A B O U T M E
My real name is Charlotte, but I am also known as Lotte. I am a 24-year-old bio-engineer from Belgium. I major'ed in the environmental technologies, with a specific interest for waste water treatment. As a minor, I followed subjects concerning agricultural and environmental economics.
My native language is Flemish, but I also speak some French (improving since I work in a bilingual environment) and, of course, English. Next year, I would like to start learning Japanese.
Recently I got rather obsessed over Japan. It all started with j-dorama's and extended to j-rock, manga and my love for the language.
My preferred type of music is rather alternative. My bands usually get categorized under metal, but I don't always agree.
I love to read and since I have to travel 3 hours every day going to and returning from my work I can read plenty.
Lately my reading has been restricted to manga, as they tend to swallow up my entire conscience thinking, making my train rides sufficiently shorter.
F A N D O M
HARRY POTTER was my very first fandom. I loved and love the series, although I didn't really like the final chapter of book 7. Totally unnecessary IMO. I'm a Draco lover and Fire & Ice shipper.
I'm totally addicted to the CW show SUPERNATURAL, where I'm completely devoted to my Sam.
I have fallen head over heals over DOCTOR WHO and it's spinoff TORCHWOOD. Truely two amazing series!
I want to make Ogori Shun my husband ever since I fell in love with j-dorama's.
Manga is my new craze. I'm currently reading DETECTIVE CONAN, MONSTER and DEATH NOTE.
L I V E J O U R N A L
I'm primarily on LJ for the fandom-squeeing and especially for layout making.
I own a community, gawariel_design, where I post all my graphics and layout-codes.
The community is members-only, but membership is open to everyone.
This journal, however, is my personal one. So if you're here only for the layouts, I suggest you head over to my community!
I recently (re)opened my website, where I post all my photoshop exploits: The mirror of my fantasy
D I S C L A I M E R
This journal is locked, and viewable to friends only. If you think we have something in common, you are welcome to friend me and leave me a comment here to introduce yourself.
F A V O U R I T E . . .
. . . m u s i c :
Adagio, After forever, Arctic Monkeys, Ayreon/anything from Arjen Lucassen, Blind Guardian, Deep Purple, Demons & Wizards, Dream Theater, Epica, Evergrey, Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Kamelot, Lacuna Coil, Leaves Eyes', Masterplan, Muse, Nightwish, Oasis, Pain of Salvation, Sioen, Star One, Symphony X, Therion, ...
I also love soundtracks: Gladiator, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Pirates of the Caribbean, ...
My new love for Japan has brought me a couple of new groups, of which my favourites are The GazettE and Girugämesh
. . . s h o w s:
Supernatural, Heroes, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Smallville, Prison Break, Lost, Naruto, House MD, Charmed, ...
. . . a s i a n d r a m a:
Hanazakari no Kimitache e, Zettai Kareshi, Hana Yori Dango, It Started with a Kiss, They Kiss Again, Koizora (the film), Mars, Gokusen, Hotaru no Hikari, ...
. . . b o o k s:
Harry Potter, Twilight-series, His Dark Materials, anything Preston&Child, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Percy Jackson and the Olympians-series, The Eight, ...
. . . f i l m s:
Gladiator, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, anything of Tim Burton, Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Golden Compass, The Illusionist, James Bond (past & present), ...