So, for those of you left.
I think I'm pretty freaking awesome, as shown by my saucy smile in this .gif here.
I am an intense person. I like talking about subjects I'm passionate about and I'm very extroverted. Ideally, I'm constantly moving and creating; if I sit still too long I start to slowly go insane (unless I have a good book in my hands). God help you if you see me drunk.
I like being goofy and ridiculous. Really, really ridiculous. The only way to get through life is to have a sense of humor. Enjoy the process, not the result.
I'm absolutely in love with all of these topics and will squee if you love to talk about them too: Dystopian films/novels, The Manhattan Project, any 20th century war but especially Vietnam, Henry VIII, Martial Arts of all kinds, Drawing, Space Westerns, German, Japanese, ASL, Anthropology, Corsets, Dubstep, Constitutional History, Politics, Economics, Costuming, the War of the Roses, cooking, baking, patterning, swing dance, and lindy hop.
I'm a political person. I volunteer. I enjoy raising awareness. If you don't like that then we won't get along.
"Find what you are most afraid of and go live there."
- Chuck Palahniuk
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
- Oscar Wilde
As far as fun activities I spend my time wandering to various Dallas bars, practicing Japanese, playing video/board games, playing volleyball terribly, volunteering to teach ESL, doing yoga or practicing pole dancing, coming up with new clothing designs, singing karaoke, and sewing, sewing, sewing. My people are from the internet.
Being the most unapologetic nerd you know. No, seriously, I had an argument with my boss the other day about whether or not the fell-beasts the Nazgul ride in the LotR breathe fire... which they don't. I definitely always challenge people to Harry Potter trivia contests and have yet to be beaten. I can debate ASOIaF theories for hours. Who does that?! I do, apparently.
Reading a book and then bothering everyone I know by talking about it constantly.
Being awake at 4:00 in the morning and going OH GOD WHY AM I AWAKE AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING.
Making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.*
- My Joan Holloway red hair.
- My inevitably awesome outfits, usually made by yours truly.
- I make strange noises and wiggle if I'm happy.
- my corgi, if I'm hauling her around. She's precious.
Books: Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Blink and anything else by Malcolm Gladwell, American Gods, Neverwhere, It, The Other Boleyn Girl (and any other historical fiction about Tudor England. A total bodice ripping guilty pleasure), Slaughterhouse-five and anything else by[Vonnegut, The Godfather, Watchmen, anything by Shel Silverstein, 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, The Things they Carried, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, The Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Rings, Invisible Monsters, The Crimson Petal and the White, anything by David Liss, Akira, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Giver, As I lay Dying, Good Omens, The Origin of Wealth, Clockwork Orange
Movies: Children of Men, The Prestige, Kingdom of Heaven, The Fountain, Oldboy, Moana, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, Star Wars, LotR, Across the Universe, Zoolander, Watchmen, The Last Unicorn, Frozen, Gangs of New York, Interview with a Vampire, Let the Right one In, Helter Skelter, Ever After, Saved!, Battle Royale, The Dark Knight, Snatch, Seven Samurai, Les Miserables, The Karate Kid, Tangled
T.V.: Silicon Valley, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, The Daily Show, Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Daria, Mad Men, and also lots of different anime shows, my favorites being Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven, Attack on Titan, and Samurai Champloo. And j-dramas like Hana Yori Dango. Yes, I am that nerdy. I also have a nostalgic weak spot for The Golden Girls; Bea Arthur could kick your ass and my ass combined.
Music: Anything but most especially dubstep. I have a deep, ridiculous obsession with almost all things bass-y.
Delicious Whomp: Bassnectar, Nero, Caspa, Rusko, Skream, Truth, Mt. Eden, Perverse, Blackmill, Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavillion, Excision
Electro: Daft Punk, Ladytron, Girl Talk, Aaron Jae, Skrux
Mellow: Thievery Corporation, Air, Zero 7, Japancakes, Imogen Heap, Phaeleh
Rap/Hip-hop/Whatev: Soul Position, Atmosphere, Blackalicious, RJD2, Gorillaz,
Rock: Pink Floyd, The Verve, The Flaming Lips, The Cure, Radiohead, Muse, Beck, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, The Jealous Sound, Oasis
Classics/Oldies: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, The Ink Spots, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Andrews Sisters
I have a total guilty pleasure for musicals. It's kind of dangerous. Phantom, Les Miz, Rent, Moulin Rouge, Sweeney Todd... love 'em.
I love almost all anime soundtracks. Yoko Kanno is all kinds of phenomenal. Also, really, really epic modern classical music. I love the instrumental soundtracks from The Dark Knight, Inception, and Watchmen. Phillip Glass is my sound hero.
I also listen to Mitch Hedberg so often I consider his voice music to my ears.
Food: Sushi. I could eat it every damn day and never get tired of it. Chips and queso. Spicy Indian, Thai, Korean BBQ. Cupcakes. I'm allergic to wheat flour so any time I get to have delicious gluten free baked goods I basically orgasm. I have a terrifying sweet tooth. I like to cook and love to bake.
Games (of course there's a section for this): Betrayal at House on the Hill, Catan, Machi Koro, Don't Starve, Portal
- exercise and movement of all kinds
- music to dance to
- my hands
- access to a sewing machine
- imagination and mental stimulation
- mind blowing sex
- delicious food
- My kitten Freyja/my pupper Splendid
Yeah, I know that's nine and not six. First world anarchy.
- Sewing and designing garments in my head through out the day
- What I would do if Harry Potter were real and I was a witch. Seriously, I'm constantly thinking about the spells I could perform.
- Lindy hop footwork
- The absurdity of life and humanity
- War and the way it affects people
- How fucking amazing airplanes are
- Sex in places other than a bed
- Astronomy and star gazing
- How much I miss New Zealand and plotting my way back there.
- How people from all over the world find my OkC profile. Seriously, person from China/Belgium/Norway/Australia, how the hell did you make your way to my profile? Also, all you hot people from New York City with high match percentages, stop dropping by my profile and making me long to move there! I can't afford that shit right now!
I have had issues with depression and anxiety. If you're against pharmacological solutions for these things, then move along.
I have been a stripper at various points in my life. Gotta make that sweet, sweet tuition money, baby.
You know how to spell and use proper grammar. Please, for the love of all things holy, don't write you as u. Don't mix up your and you're, or their, they're, and there. If you write like that I'm just going to delete your message.
You want a swing dance partner, or want to learn. I absolutely adore east coast swing and lindy hop and I'm looking for someone to practice with.
You enjoy debating about politics/economics/philosophy over good drinks for hours.
You are fluent in sarcasm.
You like to sing karaoke, or just sing (especially musicals) in general. Seriously, I need the Phantom to my Christine, the Roger to my Mimi, the Marius to my Eponine, the Christian to my Satine. Purely in a musical sense, of course, since all those tales are pretty damn tragic.
You actually got through this novel of a profile. Don't worry, I'll quiz you just to make sure.
You did *not* vote for Trump. Not budging on this one. I understand fiscal conservatism to an extent, but some things simply cannot be excused.
-- Okay guys, please stop messaging me if you don't live in Dallas, or aren't planning to move to/visit Dallas in the future. Sorry, but I'm not looking for a penpal. --
*(Yes, I know a parsec is a unit of distance.)