In my downtime I love to read all sorts of books and play the occasional video game. I also like to get outdoors, to go hiking and backpacking and climb trees and end up on the roofs of buildings. I think every day should be an adventure, if it's just the small adventure of talking to a random stranger on the bus or checking out the new store that just opened across the street. I think adventuring in a fantasy world would be fun, but there's a lot of rad stuff here in reality that can be just as exciting.
I love plants and animals and nature in general. I sometimes say hi to crows and seeing songbirds like thrushes makes me smile (they are so cute).
I'm looking to grow my self and my life right now, in all sorts of ways. Hopefully I'll be successful, or at least learn some interesting things on the way.
I'd like to think I'm good at writing in general, but I'm always learning and trying to find new blind spots to fix.
Dancing. Ballroom, latin, swing, ballet, tap dance, I love them all. I'll even give modern dance a begrudging acceptance. (I have nothing against the style, but the discourse around it can be super-pretentious at times, which annoys me.) East Coast Swing is probably the dance style I'm best at.
Running tabletop games, be they board games or full-on, D&D-style tabletop RPGs. I'd like to think I make a decent GM these days. I also am moderately good at hosting events in general, but I haven't had very many chances to give it a go recently.
Other than that, I can be pretty quiet when I first meet someone, so that might be something they notice? This question's sort of hard without getting an external perspective. I should make a survey... (You could also meet up with me sometime and tell me what the first thing you notice about me is! Please don't say "your undamaged, ripe for harvesting kidneys." That would be a little creepy. I might laugh anyway, though.)
Chuck Wendig, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Delilah S. Dawson, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Other Individual Books/Series:
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed, The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, Game Night by Johnny Nexus, The Belgariad (series) by David Eddings, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, the Otherland series by Tad Williams, the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, the Honor Harrington series by David Weber. I love almost anything (books on this list included) that falls into Sci-Fi/Fantasy, although I'll dig most genres if the writing appeals to me.
Pacific Rim, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Casablanca, Roman Holiday, Serenity, The Matrix, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Inception, Another Earth, World Builder, Lord of the Rings trilogy (and The Hobbit movies), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (my favorite "I need to turn off my brain and relax" movie). I have a soft spot for Disney films but none of them stands head and shoulders above the others for me.
The only show I remotely keep up with these days is Castle. Other shows I like include: Battlestar Galactica (modern/reimagined), Star Trek: TNG, Eureka, Mad Men, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, and Doctor Who (though I've stopped keeping up with it).
Imogen Heap, various chillstep/chillout mixes,
Welcome to Night Vale, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, PC Gamer Podcast, 2 GMs 1 Mic
(I actually am on a super-restrictive diet, so the foods listed below are assuming I can find them made with ingredients I can eat.)
- Cinnamon rolls and breakfast pastries in general
- Mexican food
2. Music and dance
5. H20. Being carbon-based does have certain requirements.
6. Nature and wild spaces
On again off again member of the furry subculture. There are parts of it that I don't/wouldn't enjoy (e.x. fursuiting), but the art can be fun and the people are often quite nice. This subculture doesn't factor in to my day-to-day life much, but I kind of just want to get it out there so I can stop worrying about people finding out well after they've met me and thinking less of me because of it. Now you can just think less of me now! (Remember that anxiety I mentioned? :P)
Keep in mind I would appreciate a message that has more content than just "hey" or "'sup" or similar. I have a very hard time thinking of anything to reply to for those messages. Effort in one's messages is appreciated! :D