I'm Kiwi. I never get used to trying to fit myself in these boxes; I keep missing things out and cutting off corners. I think I've about got it right now.
I love to laugh, giggle, chuckle, smile, whatever. I am not afraid to be silly; in the words of Maude from Harold and Maude (a favourite film of mine), "Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much."
I grew up in Massachusetts, went to the University of Reading in England and moved to Providence during the end of 2012. I'm still getting settled in, really. (I got my degree in Ecology & Conservation. I thought my procrastination days would end with studenthood, but I was wrong...)
I spend quite a bit of time plucking at my ukulele and faffing about on the Internet. Also hanging about with my many (11) housemates, who are also my friends, and the 8 cats/1 ferret/1 rabbit of the household.
I grew up an athlete but then went and broke myself (fractured hip) so now I'm not. I've had a bad hip since I was 14 and a hip replacement since I was 17. (My ceramic hip's name is Fluffy.) Now I tend to be an odd writer with assorted hobbies and interests that I can seldom name in one thought stream. I like to get outside whenever I'm able to and my hip allows it. Lately my hip has been pretty terrible and hasn't allowed me to do much at all, which frustrates me quite a bit.
My friend once told me I reminded her of a forest faerie or dryad. I love unicorns and fantastical things; my imagination has never faded. I'm a little strange, but a lot more than a little okay with that.
I identify as genderbendy/"girl-bendy"/genderqueer (sometimes different terms for different days) and I'm trying to slowly (on a budget) move my wardrobe more toward the masculine look I've been wanting. If you have bow-ties that you don't want, we should chat: I'm on an endless quest for bow-ties.
Sometimes I'm loud and silly and active; sometimes I'm quiet and soft and still. I love being both ways and somewhere in-between. People that can jump this pendulum life with me make me happy, but I'm equally pleased to join friends on either side. I try my darndest not to judge people and from what I'm told, I succeed.
(As far as dating/romance/relationships go, I'm poly-friendly. Many of my friends and favourite fictional relationships have been poly; I tend to dig it.)
These days I'm mostly looking for friends.