Guest Post by Eva Marie
An avid reader of fiction since the age of six, I have always sought out virtual worlds to immerse myself in in and explore. Whether Narnia, Azeroth, Hogwarts or Tortall I breathe the environments and the moods of these worlds. These places that are so unlike my own world.
I don’t feel the need to be the character when gaming or reading. I’m not creating a separate identity for myself.
The draw for me has always been the world itself. When reading I gobble up description. I hoard adjectives and adverbs in my mind, memorizing entire pages to savour when I’m unable to physically read a word. The tiny details are what makes a description decandent.
Imagery has been important to me my entire life. I was given my first camera at the age of nine and have never stopped taking photos. I tend towards taking pictures of details. Of tiny things and tiny worlds.
Taking and sharing images of these worlds are huge for me. The ability to capture what I am seeing – the light, the textures, the colours – so other people might be able to understand how I see an object or a place. We all see these places differently. I believe that sharing our views of these worlds are critical, they are part of the human experience.