I grew up abroad and moved from country to country every few years. I've attended schools in a few different places until finally graduating high school in Thailand. After that I moved back to California for college, then Washington because people are nicer up here and it rains n'stuff.
I went through a few majors while I was in college, but I was indecisive about what I really wanted to do (journalism, writing, computer science), so I left and decided I'd go back once I absolutely knew what major to pursue and didn't feel so jaded about the education system.
I know that I get the most joy out of life by being creative and being with others, and I can safely admit that anxiety and self-criticism have kept me from being as social as I would like to be. I'm getting much better, though!
I've been told I'm fun, easy to talk to, and a good listener. I love rain and thunderstorms, and look forward to sitting next to a fireplace listening to jazz while reading a book during either of them when I'm an old man. Honestly, I'll probably be reading dumb stuff online instead when that actually happens, but the dream looks better without the laptop. In that dream I also have all my hair (so far so good!).
I occasionally write story/movie/video game outlines and I'd really like to try out voice acting but I don't really know where to begin. For now it's just singing in my car and streaming Street Fighter V.
I've been told I'm a good listener and give really good objective advice. I enjoy listening and helping people out, too...it's definitely the reason I tried my hand at psychology in school, and I've been told I could be a good therapist by many people.
I have a decent singing voice, though I only really use it in the car. I can't tell if I'd rather have a really clear voice like a swing/rat pack/crooner type of vocalist or if I'd like to be able to growl like the more heavy rock/metal stuff I listen to, so for now it's being okay at both.
Movies: Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Army of Darkness, Young Frankenstein, Clue, almost all the Godzillas, both Trons, Speed Racer, most of the Die Hards, most cheesy movies and some more serious movies, though I'm more likely to be in the mood to watch something funny than something serious.
Shows: Arrested Development, Community, Sherlock, MST3K, Breaking Bad, The Twilight Zone, most of the 90's WB cartoons like Batman and Freakazoid. I can't get into Game of Thrones. I tried watching the first episode recently and I lost interest halfway through.
Music: Lots of different stuff that isn't most country, pop, and rap.
Hard rock, heavy metal, classical, jazz, swing, techno, house, some dub step, orchestral movie soundtrack type stuff, video game soundtracks, 90's alternative, yacht rock, really weird experimental cacophonous stuff ("Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima" comes to mind)...I can appreciate or at least learn to eventually appreciate most music, but those are some of the genres I put on regularly.
Food: A really good homemade Macaroni and Cheese is awesome. Also Sushi, Pho and most curries, Massaman probably being my favorite. Really, the only thing I don't really look forward to is Chinese food. Lemon chicken is good, though.
-- Friends and Company. I love talking to people about most anything. Even talking with somebody who doesn't share my opinion is better than someone not willing to talk at all (as long as both parties are willing to listen).
-- A sense of humor. Mine can be a little bit dark, though I can tone it down if I need to.
-- Terrible weather. Deafening winds and thunderstorms, that kind of thing. Hail is a plus.
-- Sleep. It's a boring answer, but I like my sleep.
-- My rabbit Duster. He's a jerk sometimes, but I love him. When he decides to run around my room like a maniac it brings me out of any funk I could possibly be in.
I'm a pretty honest person, really. Just ask me what you want to know and I'll tell you.
If you decide not to message me, best of luck finding people on here and have a nice day!