*finding common ground with people
*listening to the person no one is hearing
*being courteous & conscientious
*getting to the nitty gritty
*"saying what everyone else is thinking but doesn't say" (I am not sure if this is good or bad--No, I'm fine with it. I don't give a fuck.)
*taking criticism & changing my behavior as needed
*keeping things in perspective
*writing, drawing, digital art, sculpting, (I can't paint for shit so if that's a dealbreaker just click away now ladies) conceptualizing, memeing, *assembling ideas and images over different media
examples would be grimes, major lazer, shabazz palaces, black milk, purity ring, sarah jaffe, st. vincent, tUnE-yArDs, A.Dd+, sore losers, a tribe called quest (always), neon indian, das racist, animal collective, erykah badu, of montreal, radiohead, pixies, afrika bambaataa, grandmaster flash, the weakerthans, le tigre, gravy train, blackalicious, janelle monae, sarah jaffe, death cab for cutie, refused, rancid, the sex pistols, manu chao, washed out, memory tapes, salt-n-pepa, ginuwine, next, tlc, the old 97s..
here's my p4k list if you are very interested http://peopleslist.pitchfork.com/list/3a4fa620/
I like dense films packed with detail. I watch tons and tons of documentaries. And also random movies about lesbians on Netflix.
My love affair with TV has cooled off of late. Recently the only stuff I actually watch is the Rachel Maddow show (typical), Workaholics, Pretty Little Liars (catching up on Netflix), SVU reruns, Girls, and that about does it. Oh! and Girl/ Girl Scene.. and if I'm being *perfectly* honest here, I hate-watch the Real L Word on occasion.
Non-fiction mostly, but I can get down with a really good novel.. Chuck Klosterman, Chris Adrian, Chuck Palahniuk, Sartre, Nietzsche, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, DFW.. main types of stuff I read: existentialist stuff, human/ civil rights stuff, sports & pop culture commentary, arts, Texas/ Dallas stuff, dystopian fiction, and 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bloggers & publications.
a pen and a pad
words, art, music, beauty in all forms
jokes so funny I cry a little
people, especially women, who absolutely fascinate me