The Authors

The current authors of Outside Context are married couple; Cesca and Basho

First, the creator and webmaster is known to his friends as Basho:

Bio: Martial artist, philosopher, writer and IT expert.

Age: The wrong side of 30, the right side of 35.  37 :(

Occupation: Traveler. Financial Crime Prevention Manager.

Interests: Debate, cooking, computer gaming, reading, writing, videoing, karate, milsim, movies, diving, skiing… (The list goes on – Basho is a philosopher and therefore into everything!)

Favourite films: Dune, Blade Runner, Violent Cop, Ghost in the Shell, Being There, Heat… too many to list!

Statement:

How many ideas, moments and thoughts are lost forever?

One of my greatest regrets is that I didn’t know my two Grandfathers as well as I could have. I originally started Outside Context to be a “memory bank”; something my grandchildren would read when I was gone. Something in which there maybe a small grain of wisdom for them to find and through that get to know me, how I thought and felt.

Special Skill: When Basho uses his special skill the opponent finds themselves teleported to the center of a large and beautiful field. Suddenly, from all corners, will come everyone they know and love and they will be surrounded and finally realise that life isn’t all that bad really.

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The second, and most brilliant, author is Cesca:

New author and future designer for OCJ is known to her friends as Cesca:

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Bio: Branding/Graphic Designer

Age: Cradle-snatcher

Occupation: Flashpacker Full time Mum!

Interests: Basho (wink!)

Creativity: visual communication, photography, calligraphy, art, architecture
Humanity: people, culture, learning, volunteering, enlightenment
Activity: watersports, skydiving, paragliding, skiing, tramping

Favourite medium: Creations that enliven the senses. Simple beauty. Anything that involves your hands.

Statement:

The meeting of contrasting elements;
East meets West, Wood and Metal, Art and Science, Religion versus Evolution, Rich alongside Poor.

Writing is something new to me and a wonderful creative outlet in a different way to what I’m used to.
I’ve discovered a great deal of enjoyment in verbalising my visual and emotional understanding.

“A picture can speak a thousand words”, but it cannot convey smell, sound, taste, touch, temperature or feelings or deeper understanding of the photographer.

Special Skill: Empathy. Awareness. Understanding. Visual comprehension. A great awareness of others. To take people as they are. Putting people at ease. Feeling that I’ve known someone forever.

Bio: Philosopher, film maker, writer and IT expert. Occupation: IT Consultant, film-maker and writer. Interests: Debate, cooking, computer-gaming, reading, writing, videoing, martial arts, air­soft, movies, diving, skiing… (The list goes on — Basho is a philosopher and therefore into everything!)