Feathers and fangs.  Sounds like potion ingredients, right?  Eye of newt, raven feather, fang of snake and dead baby’s toes.  Delicious.  Well, if you’re think of silly magical potions like old crones make in bad fantasy movies, you’re not too far off.  The title “Feathers and Fangs” is honorary of two Hogwarts houses (Harry Potter-verse, for those unfamiliar).  Ravenclaw and Slytherin.  I’ve always fancied myself a “Slytherclaw” which is the mixture of both houses.  In this blog, you will definitely see both sides come out.  The impatience and determination of a Slytherin.  The knowledge and quirkiness of a Ravenclaw.

And who am I, beyond all that?  My name is Amber.  Amber like the colour.  Amber like that-thing-they-found-mosquitoes-in-during-Jurassic-Park.  Just Amber.  I’m a college student, I work in corporate retail, and I volunteer for a local improvisational theatre group, teaching high-schoolers and doing paperwork-y things.  I’m a little shorter than average, my eyes are a little closer to grey than blue, I wear pearls even though I’m young, and I am still wearing my old brown Converse All Stars even though they probably should have been trashed three holes ago.  I love the idea of going to new places, but I hate traveling.  I spend more time in my imagination than I do talking to real people.  I collect Disney snowglobes and Pokemon cards and stuffed animal dogs.  I love swing music but hate to dance.

In my free time, I’m a writer.  When I’m not doing that, I’m an actress.  And when I’m not doing that, I am an artist.  I keep myself busy, as much as I can, and I breathe creativity.

All in all, I’d say I’m pretty average.

I’m telling you this because I want you to know that this blog is just your average blog, with average thoughts, and if you want to join me I welcome you with open arms.  If you’re looking for a celebrity, you’ve come to the wrong place.

2 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 ceylanthewriter April 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Creativity, my dear, is not average.

    Ariel Ceylan

  2. 2 someniceletters September 4, 2010 at 4:11 am

    This sounds like an awesome blog. I’m totally digging all the HP references.

    I can do the same thing – turn anything into an HP reference. Glad I’m not alone. 🙂


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