My photography has taken a bit of a slide as I dive into the world of small systems programming to make small and large scale blinky.
I am scattered, musical, and exploratative
My gender is listed as Man, though lately i've been feeling more like male-passing nonmasculine genderwhat(?). My gender identity, at least for myself, has become a lot more complicated over the last five years as I've spent more time dismantling and examining it.
I'm also working on expanding my out-of-work life,my music (lacking), my photography (a bit stalled), and building led based light art. Especially the latter.
Also trying to get back under the water, we're up to 3 dive trips a year, and my brain just wants more. It is the closest sensation to being weightless I've felt outside of dreaming.
Finally, i'm also still slowly working on exploring a more 'out' version of myself - trying a bit of a combination of slightly more forward, slightly more social, and slightly less shy. It's a slow process. (This has been here for nearly five years now, and it's still a slow process)
I have photography up on flickr.com/photos/focalintent and focalintentions.com - some of my lighting stuff is documented on waitingforbigo.com and fastled.io - and the rest of what i'm doing I keep offline these days.
Fiction: Recently read, and loved Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (and anxiously awaiting the 3rd), the Nexus trilogy, Binary Star
Currently reading Vermilion by Molly Tanzer, and up next is Station Eleven.
Nonfiction: Also been reading a bunch of non-fiction lately - things to open my mind and sometimes get me angry. Things like Unspeakable Things, Irritable Hearts, What Works for Women at Work and such
favorite movies: Mad Max Fury Road, 5th element, real genius, big fish, immortality, serenity, devil's backbone, I've surprisingly been a sucker for the marvel movies, especially Big Hero Six. Our household also often watches documentaries, some that I strongly recommend The House I Live In, How to Survive a Plague.
TV Shows: Right now, all about Penny Dreadful (unfh, can we have more Dorian Grey + Ethan Chandler, please please?), pleasently surprised by Daredevil, gut punched by The Wire and Treme. For exercise entertainment I'm working my way through Farscape finally (with brief jaunts off into Fringe. (Generally don't do broadcast tv/cable, instead, like many other folks I know these days, cherry pick shows to watch, but I try to keep the total number I'm actively watching at any given time fairly low)
favorite music: when it comes to styles, just about anything, though i seem to be favoring dubstep, electroswing, and harsy noisy industrial these days (with occasional spurts and forays into folk, amongst other things). For bands - the current favorites are coil, ilyaimy, shpongle, parov stelar, and more. I have ~13000 songs in my library, I suspect anyone could find something they like in there :)
My next light art project(s).
And yuliadoll and cherryShibari - they get a lot of my thoughts too, as well as other folks.
When will I be diving again?