I tend to approach the world analytically, but I am also very much the romantic. I can be absolutely swept away by the sort of fantasy that Stephanie Meyer's Twilight sells even as I 'm able to point to all the ways that it's anti-feminist and selling a heteronormative, reproductive futurist anti-choice agenda. That said, as much as I might dream about Princess Charming coming along on her white horse, what I'm really looking for is a real three-dimensional human being!
I'm a dedicated social liberal but tend to live my own personal life fairly conservatively. I'm a committed feminist who does his best to not let himself be placed into gender roles, and can act with frustration to gender essentialism found in the wild. My politics are largely left-liberal and my theology is post-liberal.
I'm fannish, interested in the critical and often subversive responses one can make to media texts through creative transformative works. Indeed, I served as a Symposium co-editor for Transformative Works and Cultures, the online academic journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works.
You can find me under the same username on Twitter, Dreamwidth, LibraryThing, Facebook, Tumblr, and a half-dozen other places.
I strongly prefer serif fonts to sans serif fonts as a general rule.
I have a theology blog where I try to work out the specifics of my Anglo-Catholic mystic post-liberalism. Think Leonardo Boff meets Marcus Borg, if that means anything to you.
I absolutely love dissecting popular culture--especially science fiction and fantasy--and being able to respond critically. (My grad school essay taking a queer theoretic lens to the NeverEnding Story film trilogy can be found at my blog.)
But my sense is that most people who know me in physical space think of me as a quiet, quasi-shy guy who is very nice to everybody and very smart (or at least book-smart), but mostly just quiet.
Of course, the fact that I'm so quiet and nice has had most of my co-workers at pretty much every job I've ever had convinced that one day I would just lose it and shoot the place up or something. I promise that that's not actually ever going to happen.
My taste in movies similarly balances the id-tastic and the cerebral in equal amounts; my favorite movies are Andrew Niccol's The Truman Show, Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation, and Angela Robinson's D.E.B.S. My favorite film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland is Jan Švankmajer's Něco z Alenky.
Musically, I listen to classic rock (Queen, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane), folk rock (Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Harry Chapin), all-girl rock (The Runaways, The Donnas), some pop (Lisa Loeb, Regina Spektor), musicals and showtunes (Sondheim, Weber, Kristen Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters), and whatever else Pandora seems to think I'll like.
Favorite novels include Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino, Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl, Time Enough for Love by Robert A, Heinlein (yeah, I know), and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Like with movies, I like books that catch just the right balance between the high-brow and the whimsical.
Favorite plays include Arcadia by Tom Stoppard and Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw.
I like lots of different foods, although I'm not super adventurous usually, and my favorites are usually Italian. My delight in cheese is sorta legendary; just ask any of my former roommates, or my best friend's parents.
--a paper notebook and pen(s) (preferably rollerball, not ballpoint)
--a laptop, desktop, tablet, and/or smart phone
--a pair of headphones and a good audiobook or podfic
--fandom, especially Dreamwidth Studios, Yulechat, the Organization for Transformative Works, and the Archive of Our Own
--the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ
What the difference between "short-term" and "long-term" dating is supposed to be. I don't get it. Do people enter into relationships with the intention of ending them after a certain period no matter what, or something?