GeneralReading, writing, film, comics
MusicNick Cave, PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, Diamanda Galas, Marianne Faithfull, Leonard Cohen, the Velvet Underground, Stevie Nicks, Lou Reed, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Roky Erickson, Bobbie Gentry, the Cramps, the Shangri-Las, Smokey Robinson, Roy Orbison, Big Star, Jayne County, Nancy Sinatra, Warren Zevon, the Divine Comedy, Ute Lemper, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Pet Shop Boys, Morrissey, Nina Simone, Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Smiths, Garbage, Rob Dougan, Hamish Cowan, Eleni Mandell
MoviesThe Re-Animator series, Night of the Hunter, Psycho, Willard, May, Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein, Lair of the White Worm, From Beyond, Frankenhooker, Phantom of the Paradise, Liquid Sky, Blood for Dracula, Flesh for Frankenstein, Tromeo and Juliet, Voodoun Blues, Dead Ringers, Death Machine, Without You I'm Nothing, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Passion of Darkly Noon, La Belle et la Bete, Henry Fool, Society, The Frighteners, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Return of the Living Dead, Psychos in Love, Pi, At Close Range, River's Edge, Rubin and Ed, Disco Pigs, Highlander, Carrie, Curdled, The Young Poisoner's Handbook, Heathers, The Lost Boys, Dirty Weekend, Death Becomes Her, Earth Girls Are Easy, Twister (no, not the tornado one - the Crispin Glover one), Where the Heart Is (no, not the Natalie Portman one - the John Boorman one), Crimes of Passion, The Devils
BooksThe Quick and the Dead, by Joy Williams; Gormenghast, by Mervyn Peake; First Love, by Joyce Carol Oates; I Was a Teenage Fairy, by Francesca Lia Block; We So Seldom Look on Love, by Barbara Gowdy; Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov; I-O, by Simon Logan; Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion; Brokeback Mountain, by Annie Proulx (yes, since long before the movie); Herbert West - Reanimator, by HP Lovecraft; Les Enfants Terribles, by Jean Cocteau; Suckers, by Anne Billson; Dirty Weekend, by Helen Zahavi; I, Vampire, by Jody Scott; Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky; Tarantula, by Thierry Jonquet; What They Did to Princess Paragon, by Robert Rodi; Unquenchable Fire, by Rachel Pollack
COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS: Watchmen, Platinum Grit, Charm School, Cadavera, Hard Time, ArchEnemies, Transmetropolitan, The Umbrella Academy, Halo and Sprocket, Girl Genius, Dogwitch, Courtney Crumrin, Pure Trance (and anything else by Junko Mizuno), Dioramas: A Love Story, Smoke and Guns, Doll (by Mitsukazu Mihara), NextWave, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, Runaways, Tomie, Hench, Nightmare World
HeroesJoyce Carol Oates, Tanith Lee, Francesca Lia Block, Barbara Gowdy, Annie Proulx, Mervyn Peake, Darin Morgan, HP Lovecraft, Alan Moore, Jean Cocteau, Ken Russell, Stuart Gordon
- Feb 5, 2012 8:58 AM My novel is finished. I repeat: MY NOVEL IS FINISHED
- Oct 14, 2011 1:08 PM Buy my story; help make me rich
- Dec 2, 2010 3:36 PM Mangan: Now Available in Facebook
- Aug 30, 2010 3:13 AM Untitled: A Fragment
- Mar 1, 2010 2:49 AM Back to School
About me:First off, for anyone reading this as a result of my having sent you a Friend request: assume I did so because I actually did read your profile - either here or someplace else - and think you're cool. I never, EVER spam. Scout's honour.
Anyway. Back to me. I'm 27 years old (my birthday being August 7th - buy me stuff! I demand it!), and a struggling writer. Having garnered a small cult following after putting up some of my short stories at FictionPress, I decided, drunk with power, to start a MySpace page in an effort to get the word out about my work/keep any fans I might have out there up to speed with what I'm doing lately/alienate a whole lot of people/command members of that cult I mentioned to go forth and destroy my enemies. THRILL to the news of my finally scraping up enough courage to submit work for publication! GASP IN AWE at how long it takes me to write one damn novel! SHIVER in ANTICI...PATION, when I tell you about a short story I've finally written after months of kicking it around in my head! FEEL APATHETIC when I try to plug that one small-press anthology my short story, "Christobel", appeared in, that nobody actually read! Enter - MY WORLD...
Things I'm In:
Cthulhupalooza #4 - Story: "Thornton, Nevada"
The Willows Magazine: March 2008 Issue - Story: "A Prayer for the Over-Spider"
Twisted Dreams Magazine: December 2006 Issue - Story: "Far Be It From Me"
Akujunkan: The Infinite Process 2003 Anthology - Story: "Christobel"
The Industry of Guilt - Story: "Fey"
The Writing Centre - Flash Fiction: "Taken"
Now you can follow my ridiculously banal Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/AmeliaMangan
And, if you'd rather add me on a less eye-bleedingly ugly social networking site than MySpace, here's my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001665740084..
Who I'd like to meet:Publishers, other writers, anyone interesting, and the kind of mad scientist who can pull off spectacles, a blood-stained lab coat, and statements like "They all thought I was MAD back at the Academy!" in a suitably understated fashion. Whilst operating a doomsday device.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Children: Undecided
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: In college
- Occupation: writer