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Hi, my name is Jarys. I am geeky and romantic. I have a BA in
recently earned my teaching
credential. I'm quite bookish,
and an avid sci-fi
Some of my interests are video games
( <3 Deus Ex
, history, and hiking
. I'm a fan of
exploring SF by foot, which amounts to urban hiking
(soooo many hills! ;-)
Some other items that rattle around in my Noggin:
(I have a tattoo on my chest that incorporates
cuneiform, I'm quite happy with it, see? -> :D)
(nothing beats salmon & cheese with pesto on ciabatta)
"Y the Last
" and Spider-Man
, esp. Mage: The Ascension
Articulate discussion of life's mysteries
classes as a kid.
Gender politics and social issues related to same
Also, I am queer
I'm attracted to men, women, and others.
I am a teacher, thoughtful, and funny
What I’m doing with my life
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I finished my 7th year of college and am finally a teacher. I work
at the Fei Tian Academy of Arts in San Francisco, teaching English
and History. I have long been infatuated with History, and by the
end of High School, knew I wanted to teach. I have a BA in History
and a Teaching Credential from California, via SF State
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Playing the devil's advocate.
Keeping perspective and respecting yours.
Getting into crushes
Getting out of crushes.
Inspiring good feelings.
Being there for my friends.
Breaking the fourth wall.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My personality, it's HUUUUUUGE.
Honestly, I am told my jawline and smile stand out.
Some people, lucky enough to see it, have complimented me on my
Also, note that these days I am rocking a short beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Let's start with books. The following is a compendium of science
fiction and fantasy, though my interests are not limited to those
Before 1901: Frankenstein
, anything Shakespeare
for the romance
After 1901: DISCWORLD
(I LOVE Sam Vimes, and I am
especially partial to allegorical philosophy), the Dresden Files
, the Codex Alera
by Christopher Moore, Hitchhikers Guide
to the Galaxy
, Orphans of Chaos
, The Wraith
Squadron and New Jedi Order
, Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep
, and Robota
Now on to food:
Did I mention Sandwiches?
As for music: I like Swing
revival, oldies, punk, a capella
, and what
have you. My approximate range of disparate bands are Big Bad Voodoo
, Weird Al Yancovich
, Rage Against
, and Jonathon Coulton
As for movies and TV shoes: My favorite movies of all time are the
original Star Wars Trilogy
, Seven Samurai
, The Matrix Trilogy
all of them, don't judge me ;) ), Moonstruck
, Monty Python
, You Only Live Twice
Goodnight and Good Luck
Oh Brother Where Art
(though there is a
story about that), Firefly
, Shaolin Soccer
, Hot Fuzz
, The Diehard series
, Indiana Jones
, THE LOST
, The Karate Kid
And boardgames: Betrayal at House on
, A Touch of Evil
, and Apples to Apples
better yet... Cards Against Humanity
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-my coat and scarf, they keep me warm and I like the look
-people cannot be things, but my friends and family
-a warm bed to go home to
-my computer and an internet connection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to teach and present history
Wouldn't it be cool if........
what song would be appropriate for the current soundtrack of my
life. If I am outside or alone, I then tend to sing it.
My viewpoint, other possible viewpoints, and how the two might
The social aspects of gender. I'd say social justice, but I
genuinely wish the best for all people and "social justice" as a
phrase just seems to fall short. It's why I'm into socialist
the people I cherish and spending time with them
What do you think about?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing a game of Munchkin
or Betrayal with my friends..
Sometimes we go out, grab food, talk, and we might see a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am gender-queer
. That means a lot of
different to a lot of different people. I'd be more than happy to
explain were we to meet in person and I prefer those who can be
understanding of this complicated part of my life.
You should message me if
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You want to make a funny, geeky Penpal.
Or if you want to have a thoughtful conversation about life, the
universe, and everything.
Or if you're trans and tired of transphobic bullshit (I consider
myself a trans ally. I put the "Ally" in Rebel Alliance)
Or if you are interested in dating or meeting up.
Or if you are an Alien.... or a robot. I would keep your secret
from Agent Mulder.
Or if you are a kinky top (biting please...and ropes. I can
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