Rusalka recently graduated with a library science degree at the University
of Texas, Austin. She also did an MA in English Literature from the University of Colorado.
She did most
of her undergraduate work at Whitman
College, amidst the wheat fields of Walla Walla, WA ("the town so nice,
they named it twice").
During the course of her working life, she has worked as a babysitter, an
university food services worker, a writing tutor, a grader, a teaching
an adjunct writing instructor, a temp, a technical writer, and currently,
a humanities reference librarian at an university library where she
in an neverending quest to Know Everything.
Rusalka's "Real Life" interests include books, wierd BBC shows
such as "Black Adder," molecular biology, rubber stamps, Anime, and music
(she plays recorders, piano, and acoutic steel string guitar).
Characteristically enough, Rusalka first learned about MUDs through a 1992
article in "The Atlantic." Alarmed to discover that her university would
let her do something so shockingly unscholastic on its UNIX system, she
promptly got addicted.
Rusalka's Legendary career included being the GuildMistress of the Hermetic
Order, in between various bouts of being slain by the Vampire. Rusalka
has won expies for her role as a GuildMistress, MUD citizen, and roleplayer,
as well as for her work on Tudor England. Set in 1600, it features both
Queen Elizabeth I and
She held the first position of Head of Player Relations where she facilitated
roleplay, games, discussions, and other things that make Legend more than
just a "mere" game, and still does some work for the department.
Right now she's working on a revision of Tudor, as well as an area based on