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Robin Tatlow-Lord

Oakland, California, United States

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Indonesian, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Illustrator, Animator, writer and ar...
  • Bachelor of Design (Illustration); C...
  • From Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to keep playing, keep in touch, make more comics... a hacer todo!

ABOUT ME

I'm enthusiastic, and i flitter and explore, trip over, get dirty, dance, and draw :-)

PHILOSOPHY

Give it a red-hot go!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing and hosting, sharing ideas and jokes and experiences, being friendly and welcoming. I have promoted CS in local street press: http://www.mergemagazine.com.au/verge/couchsurfing

Exploding myths about the places I have lived in:

Myth 1. That Adelaide (Australia) is 'boring'.

There are so many excellent local bands and venues, artists and art spaces, small creative communities, beautiful bike routes and fun things happening here that laziness is the only excuse for this opinion!

Myth 2: That Tijuana (Mexico) is dangerous and horrible.

it's a lovely, alive, weird, grimy-interesting, hilarious, unique place full of kind, interesting, creative and awesome people, good food, surprises and contradictions!

Myth 3: That Oakland (CA) is dangerous and horrible!

NOT EVEN! It's just RIDICULOUS that every news story about Oakland, even those about fantastic artistic events or cultural initiatives, is framed as though the spectre of imminent crime is breathing down every citizen's neck 24/7 and it's all we can do to put on a brave face and distract ourselves (with excellent food, awesome art, bangin' street events and lovely architecture, of course!) Every city has its problems ... not least a certain gleaming city across the Bay ... Oakland's charms far outweigh the over-hyped drawbacks.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

here's an article about CS that I wrote for a local street press: http://www.mergemagazine.com.au/verge/couchsurfing

Interests

bikes
comics
children's books
roller derby
drawing people on trains and buses
spaghetti
football(soccer)
primates
shaking my booty
climbing trees
music
karaoke
feminism
soup
bad jokes

Music, Movies & Books

all the music ever
books for children, currently Kipling
movies where the music doesn't tell you when to cry

One Amazing Thing I've Done

trusted a random unknown Tijuana local on a bike to guide me home from the San Ysidro border to Otay Universidad late at night, learned through our puffing-up-a-hill, broken spanish/english conversation that he had been in prison and eventually deported for 'bad things - i keep out of all that now', got to my street, bought him a coke, hugged goodbye in the cool darkness.

Teach, Learn, Share

How to save money at christmas: http://www.mergemagazine.com.au/verge/creativegifting

How to make a firecracker: wrap two rolls of caps around a dime / 2peso piece / 5c Australian coin. Do another one the same, and then tape the two together tightly with scotch tape. Chuck it on the ground for a big bang!

Also, the secret to cartooning is to really look at people... and, more than one type of eyes :-)

Countries I've Visited

China, Germany, Laos, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico, United States

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