I'm now in Madison! I love how much flatter this city is than Bloomington.
I am a feminist polygeek, which has two different (and true) interpretations. I'm a gamer, mostly table top, and a cook, mostly wonderful. I love to read, though since I am in grad school, I do less of that then I want. My sense of humor is sometimes obscure. I'm looking for people to go out with and to stay in with and to fill all the days with fun and laughter and late night discussions. I'm looking first for friends. If anything else comes of it? Awesome! But if not? New Friends!
Also, if you want to play a Parsley Game, I have at least one on hand all the time.
" And when things get tough, this is what you should do.
Make good art.
I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn't matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.
Make it on the good days too."
I am, and every will be, a geek. I love science and science fiction and fantasy, and all of the things. I like to explore new subjects and reexamine old ones. I try not to draw a line between work and play, and were I religious, all of life would be my prayer. Instead of the numinous, I I seek joy and light and laughter, both for my self and to share. I believe strongly that joy shared is joy multiplied and that sorrow shared is sorrow divided.
I love games. In fact I am in school right now studying them. I have a reasonably large collection of rpgs, board games, and video games. My room is full of bookshelves, and they spill over into the rest of my house.
I'm finding my feet here in Madison. Eventually I'll have pets again. Right now I'm missing my rats and puppy, but the rats are with a good family, and the puppy was only mine to borrow. I cook. I'm always working on either improving a recipe or finding a new one. I'm not a vegetarian, but I can cook like one as needed. I am particularly proud of my pizza and my asparagus chicken.
I'm both outgoing and a little shy. I love being with groups, but I am not always aware of all of the standard social cues, so I often sit back and watch new groups of people for a while so I can figure out what the local mores are.
I'm poly and kinky and a switch, all of which feed and are fed by my love of play and exploration. I am an active feminist, an aficionado of models of consent. I trust early and often and perhaps too much, but the alternative is too terrible to be considered. Trust and you might be betrayed. Don't trust and you betray yourself. I love words. I love talking. I love listening. I love conversations that stretch out into the early hours of the morning.