I love to learn, particularly about folklore, language, art, and instruments. Though I generally function on a more logical level, my interests tend to focus more on humanities than sciences. I value the English language, in all its grammatical wonder, and one day hope to read the entirety of an unabridged dictionary. My sense of humor varies from dry and sarcastic to vulgar and outlandish, yet most would describe me as entertaining despite, or because of, my blunt nature.
Due to my schedule and general disinterest in the bar scene, I have chosen to join OkC. I would like to get to know people who are equally excited by knowledge, have a decent sense of humor, and can snuggle with the best of them. I appreciate those who embrace their quirks, align success with happiness, and manage to have some semblance of stability (mental, physical, and financial) in their lives. Those who have passion, and a desire to explore (even from the safety of their own homes) are refreshing.
My life is often a conflict of interests, personality traits, and general disorder, but good things can be born from chaos, though those are two different kinds of chaos (I'm a folklore nut).
I'm also fabulous at embarrassing people, having no shame, and speaking louder than I realize.
Books: Jane Eyre, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Graveyard Book, Postmortal, coloring books.
Movies: Dot the i, Dirty Dancing, Amelie, The Baxter, Brick, The Fifth Element, The Orphanage, Nosferatu, Wallace and Gromit, Death at a Funeral (the original British version).
Shows: Doctor Who, Poirot, Sherlock, The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, Modern Family, Masterpiece Mystery!, Dexter, American Horror Story, Frasier, Jekyll.
Music: Amanda Palmer/The Dresden Dolls, Jason Webley, Placebo, Tori Amos, Hall and Oates, The New Pornographers, Zoe Keating, Fever Ray, Modest Mouse, Dredg, Alkaline Trio, Klaus Nomi.
Food: New Haven pizza, Smartfood white cheddar popcorn, pineapple, pomegranate, cantaloupe, cookie dough, milk, salt, peanut satay, bacon, french toast.
Artists: Bosch, Edward Gorey, Andy Goldsworthy, Andres Serrano, LaVonne Sallee.
2) Art supplies. Also plural. I'm cheating. I know.
3) The internet and a method by which to access it.
4) An unabridged English dictionary.
5) The basics: food, water, shelter, air.
6) An endless supply of Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn. Not kidding.
I do feel obligated to share something, so here it goes. A film I made when I was 11 was in a film festival. I'm still so embarrassed that, should I ever view it again, I will plug my ears through the entire 60 seconds of torture, just as I have done every other time. I'm only more embarrassed by the fact that some people "in the industry" speak to me as an equal. Really, I'm not.
It seems that my profile did not make it abundantly clear how important the English language is to me. If you are incapable of spelling properly, or making use of spell check, we have nothing to discuss. A basic grasp of grammar is also required for a response.
Finally, I will likely mock and insult you if you cannot follow my previous requests. They're simple requests, yet rarely fulfilled. I hope my blunt presentation doesn't deter those I'd enjoy hearing from; however, I have grown tired of messages that completely waste my time.