My name is Cassidy (you may also call me Cass or Cassie). I’m in my 20’s and I live in Northern Virginia (about 40 miles from Washington D.C). That is, when I’m not studying at University. I’m in my third year and I’m currently majoring in Information Science and Systems with a concentration in Web Development. When I’m not dealing with classes, tutoring, or working at my school’s catering department, I’m hanging with my second family a.k.a Alpha Phi Omega.
Up until 2013, it was just my dad, my brother (3 years younger) and I. But 3 years ago, we added my step-mom and step-brother (10 years younger).
Catastrophe is a nickname that my dad and brother call me sometimes. I tacked “rising” onto the end because I feel like this blog is a testament of me growing into myself. And that despite my challenges, I always try and rise above my troubles. Also the name sort of reminds of my favorite book series, Maximum Ride. Plus, it sounds really cool in my opinion.
I first started building websites when I was around 12-13 years old. After coming across a site called Warrior Cat Pics (which is a fan site for the Warriors series by Erin Hunter), I decided to make my own fan site called Endless Running first running on templates and then on my HTML layouts. After maybe 6 months of maintaining this site, I began to want more than just a fan site to call my own and Endless Running turned into more of a blog. Then, I was ready for a site with no affiliation to Warriors so I started a new blog called Field of Daydreams which was ran under a domain and was hosted by Georgie. I ran that site for around 8 months, eventually transitioning it to WordPress. Unfortunately, running a blog took its toll on my computer and I eventually decided to close it.
After about 6 years of limited activity, I started Catastrophe Rising in June 2016 on a wordpress subdomain. In July, I bought catastropherising.com and moved everything to my new domain.
Hobbies and Fandoms
I’m huge bookworm and Netflix addict as well as a closet anime fan.
- Flock Member (Maximum Ride by James Patterson)
- Tribute (Hunger Games by Susan Colins)
- Initiate (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
- Potterhead (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
- Day supporter (Legend by Marie Liu)
- Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee
- SuperWho (NOT SuperWhoLock)
- Judge Judy
- Naked and Afraid
- Other Netflix shows
- Fullmetal Alchemist (both versions)
- Soul Eater
- Fate/Stay Night
- Your Lie in April
- Sword Art Online
- Attack on Titan
- Tokyo Ghoul
- Sailor Moon
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Vampire Knight
- Death Note
I am always open to recommendations for books, TV and anime.
I listen to all types of music but I’m mainly an Indie/Alternative Rock fan. My favorite band is Coldplay but I also like:
- The Fray
- Foo Fighters
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
My newest dog. She’s around 1 – 2 years old. We rescued her from a lab rescue.
She’s around 7 years old. We got her from someone who used her to breed Golden doodles.
My chocolate lab who passed in 2016 at 10 years old (prior to his 11th birthday). He was my 9th birthday present.
The current theme “Misty” was made by me using Underscores
And of course, you the reader for helping to keep this site alive.