Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've never been particularly good at job interviews, because some
part of my brain immediately shifts towards gallows humour the
moment I get nervous, and writing a summary here feels like the
same concept of trying to sell oneself, which is generally somewhat
of a squicky topic.
My name is Sheesha, and I'm little and pretty geeky and I know far,
far too much useless trivia (primarily about history, where I have
weird specializations like the archaeology associated with the
Iliad, but I also seem to have a smattering of everything, and I'm
not entirely certain when or where I've picked that up).
I get really self conscious when I get excited about things. I get
self conscious about most things. And intimidated. And
I'm really close with my inner child, but also my inner old lady
and my inner housewife. I've an intense fondness for all things
twee, and I love Murdoch Mysteries, and I've recently gotten super
into cookie decorating because I'm a firm believer in putting
damask patterns on everything.
I have two cats and I'm a pretty content crazy cat lady, because no
cat has ever made a disparaging comment about me.
My cats are named Chaucer and Shakespeare, which is probably a
fairly firm indication that I am a massive lit geek.
Specifically, I am an avid Chaucerian. I've a particular interest
in his characterizations of women and how that relates to the
social circumstances of his place and time-- also how it relates to
Chaucer as a writer.
One of my favourite topics is the comparison of attitudes between
the Canterbury Tales and The Legend of Good Women.
In the past few years, I've kind of neglected my study of language,
and, now, the only thing I confidently know how to say in Latvian
is 'it's cold, and I don't want to be alone'.
It should be noted that I just came out of a long and intense
relationship, and don't feel like I'm ready to jump into anything
new right away; I'd prefer to take the time and get to know
But I prefer that anyways, because getting involved with people you
already know you mesh with on a friendship level leads to better
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I question this daily and spend more time than I ought to lost in
existential crises. But I read, I practice pixel art, do a lot of
nail art, and I yell at inaccuracies or misleading information in
documentaries. I actually spend a lot of time yelling at
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Worrying about inconsequential things; baking.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm really tiny and I have red hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My absolute favourite novel is The Master and Margarita. I'm also
impossibly fond of The Canterbury Tales, Lolita, We,
My favourite comic book writer is Garth Ennis.
I am very particular about movies, as I have some trouble sitting
still and paying attention to one single thing for extended
periods. I like movies, but I am terrible at watching them
I do listen to music quite avidly, and I don't typically find
myself restrained by concepts of genre. However, I do have an
infrasound sensitivity, which acts up (primarily) with very low
electronic tones, so I cannot listen to those without feeling
rather ill, which is unpleasant, and sometimes unpleasant music
sets a good mood, but it's usually not worth it.
My favourite Smiths song is Handsome Devil.
I play video games sometimes, too.
One of my favourite hobbies is acting out historical events as
closely as possible via Civilizations.
Although, I consider Arcanum the greatest game ever made, and,
daily, I mourn that there doesn't exist a game exactly the same in
every respect but that I've not beaten is dozens of times.
The Last Express is another top favourite game of mine. It's so
incredibly well made, and so notable for having aged well. It's
clever and historically/culturally aware, and when you beat that
game you have to sit there, feeling completely stunned because holy
shit that is some quality writing.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I really like taking baths, and drinking wine, and drinking tea; I
need to listen to lectures to fall asleep, because the process of
taking in information keeps my mind from running. I love my cats. I
play a lot of solitaire.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
More than anything else, I think about language. Not just English;
all language. I like to hunt out Indo-European roots and dwell on
intonation. It is impossible to listen to someone's speech without
a fascinated analysation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably at home watching Battlestar Galactica. This does not
bother me. I might be wearing a fake moustache.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a pretty open person; ask me and I'm likely to tell you.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You don't think that I'm 'not like other girls', and you're willing
to have a proper discussion, and if you're not intimidating, and if
you don't want to place an image overtop of figuring out who I am
as a person.
I currently have an opening in my life for someone to trade
articles with. How this works is we send each other interesting
things and then discuss their ramifications and occasionally debate
as long as the subject isn't too emotionally sensitive because it's
less fun when you're fighting.
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