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Something Nissa This Way Comes

She Knows Where and When to Strike

the Word Burglar
9 December 1984
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I'm not as afraid of the internet as I should be, and I'm lazy, so I'm actually going to just talk about me. My name is Nissa Anne Clark, and I'm currently 87, just so you don't have to do the math. Nissa is my name, my whole name, (and nothing but my name) and is not short for anything. Yes, really. It's Scandinavian. My great-grandfather came from Denmark. It means "little elf" or "brownie". The creature, not the dessert. I'm a shy-ish, sarcastic language-nut. Currently mostly fluent in French, strong in German, Old French, and Middle English, conversational in Japanese, have some Old English, some very bad medieval Latin, and a long list of "Want to Learns". Adore dry humor, learning, anyone well-read. My favorite historical figures are Alfred the Great, Lady Jane Grey, and John Adams (as seen in 1776).

I graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a BA in Linguistics in May 2007 and with Merit for an MA in Historical Language Studies from the University of Sheffield in January 2009. I have experience in publishing, which doesn't seem to help me get jobs.

I like music a lot. I have a continually-expanding iTunes library and lots of shoes. My apparently insatiable need for books cause me to have little to no money at most times. Also contributing to this lack of money are my videogame habit, my sewing/embroidery, and shoes. It is a wonder than I ever get any work done at all.

Selected Quotes:
"Today we salute you, Mr. Constant Collar Putter Upper. You, bedecked in popped collar, teach us that we no longer have to live with a cold back of the neck. Sure, your pink alligator polo may look feminine to some, but not to the 17 other frat guys wearing the same thing at the bar. Where others may see thoughtless fashion conformity, you preach a higher gospel. You preach of a world where it's okay for a man to go tanning. You ask, "why can't we wear make-up, and use shampoo with lavender essence?" So crack open an ice-cold Bud Light, Mr. Abercrombie, because we all know, when we really need a piece of gum, you might have one...in your man purse."

"Modern English is the Wal-Mart of languages: convenient, huge, hard to
avoid, superficially friendly, and devouring all rivals in its eagerness
to expand." -Mark Abley, journalist

"Ðæs oferéode, þisses swa mæg" - Déor ("That passed, so may this")

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"Latin isn't dead, it just smells funny." - Josh Rocchio

"Pumpkins are the only living organisms with triangle eyes." - Harland Williams

"Revenge is a dish best served cold, NOT ON FIRE!" - Johannes

"That is one damn sexy ooze." - Johannes

"That's only 1.6 fucks a minute!" - Johannes

"To be honest they just should have spent the extra money and made her a proper fish-monster." - Sarah

"I hate rational thinking! What the shit is that." - Sarah

"It's a pelvis and bacon!" - Erik

"Kick him in the pit with the toddlers!" - Kathlyn

"[This bra] gives me +5 to charisma! Against boys and lesbians." - Kathlyn

"Whoever said you can't buy love forgot chocolate and puppies." - chocolate bar

"And THEN the seagull shat through the sunroof!" - Nicholaus

"I think it's safe to say that the Founding Fathers got crunk." - me

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Unpredictable and eccentric, Nissa is a rare and fascinating creature. Observed most easily in her natural habitat, the internet, she can be lured with music, snide humour, or socks. Though difficult to find, hunting the elusive Nissa is a rewarding venture.
Strengths: Wit, intelligence, curiosity, humour, loyalty
Weaknesses: fear of telephones and skiing, general mechanical ineptitude, unintentional cynicism
Special Skills: Marathon sleeper, well-seasoned wibbler, talented Wookie-caller, expert coloring book colorist
Weapons: black hoodie, paper snowflake ninja stars, heavy books
Nissa would like to:
Conquer the world,
Earn a PhD,
Grow her hair,
Not die

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