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Mental Maelstrom

Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!

Name:
brad_the_mad
Birthdate:
29 November 1979
Location:
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Real name: Bradford Isaiah

Nicknames: Brad the Mad, Gríma, Gothfather, Severus, Fulgrim and the list goes on...

Eye color: blue/grey

Hair color: black

Occupation: freelance-artist

Relationship: Single

Hates: stupidity, close-minded people, compulsive drug and alcohol-use, abuse of animals and children, people who belong to a certain lifestyle/group/whatever and exclude others because they aren't as "true" as they are (get a life!), self-destructive people, "satanists", 'angsty' and/or 'must suffer for my art'-types, whiners who could actually do something about their own situation, 'artists' who copy everything that's fashionable, x-mas, commercials, the blue screen of death, Explorer and Vista, PEBKAC-issues.

Character: Introverted 67% Intuitive 12% Thinking 50% Judging 67%
To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age.
When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.



Things I've been called/known as: (You decide for yourself whether it's true or what you'd like to label me as because if I would have to cram myself into the available labels I'll go nuts!) artistic, transgender, transsexual, pansexual, nerd, geek, book-worm, Gothic, Rivethead, Satanist, Jew, Transhumanist, Vampyre, weirdo, kinky, technophile, circus-freak, evil, hardheaded, sarcastic, caring, loving, daydreamer, fire-starter, brooding, animal lover.

Favorite bands/artists: Asrai, Ayria, Bach, Bauhaus, Behemoth, Bella Morte, Blutengel, Boyd Rice, Chemical Brothers, Chopin, Combichrist, Das Ich, Deathstars, Deine Lakaien, Depeche Mode, Dimmu Borgir, Disturbed, Dvorak, Emelie Autumn, Emperor, Faith No More, Faithless, Fear Factory, Feindflug, Filter, Front 242, Frontline Assembly, Giovanni Sollima, Hocico, Ithzak Perlman, Joy Division, KMFDM, Kraftwerk, Laibach, London After Midnight, Mendelssohn, MissConstruction, Mortiis, Nightwish, Nine Inch Nails, Oi Va Voi, Oomph!, Rachmaninov, Radiohead, Razed In Black, Rob Zombie, Seelenkrank, Sisters of Mercy, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins, Staubkind, Shtetl Band Amsterdam, Stone Sour, Suicidal Romance, Suicide Commando, Tarja Turunen, Terminal Choice, The Birthday Massacre, The Cracow Klezmer Band, The Cruxshadows, The Cure, The Klezmatics, The Misfits, The Prodigy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tyske Ludder, Verdi, Vivaldi, Wagner, Within Temptation, Wumpscut and loads more...

Favorite holiday: Every Saturday is a bit of paradise.

About this LJ: Set up mainly for my own entertainment (what else for?), but I might decide to delve into matters that interest me and trust me; they are many.

Adult-stuff: All things I consider 18+ will be post behind a LJ-cut with a warning so don't worry if you see some names of the comms I joined and think "OMG!!!"

In case you are wondering, looking at the groups and comms I'm a member at or my interests, yes I am a transsexual though I dislike that term as it doesn't really fit me personally(it's complicated). If that's a problem for you please don't add me; I'm a man simple as that

And yes I'm also Jewish, though most must think I'm completely off the derech with my taste in music and gender issues, I am orthodox in practice. Let's just say that if you would meet me on the street you'd think I'm some ultra-orthodox chassid and be really surprised to get to know me.
The thing is I do believe and I do love all the rituals in my religion, even the very strict "weird" rules, but my very being also puts me a bit(okay maybe a lot) outside of what is considered acceptable. What I do and how I live is between Hashem and me IMO. It's why I also support groups like frumgays etc. and feel no shame in discussing "difficult issues". That said I'm stealth in my Jewish community and I prefer to keep it that way so you won't find any identifiable pictures of me here nor my full name.


All posts are FRIENDS ONLY. If this LJ seems very empty you're probably not on my Friends list.
If you want to add me for whatever dark, or very normal reason, leave a comment at my Friends Only entry or message me.


Concerning artwork on this LJ:
- Please notify me if you want to use or re-publish any of my work featured here. Notify through e-mail or leave a comment.
- Give credit and do not remove my name from the work.
- No hotlinking please.
- Artwork may be freely used if done privately(as a desktop etc.)

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