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.
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.
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.
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.
Food: Mexican, scones, chocolate, pretty much any kind of fruit except tomatoes (the bastard step child of the fruit family), chicken.
Notebook and pencil (shh, it counts as one thing)
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!