am not a
very interesting person, but well, here goes nothing :/
I was born on december the 19th, 1980, in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Arnhem is a
provincial town with about 140.000 inhabitants, great parks, and some famous
I went to primary school, and soon I started to read anything I could find; I
especially liked the books about the middle ages like Ivanhoe and "De
Scheepsjongens van Bontekoe"(about a trip to exotic countries on a VOC-ship).
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After that, I went to grammar school (Stedelijk Gymnasium Arnhem), which was way
more interesting. I had this fantastic history teacher, telling about Egypt and
Greece, and telling us all these old myths. I became
very interested in ancient cultures, and particularly religion. I also learned
some useless languages like latin and greek, and, even more boring, science.
"Look, this is called spontaneus combustion", or "Look, when you multiply Newton
with Volt you get Watt". I did not want to know all this, I think that the world
gets boring as soon as everything is explained.
Anyway, in the 3th grade I started to read fantasy novels, Tolkien, Willams,
Weiss & Hickman, Herbert, etcetera. I also got in touch with utopian writers
like Orwell and Huxley. Tolkien was my primary obsession, though (particularly
the Silmarillion), and I wanted to create a world of my own, so I started with
After grammar school, I did not know what do do next, and I started studying English, hoping to get to know more about the writers.
It was actually quite boring, focussing on pronunciation and syntax. I quit the
study the same year. The year was not totally lost however, as I came in contact
with Santharia. I started to apply my Akdorian
fantasies to this world, and started to write soem short stories.
The next year I changed to history. This was more interesting than English, but I started to lose interested after the
Middle Ages. I did however read some old myths like the Kalevala and the Edda,
which was much more interesting than the Second World War and other wars.
The year after that I passed working for a charity organisation, Stop Aids Now,
which trying to stop AIDS (duh) in Third World countries. I liked this
quite a lot, as it gave me some higher purpose.
I'm currently studying politics, hoping to make a difference in the world for
future generations, to help the poor, give everyone an equal chance, etcetera
 In the second world war, the
Allied forces (that were occupying Belgium in 1944) wanted to push through to
the german industrial complex in the Ruhr area. They organized Market Garden, a
plan to capture the bridges leading to this area by a series of airdrops. All
bridges were occupied, but the cavalry came too late and the bridge of Arnhem
fell. See also the movie A Bridge too far (although
the film was shot in another town.)
 Yea the VOC was one of the
greatest slavetrading companies. I did not know that at that time, still being