nanaimostation
28 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
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My self-summary
My name is Victoria. My Myers-Briggs personality type is ISBN. I am not skinny and not built for running. But I will fence until I drop.

I'm an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in some Ikea instructions. You're going to need to disassemble that and do it again. No, that's not...no...take a break. Don't get angry. Have a snack.
What I’m doing with my life
Writer studying writing at UBC. Emphasis on screenplay, television and bitchery.

I recently quit my job in an attempt to find work that doesn't make me feel like a worthless kitchen drone.

I also have a degree in film and video from when a terrabyte cost 1k and was the size of a textbook.

I fence with the UBC fencing club, which is the first place I found friends when I moved back to Vancouver. In addition to poking each other with metal sticks, we eat a lot of food, play a lot of board games, and yell at each other.
I’m really good at
- Writing

- Disappearing into myself, especially when I'm out in the world.

- Conversation About Important Thing and Good Word Using

- Oversharing/overcompensating

- Being mediocre at fencing. Really ace at being mediocre at fencing. Getting better at stop-hits. Need to parry 6 more.

- Cooking with fire and knives
The first things people usually notice about me
I am intense. I am emotionally high energy. I am painfully witty. I have an unquiet mind. I can get a little dark at times. I like to pretend I'm tougher than I am, but actually I'm so squishy in the middle that I'm moved to tears by almost anything that's slightly compelling, like the short animated films before Pixar features or Phillip Glass scores or the christmas song "I'll Be Home For Christmas" because I always hear it over a mental montage of World War II because that was when it came out, and can you think of anything that's more horribly sad?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This isn't even an exhaustive list, and you can skip it, but I think it demonstrates that I like a lot of cool shit.

Books
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Sophie's Choice - Lolita - The Sisters Brothers - A Song of Ice and Fire - Fight Club - Assassination Vacation - The Wordy Shipmates - Barrel Fever - Naked - Santaland Diaries - Dress Your Family in Courderoy and Denim - Me Talk Pretty One Day - When You Are Engulfed in Flames - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls - Harry Potter et al- The Lord of the Rings - Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal - Mossflower - Sherlock Holmes et al - Kitchen Confidential - Medium Raw - House of Leaves - Maus - V For Vendetta - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Movies
^^^^^^
The Conversation - Manchurian Candidate -Clerks -Sophie's Choice -Bonnie and Clyde - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Dangerous Liaisons - Inglorious Basterds - The Godfather pt 1 and 2 - Donnie Darko - The Departed -Ghostbusters - Cabaret - Amelie - A Clockwork Orange - Pan's Labyrinth - Alien - Catch Me If You Can - American Beauty - The Big Lebowski - Leon: The Professional - Apocalypse Now - Goodfellas - Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal - Traffic - Chicago - Snatch - Hot Fuzz - Shaun of the Dead - Batman Returns - The Dark Knight - Schindler's List - The Shining - RED - No Country For Old Men - Heat -The Rocky Horror Picture Show -Little Miss Sunshine - Sleepy Hollow - Amadeus - Gangs of New York - V for Vendetta - Men In Black - The Lord of the Rings - In the Loop - Finding Nemo - The Usual Suspects - Up - Despicable Me - Wall-E

Shows
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The Wire - Hannibal - Rome - The Sopranos - Deadwood - Six Feet Under - Game of Thrones - True Blood - Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 60 Minutes - The Thick of It - Sherlock - Life - Planet Earth - No Reservations - Parts Unknown - Forever Knight - The Daily Show - The Colbert Report - Mythbusters - South Park -Batman the Animated Series - The Simpsons - Orange is the New Black - The West Wing

Music
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David Bowie - Depeche Mode - Tim Minchin - The Blow - Nirvana - Pearl Jam - Visqueen - Amy Winehouse - The Smiths - The Presidents of the United States - The Rolling Stones - The Beatles - Macklemore - Mackleless - Ray Charles - Frank Sinatra - Ella Fitzgerald - The Ramones - Madeleine Peyroux - Tom Waits - The Talking Heads - Sublime - The Postal Service - - Modest Mouse - Death Cab - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Neil Young - Joni Mitchell - Black Eyed Peas - Dropkick Murphys - Great Big Sea- Adele - Coldplay - Violent Femmes - Cage the Elephant - Queen - Radiohead - Dead Milkmen - Led Zepplin - Mumford and Sons - Flogging Molly - The White Stripes - The Cure - Bob Dylan - Johnny Cash - Gogol Bordello - Pink Floyd - Regina Spektor - The Clash

Food

All of it.

In my face.

That's where it belongs.
The six things I could never do without
moleskine notebooks
ipod classic 80 GB - black
contigo water bottle
timbuk2 bag
annual bus pass
my fencing gear
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How maybe the guy that is secure and tolerant enough to accept me in all my neuroses and intensity and still find my company fulfilling might be a myth, in which case I need to get better at faking normalcy.
On a typical Friday night I am
What is a "typical" Friday night? What is Friday? What is night?

Seriously, though, this question is totally up for grabs. Maybe I'm calling the transit police on the #16 on a man who's sexually harassing women because he's so high he's forgotten he's gay. Maybe I'm liquored up and bluffing my way through a game of Avalon.

Maybe I'm high stepping up my back stairs chanting "go away skunk, go away skunk" and fumbling for my keys like a victim in a horror movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Telling me to be "happier" is the fastest way to make me frustrated. I am naturally mercurial, and the best way to make me happy is to have a tolerant spirit, and appreciate my flaws. I'm fun to be around, but I feel a lot of pressure to be "on" all the time, and it's really exhausting.

Also home cooked meals are a safe bet.
You should message me if
Yes. If you actually need to enjoy the company of the person you're with, regardless of whether or not the sex is just a one time hookup or limited engagement- and you can be honest about which is which

Yes if you like ladies with some squish. No apologies here. None.

I'm a lot likelier to give you a pass if you introduce yourself as Laid Back, Easy-Going or Down to Earth. Not only are those not real names, they are the least original and exciting ways to describe yourself. Your skiing and India travel pictures look like you're trying to make yourself appear affluent and cosmopolitan, and actually they make you look like 80 percent of the men on this site- that is to say, a bourgeois fuckboy with sunglasses apparently surgically attached to his face.
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