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My self-summary
I'm a slacker poet, with big dreams and weak will. I know what I want but have no idea how to get it, I'll try anything twice, and "normal" is not a compliment to me. Also, sometimes I don't actually know what I want. I believe it's so important to be able to geeker, that is, get really excited about something of no consequence to the general populace, like the Buffy musical, or a song from a video game, or a Spiderman t-shirt, or a Jack Skellington watch, or Sean Connery, or whatever. This applies to pretty much any fandom - even hardcore sportsfans are total geeks (when it comes to sports). I hate spoilers. I love language. I tend to either overthink things until I feel like curling up in the fetal position, or jump into things with no forethought. I can be stubborn, but I'm usually easygoing about most things. I'm completely unfeminine, without really being masculine at all. I have horrible handwriting, comfortable shoes, and little to no interest in sports, fashion, makeup, most celebrities, or the colour pink. Take it or leave it.

I am affectionate, geeky, and *wicked grin*
What I’m doing with my life
studying English, trying to get into something, anything creative, be it novels or poetry or movies or radio or music, as long as I can get out there and be appreciated for me. I could be perfectly happy working at a video store or bookstore for the rest of my life, as long as I have time for creativity in there somewhere.
Just spent over a year in Vancouver working at a little publishing place, because Windsor beat out St. John's for Unemployment Capital of Canada months before the recession even officially started. As of August 18, back to Windsor to finish off my dang ol' degree.
I’m really good at
singing, reading, writing, music, going geeker, spending money, debating, thinking, games, wordplay, rationalizing, procrastinating, collecting, falling in love...but not so good at getting out of it again. D'yarr. Also I've been told I'm a master of the sensual arts, but they might've just been trying to get back in my pants =P.
The first things people usually notice about me
my glasses, my nerdshirt of the day, whatever I happen to be saying (loudly) at the time. Oh, and I recently got a haircut (my first since I was five!) and then got a friend to dye it for me, so the purple-streaked mod mop mullet might draw some attention.
(EDIT: The mod mop mullet is now more than a year old, so it's just kinda slightly-more-textured than it was before. Am hoping to find someone who can recreate it?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a)Anything by Neil Gaiman, Tanya Huff, Robert J. Sawyer, Spider Robinson, the Wrinkle in Time books, Cynthia Voigt's series that starts with Jackaroo, the alternate-history stuff of Harry Turtledove, my Dictionary of Euphemisms and other lexicons, the Hannibal Lecter series, mythology, fantasy, science fiction, po-mo/absurdist-type stuff (think White Noise, Girlfriend in a Coma, anything by Vonnegut or Pahlaniuk), plus god knows how many more. I will read pretty much anything put in my hands.

b) Independent/foreign movies, Donnie Darko, musicals, Tank Girl, DEBS, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Bond movies, sci fi/fantasy, anything with the supernatural doing awesome things and/or superheroes, movies that play with narrative and audience expectations (such as Lady in the Water, The Prestige, The Fountain, The Photographer, Stranger than Fiction, Memento, etc) plus all my TV DVDs and anime. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is, in some ways, my ideal movie. I also have a semi-secret weakness for happy endings, so even if it's not terribly quirky or gay or indie or anything, there are a few 'mainstream' teen movies and romantic comedies that I really enjoy.

c) most anything, but especially quirky music, such as Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Moxy Fruvous, One Ring Zero, Motion City Soundtrack, plus instrumental stuff, celtic (especially Great Big Sea!), punk/ska, alternative, musicals...I adore creative covers, or even less creative covers that still manage to maintain the fun or spirit of the original. Really, I judge on a song-by-song basis, but a general guideline towards what I will like: i) Singing which actually has notes and is intelligible ii) Piano iii) Strings (by which I mean violin/viola/cello, though acoustic guitar has its charms as well) iv) Interesting/exciting percussion v) Thoughtful or clever lyrics vi) Harmonies vii) A sense of humour. Of course, not every song or band I like provides all of these things, but the more the better. For example, the Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer, which I love, usually satisfy my itches for at least five of the above seven, and some tracks probably have all seven. I haven't heard every song by them yet.

Yes I know you really didn't need that much explanation of my musical tastes.

No I don't care. I talk about things other than music, I think about things other than music, and I judge people on things other than music, but I like to make myself clear when I can.

d) I'll try anything, and if I'm not paying/cooking I'm really not picky, but some of my favourite foods are chinese, mexican, indian, shawarma, seafood, and pub fare (honey roasted peanuts, nachos, wings, fish and chips, perogies, burgers, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, loaded potato skins...) I'm hungry again... I love meat. I don't much mind if you're a vegetarian, as long as it's understood that I freaking LOVE meat, and will be waxing enthusiastic on the subject on many occasions. Also, I kinda suck at the whole politically-correct thing,'ve been warned!

e) Lots of people are making a seperate category for TV shows, and while I'm not one to follow the crowd, I /am/ one to love TV shows. Especially: Being Erica, Dollhouse, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Dead Like Me, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Invader Zim, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Venture Brothers, Dark Angel, Clone High, Grey's Anatomy, Young Justice...Uhm, I could keep going. The sad part is most of these I have basically never seen actually on television, because DVDs (and captions!!) rock my socks.
The six things I could never do without
a computer, pen and paper, food, dvd player and my collection, my lexicons, my geeky paraphernalia
I spend a lot of time thinking about
honestly? Girls. Sapphistry is pretty much the greatest thing ever, in my opinion. Nothing against guys, they just aren't really part of my romantic idealism, though if I was allowed to marry more than one person, Seth Green might be one of them >_>. Um, besides that, I like to play with language/words, so I spend a lot of time putting words together in different ways, or thinking about some of my own projects. Oh, and I like to joke about cannibalism a lot. Seriously dude. How are so many people starving, and in parts of the world where babies are so plentiful?
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out, watching movies, online, and/or playing video games. WOOOOO!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can probably be talked into almost anything, if you're a smart, pretty girl. Heck, two of the above might even do ya, on occasion.
You should message me if
you know and appreciate what it is to quibble, you think nerds are sexy, you are at least tolerant of musicals, you like to cuddle, you can laugh at a good off-colour joke once in a while (and still be aware of why it's terrible)