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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.