Laurelwreathes
23 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
Clever, creative, caring, and complex. ENFJ 100%, and a stone-cold Scorpio. Queer as a three dollar biill with an A+ potty mouth.

I could rattle off several more tag lines about myself, but it boils down to: "I play nice with others, unless you're an asshole."

I'm an artist, so my apartment is only ever terrifyingly messy or neurotically clean, sleep is always optional, and I have a love-hate relationship with cigarettes. My practice is primarily drawing, painting, collage, crafting and accessory design, writing, and performance art. I graduated in the spring with my BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

I'm planning on staying at SAIC to pursue my Masters of Arts in Art Therapy, but I'm taking a gap year for self growth, field experience and volunteer hours, internships, getting into some gallery shows, writing a book, writing and performing my stand-up material, and all-around soul-searching. It's gonna be a wild and wonderful year.

Let's get rowdy, folks.
What I’m doing with my life
Oh, I do all kinds of mysterious stuff.

Look, I'm not /saying/ that I'm Batman.... I'm just saying that no one has ever seen me and Batman in the same room at the same time.
I’m really good at
Dismantling the patriarchy with a flawless manicure, getting the perfect amount of fucked up, being fashionable, communicating with people, breaking the law and getting away with it, talking to strangers/making an absurd amount of single-serving friends.

Also: everything else. Ever.

Also also: I give myself an A+ in watching netflix and napping.
The first things people usually notice about me
I get a lot of compliments from friendly, middle-aged black ladies about my hair/makeup/nails, so I guess that's a thing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Empress Orchid, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Atonement, The Bonesetter's Daughter, Crime and Punishment, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Expensive People, Zombie, An American Childhood, My Sister's Keeper, Speak, Dress Your Children in Corduroy and Denim, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Lolita, The Body in Pain, Angels In America, Touched with Fire, Blankets, Habibi, and SO many more. Guilty pleasures include Harry Potter etc. Sue me.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Silver Linings Playbook, Chicago, Zombieland, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (2011, Fincher), Moonrise Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Contagion, Scott Pilgrim VS the world, Planet of the Apes, both Star Trek reboots, The Other Boleyn Girl, Batman: The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Dead Poets Society, SLC Punk, Mean Girls, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Psycho, Little Children, Heavenly Creatures, Spring Breakers, Lolita, Inception, Finding Neverland, Donnie Darko, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, /most/ of the Harry Potter movies, anything Miyazaki, anything Fincher, anything Tarantino, anything Wes Anderson. Many more.

I've seen a lot of good TV, but I don't care enough to list it all. Typically, when people ask me what my favorite TV Show is, I respond with, "The 2009 Battlestar Galactica reboot," (which is always quickly followed up with, "but it's way better than any show called 'Battlestar Galactica' has any right to be"). If you are a fellow Battlestar enthusiast and want to geek out about it for hours, we will be friends.

Thai, Japanese, Greek, Italian, and anything with cheese, as cliche as that sounds, but there are just some things we cannot live without.

Music isn't even worth trying to type out. Like.... my fingers might break before I was done. Just ask me.
The six things I could never do without
opposable thumbs
high heels
drawing supplies
maps
Spotify premium
my tempurpedic mattress
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to undermine romanticized societal misconceptions about the "manic pixie dream girl" trope; whether or not 'i' comes before 'e' in the word I'm spelling; silently scheming on cute girls who have no idea I exist; telling myself to stop abusing semicolons so much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends, being young and hot and stupid in Chicago, or holed up in my in my studio working way too hard for a friday night. Join me either way. We'll have a party-party, or an art-party. Both involve plenty of drinking, so we're covered either way.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry every time I watch The Last Samurai. And I've watched that movie a lot.

One time I broke into a construction site when I was drunk at 2 AM in Florida.

Sometimes I get nervous on airplanes.

(So many bonus points if you just read that in John Mulaney's voice.)
You should message me if
You are not a douche canoe.
You want to dismantle the patriarchy together.
You want to smoke a cigar with me.
You can teach me how to play the BSG board game.
You won't judge my woeful incompetence with technology.
You are okay with the fact that sometimes I run 10-15 minutes behind schedule (a bad habit I've picked up from years of attending art school).
You are in general a kind, understanding, open-minded person with a thirst for adventure, finding your place in the world, and a yearning for personal growth and social progress.

Please note:

I don't respond to "heyyy your hot gurl," "wats up," or "hey im Kevin lets get drinks," so I wouldn't bother, Kevin.

Couples: stop asking if i'll have threesomes with you! That's not what pansexual means (it means I only want to have sex with pans, duh).
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