34 Seoul, South Korea
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My self-summary
I'm currently teaching English in South Korea. Where else can a girl buy a pet hedgehog from a supermarket or get a Junebug cocktail in a bag for around £1:50?

I'm a pretty easy-going person. I used to be a bit shy and quiet, but you can't really be either when you're a teacher or living in a foreign country by yourself so I guess I've metamorphosed into someone very independent who likes getting to know new people and chatting about common interests.

I am romantically drawn towards women, but am completely asexual*. I've learned it's best to be upfront about this from the start, even though I am primarily interested in making friends right now.

* Okay, this seems to require clarification. Asexuality covers a wide spectrum but, for me, it means I am completely uninterested in sex of any kind with anyone.
What I’m doing with my life
Help, I have fallen into ESL teaching and can't seem to find my way out again! Cocktails and hedgehogs: I'm a girl of simple needs. In all seriousness, I'll probably do this for a couple more years and then, hopefully, go back to studying after a long hiatus. I'm willing to see where life takes me though - planning never seems to do me much good!

When I'm not teaching or heroically resisting the urge to buy hedgehogs from supermarkets I like writing, watching movies, sitting in parks after the sun has gone down, and geeking out over Les Miserables in all its various incarnations. Did you know there's an animated Japanese version of Les Miserables called Shoujo Cosette? It's pretty rad.

I've also recently started teaching myself German. Because that's the obvious thing to do when living in Korea. I'm finding it a lot of fun, even though I am embarrassingly terrible at gendered nouns and baffled by the million and one words for "you". I did recently learn that gloves are called "hand-shoes" though, which makes it all worth it.
I’m really good at
Geeking out over special features on DVDs. Making fajitas. Remembering people's names. Blowing up toasters and microwaves (two of each so far...). Talking to animals, especially dogs. Getting emotionally invested in fictional characters.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a tendency to get lost, so probably the fact that I'm frowning at random buildings with a confused look on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro), In the Lake of the Woods (Tim O'Brien), Strangers in Paradise (Terry Moore), Fred and Edie (Jill Dawson), Watership Down (Richard Adams), Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen), The Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker), The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins), Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), Les Miserables (Victor Hugo), The Raven Cycle (Maggie Stiefvater), various comic books.

Movies: Lord of the Rings, Aliens, Pan's Labyrinth, Blade Runner, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hanna, Sucker Punch, Les Miserables, Muppet's Christmas Carol, The Hobbit, Resident Evil series, Bandidas, Frida, Ice Age series, Pride and Prejudice, Jennifer's Body, Let the Right One In, The Hunger Games, The Hurt Locker, Captain America 1&2.

Shows: Father Ted, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Futurama, Animal Cops, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Golden Girls, Spaced, Attack on Titan, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Leverage, Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Music: Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Sugababes, Laura Marling, Taylor Swift (I can hear you judging me from here...), Bjork, Basement Jaxx, Rihanna, M.I.A, Kate Bush, Britney Spears, Dolly Parton, Grimes, Robyn, Lorde, Florence and the Machine.

Food: Scones, chocolate, pretty much any kind of fruit except tomatoes (the bastard step child of the fruit family), hummus, Mexican food... take me out for a good burrito and guacamole and I'll be your friend for life.
The six things I could never do without
Friends (actual real people friends, not the old tv show - that can go to Hell)
My laptop
Notebook and pencil (shh, it counts as one thing)
Books - comic and otherwise.
Cosy socks
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What superpowers I would most like to have.
Fluffy dogs and how much sadder my life is for not having one.
Whether Jurassic Park could really happen.
Why the Black Widow doesn't have her own movie yet.
Feminism and how inequality in our society is reflected by the media.
Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers and how unreasonably terrible their lives are. Dammit, Marvel!
On a typical Friday night I am
Generally recovering from a week at work! This means either catching up on my reading or going for a quiet drink and deciding what shape the weekend is going to take.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
You live in South Korea and want to hang out and explore the area or just go grab a coffee and see a movie. I'm pretty laid back. Or if you live anywhere in the world and think we would have stuff to chat about.