Poza
25Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Talkative nerd in search of people to make bad jokes with. I'm INFJ according to the Briggs-Myers thing, so make of that what you will.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing for fun and profit. Also getting more involved in activism because it turns out the world is kind of a garbage fire right now and it would be nice if it wasn't
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, it turns out I can cook! It's super weird who would have thought
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very enthusiastic and I talk a lot! Fortunately, I listen a lot too
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, but just the first one

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
The Lego movies

Shows:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report
Bob's Burgers
Adventure Time
Stephen Universe
Gravity Falls
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Yuri on Ice
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

Also I'm counting MBMBAM, Adventure Zone, Rose Buddies, Cool Games Inc, Monster Factory, and Car Boys because the McElroy brothers are too good to leave out

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
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 stuff, 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 often 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.

A lot about politics and history, especially lately. Balancing the need for hope and the very real power I have as an active participant in society with the crippling anxiety about so many factors being completely out of my control.

Wondering if Superman could open jars that people need help with without completely destroying them
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. Also, if you want to call senators or congresspeople and yell at them, I'm always up for helping out with that!

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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