But, okay. Short, skinny, snarky, sweary, silly, spiffy, swanky, snazzy. Those last few may not actually be true, but they're some of my favorite words. Variously known as Dan, Daniel, Danny, and DanCave (there's a freshman-year-of-college story behind that one). A punk rocker, aspiring actor, history nerd, nerd in general, video gamer, and words enthusiast. If I had to describe myself using a band, it would be the Replacements, and if you don't know them, you should ask me what that means and also go listen to the freakin' Replacements. 21 years old, currently staring into the the dark, limitless void of adulthood, alternately screaming "WOO AW YEAH REAL WORLD" and "FUCK. THAT. SHIT." Sarcasm and stupid puns are as indispensable to me as books and music are. My sleep schedule is usually in a state I like to call "completely screwed" (it's a technical term), because convincing myself to go to bed is always an uphill battle, and once I'm there of course I never want to leave it. In between school and work, I wish I could get back into rock climbing, paintball, and other things I did all the time when I was sixteen.
A little more seriously, I might as well make it clear that I absolutely despise dishonesty, intolerance (especially, for rather personal reasons, homophobia and the shaming of those with mental illnesses), and anything that could loosely be described as "bullshit." I'm extremely straightforward and leave little unsaid, and I try to encourage others to be the same way. I also self-identify as a feminist, and no, I'm not just saying that to seem like That Cool Guy.. I'm a good weird liberal Massachusetts punk rocker, and since the eradication of inequality and injustice is always a damn good aspiration, it almost seems like something that shouldn't need to be said. (Also, apparently I sound way more serious here than I actually am in real life. Kind of a goofball, really.)
If you have a good short joke, please tell it to me because I love them. I swear I'm not being sarcastic. I'll tell you my favorite one if you ask.