I can be a fairly intense person. I can go off on random tangents about things and get a little too passionate about politics and philosophy. I can be too blunt and sometimes kill conversations with awkward, though I mean well. I love to discuss things. I can be extremely snarky and it tends to worsen with fatigue. I am far too sarcastic.
I can also be sort of hard to get to know at first, I've been told. If I like you and you are open with me I'll glom onto you like a barnacle of epic proportions. If you aren't that open with me, I might seem standoffish. Really, though, I'm just oblivious, or even shy (shocking!) I get lost in my own head occasionally. I have too much energy for my own good. I'm constantly moving and creating; if I sit still too long I start to slowly go insane (unless I have a good book in my hands).
I'm absolutely in love with all of these topics and will squee if you love to talk about them too: Dystopian films/novels, The Manhattan Project, any 20th century war but especially Vietnam, Henry VIII, Capoeira, Martial Arts of all kinds, Mushrooms (not of the psylocybin variety), 'Pataphysics, Drawing, Space Westerns, German, Japanese, Russian, ASL, Anthropology, Corsets, Dubstep, Constitutional History, Politics, Economics, Costuming, the War of the Roses, cooking, baking, patterning, swing dance, and lindy hop.
I feel that people these days are not happy enough for what they have. Being happy is as simple, and as difficult, as deciding to be happy and I've decided to be happy in life. It's a constant struggle, but a worthwhile one. I want to meet other people who are also happy. I like being goofy and ridiculous. Really, really ridiculous. The only way to get through life is to have a sense of humor. Enjoy the process, not the result.
"Find what you are most afraid of and go live there."
- Chuck Palahniuk
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
- Oscar Wilde