DefineStrange
28 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
Just moved to Chicago (June 2016) so I'm mostly just trying to settle in to my new city!

I don't think it is possible to summarize myself (or anyone else). How do you distill an entire person into one paragraph? Besides, anyone can make themselves sound awesome on paper, right?

That being said, I am a total nerd. Full on, Dragon*Con-going, movie-obsessing, internet-dwelling nerd. If I have a spare moment, I'll be reading a book. I'm addicted to crossword puzzles. I am a casual video gamer. I crochet and cross stitch and I love making gifts for friends. Table top gaming is my jam.

I am shy until I get to know you. I love giving gifts. I cry at movies and books (a lot!), but almost never otherwise. I am smart and capable. I need outgoing, extroverted people around me to bring me out of my shell.
I’m really good at
Listening, writing essays, fighting and racing style video games, air hockey, forming connections with people, being awesome.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short! :D Also, I've often been told that my big, brown eyes are one of my best features.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh, dear. This could take a while!

Books: My favorite is probably Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I also love everything else written by those two authors. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Old Man's War by John Scalzi. I could keep going, but it would be boring. I'll read just about anything, but have a preference for sci-fi, dystopias, young adult literature, and quirky non-fiction.

Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Social Network, The Princess Bride, Boondock Saints, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 28 Days Later, Disney/Pixar movies, Sunshine, Velvet Goldmine, Pacific Rim, Ex Machina. Again, I could keep going.

Shows: Brooklyn Nine Nine, Bob's Burgers, Hannibal, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Parks & Rec, Community, Adventure Time, Firefly, Star Trek: TOS.

Music: I will listen to anything and everything. I will always love the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC, but my iPod also contains classical music, classic rock, 80's hair metal, Broadway musicals, 90's boybands, movie soundtracks, etc.

Sports! Baseball: my love. Giants and A's. Cubs. But basically, if there's a game on, I'll watch it. Hockey: Washington Capitals. Football (soccer): not as much as I used to, but Manchester United.

Comics: Saga, Sex Criminals, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Fraction's Hawkeye, Duggan's Deadpool, Brubaker's Winter Soldier, many others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Intersectional feminism. Racial inequality. Animals, and how I can pet them. Food. Baseball.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching baseball, reading, or catching up on TV.
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