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The author is a 39 year old Australian. Originally hailing from the cathedral city of Armidale, he is currently living near Canberra, Australia's national capital.
He was born in June 1980, and moved to Grafton with his family before the age of one. After finishing school in 1998, he returned to Armidale to study at the University of New England. He dropped out of university in 2001, and pursued an abortive career in politics before being employed by the university in IT support. Today, he is again studying, and is seeking a new career in life, having left the IT industry in July 2013.
His own political and cultural views have manifested themselves in the various creations he has created over the years, and is an attempt to model a society and people with the values and norms that he believes in. Aside from geofiction, his interests include Australian rules football, railways, European culture and history, gardening, birdwatching, and popular entertainment.
He is gay, his favourite holiday location is New Zealand, and he is owner of two Maltese x Shih Tzu dogs. He is an unrepentant millennial and metalhead. Surprisingly, he can also speak a little Portuguese, and loves all things Lusitanian.
Work on OGF
Turnsole80's OGF work includes:
- Karvaland (AR056i - individual)
- Kovatany (AR056j - individual)
- New Ingerland (KA073 - individual)
- South Astrasia (AR056a - individual)
According to the internet, which never lies of course, "turnsole" is an archaic word for sunflower. I like sunflowers. They're pretty :)
My inspirations come from numerous places, see below for more.
Much of Karvaland can be seen as an alternative to the real world South Africa, with considerably less racial strife.
New Ingerland can be seen as a mix of Australia and New Zealand.
Don't you forget about me
|Port Frederick|| Adelaide|
I'm going down to Cowtown
| Centralia (East Riding)
Everybody wants to rule the world
| Centralia (Middle Riding)
Don't you pull the wool over my eyes
| Centralia (West Riding)
Born in a mining town
|Philipstown||Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Kurri Kurri|
I've got a brand new combine harvester
We're all going on a summer holiday
|Corfe Harbour|| Townsville|
| Lunen Island
She's so high