laurae555
35 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Words are magic to me; they matter. So does social justice. I love long conversations, and I spend a lot of time both consuming and talking about media -- TV, books, games, comics. If you're uncomfortable with feminism, swipe left now. If you know what intersectionality is, 20 points to Gryffindor!

I'm originally from New England, and have spent time living in Japan, New York, and San Francisco, but Portland is the home I've chosen. I've been described as "driven." I'm a bit of a secret introvert; I'm not particularly shy but I need my at home time (and my alone time) to stay balanced. I'm good in crisis situations. When the zombie apocalypse comes, you will want me in your band of survivors.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been many things over the years, including a McDonald's cashier, barista, group home counselor, English as a Foreign Language teacher in Japan, literary agency assistant, and comic shop clerk, but for the last eight years I've been a professional writer and editor.
I’m really good at
Writing. Laughing. Reading insanely fast. Saying smart shit. Binge watching. Building fires. Changing my mind in the face of persuasive evidence. Thumb wars.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short, a little under 5'3, but people tend to think I'm taller. Also parts of my hair are dyed #FF0000. EDIT: Now it's pink
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Kill Bill 2, Mulholland Drive, Spirited Away, Terminator 2, Office Space.

TV: The Wire, Deadwood, Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Louie, Legend of Korra, Freaks and Geeks, Cowboy Bebop.

Books: Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, Duncan the Wonder Dog, Nickel and Dimed, Finder, Saga, Song of Ice and Fire.

Food: Breakfast/brunch, sushi and thai food are tops. Also diners. I'm a vegetarian and generally prefer the healthy foods, but life is short; eat a brownie.

Also: Video games, comics, surprises, hiking, general outdoorsy-ness. Concerts, art shows, dancing, reading, singing, new things.
The six things I could never do without
It's been my experience that when you think you can't live without something, you're probably wrong.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Metaphors, politics (when I can stand it), the internet (when I can stand it), privilege, the difference between fear and anxiety, etymology, word choice, polymaths, things I should have said, things I might say, remembering to breathe, what's coming next.

When I want to laugh but it's not appropriate, I think about dead puppies. When I want to cry but it's not appropriate, I think about select episodes of The Simpsons and that Youtube clip of the little kid who just learned how to ride a bike. Thumbs up for rock and roll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ZShmt19uQ
On a typical Friday night I am
I reject the premise of this question.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of my legs contains a fair amount of titanium, which I believe makes me a cyborg.
You should message me if
You're socially liberal, smart as hell, and know who you are. You like strong women but don't fetishize them. You know how to be both honest and kind, and your first reaction to challenging times isn't a cartoon dust cloud. You're open to the idea of meeting the right person now, not someday.

It also helps if you're a tall lanky dude since that describes about 90% of the people I've ever dated.
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