IMR: About the Author

About the 'About the Author'

[ 1975 ]In Medias Res survived online for more than six years without a single page, let alone a section, devoted to its author. My cop-out answer would be that everything you needed to know about me could be found in what I wrote about my life and my oft-muddled thoughts. So, visitors have long been able to read sometimes embarassing details about the other people in my life, but could not get any self-contained summary of the very person responsible for this hypertext mess.

Eventually, though, I had to concede that even I gravitate toward the obligatory bio page — even the bio paragraph — on other personal sites. And at least two people had written me just to say they'd read more than a handful of entries presuming that I was a woman ... and that was a mess I was not interested in revisiting.

Besides. A big ego that's overcompensating for neurotic insecurity is still a big ego. How could I resist? But, if I am to offer gratuitous "about me" information, I'm going to do it right. In fact, I'm going to overdo it. It's what I do.

  • The Basics
  • Who I am in about 300 words.
  • The Short Version
  • For the exceptionally curious... or bored.
  • The Long Version
  • Do not read before operating heavy machinery.
  • Chronology
  • The exhaustive, inaccurate and incomplete timeline.
  • Resumé
  • The old-fashoned way to size someone up.
Web Tests
  • Evil: Human (but Black Hearted)
  • "Ooo hoo you're one evil muther. Your heart is blacker than Darth Vader's helmet."
  • Naughty or Nice: On the Verge
  • "You're just a few crazy nights away from officially becoming 'naughty.'"
  • Aura: Sapphire
  • "Your waters run as deep as the ocean."
  • Inner Diva: Faith Hill
  • "You're adaptable, content with the simple things in life and easy to please."
  • Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip
  • "You can be rather unforgiving at times with those who don't share your vision and drive, but friends value your magnetism, charm and originality."
  • Horrible Affliction: Rabies
  • "You're most commonly found infecting creatures such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes."
  • Friend: Joey Tribbiani
  • "Your honesty and sweet-natured charm can get you out of any situation because you always mean well."
  • Coming soon.
  Personality Profiles
  • Myers-Briggs: ENTP
  • "ENTPs are usually verbally as well as cerebrally quick, and generally love to argue ... for its own sake ... They tend to have a perverse sense of humor as well, and enjoy playing devil's advocate."
  • Ansir SPPS: Sage
  • "Sages think randomly and often earn a reputation for being scattered and unorganized... They may have the instinct but lack the interest for climbing corporate ladders or playing office politics."
  • VALS: Fulfilled
  • "They are well-informed about world and national events and are alert to opportunities to broaden their knowledge."
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio (Leo Moon)
  • "Scorpios ... travel in a world which is black and white and has little use for gray ... These folks are intense, passionate and filled with desire. They're also complex and secretive."
  • Eastern Zodiac: Wood Tiger
  • "The Tiger can be lovable, alluring, warm-hearted, altruistic ... The Tiger can also be rash, hot-headed, reckless, infatuated, quarrelsome..."
  • ColorQuiz:
  • "Fights against restriction or limitation, and insists on developing freely as a result of his own efforts."
  • Colorgenics:
  • "Although you are, deep down, a very caring person, you are very particular in the choice of friends and indeed very demanding at times."
  • Coming soon.

© Ryan Kawailani Ozawa · E-Mail: · Created: 16 November 2001 · Last Modified: 21 May 2007