But in a good way. In a let’s-play-a-round-of-laser-tag-then-talk-Doctor Who way. Or a let’s-discuss-world-domination-schemes-at-a-used-bookstore way.
I read novels. For a living. Really.
I write. I wrote a novel. It's not exactly a New York Times bestseller, but some kid in New Zealand likes it, and that's good enough for me!
(. . . Though it could be both. Yes? Please?)
Every Sunday, I join with my fellow writer friends for a few hours of devoted creation. This has emerged as one of the greatest and happiest things I've ever done, and my writer friends mean the world to me.
As do songs. And the zombie musical I've been working on. And the debut EP I'm recording.
I have an addiction to used CDs and a general passion for music that borders on the religious.
I have a deep love of Spider-Man and an affection for comics that borders on the absurd.
I could give a very detailed lecture on cryptozoology, and have, and I can break down everything right and wrong with whatever movie we just saw, but only if you want me to.
As Meyers-Briggs seems to be back in style, I will add that I am INTJ, completely.
I have “screenplay by” aspirations and very good intentions. I have a small and glorious circle of delightfully oddball friends, for whom I would do pretty much anything. I am eccentric and awkward, and most importantly really, really comfortable with who I am.
My best friend Elizabeth contributes the following:
"your weird is fun but your composure and how you care about other people and the way that you have of being both logical and understanding is amazing. So find some way to go with that."
Today, work included writing this sentence: "It feels very odd to focus on all these financial logistics when they’ve just been assigned to battle the forces of a mythical lich king."
I love my job.
Otherwise, writing and interacting with like-minded dorks. Venturing to occasional book signings in tiny bookstores with chubby bookstore cats. Freaking out the normies. The usual.
I'm gradually getting myself into H. P. Lovecraft. And the unread books on my bookshelf mock me.
Movies: Spider-Man 2, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Incredibles, The Shawshank Redemption, Magnolia, The Ten, dramedies of various sorts (Little Miss Sunshine), and the works of Larry Blamire (in particular Dark and Stormy Night). I am also a bad movie connoisseur. If you know what Zardoz is and have experienced its horrors, write me. Ooh, and Birdemic. My god, Birdemic.
Shows: I will forever be a devotee of Lost. I love The Walking Dead. I have gotten deeply into Doctor Who. Kind of in awe of Breaking Bad. Whedon stuff. Most of the rest, I'm kind of ignoring right now.
But if you know what "Porcupine Racetrack" is, we should probably be friends.
Music: Billy Joel! Also, Neil Finn, Crowded House, Elton John, Phil Collins, Genesis, Mike and the Mechanics, Justin Currie, Jellyfish, Don Henley, the Eagles, Michael Penn, Bic Runga, Sting, Julian Lennon, Toto, Emitt Rhodes, etc.
Food: Whatever doesn't kill me.
Why is mayonnaise the only food that needs to define itself as "real," and ketchup the only food that needs to define itself as "fancy"?
And for that matter, why are animal crackers actually cookies? I think if we knew the answer to that, we'd understand a lot more about the world we live in.
Okay, actual answer here. I worry sometimes that being as upfront as I am about all things offbeat turns away those who would in fact sync up with me very very well. But I don't know any other way to be but honest, and I've never much subscribed to the idea of luring someone in with the pretense of normalcy, then crying out, "Ah-hah! COMICS!"
So I am me because I can be nothing else, waltzing as the world calls out for quarter time.
Strangeness welcome. Strangeness *required*. I work well with those who see the world through skewed eyes, and approach it with a manic enthusiasm. All eccentricities considered, I do take this seriously.
I'm looking for a great conversation and someone with whom I may click. Maybe it happens, maybe it doesn't, but if we don't try, we will never find out.