Last night I had the strangest dream; saw everybody running in the streets, leapfrogging salmon trying to get upstream. The dream was over but I could not sleep. I had to put on the light when she said that...
It's been some time (3 years?) since my last update. I've been rather busy hanging out with all the great people I met here. A curious medium, this, whose very success ensures its obsolescence.
I'm really going to try hard to keep this one concise. Or at least conciser. Is that a word?
First things first, if you smoke, litter, subscribe to any stripe of magical thinking*, or think money is more important than people, then we will not get along. Likewise if you practice vindictiveness, jealousy, or if you are manipulative or prone to melodrama, please move on. Been there, got the t-shirt, soaked it in kerosene and lit it on fire.
*(magical thinking is the belief that you can change the world with your thoughts. For most of you, I'm referring to religion.)
As a general rule, I'm not particularly attracted to heavy makeup, cosmetic surgery, high heels, or any of the traditional measures of socially mandated "beauty". These are all fine things, I'm not judging, they are just not things I care about. Obviously, you should wear whatever makes you feel good, for whatever reasons seem best to you. I find most piercings, tats, and impossible hair colors groovy, but they are not in any way a requirement. I tend to like curves, but honestly it's less about what one has and more about how one carries it, whether one is slender as a willow or just stepped out of a Renoir or Rubens. And once someone opens their mouth, it doesn't matter how physically interesting they may be if they're vapid, self deluded, irritating or soporific. Looks are what attract us initially, but personality is what makes for lasting connections. That said, I've learned that getting to know people takes time, and that first impressions aren't always right. "Sparks" or "chemistry" are mostly hormonal functions, which are useful in their way, but not to be trusted unreservedly.
With me, a sense of humor is a must, because I am frequently silly, irreverent, and/or ridiculous. If you can't laugh at yourself, or at the intrinsic wackiness and stupidity of the world, then I will probably annoy you. I may do that anyway, to be perfectly honest. You know what they say, everyone should do what they do best.
I have many interests, both abiding and ephemeral. I enjoy and consume all the same multifarious forms of media as everyone else, and just like them, I have probably included some sort of list a bit further down the page, so keep an eye out for that, ok? I enjoy the company of friends, except when I am feeling misanthropic. I sometimes organize fun outings for various sized groups of friends and acquaintances; and sometimes I don't. I enjoy games of many kinds, although I rarely win any of them. I've even tried my hand at designing games of my own, although so far none of them has made me independently wealthy.
I've been known to correct people's spelling and grammar from time to time. I don't really understand why this annoys some people. If I misspell something, or use poor grammar, please tell me so that I do not continue to sound illiterate. Of course, I also have a tendency to neologize, but that's a different thing altogether.
There, I think I've condensed that section pretty thoroughly. If there's anything you feel I have not adequately covered, I'm open to suggestions. Likewise, questions are welcome. You can only really get to know someone by getting to know them.