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I'm Amanda; aspiring theatre artist and slightly-begrudging retail
worker. While my focus is acting, I have also directed and written
my own work and am working on more.
-I'm very much the intellectual sort. I love learning about pretty
much anything in general, regardless of academic pathway.
IG, newly minted: arowevanallen
And I'm nuts, but my kik: amandaexmachina
What I’m doing with my life
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Mostly working. Can occasionally be seen hanging around the
Cleveland theatre scenes. Seldom go to bars, but not unheard of.
Also walking everywhere, because I'm that one girl who takes public
transit with a constant bitch face while staring on my phone.
I’m really good at
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I like to think I'm good at acting.
I'm also an amateur director and playwright, and wannabe tech
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
-Embarrassing myself in tiny and insignificant ways and joking
about it to cover it up. It's works like 90% of the time when
working retail, I promise.
No, that's pretty much it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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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
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Books: Frankenstein is my all time favorite novel, but I also love
other classics like 1984 and The Great Gatsby. My "guilty" pleasure
comes in the form of Sherlock Holmes stories (I sound like I never
read books after high school, but those titles seem more amenable
than "The Elements of Style" or "Gilgamesh, but like also
definitely discussing the homoeroticism"). I read markedly more
plays than books, and generally prefer them, particularly anything
Ancient Greek or Shakespeare, but also modern works.
Movies: My top three are Charade (1963), Amelie (2001), and Tinker
Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). Those are the three films I can always
watch no matter what. I also like TOS Star Trek films (including
the rebooted films) and Hitchcock. But also Plan 9 from Outer
Space. My point is that I will watch pretentious films, but I also
will watch ones that border on silly. And also bad pretentious
Television/radio: BBC Sherlock, Elementary (both are brilliant and
I will argue in defense of both), Grenada!Holmes, NBC Hannibal,
Arrested Development, The IT Crowd, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Monty
Python, I occasionally obsess over pre-Moffat Doctor Who and Star
Trek, Old-time Holmes radio where Holmes would talk about laundry
soaps in adverts, Cabin Pressure (literally the best radio comedy
in existence), Births Deaths and Marriages, Welcome to Night Vale,
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
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My friends. I never see them, because they're still in school or
off doing fun things in the world, but they are the most important
to me, as I never really felt emotionally connected with my
The air I respire.
Money's pretty important.
So is Shakespeare.
And I'll be honest my computer's pretty important too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The occasional existential crisis likes to crop up unexpectedly.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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 live a wild existence.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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