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I am a college junior at Florida Atlantic University in Davie, Florida, majoring in communications and minoring in political science. I run a small message board called Fool's Gold in my spare time (of which there is a declining amount as of late), and you can also find me on LiveJournal here and Last.FM here.

I am an atheist, and hold largely anarcho-socialist political views (although I don't think America will be ready for either full-on anarchy or full-on socialism for quite some time). Apart from following politics, I am interested in music (particularly extreme metal and progressive rock), fiction (particularly science-fiction and fantasy literature), and video games (particularly role-playing games). My handle is a variation on the Mars Volta song "Cassandra Gemini," with the Leo originating from my Zodiac sign.

You can contact me on AIM at Cassandra Leo (surprise, surprise), although you'll probably want to identify how you came into contact with my screen name so I don't think you're just some random wacko. I tend to leave an away message up frequently even when I'm not actually away; it's a product of laziness, which is something quite familiar to me.

Some bands & musicians I like[edit]

!!!, AC/DC, Alice in Chains, At the Drive-In, Atheist, Syd Barrett, Bathory, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Jello Biafra, Big Black, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Broken Social Scene, Jackson Browne, Jeff Buckley, Burning Witch, Cult of Luna, Dead Kennedys, Decapitated, Ani DiFranco, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Doors, Dream Theater, Bob Dylan, Edge of Sanity, Emperor, Brian Eno, Enslaved, Explosions in the Sky, Fairport Convention, Marvin Gaye, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gorguts, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Hiroki Kikuta, Hollenthon, Hüsker Dü, Iron Maiden, Isis, Jane's Addiction, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Joy Division, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Lethargy, Lux Occulta, The Mars Volta, Massive Attack, Mastodon, Megadeth, Melvins, Meshuggah, Metallica, Ministry, Mr. Bungle, Mr. Bungle, Jim Morrison, My Bloody Valentine, Nagelfar, Nile, Nine Inch Nails, Nocte Obducta, Oasis, OutKast, Opeth, Pantera, Mike Patton, Pavement, Peccatum, Pink Floyd, Pixies, The Police, Porcupine Tree, The Postal Service, Radiohead, The Rapture, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lou Reed, Rush, Sigh, A Silver Mt. Zion, Slayer, Slint, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Sufjan Stevens, The Stone Roses, The Stooges, Koichi Sugiyama, Sunn O))), Tears for Fears, Tiamat, Tool, Tortoise, Nobuo Uematsu, The Velvet Underground, The Who, Brian Wilson, Wintersun, Yes, Neil Young, Zwan

Some games I like[edit]

Bubble Bobble, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest V, Dragon Quest VI, Earthbound, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy X, Katamari Damacy, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Marathon trilogy, Seiken Densetsu 3, Shadow Hearts, SimCity 2000, Star Ocean 3, Suikoden II, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Tetris

Some authors I like[edit]

Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Dan Brown, Orson Scott Card, Noam Chomsky, Philip K. Dick, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Al Franken, Neil Gaiman, William Golding, Robert A. Heinlein, Tracy Hickman, Robin Hobb, Aldous Huxley, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, A.A. Milne, George Orwell, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, R.A. Salvatore, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Margaret Weis, Howard Zinn

External links[edit]

Fool's Gold