JoeyLast
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My self-summary
Firespinning & punning nerd. Kind of wandering after my marriage ended (amicably & mutual, just didn't work out). Looking to slowly find the world again... whether that means friends, conversationalists, adventure partners, or more.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in human services, running houses that give 24 hr care to folks with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, etc. It's not always glamorous, but it's work that MATTERS. I am proud to finally be doing something with my life that makes a noticeable difference in the world and helps folks who need it. Unfortunately, that also means my schedule can sometimes pull me away to have to put out fires (hopefully not literally) at work.

In my spare time I hula hoop, juggle, firespin, play boardgames, play RPGs, do crosswords, and make horrid puns. I also write trivia questions for a yearly fundraiser for an education group in Amherst.
I’m really good at
Listening, puns, writing, hula hooping, and caring for others. Could use some work on caring for myself, though.
The first things people usually notice about me
My corporeal reality.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (and the follow-ups). A lot of Nancy Kress' stuff, Allen Steele, Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, some Stephen King, all the HP stuff, and anything that makes me think. A good deal of fantasy, urban fantasy, and sci-fi, though other stuff sneaks in as appropriate. All of Jim Butcher's stuff is rad, too.

If we're talking comics/GNs, I read Saga, Autumnlands, some Marvel, Southern Cross, the Injustice DC line, and Morning Glories. I love Pride of Baghdad, We3, Watchmen, Kingdom Come, and of course Joe the Barbarian.

Top movies? Fight Club, Moulin Rouge, Amelie, It's a Wonderful Life, and I Heart Huckabees. Bottom on the list (i.e., the worst movie I've ever seen) has to be The Scorpion King, though The Fountain was a strong pretender to that throne.

TV is a luxury I don't often get on first broadcast, but I DVR or stream the stuff that's worth finding. I have enjoyed: BSG, Dr Who, ROME, Dexter, The Simpsons, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead, Orange Is The New Black, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Music: anything lyrically significant, though the radio's usu tuned to NPR. Also love 90s jams. Big fan of broadway shows, too... favorites include Hamilton, Les Mis, and Avenue Q. Oh, and anything in my karaoke range.

Food: I don't like hot spicy stuff, and I can't stand sea food, but the rest is fine. I'm a type 1 diabetic, so not so much with the ridiculous sugariness, either.
Six things I could never do without
Cleverness, words, laughter, communication, honesty, and... um... maybe points of ellipsis.

Actually, forget the last one, I think I'll go with community instead. I've tried living alone before, and I've been in places where I've been isolated from people for reasonably long periods of time... and it sucks. I can't stand it. I need meaningful discourse, and I need to be connected to other souls.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Puns, words, and cool linguistics stuff. Seriously, I could probably entertain myself for a good long while with little more than an old dictionary. I also do a fair amount of writing, so make-believe worlds take up a decent chunk of my time, too. Lots of roleplaying, also (mostly tabletop), though other games are not out of the question, either.
On a typical Friday night I am
often working. Second shift will do that to you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wish there were some Slytherin who weren't 100% evil, because I'd like to identify with more of them.
You should message me if
If you're a dinosaur. Ever since I was 10, I've thought dinosaurs were cool, so it'd be pretty awesome to get a message from a dinosaur.

Or if you're a firespinner, hooper, writer, roleplayer, dancer, punner, Simpsons fan, or any of the other things that might show that we have similar interests.
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