My name is Murasaki. I love all things language, culture, history, art…
I have spent a large portion of my life learning and using foreign languages. French and Japanese rank among my top three favourites. American Sign Language takes the top spot, though. Since middle school, I have found American Sign Language and Deaf culture to be fascinating and highly useful. I have studied intensively the gravity of culture concerning language and vice versa. Four years of college with a semester abroad yielded a B. A. in French.
I graduated from college with a B.A. in French with a minor in military science. Since middle school I have loved martial arts. I studied Tae Kwon Do for nearly five years, and every day, I long for the opportunity to continue my hand-to-hand education. I joined the Army in 2008, and I have served on active duty since 2010 as a communications officer. People often ask me why I joined. Apparently I don’t look like the “usual type” that signs up to go to war. The answer is simple. Ji’e’toh.
My unique background in language, culture, and combat (plus a little [or a lot] of help from my friends) will provide me with the skills I need to undertake an endeavor for which I have spent my life preparing.
I am creating a language from epic fantasy series (and my personal favourite) The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson).
Maiden Handtalk, prepare to meet your creator.