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My self-summary
Let's update this. I think I'm pretty freaking awesome, as shown by my saucy smile in this .gif here.


I can be a fairly intense person. I can go off on random tangents about things and get a little too passionate about politics and philosophy. I can be too blunt and sometimes kill conversations with awkward, though I mean well. I love to discuss things. I can be extremely snarky and it tends to worsen with fatigue. I am far too sarcastic.

I can also be sort of hard to get to know at first, I've been told. If I like you and you are open with me I'll glom onto you like a barnacle of epic proportions. If you aren't that open with me, I might seem standoffish. Really, though, I'm just oblivious, or even shy (shocking!) I get lost in my own head occasionally. I have too much energy for my own good. 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).

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, Capoeira, Martial Arts of all kinds, Mushrooms (not of the psylocybin variety), 'Pataphysics, Drawing, Space Westerns, German, Japanese, Russian, ASL, Anthropology, Corsets, Dubstep, Constitutional History, Politics, Economics, Costuming, the War of the Roses, cooking, baking, patterning, swing dance, and lindy hop.

I feel that people these days are not happy enough for what they have. Being happy is as simple, and as difficult, as deciding to be happy and I've decided to be happy in life. It's a constant struggle, but a worthwhile one. I want to meet other people who are also happy. 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.

"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
What I’m doing with my life
Establishing myself as the badass fashion designer/model that I am. Networking like a boss. Getting into every fashion show or photo shoot that will have me. Doing freelance costume or fashion projects. Working a muggle job to supplement income.

As far as fun activities I spend much of my time dancing swing/lindy hop/charleston, wandering to various Dallas bars, doing yoga, practicing Japanese and ASL, playing volleyball terribly, coming up with new clothing designs, reteaching myself piano, singing karaoke, practicing photography, and sewing, sewing, sewing. My people are from the internet.
I’m really good at
drawing, sewing, dancing, smiling, laughing, hugging, designing, playing, singing, hooping, discussing, debating

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.*
The first things people usually notice about me
- I'm tall. I know this because people first meet me and inform me that, "wow, you're tall." It doesn't help that I often wear heels of the 4-6" variety.
- My Joan Holloway red hair.
- My inevitably awesome outfits, usually made by yours truly.
- I can be quiet at first until you mention some random thing I'm into/interested in and then I never shut up.
- I make strange noises and wiggle if I'm happy.

Seriously, I act like a hyper five year-old child. Watch out if I have a hula hoop in hand.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Blink and anything else by Malcolm Gladwell, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, Sacred Games, American Gods, Neverwhere, It, Helter Skelter, Harry Potter, Freakonomics, 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, Blindness, The Godfather, Watchmen, anything by Shel Silverstein, 1984, The Things they Carried, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, The Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Rings, Sex at Dawn, Invisible Monsters, Dispatches, Complexity, Moonwalking with Einstein, The Crimson Petal and the White, anything by David Liss, Akira, A thousand splendid suns, The Giver, As I lay Dying, Trigun, Good Omens, Song of Ice and Fire, The Origin of Wealth, Clockwork Orange

Movies: Children of Men, Kingdom of Heaven, The Fountain, City of God, Oldboy, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, Star Wars, LotR, Across the Universe, Princess Mononoke, Zoolander, Watchmen, The Last Unicorn, Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story, Gangs of New York, Interview with a Vampire, Let the Right one In, Helter Skelter, Ever After, Saved!, Battle Royale, The Dark Knight, Jarhead, Snatch, Sukiyaki Western Django, Seven Samurai, Les Miserables, The Karate Kid, Tangled, Frozen

T.V.: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, The Daily Show, Archer, Community, Flight of the Conchords, 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, An-Ten-Nae, Nero, Caspa, Rusko, Skream, Truth, Mt. Eden, Perverse, Blackmill, Glitch Mob, The Flying Skulls, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavillion, Excision, Tipper, Emalkay, Liquid Stranger, Sam Gray,

Electro: Daft Punk, Hybrid, Ladytron, Girl Talk, Gramatik, Aaron Jae, Caravan Palace, Goldfish, Parov Stelar

Mellow: Thievery Corporation, Air, Zero 7, Telefon Tel Aviv, Easy star all stars, Regina Spektor, Portishead, Kid Beyond, 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, Jimi Henderix, Beck, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, The Jealous Sound, The White Stripes, Oasis, Mumford and Sons, Coheed and Cambria, Tame Impala, Fitz and the Tantrums

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. I'm obsessed with orange juice and plain froyo. Cupcakes. I'm allergic to wheat flour so any time I get to have delicious gluten free baked goods, the best being cupcakes or cookies, then I basically have a foodgasm. I have a terrifying sweet tooth. I like to cook and love to bake.
Six things I could never do without
- interesting books
- 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

Yeah, I know that's nine and not six. First world anarchy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Psychology and behavioral economics

- 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

- Hmmm... can I hula hoop/swing dance here? Will it freak people out? Do I care? No.

- 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!
On a typical Friday night I am
Cutting your break lines. Wild card, bitches! YEEE-HAAAAWWWW!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I secretly use the D.E.N.N.I.S. system to seduce people.

I have five piercings and a tattoo on my back.

I'm much more awkward online than in real life. Reading body language and tone of voice is important to my interactions. I'm still awkward in real life though... just less so.

I might've made my profile so long and ridiculously detailed so that people can learn a lot about what kind of person I am from the get go, and hopefully skip the whole "messaging each other back and forth getting to know you" phase and move right on into the "I'd like to meet you" phase. Holy run on sentence, Batman.
You should message me if
You are a quirky nerd, addicted to movement and learning, incapable of sitting still either physically or mentally, who loves to kick ass and take names. My ideal physical type is a tall, slender guy with long, dark hair. However, I'm perfectly open to other types.

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 beers for hours. Though I'm gluten free, so god help me find a good beer I can actually drink.

You are fluent in sarcasm.

You like to dance (It bears repeating). You love to swing dance and dance to glitch, DnB, dubstep, and trap.

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.

-- 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. The only exception to this request is Austin, since I absolutely love visiting there and it's fairly close. --

-- Okay Poly People, I'm not looking to be a secondary right now. I have little free time, so I'm only looking for someone I can possibly develop a primary relationship with. Not to say I'm only looking for poly people. If you're already in an open relationship, however, then I'm basically not interested in anything other than friendship. --

*(Yes, I know a parsec is a unit of distance.)
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