Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a queer student/shop-girl/general arts-and-crafty person. I
like to make things: cookies, hats, quilts, paintings and drawings.
Please don't be offended if I seem to prefer books to you, I prefer
books to just about everything.
I am married to MinaMoogle
. We are polyamorous, but are
still in the early stages of opening our relationship and are
taking things slowly.
Just to clear up the shortcomings of OkCupid's drop-down boxes: I
am queer and pansexual, not bisexual or gay. "Bisexual" implies an
assumed gender binary, which excludes many interesting people who
exist outside of the double-bind male/female discourse of gender
politics. Personally, I have been just as attracted to genderqueer
and genderfluid-identified individuals as I have been to female or
male-identified individuals. I am trying out the "gay" label right
now, but that doesn't mean that I don't like people who are not
I am crafty, bookish, and irreverent
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I read and make things. Often these endeavours are interrupted by
work. I work at an arts and office supply store.
Sometimes, I am an undergraduate student at the University of
Toronto, studying English Literature, Sexual Diversity Studies and
I play a lot of pen and paper roleplaying games with awesome
people. I also enjoy a good board game on occassion. Sometimes I
play World of Warcraft.
I spend most of my free time knitting, reading and listening to CBC
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Analysing the narrative structure of contemporary Canadian
Literature, knitting scarves and pointing out your faulty reasoning
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The trouble with questions like this is that polite (read: decently
well adjusted) people do not go around blurting out the first thing
they notice about you. They say things like "hello" and "it's very
nice to meet you" instead of "Wow, you have huge front
When I have my hair brightly coloured I am often complimented on
it. And creepy middle-aged men who talk to me while I'm waiting at
the streetcar stop often tell me that I have a nice smile and
pretty eyes. These men are likely not the best cross-section of
what the average person would first notice about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
While I don't believe that reading a list of preferences gives you
a deeper understanding of a person, they can be good talking
points; so here is a list of stuff I like:
Books: The Oxford English Dictionary; Larry's Party - Carol
Shields; Life of Pi - Yann Martel; Tess of the d'Urbervilles -
Thomas Hardy; Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones; Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis
Carroll; The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka; Children's and Household
Tales - The Grimm Brothers; Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert;
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte; A Patchwork Planet - Anne Tyler;
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami; Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling;
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller; Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut; As I
Lay Dying - William Faulkner; Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden; A
Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews; The Gashleycrumb Tinies -
Plays: Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett; The Homecoming - Harold
Pinter; No Exit - Jean-Paul Sartre; A Man for All Seasons - Robert
Bolt; Antigone - Sophocles; The Merchant of Venice - William
Movies: The Apartment (1960), The Hobbit (1977), Labyrinth (1986),
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Pretty in Pink (1985),
The Trouble with Harry (1955), Edward Scissorhands (1990),
Interview with the Vampire (1994), My Fair Lady (1964), The Usual
Suspects (1995), Scrooge (1951), The Breakfast Club (1985), 12
Angry Men (1957)
Television Shows: The X-Files, Doctor Who, Firefly, The National
with Peter Mansbridge, The Hour, Clone High
Radio Shows: Definitely Not the Opera, Here and Now, Spark
Music: Tom Waits, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
Radiohead, Bauhaus, The Sex Pistols and The Beatles
Food: Curry, muffins, diet coke.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
4. My glasses
5. Public transit
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Art. Literature. Politics. The ongoing social troubles in our
world. Gender and Sexuality. Games. Sentence fragments. The next
tattoo I want when I have some extra money.
I am currently really interested in racial identity development,
both theoretically as well as my own racial identity.
I also think about yarn a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Suspending disbelief about the nature of the universe while playing
games with friends or watching movies with my wife.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am not a good speller. I have learned to spell tolerably by rote
memorization, but it does not come naturally to me. Really
excellent spelling is a wonderful ability of the memory that my
brain seems to lack. So yes, I read and write compulsively, and I
can answer many grammar debates, but do not expect me to spell
“manoeuvrability” without consulting my OED.
I am a private person, so the spelling thing is the most private
thing I will admit to total strangers reading my OkCupid profile.
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