FreelanceFabler
24 Somerville, MA
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My self-summary
Hi! I'm Ian. I'm a geeky, silly person encased in the body of a serious, quiet person.

I like Judy Garland and gin, pretentious Swedish horror movies and board games.

I'm not a very good singer, but I will go to karaoke with you. Yes, right now.
What I’m doing with my life
Many things. I write and edit fiction. I work in a restaurant. I'm also a musician (violin) and semi-professional watcher of television (see below).
I’m really good at
Binge watching TV series.

Grammar. (I'll stop before you turn away in disgust).

Downing gin and tonics.
The first things people usually notice about me
"I am stiff, distant and weird"--Kristen Wiig as Lana del Rey.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
I love to read. I think Cormac McCarthy is brilliant, and adore Alison Bechdel, Harper Lee and T.H. White. I'm all about coming-of-age stories, so I'll pick up pretty much any YA title. I'm fond of Philip Pullman, Lev Grossman, Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Clive Barker, and Kelly Link.

Movies
There are many favorites (especially old and foreign films). Recently, some standouts have been Room, Brooklyn, and Mad Max.

Television
Everything. Selections of what I currently watch: The Good Wife, The Great British Bake Off, The Graham Norton Show, Rupaul's Drag Race, Chef's Table. If you watch Miranda, you should probably message me. I also have an abiding love of all things science fiction. Some favorites are Star Trek, Farscape, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica.

Musics
I'm a big fan of Florence+the Machine, Judy Garland, LP, Ella Fitzgerald, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford and Sons, Laura Mvula, Loreena McKennitt, Coeur de Pirate, and Vienna Teng. I'm also a violinist/fiddler, so I'm really into Celtic and Cape Breton music. As far as classical composers go, I enjoy a lot of Bach and Ravel.

Current song obsession: Mechanical Bride's cover of "Umbrella"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpfVZ53Fzfk

Food
Yes.
The six things I could never do without
Language, tidepools, androgyny, lost cities.

Stories. Those should take up at least two of my six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
"I think I'm just going to go home tonight and find as many versions of Moon River as I can on the internet"--Mitchell, The Outs
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually, honest-to-god enjoy playing beer pong.

I know. There's no excuse.
You should message me if
You need a drunk-singing buddy.

One of your life goals is to become Tilda Swinton.

You are Tilda Swinton.

Your ideal Saturday night involves wine and an Angels in America marathon because you, like me, are one tortoiseshell away from catladydom.

You think we'd hit it off, and you'd like to get coffee or grab a drink sometime.
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