I am Nicole or Nic, and I will also respond to Marri (psn/ffxiv). I am plant-based hippie gamer geek. My best friend states that I give 120% of myself in everything I do. I am 420 friendly, but I do not partake at the present. I have not found my place in this world yet, but I am seeking it. I've also been described as endearingly socially awkward by my friends and they supposedly love me for it.
I have spent the past couple of years really working on self discovery, self awareness, and my confidence. In that process, I have learned that I am a panromantic gray-a genderfluid queer being.
I am a feminist, but hear me out! I'm not what I've seen others describe as a "Feminazi" in that I don't hate all men, and I don't want to have more rights than them. I stand for equality and love - and suddenly I'm hearing the Sailor Moon speech in Japanese in my head "Ai to seigi no seera fuku bishoujo senshi, Sera Muun (Sailor Moon)! Tsuki ni kawatte oshioki yo!" Good lord, see what I mean about awkward and geeky?
Honestly, I'm not looking for someone to "complete me" here; I'd like friends and a partner that compliment me and my lifestyle.
I need to say that while I have become more self aware, more content with myself, that I have also had some health issues crop up in the last year. I found out about a year and a half ago that I have a low functioning thyroid and pcos, and I want to put it out there that both of those things have caused me to gain weight. I have been able to lose about 30 pounds of the weight I've gained, but it's taking forever. Oh well, at least I know it'll eventually go away and hopefully stay away.
"I have to return some video tapes."
I sell Jamberry and love it. With the health issues I struggle with and fight, I'm often very tired and doing this allows me to work from home. I'm trying to come up with the money to also sell LulaRoe but that will be a while.
I really love making jewelry and I hope to one day have an etsy shop and/or have my jewelry sold locally, wherever I move to. Though, preferably I'd like to have my own shop so I don't have to work for anyone. This is my secondary goal once I get out of Florida.
"Not all who wander are lost." Tolkien
~Trying to live cruelty free. >(^u^)<<br />~plant-based, raw til 4.
~Playing video games.
~Using my inner eye to see the future.
~Waiting for The Doctor.
~Saving to move to somewhere other than this soul sucking cesspool (out of Florida)
~Wishing that I had the money to get more tattoos
~aerobic walking, resistance bands, brazen ab challenge ;), swimming, light weight lifting, some cardio...
I have a blossoming interest in metaphysics, learning new languages, and cooking. So if someone can point me in the directions of some good beginner books to read on metaphysics, good programs for learning various languages (I've heard the pimsleur approach is good, correct me if I'm wrong), and some awesome plant-based, vegan, or raw vegan cookbooks or sites, I'd really appreciate it!
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it is attached to the rest of the world." John Muir (paraphrased, not original quote.)
"Hard is hard...There is no harder there is just hard. We need to stop ranking our hard against everyone else's hard to make us feel better or worse about our closets and just commiserate on the fact that we all have hard." Ash Beckham
"Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. it is life out of balance and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman that's confronted with it. We need equality kind of now." Joss Whedon
Sticking with the people I care about.
Telling people off; standing up for others, or sticking to what I believe in.
Being incredibly awkward. ;)
Reading through books that I enjoy fairly quickly. For example, I got the last Harry Potter book right at midnight (I was the 2nd person in line for this one hah) when it was released, was home by 12:15am, and finished it at 7am the same morning. Yes, I remember the details.
Nurturing and supporting my friends, being a shoulder to cry on or lending an ear when someone needs to talk.
[added by Elydthia]: And though she doubts herself, i think she is better than most of the individuals on this planet. Consider yourself lucky if you get to know her.
(probably my unnaturally bright green eyes)
That I have a very flat tone of voice and am not very expressive which leads people to believe I am constantly angry or sad. Resting bitch face.
Some piece of jewelry I'm wearing that I may or may not have made, but it'll likely be vintage either way. Possibly the amount of piercings in my ears or my spider bite. Maybe my lotus and unalome tattoo on my right arm? I'll be having Flower of Life pattern added around the unalome to help minimize the twisting it does when I move my arm :) my Harry Potter tattoo definitely gets noticed.
My scars. They don't define me, but they are not hard to miss.
a new friend: "I think you are a DELIGHT! I think you are one of the most genuine and real people I have met."
"You have witchcraft in your lips."
I was told that I generally resemble Eliza Dushku and Emily Deschenal. Strange, I don't really see it, but I am very flattered. I only hope to look as good as them one day. <3
Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind, Kim Harrison, Anne Rice - my goal of being acknowledge by her was recently reached, as well YAY, Anne McAffrey, Kelley Armstrong, Jacqueline Carey, and so many more.
'Do you remember when we first met?'
'I thought I had wandered into a dream.'
Sleepy Hollow(I love anything by Tim Burton), Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Illusionist, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I like scary movies, but prefer to watch them with someone. I LOVE movies about magic tricks: The Prestige, The Illusionist, Now You See Me....anyone have any others that I should watch? I love The Hobbit trilogy, Catching Fire, Doctor Who, and Sherlock so much that I could cry. If this kind of behavior or expression of feelings bothers you, you will not like me.
Dexter, Weeds, Star Trek, Merlin, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Eureka, Being Human(US version), Lost, True Blood, Firefly, Ghost Hunters, etc.
Watching: Sleepy Hollow season 2, Once Upon a Time season 4
Outlaw Star, The Big O, Sailor Moon, anything by Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli, Nana, Rosario + Vampire, Cowboy Bebop, Ah! My Goddess, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and many, many more.
Watching: Sailor Moon Crystal, Cardcaptor Sakura, Parasyte
I like The Beatles, Modest Mouse, Asian Kung Fu Generation, Oingo Boingo, Jack Johnson, Emilie Simon, Epik High, and MSI, for examples. A friend got me into Depeche Mode, cut copy, and various other bands that are too numerous to recall. Duran Duran has had my attention lately <3 I discovered that I like Aesthetic Perfection and a bit of combichrist lol, who would have thought?
Listening to: Nobuo Uematsu radio on Pandora
Final Fantasy, Kingdom hearts, Haunting Ground, Zelda, Alan Wake, Batman, Bioshock, Fable 3, the Fallout series, Gears of War 2, L4D2, Borderlands, and Viva Pinata are pretty entertaining. Some of them I still own and others have been traded in ;)
I have recently been reminded of my love for animal crossing.
DS - Kingdom Hearts Recoded
PC/ps4 - Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Ps/ps2 - Breath of Fire 3/Final Fantasy X ( I cannot get enough of this sound track; it's so unbelievably beautiful, to me.)
I went vegetarian again back in May of 2013. I love my homemade black bean and rice burgers, smoothies, salads, hummus, eggplant, veg. Indian/chinese/Thai dishes, rice cakes, chocolate, nut butters, fresh fruit, veggies sushi, chips (fries)...I started raw til 4/fruitarian just before Christmas 2014, and I have been plant-based/raw til 4 since. Don't worry, I won't jump on your back if you eat the things that I don't, just don't be rude and antagonistic about our dietary differences and we'll be good.
I drink massive amounts of tea. I usually drink about 36-48oz green tea a day, and sometimes flavoured herbal and black teas. Huge fan of chai tea! So if you can take me to a place that has amazing chai tea hot or iced, in whatever city I end up moving to, that'd be a great start. :D
Alcohol gets its own category:
I love Mimosas, sparkling sweet wines (made into slushies even), and craft beers.
∞Unfortunately: My phone
∞my dog :3
∞The Doctor, TARDIS, sonic screwdriver, and English accents
∞Patrick Stewart, George Takei, Joss Whedon, George Carlin, Ellen Degeneres, etc.
In case you don't get the point of my list:
My friends mean everything to me. Everything else is just nice to have.
Stars (In Spaaaace, not celebs, baka.) Though, the celebs that advocate for the same issues that I do are noteworthy, to me. Leonardo Di Caprio, Ian Somerhalder, Emma Watson, and the few that I mentioned in the previous section - that is why they're here/there because they have much farther reaching voices than I do (and much, much, much deeper pockets to support the causes dear to me).
I often wonder why we can't just live and let live. Why do we have push our religion, diets, and lifestyles on each other? Why do we have to try to deny each other things just because we may or may not like it? (think abortion, gay marriage, etc.)
When would be a good time to steal my mother's Equinox. I freaking love that vehicle! Ugh.
What dishes I really loved when I was eating meat that I can make vegan. I make a delicious black bean burger or portabella rangoons, for the record. ;) (even people that don't like mushrooms like the rangoons, just an fyi.) I make a mean green smoothie, too. <3
What the heck to actually do with my life; being stuck in Florida makes me feel like I'm in limbo.
playing video games.
playing more games.
Not a heck of a lot that involves being anywhere but in my own space.
Playing with my dog Taryn. She likes to play fetch, run around with me, and spring about like a deer... She's too cute. Seriously, I cannot handle her adorableness.
I can't sleep if it's thundering. No, it doesn't scare me, it just disrupts my sleeping or keeps me awake if I'm not already asleep.
11's good bye to Clara coupled with Amy's good bye has got to be the most devastating regen I've ever seen. I've cried for over an hour over this. Seriously heart broken and devastated by Matt Smith's Doctor's time ending. :'(
I wear black flat style crocs (not the huge, ugly original crocs) all the time because I have a messed up foot; everything else kills me to walk or stand in even for short periods of time. Apparently people have an issue with this and I am not sure why.
If what you're going to put in your message is something you could and actually would say to a woman's face in public without embarrassing her, making her incredibly uncomfortable, causing her to storm off, or potentially getting yourself slapped. Treat this like you're talking to a woman in whatever setting you find her in and she's in front of her friends. If you can't say it to my face and/or in front of my friends, I probably don't want to hear it! Since the boys on this site are clearly daft, I am referring to sexual comments and comments of a similar nature, or in regards to certain other things you might have noticed about me. Don't ask and don't make those comments unless invited to do so; it's just plain rude. If you can't approach me with some common sense and common decency then don't approach me at all! If you can't figure out if asking would make someone uncomfortable or not, it's better to just not ask!
You're not going to say any variation of, "Hey. What's up, beautiful?" I will not respond *nicely* to that. This goes for "Hey what's up" - again any variation of, and "hey", "hi", "hello" will all be met with a less than friendly response. You have been warned.
You read my questions and our answers actually truthfully matched up (I.e. You don't want kids or already have them, don't have rape fantasies, you don't think homosexuality is a sin, don't have a perverse sense of chivalry, don't think I'm obligated to keep my legs shaved, don't think that only men should be head of household, etc.) - essentially don't bother me if you think or feel anything of these things that I could end up construing as you attempting to be controlling of me; not interested in men that can't let a lady live how she wants to.