Canadian au fond but I've lived here since the Q was orange and there were six Final Fantasies. Bit of a bibliophile, studying is my favorite pastime and I've amassed a personal collection of language textbooks that enable me to annoy people on the internet in new and exciting ways.
Other than that, I'm left-handed, I have two awesome cats (the grey cat in my picture is a loan, however) and I lack a few basic human impulses like following professional sports or being impressed by Star Wars.
Here's a seasonal Rosetta Stone of what I'm into at the moment; hopefully it'll come off less as a cocktail party assertion and more a lightning rod of non-Anglophony to weed out those foreign language bros who might otherwise not have holla'd.
Laureatomi dall'università, io che sto per iniziare gli studi postlaurea della linguistica cerco più di sempre voi italiani con cui posso chiacchiare per non perdere quello che so, e se sei per caso un rubacuori vabè, ad ogni casa serve di un po' di scopare ;)
Dansk er virkelig mit favorit sprog og jeg håber at bruge det i min uddannelse i lingvistikken, men I danskere er alt for få og jeg kan ikke finde nogen med som at tale! Hvis du vil gå ud med mig for en par sjus og en pølse skulle jeg være meget lykkelig.
आजकल भारत के भाषों को पढ़ रहा हूँ क्योंकि मुझे बहुत सुंदर हैं । और किसे बॉलीवुड पसंद नहीं है ? कोई चाहिए जो मुझे तमिल या बांग्ला भी पढ़ाए ! लेकिन अगर कोई मेरा साथ बात करना चाहे तो मैं ख़ुश होगा ।
I got my undergrad degree in Italian literature, which qualifies me for ethnic stereotype voice acting (should Assassin's Creed ever return to Italy) and coming off as well read without having to undergo Infinite Jest or any other Anglophone canon-ball the hipster literati fling at me.
I also used to be a typographer, trying to see how far I could get without spamming Helvetica. I still do art stuff now and again; I have a thing at MoMA where I help Italians get on the WiFi.
Though "what I'm doing with my life" sounds more like it correlates with my habits of telling myself I'm going to write an epic poem and then watching hours of Bollywood remixes on YouTube and hiding in my room to play Jet Set Radio on beautiful, sunny days.
My best friend once described me as having the power of miscellany, being the member of the group who possesses whichever ability is most convenient to the plot without any thought to how it was obtained. Unfortunately he wasn't referring to my ability to look fantastic in short-shorts.
Gödel, Escher, Bach, The Conformist, House of Leaves, A Clockwork Orange
Videodrome, Black Orpheus, Umberto D, Step Up 3: 3D
Absolutely Fabulous, Ancient Aliens, Portlandia, Sailor Moon
Basement Jaxx, M.I.A., Shiina Ringo, Shakira
hand-pulled noodles, currywurst, zhajiang mian, kumquat lemonade