Jennifer Diane Reitz
The Creatrix Of UNICORN JELLY
Jelly is a philosophical science fiction manga strip which tells a
metaphoric and purposeful story with a definitive beginning and
ending. The primary focus of Unicorn Jelly is to explore the conflict
between rationalism and mysticism, as well as the relativism of
About UNICORN JELLY
Unicorn Jelly starts with a wretched little Slime monster that, through either accident or design, is motivated to become an Ideal, and that Ideal is to change into a Holy Creature, a Unicorn. The story centers around this creature, and the people who become involved with it, and about the meaning of Ideals, and the curious and sometimes conflicting mental tools of Rationalism and Mysticism.
My decision to run my own online internet cartoon strip was of course inspired by my enjoyment of the many brilliant existing works already out there. I constantly sketch and cartoon as it is, and some of the images in UNICORN JELLY originated upon napkins, table cloths, and the little sketch book I always carry...doodles while I wait for dinner in a restaurant. I never scan images in to create Unicron Jelly, however. All of the art is actually drawn directly on the computer, using the mouse. I do attempt to match the style of the Japanese brush pens that are my favorite tool for my doodles and sketches on paper. I love anime and manga with a passion.
The character of Uni has been with me a long time, and is my personal mascot symbol. Uni is a representation of my soul. The little witch Lupiko is my humanity. Chou is my intellect and reason. Basically, everything in the strip is some sort of projection of some cross-section of my own experience and life. The Unicorn was my personal emblem long before the creature became fashionable, then unfashionable. I care nothing for social fads. I love what I love, forever.
Unicorn Jelly, despite the fantasy trappings, actually takes place inside a hardcore science fiction, alien universe called Tryslmaistan. Tryslmaistan has unique physics, and the story in Unicorn Jelly is constructed with a definite beginning, and end to it. Every event in the story is important, and has meaning, even if it may not seem so initially. All will be found to make sense by the conclusion. Therefore, Unicorn Jelly is open to speculation, and deduction, as can be done to a mystery novel.
Unicorn Jelly is a 'mangastrip'. This unique invention of mine is an attempt to synthesize Japanese manga with the American comic strip, thus 'mangastrip'. The main work is supplemented with 'alternate universe' stories to watch for, and occasionally, animation as well.
I am a game designer, an artist, a web designer, and a great many other, reasonably exotic, things. I lead a singularly unusual life. I live with my three spouses in a polyamory, or group marriage. I am very childlike, and I love toys and games very much. I am an Eternal Child! My nicknames are Giniko-chan, Gini-chan, Jen-Jen-Chan and Jenny Plenny (Plenty). I am very serious about being very silly. I am well loved, and well cared for, and I am fairly successful. My likes and dislikes are listed, at rather great length, below!
If you want more conventional background and career information about me, you may visit my more specific BIOGRAPHICAL page on another of my, in this case, collaborative web sites, the anime haven I created known as OTAKUWORLD.
I dearly hope that you enjoy the adventures of Uni, Lupiko, Chou and the rest as UNICORN JELLY continues to its conclusion.
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I do answer all mail directed to me. In fact, I would be delighted to
hear from you, or to provide what help I can.
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"Giniko-chan" is my nickname, and this is my signature in Katakana.
Diane Reitz Nippon-Style Mini-Stats:
Height: 5' 11"
Hair: dishwater blond
Eyes: green with gold centers near the pupils
Complexion: pale and delicate, slightly translucent
Blood Type: O Negative
Favorite Foods: Chirash Zushi, Curry Beef Rice Bowl, Okonomiyaki
Favorite Movie: 'Blade Runner', Director's Cut
Favorite Anime: 'Kiki's Delivery Service' and 'Laputa'
Favorite Anime Series: 'Tenchi Muyo' OAV, 'Revolutionary Girl Utena', 'Miyu', 'Oh My Goddess'
Favorite Manga: 'Oh My Goddess' (Aa Megisama) and Akiko
Favorite BBC series: The Prisoner, Dr. Who, Monty Python, Red Dwarf
Favorite Cephalopod: Rossia Pacifica, the "Stubby Squid"
Favorite Radio Drama: ZBS's 'Fourth Tower Of Inverness'
Favorite SF Authors: Heinlein, Sheckley, Bradbury, Henderson, Farmer
Most influential artists in my life: Vaughn Bode, M.C. Escher
Favorite Games: Games are my life, too many to list! I am a Game Otaku!
Sexuality: Primarily asexual, but if sexual almost exclusively lesbian. Kinsey 4.5
Mysticism: agnostic but pragmatic...if something seems to work, I use it, but I believe nothing.
Favorite color: Heliotrope...the color of this type! RGB: Red: 91 Green: 31 Blue:100
Favorite smell: first rain hitting a dusty paved road in summer
Favorite tactile sensation: smooth plastic
Favorite dessert: sweet red beans in coconut milk
Favorite Automobiles: Jaguar XJ220, Stutz Bearcat
Favorite Aeroplane: 1948 Shinden J2
Number of known fully lucid dreams so far: 14
Personality: Eternal Child type
Plushie: 'Yuki' a big green plush import 'Kappa' (water sprite)
Favorite board game: Go
'Ribon Mascot' type as opposed to 'Nakayoshi' type
'Night person' as opposed to 'morning person'
Favorite single celled organisms: Euglena Gracilis, All Slime Molds
Favorite insects: Ants, Praying Mantis
Online handles: Lupa Lycanthia, GIGO FUBAR, Giniko-Chan
Favorite organic molecule: Hemoglobin
Favorite organelles: Endoplasmic Reticulum, Mitochondria
Favorite music: anime and game soundtracks
is 'Dog' person as opposed to 'Cat' person
Heroes by my definition: Paramedics, Firefighters, Astronauts
Favorite entertainment genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Health problems: panic disorder, tends towards constipation, pathetically out of shape
Primary vice: way, way too much iced tea with lemon
Most loathed vegetable: Brussel Sprouts, Lima beans
Despises: bigotry, hypocrisy, Absolute Truth, mundanity, morals
Does not tolerate: smokers, drinkers, religious fanatics, bigots, fools
Values: intelligence, trustworthiness, compassion, ethics
Demands: open mindedness, honor, strong ethics, dependability, compassion
Relationship status: polyamory -group marriage
Strangest commonly used epithet: "It chews, it bites, it rolls it's ears in it!"
Strangest common way she says something is in good shape: "It's Factoried!"
Oddest mannerism: she tends to give a nodding, quick, formal bow for agreement, salutation, and such.
Furry data: Wolf (Lupine), fairly furry aligned in all catagories.
Birthday: December 30th, 1959
Jennifer's best original quotes:
"Life is a game dear, play it well, you make your own heaven, you dig your own hell"
"To the rational mind there can be no offense, no obscenity, no blasphemy, but only information of greater or lesser value".
SOME OTHER WORKS AND SITES BY JENNIFER:
Jennifer's personal central homepage site for all of her various creations, thoughts and explorations.You can find it all here, or through here.
Pastel Defender Heliotrope
Jennifer's beloved Kamishibai is now an expanded comic-book saga.
Jennifer's Kamishibai Works
Jennifer designed the Kamishibai program, and did two of it's most famous stories.
The world famous anime and manga site
on Black & White
How to play the brilliant god-simulation game
according to a selection of real-world mythologies
Original maps for Unreal Tournament created by Jennifer
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