard Herrmann, Werner Herzog, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Horowitz, Isabelle Huppert, id Software (1990s output), Shohei Imamura, Jenga, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Joy Division, Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshihiro Hirano, Kenji Kawai, Stephen King, Yukio Kitta, Masaki Kobayashi, Koji Kondo, Kraftwerk, Stanley Kubrick, kumidaiko, Akira Kurosawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Sergio Leone, James Lileks, Ed Logg, H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, Mahjong, Robert Mapplethorpe, Janet Margolin, Cormac McCarthy, Felix Mendelssohn, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Frank Miller, Shigeru Miyamoto, Hayao Miyazaki, Monopoly, Monty Python, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bill Murray, My Bloody Valentine, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Roy Orbison, Pan sonic, Parcheesi, Krzysztof Penderecki, Maurice Pialat, Ástor Piazzolla, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, Pink Floyd, The Pixies, Donald Pleasence, Roman Polanski, Maurizio Pollini, Sergei Prokofiev, The Ramones, Maurice Ravel, Sean Reiley, Reversi/Othello, Sviatoslav Richter, RiffTrax, Éric Rohmer, Romanian music, Leonard Rose, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gena Rowlands, The Runaways, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Martin Scorsese, Scrabble, Peter Serafinowicz, Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, Masamune Shirow, Simon, The Smiths, Hajime Sorayama, Paul Sorvino, Frederic Soulacroix, spaghetti westerns, Spinal Tap, Studio Ghibli, Jan Svankmajer, Rumiko Takahashi, Toru Takemitsu, tarantellas, Hunter S. Thompson, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mitsuko Uchida, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Johannes Vermeer, Antonio Vivaldi, Voltaire, Nicol Williamson, Erik Wolpaw, Natalie Wood, Milo Yiannopoulos, these movies and these video games


Peeves

Apple Inc., animal abuse, Michael Bay, Jeff Bezos, Kenneth Branagh, censorship, Celine Dion, Roland Emmerich, Facebook, frivolous and elective cosmetic surgery, GYOW activists, hausfrauen, hippies, hipsters, ideology, insomnia, Joy Division's fans, Kanye West's sober fans, Spike Lee, milksops, Philadelphia, Philip Roth, John Scalzi, shoddies, slam poetry, social justice warriors, Bruce Springsteen, third-wave feminism, U2, Kurt Vonnegut, waste, wastrels, Joss Whedon

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