I'm interested in various and variable forms of truths, specifically with respect to my understanding of how I use languages that I understand, such as English, some Japanese, Ainu, German, Mandarin, Czech, Finnish, and soon others. I only converse in languages with which I have comfort, but I write freely using any language that I can understand for myself.
I named myself Katin after a character of from one of my favorite novels, Nova, by one of my favorite writers, Samuel R. Delany, who has been a sustaining inspiration for me since my high school days, and whose work continues to guide me so as to lead me closer to my own truths.
My name is Christopher Pullman; I go by Chris. Sometimes I use the self-referential Ainu pronoun: 天, which, to me, expresses a simple individuality.
I’m a composer, a flutist and piccolo player, a pianist, and a bassoonist (with at least some proficiency at playing many other instruments, including viola, harp, and organ), who enjoys writing prose and poetry, playing video games, reading, hanging out with my cat friends, practicing 念仏, and many other things.