Samdalwood
24 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm loud, but apparently I'm funny and interesting and stuff, so it balances out? Also, I'm INFJ according to the Briggs-Myers thing, so make of that what you will.
What I’m doing with my life
Born in the Bay Area, went to Reed College in Portland for English, came back to the Bay Area to write stuff, and now back in Portland to write other stuff. Wouldn't have it any other way.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at writing, at least if I care about what I'm writing about. And if I have time to edit. And like four other qualifiers.
Also I'm pretty good at listening! And climbing things. Not really related skills though...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very enthusiastic and I talk a lot! Usually about weird things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just FYI, all of these categories are hopelessly incomplete. WHY DO I LIKE SO MANY THINGS

Books:
Frankenstein
Classic sci-fi (Heinlein, Niven, Pournelle, Asimov, etc) with a particular focus on Forever War and Lord of Light
Going After Cacciato
Lord of the Rings
Princess Bride
A Song of Ice and Fire, though it's VERY love/hate at this point
Anything by Terry Pratchett, David Sedaris, or Dave Barry
Douglas Adams
Harry Potter
The Magicians

Movies:
Princess Bride
Goodfellas
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars, especially the originals and the new one!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Pacific Rim
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Anything by Pixar (except Cars) or Hayao Miyazaki
Mulan
Tarzan
Lion King actually most disney things, come to think of it.
Casablanca
The Room
Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Birdemic II: The Resurrection

Shows:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report
Bob's Burgers
Adventure Time
Stephen Universe
Gravity Falls
Doctor Who, with an emphasis on the pre-Moffat era
Sherlock
Game of Thrones, but essentially hate-watching at this point
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Food:
Pasta (basically any kind)
Tapas
Sandwiches
Basically anything as long as it's not dripping with grease or made out of peat moss, I'm not picky
The six things I could never do without
1. Everything needed to sustain life and comfort on its most basic, elementary level. C'mon gang let's not be jerks and count air and food and shelter and whatnot as different things
2. Some sort of internet gizmo--I like keeping up with news, getting preemptively excited or angry about movies, and communicating with distant friends. Also, like, society basically requires the internet at this point.
3. Books! Lots of books. I'd like to be surrounded by a good amount of sci-fi, humor, and fantasy at all times, with a nice mix of classics I've already read and newer releases I have yet to dig into
4. Video games, movies, and other entertainment for when I just want to veg out, which is more than I would like to admit
5. Money for all of this stuff, especially video games as they are, like, ludicrously expensive :(
6. Oh man, you ready for the kicker? Someone to share it all with.
BLAM NAILED IT THE MESSAGES WILL FALL LIKE RAIN
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stuff? It depends. Story ideas bounce around a lot, but also work I have to do, long-term projects I need to plan for, basic responsibilities, my general direction in life, and other existentially haunting but basically omnipresent aspects of adulthood and maturity. Also nerdy garbage that I love :D
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out, either with friends or by myself, in a comfortable location (local restaurant, home, etc,) or casually exploring. Not the biggest club-goer/drink-drinker, sorry
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes my goofy demeanor and happy-go-lucky attitude is hiding genuine nervousness and anxiety. Not usually, though. Ugh jeez I apologize for how pretentious that was.
You should message me if
If I seem interesting, if you're bored, or if you know the proper circumstances in which one should utilize Bonetti's Defense.

You should NOT message me if you're anti-feminist, transphobic, homophobic, or racist, but hopefully the invisible robots that keep this thing moving will be smart enough to keep us far apart anyway.
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