Jonathan Waite

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Name: Jonathan Waite
Alias(es): Zander Nyrond, Andrew Lyng
Type: filker, fanwriter
Fandoms: Blake's 7, D&D
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Jonathan describes himself as tall and unkempt; he is, however, better known as Zander Nyrond, a "logical necessity" and principal POV character for his narrative cosmos. He was also known In the Far Isles Mediaeval Society as Andrew Lyng, an emissary from the court of Prester John.

He is a renowned filker, prodigous author, excellent artist and musician, and utterly unconvinced of his own merits. He wrote (or co-wrote, depending on whether you listen to him or his semi-brother Soren) "Sam's Song", which has become an anthem in Euro-American filk, as well as a series of stories about the Nyronds, various fanfics about "Blake's 7", D&D, and other media memes.

Given a tune and half an hour he can produce a filk on (almost) any topic; given words, he can craft a tune; given a little time to study and an inspiration, he can pastiche most authoirs living or dead, and given a keyboard he will improvise material out of thin air (right up to symphonies).

He has no idea how prodigious his talents are, *can* cook SpagBol, and lived with the Countess and multiple cats in a small house in Wiltshire, until August 2019 when he was called into the Next Room..

Update: Jonathan now has several books published, through, and is also releasing bits of his stories through