shilo christina // cheapthrilling // rioteer
27 years old (sept. 6th). canadian. gypsy. virgo. buddhist. genre-crashing fiction novelist. lip biter. avid horror fanatic. future ex-mrs. malcolm. indie queen. collector of globes, polaroid cameras, and notebooks with hipster quotes on the front like “all good things are wild and free.” part-time griefer. i n f j (if you’re into that sorta thing). pansexual (if you’re into that sorta thing). hopeless romantic. embroiderer. list maker. now-and-then painter. lipstick enthusiast. hipster or so i’m told, and so, so, so many other things that come together to create a person.
Life isn’t meant to be quiet. Life isn’t patient, it’s not easy, it’s not something to be understood and settled for. Who you are and the life you make for yourself should be something ever-changing. Something chaotic. You should be forever starting a riot within yourself.
The name fauxRIOT came to me in 2009, when I was trying to decide on a name for a closed forum that would be a sort of dumping ground for all of my writing. With dozens of projects in mind, and the want to experiment with how I wrote all of them, I knew I was looking at a riot waiting to happen, but the difference was that it was fictional. Anything that got out of hand was only an imitation, an almost controlled sort of chaos. A fauxRIOT.