I'm Amanda; aspiring theatre artist and professional question-asker. I'm a Cleveland transplant, originally from Florida by way of Massachusetts. I aim for wit in all conversations, but that doesn't always work (to the vague amusement of others).
-I'm very much the intellectual sort. I love learning about pretty much anything in general.
IG, newly minted: arowevanallen
What I’m doing with my life
Mostly working. Can occasionally be seen hanging around the Cleveland theatre scenes. Seldom go to bars, but not unheard of.
I’m really good at
I like to think I'm good at acting.
I'm also an amateur director and playwright, and wannabe tech theatre artist.
Other things at which I excel:
-Absurd knowledge and regurgitation of random factoids
-Reading other people's (amazing) profiles and desperately wanting to message them, before procrastinating and subsequently never doing it.
-Embarrassing myself in tiny and insignificant ways and joking about it to cover it up.
No, that's pretty much it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am still talking, and for some reason I can't shut up. Despite being comically bad at small talk. I'm also not sorry about it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Frankenstein is my all time favorite novel, and I haven't read very much fiction recently. I'll be honest, the most recent things I've read are Dataclysm (yeah the OkCupid book) and Modern Romance (which I'm reading now and it's really good).
Movies: Um...I did like the new Star Wars film? Yeah, honestly, I go see theatre if I have time, and see movies when I can't really see theatre.
Television/radio: I've been less into television, but the tv I watch is usually of the political satire and British panel show genres. I've gotten more into podcasts (seriously, I'm considering the benefits of getting rid of Spotify because of my podcast influx) as of late.
Music: I like what I like. Generally, if it's not country or metal I probably will listen to it.
The six things I could never do without
My friends. I never see them, because they're still in school or off doing fun things in the world. They're cool.
The air I respire.
Money's pretty important.
So is Theatre.
And I'll be honest my computer's pretty important too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The occasional existential crisis likes to crop up unexpectedly.
Also: would the experience of being sucked into a black hole hurt?
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends. Sometimes I'm at home marathoning tv shows while in my bed and getting drunk. Sometimes I'm at the theatre seeing a show. Sometimes I'm working. Sometimes I'm at a café trying not to act awkwardly. I've been working on going out more, and I'm one to go out and do things on my own. A wild existence, I promise.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
To keep those small moments where I have nothing to think about, I'll sometimes sing my observations in a horrid musical theatre-like half-singing voice. Or I'll try to rhyme them, and that never goes well.
And, completely unrelated, I have a fear of simultaneously being a Manic Pixie Dream Girl™ and not being considered pretty or pixie enough to be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl™.
You should message me if
Are you fully prepared to debate existential matters? Will you laugh at a good pun rather than groan and shake your head? Do you fit the broad-as-I-could-comfortably-stretch-them boundaries I have set on this profile? Then yeah, you should totally feel welcome to message.