Hello there.
You're looking at my chronicle, so you're obviously at least mildly curious about the creator of this page. Well pucker up, Buttercup, 'cause this is my mug.

Taken at the photo booth at the Super K-Mart in Terre Haute, Indiana. Since these pictures were taken, I've had my hair cut and my beard trimmed, though they're starting to grow back. Check this out. Kinda spooky, no?

Live Video direct from the Indiana State University Student Computing Complex.

Click here to hear my greeting.

My name is Zachary Cody Sneddon, and I was until recently attending Indiana State University. Now I'm starting out a new academic career at Ivy Tech State College, also in Terre Haute, Indiana. I am a graduate of Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana, and I attended the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities for the first semester of my junior year in high school. At one time I worked at the ISU computer labs as a student consultant part-time, which gave me a bit of experience in a broad range of software applications. I can write HTML and cheesy Javascript and work with Adobe Photoshop, so I've got myself a website! I even wrote myself a MIDI file on my friend Jason's keyboard. Care to hear it?

"Thus Spoke Nizrael"
or "The Hundred and Forty-Four Steps of the Ziggurat"

My usual location is in the vicinity of the coordinates 39.467N x 87.414W.

What else would pique your interest? Would it gratify you to learn the specifics of my political philosophy? Just to give you a hint, I'm distantly related to Thomas Paine through my mother's family.

How about learning intimate, personal details of my religious life?

Shall I share with you my favorite entertainments? Would you like to know what books I have read and enjoyed? I'll tell you. Among my most favorite works are The Clan of the Cave Bear and its sequels by Jean Auel, the story of an orphaned early modern human girl found and cared for by a clan of neanderthal people, and her subsequent life; Youth in Revolt, the journals of Nick Twisp, the world's most dangerous teenager, by C.D. Payne; J.R.R. Tolkien's works, or at least the ones I've read, among which are The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, Farmer Giles of Ham, and Smith of Wooton Major; I also intend to read The Silmarillion one of these years, and I'd like to get a hold of J.R.R.T.'s translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Others are Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, the story of a gifted young boy trapped in a military experiment gone beyond control; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence, and Beethoven; and The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

".....And it shall come to pass that what men made shall be shattered, and the Shadow shall lie across the Pattern of the Age, and the Dark One shall once more lay his hand upon the world of man. Women shall weep and men quail as the nations of the earth are rent like rotting cloth. Neither shall anything stand nor abide.... .....Yet one shall be born to face the Shadow, born once more as he was born before and shall be born again, time without end. The Dragon shall be Reborn, and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth at his rebirth. In sackcloth and ashes shall he clothe the people, and he shall break the world again by his coming, tearing apart all ties that bind. Like the unfettered dawn shall he blind us, and burn us, yet shall the Dragon Reborn confront the Shadow at the Last Battle, and his blood shall give us the Light. Let tears flow, O ye people of the world. Weep for your salvation."
--From "The Great Hunt" by Robert Jordan (page xi)

I highly recommend all of these novels for your own perusal. You'll notice that most of what I read is escapist literature in one sense or another, because that part of the real world that isn't BORING is DEPRESSING!

I'm an avid fan of the idea of film as art. Most films which qualify as art have been made in foreign lands, but while we as a nation have unfortunately vindicated such films as Independence Day at the box office, we still produce some gems. Among my favorite films from all nations are Henry & June, a more-or-less accurately dramatized account of celebrated author Anais Nin's tempestuous affairs with Henry Miller and his wife June in Bohemian pre-WWII Paris; Bound, a stylish neo-noir lesbian crime drama with Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon by Andy & Larry Wachowski, directors of The Matrix, one of my favorite despite some holes in the film's underlying logic; The Piano, a Jane Campion film; The Hudsucker Proxy, the Coen brothers' take on '50s capitalism; Fritz Lang's Metropolis, a classic of dystopian science fiction; Das Boot, a very powerful account of a German submarine crew in WWII; Excalibur, in my opinion the best screen adaptation of the Arthurian myths; the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, a cleverly snide slapstick political satire (yes, I did say slapstick political satire); The Labyrinth, a gorgeous fantasy by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, featuring David Bowie and Jennifer Tilly; The Dark Crystal, also by Jim Henson; Rear Window, a masterwork of suspense by the master, Alfred Hitchcock; Fantasia, Walt Disney's fugue of light and sound; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Weird Science, the funniest of John Hughes' quintessential '80s flicks; the Rocky Horror Picture Show (at 1997's ISU Halloween screening of which I won first place in the costume contest); A Clockwork Orange; The Princess Bride; and the original release of the first Star Wars Trilogy. And check out the Internet Movie Database.

Or you could acquire a movie through the internet. Interested?

If it piques your interest and fails to offend your sensibilities, check out these links to balanced, iformative sites concerning something which preoccupies my thoughts a great deal of the time.

Here are some quotes I find interesting and insightful.

Would you perhaps be interested in what music I listen to? I listen to most sorts of music, but particularly rock/alternative/pop/ska, classical/instrumental, jazz, folk, etc. I can't say I enjoy country and western or hip-hop much. My very favorite musical artist is Cecilia Bartoli, arguably the most talented coloratura mezzo-soprano on the world stage today. Among my favorite rock/pop/alternative/ska artists are the Doors, Fiona Apple, The B-52's, Tori Amos, the Beatles, No Doubt, and most 80's rock, especially Duran Duran and the Thompson Twins.

I've got some pets, too. I've got a turdbrained middle-aged puppy named Freyja, a splendid, sophisticated blob of a cat I call Max though his full name is Vociferous Maximus Splendiferous, and another cat not as well-dressed but of a much sweeter disposition named Arthur. Also now sharing my abode are my love's pets, her cat Paceyrela Annalingo and her savannah monitor lizard, Gwenivere, who looks very much like this monitor. I had a homicidal Cuban knight anole named Siegfried, but he has alas expired.

This is my Whore Code v2.0:

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