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My self-summary
I grew from an obnoxious but bookish kid into a slightly less obnoxious but much more bookish adult.
What I’m doing with my life
I've worked for almost a year now as an art director for a children's book publisher that mostly works with licensed characters, so I spend a lot of time arranging pictures of muppets learning to go potty. It's a good job and I like it a lot.

On the side I have a semi-active freelance career as an illustrator/designer. I professionally published my first graphic novel in July of 2015, and I'm working on the second. I also occasionally write things, and once I was even paid for it.

I sometimes volunteer at libraries and schools teaching kids to draw.

Don't let any of the above fool you into thinking I know what I'm doing. I'm pretty much making this up as I go.

I have a Marathon habit. I will probably inject it into conversation, and I apologize for that.
I’m really good at
Drawing, using twenty dollar words in five dollar conversation, and worrying just a little bit too much.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot when I first meet people, so it's probably whatever is in my teeth.

On the real, I can be very intense, I talk a lot, and I have a loud voice so I can sound like I'm shouting when I don't intend to. I am also very enthusiastic about things I care about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Good Omens, The Color Purple.

The Iron Giant.

Jessica Jones.

Gorillaz. The Kinks. Tool. Lately I've been binging 90's rap and hip-hop.

Pasta. Salmon. Not bananas. Bananas are gross. In the future when we're all eating bland nutrient paste to survive it will taste like bananas.

For the record, this thing doesn't ask about favorite comics, but if you aren't reading Saga right now you should know it's amazing. Also: Sex Criminals. And Persepolis.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to balance the work I love with the ever present need for money. Not very original, maybe, but tried and true.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm going to be real with you here- I don't remember how to go out anymore. It was never really my thing when I was young, and as I grew older there always seemed to be something more important to do on Friday nights.

Not that I'm an antisocial misanthrope. I'm just saying the best night out I've had in a long time involved hanging out with a bunch of free love hippies, and all we did was play D&D and drink pretentious craft beer. Make of that what you will.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You're probably much cooler than me. The bar isn't that high.

I know more Disney trivia than you do (see above.)
You should message me if
Let's do this differently. Here are some things I'd like do in company. If they sound good to you too, that's a good start.

1: Go do something strenuous and physical such as running or hiking for a day, and then go home, order italian, and watch cartoons.

2: Take swing dancing lessons. Or any dancing lessons. I will be very bad at it.

3: Make plans for a long backpacking trip. I did a lot of extending camping when I was a kid, and I really miss it.

4. Write a choose your own adventure text game together in a day. Seriously, I know how we can do that.

5. Go for a walk. I know it sounds corny, but when was the last time any of us just went for a walk?

Also the almighty algorithm has apparently deduced that I am 'less sauve.' Which, I mean. Yeah.
The two of us