okayweirdo
26 Fairfax, VA
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My self-summary
I'm Steven. I flounder in social situations, unless I don't think about it. I only have one filter so I say almost whatever I'm thinking. I curse like a sailor and have the skills to match. No seriously, I had a sailing license at one point.

I'm big into anti-oppression thanks to some friends who are movers and shakers. I'm working on understanding myself better, and that means understanding what assumptions I make. So don't address me by saying "guys". I'll call you out on it. That being said, please call me out on my own shit.

I become obsessed with things pretty easily, be it a fandom of some sort, an art style, a religion, or a spice. Current obsessions include magical realism, finding weird joints to crack, composting, beehives, making instruments (preferably out of antlers and bones). I can talk your ears off about opera and various vocal techniques. Just tell me when to stop. I will, I promise.

I also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It's not severe, but it's there nonetheless. Also, is not the abreviation GAD hilarious? I mean, come on. Hilarity. Right there.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm studying Massage, but when I graduate I plan on getting a music therapy license. I also teach music on the side.
I’m really good at
Touch. Making tea. Eating what I'm served. Being in groups where I don't understand the language being used.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I pull my hair or cover my face when I'm excited.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Anything by: Jacqueline Carey, Jamaica Kinkaid, Dr. Seuss, C.G. Jung, The Harry Potter series, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Books of note: A Small Place, Speaker for the Dead, The Book of Lost Things, The Sneeches.

Food: Pho (pronounced "fuh" and said with an upwards inflection) is an all time favorite. Ethiopian, Indian, or any other food that's appropriate to eat with your hands. I grew up eating homemade Mexican food (my step-mom's from Mexico) and it is my ultimate source of comfort. I recently started making mole and I strive to be the king of moles.

Music:
Serious Business Times:
I studied opera. I have an affinity for High Renaissance choral music, especially Gesualda. I love anything "art music" from the 20th century (seriously, I enjoy listening to John Cage, but George Crumb is off the fucking charts amazing). I was also part of a modern music ensemble. I write "music" for it on occasion. Sometimes I will make a door squeak over and over as I listen to the sound. No joke, this is what I do with almost all my spare time.

Non-Serious Business Time:
Oh, I also happen to like contemporary popular music too. I'm overly fond of weird sounding singer/songwriters like Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Joanna Newsom, and Fiona Apple. I like dubstep and dirty hipster music. I once studied Run DMC for a music class and found myself pleasantly surprised. Music doesn't have to be intellectually stimulating all the time, though: Ke$ha's Cannibal is my anthem.

Shows: the Dr. Whoniverse is the shit. I love Buffy, Archer, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Adventure Time, and other geeky fare. Guilty pleasures include: Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, Honey Boo Boo, Spongebob, and Teen Mom.
Don't hate; masturbate.

Also, one of my favorite webcomics just revealed that one of the characters is trans and I almost died of pure fankid overload. (I automatically love you if you know which webcomic I'm talking about.)
The six things I could never do without
Mountains.
Jars.
Sweaters.
My tea making kit.
Really good myths.
A good anatomy lecture.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Soil. Being a dinosaur. Acoustics. Vocal pedagogy. Folk music. What I want to do with my body when I die (donate all tissues, and those I cannot, I wish to send to the body farm). Constructal theory. Fairy tales. Salamanders and newts.
On a typical Friday night I am
Making tea. Possibly playing a trivia board game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm super bad at flirting. Super bad. When I try to flirt, I just end up being really pretentious. It's awful and I'm sorry.
You should message me if
It strikes your fancy. Seriously, I will try and have a converstation with you. About pretty much anything.
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